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Thursday, February 12, 2009

On the Street.....Left Bank Parisians

Comments on "On the Street.....Left Bank Parisians"

 

Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (8:38 AM) : 

The women are fabulous for sure. The gent on the right, I like the coat- probably quite warm. The idea of cropped pants (I thought) was that they would be anchored by very heavy-looking round toe shoes, like Church's. The look is quite different with pointed dainty shoes, IMO. Are they really anti-establishment or are they really trust fund babies looking like they are roughing it through their college years? Jorge from W Palm Beach

 

Blogger Laurence John said ... (8:50 AM) : 

...and that IS a 1970s women's coat.

 

Anonymous Isobel Saoirse Dylan said ... (8:53 AM) : 

A group of outstanding people, like it:)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

Toulouse Lautrec would find them inspirational.

 

Blogger Marília said ... (9:12 AM) : 

c´est ça qui j´aime!!!

 

Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (9:14 AM) : 

Love the sheepskin coat tied around the middle! i like the balance of the slighty too small hat and his cropped pants and light shoes. the colours are great too. i'm guessing he's an artist!

 

Blogger Moi said ... (9:21 AM) : 

If he got rid of the belt over the coat I would like it a little better and it wouldn't look so feminine (to me). I think the gentleman in the green plaid Number 9 coat did the feminine look better. They are women's coats, right?

 

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

in my opinion it makes no sense for men wearing a ladies coat. the cut is for a womans body, you know what i mean?

thanx.

 

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

A litle bit too much ! too show off for Paris...

 

Blogger SNF said ... (9:26 AM) : 

Very Zazou

 

Blogger May Kasahara said ... (9:32 AM) : 

oh i LOVE This * * * *

 

Blogger hc said ... (9:41 AM) : 

the coat is all alone here...never want one piece to speak for the whole outfit, too gauche

 

Blogger JAKOB said ... (9:44 AM) : 

don't see what's good about these.

 

Blogger The Concrete Commentator said ... (9:57 AM) : 

to the person who said it makes no sense for a man to wear a ladies coat. I think now days things are becoming more unisex, and I appreciate this guy's self expression. I can't really tell if it's a ladies coat anyhow. It looks like it fits him fine, so whats the fuss?!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:06 AM) : 

Thinking out of the box is one thing... making sure you go in the right direction is another.

While fashion may be subjective, proportions and fit are not.

 

Anonymous Andrea said ... (10:18 AM) : 

The guy's hair colour and cut is what really makes this outfit.

And the dark touch of aubergine on the shirt.

He pulls it off, but only if the coat were shorter and without the belt could I fancy him :)

 

Blogger pablo said ... (10:24 AM) : 

oh i love this one, it's the kind of photograph that make me come back to your blog more than once a day, i love the black and the warm earthy tones and their smiles.

 

Blogger pablo said ... (10:24 AM) : 

oh i love this one, it's the kind of photograph that make me come back to your blog more than once a day, i love the black and the warm earthy tones and their smiles.

 

Blogger diane said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Wow, this shot reminds me of the beat generation. Absolutely my favorite one so far. My god, you're brilliant. xo

 

Blogger TEXTSTYLES said ... (10:52 AM) : 

ohh la la...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 AM) : 

His mischievous facial expression is what sells his outfit. I could also see him with a large fur coat, a la Edward Gorey. Well played!

 

Blogger smartheit said ... (11:02 AM) : 

cool gathering of people...

every single one of them very special carachters

 

Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (11:08 AM) : 

The guy in the woman's coat has just the right atitude to pull it off. He's having fun but it still works and I don't think the coat is "alone"- hat, shoes,shirt, pants, and his hair are all working with it. It would be interesting to see the coat without the belt- I think it might look even better. A fun shot.

 

Blogger Alpha Vomero said ... (11:09 AM) : 

I like this!
I wonder what they're talking about.....

 

Blogger Oskar said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Great to see a real friend being portraited here for the first time!
He was my first boylove, and he got his fantastic fugly style when he moved to London.
Love him!

 

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

the guy's look is overly effeminate. boldness does not always equal style. that coat could look great on a more masculine, rougher guy/man. otherwise, the whole thing is just out of balance.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Grandma's coat? A bookend to the shot from a few days ago, of the woman wearing Grandpa's coat.

 

Anonymous crowsfeet said ... (11:38 AM) : 

Would'ya look at that smirk? No one loves what he's wearing more than he does. Rightly so. I love how he starts out from the black and shiny wet street with his shoes and trousers and becomes all shades of brown and auburn with that cocky hat like an expletive on top of his head... like he sprouted there. And Leopard Girl's beret and gloves match.
vive la france...

 

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

a very poofy old coat

 

Blogger lenmeister said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Ouuh la lalaaa you gotta give it to the french, their confident and erratic fashion sense is unparalleled...fabulous bunch lol Concerning the man in the "woman" 70's coat..regardless of the minor fitting details, Im sure his personality is correlated to his style of garments (thus making him a true sartorialist) and I think in the end that's the beauty of it "wearing to express" (D. Miller from Barker black).
This trend of women's coat wearing men is taking off more than one might think I come to realize.

 

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

I think you used to shoot more people with personal style that came about totally organically, but now you seem to mostly shoot men and women in high end, expensive garments, where it can be more difficult to "go wrong". I am happy to see some real people here who dress to express--regardless of where the clothing came from!

 

Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (12:16 PM) : 

It's a women's coat!!

But I love this picture.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:25 PM) : 

adorable, i want to meet them all.

 

Blogger Fran Rosa said ... (12:56 PM) : 

Happy People!

 

Blogger travelbug said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Neo-hippies.

I'm not so sure... but they look warm.

 

Anonymous Royal Tenenbaum said ... (12:57 PM) : 

That leopard-print jacket is unapologetically hideous. Being anti-establishment / contrarian / whatever shouldn't be an excuse - or a reason - to wear that thing.

 

Blogger Sui Generis - Me said ... (12:57 PM) : 

omg, could these people be anymore FRENCH!?

 

Anonymous pj said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Men in anything with princess seams is a big no no in my book. But, perhaps I am being too traditional.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

People! so what if it's a woman's coat?? The dude can work it - he even got his picture on The Sartorialist today...

 

Anonymous lintmag said ... (1:18 PM) : 

j'aime les rouges! very cute.

 

Blogger cami falcão said ... (1:32 PM) : 

their attitude is better than their style, and attitude is everything.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 PM) : 

As Aerosmith so famously put it..."Dude looks like a lady".

 

Blogger toutlebazar said ... (3:19 PM) : 

I love this picture! So much energy and fur!

 

Blogger Eunice said ... (4:00 PM) : 

This month's pictures have been absolutely fantastic, Sart.

I wish I lived in Europe!

 

Blogger allison said ... (4:12 PM) : 

I love the colours in this!

aliveinbluesandgreys.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous cordelia said ... (4:35 PM) : 

Usually your b&w photos are exquisite, but this one is pure color painting...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 PM) : 

that boy is so adorable, i enjoy his hair and it looks as if what is under the coat, with the colors of the shirt and tie looks like he is doing something well.

 

Blogger Susana said ... (5:21 PM) : 

the man with had just made me smile, he looks old style Havana meets Europe and go for a stroll on the park lovely

 

Blogger IRENE said ... (6:00 PM) : 

oh yes, I love it. It's stylish, yet SO decadently french! Great choice of subjects/clothing/styling.

 

Blogger Room4777 said ... (7:26 PM) : 

The spirit of Rive Gauche comes alive in this photo. I can almost hear the nonchanlant comments followed by girlish giggles.

 

Blogger Scott W said ... (7:42 PM) : 

Really, really cute! All of them!

 

Blogger Flame Thrower said ... (8:07 PM) : 

oh my god, that fellow is amazing!

 

Blogger Shaynuh said ... (9:24 PM) : 

LOL! He looks so hip! Love the coat! :)

 

Blogger monique said ... (11:03 PM) : 

On paper I would probably not much like what this dude is wearing (woman's coat, highwater straight legs) but his attitude and youth and surrounding himself with friends of the same feather make it all work. Obviously not a look for everyone.

 

Blogger Jane said ... (12:32 AM) : 

wonderful--the hat and stubble makes this perfect. otherwise it would be just weird.

 

Blogger Annie said ... (12:51 AM) : 

my favorite parts: that little smirky expression on the man's face, and the orange hair/blue beret combo. this photograph is stunning.

 

Blogger The Catapult Kid said ... (1:19 AM) : 

Has anyone mentioned the orange haired theme that runs in variations among them?
I find as a texture it contributes to the overall effect of this picture.

 

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

FU#%.. finally. someone having fun with syle.

 

Anonymous Ruth @ Matches said ... (9:50 AM) : 

Les Bohemians! I love it!!!

Ruth @ Matches

http://blog.matchesfashion.com

 

Anonymous A hare in new york said ... (10:12 AM) : 

Lots to like about this photograph.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:01 AM) : 

Having fun with clothes. What's so wrong about that? -John/SF

 

Anonymous From the rock said ... (3:20 PM) : 

Love this picture! They all look fantastic. The girl with the red hair and that smile makes this picture fabulous.

 

Blogger Kate said ... (6:29 PM) : 

Great photo of real people showing original style. I'm sure they don't care what anyone else thinks of their outfits and that's what makes them cool.

 

Blogger nookiesoup said ... (7:41 PM) : 

yum-ful personality, here. i want to kiss them

 

Blogger Moxie Milquetoast said ... (7:42 PM) : 

I want to be the girl in the leopard print coat. C'est magnifique!

 

Blogger A Weekend in The City said ... (10:49 PM) : 

It's like they're talking about whoever is looking at them, right now. Lovely.

 

Blogger STUDIOPHOTO1 said ... (3:29 AM) : 

So gipsy chic !!
And they are all red hairs... Love the small hat on guy's head , very 60's.
it could be a cover for a Bruce Benderson book.
Philippe

http://www.studiophoto1.com

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 AM) : 

London goes to Paris! Student chic with bounty of thrift store bagins. Loves it!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Can't go with this, sorry folks.

The colors are fine, and so is his self-confidence, but his mom's coat has to go back to her closet.

~ Pooka

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:10 PM) : 

I had a coat like that in 1969. It had belonged to my mother and was from the thirties. A furrier in Prague, working in his own flat, had adapted it for me and I wore a leather belt which clinched my waist really thin. I travelled to London in it forty years ago to the day. I was sixteen. Nothing changes in life or fashion.

 

Blogger Toothache and Vinyl said ... (10:37 PM) : 

great coats

 

Blogger Dominique said ... (1:53 PM) : 

love his outfit! so epic

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:17 PM) : 

i never knew a fedora and leopard print
were " left bank"

 

Anonymous mmm said ... (6:44 PM) : 

Wow, is this for real? Love the group of people!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:30 AM) : 

he went to my school here in sweden. a very nice guy and I love what he's wearing

 

Blogger Caitlin said ... (12:02 PM) : 

But they look so RIGHT bank. He belongs in the 20th, not the 6th...

 

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