103 comments

  1. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    July 6, 2009 at 9:26 am

    He looks so cool. And those shoes, are they really violet? Brilliant.

    Ruhvana

  2. The Khaki Crusader

    July 6, 2009 at 9:30 am

    purple drivers/mocs are practically a euro staple in the past 2 years.

  3. isadora

    July 6, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Something of Ruppert Everett…

  4. lura

    July 6, 2009 at 9:40 am

    great shoes!

  5. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 9:46 am

    This is fantastic. Simple, cool, elegant. the flipped collar is great. I want the shoes!!!

  6. miss a.

    July 6, 2009 at 9:47 am

    purple loafers? yes.

  7. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Even worse these shoes I have been looking for two seasons now and are either sold out or not bought buy retailers at all…grrr

  8. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Comfortabe look but I believe the purple suede loafers have been overdone since last summer..

    S

  9. Guernican

    July 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Mauve velvet dock shoes might work for Dickie Greenleaf, but they're a bridge too far for me. Nice look, but one few could pull off even in Gatsby's time.

  10. Cassiopeia

    July 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

    He looks grate!

  11. LivingGolden

    July 6, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I don't know why, but I just find it difficult to appreciate men in shorts above the knee. Cool shoes though.

  12. HannahandSophie

    July 6, 2009 at 10:09 am

    those shoes win me over. he could be homeless in a plastic bag and hed still have good style with those on!

  13. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 10:10 am

    This guy looks good, but I don't find anything original in his attire. In Paris many people wear this–in my opinion–dull look.

    I'm not a fan of the shoes. I love their color but the style is blah.

  14. Little Red

    July 6, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Those shoes are amazing. They truly make his outfit.

  15. D.tje

    July 6, 2009 at 10:13 am

    The purple driving mocs are becoming a terrible cliche in Europe. I am already sick of them. Good thing the Tod's version falls apart after 3 months of moderate wear. haha.

  16. D.Y kiehl ann

    July 6, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Totally awesome shoes..

  17. Markese

    July 6, 2009 at 10:19 am

    YOU ARE AT THE SHOWS? Is this the Couture shows?

    Oh but he does look so comfortable.

  18. Mod Paul

    July 6, 2009 at 10:32 am

    OK Homie needs one more button done. Trying way to hard…
    The kick's are ok but the Prada colored Loafers from last S/S were way more swank.

  19. jbozak

    July 6, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Purple, Shmurple, I love the entire look. Nothing is overdone, when it's done right and from head to toe this gent has it correclt. The open shirt, the up collar, the pommade-looks. He's a clean machine.

  20. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Amazing!

  21. diane

    July 6, 2009 at 10:39 am

    He reminds me a lot of Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Very nice.

  22. Alex

    July 6, 2009 at 10:48 am

    ooo ah ooo ah oooah glenn mcgrath!

  23. Dan in Richmond

    July 6, 2009 at 10:53 am

    He looks fantastic, but the shirt, shorts, watch- even his demeanor and haircut- are more important (and more elegant) than the shoes. A great look.

  24. James Taylor

    July 6, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I bought a pair of suede purple penny loafer driving moccasins yesterday for $38. A lot of people say they're passé in Europe but as the say in Italy, "lo stile è sempre di moda."

    Plus as a huge Fiorentina fan I can't think of a more Florentine shoe! FORZA VIOLA!

    PS: I can't believe LivingGolden can't appreciate men's shorts above the knee… isn't that what makes them shorts?

  25. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

    They might be everywhere in Europe but I can't say no to anything purple! <3

  26. Jazzbuff630

    July 6, 2009 at 11:02 am

    The purple Tods may be a cliche in other places, but not yet in Harlem…

  27. CK Dexter Haven

    July 6, 2009 at 11:02 am

    The purple shoes might have been stylish, but when everyone else is already doing it, it's too Copy Cat/"Hey, I'm in the club, too!"

    The rest of the look is nice, but i wonder if, when he's standing, those shorts are too short for those legs….

  28. Gary K.

    July 6, 2009 at 11:27 am

    A comfortable look, but nothing I can relate to, i.e., I'd never wear my shirt that open, shorts of any kind, or mauve shoes. I'm more interested in the overall effect of the photo as a whole, sort of a study in brown and white with this foreground guy providing some contrasting colors. The guy in back in the white shirt, white shoes, and tan slacks looks equally relaxed and comfortable in a more conservative outfit.

  29. A Super Dilettante

    July 6, 2009 at 11:31 am

    EFFORTLESSLY Stylish!!

  30. The Comet

    July 6, 2009 at 11:39 am

    there's really nothing like a purple car shoe.. divinity..

    xxo HH

  31. thierry

    July 6, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I bought a pair and regretted it instantly…actually fancy a pumpkin colour pair now or maybe duck egg blue

  32. Bahrain Fashion

    July 6, 2009 at 11:53 am

    It's definitely European-luxe-chic. And super-laid-back for summer.

    XX

  33. KL

    July 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

    great summer look. the shorts and shoes are great touches :)

    http://wordvomittt.blogspot.com

  34. Simo

    July 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Funny !! you shot some people wearing the same shoes ( or color ) last July 09

    I like the shoes of the man just behind him as well.

    http://www.simolino.blogspot.com

  35. drivers291

    July 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Yep, recently I've seen everywhere these purple mocs, even on the supermarket!! The total look looks great though..

  36. sparkle motion

    July 6, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I'm loving the violet loafers with the patterned shorts, subtly eye catching

  37. Tanvi

    July 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Love a man that isn't afraid of purple!

  38. Maria Confer

    July 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I love the clean white background and then the shocking purple shoes!

  39. kayang

    July 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I saw your face in the windows of Holt Renfrew downtown Toronto!

    I was driving by with my mom, and was like HEYY THAT GUY HAS THIS BLOG, AND HE'S A REALLY AMAZING FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER.

    As you could probably tell, I was really excited. lol

  40. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    love the shoes :) and the whole outfit!

  41. MaxW

    July 6, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Just like from an Agatha Christie Poirot movie at the Riviera…

  42. atasteoftomorrow

    July 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    This is the epitome of summer chic!

    http://www.atasteoftomorrow.blogspot.com

  43. rEVOLVEr

    July 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I want to wear those shoes… i don't have the kind of body to pull that look off but if i was that skinny i'd be wearing that period.

  44. Miiicha

    July 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    color color !<3

  45. Nouvelle Vue

    July 6, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I really like the combination of shirt and shorts. He has an very clean and classy look to him. The purple shoes aren't very appealing to me though.

  46. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    he's wearing car shoe, i've got tod's, they were sold out in london and had to get them in paris..i live in dubai (i usually wear with white slim jeans) and they're definitely not passe here!

  47. s_d

    July 6, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    i like the pattern on the shorts and the color of the shoes are really nice :]

  48. John Danner

    July 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Nice and clean…and refreshing.

  49. Alphonse Doré et Noir

    July 6, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Just love it!
    THe shoes, the shirt…

  50. nikky

    July 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    amazing purple moccs.

  51. Soren Lorensen

    July 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    urggghhh his shoes are KILLING ME with their perfection

  52. noelakadjtambour

    July 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    i love the very slick, well groomed hair

  53. BEA

    July 6, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    looks like an attractive Conan O'brian! those shoes made my day:)

  54. Zakuro Yugo (ZY)

    July 6, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I love his violet shoes and how to open the shirts bold;)

  55. Jillian

    July 6, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    his purple loafers are THE BEST! <3 thx for capturing this one!

  56. The Lisbon Tailor

    July 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Paris says "bienvenu" to summer garments

  57. Sartorial Student

    July 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    So very, very cool. The purple Tod's complete the outfit perfectly.

  58. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    blah, pretentious

  59. sartorial nightlife

    July 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    purple colored boat shoes…

    my mind is bamboozled…

  60. Cookie Cutter

    July 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Wow! So suave, so refreshing! I love this look!

  61. travelbug

    July 6, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Juicy shoes!

    The decollete of someone walking to the beach.

  62. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Fabulous! I wish more straight men could dress this nicely <3

  63. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Nothing beats a crisp white shirt, so fresh

  64. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    the slicked hair, open white shirt, old-time glammour…
    in love.

  65. IAMTHEANGELNEGRO

    July 6, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    YOU ARE SO VERY AMAZING!!!

  66. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Gosh, now why on earth do I not get to see men who look like that? He's really preposterously good looking, no?

  67. BobKentNoVa

    July 6, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I wore the same thing on Saturday, except my driving mocs were black. My Midwestern roots will never let me make the leap to purple shoes.

  68. Bombshell Kitten

    July 6, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Very crisp and clean, with a welcome touch of color. Fab!

  69. Christina Ann

    July 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Very cool look, but I think I had those same shoes in middle school.

  70. Anonymous

    July 6, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    He's yum!

  71. Anonymous

    July 7, 2009 at 1:31 am

    everyone is throwing their underpants and roomkey at this man. those shoes are just too, fabulous and unexpected

  72. Carmen

    July 7, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Superb photo! Love colors

  73. George

    July 7, 2009 at 3:27 am

    What shorts are those?

  74. Anonymous

    July 7, 2009 at 4:01 am

    His look have something old-time glammour…I like his car shoes specially in purple, the it of this summer.

  75. Black

    July 7, 2009 at 7:15 am

    *gasp* love him!

  76. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    July 7, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I like the whole look. I agree it's very European or old school Dickie Greenleaf American, East coast style

  77. The Stylist

    July 7, 2009 at 11:38 am

    He's rockin it and channeling Jude Law from The talanted Mr. Ripley.

    Streetfancy

  78. Anonymous

    July 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Work it girlfriend!!! mm hmm

  79. Agnes

    July 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Oh elegant outfit! If you want to find purple moco loafers they're available at Zara.

  80. Anonymous

    July 7, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Perhaps he is wearing the shoes ironically? I love the potential movement in this shot – where is that poised hand going…?

  81. LuxuryObsessed.com

    July 7, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I need the shoes, hell, I want the whole outfit!

  82. Anonymous

    July 7, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    he looks like he smells fantastic. but he's a little too old for shorty shorts. however, that pattern in a slightly longer, above-the-ankle cuffed "pajama bottom" would have been perfect, especially if you're blessed, as he is, with razor sharp shins and wrists, plus anti-gravity cheekbones. SO love the shoes and shirt very much.

  83. LHFC

    July 8, 2009 at 5:33 am

    how is he real? he looks like a beautiful statue

  84. Arsalan

    July 8, 2009 at 5:39 am

    I think those are Messimo Dutti loafers if I'm not mistaken

  85. preppygoesrock

    July 8, 2009 at 9:14 am

    luv the shoes!

    check out my blog
    http://preppygoesrock.blogspot.com/

  86. Angeles Almuna Design

    July 8, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Brilliant!!!!!! and those shoes are FABULOUS!!!!!

  87. Kiks

    July 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    the purple mocs return! :D

    you were obsessed with them last year already hehe

  88. Douglas

    July 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    What an elegant gent! I think the best part of the look lies in the fact that this looks effortless.

    douglascain.blogspot.com

  89. Meagan!

    July 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    more violet moccasins! Oh how I love them. (:

  90. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Isn't just the shoes…is all about the style! This guy is the male version of Tilda Swinton! just chic and cool!

  91. Lochi Love

    July 8, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    love this!

  92. David

    July 10, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    This guy reminds me of Dicky Greenleaf. Rivera Chic. In fact, this is my favourite picture that I have ever seen on your blog. I am most inspired. Love his hair too. Would have top marks if it were not for his apparently shaved legs! Thank you for your excellent blog, Scott.

  93. Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I could be wrong but those shorts look like they're from Club Monaco….

  94. Dot

    July 10, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Fabulous! It's not as perfect a composition as some of yours, but I love the bored woman behind him, and then the guy in the same pose, checking his blackberry.
    Actually, counting his cloth man bag and the tiniest glimpse of his red phone to offset his purple suede Tod's … I take that back. It's a brilliant composition.

  95. t dot

    July 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

    love the violet

  96. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I LOVE him and want to marry him!

  97. just.a.train

    July 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Those shoes? Made of WIN.

  98. Anonymous

    July 26, 2009 at 9:23 am

    He looks fine. Someone back there said she couldn't take a man seriously if he were to wear shorts above the knees. Sorry luv, but most shorts below the knees make a man look like a hip-hop wannabe hero and that's downright criminal behavior.

    And further to the crime… I charge the whole colony with obtrusive nasality! No actually what I wanted to say is that moccasins like he's wearing are the only shoes in which a man should be seen sockless.

    -Pietro

  99. Anonymous

    July 29, 2009 at 8:44 am

    tres chic. i want to be him

  100. Andre

    August 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    superb… real CLASS!!!
    guy has STYLE and know how to ROCK IT!

  101. St. Arthur

    August 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    OMG … so comfy love it and dandy

  102. David

    December 26, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Perfectly English?
    What is he doing with his right hand? Is it been touched by photoshop?

  103. dontbekhoi

    October 8, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Too pretentious & nothing unique :)

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