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Thursday, August 06, 2009

On the Street.... High-Top Cons and Jackets, Florence

Comments on "On the Street.... High-Top Cons and Jackets, Florence"


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

Love the look of the bottom photo. I love the combination of the formal with the casual. It's so Sydney! Definitely a look I will be trying when the warmer weather hits. Bring on Summer!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:23 AM) : 

awesome look, but I just cant quite get around the high tops. To me this look would be better with lows.


Blogger Sarah said ... (10:27 AM) : 

WOW, the first guy is soooooo hot.
Awesome style. Loving it :)


Blogger Tim said ... (10:32 AM) : 

Interesting dad, not completely sold on him though I think the pocket square makes his high-low look a bit formal, shoes seem more appropriate for the second younger guy
Both very REBEL


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 

I'm sorry I know you're the expert but these guys look like they're 8. The only people I ever see walking around with blazers and shorts are little boys. Shorts are fine but I just can't get myself to like a look that puts them with a jacket especially for an adult. I do like the cons with the jackets though, any sort of hipster update on the blue blazer is a breathe of fresh air.


Blogger Sweet Chic said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Great Photos, well taken, almost can ear how they sound like

Chic Wishes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

The shorts are cut too close. It looks like he's wearing boxer briefs and forgot to put his pants on.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 

So stylish! I love the pink and black striped pocket square against the black, white and gray!


Blogger Baek said ... (10:48 AM) : 

i love his style...
i wish i can pull out that style too
anyways, very nice


Anonymous A said ... (10:51 AM) : 

To me this would look like crap if it wasn't for the shorts. The cons need a lot of space not to mess up the rest of the look. Now, with alot of leg, this look kicks ass.


Blogger Hadley Makes said ... (10:52 AM) : 

I love how schoolboy this look is!


Blogger LIGHTHEADED STREET SALON said ... (10:57 AM) : 

so cute. maybe i won't get rid of all my converse just yet ...

i wonder if this would look as good on a girl? maybe not because i think it's something about the blazer + shorts + male leg + chucks. but perhaps something similar, but different could revive my old cons . . .


Anonymous Dan said ... (11:06 AM) : 

Aren't they the same person in both shots?


Blogger Hawa said ... (11:29 AM) : 

i agree, i thought it was aussie...cant wait to try these looks once summer sets in...why oh why is there no inspiration comming from the womenswear??


Blogger Diana said ... (11:30 AM) : 

the first guy surely has a good sense of humor.
I like this combination.


Blogger miss sophie said ... (11:32 AM) : 

this confirms my belief that chucks are the best versatile classic sneakers. ever. you should do a feature with chic ladies and their high-tops!


Anonymous maxwellconrad said ... (11:34 AM) : 

the bottom look got it right.
he's young, he's hot, he does what he wants.
...and he wants high-tops. he managed to make this look come as as very organic and 'thrown together'.

i love it.

the top photo is all wrong, his jacket and pocket square are both too formal to be worn with those chucks.
or maybe the chucks are too informal to be worn with the jacket and square?

his choice to wear the chucks comes off as too deliberate.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:36 AM) : 

Fuj - Gentelman and shorts. Terrible


Blogger Oana V. said ... (11:41 AM) : 

Funny at first sight I thought they are both the same person, they even have a similar dark brown bag. Anyway, they both rock this style.

Bette V.


Blogger american dream said ... (11:51 AM) : 



Blogger kahartland said ... (11:58 AM) : 

perfect ;) i love guys who have style


Blogger LE CALZATURE said ... (11:58 AM) : 

I like the clothes really, but the shoes... The shoes make the man! Please change


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:01 PM) : 

I love it how he looks kind of old school with the high top chucks and the shorts with the dress shirt and a blazer. Reminds me of a kid going to school in the morning back in maybe the 20's or 30's. I love it so much!
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Blogger Santino said ... (12:06 PM) : 

I think that both photographs are of the same guy (check the bag). The second ensemble--what else to call it, costume?--looks slightly less ridiculous but, c'mon ... he's not Sarah Jessica Parker (though he may wish he were).


Blogger Dream Sequins said ... (12:18 PM) : 

I think you have to be a slender young thing to pull this off. Otherwise, it's too infantilizing to wear shorts. These gents rock it right, though!


Blogger Cristi Silva said ... (1:06 PM) : 

THAT IS SO AWESOME!!Anyone who says that the shoes don't work with that outfit I will keep my response to myself :) SO SUPER RAD!


Blogger green lantern said ... (1:21 PM) : 

I like your main subject in this shot but for some reason the woman and man in the rearground look to be the most interesting to me, in this particular frame. He is indeed unique and worth the focus but the two passerby-ers are so meticulously "on point," head to toe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:25 PM) : 

not the same guy - the first one is wearing white shorts the other, grey turn ups. do look very similar though.


Blogger ricola said ... (1:31 PM) : 

Hmmm....can't quite agree with this one. Not with so many other more fitting sneaker designs available.


Blogger SOMETHING PICASSO said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Suit + cons = stunning combination.


Blogger Pearl Westwood said ... (1:44 PM) : 

I like the second photo it really works all casual, but the first guy no way, maybe its the too tight shorts?


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:44 PM) : 

They don't even remotely look like the same guy. I'm glad none of you are sitting on a jury. The second guy pulls it off. The first guy, not so much, and I think the lady's reaction in the background might be a response to how it is not working.


Blogger J. said ... (1:52 PM) : 

His outfit makes me rethink my idea that men have less choice than women in terms of dressing. Great, great outft.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 PM) : 



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

I like it a lot! Very sexy


Blogger DENNI said ... (2:58 PM) : 

totally great. gorgeous outfits.




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:04 PM) : 

Too gimmick-y. Converse hi-tops should be worn with a certain amount of discretion. Otherwise very nice elements in both pix.


Blogger hi-d said ... (3:06 PM) : 

I don't think this I the only one? What he's wearing from the waist up is nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:26 PM) : 

perhaps if the jacket had been run thru the washer and dryer so that it had the same mood as the shorts it would feel right.

as it is it looks like he forgot his pants....not feelin' it.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:33 PM) : 

Do NOT be fooled ladies and gentlemen! They are different in just about everything! The blazer up top is navy...the blazer at the bottom is black! The blazer up top has a red and white striped pocket square the one at the bottom is just white. The man at the top has white the bottom they're grey. The Converse shoes at the top are not tied up to the the bottom they are. The brown bag at the top is small and not the type to slouch and lay sloppy on the floor...the one at the bottom is softer leather and therefore it is sloppy and slouched. Even the aviators are different types because the ones a the top are gold rimmed..the bottom are silver! (LOOK CLOSELY!)
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Anonymous holly said ... (3:42 PM) : 

cute guys or guy...I want the white bag the lady is carrying in the first picture...I adore it


Blogger Passport Foodie said ... (4:17 PM) : 

I clearly need to get some shorts and Chuck Taylor's. :)

Passport Foodie


Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

Interesting look - clearly only for slimmer guys though. I wonder if slim tailored shorts like that will ever make it here stateside?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:31 PM) : 

Loving those hi-top black chucks! Great sneakers that go with everything!

Overall both looks are really good. Love the idea of combining casual shorts and chucks with a blazer.


Blogger Anita Puksic said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Cool and funky.

Peace and love!


Blogger Neezy said ... (4:47 PM) : 

It's a very interesting combo. It's fine I guess if eecuted well....


Blogger Ruralist said ... (5:21 PM) : 

I'm sorry, but no.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No.



Blogger Cassie Jo - Tofuscloset said ... (5:53 PM) : 

the second photo i like a lot..


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

so sexy! although i find the pocket square a little over the top for the first guy. the second one = yummy!



Blogger J.Teheren said ... (6:09 PM) : 

Comfirms my infatuation with the complex elegance of Chuck Taylors.


Blogger Victoria said ... (6:31 PM) : 

I love this so Much. Im going to make some.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:54 PM) : 

Interesting how virtually identical outfits can be so different. The top one looks contrived, the bottom one looks authentic. I think the fact the lower guy's willing to sit on the curb to take/make a call and let his bag flop tells us his cons are part of his life and not some cred-claiming prop.


Blogger Hayley said ... (7:34 PM) : 

these are fab.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 PM) : 

Yes . . . maybe the jacket should be less constructed.


Anonymous Fashion As a 2nd Language said ... (8:01 PM) : 

The man in the top photo is beautifully dressed, EXCEPT for those shorts & high tops. Slim white pants, cropped at the ankle, would serve his look, and his physique, much better. The man in the lower photograph may well be the same subject (everything from his nose and chin to his brown leather satchel look identical), but the grey, slightly looser shorts--and the pose--make his sartorial sins less obvious. We all live in fear of being caught by your merciless lens! The only revenge is to learn from our mistakes...


Blogger Fashion Hungry said ... (8:48 PM) : 

i loveee this.
it's so fresh


Blogger Barbara said ... (9:11 PM) : 

this is amazing!


Anonymous Sara said ... (12:26 AM) : 

Great look! It's always interesting to mix it up and not just stick to one prescribed formula for a look.


Blogger Macy said ... (2:06 AM) : 

Yuk compare and contrast to trousers above. Not cool, not comfy and trying too hard.
Although once again shoes don't match..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 AM) : 

Wow, sportswear and formal. Where do these people get their inspiration. Whatever will be next? Jeans and a jacket? The nerve of these people.

*Removes bileous tongue from cheek*


Blogger eva.ricarda said ... (3:22 AM) : 

always loved the cons-and-jacket-outfit - for women, too. wearing shorts it's even better. love it. and you know how to display it perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:53 AM) : 

Sart, they got your attention ,anybody´s attention !
That is probably the reason a lot of people get up in the morning and get dressed.´
It is time to do the opposite- at least when it comes to dressing.


Blogger Monika Poppy said ... (7:16 AM) : 

the first one does such a brilliant job mixing the dressy and casual look



Anonymous Diana said ... (7:19 AM) : 

Yes, I must admit I despise it when grown-ups pretend to stay forever young by wearing clothes that should be reserved for kids or teens. Age with dignity, lads :-)


Anonymous Diana said ... (7:21 AM) : 

...and yes, it is very Dorian Gray'ish.


Blogger martis said ... (7:31 AM) : 

Really great,
except for the shoes, i can NOT
stand the Converse label, it's so borin'...


Blogger Gary K. said ... (7:39 AM) : 

Agree w/ anonymous above re the little boy look of jacket and shorts. And the high-tops don't help matters. Little boyish, nerdy. Not a good look for a grown man. Maybe not even for a kid, for that matter.


Blogger Susie said ... (8:13 AM) : 

top guy looks like he's on his way too school. The shorts are too tight.

The bottom guy rocks it.



Anonymous Maria said ... (10:40 AM) : 

I wish more people dressed like this in the states.


Anonymous an said ... (11:06 AM) : 

i love both of these looks. i love when people shake up their ensembles a little bit with an element of surprise. totally cute.


Anonymous an said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Also, I think the reason why the Cons work better in the second photo is because of the uninterrupted black and white, thrown in with casual grey turn-up shorts.
In the first photo, the navy-blue and white color palette (along with the pocket square, of course) conveys a clean sense of formality, so the Cons are jarring once you move your eye down to the foot.


Anonymous Roth and Ko. said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Converse with a suit coat!? How subversive!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:48 PM) : 

Nerd nouveau is a popular current look, especially with art students. There are better examples of it, thank heaven.


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (1:28 PM) : 

Who knew high-top Keds would be such a fashion rebellion. Or are they Converse sneakers? I always see them as Keds.

This is an American influence that is comparatively benign -- considering all the junk food we're responsible for spreading around the world.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (1:41 PM) : 

Wow! I love people who really don't care if they look like oddballs, really don't care if there isn't an ounce of sex appeal in their style, really don't care what anyone thinks. How boring a place it would be without them.

These dudes are of the Pee Wee Herman school of dressing.... bringing a giggle to all who cross their paths.


Blogger Joêlle said ... (3:59 PM) : 

Cons will always rule!


Anonymous anna said ... (4:46 PM) : 

pretty awesome. definatley a look meant for europe (or sydney) but still, the hi-tops make the whole look very fun, a nice juxtaposition with the blazers!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:02 PM) : 

The first guy looks like he forgot to put his trousers on before he left the house. A bit ridiculous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:08 PM) : 

what's so great here about this being a blog is that you're scrolling down, seeing the top half of a chic gentleman and then scroll further down and be completely surpirsed by the mismatched bottom half - the mismatched-ness being the strength of the look though!


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

the shoes are great. classic even. nothing new about wearing them with either shorts or blazers. we did that back in the 80's. the bottom gent has it right. the top gent has it wrong, and it's the too tightness and too whiteness of his shorts that make is so wrong.

carry on.


Anonymous mrmiles said ... (10:19 PM) : 

love it...would love to see the cut of the jacket though...


Anonymous mrmiles said ... (10:20 PM) : 

re. the top pic though, i'd like to see the shorts a touch looser and a touch longer..


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

How very Angus-of-AC/DC.


Blogger Ashley Handlin said ... (2:09 AM) : 

he looks like a flight attendant for some reason.


Blogger Beth Ruby said ... (7:33 AM) : 

I love this look!
The converse gives thier outfit a nice casual edge.
Great shots!


Anonymous eon said ... (3:55 PM) : 

cool! the WHITE socks on the first shot!


Blogger Rococo Cocoa is Joe said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Today marks the first day that I own something in a picture on The Sartorialist. Hot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

I'm sorry, but it's just so contrived, which is never good on a woman, let alone a man. From the fussy little pocket square to the "zany" hightop chucks. It's a look that's trying to say "I'm a little schoolboy". But they're not.


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

The guy in the tan blazer in the top photo looks great. The two boys look silly.

This reminds me that while I adore all of the photos on this blog, my favorites are of the classic, wearable male looks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 AM) : 

Great combination!

Blog it! >>


Blogger sofia said ... (9:22 AM) : 

I <3 it


Blogger Thomas said ... (11:19 AM) : 

love it too!


Blogger bird of light said ... (8:08 AM) : 

The second guy gets my vote. Rather cute & dashing, at the same time ;)


Blogger sdfljslkdj said ... (5:54 PM) : 

I like it!

- Vanessa


Anonymous designer saree said ... (8:46 AM) : 

all are cool.
i liked bottom one, he don't care for anything.
amazing photo.


Blogger unspokenlove said ... (9:04 AM) : 

just great ! so stylish guy, anyways.. are they same guy?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:28 PM) : 

The first man has confidence to boot. Look at his strut. This is why I like the first outfit much better. The white shorts are a perfect fit in my opinion, and they offset the formal wear in a playful, casual way.

In fairness to the second shot, we can't see how it looks with him standing upright. Buy my money is still on the first.



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

I think the fellow in the white shorts at the top looks v. geeky. Leave it to Beaver shoes don't belong here. They don't belong on grown men, if you ask me.


Blogger Ben said ... (6:49 AM) : 

I love the juxtaposition of the formal blazer and casual style high top Cons. It's a look that most people can pull off without even thinking about it. Simple yet stylish. Love it.


Anonymous Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic said ... (7:02 PM) : 



Anonymous Mona said ... (6:50 AM) : 

I'm a huge AC/DC fan, and also a fashion student.
These guys are rocking the schoolboy look like two groomed Angus fans. It's nice and different, and refreshing to see a bit of male leg :)


Anonymous Leather Jackets said ... (12:21 PM) : 

Looking Cool!!!


Anonymous Designer Clothes said ... (9:26 AM) : 

wow..! he is looking good with those shorts and blazer.


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