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On the Street......Mid-Summer White, Paris


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Thursday, July 16, 2009

On the Street......Mid-Summer White, Paris

Comments on "On the Street......Mid-Summer White, Paris"


Anonymous Thomas E.K. said ... (5:57 PM) : 

I really, really like the second one. Dude looks totally killer with those birkinstock looking sandals and the sunglasses. Love the embroidery on the cap. The accessories really make this outfit exceptionally rad in my opinion.


Blogger The Fashionstar said ... (6:03 PM) : 

I like the first guy's caftan, it looks cool & elegant. But sorry, not feeling the second guy's chest hair! I do like his accessories and pose, he seems quite confident.


Blogger Sarah ~ Lolita of Modern Times ~ said ... (6:09 PM) : 

OMG, the kid is just so cute! 'love the shoes and the bag on the 1st picture, it makes all the outfit so natural, 'really nice!

Lolita of Modern Times


Blogger Smalls said ... (6:23 PM) : 

Not feeling much of either. All white looks better on a boat.


Blogger MaraudingCat said ... (6:24 PM) : 

Agreed, the little boy is so cute as well!


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

Proportioning of the first picture is amazing.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:41 PM) : 

No kidding. I just asked my mom to buy me an caftan/kaftan for my birthday! I have been searching and searching ... any ideas about where I can find one on-line?


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:51 PM) : 

I like seeing kids in clothes that fit, no matter the state of the economy. And I have a creepy, sneaking suspicion that the 2nd guy isn't wearing beneath that...robe? Grudgingly gives him points for swagger.


Anonymous Cascadia Girl said ... (6:58 PM) : 

Long time admirer (and lurker), first time commenter.

These shots are simply, casually elegant in the esprit personnel sense. Comfortably authentic and, yes, a true inner confidence is reflected.

Where were the shots taken? I am thinking #1 was in front of a Bahai temple and the the other, maybe at a market?


Blogger Bombchell said ... (7:06 PM) : 

awww this makes me miss home so much (teary eyed)

lovely pictures


Blogger Stephanie Clayton said ... (7:06 PM) : 

so cool, fresh and carefree, i love both photos!


Blogger lets play a game like musical statues said ... (7:14 PM) : 

This is sooo cool1 i love it. fresh & clean.


Anonymous StreetstyleNews said ... (7:21 PM) : 

Both pictures are really remarkable!


Blogger Rimi said ... (7:28 PM) : 

the first picture looks so bright and radiant. comfortable at the same time. I wish i had one of those...


Blogger Mr. Badami said ... (7:38 PM) : 

$50 says the first guy got his stuff in india.


Blogger Hayley said ... (7:38 PM) : 

the little boy in the first is adorable. its so cute how much they match (:


Blogger kylie said ... (7:42 PM) : 

the man and boy both look totally awesome but together it is too contrived


Blogger Kristen said ... (7:48 PM) : 

MEN IN KURTAS. I wanted to bring back that style for men from India when I visited so badly. I see someone in France caught on to a great thing. The child is adorable.


Anonymous Beata said ... (7:53 PM) : 

the first pic ... very fresh!


Blogger Crunchy Chicken said ... (8:09 PM) : 

Meh, does nothing for me. Especially after yesterdays photos.


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

Kurta in Paris?
I have one for sleep.
the child lovely, father nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 PM) : 

I love the matching in the first pic. The outfit in the second pic looks so effortlessly thrown together... I love it!


Blogger Five Six Nine Two said ... (8:41 PM) : 

love how clean and fresh it looks


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (8:48 PM) : 

I love that first picture! For so many different reasons...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 PM) : 

boring and a little too Donavon.


Blogger Marissa said ... (8:54 PM) : 

white = purity. i love it. plus, you dont sweat as much when you are wearing black. next stop, scott, egypt. seriously.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 PM) : 

Love the photos.. but the second one the outfit just seems to be very biblical. without the beard.. almost like the sermon the mount!!! What a different way to stay cool on a hot day though!! You wouldnt see that her in Australia I dont think..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:33 PM) : 

the second guy is hilarious.


Blogger Charlie said ... (9:35 PM) : 

I like the first photo of the gentleman and the little boy wearing matching outfits. Very seldom do you see father and son doing that and I really love it. I also like the fact that the little boy is leading the way. All of it looks very natural. Awesome photo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 PM) : 

They both look like JESUS.


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

i've been waiting for the day i see someone pull off the tuck-your-denim-pants-into-your-socks look this effortlessly. brilliant.


Blogger Bahrain Fashion said ... (10:38 PM) : 

I really love them both. Especially the kid in the first pic... cute!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 PM) : 

The outfit the father and son are wearing in the first pic looks alot like the traditional/festive Ethiopian clothing for men and boys. Intresting that someone in Paris is wearing this. Where did it come from?


Blogger atasteoftomorrow said ... (10:51 PM) : 

french men in kurtas? I love it!


Blogger kahartland said ... (11:22 PM) : 

i wish i could wear something clean and flowy like that-its so dreadfully hot where i live.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 PM) : 

Super cute first picture!

Lovin' it...




Anonymous ronan the librarian said ... (12:13 AM) : 

the second guy looks like an extra from "Monty Python's Life of Brian"


Blogger ikanbilis said ... (12:25 AM) : 

i'm always impressed with people who could go on all white and maintain ALL WHITE the whole day.

i could ruin it in seconds with mere ketchup stains.


Blogger T said ... (1:38 AM) : 

the first is a kurta-pyjama, a typical men's outfit from here in india. most men here wear it to bed :)


Anonymous Ria said ... (1:55 AM) : 

Wow those look great! I love the cool, clean, crisp look of this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:04 AM) : 

I really like the contrasts and the movement of the first pic. Amazing photos.


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (2:07 AM) : 

oh this little child is so charming....peter pan in disguise?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:25 AM) : 



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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:07 AM) : 

how about the guy sitting down in the second picture. any thoughts on jeans tucked into socks?


Blogger Bayley. said ... (3:18 AM) : 

white is so underestimated! the wee boy in the first shot is adorable!


Blogger Lauren Marissa Womack said ... (3:25 AM) : 

Beautiful! In the first photo, the man is painter Thomas Fougeirol, the boy Oskar. I just read an article featuring their home in the August issue of Cookie Magazine.


Blogger mimi said ... (3:40 AM) : 

both very nice looking, but I can't get over how much the first pic looks like they're going to a(n indian) funeral.

the second dude looks like he should be hawking overpriced marketstall tat...


Blogger Kelly said ... (7:32 AM) : 

The boy is adorable, and I think the outfit just makes him look angelic (not in a creepy supernatural way, in a way that he's innocent and sweet).


Blogger Pappelschnee said ... (8:05 AM) : 

I love this. The natural fabrics, the way they pull it off ... and when it's a 30°C hot summer day in the city I can't think of anything better than this. Better than men in boring shirts and shorts in soooo many ways.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:20 AM) : 

Love the picture with Father and Son. Looks really very cool!:-)))


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:42 AM) : 

What nationality is he? (second one)


Blogger Matthew Mikulice said ... (8:49 AM) : 

They look very stylish and even more comfortable! Just don't eat a hotdog while you're wearing 'em...


Anonymous Fool Brain said ... (8:55 AM) : 

So cocooning


Blogger MFAMB said ... (9:02 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 AM) : 

glad kurtas are atleast catching on in paris... The father + son look so relaxed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 AM) : 



Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I can see this on a beautiful woman on a leisure day. I think our lives are a lot more sophisticated than that to be wearing this throughout one's day.
Jorge from WPB


Blogger soulbitch. said ... (9:48 AM) : 

So simple, so cool!

The first picture is really nice!



Blogger the sophisticat said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Beautiful photos...the first is so lovely, I love everything about it. A style truth.


Blogger AJW18 said ... (10:14 AM) : 

I think it is interesting to see how caftans (all over the runways for SS10) are already on the streets.


Blogger K said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Usually, in a mosque, men usually would wear a similar style to that one; white + sometimes a cap on the head :) anyway, i love the first picture, the kid is definitely adorable!



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

i love it, but agree with an earlier comment that i would prefer a belt that covered the waist-seam x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 PM) : 

"i've been waiting for the day i see someone pull off the tuck-your-denim-pants-into-your-socks look this effortlessly"



Anonymous 69 said ... (2:36 PM) : 

this is future wear!


Anonymous olafgermany said ... (3:49 PM) : 

That is the SS 2010 style... they wear it now. I love it, in 2009 it is soo unique and looks so relaxed. The first man can wear it better, it is all about the face and attitude. I want this look too.


Blogger Sylvia said ... (3:52 PM) : 

It's different and really interesting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

love both pictures and outfits. pretty kitty publishing if u looking for a kaftan online u go see the following website


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:45 PM) : 

once again, Indian style and tradition breaks into fashion.
i cannot help but be proud :)


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

#1: the train stations of North India are filled with such people...


Anonymous merzbild71 said ... (5:48 PM) : 

I think what saves the man in #1 (besides his kid) is his short haircut. If he had long hair and a beard, I don't think we'd be discussing him...


Blogger DENNI said ... (5:58 PM) : 

starting new looks.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 PM) : 

Since when did my grandpa's kurta pyjama's become fashionable??! So funny.


Blogger The Aesthete said ... (8:52 PM) : 

It's surprising to see a serwal kurta in Paris. The first picture almost looks like it was taken on the steps of a mosque after prayer time...


Blogger M. Fairchild Clark said ... (11:17 PM) : 

Modern Jesus. Love it. Quintessential example of how ANYTHING works as long as you own it and work it.


Blogger thwany said ... (12:24 AM) : 

i would love to wear the one in the 2nd pic and feel a breeze in the hot, muggy summer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:59 AM) : 

I really, really love the first one! I would kill for a top like that. Where can you find that?


Anonymous Le 21ème said ... (3:07 AM) : 

What a wonderful juxtaposition!


Blogger qi said ... (3:09 AM) : 

These beautiful men in their white clothes... ;-)


Blogger José Cabral said ... (3:17 AM) : 

father and son...
fatehr and son..
father and son.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:51 AM) : 

what you've got here is the elegance and the simplicity of the shalwar and kameez. think of summer in the subcontinent. i dont see why this cant work in europe. great work!


Blogger ekilore said ... (9:52 AM) : 

I love the shoes of the sitting man in the second pic!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 PM) : 

Are they auditioning? The second one definitely looks like a costume, over the top.


Blogger erin nuts said ... (9:23 PM) : 

LOVE the father-son photo! the same look is different but just right on each of them. and I also love that the men in both photos still look masculine, even though the outfits are not distinctly so (and in the case of the bottom one, conventionally feminine). anyway, a very cool take on white for summer in both pics.


Blogger Charlotte Drene said ... (9:58 PM) : 

These photographs are lovely :-)


Blogger Angeles Almuna said ... (10:40 PM) : 

It is just refresh!!!! Fabulous!!!


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

In the first picture, the man is wearing a kurta, pyjama (drawstring pants). The common man's 'outfit' here in India, its usually worn as a night suit. The little boy's type of kurta is different, its usually worn as a casual shirt. He is wearing his kurta with a lose churidar. Churidar is a bias cut drawstring pant.

The cap that the second guy is wearing, we have something similar here called Kulu Topi. A lot of Muslim men wear crochet caps like this one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 AM) : 

The real hero here is the guy with jeans tucked into socks and oh his sandals. unreal.


Anonymous Vanity_Girl said ... (8:44 AM) : 

The kurta-pyjama combo was probably bought in India. It's the most commonly worn sleep-wear by men in north-India especially.


Blogger Agyesh said ... (10:43 AM) : 

so so indian yea.. And the steps look like a scene from next to the Ganges!

A runway example of a similar look..


Anonymous suman, india said ... (11:28 PM) : 

Kurtas, like the ones in the first pic, are traditional wear for men and boys in India. Casual, comfortable, and definitely summer. Fathers and sons often wear the same style kurtas - most likely bought from the same store at the neighbourhood market.. :)
the cloth is usually amazing for summers - soft and flowing. very very good stuff...


Blogger Lucy in the Sky said ... (2:04 AM) : 

such great captures of culture :)


Anonymous Bombshell Kitten said ... (1:12 AM) : 

Love the father-son matching in the first photo!


Blogger Dan said ... (9:19 AM) : 

i love his sexy chest hair ; )


Blogger B said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I feel so inspired by this. Can hardly way to walk around in flowing white.


Anonymous Marianne said ... (8:25 PM) : 

I don't know much about fashion and style, but I love the attitude here


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Sexy Muslim!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:11 AM) : 

The 1st one is "fashion colonialism."


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

I have dress same as first picture and wasn't brave enough to wear it. But it is look much better outside than I was picturing it. I'm gonna try it before summer is over.


Blogger Mad Mogs said ... (5:48 PM) : 

The man and child - photo at once says pretentious and cult-ish. That said the man has a peaceful vibe about him and the little boy seems happy enough...although I can't image them popping into MacDonalds for a lunchtime happy meal!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 AM) : 

this is similar to what Muslims wear when they go to their pilgrimage. This guy just stole the idea. Millions of people are wearing this right now, not just in Europe or Paris, wherever this is. Why all of a sudden it gets so much attention now that the Sart has it on his blog?


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