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Monday, October 11, 2010

On the Street...Grandpa Cardigan, New York

Comments on "On the Street...Grandpa Cardigan, New York"


Blogger edge and grace said ... (3:58 PM) : 

i love it!! that sweater looks perfect for the fall. i quite enjoy the hat as well.


Blogger Goody said ... (4:00 PM) : 

Great outfit. Love the combination of the hat and the cardigan!


Blogger FH said ... (4:00 PM) : 

Oh Yeah !! I Love The Style !!


Blogger Chaucee said ... (4:03 PM) : 

This sweater is incredible.


Blogger istanbulfashionaddict said ... (4:06 PM) : 

I want the cardigan for a warm winter.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (4:17 PM) : 

What strikes me is that he not only wears the grandpa cardi but also the fitting shoes - but he balances it with the hat and red sunglasses - cool look!


Anonymous David Lam said ... (4:18 PM) : 

So casual, but so stylish.
I prefer them over normal Fall coats.


Anonymous Maria Finkernagel said ... (4:19 PM) : 

I like the worn shoes comfy sweater and a pop of red with the wayfarers.


Blogger Shebelle said ... (4:21 PM) : 



Blogger Sing said ... (4:23 PM) : 

Looks like grandma slippers too.


Blogger Natalya's Closet said ... (4:24 PM) : 

I LOVE it! XOXO, Natalya


Blogger TheCornerOME said ... (4:24 PM) : 

very nice!!! BTW have the same cardigan!


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

very :) chic!


Blogger lee&loo said ... (4:25 PM) : 

i just love it. i wish here in my town people wolud wear like this.


Blogger Mary Ko. said ... (4:26 PM) : 

he looks amazing
it's so New Yorkish..



Blogger fairytale said ... (4:31 PM) : 

i love the cardigan! looks so comfy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:37 PM) : 

This belongs on a fashion blog? Sweater too small, hat too small, "shoes" are actually sloppy slippers. Sorry, just doesn't cut it for me.

Of course, you always seem to find interesting people to photograph, but in this instance I don't find his outfit interesting or fashionable.


Blogger beths said ... (4:38 PM) : 

Grandpa's never fit him so well as this does.


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (4:39 PM) : 

It's all about the shoes. Love the slide-on's.


Blogger JustNorman said ... (4:42 PM) : 

not a big fan but the cardigan is tough however.



Blogger Vikki said ... (4:48 PM) : 

Amazing cardi. Love his look!!



Blogger JoeyAna said ... (4:50 PM) : 

perfect fall cardigan!


Anonymous Lust travel said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Hawt! Suave and hot. Like.


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (4:59 PM) : 

It looks like it was knitted by his grandma with love. GORGEOUS.


Anonymous jimjims said ... (5:11 PM) : 

cool looking top.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (5:12 PM) : 

That cardigan is perfection!


Anonymous amy said ... (5:18 PM) : 

they had a twin-version of this cardigan at j.crew last year. so interesting how the same styles suit men and women so differently.


Blogger Prutha said ... (5:21 PM) : 



Blogger Snow Black said ... (5:23 PM) : 

When is it going to get chilly enough here in London for me to wear my own grandpa sweater? ;-) I should really appreciate the warm weather while it lasts. I love the sweater on him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM) : 

Shoes are actually worn Campers... V.. nice and cosy look. :)


Blogger K.Cyrus said ... (5:41 PM) : 

Grandpa Cadigan?...Lol

But I do love the Blend of navy blue..



Blogger J.Ro said ... (5:42 PM) : 

If you're going to wear a grandpa sweater, play the part. Grandpa's don't text!


Blogger telephone arabe said ... (5:49 PM) : 

The slip ons are called morrocan babouches : a common shoe worn by the young and old in morrocco...but i never seen somebody rock a babouche in a hipster the look!!


Blogger Vfriedrich said ... (6:03 PM) : 

I prefer wearing mens sweaters...they're chunkier and cozier. I'm always on the hunt! XO Valerie

Some costume inspiration for the creative minds!


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (6:24 PM) : 

He has pulled this look together really well. Love the cardigan ang the way he is wearing his hat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:27 PM) : 

Nothing 'grandpa' about it. Great sweater. Great fit.


Blogger Catherine said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Grandpa cardigan, made hip by his sunglasses and hat. Love this! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:32 PM) : 

He sure doesn't look like a Grandpa in that! What a great cardigan!


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (6:34 PM) : 

He looks great in it . . . maybe because of his broad shoulders. They lift the sweater so it doesn't look so "grandpa" and frumpy.


Blogger MJCK said ... (6:35 PM) : 

Very stylish but not too much, it's just relaxed and fun.:) The shoes and the hat are great!


Blogger Ronisha said ... (6:50 PM) : 

I really like his style!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:50 PM) : 

His sweater fits him perfectly. Was it hand knit?


Blogger Sydney said ... (6:50 PM) : 

I love the fedora and the cardigan, but what's with the house slippers?


Blogger Kyle said ... (7:10 PM) : 

That is something I would wear. The cardigan is beautiful! I also love how casual the shades and shoes make the outfit look. He looks incredibly comfortable1


Blogger little miss said ... (7:25 PM) : 

That's one of the guitarists from the Blk Jks...amazing band from South Africa...


Blogger Mens Style 101 said ... (8:23 PM) : 

Love the cardigan. J. Crew has a similar one on their weekend factory website.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

I dislike sycophants. It seems that every one wants to flatter Scott gushing over every posted photo, that is so unnecessary. There are plenty of great shots, and stylish people as well as different and interesting fashions. But give me a break, what is "amazing" about this man look? Small hat over a big afro and ill fitting shoes that look like sleepers? I check the blog daily and enjoy it very much but I had vent my gripe :(


Blogger T.A.P.S. said ... (8:33 PM) : 

I am loving the colors here. The greys and this light brown are quite striking together. And of course love the shot with the baby blue wall.

Check out my post today on Spring 2011 shoes called:

"It's a Shoe Thing: Hooves in Heels



Anonymous Dana said ... (8:46 PM) : 

Cool dude. I love how his hat is perched on his head.


Blogger Fabiola "Fab" said ... (8:59 PM) : 

Super chic in my opinion!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 PM) : 

Love that shawl cardigan


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:48 PM) : 

BLAH, Hipster.


Blogger BDC said ... (11:04 PM) : 

Such a simple look - shouldn't more men be able to pull this off?


Anonymous Robin Ogden said ... (12:00 AM) : father has an old sweater nearly just like this one (all that's old is new!). Great sweater, nice look (and obviously a lasting look).

Robin Ogden


Anonymous Zenobiar said ... (12:06 AM) : 

Sweater lovers. I got mine from J Crew a month ago with zippered pockets instead of patch pockets. It's longer than his, which makes it even more-ish Grandpa. As noted above, it's still around. Love the shoes and shades. How does he keep the hat on??


Blogger Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski said ... (12:20 AM) : 

the shoes are better ;)


Blogger MitchRyan said ... (12:27 AM) : 

I think that is or is very similar to the J. Crew womens cardigan from their fall collection this year.


Blogger Chelly said ... (12:58 AM) : 

This works!


Blogger Olya Nikol Pishcheva said ... (1:14 AM) : 

Looks really lovely ~


Blogger paristempslibre said ... (2:15 AM) : 

so cool!!!! love it!


Blogger Matt said ... (2:39 AM) : 

I wear that exact same outfit everyday...pretty basic


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 AM) : 

This guy's name is Mpumi Mcata from South Africa. He plays lead guitar for the band, Blk Jks. I'm South African, so I'm proud to see this dude on this site.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 AM) : 

The fit of the sweater is divine.


Anonymous anne said ... (3:18 AM) : 

Amazing silhouette... as usually !


Blogger SPEETway said ... (3:26 AM) : 

and also granpa shoes!


Blogger Kha2 said ... (4:19 AM) : 

Wow! So refreshing to see a South African band member in here, go BLK JKS!Thanks Scott.


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (4:32 AM) : 

cool cardi, wow!


Blogger manuel said ... (4:36 AM) : 

i see black eyed peas. just awesome!


Anonymous Julia said ... (4:49 AM) : 

I love only the cardigan


Blogger urbanmosadi said ... (4:54 AM) : 

His name is Mpumi and he is a member of a South African Rock band called the Blk Jks. I adore him, and he always has had his own style in the band. Nice shot Scott. Such a proud moment!!!!

Real recognize Real


Blogger Valentine said ... (5:04 AM) : 

Wow classe !
-diary of a fashion stylist-


Blogger THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said ... (5:13 AM) : 

Great outfit,,,Love the combination


Blogger mamafrania said ... (5:53 AM) : 

love the style!


Anonymous Anastasia said ... (6:43 AM) : 

This gentleman has a certain allure...



Blogger Annushka said ... (6:45 AM) : 

It is weakened enough and convenient style, it is harmonious also to me very much it is pleasant!!!)))


Blogger lungile said ... (7:02 AM) : 

i get why some ppl dnt like this look, I think its great becase its so effortless. He's not tryna be fashionable- which I despise!
This is besides the fact that Dude is part of a very cool South African band.


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (7:31 AM) : 

Loving this cardi. and the writing on the background is perfect for photography


Blogger Laura Harris said ... (7:41 AM) : 

he looks like but funkier! hahaha :D


Blogger TorontoVerve.: said ... (7:46 AM) : 

Great sweater. Love the hat too.


Blogger E... said ... (7:59 AM) : 

Really amazing...I desire it!!!!


Blogger andiswamshiywa said ... (9:19 AM) : 

Mpumi is his name, from a South African band,Blk Jks. love the cardi and feeling proudly South African. Ayoba! Scott


Anonymous sawani said ... (9:21 AM) : 

Moroccan slippers... the guy looks into islamic cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 AM) : 

beautiful cardigan with a very interesting texture and the fitting is soooo good!! maybe be a khaki would have been more adequate but it fits to this man


Blogger erinbrooks said ... (9:28 AM) : 

so incredibly sexy!!
I am so in love with men who wear sweaters like this, it's just so cool and casual. And the slippers... very cool.


Blogger Benoit said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Just perfect


Blogger Nemee said ... (10:33 AM) : 

Love this outfit! The cardigan is great with all it's different colours.


Blogger marc//bam said ... (11:33 AM) : 

I love the snug fit and the color palette of blues, grays, and ruddy reds.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Haha, my father has exactly the same slippers! Originally the slippers were as yellow as the edges of the slippers. If you put extra soles in them they are very comfy!


Anonymous Best of Beehive said ... (12:53 PM) : 

Perfect hipster outfit. I do love that sweater though.


Blogger lintmag said ... (1:18 PM) : 

I have either this same cardi or one very similar - a few years old, originally Marc Jacobs but knocked off by Mossimo for Target really well. I like the grampa look on him.


Anonymous martja said ... (1:32 PM) : 

to anonymous 8:26 PM:
do I have the right to be amazed by my own standards or do I have to follow only YOURS????


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:43 PM) : 

Another guy with a small hat perching on top of his head. I believe we saw this in another photo of yours. I love the composition as well, the thin washing sign behind on the blue wall, a study of blues.


Anonymous evalyn said ... (1:48 PM) : 

Grampa slippers and hat, too. But he turns the whole thing around. My Grampa never looked like that!


Blogger The Artisann said ... (2:09 PM) : 

la la la! love me a grandpa cardigan.


Blogger Diogo Torres said ... (3:47 PM) : 

The shoes are something special


Blogger Marie said ... (5:34 PM) : 

My kind of man.


Blogger Beenie said ... (6:14 PM) : 

I love it.
it's very original !!! :)


Anonymous IA said ... (9:49 PM) : 

I don't know what constitutes a grandpa sweater since I grew up near the equator. But my mom has a sweater like that and it reminds me of a throw blanket in my living room. I'm sure its very comfy.


Anonymous The Prestige said ... (12:27 AM) : 

Sickest picture by Sartorialist since i have started following.


Blogger Liz S said ... (12:28 AM) : 

Love the whole outfit but I wish they would stop calling these grandpa cardigans--that was a long time ago they were worn in this context--we are much more eclectic and open with clothing styles in the 21st century....I hope.
Same goes for granny shoes, granny rugs etc.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:00 AM) : 

Hat's too small. Otherwise great cardigan. The rest of the outfit could be tossed in a bottomless pit


Blogger vintage1944 said ... (3:40 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 AM) : 

Mpumi! Proudnessness indeed! Lovely one Scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 AM) : 

He lives in my building in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He looks even better in person.


Anonymous Kar said ... (10:14 AM) : 

He looks like he fronts a ska band on the weekends. Cool cats in skinny pants/suits and small hats!


Anonymous bamto said ... (11:07 AM) : 

the pants and the cardigan are great!shoes look very comfy but i'd loved to see him in thick leather boots...


Blogger Buhle '08 said ... (11:20 AM) : 

OMG this is Mpumi Mcata from South Africa!!! He's a drummer on popular band BLK JKS!!! WOW


Anonymous Kristin Gunnarsdottir said ... (1:01 PM) : 

A great cardigan, just like this one, made out of icelandic wool is available from the label Farmers Market,


Blogger Brett said ... (1:28 PM) : 

BLK JKS represent!

Vote for the rapper who should get a CD box set treatment:


Anonymous Victor said ... (7:11 PM) : 

Gentlemen wear shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:54 PM) : 

I want, wait, NEED that sweater!


Blogger mixedtapediaries said ... (3:01 AM) : 

Oh my hat & umbrella! This guy is from down here in South Africa. He's in the group Blk Jks (pronounced Black Jacks. The are a rock indie band now living in NY.

I love his look.

Tx Sir Sartorialist


Anonymous MissB said ... (10:49 AM) : 

Mpumi from Blk Jks representing South Africa! Beautiful style and a beautiful soul from the most beautiful country in the world. The children of Africa are spreading the word, one grandpa cardi at a time x


Anonymous Niki said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Gotta love a stylish man. From top to bottom, very cool and cozy look.


Blogger Scatterbrain said ... (10:05 PM) : 

J. Crew Alpaca Cardigan!! Sooo nice but they only have larges online!! Definitely need to grab this sucker!


Anonymous sana said ... (5:34 AM) : 

ohhhhhhhhhh loveee thee shoess comingggg frommm southhh of moroccoooooo !!!!!!loveee those detailsssss...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:28 AM) : 

He looks great and I *love* BLK BJKS.


Anonymous GG said ... (6:55 AM) : 

Oooh...the cell phone coordinates with the glasses (and actually happens to be my cell phone). Does that make me a fashionista TOO, or do I need to wear red Ray Bans and a Grandpa sweater while I'm using my phone??? I do have an Everlast sweatshirt that used to belong to my grandpa, and it's grey...does that count??? Could Mpumi have worn that and ended up here?? Damn this fashionista thing is so complicated and existential. I guess some just get it without trying!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 PM) : 

Ok... we all love the cardigan, but it is too short for him. That cardigan can be something more, but he devalued with all of the other hispter gear.

Sloppy house slippers = no!

Red wayfarers = hipster for sure.

What is up with that small hat that serves no purpose? I believe straw hats should be left for summer, not fall.


Blogger Kaitlin said ... (12:43 AM) : 

i believe this is from j.crew from last year (i work there) it is a great sweater and we currently have one for women right now.


Blogger Fay said ... (6:13 PM) : 

I love this! I don't think you can ever go wrong with a grandpa cardigan.


Anonymous Salma said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Love the Moroccan leather slippers !!


Blogger SamB said ... (4:29 PM) : 

This cardigan is definitely available at Levis. I think it might even be a girls cardigan.


Blogger astielow said ... (4:23 PM) : 

The sweater is EDUN!

Available here:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:57 AM) : 

I mean at the end of the day the cat is expressing himself through his clothes. Its his OWN experession.

What do I think? I think he looks cool, he's got that Shoreditch London type look. Ok, New yorkers I know he's yours

Rock on bro.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:32 AM) : 

He's actually from Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa to be exact. And he's always on point, he's got a laid back look, with a contemporary african The morroccan shoes, the nappy hair, the navy and brown. Its a good look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:32 AM) : 

He's actually from Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa to be exact. And he's always on point, he's got a laid back look, with a contemporary african The morroccan shoes, the nappy hair, the navy and brown. Its a good look.


Anonymous ON Lifestyle said ... (12:08 AM) : 

love the cardigan!


Blogger Vivian said ... (10:33 AM) : 

that looks uber comfy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Oh my, Lovin those shoes...


Anonymous Xoliswa said ... (8:36 AM) : 

REPRESENTING South Africa!! BLK jacks.. your going places!! with love.. from South Africa!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:45 PM) : 

the shoes are amazing. They look like North African type or more Moroccan/Berber shoes.

More info:


Blogger Ki11aC@m said ... (10:40 PM) : 

This dude rocks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:59 PM) : 

grandpa sweater


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