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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On the Street.......Sunday's Best 3, Harlem

Comments on "On the Street.......Sunday's Best 3, Harlem"

 

Blogger glamour girly said ... (9:20 AM) : 

There is just something about these suits. I love them (almost) every time I see them.

 

Blogger Margaux said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Terrible !!! Je suis jalouse de ces photos à Harlem,
Une addict,

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 AM) : 

YES!

 

Blogger jessiegurl79 said ... (9:42 AM) : 

wow... that's red!!!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:47 AM) : 

Cedric the Entertainer?

Never a fan of this style, it's still easy to appreciate the time it takes to don it.

mltt

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:48 AM) : 

Hahaha... is this for real?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:50 AM) : 

I love how even his shoes match & the boldness of the white tie. Say what you will about the rest of the city (or even the world) but no one has better style than a Harlem man heading out to church on Sunday.

 

Blogger MacGuffin said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Whoh!

 

Anonymous Rina said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Yeah!
Now, who said that you have to be a restrained dressed, slim person to be a sartorialist?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 

What a great pic! I love the outfit, especially the shoes!

 

Blogger Nerine said ... (10:11 AM) : 

Wow. The red shoes are actually coordinated with the suit. And the stripe design of the hat is coordinated with the suit too. I'm wondering why he did choose a grey hat?

 

Blogger Olimpia Liberti said ... (10:21 AM) : 

Fantastic! Love his attitude and his style!!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 AM) : 

Wow-he is really big and the red suit surely doesn´t hide it.Well-if you are big,why hide it.

 

Blogger william d. anderson said ... (10:42 AM) : 

its definitely something. its big. but its not fashionable.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:47 AM) : 

You know, if you are going to do it, you might as well go all out. I applaud this man.

 

Blogger Gudl said ... (10:51 AM) : 

He looks terrific!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:55 AM) : 

oh my goosh im loving it :D he is all man and he knows it!

 

Blogger Nora said ... (12:01 PM) : 

Hell yeah. Sleeves are too long, but I love the attitude. Talk about summer jewels.

 

Anonymous jocelyn said ... (12:42 PM) : 

awesome.

 

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

Great look

would love a bit longer shirt-sleeve though , but color's awesome

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:37 PM) : 

spectacular! the matching shoes are a great touch.

 

Anonymous k.mont said ... (1:40 PM) : 

YES. Now This man knows what he is doing. Unlike blah bicycle girl from a few days ago, he looks like he made a conscious effort to look good, and I respect that much, much more.

 

Blogger cflorax said ... (2:17 PM) : 

Jewel tones and a great hat. I applaud the boldness of it all.

 

Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (2:48 PM) : 

This gentleman is macked out from head to toe, can I get an amen?!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 PM) : 

It's red...but the jacket does not fit well in the sleeve and he winds up looking like a tomato. Awful.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 PM) : 

It is wonderful that you keep in mind that style is not something that can be defined by one cultural group, it is something personal. Your Harlem series proves that you can seperate Style from stylish.

 

Blogger iopine said ... (3:09 PM) : 

An entire suit done up of red pinstripe would swamp anyone but this man.

Statement Dressing at it's finest.

 

Anonymous Brenna said ... (3:15 PM) : 

Sart... I would love to know where this man gets his suits if you have the information. I'd love to get my sweetie a suit like this!

 

Blogger nycinside said ... (3:22 PM) : 

Wow that is amazing. This is a great picture.

 

Blogger J said ... (3:32 PM) : 

Great color in the suit. The hat is good too.

A better cut and some contrast in the shirt & shoes and I would have loved it on him.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 PM) : 

this is very badly fitting, he looks foolish, but very friendly

 

Blogger Candid Cool said ... (4:16 PM) : 

yes!

 

Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (5:04 PM) : 

That's what I call a pimp-style outfit.

Cool shot!

 

Blogger Luwalira said ... (5:05 PM) : 

Cool. At first I thought that was Cedric the entertainer. Pretty oversize but I'm a fan of black comedy and find the overall style to be pretty cool.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Holly Molly!!!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Nice colors, but I'm not sure about the hat. It doesn't seem to belong here.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 PM) : 

damn, he's got style. but i think his sleeves need to be fixed.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

This picture reminds me to ask, why don't men wear bright colors anymore?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:22 PM) : 

Must be someone from Styleforum

 

Anonymous Sophia Carpetti said ... (6:23 PM) : 

I love to see your inclusion of this stylish larger man. I'd love to see you include some plus-size women. Trust me, it's not easy to find good looking, well-made, affordable clothes when only a fraction of clothing stores carry your size.

 

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

I love it! If someone had described it to me withouta picture I would cringe but for some reason he seems to pull it off. Evene the too long sleaves seem to work here - they add to the larger than life aesthetic

 

Blogger annie gray said ... (7:17 PM) : 

the question is: can you dig it? and the answer, of course, is: yes I can! I like to think that this gent has a red pin-striped hat in his closet, but he restrained himself and went for the gray to complete the look.

thanks for the variation on the theme, Sart.

 

Anonymous al izZo said ... (7:27 PM) : 

this is disgustingly terrible and a sad statement to the stylish elegance that once represented harlemites

as a second generation african american harlemite im appalled that this imagery has come to be associated with the sleek urban forward thinking style that we once manifested

in laymans terms: this is some corny junk! sart ur the man w/fashion but you seem to lose your way where black style is concerned! this guy is off the mark! BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

 

Blogger Butch said ... (7:49 PM) : 

Yes, let us not condescend by applying adjusted standards of dress in cases in which we feel, for whatever reasons, that to do otherwise would be...disrespectful.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 PM) : 

For me, a not svelte white person, its not that he's black, but that he's making an asset of his assets. I'm not sure I generally love shiny red illfitting pinstripe suits either, but he demonstrates well that style and confidence have an intimate relationship. Maybe I will go buy that red linen dress I've been ogling...This blog is becoming an evening addiction.

 

Anonymous Ari said ... (8:50 PM) : 

As Glamour Girly quotes Gore Vidal on her blog, "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."

This is a fantastic photo of a man who knows who he is, what he wants to say, and not giving a damn about conventional fashion. Bravo.

Not my shade of red, but I'd love for burgundy blazers to come back.

 

Blogger Sara said ... (9:20 PM) : 

I love it, he made me smile and he is very stylish, I think the pants should be un-cuffed to match the longer sleeves, but, I am loving his look, it is so bold! You have an eye for red in mens clothes, I have seen a lot of men in red in the last few months.

 

Anonymous JP said ... (9:41 PM) : 

In Durham, NC, there's an elderly (and most definitely NOT large) man who has the most amazing collection of suits in every color you can imagine, usually with hat and cane to boot. I haven't seen him in a while, but he used to take the bus to Chapel Hill every day and just walk around and greet everyone, I guess. He's amazing! I just spent more time than I should admit to on google, looking for him...does anyone happen to know who I'm talking about?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 PM) : 

oh, i LOVE the rich color and the pinstripes. i SO wish more men would wear a bit more color and pattern, like this. i just want to shorten the armlength a bit, and PULL OUT that wedgie! though i do understand and appreciate that finding clothing that fits non-"standard" body shapes is extremely challenging in this world of standardized production.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:12 AM) : 

Love the colour of his suit! But the fit could be better. Too long jacket and the fit of the trousers are not good at all.
But still, he looks great!
/mia the patternmaker

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 AM) : 

He's certainly ascribing to a very established style (I wouldn't risk naming it), but is he doing it well? From a fit standpoint, no. The suit is appallingly tailored and it makes him look like a clown. If you're going to take risks, if you're going to make bold statements, then do so. Just make sure you do it well.

 

Blogger Martin Delin said ... (12:41 PM) : 

hehe, that is just outrageous! I'm not sure the style if very flattering but it sure as h**l grabs attention...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

only in harlem ... not a fan i'm afraid

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:13 PM) : 

YES! Sartorialist celebrates people who are true to their own style and not afraid to WORK IT for all its worth! I think one of the reasons I'm so not judgmental or fussy about this fellow is that we're so different (I'm a middleaged white lady lawyer living in Seattle) that I just don't feel at all threatened by his loud style. even though I could never pull it off myself. (Whereas the middlaged white lady in Paris with the see-through skirt? Totally freaked me out. It was like, "If THAT'S style, then there's no room for me among the fashionable.")

Maybe I need to read Sartorialist less as a fahsion amg ("dos and don'ts") and more as a celebration of the real style that real people are making work for them.

 

Blogger L'Idiot said ... (5:26 PM) : 

mac daddy fine.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 PM) : 

The grey hat really makes this work for me-- that, and he loves the way he looks.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 AM) : 

Oh YEAHHH!!!!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 PM) : 

I Personally would never wear something like that, but he wears it well with his own personal style. Bravo!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:14 PM) : 

Praise to a gentleman who follows his own style, especially in the land of t-shirts and jeans.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Oh no. If this man were not black, this would be hands-down GARISH. But because urban style has nurtured such unfortunate trends like XXXXXL streetwear, candy colors, and gratutious jewelry, people think this man is some sort sartorial revelation. But there is a difference between dressing bold and sharply, and trying to look like a pimp. He could learn a thing or two from Ferre.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:06 PM) : 

This gentleman looks terrific... he has soul & style.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 PM) : 

The problem here is all with fit. The celebration of this gentleman's taste and style is deserved. However, turning a blind eye to the terribly oversized jacket and unsavory tightness in the crotch is not a celebration of sartorial acumen, but rather an injustice to it. "Sunday best 2, Harlem" is a perfect example of looking great (i.e., fit), and look how great his pinned collar is. This man (in red) needs a good tailor and then he deserves a pic on this blog.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Being a native New Yorker I've seeing varitions of this look all my life. When I look back at it I applaud the looks as over-the-top-tacky-fun. But whenever I see the latest in this hideous show of polyester peacockery it makes want to hide behing a mailbox and cringe...

But you know what? It makes for one beatiful photo! Keep it up!!!

 

Blogger Jacorie said ... (3:37 PM) : 

love it...equal oppurtunity style

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 PM) : 

Now THIS is STYLE!!!! Bravo!!

 

Blogger Tanja said ... (8:04 AM) : 

I can see why someone would want to photograph this gentleman - he is certainly eye catching.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:24 PM) : 

oh yeah!!! is that the kool aid man?

 

Blogger passionateonesawake said ... (2:30 AM) : 

Not an easy style for complimenting,we all know. We have seen the monochromatic manic to many of times, the grey accent saves him from overkill.But had it been a man with a slim build would we have considered him innovative? I give this man heds'up for not being inside the box. Amongst his stylistic peers he is probably a pioneer.....

 

Blogger andomaxcha said ... (2:11 AM) : 

uhh negative in my opinion. lol but i love his confidence

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:12 AM) : 

Oh man, that is just true gangsta. Nowhere else but Harlem...

I might try that next month when I go to hong kong and see how it works out.

 

Blogger hel said ... (11:49 PM) : 

I think he took the time to dress,to coordinate everything.He is going to church ,and that is very important to him.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:50 AM) : 

He looks great! Some of you don't get the culture of "Church on Sunday" clothing so you think its terrible, but same can be said abou the hipster culture. The sunday best's are more about how you wear it! He's flossin!

 

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