Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Something in the Water?


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  1. A la Femme

    July 15, 2008 at 9:28 am

    They do say immitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Just maybe he became intrigued by your style and decided to try it, it is almost exactly the same. Just keep in mind that, just like in the movies, the originals are always better!!

  2. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 10:13 am

    The best imitation improves on the original, as is the case here.

  3. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 10:14 am

    twins separated at birth ;) i have to disagree with “a la femme” – i prefer the more casual version with sleeves pushed up and shirt outside pants. looks a tad bit more summery and just cooler.

  4. Kelly

    July 15, 2008 at 10:31 am

    less “something in the water” and more like he’s just another Sartorialist reader who finds inspiration in others’ stylings ;)

  5. Virre

    July 15, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Beautiful..but I don’t like the first guy´s spreads…

  6. Carolina Lange

    July 15, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I love this! Amazing!
    These colors work so well together!

  7. kagitsune

    July 15, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I agree with Kelly (10:31 AM). You gotta admit, it’s a nice color combo. ^^

  8. White Russian

    July 15, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Ouch! When you bite someones style you gotta throw in some of your own, but I guess he did by not tucking his shirt in… which I never like seeing with a jacket/sportcoat like that.

    Wow, right down to the sunglasses…

  9. Liz

    July 15, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    not something in the water…probably your influence! :-)

  10. K.B.

    July 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Well, when a look works…

  11. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    To those whon see the sartorialist’s influence here: First of all, I don’t think these Italian chaps need him to figure out how to dress. And second, because the new guy got his picture taken second, it doesn’ t mean that he didn’t already dress like this a month ago. Third: If there was someone’s influence involved, it would be Mr. Cortina’s, not Schuman.

  12. GD

    July 15, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Though the color combinations are the same I see them as completely different looks in the details. The linen jacket, untucked shirt, and baggier pants make the second look even more casual then the first if that was possible. That being said I prefer the original.

    Just got to say I love this site. Changed my whole opinion of how a man should dress :)


  13. Marcus Halberstram

    July 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Well, one of Time’s Magazine Top 100 Design Influencers…
    What more to say?

  14. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Well, it is the little things that make the original – one button jacket, tucked in shirt, button down shirt – somehow sexier to me.

  15. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    This colour combo is not that profound. It’s very much a summery look, so I’m not surprised to see it.

    By the way, what is the man on the cell phone’s name?

  16. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    What an awesome opportunity to analyze how clothes are worn! Each gentleman’s details speak volumes: Original guy’s unbuttoned-but-still-down jacket cuffs, button-down collar, tucked shirt, cel phone say pretentious (esp. on a khaki jacket — come on) uptight and either harried or self-important. Second dude’s open shirt, spread collar (but still a hankie!) pushed-up sleeves, pinkie ring, wry smile say sexy, confident, interesting. I know who I’d rather meet.

    I know the untucked shirt thing is overdone, but if he tucked at this point, would it really improve the look? I think the casual consistency here is more important, screw the blanket pronouncements of the fashion police.

  17. Dan

    July 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    How many people have worn white pants, a navy shirt and a khaki blazer? And sunglasses? In the Summer? Gee, why not!

  18. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    George Cortina

  19. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Although, I have to say, Sart, that I think it’s in slightly bad form to “out” people like this on an influential blog such as yours. The way it’s presented here makes the “imitator” look as though he “stole” the idea from the “original” (which, let’s face it, he probably did). But who’s to say that the “original” didn’t pick up his ensemble from another source? I would guess the imitator feels a bit embarrassed about being caught like this, which I think is unfortunate. After all, we all borrow freely in our sartorial practice with the understanding that our borrowings will tactfully go unreported. As U2 once sang, “every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief.” I think that with this kind of creative petty theft, we should allow the crime go unacknowledged . . . in the name of good fashion, of course.

  20. darci

    July 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Yum. I’ll have what they’re drinking.

  21. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    I love the slightly slouchier silhouette in the first photo, as well as the pushed up sleeves. It suits him well.


    July 15, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Either that orrrrr fashion revolves around The Sartorialist. I think its the 2nd.


  23. The Sartorialist

    July 15, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    for anon 3:26
    the top photo was taken before the lower photo

    the know ,first hand, that both of these people are fans of my blog but i don’t think either looks at my blog for personal fashion ideas.

    I do think it is possible that they look for work-related inspiration.

    these is just one of those things that is “in the air”

  24. zuccotto

    July 15, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I’m nonplussed to think anyone thinks any of this is somehow new. Both of these guys look good.

    Rolls eyes.

  25. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    If there’s something in the water, I definitely want a drink!

    They are dressed the same, yet both men have brilliant individuality. Letting that individuality show so well is one of the best things about good style.

  26. bro brummell

    July 16, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Haha I saw George Cortina on the street today. The first things I saw were his ankles. I thought, “Who does that guy think he is, with his short pant legs? Oh wait….” I think he’s the only one who can get away with it, if only because of you, Sart.

  27. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 7:19 am

    FYI to all who talk about the ‘original’ vs the ‘imitator’…the photos are not necessarily posted in chronological order. After posing Cortina maybe Scot remembered the top photo from a few weeks back…?

    The point of the comparisson is to see how two men style the similar looks…not who copied who.

    I personbally prefer the top look…more fresh, less country club.

  28. Amy

    July 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    The top style looked a bit too much like a farmer for me (everything being so slouchy). I much preferred the way the white buttons pop on the shirt in the lower picture. If his sleeves were pushed up, it would have made the look perfect for me.

  29. Sybil

    July 16, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    I agree with whomever said this is a great colour combination! With that being said, I really don’t like how the top fellow put this outfit together at all. I detest spread collars (Elvis is the only human being able to carry this off! ;)) Paired with long hair, facial hair and sunglasses…ouch! He looks much too suave, and, that isn’t a good thing.

    I love how the gentleman in the photo below looks: preppy with an edge. I wish more men dressed like this!

  30. Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com

    July 17, 2008 at 12:35 am

    How interesting, and they both look great.

  31. Andrew

    July 17, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    This looks very J.Crew-esque. A brand, by-the-way, that is becoming more and more fashion forward. Their fall line goes live on the 24th, but I got a sneak peak. It’s fabulous.

  32. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Now who’s to say who copied who? Did the Egyptians copy the Mayan or Aztec Pyramids or the other way round?
    Like both – each one has a different style of wearing giving a subtly different look.

  33. Stellasteff

    July 20, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    When I worked at a men’s clothing store I constantly paired navy and tan combinations together, it’s beyond complimentary and fashion forward. And dark – light contrasts are so very fashion forward!

  34. Anonymous

    July 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    they are looking verry cool!

  35. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 1:57 am

    He looks wonderful every time he wears that shirt and those pair of sunglasses.

  36. Zaydoun

    July 30, 2008 at 7:13 am

    The main reason I love this blog is that I always find ways to reuse and recycle stuff that I already have.. and this color combination is a winner, and I’m gonna do it soon

    You have been warned!


  37. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Those ones were fantastic !
    Many thanks 2 DJ Krush for the headstyler! [email protected]£

  38. mademoiselleb

    October 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    It looks so much better on the first man.
    I love this, beige, blue and white really match !

  39. lesblant

    October 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I always find the small touches of insouciance to be essential to this kind of chic. The one turned back cuff, the messed up pocket flap on his jacket. Is it studied or accidental? I think a lot of clever stylists actually get paid for purposely making things a little bit accidental looking. But in his case it looks like he does his own chic sloppy.

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