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On the Street......American Classics, Paris


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Monday, July 13, 2009

On the Street......American Classics, Paris

We have all seen this type of look before, but rarely done so well. This is all about execution.

Comments on "On the Street......American Classics, Paris"


Blogger xo said ... (10:08 AM) : 

Is that a ribbon strap watch? God is in the details.


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (10:16 AM) : 

Come to Palm Beach more often, we will show you some fine examples! Great outfit, great look! Jorge from WPB


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

simple and nice.


Blogger zoe said ... (10:30 AM) : 

there is something about his position here that is so great, almost like a ballerina! he looks like he is still floating in mid air.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 AM) : 

Classic being classic and details are nice too,
but I wish there were some kind of twist.


Blogger Allen - East Hampton said ... (10:43 AM) : 

You're right. He looks great.


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


it certainly is all about execution. most men wear their shorts too big and too long. this man's shorts look good on him because they are fitted (but not tight) and above the knee. this outfit is not sophisticated. is more about being comfortable and looking sharp. as "XO" said above, is all in the details (the strap of his wrist watch somewhat matching his belt). peace. sergio.


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



Anonymous Thomas E.K. said ... (11:21 AM) : 

Great details and I dig the look but like the above poster I would love to see a twist.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Just the style I Love wearing... awesome picture.. and what can we say about those Deck shoes... perfect!


Blogger amyw said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Perfect, absolutely perfect.


Blogger Maria Confer said ... (11:42 AM) : 

Love it, this is exactly how my husband dresses!!


Anonymous margot said ... (11:42 AM) : 

It's all on the watch band.


Blogger Manuel said ... (11:50 AM) : 

I feel perfect this man is very correct.
manuel from spain


Blogger kenny said ... (11:58 AM) : 

i think it's too matchy! i dislike the stripe watch + stripe belt... it reminds me of a costume.


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


Question about going sockless: A guy in high school did that and his feet were stained from his shoes. It looked like his feet were dyed!

Is that just from low quality leather?


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (12:50 PM) : 

he is really well dressed but in a quiet sort of humble way.


Blogger Gary K. said ... (1:36 PM) : 

Good, but a few strikes against this, for me.

1. The biggest strike against this is that the shorts, but that's my own personal pet peeve coming into play, i.e., I don't like men's shorts.

2. I might also take issue with the way the sleeves, being rolled rather than folded, detract from the overall clean look of the execution.

3. And I find that black band on the right wrist a little distracting.

The good stuff:

The twists in the photo are the striped watch band and the striped belt (I think they even match) as well as the blue boat shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 PM) : 

Should have seen me today. But my question is: could a girl sport this look as well as a guy does?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:44 PM) : 

Hay I know that shoes they are from I know that because I have the same

haha I´m so happy my shoes are on the satorialist

love Lars ♥


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:56 PM) : 

Very "DC"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 

I love this look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:20 PM) : 

she is so beautiful . the boat shoes show off her great legs and her hairstyle is gender-bending. I would like to meet this woman.


Blogger Tessies Hearts said ... (3:40 PM) : 

I like the way he's rolled his sleeves up, and buttoned the shirt to the top.
The shorts are just the right length and fit.

Fantastic outfit I say

nicola xx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

I truly wish I could pull that look off. I have tried many times only to fail miserably.

It's so classic. Reminds me of The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Passport Foodie


Blogger just.a.train said ... (5:42 PM) : 

The glasses and shoes complete this outfit. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM) : 

Cool and clean!


Blogger green lantern said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Pants are always critiqued by length and fit. These shorts are the PERFECT length and fit!!!! So well done!! Keep the summer outfits coming SART!


Blogger jcrew guy in Canada said ... (6:46 PM) : 

Great look, the watch I believe is from J.Crew.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 PM) : 

I love his look! I especially like his boat shoes! :)


Blogger John Danner said ... (8:27 PM) : 

perfect pair of shorts.


Blogger erin nuts said ... (8:41 PM) : 

so true! this is almost piece-for-piece the outfit that I see every single day on the preppy, waspy southern college boys...but none of them wear it with such aplomb. love love love


Blogger seawallrunner said ... (9:14 PM) : 

pure prep - love.


Blogger noelakadjtambour said ... (10:15 PM) : 

it's unassuming, that's what makes it great


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:30 PM) : 

Looks like a Thom Browne shirt, something about the collar?
At any rate...His proportions are perfect !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 PM) : 

This outfit is quite common in Singapore...but the most gorgeous item is the shoes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:24 AM) : 

He looks wonderful. No twist needed, at all.


Anonymous Funtastic Links said ... (1:19 AM) : 

I personally don't like it, looks to geeky...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:59 AM) : 

I find this so conservative, but he has done it well, mostly through good fit. The rolled sleeves are as much twist as this guy is gonna give you!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 AM) : 

I usually dislike trad looks--they strike me as stuffy and boring. But somehow, this shows it to me in a new way. Maybe the right wrist band adds a little flair? Maybe the way his step seems springy? Maybe plain clothes let his natural handsomeness shine through? Whatever it is, he looks absolutely splendid. And I will consider preppy stuff with more care now!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:46 AM) : 

are boat shoes a little too common nowadays to wear? or is it okay? just wondering. i have a lot of them but everywhere i look, there's a guy wearing boat shoes. just wondering!


Blogger Beny said ... (4:16 AM) : 

i Love the Shoes...


Anonymous Rabii BEN said ... (4:47 AM) : 

This is the outfit !!!

Bravo for the ribbon strap watch touch.

By the way can anyone help findin any brand that offers the same type of's been monthes i'm lookin for one.


Anonymous Sophie, the Barton Girl said ... (5:16 AM) : 

Could not agree more!


Blogger Sasha said ... (6:09 AM) : 

Simply and stylish.


Blogger Miiicha said ... (8:49 AM) : 



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

ah so true. execution is so key. you can have all the right elements but unrolled sleeves could have made this look totally different.


Blogger LIGHTHEADED STREET SALON said ... (10:34 AM) : 

yes, the rolled sleeves are key. i'm glad they are rolled and not neatly folded. his hair is tidy enough that he can have a little bit of casual feeling in there.

it's a little like how i style my husband - i make him shorts like these but about 3 inches shorter. men have wonderful legs and should show them off far more! i despise giant shorts down to mid-calf on so many north american men.

the boat shoes are a bit ubiquitous now - my husband has thse but in a brown leather - but i think that's okay, they're still great looking and it's so nice to see a man's bare ankle.

i know this is an american look, but it's also a little bit british, non?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 PM) : 

love the salt & pepper of his hair..... looks great


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 PM) : 

The Shorts are perfect! Can anyone guess the label?


Anonymous ama said ... (8:47 PM) : 

raybans...? oh no, not again. please.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:50 AM) : 

Is that David Chu?


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:59 AM) : 

This is all what Sartorialism about.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:22 AM) : 

i love how well put-together he looks! And he's Asian!!! but he doesn't look like a "typical" Asian!!! love it!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

I love his look, simply and chic inspired from Cap Cod


Blogger Ore said ... (2:56 PM) : 



Anonymous JR said ... (9:23 AM) : 

So, the shoes are, interestingly Rockports. Who would have guessed.

In response to Jimmmy, yes they do leave a blue stain on your feet, but I don't know if if has to do with the quality of the leather.

Any insight?


Blogger hc said ... (12:03 PM) : 

yes, this look has been all over. my only 2 gripes are a) that deck shoes should always be a bit scuffed, to make one presume they're actually used for its intention rather than just show, and b) since this look has been harped to death, have the patience to add your own twist to it. in this scenario this look is followed to the T, void of any personality, save maybe the black band, which though arguable, isn't enough.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 PM) : 

boat shoes are tired

i just hope seersucker shirts dont go down wtih them


Blogger Hayley said ... (7:34 PM) : 

the shoes pull it all together (;


Blogger Michael said ... (3:13 AM) : 

Everything else is ok, but the boat shoes? So ubiquitous, so boring, so over.


Blogger style inside said ... (11:27 AM) : 

everything could be boring but it just isn't, not on him. he does it well, this one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:46 PM) : 

He "does it so well" because he's a salt and pepper.


Blogger thwany said ... (12:25 AM) : 

i'm a sucker for salt & pepper


Anonymous james said ... (4:59 PM) : 

i like those shoes - sperry? they seem to have a glossy texture. wonder if they're limited edition.


Blogger not.quite.ana said ... (5:07 AM) : 

All of the pieces look suited for him exactly, and the way he arranged them fits perfectly. I especially adore the belt and the slightly loose shirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:37 PM) : 

I'm a little surprised no one mentioned that his watch band cordinated very well with the belt. Nearly the same pattern but not. And the shoes, with thick white strips fro the laces and soles, mimic the same pattern. The thickness of the glasses (not to mention the thick band on the other wrist) brings all teh elements together. I'm not sure if all that is intentional though. I just noticed that is why the picture flows well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:49 PM) : 

he looks like every other man with boating shoes, and chino shorts, with a blue pinstripe shirt, and black frames. I'm sick of this look.


Blogger Cloud 10 By LV said ... (1:41 AM) : 

Wow this is like my quintessential style I dont know where I would be without my boat shoes...I have a pair of Navy Blue Cole Haans and some chestnut brown Sperry's...



Blogger Geraldine said ... (3:53 AM) : 

oh gosh i really love this


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