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Monday, May 07, 2007

On the Street..... Swede Vintage, Sodermalm, Stockholm

I love how this gentleman has really used vintage to play with proportions - baggy pants, tiny jacket and yet it doesn't have that slightly "musty" feel that a lot of vintage looks have.

Comments on "On the Street..... Swede Vintage, Sodermalm, Stockholm"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:16 AM) : 

that is an amazing look! the square silhouette topped with the tie of the scarf feel fashionably fresh, and the colors look.. divine.


Blogger pT said ... (9:24 AM) : 

The cut of the pants is very nice. BTW, I saw your profile on Fashion Television. Don't know how recent that was, but congrats nevertheless.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:32 AM) : 

I've been quite disappointed about your choices of Stockholm pictures this far, but this one is stunning.Love how his hair matches the shoes. But the thing that does it is obviously the pants, they are so perfect that you don't know what to do about it, heh.


Blogger Gudl said ... (9:35 AM) : 

He looks nice and it has a 'fresh' feel to it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

the scarf and bag make the outfit. Without being an overstatement.
He reminds me of markymark actually


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (9:41 AM) : 

I like his hair.
I like his pants as well. But I hate those if they aren't rolled up as high as in the picture...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

Hey, sart, do you know where whe got those pants?


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Wow - a lovely ensemble. A simple colour mix, which includes his hair!! Looks great.


Blogger herringbonekid said ... (10:47 AM) : 

so we vintage wearers are 'musty' as well as being 'costumey' ?

thanks sart, you've made my day.


Blogger Butch said ... (11:00 AM) : 

This is the best kind of dressing--stylish but without pushing it; and he didn't spend a jillion bucks to make it happen.

Turning up the pants, and turning them up to just the right length, was a stroke of genius. And the scarf's great, too.


Anonymous lintmag said ... (11:14 AM) : 

what a cute guy! so much of a great look is attitude and accessories and this guy has both going for him in his easy, relaxed way.


Blogger NDS said ... (11:17 AM) : 

Vintage Nice.... I was inspired by you today Sart, as well as by a gent walking through my town... his Vintage was new back when he purchased it. I posted him with you in mind.


Blogger NDS said ... (11:18 AM) : 

ps let me know what you think of his outfit? Thanks


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:21 AM) : 

Can you ask him if he's single for me?


Blogger d. chedwick bryant said ... (11:21 AM) : 

I like the expression on his face and the outfit is great because it doesn't look 'worked on"


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Wow, fantastic! Love his hair!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 AM) : 

Head to toe, love it! Wish American men could wear scarves with that degree of panache. For most of us, it just looks contrived.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 AM) : 

It's so many great pictures, just love'em. For how long are you going to be in Stockholm?


Blogger Jodi said ... (11:43 AM) : 

See, this sort of stuff is great, but I have NO idea how to do it, if I could even wear it.


Blogger Asian Models Blogger said ... (11:57 AM) : 

I love everything about the guy except maybe, the roll-up pants. Love his hair, smile, day old stubble, jacket, t-shirt, shoes, and posture.


Blogger Opulent CerriLynn said ... (12:02 PM) : 

No disappointment here. I have very much enjoyed your posts from Stockholm. I love the relaxed, more natural feel that everyone seems to possess in their choices of style. Living in Italy I sometimes see the strongest contrast of that. I love the seam that runs down the front of his much loved shoes...sono belli!


Anonymous Hel said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Good pick. Every time I see this young man I get into that special fin de siècle feel. The hair and the rolled up throusers really does it. Sometimes he accentuates with a thin leather briefcase. The interesting clash lies within his age vs his style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:31 PM) : 

just wondering if you're planing to go to goyhemburg as well as stockholm? i really think you'd like it here. It may not be a city just as terndy as stockholm if you look at the over all impression but there are more styles her. People stand out. Anyways i'd love to see some pictures from my home town on your wonderful blog!


Blogger hoi polloi said ... (12:37 PM) : 

I'm moving to Sweden.


Blogger siongc said ... (1:09 PM) : 

He looks amazing and completely in his skin. Very few people can pull something like that off with panache.


Blogger Joel said ... (1:21 PM) : 

how clean is that street behind him!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

Where can I find shoes like that?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:36 PM) : 

Thank God, you're out of Berlin. I can't stand to look at those crazy killers.

(This is a nice litttle bourgeois you've found here.)


Blogger william d. anderson said ... (2:08 PM) : 

yeah...i'm not so sure. i do like the colors, but the oversized pants are all bunched up...i wonder if he looks as cool walking down the sidewalk, with those cuffs banging around. i like that scarf though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:28 PM) : 

THe clean, well groomed look works successfully with this slightly shabby, slightly mixed look.

The Swedes look happy, unlike the Berliners.

Fashion-wise, well, it is all run of the mill. Just ordinary stuff. Stuff that people wear everyday, everywhere.

It is the Swedes' obvious healthy, well being which is noteworthy.

Are they happy to see the Summer sun?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 PM) : 

This doesn't look like it fits particuarly well


Anonymous janejane said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Kinda dorky, kinda cool- it is an interesting energy that this fellow has created. He's fresh and handsome.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

..and I thought munich is clean.


Blogger Linh said ... (5:20 PM) : 

Since you're went all the way to Stockholm, it would be a shame not to stop by Copenhagen, Denmark. I think you'd fine some fine Danish Satorialists, and inspiring fashionistas. Great blog.


Blogger Muuv said ... (5:41 PM) : 

The guy in the picture is my big brother. The scarf is made by his girlfriend, Sofia-Li, studying fashion at Beckmans school of design. The shoes are from Hush Puppies. It´s fun to see that people like his outfit.


Anonymous Heather said ... (6:10 PM) : 

ooh, he is adorable! and i LOVE his shoes. i've never seen anything like them. despite the lack of interesting colors in this shot, the shoes make it great.


Anonymous Heather said ... (6:12 PM) : 

OMG, that's the cleanest city street I've ever seen! How do they do that?!?!


Anonymous fawn said ... (6:19 PM) : 

this guy is great! i love his slightly bemused expression in the first picture...


Anonymous rube said ... (9:57 PM) : 

My second all-time-favorite! What a yummy confection of color and style this gorgeous-looking guy has put together; the scarf included. By the way, at the other end of the spectrum to my other all-time-favorite -- your photo of Joseph Abboud in NYC.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:59 AM) : 

I agree with the posters that said they loved his expression. No doubt he is thinking "Wait til I tell my girlfriend/sister/mum/friends about this"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 AM) : 

How come everyone in Sweden is so beautiful? And I mean everyone.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 AM) : 

This is just great! I love how he manages to wear such wide cut pants without the proportions being off.


Blogger Nameless4Now said ... (3:19 AM) : 

Great jacket, hair and shoes! Love the total look.

I get a really good feeling from the Stockholm pics that Sart is posting. Like another poster mentioned, the people seem happy and relaxed. Maybe they have good jobs and good lives!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 AM) : 

This is absolutely one of the best looks I have ever seen -- I love everything about the way this man is put together. So originial and so good. Great, great, great eye, Sart. Truly!


Blogger Joy Hui Lin said ... (4:13 AM) : 

hee, stockholmer here (expat) are you still shooting? have you left already? I'll have my eyes peeled for an American accosting Swedes with his camera.

Swedes tend to be color shy, in my opinion. Most people are very fashion conscious, but as my friend pointed out there is a right fashion that many adhere too, one sees very few original outfits here. Many of the Swedish hipsters remind me of Williamsburg which I think is a bit of a pity since the Swedes are such a naturally good looking people from the start which hipster fashions tend to obscure their fair Nordic looks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:24 AM) : 

The reason so many American men can't wear fashionable scarves properly is not because they don't know how; it's because it is not contextually apt. Would this young man look so dapper in front of a strip mall? Or perhaps in his S.U.V. going through the Starbucks drive-thru?


Anonymous Stefano G. said ... (4:52 AM) : 

Thanks Sart. No, really, thank you very, very much.

Would you ever consider having a "famous" style person along on a shoot? I would be interested in your repartee regarding the shots that would be posted. Or would it prevent the spontaneity that is imbued in your work so wonderfully already?


Anonymous Alice said ... (5:05 AM) : 

nice ... :) oh it would be cool to be in a photo, i live in sweden ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:27 AM) : 

WONDERFUL/PERFECT--I love that this is fashionable without being overly studied--comfortable and can actually be worn in real life--it would great on a woman, also--can't say enough positive things


Blogger viviana said ... (5:37 AM) : 

I love your blog, I think you are the only one who shows classy people, there are other blogs showing people in the streets and they all look disguised to me.
When are you going to come to Spain? we really love your work!


Anonymous Jonna said ... (6:12 AM) : 

Hello there! I was also in stockholm this week, and it´s was great! love your site, I get inspiered. // JB


Blogger Magnus said ... (6:27 AM) : 

This guy is one of my best friends. It is funny to see him on this ultra hip fashion blog since he is not really into fashion. But he is very good at being himself, which I think many people pick up on.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:42 AM) : 


To muuv @ 5:41 PM: at least 19 of us have clicked to your Blogger Profile. I'll bet I'm not alone in going there with hope you might have a blog and tell us more about your big brother... Na, well...

Best of luck to you and to him and to Sofia-Li.

-- desertwind


Blogger Butch said ... (7:42 AM) : 

Anon 4:24. he reason American men don't "do" scarves?

Well, first we're a huge country--which American men do you have in mind? City or not? Let us, therefore, immediately eliminate non-urban guys, who are unlikely to be much involved with last-word style.

As for the others, well, they're hampered by the usual suspect: a puritanical fear of dressing in a "non-masculine" way, which is to say, in a way that would draw-attention to themselves as someone interested in clothes, and/or dressing a way that might suggest gayness. Too sad, but too true.


Blogger sandman_gr said ... (7:58 AM) : 

He looks so fresh and clean and stylish, even with baggy pants - which is tricky to do. But I would like to see him move to make up my mind about the pants.


Blogger Jingoist said ... (2:55 PM) : 

The other aspect about American Men's fashion you have to take into account (and Butch touches on) is simply the enormity of our country and the variety of climates (and seasons).

Typically, what you'll see from this site in American Men's fashion is New York City (both East Side and SoHo as well as a mix of others), but very much NYC-oriented trends (not a bad thing necessarily). What you forget is that something as simple (and beautiful) as that Swedish young man's knit scarf is out of place/out of season/out of style during different windows of time that you may be viewing pictures here on this site.

The U.S. has very warm climates through most of the country for a significant portion of the year. Also, NYC would give you more of a "Serious" look on the Upper East Side/Manhattan in the Fall/Winter when you might see this look. And in the SoHo area this look might be too buttoned up/not trendy enough. An extreme example, is that in the Southern U.S. it's too hot to pretty much ever wear this scarf. On the other hand, that look would readily be seen in Boston, Massachusetts amongst university students and young commuters.

I could never point out all the caveats here, but I am trying to point out that you have to take your impressions and filter them through multiple lenses of Americana before being able to say something works/doesn't work in the U.S.


Blogger ashley said ... (3:57 PM) : 

nothing about this outfit or photograph could be improved upon. perfection! very simple, but still one of my favorites.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:10 PM) : 

The street is so clean, it's kind of freaking me out. Then again, I'm a New Yorker...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:37 PM) : 

..."musty" feel...


Great choice of word for a apt observation!


Anonymous cigalechanta said ... (10:56 PM) : 

He's got it! The Attitude!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:43 AM) : 

I don't live in sweden anymore but this photo made me wanna come back! Over all everything you have posted from Stockholm made me realise what I really miss, people with a good sense of style. Where I currently live they are just terrible at it..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:19 AM) : 

ohh i am soooo in luv, looks like my dream man, gush, gush, gush.....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 AM) : 

han är så snyck;-) yeah yeah in stockholm you will find a lot of nice guys! i wonder who he is?is there anybody out there who knows where he lives, what's his name is? sorry, i'm overwhelmed!

he is in that look a very handsome man!


Blogger corinna said ... (9:20 PM) : 

I finally figured it out - he's Tintin!


Blogger Belinda said ... (3:59 AM) : 

I swear you took a photo of his twin in one of your NY pics from a month or so ago!


Blogger savvylondon said ... (8:19 AM) : 

incredibly fresh. he did not just walk out of some cookie cutter vintage shop. this is all him. breath of fresh air. lovely.


Blogger Diego Cervantes said ... (11:31 AM) : 

I like his pants and his shoes. And the smile is adorable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 PM) : 

I'm surprised by how many people like the shoes. They're right for this outfit, but with any other they'd be atrocious.


Anonymous Luke said ... (1:46 AM) : 

If rolled up sleeves mean "get down to work", then rolled up pants must mean "on the go"! No excess ankle drapery is gonna trip up this sprightly art student!


Anonymous Ané said ... (2:05 PM) : 

superb! love the shoes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 PM) : 

ok this is the best male look I 've seen so far in your block. helen=)


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