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Monday, July 07, 2008

On the Street.... Cortina, Paris

for day

for night

Comments on "On the Street.... Cortina, Paris"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Er... was this handsome chap aware that his fly was undone when you took his picture? Love the looks, particularly the day version. Cool, understated, relaxed and stylish.


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

Is he someone famous? Wasn't he featured before wearing navy linen shirt and ankle-high pants?


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

Button-flies should be buttoned. The cuff "flip" looks natural and easy, the button fly looks unchecked. Funny how two "I don't care" details cause such different reactions.


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

i prefer the night look - classic in an old hollywood kind of way. Mr Cortina even manages to make the cellphone look cool... the day look is a bit too white and clinical for me, the jacket looks like an after thought.


Blogger Jorge said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Interesting jacket, looks like it was made of chino/khaki fabric but it has the construction (shoulder padding and peak lapels) of a much more formal piece. Like white casual pants on a slim man- may get some white 501s for myself but I honestly doubt it! For reference, gay men have often left a button in their fly undone to signal availability, although I doubt this is the case. Love the looks, will have to pair my old navy linen shirt with a chino jacket I own! Oh, JCrew, take note, your chino jackets need to go back to having functional cuff buttons! Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger j'taimee said ... (9:53 AM) : 

I think the hallmark of great fashion is versatility - to understand a piece and its relevance to your life. People who are good at fashion are like people who are good with money - make your style work for you, don't work for your style....


Blogger ricola said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Why is everyone so focused on this guys nether region? His palate of white, tan, navy and black has me thinking about paring down my own closet.


Anonymous Ashley B. said ... (10:03 AM) : 

yes he does look like the same man with the half tucked shirt and the ankle pants


Blogger landis smithers said ... (10:10 AM) : 

i think you've got a little man-crush on this guy, sart.

he keeps popping up . . . in virtually the same clothes.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:19 AM) : 

damn if this guy doesn't know how to dress for his frame. you need to create a folder for this man - this is probably close tot he 10th shot - all memorable: double monk strap shoes with 2 3/4 inch cuffs and blue linen shirt; classic wrangler jeans with belt buckle and cowboy boots - in Paris. so many great looks. plus i believe he has a thing for the unbuttoned fly - i believe there is a shot of him in a grey suit with the fly unbuttoned maybe he's just getting outside after a tryst...


Blogger dominicandandy said ... (10:26 AM) : 

I like this guy, Mr. Cortina. He is the epitome of cool. He reminds me of Daniel Craig as James Bond. What exactly is Mr. Cortina? Does he work for a fashion house?


Anonymous Nyambura said ... (11:39 AM) : 

I love it!!! A simple shirt change makes SUCH a difference eh?? love it!! laid back and fabulous!


Blogger K.B. said ... (11:44 AM) : 

Lots of power in this look. I prefer a little more neatness -- a shaved chin, a buttoned sleeve -- but it all works well together. White pants are difficult to pull off on most people, but here they look fresh and summery. So much depends on the cut and the fabric.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:00 PM) : 

If there were anyone to do a style profile on, it would be him


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 

It's smart to unbutton your cuff. Less so about your button flies... Watch carefully ;-)


Blogger An Aesthete's Lament said ... (12:23 PM) : 

George Cortina, fashion stylist.


Anonymous accessory kid said ... (2:03 PM) : 

damn. thats clean


Anonymous David said ... (2:28 PM) : 

Can someone explain to me why an unbuttoned sleeve cuff is not merely
pretentious? Unless one is actually engaged in some demanding physical activity, does it serve any purpose other than advertising the cost of one's clothing?


Blogger CULTURE CREATORS said ... (2:45 PM) : 

love the hair cut.



Blogger Miguel said ... (4:21 PM) : 

I don't care much about the fly. It could happen to anyone, or not??? I lie the style, specially the all white with tan jacket... I wonder, what color were his shoes?


Blogger glo said ... (4:24 PM) : 

I love your photos, its a fabulous idea what you do.

fantastic blog!


Blogger lisa said ... (4:50 PM) : 

It's amazing what a change of shirt can do.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:16 PM) : 

George Cortina. He is a contributing stylist to Harper's Bazaar (among other things), for which he does great, minimalist stories.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:44 PM) : 

This guy is great. I'm a woman and I want to dress like him. Classic style, simple colors - perfect, everytime.

A trad with punch.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:01 PM) : 

I like what this chap wears, but why does he always deliberately leave his button-fly partly undone? Just seems contrived and a bit silly.


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

welcome back boyfriend, you're debonair sartorial style is impressive, right down to the branding on your ciggie ...

i love you!


Blogger pearlescent said ... (8:47 PM) : 

I love what the woman next to him in black is wearing, love the shorts, they look very elegant.. His day look is so airy and for perfect for summer..


Blogger Ben said ... (10:14 PM) : 

The single button, peaked lapels, and cotton/linen fabric of the jacket indicate its most likely a custom piece. Ditto on the trousers, they're definitely not off-the-rack Levi's. A simple yet sophisticated look.


Blogger Corwin said ... (10:55 PM) : 

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Anonymous t does wool said ... (11:53 PM) : 

he exudes a coolness-night look is best...


Blogger monique said ... (12:35 AM) : 

This dude knows how to dress (even if he doesn't know how to button his fly - or maybe that's just his little style thing). He looks so comfortable and chic and appropriate. Nothing really "stands out" but he's too cool to fly under the radar.

I like both shots but the night look is perfection (even though I'm not a fan of the Oxford shirt generally). This guy knows hot to take common, everyday pieces and make them look cool.


Blogger Rich said ... (12:50 AM) : 

Interestingly, the 2 looks could just as easily have been reversed - day vs night.


Blogger Concordia Personal Shopper said ... (1:53 AM) : 

Great outfits for all ages...
I'd like to see the shoes too :(
Even the golden frame of the sunglasses matches with the clothes.


Blogger CRISTA said ... (9:25 AM) : 

very cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 AM) : 

It's so good because it is so effortless. His shirt is tucked in. His clothes fit. Seems so simple, and yet...


Blogger pippa said ... (10:04 AM) : 

hey its halftuckrollingwaistbandtwoinchpantcuffitalianpantlengthhalfsockfootiethings guy! i love him:)
and thanks to an aesthete's lament now i know who he is.


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

I thought it was funny that no one supposed that he spilled some of his lunch on his nice white shirt and had to change . . .


Blogger mark s said ... (11:11 AM) : 

I love pippas comments -- oh george can do no wrong. BTW after you posted the last picture of george with the 1/2 tucked in shirt & the dbl monkstrap shoes (senza calzini) ive seen more people running around town sporting that look -- in fact the week after you posted that imagec, in the windows of the levis store on 59th & lex all the manniquens had their sirts 1/2 tucked in only in the front


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 AM) : 

I love the cool and clean style


Anonymous jkrnyc said ... (12:28 AM) : 

Ah, the lovely Mr Cortina! Could we have a folder dedicated to him, please?
My favorite was the fittedpolotankwatchshortpantsmonkstrapandaviators - an early capture, I believe. Keep shooting him, please, Scott.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 PM) : 

mr Cortina...absolut elegance!!!!


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

Amazing what a change of inner shirt can do to an entire look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Style that just won't quit! Mr. Sartorialist, please do a profile on this Mr. Cortina if you can. I think there is so much to learn from him!


Anonymous SpanishGent said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Yes, you have pictured this gentleman several times, but, to me, it is quite obvious it is because of his natural and classy sense of style. I like the elegance of both outfits, classic yet modern. I am so tired of the nouveau-rich virtually screaming for attention in their outfits that I find refreshing to find out that there are still few men who understand that old "adagio": less is always more! Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:22 PM) : 

He reminds me of Marcello Mastroianni (sp?) in terms of his chic cool. Good pictures, marvelously styled gentleman.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 PM) : 

mr. cortina is fabulous...and it looks like he is accompanied by vanity fair's elizabeth saltzman in the "day" photo.. one can spot her chicness with just a glimpse of her..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

fabulous look. love the khaki and white. don't mind the shirt change. so into navy right now. especially for d'un certain age.

only thing, is he arrogant? hope not.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 PM) : 

note to self. Must get navy blue button-down.


Anonymous vavavinny said ... (6:02 PM) : 

What a soignee, handsome gentleman! Perfect example of a day to night transition with the switch of a shirt!


Blogger Tim said ... (10:12 PM) : 

You forgot to mention Mr. Cortina's famous sense of humor -- I saw him in the barber shop this week, after many years, and he cracked me up with his wicked wit and orneriness. Still the same funny man I knew back when we were kids.

HI GEORGE - It was great to see you - who would have guessed you aged so well? Not me! HA!



Blogger Belle de Ville said ... (1:54 AM) : 

Is he straight? Is he single? Can I get an introduction?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 AM) : 

one cool dude id like to see more of him too


Anonymous marie said ... (7:13 PM) : 

ive never seen this dudes eyes just the freakin aviators that i have !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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