1. Leia

    May 8, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Very bold… great color for the jacket but definitely not something you would catch the average Joe wearing.

  2. Sprockette

    May 8, 2009 at 10:28 am

    The shape the capri shoe combo gives him is flawless. Makes his calves look awesome.

  3. Leah

    May 8, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Great outfit. Like a modern dandy. Shame about the shoes though. I think he could have used something more substantial.

  4. Karoline

    May 8, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Lovely blazer!

  5. amalie

    May 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

    great blazer. and his pants are awesome… and some how, he manages to make it look good with those shoes..

  6. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

    o hai Ken! Love the locks.

  7. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Great summer look – apart from the shoes.

  8. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    From the knees up, his outfit is bangin’. The shoes, on the other hand, are doing him no favors.

  9. princess glee

    May 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Nuh-uh but thanks for trying.

  10. CW

    May 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I agree with Leah. This man should have worn something more substantial. In fact, he looks like he’s wearing a large-size ladies’ Keds.

    BTW, these are not capri pants for men. These are what we in the USA call knickers. (I know that in the UKspeak world “knickers” means underpants) This example looks like this gent should be golfing.


  11. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Let’s not kid ourselves. This looks like what it is i.e. man dressed in womans clothes. Not good.

  12. FiL

    May 8, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Nice haircut, nice jacket, nice pants well nice style & so natural..


  13. hc

    May 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    great top and shorts combo.

    shoes should be muted to balance the noisy shorts, which in turn need to be worn out further, before publicly wearing.

  14. Jazzbuff630

    May 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    The shoes kill the outfit. Wrong color, and too “flimsy”. He needs
    some brogues, or something with a kiltie on them. Ghillies with tassels on the lacetips would be perfect.

    I agree with Sprockette – the chap does display, as they used to say “a well turned calf”. This is not a look for the chicken-legged.

    I agree with Leah – something about this outfit is pre – Beau Brummel.

    I’d love a sport jacket made out of the same fabric as his knickers;
    that the extent of my sartorial adventurousness.

  15. owen

    May 8, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    love the pink plimsolls!

    i’ll wear this look in a heartbeat.

  16. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    It’s Phil!!!!!!!!

  17. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    great blazer – love the blue. not too sure of the shoes though, maybe a darker color would have balanced out the look.

  18. rEVOLVEr

    May 8, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I understand the androginy but i think the whole shape is too femenine, specially the shorts. Could’ve used a little bit more substance.

  19. NVA

    May 8, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    i find…the shoes is little bit female

  20. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    No doubt, I understand why this made the Sartorialist. You just couldn’t resist it.

  21. Laurence John

    May 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    this is crying out for battered brown brogues.

  22. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    ha! pretty funny

  23. Lorraine

    May 8, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    CW – you’re right, in the UK knickers means underpants, but we’d probably call these knickerbockers or pedal-pushers. I had a pair of burgundy velvet ones when I was a nipper that I loved. Like many commentators on here, I’m not sure about the shoes. My usual war cry here is, “I’d have gone for a brogue…”

  24. Catherine

    May 8, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    *sigh* This guy kinda looks like me…except I’m a girl…and he looks better *sigh*

  25. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    such beautiful fall light in that photo. nicely done.

  26. fumio230

    May 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    shoes is very good.

  27. CW

    May 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Lorraine, I would have gone not for a brogue (in USspeak, an oxford with a heavy sole) but for a low cut work shoe or even a desert boot.

    The denim jacket, now that another commenter mentioned it, does look like its for a woman.


  28. misskris-x

    May 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Haha I was right behind you when you were taking this. :)
    Loving Surry Hills atmosphere, and running into you just made my day.

  29. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I am not sure about his look…but I do dig the shot, nice shading and perspective.

  30. Audrey Highland

    May 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    It took me a while to decide if this was a man dressed in woman’s clothing or a very masculine woman.
    The blazer’s the highlight, though the pants and shoes seem too feminine, to me.


  31. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    love the irony in the shoes. brogues?? nah. yaaay for dissonance!

  32. Bookworm

    May 8, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Loving the shorts + the blue jacket (velvet, no?). Not a big fan of the pink shoes.

  33. Fashion Hayley

    May 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Its Phil Oh on the other side of the lens. Yay. He always looks smashing and has great taste. I like the casual shoe here.

  34. Casey

    May 8, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    The shoes scream “look at me!, look at me!”

  35. What everyone's fighting for.

    May 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Great look. The hair and The color of the jacket along with his skin and the print of the chaps and the pink shoes is exquisite,

    and I disagree with the shoe haters. They along with his long hair make look young and carefree instead of stuffy and old fashioned.

  36. Jeanette

    May 9, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Great looks, love your blog, but all these looks you have taken doesn’t really really mind me what the real Sydney fashion is like.

  37. marie

    May 9, 2009 at 1:45 am

    schmasculine / schmeminine .. does it matter?
    Fashion is about pushing boundaries.. women have adopted menswear details for decades now and in bygone days menswear was completely over the top in details that we would now consider only suitable for womens’ wear (ie. embroidery, lace, silk).
    Its always changing, that’s what makes it great and that’s why it makes it onto this website (i would assume).


  38. moremony services

    May 9, 2009 at 2:42 am

    great blazer. and his pants are awesome… and some how, he manages to make it look good with those shoes..

  39. rubie_xoxo

    May 9, 2009 at 8:23 am

    so, i live in sydney
    and no one i EVER see dresses like this.
    where the hellllll do you find them??


  40. suzanne nelson

    May 9, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Plus-fours can be a great alternative to shorts. i just bought some in white linen from a vintage store. i love the way this gentleman has put together his outfit so he looks contemporary and a bit quirky. he looks cool, and i like his shoes, too!

  41. Anonymous

    May 9, 2009 at 9:20 am

    agree w/ previous post—nice look on a 15 year old female-

  42. john benjamin pritchett

    May 9, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Not a great fan of this look but nice to see someone pushing boundaries!

  43. Lemom

    May 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Love the shoe, partially because I got a pair of red ones recently!

  44. Eric.Granwehr

    May 9, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    philll!!!!!!!! amazing.

  45. SallyO

    May 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    My mom has those shoes.

  46. Anonymous

    May 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of the overall ensemble, but I love the pants. I’m pretty sure they are by Dries van Noten, but if not they are nearly identical to a pair of his I’ve seen.

  47. Fashion Personality

    May 10, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Something difference! I like the unusual combination. I like the checkers pant.

  48. sara

    May 10, 2009 at 3:08 am

    he has a cool style!

  49. calangute-beach

    May 10, 2009 at 10:35 am

    beautiful casuals!!

  50. Barima

    May 10, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Always a pleasure to see Phil’s ensembles, though some Paul Smith brogues would have sold the look far more effectively. But this is why he is who he is

  51. ana

    May 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    everything is OK except for the pink shoes


  52. Jack Daniel

    May 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    wow, that jacket is niiice.

  53. CORTI

    May 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    his style is very similar to mine . . . I love it . . .

  54. sandra

    May 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm


  55. lauren baluyo

    May 11, 2009 at 2:27 am

    love the jacket…would wear it for myself. and do admire his rather quirky style.

  56. Ostendaise

    May 11, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Damn! Is it just me? That is hideous!

  57. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 5:51 am

    the bottom half makes him look like a dumpy matron. blunder!!!!!

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  59. jenny

    May 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    looks amazing!!! pink shoes clash with the rest.

  60. Morgan. V

    May 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Love the look of this guy

  61. samuel

    May 12, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I could just eat you up like a big bowl of porridge!

  62. Emily

    May 13, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Phil, you look wonderful. I hope you’re having fun!
    xo SUSSMAN

  63. thifal

    May 15, 2009 at 1:11 am

    oh i love the shoes, really

  64. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Phil is looking great!!! He looks very handsome like this!
    But hey! Where is your geisha elastic? That was a hot look too :)

  65. -jay

    May 17, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    is it me?

    there is something about his hair that clashes with the outfit…

    i cant put my finger on it…
    but there is a disposition that is lacking here.

  66. Brad

    May 19, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Love the plaid shorts. Right length, right fabric. I need to see more of these as opposed to super wide, ill fitting board shorts everywhere!

  67. dreamcrusher

    May 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    great outfit! But it reminds me way too much of america…

  68. Quinn

    May 25, 2009 at 2:00 am

    I look like Phil. Can someone give me his email? I think he is my twin.

  69. tripleseis

    June 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I like it!

    Always great to see men pushing boundaries. So what if he's wearing female (inspired) attire. He owns his look and that's all that matters. It's certainly a look I like to achieve and it's much better than the boring combat shorts and t-shirts I see guys wearing all the time!

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