StitchUp for Friday, September 7, 2012



I noticed Stacey and her huge group of friends walking down Water Street one afternoon, and the whole lot of them looked amazing. Each and every one could have been featured here on the StitchUp…

I singled Stacey out because I thought what she has going on here is difficult to do and, minus the pocket clutter, she is pulling this look off quite well. I’m talking about the monochromatic palette here. To be honest, it’s a pretty daring way to go, especially with such muted tone like the tans worn here.

It seems as though Stacey makes it more about the patterns and textures than anything. The structured corduroy of the pant juxtaposes the soft fluffy knit of the cardigan well. Then the use of black shirt to frame the face and make a break between skintone and tan is really well done.

The footwear, being black, ties the look together. It completes a pattern, and the print on the shoes brings more interest to the look.


  1. Emma · August 13, 2011

    Nice! I want those shoes so bad.

  2. Ally · August 13, 2011

    I know not everyone wants to carry a purse around but a cute handbag would complete this look and take care of the ‘pocket clutter’. I’m not keen on the pants (are they pants?) but the shoes are super cute!

  3. Erin · August 13, 2011


  4. Allie · August 13, 2011

    Not a fan. I know purses can be a drag, but filling your pockets looks a little odd, especially in such a light coloured cardigan. And the shoes may be okay for halloween. That’s about it.

  5. BB · August 13, 2011

    I don’t get it. With the exception of the shoes and leggings – looks like something Joey Smallwood would have worn…like you would!

  6. kk · August 13, 2011

    the hair…like…this look is yawnnnnnn

  7. Festivus · August 13, 2011

    I dies at you!

  8. Stacey · August 13, 2011

    Hey guys!
    Stacey here, just wanted to let you guys know that I agree with everything you all are saying! My shoes rock, I have mad pocket clutter, my hair is also a grease hive! But that’s just me rolling out of bed!

  9. anon · August 13, 2011

    this is the best acceptance of criticism i have ever seen. i am in awe.

  10. littleL · August 13, 2011

    So, being the photographer you couldn’t ask one of her many friends to hold on to her rediculous pocket junk? I know you capture raw street wear, but if you like her outfit why not make her look as good as possible?

  11. Darrell Edwards · August 13, 2011

    very true. a lot of times i miss things like that because i am in a rush to try to get the shots without inconveniencing the subject too much too.

    i need to start taking a step back and keeping an eye out for that stuff.

  12. kevin · August 13, 2011

    maybe you could have offered the guy from last week your socks. for such a meticulously put together outfit I can’t believe he wore bare feet with lace up shoes on purpose. oy vey.
    i like today’s feature though. although I’m amazed that the fashion world hasn’t solved the problem of where to stash the iphone.

  13. Buddy · August 13, 2011

    Are those pants horse riding pants?

    Sure looks like it.

  14. kay · August 13, 2011

    hmm no way! his lack of socks really finished the look. totally a common thing to see on street blogs from larger cities and particularly euro ones! :)

  15. kevin · August 13, 2011

    Really? I could understand if it was a loafer or even a closed toe sandal but if it’s big in Japan then I guess I’m just a fashion philistine.

  16. Ronson · August 13, 2011

    People shouldn’t wear clothes the exact same colour as their skin. A nice blue burqa would look better.

  17. Julie · August 13, 2011

    dem shoes

  18. b00n · August 13, 2011

    Looks crap on them too.

  19. b00n · August 13, 2011

    Do you have tattoos on your feet?

  20. tinny · August 13, 2011


    And they are NOT corduroy! I wish this blog guy would at least read up on some basic fashion stuff like materials if he’s going to write a fashion blog. Even just look in a magazine or something. I’m not asking for anna wintour stuff here. Just for him to take note of some of the stuff that other different kinds of people might find aesthetically pleasing too.

  21. Darrell Edwards · August 13, 2011

    Hey Tinny

    i appreciate your sentiment, but as i’ve stated before, this is not a fashion blog – its about people who display a bit of playfulness in personal style, not necessarily what is or is not fashionable.

    i’ve never claimed to be any kind of fashion expert. I have always been an appreciator of fashion, clothing, and style – but to be honest i try to look at this from a bit outsiders perspective. I’m more of a people watcher than anything. I appreciate styles of all kinds and again, if you look back through the past two years of posts i try to highlight styles of all kinds – i tend to want to focus more on people who are trying things that might be outside of the norm, but again, there are some posts that are more straight laced.

    I do read style blogs i welcome suggestions of some you might think i should take a look at.

    I apologize, but from close up those pants DO look like corduroy – i neglected to ask if they actually where. i just like the way she was wearing them.

    Ultimately i’m trying to create a dialog about personal style here. if you dont like something, or if i’ve screwed something up, let me and the other commenters know what i’ve gotten wrong, lend to a conversation instead of getting (seemingly) frustrated with me because you think i should be something that i am not.

    I’m glad you enjoy’d this week’s subject though (September 14, 2012). If you’d like to, you can contact me directly with any other concerns, feel free.