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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

On the Street.... About Shape, NYC

Maybe it's because I have a hard time finding a DB that would look decent on me (so I am totally jealous) but I love this shot of Robert in super casual DB mode.

Comments on "On the Street.... About Shape, NYC"


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (9:45 AM) : 

He looks great!
Love the tapered cut of the trousers.


Blogger Stratos Bacalis said ... (9:46 AM) : 

The whole point of DB is looking more formal, so that is one point off. Casual DB jackets is what ruined it in the late 70s and 80s.
The whole shape is wrong here. I don't like looking like a carrot and I think neither would most men out there. Another point off.
The good tailoring of the pieces and the colour combinations are great though.


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Robert has yet to fail in my eyes. DB jacket and super-casual mode are not usually spoken in the same breath, but here he is doing it and looking good and blown up 400% I can see that yes, he's wearing an ascot! I love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 AM) : 

Yes, that is a fabulous jacket, nice dark shade of black. Great shot, busy backdrop. Is he wearing socks?


Blogger XAVS said ... (9:57 AM) : 

GORGEOUS! He looks sophisticated, trendy with those lovely glasses - exactly like mines by the way, lol - and the way he god, so poethic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 AM) : 

I am also in love with this shot of Robert :)


Blogger Carlos Gonzalez said ... (10:03 AM) : 

Perhaps an unstructured double-breasted blazer, made of a thick fabric would do? It would look sharp, but not stiff. Just like the one this guy is wearing


Blogger Raul said ... (10:04 AM) : 

LOVE the look. I like the fact he is not wearing jeans or anything casual. He wears the jacket as a coat. Love the scruffy beard and the rimmed glasses. Good job once again.


Blogger gregorytoddsmith said ... (10:12 AM) : 

I saw an excellent 70's Navy issue Peacoat at a vintage shop, here in Baton Rouge. It was in great condition and was actually fitted, around the waist. But, the sleeves were huge - not in length, but girth. It was $120, but I just couldn't justify spending that much on something that would make me feel so much like Robin Williams in Popeye.


Anonymous styling boss said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Your stylish model appears to be posing in a precarious spot. First the Prada shoe cruelty, and now models placed in busy intersections.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:33 AM) : 

I like the color combination and the shape of the jacket. However, I think the tapered trousers make him look pear shaped, a slightly wider leg might be more flattering. The worn in shoes and the glasses are perfection.


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (10:43 AM) : 

The loose fit of the DB would only pair well, IMHO, with slim pants such as the ones he is wearing; otherwise, the effect would be an additional 20 lbs on your frame. It is sort of like a fitness model wearing big things just because they can- it doesn't mean the rest of us should!!! Was this picture staged? Is the guy actually standing in "the box" in the front of idling traffic??? Jorge from W Palm Beach


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 AM) : 

Here the pants length is just right. Otherwise very much to my taste. I like American classical glass frames so much better than European ones, which are often impractical while too stylish.


Blogger Matthew said ... (11:11 AM) : 

The whole outfit is amazing. I definitely want some of those shoes, why is it that almost every guy on this blog has the greatest footwear?


Blogger May Kasahara said ... (11:25 AM) : 

I love the length of his pants + shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Don't be too jealous, my man. It takes more than a DB to make a man look good.


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

hey! guys help the economy and your look, get a shoe shine!


Blogger jamesy said ... (12:18 PM) : 

great shapes and incredible angle to shot him! Looks fantastic!


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (12:26 PM) : 

It's the whole ensemble that looks good. No single element to pull out, it all works together. The tapered shapes, colours, even his frames.


Blogger Remah said ... (12:33 PM) : 

I love his shoes! And his Woody Allen looking glasses.


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

great jacket on a handsome guy, but not loving the pants or shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 PM) : 

does anybody know what shoes those are?


Blogger barb. said ... (1:15 PM) : 

great outfit. amazing shot. and the shoes!!!!


Blogger green lantern said ... (1:24 PM) : 

Nope...coarsh wool finish of the jacket with smooth polished finished cotton pants?...that will never do! Jacket on its own is great as are the pants. I would have worn a tartan plaid pair of pants (same cut)with a bright shirt. Take better care of those shoes and put some socks on! Sockless is not always a fashion forward appearance.


Anonymous Luca said ... (1:53 PM) : 

The DB looks great; however, the absence of socks clashes very badly with the warmth of the rest of the attire.
Sorry for being so Milanese.


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

Something's always irritated me about some of these shots that pop up from time to time: It's not the quality of the shot really-- your compositions are always great. I am really irritated by the fact that some of these individuals insist on posing with their mobile. Please put the mobile away for the brief moment you're being immortalized by the Sartorialist!

Having said that, Robert looks awesome. Very classic mod.



Blogger STEFANIE said ... (2:51 PM) : 

great outfit, perfect blazer and love the tapered trousers that have just the right lenght!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 PM) : 

does anyone know what shoes he is wearing?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 PM) : 

Robert who?


Blogger Richard said ... (4:06 PM) : 

no, you're crazy. the guy has great shoes, and they're perfect the way they are; a shine would totally ruin it.

any idea where they're from?

but agreed - he's posing very obviously


Blogger cassaundra said ... (4:09 PM) : 

all about shape and shadow, indeed.
in fact, i wish i could have seen more of his shadow.


Blogger John Christopher said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Those shoes are IT. And do I spy an ascot...or tie..or neither? Can't tell.

Although I like the length of the inseam on the pants, the cut bothers me.

I also love double vents. WIN!

I agree with the mobile phone remark.

Also, regarding the shoe shining remark.. it's not the shine of the shoes, it's the line of the shoe.


Blogger The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie said ... (7:47 PM) : 

I like it but if you are not thin enough, Double breasted just looks like too much coat, if left unopened.

Ah, the days when this outfit was "out there" or "forward"

The lack of color makes it boring.

Thus is fashion, Next!


Anonymous Katherine said ... (7:56 PM) : 

he looks great, i love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:00 PM) : 

...Yeah, who?

Robert WHO?



Anonymous Geno said ... (8:29 PM) : 

What does "DB" stand for?


Blogger Starck Mad said ... (10:26 PM) : 

I might be a lone dissenter, since I love the look of a DB jacket, but with the super-narrow pants it seems to make for an awkward pear shape, so to speak.

It's a beautiful the light and shadows.


Blogger ginjin3 said ... (11:31 PM) : 

shoes of perfection! does anybody know how makes those shoes?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 AM) : 

This might could look good without the jacket.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (2:27 AM) : 

What is DB?

Anyway, nice outfit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

It's interesting to see that he continues to wear shoes without socks despite NYC temperatures. This picture has inspired me, and I too am sockless today.


Blogger elle1124 said ... (11:25 AM) : 

Looks simple but stylish. I think it looks very appropriate for his age as well. I'm just not a big fan of tapered pants.


Blogger Chrissy said ... (7:36 PM) : 

favorite trend this year: loafers that are well-loved and perfectly worn, paired with cropped pants to show them off.

In fact, I am a girl and I am always sporting some vintage men's oxfords (only men of the past had the foot size of modern women! Hard to find new men's shoes that are small enough)

Plus, showing a little bit of ankle is the perfect opportunity to add a color/texture with the socks.


Blogger Tiger Fodder said ... (8:43 PM) : 

For some reason I disagree with most of you. He looks too stiff in this casual outfit. I don't like that. I don't like the V shape of his body.


Anonymous cowboydan said ... (10:24 AM) : 

these are the sort of photos the blogs been missing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:40 AM) : 

I think DB stands for double breasted, no?


Anonymous Sinking Cities said ... (4:08 AM) : 

Awesome - rad style!


Anonymous whedda said ... (4:58 PM) : 

LOVE the length of the trousers!

Not Thom Browne-short but just short enough to make the shape of the legs perfect and avoid the trousers to cover the entire shoe. To bad most men are scared to death to wear their trousers even a little shorter then "normal"

Same goes for size..why does especialy you Americans insist on wearing your suit at least one size to large? Maybe this isn´t the right place to complain, almost every American man shoot by Scott Schuman have a great sense of style..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:07 PM) : 

Isn't the coat too short? Isn't the rule that a blazer should cover your rear end? Must be this Thom Browne thing that's so big in NYC.

But if his jacket were a skootch longer, he'd probably look less pear shaped.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Looks like Johan Lindeberg


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