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September 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm
September 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm
LOVE IT! Great photo and I love his style! XOXO, Natalya
September 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Love the striking green. Trousers are too short (for me)…
September 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm
wooo!!He is such a amazing color-ist!!Great<33
September 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm
September 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm
I love this! Everything about this is amazing, from the mint sweater to the perfectly lengthened pants.
Love RL. always have, always will.
September 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm
I love this guy! He always dresses a bit over the top, but I love the way he does it. He's got the khakis with the suit jacket, what we were seeing in your photos weeks ago from Europe. And the "Moc" type shoes. The green sweater over the shoulders is the killer, love it!
September 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm
his hair is divine!
i call for socks!
September 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm
Green + Navy is genius!
September 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm
Love it, great outfit! I love when men wear their sweaters like that around their neck, I never see it in California but here in Buenos Aires it's quite common.
Love the green !
September 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Ufff! what a outfit! What a man! ;)really Nice shot!
September 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm
That guy is IT. He's the preppy Adonis.
September 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm
He is what Americans call "preppy", right?
I think the green sweater is my favourite part.
Love the green!
September 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm
I love everything he has on (well, maybe not loving the highwaters too much) , but it's what he doesn't have on that is bothering me. I will never accept the notion of not wearing socks- simply on a practical level. Feet sweat, and shoes can give you callouses without protection. I just think that a nice pair of distinctive socks ALWAYS trump the "dare to be bare" look.
January 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm
I never wear socks, and never have any trouble. Socks completely ruin the look. I hate socks. And I actually hate decorative socks on men even more. This look would be completely ruined. No, comfortable shoes do not give you callouses, and your feet sweat less without socks. In any case, women wear flats with no socks all the time, no one minds it, do they? Look at the lady behind him, she has no socks.
Granted the shorter pant length is in, but c'mon it hardly floods in Manhattan…or maybe I'm wrong. Great looks, but the pants should be longer, at least down to the ankles. That being said, the color combination, the fit, the textures, all work very well.
September 29, 2010 at 4:59 pm
LOVE,LOVE, LOVE THE LENGTH OF THAT PANT!
Anytime my friends say something…I'm referring them to this picture.
September 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm
I wish MY hair would do that…
September 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm
Oooh, nothing like a bit of ankle.
September 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm
Yes, I must agree. You know you've got it when all you have to do is flash a little ankle. Why can't every man wear such a pant length? I don't think I'd be able to concentrate, on anything.
September 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Very Ralph Lauren!
Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski
September 29, 2010 at 5:38 pm
great fluorescent-green color of sweater! he does look like someone, who mixes tradition with modernity:)very elegant and stylish! like it!
September 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm
i m so sorry… i dont like his sweater ..why it is green? why is he wearing this ?
his style is really amazing without ….or is this new york?
January 31, 2013 at 6:52 am
LOL! Not sure what you mean by “or is this New York?” That New Yorkers are especially weird… ? Funny!
September 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm
yes, but just how often does one (man or woman)actually pull a sweater on over a blazer?
September 29, 2010 at 5:50 pm
Great look. The bold jumper makes this look. I'm pretty sure it's courtesy of British knitwear manufacturer Huxley! http://www.huxleyclothing.co.uk/shop
September 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm
I think I need those shoes in my life.
I LOVE IT! He looks so good and that splash of green is fabulous. x
Jessie's brother Neal stepped off the train, trying to remember what a Davis Cup tennis player looked like.
Norman MacleanA River Runs Through It
September 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm
I'm not fond of this shot, I don't like the hair, the length of the pants, or the sweater around his neck, which seems unnecessary. He's already wearing a nice jacket.
September 29, 2010 at 6:05 pm
It reminds me too much of Lapo E. And I DON'T like Lapo E.Aaannalisa
September 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm
Im a guy and I personally like this new trend of shorter pant lengths, especially when they're cuffed.I feel ilke it adds something even to a simple pair of jeans
September 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm
more than his ensemble I admire his genetics… such a hunk!! look the power of his jaw line…gosh..
September 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm
I'd lose the sweater. It looks like he is trying too hard. He has seen too many Sartorialist postings but still can't get it right. This guy would look much hotter in just a fitted T, blazer and regular length pants.
September 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm
I disdain the sweater over the shoulder look (over a jacket)-too much effort and a little sloppy.
The pants seem a little too short even for highwaters and the inseam a little, um, snug.
Color combination is nice.
September 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm
Reading the comments I think most viewers would DIE if they saw the attire inside 650.
September 29, 2010 at 6:33 pm
sorry, maybe this is super stylish, but to me he comes off as a self-obsessed blow-hard. there's something offputting about the whole look.
hmm. definitely not my favorite shot. ill have to echo the previous comments, it looks like he's trying way too hard. usually there's at least one good thing to take from a photo, but there really isn't much to like here.
as much as i like showing off ankles, the pants don't look natural on him at all, the sweater out of place. oh well, cant win em all!
September 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm
This IS style
September 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm
Honestly, this is a laughable outfit. I'm not trying to sound mean but this (mainly the pants) is a big "no".
September 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm
The sweater around his neck does not work. Its obvious that he has no intention of wearing it. Perhaps the pocket square could have been bright green instead.
September 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm
With his confidence, this man could wear anything…he even pulled off the too tight, too short pants!
September 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm
i think that his pants are too short – even for being ankle length intentionally.*sP
September 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm
Do you think he's as uncomfortable wearing those pants as I am looking at them?
September 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm
The addition of the preppy green sweater is nice.
September 29, 2010 at 7:24 pm
I also agree. I don't know. I've seen this look at least half a million times from others and I'm getting kind of tired of it. I'm not saying he doesn't look good, but…*sigh* Chinos, no socks, loafers, suit coat and some pop of color. *SIGH* okay, You look so business caszh.
September 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm
@Anonymous 6:40 & 6:44: Ditto. I'm cringing and laughing at once. This man's trying too hard.
September 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm
WOW (L) (L)
September 29, 2010 at 7:41 pm
Striking Green!! Bold Move….
September 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm
Step one: cut hairstep two : burn pants & sweaterStep three : keep jacketsocks: optionalfun with clothes: essential
January 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm
See? This is my point exactly. Its so fun to look at old comments, because the outfits that stand the test of time perfectly, are the ones the comments don’t get at all. Tis is why everyone should take a back look at the archives, and realize how completely blind we all are.
Crotch too tight. If this was on a woman we'd say camel toe. Not pretty.
The "perfect Ralph Lauren Guy".
September 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm
cute boy, but geez those trousers are so short and so tight in the crotch they look painful! ha. i guess i should say "nice package" but i really shouldn't be forced to think that. totally distracting. and he utterly knows it.
September 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm
I think it's important to consider context here. Yeah the green sweater over the coat is over the top, but he's at a Ralph Lauren show and looks like a Ralph Lauren model. Dude's job is to be over the top at this particular moment in time. Trying too hard? Better than not trying at all. I dig the ankles. I don't dig the "he needs socks comments". Get over it people. In his book Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion Bernhard Roetzel recommends that men go sockless when wearing mocs. Why? Ankles are sleek….if you have them. As for the flood, well I'd rather see a million dudes in Thom Browne-short pants than the masses of idiots wearing garbage bag sized attire, which is actually the norm. I'd take over-snug over over-large any day. I'm not forgetting pleasantly relaxed, but that's a very fine line. There is inspiration in this look. Not everyone's cup of tea, but the color combo is definitely on. And yeah, context.
September 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm
I love the short-paints LOL
kisses from Brazil
September 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm
He's beautiful. No socks is sexy & his ankles are beautiful and tanned. All feet don't sweat! The short pants suit him, the jacket and lime green sweater — terrific. Never cut your hair and the oh-so-cotroversial "tight crotch" — why not? I don't think he has anything to be ashamed of! Yes, this is a classic look and it's done a lot. But how can anyone be TIRED of it when someone like this carries it off? What's not to love?
September 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm
This is obviously a very handsome and well dressed man. But sometimes (I guess this time) it feels to me he is a bit of a RL caricature, the green jumper a bit too well planned, pocket squares, short trousers, all perfectly stylish but this guy never conveys to me that unselfconscious style that your male Italian friends achieve so well.That's not to say I wouldn't look at him twice on the street!
September 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm
September 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm
When will pants be normal length again???
September 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm
If he had a more casual jacket and watch this look might work, but it's a bit discordant as is. A business jacket doesn't really go with an otherwise very Ivy League look.
September 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm
Love the mint green and navy – no doubt but, a sweater on top of a suit jacket? not
shorter-than-normal khakis? too much ankle bone exposed.
= euuww… too contrived.
September 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm
The shoes are cool, but the pants are way too highwater(mock clamdiggers?), and what's up with the sweater?
If you think you have on too much stuff (which this guy didn't think so), take off one piece.
There's a lot going on here, bucko.
September 29, 2010 at 11:03 pm
i love the whole outfit ^_^
September 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm
I think he is a handsome man, love the sockless look (never wear 'em myself, even in winter) but the tightness of his pants makes them look as if they accidentally shrank in the wash, rather than a deliberate choice. As for the sweater, well, if you start off wearing it over your shirt and under your jacket, and you get too warm, where else are you going to wear it?
September 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm
I've heard of boyfriend jeans. Perhaps girlfriend jeans here? (couldn't find his in the dark?)
September 29, 2010 at 11:42 pm
pants are not too short per se but they might be too short with such a formal blazer/jacket. I guess I would need to see fabrics to make a real judgment. Something just seems off balance to me.
September 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm
Nice outfit, he looks cool with that.
September 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm
All right, well…since nobody else is going to say it, I will: Hubba, Hubba!
I thought the whole preppy look was about seeming NOT to try too hard. The real preppies (I'm not one, so just speculating here) must be rolling on the floor laughing at this, especially the pants crotch.
September 29, 2010 at 11:49 pm
i think accessories should be great watch, belt a scarf a hat but i just don't get the sweater it seems like he tried to hard! but i do love a man who does not wear socks!
September 30, 2010 at 2:07 am
OK here I go, am I the only one that finds the bulge in his pants a bit – odd… kind of like a Ken Doll? OK just me then!
September 30, 2010 at 2:41 am
This man has definitely got preppy style nailed to a T!
Love his look, and his hair too.. it makes me wanna pull my fingers through it to see if it's really as soft as it looks! LOL
September 30, 2010 at 3:11 am
it look like he was on a Raphl Lauren runway!! love the photo, he looks amazing…
September 30, 2010 at 3:24 am
This green is so gorgeous !I love that !
September 30, 2010 at 4:03 am
love the colors
September 30, 2010 at 4:07 am
This look is boring
September 30, 2010 at 4:09 am
The pants are way too short. Look like they shrunk in the washing machine. Overall a great look though…
Sara B. Bentley
September 30, 2010 at 4:25 am
He looks very "Ralph Lauren-y," no? Love the sweater around his neck instead of a scarf!
lefthand gilliam henderson
September 30, 2010 at 4:53 am
he works for the company, lol. i forget what he does. when i watch the product knowledge videos, he's the one explaining it all. i like the length. i roll my jeans and pants to/above the ankles… mainly to show off my socks. =]
September 30, 2010 at 5:35 am
Woow, like the picture…Good !
September 30, 2010 at 6:14 am
what a stylish man! wow! amazing green sweater!
September 30, 2010 at 6:22 am
A handsome gentleman who offers very little originality, but I like everything that he brings as wearing it.
September 30, 2010 at 6:50 am
I love that green has been making a return these past few years.
September 30, 2010 at 6:54 am
I like that you always get at least a once yearly shot of this guy.
RL FTW eh?
September 30, 2010 at 7:16 am
I don't know but when man of certainage *try* these pedal pusher/ cut off/cropped whatever you called this pants… sometimes ( almost ALL!) looks to pushy…love his watch!
September 30, 2010 at 7:22 am
There's nothing wrong with the guy!He could wear anyting with is confidence.
September 30, 2010 at 7:38 am
beautiful man, short trousers.
September 30, 2010 at 8:07 am
DSM's remark about "context" is spot on. In Real Life I find this look to be off-putting and here's why. In my experience this sort of a look is worn by someone who delivers long-winded, humorless, self involved monologues. Granted, that's my own prejudice, albeit one carved from experience. But back to context–He's the personification of the male Ralph Lauren look down to the sockless mocs and the rumpled, too short pants. You look at this man and can see him on his sail boat, driving his vintage BMW, cheering on his daughter and her expensive pony at Devon, attending a VIP cocktail party at the US Open. He knows wines. He doesn't work-he manages his portfolio, the seeds of which were planted a hundred years ago by his industrialist great grandfather. He's on several very impressive boards. He's Blue-Blood, Ivy League Lifestyle Man.
September 30, 2010 at 8:15 am
Hamptons look with a twist of lime.
September 30, 2010 at 8:43 am
i am in love right now with this guy !
September 30, 2010 at 9:50 am
goodness he looks amazing! love the green sweater around his neck!
la comedia del arte
September 30, 2010 at 10:05 am
wondeful green, short trousers…mmhh
September 30, 2010 at 10:26 am
Anyone know what brand loafers and watch he has on, love them!!!
September 30, 2010 at 10:58 am
AMAZING! Love his style, just perfect. He looks very Ralph Lauren…
September 30, 2010 at 11:06 am
We have two short trowser men, first in Atlanta, now in NYC. Is that a trend? If so, THANKS GOD! I'm 6'3", and it's very dificult for me to find "classic long" trowser for me. With this trend I could wear all my old trowser with proud!
September 30, 2010 at 11:18 am
My favorite stylish!I want more pictures from RL runway
September 30, 2010 at 11:25 am
September 30, 2010 at 11:35 am
The picture is great, as usual. However, in my opinion, that is not the natural style of the guy. I think he is trying to imitate the present trend of short trousers, but he lacks of personality. So, as for the green sweater, is just a trend of recent years.Only my personal opinion :)
Best of Beehive
September 30, 2010 at 11:44 am
The green! So perfect with the navy and khaki.
September 30, 2010 at 11:52 am
Sexy attractive guy!! Love his whole TOP ensemble but honestly, the trousers is wee too short… n his black loafers… oh my… i'm afraid it just doesn't jive. I'm confident he can do better than this… n he is so sexy! Did i mention that already?? :p
September 30, 2010 at 11:57 am
I'll never get tired of preppy. He looks effortlessly cool and that hair!!
September 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Lovely man with a bright snap of color. But my first thought was that his pants shrunk in the dryer (too tight in the groin…don't want to think about "it"). Maybe that was the only pair he had available. Or maybe someone dropped soup in his lap and gave him something temporary to wear home, and he's so cool it doesn't matter. Either way it looks like laundry day…ha-ha. Sorry.
September 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm
I just wanna go yachting with this guy!
September 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm
You know, each morning I say to myself ten times: I’m a fantastic guy, I’m a fantastic guy.
Thanks a lot Scott…
Now I’m going to have to say it fifty times.
WOW, he's got the WHOLe look down! And love the ankle pants!!!! Not many men would pull it off! Paris Fashion Week has gotten on to a crazy start with Pierre Carden! Go to http://www.imeanwhat.com for some snarky images!
September 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Wow. Absolutely beautiful specimen from head to toe.
September 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm
Proportion and silhouette are good, but wearing a navy pinstriped suit coat as an separate jacket? Er, no.
September 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm
This man is so glamour that I'm speechless!!
September 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm
Wow, he's pretty great, that green sweater rules.
September 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm
so typical!!!! just boring!
September 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm
Well, he's certainly a good-looking fashion victim.
September 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Great sweater, but his attitude is far too "Muffie-fetch-me-a-bloody" — and as 82Brute says, for many of us, that's mighty off-putting. (His hair is far too thin & fine for that cut, too.) The pants & shoes could work on someone who wore them with a sense of humor and irony.
September 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm
God, I wish more comment strings were like this. The usual comments—"I wish I lived in NY"; "People are so stylish in Milan"—are a pain. THIS comment string was terrific; readers really got a wide variety of possible responses to this guy. The only comment I truly disagree with is the idea that this guy is "boring." Nope. Not boring. Anything but boring…
September 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm
He is actually the head of mens sportswear at Ralph Lauren, which makes sense, and justifies the look.
It's his job – you got to respect that!
September 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm
He should look the part at RL – he is a senior exec there. Duh.
September 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm
he thinks he looks cool, but he really just looks ridiculous
September 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm
He looks swedish
September 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm
All he needs is a codpiece to round out the look.
September 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Does anyone know who this man is? I rode on a plane home from Hawaii with him, he was just as impeccably. So at least he is consistent?
September 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm
anyone know where i can get mocs like that?! i love love love them!
October 1, 2010 at 6:19 am
short pants are as white socks always out to be glam.
October 1, 2010 at 6:42 am
Love this man!
October 1, 2010 at 9:24 am
I think the short length looks great in photos – but in real life it just looks silly.
October 1, 2010 at 9:38 am
I've seen this gent before in other post and I think that he works for Polo Ralph Lauren, I love he's style and people need to understand that this is the Polo Look, and the crop pant is not an accident. perhaps this look is made for ( Park Ave & Up ) kind of people & not for the average Joe kind of people you dig!!
October 1, 2010 at 10:15 am
First it was the (still) ridiculous pants falling down "look", then it's the (still) ridiculous pants too short "look". The former looking like the wearer raided his fathers closet, the latter looking like the wearer raided his SONS' closet. Both don't work for me, I'm not sorry to say. A grown person should know how to buy clothes that fit.
With that typed…In theory I like the outfit but with the following changes:
1.) Pants that fit (i.e. at LEAST touching the top of the shoe.
2.) Properly fitting shirt (look at the exposed cuff, it could go down a TOUCH further.
3.) Followed by the jacket cuff ever so slightly.
4.) The hair. Length is ok but while a Ferrari should look fast sitting still your hair should not.
5.) The GREEN sweater. Actually, I don't have a problem with it. LOL. Although as an option he could have merely gone with pocket square in the same color.
October 1, 2010 at 10:22 am
People are defending this guy's look because he works for Ralph Lauren. All the more reason to tone it down a bit, I think. Even in his over-the-top ads, RL seldom lets it all hang out. And the slim cut of that jacket suggests he'd have a hard time wearing even the thinnest sweater under it.
October 1, 2010 at 10:28 am
There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and this man, judging from the photo, seems to be more on the arrogant "look at me" side. Too studied. Miles away from the attitude that you Americans call (using an 18th century Italian term) "sprezzatura". Or nonchalance if you want.
October 1, 2010 at 11:40 am
Wow – what a handsome man. Good thing he's so good-looking, the outfit clashes and the pants are high-waters. Please tell me high waters aren't coming into fashion?
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October 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm
Don't like this look – hair too long, trousers too tight, no socks. Ick. Also he looks self conscious, as if the clothes are wearing him rather than the other way around.
October 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm
he looks So fresh
October 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm
@Fernando: The watch looks like an Omega Speedmaster Professional.
October 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Time to wear longer pants…otherwise good detail.
October 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm
October 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm
…A little like wearing the shirt of the band you're going to see, isn't it?
October 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm
I love the fact that the Sartorialist does also post the wannabees. LOL
The Khaki Crusader
October 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm
J.W. practices what he preaches, that's for sure…
October 3, 2010 at 6:31 am
Way too conservative! Give us some creativity please!
October 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm
Can you spell AFFECTED!? I would do a complete 180 degree turn and never give this young man a second look. WTF!? This hasnt been done before!? I wore my pants that high in 1970!–its still a poor choice for men. Jack
October 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm
It seems he has taken his 12 year old brother's pants. Looks horrible!!!
October 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm
great pre-fall look with the bright green sweater and shoes with no socks!!
October 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm
No, no, no no nono . . .
October 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm
waaay to predictable. too loud. too clean. and high waters are one thing but their height needs to be in proportion to the width of the pant leg – these would suit finishing just above the ankle as they are they shift the attention to the least tailored knee area. or the moccasins echo the sloppy knees area. the outfit would work better without those pants or with the jacket unbuttoned minus the jumper. the loose/fitted is all mismatching. mediocre
October 6, 2010 at 6:09 am
Pants are too short should be slimmer..core pants are completely banned…but nice shoes and good taste for the rest…
October 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm
I absolutely love this breathtaking outfit. The color matching is both classy and edgy!
By MarielDvs from ContexStyle
October 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm
I think this is very nice outfit with some color, like ralph lauren likes alot as I also do. I think the loafers looks better with shorter pants, they get "uplifted" alittle…Another thing to note is why does he have a sweater around him when he doesnt even need it actually..
October 22, 2010 at 2:52 am
The pants are awful
October 29, 2010 at 5:41 am
Touch of green = winner.
November 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm
That's John Calcagno, VP of Men's Purple Label. I worked at Ralph with him this past summer.
January 7, 2011 at 10:43 am
So preppy, so RL
February 15, 2013 at 3:00 am
La giacca bellissima