Monday, August 14, 2006

On The Street….Union Square Cafe , New York


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  1. stylethread

    August 14, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    in one of my former lives I was a prep cook. I always thought it was a matter of time before chef’s uniforms became a trend. I can see the coat more fitted (naru-like) over slim black and white checked pants… it’s a crisp combination. I like how this guy casually cuffed his pants – that’s about as stylish as you can get in a kitchen (besides a red scarf & chef hat).

  2. EMNH

    August 14, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    Speaking of culinary talents…I made my first ever batch of Champagne Truffles today…now if I could just replicate Payard’s Bounty Bar.

  3. Dana

    August 14, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    That brings me back to my culinary school days. I always liked those jackets.

  4. Eva

    August 15, 2006 at 3:10 am

    I also really do not like the haricut. He could look much better with an other hairstyle I think.

  5. Anonymous

    August 15, 2006 at 3:16 am

    He looks like a member of a New Wave band circa 1986, London… Great look!

  6. Anonymous

    August 15, 2006 at 5:08 am

    rolled up pants! I like it a lot especially with the length of the roll, the sock length and the shoes working together.

  7. ken

    August 15, 2006 at 5:41 am

    This is great, more London than New York, I think. It reminds me of a photo you took at the menswear shows in Milan (I think), of a guy in a white collarless shirt with very close-fitting navy blue slacks, that I thought was absolutely perfect and summer-y. Perhaps you could put the two photos together.

  8. kiarella

    August 15, 2006 at 8:05 am

    not bad the guy next to him with the turquoise bandana, good match!

  9. argos

    August 15, 2006 at 8:16 am

    a nice casual look for the back of the house but, I’d think those shoes would get rather dirty in the kitchen.

  10. Anonymous

    August 15, 2006 at 11:20 am

    I agree with Ken… very London and very cool.

  11. positively the same dame

    August 15, 2006 at 11:50 am

    i love this guy — he looks like a real character — the cuffs, the socks, the shoes, and the coif are all very fun-loving, with a dash of mischief to them. i think that perhaps his haircut wouldn’t work on any other color, but his is right for it.

  12. Patrick

    August 15, 2006 at 11:59 am

    No worries about getting them dirty. Those are white color of the rubber Crocs shoes. If he gets anything on them, he just runs them under a faucet.

    The chef coat definitely has a peculiar fancy plus working-class look to it. I could easily see a designer switch out the restaurant name embroidered on the chest for the brand name, tighten the fit on the jacket, and swap in military-style rounded buttons to make a great jacket piece.

  13. SwanDiamondRose

    August 15, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    they both look like jovial badasses with fashion attitude.

  14. iopine

    August 15, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    ooooohhhhhhhhhh yesssss.

  15. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 9:25 am

    I don’t get this one. He’s a cook, this is his uniform. What about this is so fetching? Are you taking photos of Fedex guys next? Hmmmm…

  16. The Sartorialist

    August 16, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    Anon 9:25am
    try looking at his hair!!

    The fact that he is in the exact same uniform as all the other guys and is still able to express a personal sense style through just his haircut is pretty cool. I should try and find this guy again and see if he feels that his hair style is reflective of his cooking style. I would imagine bright, intense, dramatic flavors. He is a Union Square Cafe which is one of the top spots in town so whatever he is doing must be working for him

  17. algebra help solve

    January 11, 2012 at 6:11 am

    i guess those jackets will soon become fashion trend

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