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July 22, 2008 at 9:28 am
seen this look head to toe, in California since 2005… nice though
July 22, 2008 at 9:29 am
It’s almost as though he planned the hat, skateboard and bag.
July 22, 2008 at 9:35 am
This is a perfect welcome back shot. Why we love this town- the Great Meeting Ground.
July 22, 2008 at 9:36 am
Great bag, love the combination of scater and glam./Ghost
July 22, 2008 at 9:46 am
Must be hard to skate with those sandals
i love this image, but from my own experience (i am not saying that can’t do it) it is almost impossible to skateboard on sandals, really painful as well if you want to do tricks, but anyway he’s adorable
July 22, 2008 at 9:48 am
I feel like he should be staring in a Spike Lee film! Classic.
July 22, 2008 at 9:49 am
he was holding his sons skateboard
July 22, 2008 at 9:50 am
Verrry stylin’. Welcome back, Scott!
p.s. maybe he has kicks (for the board) in the glam-bag. Just a thought.
July 22, 2008 at 10:18 am
This may be “just” a person on the street, right? There’s no point in analyzing it in terms of fashion although he obviously isn’t oblivious to it, or at least to style- he’s trying to look good and he does.
Jorge from W Palm Beach
July 22, 2008 at 10:30 am
It is a good look for him, being fit and slim. The gold bag and the shades certainly reinforce the fact that he is going for style, not just clothes thrown together. I like the double wallet chains, (especially since you can get some of those at your hardware store!), and the leather wristband. I think the armholes of the tank are rather on the large side; I like more the muscle-t cut, but to each his own. Jorge from W Palm Beach
July 22, 2008 at 10:54 am
I love love love that hat!
July 22, 2008 at 10:58 am
Ah, Basquiat is alive and well!Very nice shot, love the ‘rude boy’ expression!
Nothing he has is individually impressive, but he does accessorize well. His whole outfit is rich and full as a result. Instead of relying on a single gimmick, it is a complete outfit. Not my look, personally, but the idea is the right one.
July 22, 2008 at 11:04 am
Really? Stylish? Am I missing something? I think he looks like a mess. Well, maybe not a mess but certainly not stylish or classic.
July 22, 2008 at 11:10 am
Yes for New York. I love everywhere you shoot. But I confess I feel the Ny spirit more than any. Its not always a class attack of designers and suits. New York is everyone.
July 22, 2008 at 11:27 am
Oh, yeah! It’s all about the look and the tilt of the hat.
July 22, 2008 at 11:29 am
Oh, man! That’s cutting it too close, if you know what I mean.
July 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm
To hold a skateboard as one would once a boom-box; who doesn’t like the cars, the cars that go boom?
July 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm
You make everyone look like they just stepped out of a magazine!
July 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm
Your subject has the moxie, but without the pose his appeal is hosed. Would loved to seen him with his son.
July 22, 2008 at 12:24 pm
An excellent example of how looking good has nothing to do with wearing expensive stuff.
July 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm
the gold bag and the sunglasses make the look for me.
July 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm
Another accessory pile-on. But that said, the proportions and colors on him are gorgeous. He looks like a cool breeze off the ocean.
July 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm
Am I missing something that others are seeing? I’m not spotting anything particularly stylish here. Just a guy schlepping around in a tank and cutoff jeans.
Honolulu Daily Photo
July 22, 2008 at 1:07 pm
It’s “The Attitude” that makes this work.
July 22, 2008 at 1:35 pm
Thanks, Sart! Finally someone dressed for really hot weather.
To me, it’s all about the length of the jeans, the hat, the wristbands. Wish we could see the sandals up close.
July 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm
in two years, are you going to photograph him wearing a goofy suitand proclaim your influance?
July 22, 2008 at 3:17 pm
A skateboard is not an accessory.
July 22, 2008 at 3:37 pm
I love it – it’s fit to be an NYC postcard.
July 22, 2008 at 4:31 pm
I really think that the hat makes this outfit! It’s just unusual enough to make the outfit stand out.
July 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm
I WANT THAT GOLD BAG!!!
July 22, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Bomb-ass from the neck up, ho-hum from the neck down.
July 22, 2008 at 5:37 pm
CLASSIC PRICELESS NYC!!!!
July 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm
God, sometimes NYC is so annoying
July 22, 2008 at 6:17 pm
Love the hat. Not so sure about the bag though…
July 22, 2008 at 7:14 pm
i wish i was in nyc right now!
July 22, 2008 at 8:17 pm
No movie here! this is it: NYC baby.
July 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm
What’s especially nice is the fact that this dude has got full-blown personal style. Nothing he has on is particularly exciting on it’s own (the hat is excellent and I don’t care for the bag but it is unusual) but the way he puts them together is ultra cool and it looks effortless.
He would fit right in with the crew of black surfers in Venice.
And I love his cut-through-the-bullshit stare.
July 22, 2008 at 11:50 pm
For those of you who don’t see the style in this, let me tell you what I see that makes me regard this guy as stylish: the roll brim of the hat and its jaunty angle; the shape of the sunnies; the necklace the sunnies are hanging from; the double strap wrist band; the yellow ring; the double wallet chain (each different); the gold lame bag (perfect!) all accessorizing what is basically cut-offs and a tank top. That’s great personal style to me: not expensive, not trendy, not obvious, not forced, not overwrought. The skateboard and the kerchief (kid’s shirt?) that is hanging out of his right pocket are bonus extras. The stare is the capper.
You still may not agree that he is stylish (chacun a son gout), but that’s what I see when I look at this pic.
July 23, 2008 at 2:41 am
hat throws it off a little. nonetheless, the gold bag is a great touch with the bright blue and the skateboard. i also like the hoboish sandals.
July 23, 2008 at 2:53 am
He looks amazing! I’m loving the way he accessorized his outfit…the ‘bracelet’, the ring, the bag, the scarf thingie in his pocket, the hat and the necklace. This guy is Eddy Grant, a random surfer dude out of California, Basquiat(like another above poster mentioned), Caribbean rude bwoi all rolled in one. Rockin’ photo, Scott. :]
July 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm
I agree, very Basquiat!
Serge! Love the reference!
WE LIKE THE CARS THE CARS THAT GO BOOM!
July 24, 2008 at 10:34 am
thank god! i’ve been missing your coverage of really casual summer looks….
July 24, 2008 at 4:58 pm
I love me in this pic …I’m very simple and i Love colors without a particular match just texture is all i need Thanks for comments folks!…LOL
July 24, 2008 at 10:05 pm
To me, simply put…this picture is a great pairing of different shades of blue and yellow/gold. From the chains and his bag, to the straw colour of his hat, matched with that bright top and jeans. The red scarf in his pocket adds that hit of red.
Looking at this guy makes me want to sit outside, even on the hottest smoggiest day, put on some tunes and have a nice long cool drink! This picture just says “summer in the city”. I love it.
July 31, 2008 at 2:15 pm
I really wish the skateboard was something else; like a canvas or actually a boombox. Skateboarding has such a rigorous authenticity, especially in New York, and in the picture it seems like a gimic; rather than contributing to the synergy of the outfit it severely attenuates its credibility.
As a portrait and outfit it works, now that I know the back story it works but I really wish you could have expressed this in pictures without back story.
Great blog though, I love it!
October 22, 2009 at 10:50 am
Its take a true sense of style to look like you put no thought into an outfit. He executes this flawlessly…..plus, he looks like someone you want to hang out with!
November 18, 2009 at 8:56 am
LOVE THIS LOOK!!!! Excellent.