Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On the Street……Waiting for Summer, Paris

I was reviewing my archives yesterday to look for ideas on what I wanted to wear this Spring/Summer. I found this shot of my friend Garth wearing a brown cotton windbreaker, I love the shot and realized I hadn’t posted it last Summer (so here it is!).

I love the shape of the jacket, but even more I love the idea of wearing brown this Summer. That shade of brown against tanned skin, and layered with sun-faded shades of pink or purple or even orange could be very cool. I love when I can use my own photos in such a practical way.


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  1. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 10:08 am

    effortless and beautiful

  2. Mr Brown

    May 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

    It’s the brown, cornflower blue and reddy tanned skin that does it for me.

  3. Christine--RHP

    May 12, 2009 at 10:13 am



    May 12, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Garth is so well in brown but what a smille!!

  5. i_b_erin

    May 12, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I love brown year round, I have even started wearing it with white, and looks so fresh together!

  6. justbecausefashion

    May 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

    i am not sure about his style…

  7. FiL

    May 12, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Brown/Grey, Brown/Blue, Brown/White so nice and authentic colors…I like it


  8. ana

    May 12, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Super outfit!!!
    Great idea for the summer!!
    I will love to see my husband with a windbreaker like this one

  9. caroussel

    May 12, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I wish I had such a store of fashion conscious people to flick through when I was feeling uninspired.

    It’s like you have your own personal magazine.

    Browns are delicious in summer.


  10. AZM

    May 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I like the jacket too, the shape is “comfotably sexy”.
    I’m not s ‘brown’, don’t think it suits me much, but mixing it with pink, orange, purple, or blue (like in the photo) would look great.

  11. anna

    May 12, 2009 at 10:55 am

    i just have one word, impeccable style. love the shades.

  12. Jennifer G. Horn

    May 12, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Yes, I second on this hunch! …Particularly since I just unpacked summer clothes and realized I have three brown sundresses, all of which I adore!

  13. Jules

    May 12, 2009 at 10:58 am

    great idea! I love this!

  14. junglesiren

    May 12, 2009 at 11:00 am

    The word Fresh comes to mind.

    I love this look and you’re right Sart… this lovely jacket paired with a muted (or faded) color is beautiful.

    I dig his shades too.

  15. suzanne nelson

    May 12, 2009 at 11:02 am

    i like the windbreaker, especially with the watch, it gives it a smarter, ‘city’ feel. i love men in pink, pale purple or lavender (Hamish Bowles in a lavender jacket you posted last year i think??)and you’re right, those colours look great with a tan. Garth doesn’t need to worry about a tan, he has a wonderful smile instead!

  16. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 11:11 am

    It doesn’t hurt that Garth is pretty easy on the eye either!

  17. betsy and iya

    May 12, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I think the minimalist scarf is a great addition too. it’s a neutral pop…the color is subtle and the earth tones stand out.

  18. Brigitte and Serge

    May 12, 2009 at 11:49 am

    an ostrich ready to take flight.. ravishing!

    xoxo Brigitte & Serge

  19. Emily Rose

    May 12, 2009 at 11:50 am

    this photo is so cute.. he looks so happy! I’m with you on the brown for spring.. great options for pairing it with colors.


  20. Berry

    May 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I miss New York looks

  21. BB&HH

    May 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    We are back.
    Brand new blog.
    BB&HH 2.0.

    seeya =)

  22. thomas

    May 12, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    i can say that ive used your photos to inspire my personal design style. thank you.

    this is what i’ve learned:
    layers are good
    t-shirts work w/great jeans
    an old shoe is not a bad shoe as long as it has history
    confidence is key!

  23. Yana

    May 12, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Yes, brown is a great color – has a very (teddy-)bear cozy & trustworthy feeling to it :)

  24. Lucy (The Fashion Setter)

    May 12, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    You’re not the only one who uses your photos in a practical way… not at all!! Of course =)

  25. Dave

    May 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Love the look. Love the smile. A great example of the sort of person one sees on the street in Paris who inspires you quietly for weeks after. I only wish I could be bold enough to strike up a conversation with Garth if I ever ran into him on the rue.

  26. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Yes, super agree!!!! I love it!!!

  27. MaxW

    May 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Perfectly relaxed.

  28. Simon von Knobelsdorff

    May 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    i really don’t like it!

  29. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    that’s funny….you look through your photos for inspiration…..i look through your photos for inspiration as well…..i absolutely LOVE your photos and am always so excited to see your new shots…..

  30. hc

    May 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    smart that he kept all the internals a similar palette, allowing the focus on the accessories on jacket without being too cluttered.

  31. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    true, so true. brown is trust and comfort! so funny. but it works. he looks like a good man

  32. NVA

    May 12, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    thankx for the advices…
    i’ll try it out too.

  33. pretty kitty publishing

    May 12, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Funny that you should comment on brown. I just purchased a cettu hobo bag in brown for my summer trip … in addition, I took an older brown hobo to the leather repair store for some TLC … I am all about brown accessories for the summer … It is the reddish brown that I love best … come to think of it … my Gucci shades are reddish brown, too … I love brown … it is mellow and wholesome …(By the way, the word verification has created a new term that I would like to associate with the color brown: purfyine!)

  34. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Always been the biggest fan of brown and light blue…awsome!I’m SO copying his style tomorrow morning!

  35. princess glee

    May 12, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Sometimes my husband is clueless about how to dress himself. He's been affectionately referred to as a "rock & roll guido." Sometimes appropriate, sometimes not. I will suggest browns layered with sun-faded colors. I think he'd be agreeable with the colors, it's the layering that he may object to. He wants to be a better dresser. He's just not sure who to trust.

  36. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    So fresh! This color combination reminds me when I was a little girl, I loved to put my light blue tights with my very severe “velours cĂŽtelĂ©” brown skirt!

  37. Maria

    May 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    sometimes i get jealous of how simple it is for a guy to look good.. like right now!

  38. Matias Bouhet

    May 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    so classic, the brown is the perfection here, so I love the smart-smile he have. really good!

  39. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    anyone know what style/brand those pants are??

  40. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    oh i love, love, love

  41. marc

    May 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    LOVE this shot….modern & retro at the same time, perfect balance.

  42. The Voguette

    May 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    he looks great! i love brown in the summer as well. love his smile =D

    The Voguette

  43. Riley KĂŒcheran

    May 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    So effortless and chic, just great.

  44. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    where can i find a jacket like that!!

  45. noelakadjtambour

    May 12, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    chocolate browns, tanned skin, blue skies…definitely a great combination. alain delon and maurice ronet in plein soleil/purple noon, remember?

  46. mikr

    May 12, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    That jacket is a vintage McGregor “Drizzler” I’d recognize it anywhere – I have two, one a medium slatey blue and the other a rich oxbloody red. It’s cotton treated with “Cravenette” so says the label. They have a slight sheen and a smooth hand. “Washable, durable, water repellent”. I’ve had them for at least 15 years and they were clearly from the early 60s when I bought them in Seattle. I get compliments on them all the time – perfect Spring /Fall jacket.

  47. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Nice guy, shame about the jacket.

  48. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

    what brand/type of sunglasses?

  49. loyal again :)

    May 13, 2009 at 1:45 am

    fine work as always. and thank you thank you for the balance in commentary/photo alone for this photo and the few before it! whether i had anything to do with it or not, it made my day :)

  50. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 3:31 am

    its all about burnt sienna in the summertime.

  51. Duo

    May 13, 2009 at 4:18 am

    I would love to know the make of this windbreaker – or at least one like it. Definitely awesome.

  52. pixie

    May 13, 2009 at 6:12 am

    I love everything about this look. Its perfect. Great smile Garth!


  53. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 6:17 am

    he can leave the sunglasses and the watch that spoil his look

  54. Luna Supernova

    May 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

    aww he looks so happy!! genuine smiles are the best accessory ever ever ever.

  55. Ruth

    May 13, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Love the layering simple and smart

    Ruth @ Matches


  56. galit

    May 13, 2009 at 9:07 am

    This is my first comment here. But I' m précising to read the blog every morning & I actually wait for your' posts!

  57. miss sophie

    May 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

    i love his little knotted cotton scarf. such a great detail!

  58. Klumboy

    May 13, 2009 at 9:52 am

    This jacket is really beautiful , i love the match brown-blue


  59. Lazy P

    May 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    is that wes anderson sporting a new hair cut?

  60. joshylola

    May 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Waiting for the summer…all the year.Nice picture

  61. sonderangerbot

    May 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    like this look, all but the glasses. think I need to get a jacket like this, could see myself wearing it almost as well… if anyone got any pointers as to where I could find one, it’d be much appreciated!

  62. Andrew

    May 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I really want to know what shoes he’s wearing. :-)

  63. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Garth’s style is always GREAT!!! Shoot him more please, Sart.

  64. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

    just wear what you want, jeez get over yourself, just throw something on, it usually looks better than planning every detail…

  65. patchoulistink

    May 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    xiu xiu’s long lost twin icu

  66. Un Monito

    May 19, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Garth is so happy – Wicked sun-kissed style – Rock it, if you got it!

  67. Ji-Hyung

    July 28, 2009 at 6:17 am

    i really like to get that windbreaker.
    so anyone knows what can i fine that one?? i really want to know.

  68. David

    December 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Well, Just love the trousers and the little foulard and watch.

    Well done Garth.

    Loved as well the color discription of yours, shuch a sensibility!

    [email protected]

  69. Phillip

    November 8, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Wow Garth second time i see you round the world… Great outfit,you must get your fashion sense from your home country South Africa.

  70. Gwang Young Frank Park

    January 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

    It’s my first time at your blog.
    I’m expecitng your blog to give me an inspiration to my fashion.

    Anyway, it looks great

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