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Thursday, August 05, 2010

On the Street....The Summer of The Blue Shoe, New York

Comments on "On the Street....The Summer of The Blue Shoe, New York"


Blogger Jessica Szeto said ... (9:53 AM) : 

love the pop of blue!


Blogger pinky said ... (9:55 AM) : 

3 cheers for blue shoes!!!!
any time any place, babe!
you just can't lose when you wear blue shoes!


Blogger FaceySarah said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Both photos are wonderful. I love the details in the first picture. Beautiful helmets!


Blogger moded'amour said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Love the first photo!


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Great scenario Scott!
I love the 2nd photos.. (i wann his loafers..shhh).
Love it..
Big hello from Australia


Anonymous Michael said ... (9:59 AM) : 

Not a huge Toms fan. Of course, the first one might not be. But it looks like it.

The second one is pretty sweet.


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

Love the pop of color those shoes give to an otherwise ordinary look.


Blogger franca maisha said ... (10:03 AM) : 

oh I adore his outfit! the way he combines the shoes with the pants is amazing! clashes in color can make and outfit so much more interesting, thanks for sharing its very inspirational :)



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 AM) : 

great shoes!


Anonymous Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Love the summer spirit^^


Blogger Claudia Cifuentes said ... (10:10 AM) : 

my absolute favorite color! i want, i need! xo


Blogger alex said ... (10:13 AM) : 

The bag on the back of the bike in the first photo is gorgeous!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:16 AM) : 

love how they wear the toms-type shoes the non-stereotypical way.


Blogger india flint said ... (10:17 AM) : 

scarlet yes, but blue? cerulean of all shades? hmmm


Blogger Nolita said ... (10:17 AM) : 

The leather bag on Vespa(?) is awesome!!!


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

Wau, great pictures. I just love the guy in the picture below, he is jusy SO handsome! And those shoes rocks. Where do you find men looking like that?


Anonymous marc said ... (10:31 AM) : 

terrible look


Blogger million feet said ... (10:32 AM) : 

absolutely LOVE the shoe :)


Blogger J. Ericson said ... (10:33 AM) : 

Ok, who do I have to kill to get that Vespa with that bag and helmets? Absolutely gorgeous!


Anonymous Becca said ... (10:34 AM) : 

I love all of the shoes in each image! The pop of blue is so lovely.



Blogger Ray said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Love the 1st photo:))


Anonymous jennifermmupton said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Great Summer pop colour! I love the Toms and the little jumper she is wearing is adorable. The rolled up khakis with a clean shirt really make the look on these guys.


Blogger B. said ... (10:41 AM) : 

I love the look of the girl of the first the oxford shoes.
Bah...i want them!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

The first one's are Tom's for sure.


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (10:45 AM) : 

I adore blue...fab the first photo


Blogger Carrie said ... (10:45 AM) : 

When I was in Spain in May I saw blue shoes EVERYWHERE!!! Love it!


Blogger Holly said ... (10:47 AM) : 

Love the blue of my favorite colors for summer!!!


Blogger Chas said ... (10:48 AM) : 

I love the first photo! The girl looks amazing!


Blogger P said ... (10:48 AM) : 

love the toms!

and great photo


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:49 AM) : 

love the first photo... totaly! everything... every detail!


Blogger Sara Szatmary said ... (10:50 AM) : 

what a fun accent to a neutral outfit! Plus, Toms (the shoes at the top), help underprivileged kids with every purchase.


Anonymous jimjims said ... (10:57 AM) : 

Love how the blue just stands out so strong against everything else.


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

Where I live (Italy) I have not see yet blue shoes, but I like them with a fresh style.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:59 AM) : 

I have those TOMS! They're so great.


Anonymous Ava said ... (11:01 AM) : 

I live in New York and always see people wearing shoes like these! They are amazing and add a pop of color to an otherwise dull outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

Love the color and the shoes are perfect for summer in the city. I have been wearing Tom's from the past two summers...great cause and great colors.


Blogger Shoestring Traveler said ... (11:04 AM) : 

Love the way the scooter in the first picture is "accessorized." :-)

Shoestring Traveler


Blogger Alicja said ... (11:05 AM) : 

Both photos are perfect. Summer joy of life, coffee and those blue shoes :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:06 AM) : 

Those shoes are called "alpargatas" and were used by the Gauchos in the countryside of Buenos Aires. Nowadays it's a popular shoe around the stylish "porteños".


Blogger blake said ... (11:07 AM) : 

I noticed a lot of men in Paris wearing similar a similar electric blue in their shoelaces the spring before last. A truly versatile color.


Anonymous Emily Ulrich said ... (11:16 AM) : 

How rad- love them!


Blogger West said ... (11:30 AM) : 

The first man looks silly. The second look fantastic. Pretention vs. fun.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (11:34 AM) : 

They really stand out! Great for photos as well. xx


Blogger agnes szucs said ... (11:39 AM) : 

electric colored shoes are an instant spot of attention, i like them... but what i also like in your fist photo is the nice patches of light and shade. a very cool shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 PM) : 

I want blue shoes now!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:09 PM) : 

To the anonymous porteño:
those shoes are called "alpargatas" at least in Cataluña and South Brazil. I guess some catalans (or hardly a French guy) brought them to South America, where both Argentinian and Brazilian gauchos use to wear them.

They are wonderful, but turn into stone after a rainy walk.



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

The guy in the first picture is Oliver Jeffers isn't it? The illustrator?


Blogger Monika said ... (12:16 PM) : 

These two photos are wonderful, u feel the spirit of place & people. Great work!


Anonymous ALEXIS said ... (12:17 PM) : 

I like it!


Blogger Nikkie said ... (12:19 PM) : 

i've always wanted a pair of this specific blue!!!
like it sooo much!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 PM) : 

Ooh, gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:35 PM) : 

This isn't a good look on either men. I love a splash of color, but this just looks tacky to me. And the first guy looks like a fashion victim. He's over-thinking it and looks a bit silly... his clothes are wearing him. The bag on the scooter is amazing, though!


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (12:40 PM) : 

I don't know if I could give a pass on those shoes. Yes they pop, but the color, ehhhh I don't know.


Blogger Misanthropic Pulp said ... (12:40 PM) : 

Wow, brilliant photos, they look like film stills...
Love the outfits, at times I envy Italians for their natural charm.


Blogger Daria said ... (12:40 PM) : 

oh, those blue shoes


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

I love these photo, especially the second in that little pocket park. His shoes are amazing, what are they?


Blogger The Red Umbrella said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Don't step on my blue suede shoes! Or on my blue non suede shoes!


Blogger Erica said ... (1:08 PM) : 

I love it! I hope these unexpected pops of color don't go away when Fall clothes come out. It feels especially bold on men ...



Blogger Zerrin said ... (1:20 PM) : 

they’re amazing!!My fav.the first photo!


Anonymous whizfolios said ... (1:27 PM) : 

I got the used blue shoe blues!


Blogger Ms. Magor said ... (1:33 PM) : 

beautiful blue shoes, I love them!


Anonymous v.shirazawa said ... (1:33 PM) : 

hah! I've got my periwinkles on today too!


Blogger Lauren said ... (1:37 PM) : 

The light in both these photos, particularly the second one, is divine. Pops of color are so fresh-- I'd be thrilled to see this trend continue on through fall!

Hand drawn:


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

Blue shoes are great and all, but my eyes are on the Zeha's in the first photo. GORGEOUS!


Blogger Alexandra said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Such a beautiful and vibrant blue/turquoise...

I'm in love with the first pic, such an incredibly chic couple.

Love Alexandra


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 PM) : 

Love the Zuriick shoes on the guy at the cafe! Great color!


Blogger Rainha de Espadas said ... (2:08 PM) : 

I just love the leather bag on Vespa!!!! Where did he found it????


Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (2:10 PM) : 

those blue babies sure add a little somein' somein'!!!


Anonymous lula said ... (2:17 PM) : 

The shoes of the first photo are the classic argentinian ALPARGATAS, wore by the gauchos.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:21 PM) : 

In both photos, clearly the first, are they not espadrilles? And I particularly like both men's tapered, rolled-up pants. I have the espadrilles - Provence, but where, oh where does one find these flat front narrow leg pants? Thank you.


Anonymous Chuck3819 said ... (2:26 PM) : 

Does anyone know what brand of shoes the gentleman with the coffee cup in the 2nd photo is wearing? They look like they might be Vans, but I have not ever seen them in that shade of blue. He looks very cool......


Anonymous frabjously said ... (2:48 PM) : 

I've got shoes like that too :p


Anonymous snappy said ... (3:00 PM) : 

Nothing like making a statement and what better way to make it than with your shoes. Very snappy.
snappy x


Blogger La Clochard said ... (3:20 PM) : 

The first picture juast can't be natural, it all looks perfect!

Every detail

Kisses :)


Anonymous I.G. said ... (3:21 PM) : 

I don't like that shade of blue to be honest. They remind me of the hospital. Plus it's so vibrant that I don't even look at the rest of the outfit. My eyes are just stuck at that one place, which really isn't a good thing unless I'm looking at their eyes/face. And the shoe itself looks like a sock to me. Sorry.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:28 PM) : 

To those wondering, the gentleman in the 2nd photo is wearing the slate colored Ake shoes by Zuriick (

I own two pairs of them and love them. Stylish, simple and surprisingly comfortable. Even better, they're from a small company in Utah.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 PM) : 

Never liked that color - or cheap uncomfortable shoes. Sorry.


Blogger Parker Todd said ... (3:31 PM) : 



Blogger The Styleograph said ... (3:34 PM) : 

first pic is my new fav...amazing atmosphere

Pictures of lovely people on the street


Anonymous Carofashionews said ... (3:39 PM) : 

Turquoise shoes worn by two people ... the beginning of a trend!

Caro - bloggeuse frome Geneva


Blogger amy lane said ... (4:09 PM) : 

YEAH!!! I LOVE that there are Toms Shoes in your post!!! if you don't know about them, check them out at

they are amazing with a great cause!

and the blue is adorable! i love color in mens' shoes! they are so unexpected, but always welcome and refreshing!


Blogger Kathleen said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Two great shots. I am just loving the light this week Scott. Oh, this blue is lovely and looks exactly the same on both pair of shoes. I am especially loving the second shot. Great natural setup. HIs casual outfit, the rolled up chinos, the espresso, and those shoes!


Blogger Megan said ... (4:16 PM) : 

love the first photo


Blogger glorys melo said ... (4:25 PM) : 

those blue shoes are one of the most wanted now for summer,they,r amazing ♥


Blogger thwany said ... (4:27 PM) : 

a dash of color makes everything better


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:31 PM) : 

Love the Toms in the first photo, although both styles are great. Such a wonderful summer look. Gotta love a man whose not afraid to have fun with his clothes.


Blogger L'Amour et la Paix said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Love the first photo! They both look so chic!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:03 PM) : 

wow, the fist photo is fab, love that there is a story there and it all looks so natural without superficial posing




Anonymous Kristofer said ... (5:06 PM) : 

He looks so timeless, old, young, mature, full of all depends on where you look, his smile, his arms, his face... love the blue shoes and his almost childish smile, so full of joy and life. LOVE the picture!


Blogger amber lynn said ... (5:18 PM) : 

loving the blue.



Blogger elizabeth said ... (5:29 PM) : 

love the blue shoes. but what about the girl? she looks pretty great, and has great shoes too!!!


Anonymous Carmela said ... (5:44 PM) : 

and what about this beatiful girl?!


Blogger maggie said ... (5:58 PM) : 

That first picture is of Oliver Jeffers, a FABULOUS children's book author and artist whose work EVERYONE should know! His books are wonderful, sweet without being saccharine and his illustration style is as appealing as his street style. I was so excited to see him here on my favorite fashion blog!


Anonymous Maya Popkin said ... (6:02 PM) : 

Love Love Love the "surprise factor" in inviting an unexpected (and preferably popping) shoe hue to an ensemble. It elevates the overall look and immediately seduces the observers attention - which is one of our main intentions when we dress up (well, on most days..)
People should play with this simple detail more often.
Maya -


Blogger Rachel Levit said ... (6:05 PM) : 

Jean Philippe Delhomme!
he's so cool


Blogger Parker Todd said ... (6:13 PM) : 

Hey Chuck3819. I think they are zuriick....


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Blue Blue Blue !
-diary of a fashion stylist-


Blogger Kathleen said ... (6:19 PM) : 

What a lovely shade of blue, David Hockney Swimming Pool Blue? What ever it is I love it. Both pictures are lovely. I love the dappled light and shade in both. You are really on an incredible roll this week Scott. Loving them all!


Blogger Pergolina said ... (6:36 PM) : 

that is a great blue...


Anonymous jack said ... (6:49 PM) : 

love everything about the first picture, the bag on the vespa is so beautiful.


Blogger Jane See said ... (9:54 PM) : 

The vespa on the first photo is a beaut! And the leather trunk behind looks divine!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:00 AM) : 

Those shots are very natural. I love it!


Anonymous JJ Scholl said ... (1:20 AM) : 

the scooter couple may be my favorite image of the year


JJ Scholl


Blogger Liz S said ... (3:40 AM) : 

Love the style of both the girl and boy in the first photo--but am not so sure about that blue colour--maybe if it was a bit darker or toned down--to match more with the rest of the tones in his clothes.
Same comment re the 2nd photo--just my thoughts.

Sart--I am thinking your more recent photos are not as cutting edge and creative as you have had in the past. I hope I'm wrong but after a bit of a peep back to 2009 I do think I still see it that way. Hoping for some more artistic styles showcased soon.... :)


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

Love the blue! I just wish there was some sunshine in Ireland so I could get mine out.


Blogger Melissa Z. said ... (4:51 AM) : 

The first pic is awesome, love it sooooooo much! great job!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:16 AM) : 

I love those shoes...the color is just amazing!


Blogger Coffee and Paper Cuts said ... (5:56 AM) : 

What are Toms?


Anonymous Annelie said ... (6:09 AM) : 

Love the pop of blue!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:47 AM) : 

Oh Yes! Fab colour blue to give new life to an outfit. I just love the girl's shoes too.


Blogger Claud said ... (7:51 AM) : 

The pop of blue gives the outfit a perfect finish. <3


Anonymous Middleseason said ... (8:13 AM) : 

Great shots the both. I love the shoes of the girl


Blogger Nina Bonita said ... (8:53 AM) : 

I am obsessing to have my own pair of blue shoes!!! That's it! I have to keep searching until I find The Perfect Blue Shoes for me


Anonymous Jackie said ... (8:53 AM) : 

I love how the blue shoes always serve as eyecatchers for otherwise rather plain outfits !


Blogger fueledbycoffee said ... (11:01 AM) : 

Is that last fella sitting at The Smile near Great jones?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 AM) : 

i'm still looking at the couple... can't stop


Blogger Eugenia Woods said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Beautiful photos.


Blogger Céline said ... (1:32 PM) : 

Ooh, I love vespa's :)
And the blue shoes really stand out in the pictures, nice..



Blogger Ali said ... (4:17 PM) : 

Love the TOMS! Great shoes for a great cause!


Anonymous Specialward said ... (4:54 PM) : 

That girl destroys everything around her. She is so gorgeous and her shoes are amazing. I'm so into the oxford/brogues on pretty girls look that's goin on right now.


Blogger KC said ... (8:38 PM) : 

it will always be a wonderful color on shoes.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:02 AM) : 

What is Back Dart means?

That blue shoes is hard to pull it off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

I feel super fashionable right now because I made my father buy blue gaastra shoes a couple of years ago. He started wearing them because he went sailing and now they are his favourite casual shoes!

Ha. This just proves his awesomeness :p


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

Great combination of a saturated hue with neutrals in the second photo. Inspiration for me.


Blogger Reine said ... (3:01 PM) : 

I love Toms! The idea of being able to help someone else in need is wonderful. And the shoes are not half bad looking. I have a pair and so does my mom. Although it is more like I have two since I always use my mom's too. I tell all of my friends they should get Toms.


Anonymous Hayley said ... (3:59 PM) : 

I love the blue shoes!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 PM) : 

if you are looking for those shoes and you are coming to spain, just ask for a light blue "esparteñas". They are the same as in the pics but without the horrible plastic base and nice "rope" based one. And hey, the pair is only 3 euros.


Blogger MBD/TAS said ... (11:11 PM) : 

And let's not notice the gorgeous MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA men's shoes worn by the woman in the first picture (Margiela's team has been producing the most spectacular shoes of late...with price tags, sadly, to match.) Summer dress and androgynous shoes really does it for me.


Blogger Carpe Diem said ... (1:48 AM) : 

Turquoise is the color in trend...truly chic.


Anonymous Paul (UK) said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Lovin' the first pic so much but then I'm biased - I bought a similar cream Vespa yesterday! The girls helmet is a Vespa GTV Sienna Avorio (current design, not vintage) and the mans a Davida. Both available in the UK, but sadly not that beautiful bag I'm sure! I want one! Could we convince you to shoot more beautiful people on italian scooters as well as bicyles Scott?! I love what you do...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

first pic is very well staged...


Blogger cleo said ... (4:14 AM) : 

the lady in the picture looks amazing:) and i love all the shoes in the pictures:)


Blogger Bill Lightner said ... (4:43 PM) : 

I am more intrigued with the emergence of scarves on American men than the shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:06 PM) : 

I love blue shoes but these look a bit absurd... like they left the house in their slippers.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 PM) : 

yeaah alpargatas, that´s their name!
love from argentina!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:06 AM) : 

does anyone know where the second photo might have been taken? it looks like a great place to hang out.


Blogger Je m'appelle Cynthia said ... (10:27 AM) : 

While the girls rock the same color in nail polish, the boys rock the blue shoes! Awesome ...


Blogger gringo jack said ... (9:12 PM) : 

I have a serious question, here. From the month of May until now, I've been in at least 10 cities of a million people or more, on 3 different continents (including the one I live in.) I haven't seen a single grown-up man wearing his pants rolled up like this, unless he was pulling a skiff onto the beach. I haven't seen ANYONE wearing a suit with his pants rolled up and no socks. This has piqued my curiosity. Is this something I'm going to see "everywhere else" in a year? Two years? Or, is this a fashion trend that will not get out of London, Paris, Milan, New York? I was in Los Angeles for a couple of days last month, and I didn't see a single man dressed this way. I am a fairly late bloomer, as far as fashion goes, but I am willing to learn. Please, someone, enlighten me. (I love the second guy's shoes, by the way.)


Anonymous cee said ... (2:06 PM) : 

thanks for the inspiration of the blue shoe! It's an amazing colour to be worked into an outfit.


Anonymous MLT43 said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Oh! I am so excited that you took a photo of JPh. Love that man to pieces. Have you moved into his old place yet?


Blogger OneCraftyFox said ... (10:01 AM) : 

I owned a pair of blue ballerina flats for the longest time, and I simply adored them. I completely wore them out, lol!

Have a great weekend :)


Blogger Jon Coles said ... (11:32 AM) : 

The blue shoes in the second photo are made by a company called Zuriick. I have several pairs and the blue ones are my all time favourite!


Anonymous matilda said ... (12:08 PM) : 

I have the same helmet! :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:03 AM) : 

I'll comment on the second guy because it sums up best what I am trying to say. A splash of vibrant colour is great. However, when its a total neutral outfit and then wham, electric blue shoes, it just doesn't work. the splash of colour needs to compliment the outfit. Here, it just seems out of place. Typical black shirt and khakis and then, bam blue shoes. It doesn't compliment, it just becomes the sole focus. There is no where to look but the shoes. I think the splash of colour technique should be discreet and not on the extremities (gloves, hat, shoes, etc)... it works best as a scarf or pocket square or even a belt...something in the middle to balance it out, not tip the scales.


Anonymous elysemarie said ... (11:00 AM) : 

where is that beautiful leather bag on the back of the vespa from? so yummy, I want it for my vintage Puch!


Anonymous Adeline JOURNET said ... (7:33 AM) : 

That's amazing how blue detail can change a look!


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

i believe in the second photo those are zuriicks, i have a pair just in grey.


Anonymous Specialward said ... (3:06 PM) : 

sooooo....does this girl have a name?


Blogger Raquel Ferreiro said ... (7:18 AM) : 

I Love it!!!!!


Anonymous mens designer t shirts said ... (8:39 AM) : 

Shoes should be the statement. The colour can stand out for me!


Anonymous David said ... (9:03 AM) : 

I really like light and atmosphere in these pictures.
It makes me want to leave Paris for a week or two.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:32 PM) : 

The shoes in the 2nd photo are by Zuriick. They have leather soled styles in that color too. So good...


Blogger MOD PAUL said ... (10:37 PM) : 

The Bloke on top proves you don't even need to be a MOD to pull off a good Scooter look.
Even a Davida helmet, well done mate.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:40 AM) : 

The Blue Shoe, New York ????? the kid on the bike has espadrilles Argentine camperooo the purest style !!!!! is copiaaa!
are beautiful, no?? silvia


Blogger Jayne Cotten said ... (3:44 PM) : 

Turquoise is the color of a summer sigh.


Blogger Editor said ... (11:19 PM) : 

Always an eye for color.

Notice how it sparkles in the light and shadow of the rest of the shot.

Can you smell the coffee?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 PM) : 

TOMS! Best shoes ever. Every man I've seen wear them manages to look so fresh and stylish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 AM) : 

Great looks as always - love the look of the place where the guy is drinking coffee - where in NYC?


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:26 PM) : 

the first guy is stunning! wow!
great looks for men, can't we bring that sense of fashion to chicago now?


Anonymous Aleksandra said ... (2:00 PM) : 

Wow, I want to sit with him and to drink tasty coffee and rest, rest , rest. Fantastic shot and pieces of the day!


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