1. sean

    May 15, 2008 at 8:15 am

    i really like the yellow accenting the cardigan with this look. i don’t think these pants work well for everyone, but he manages to pull them off. i can’t tell if he’s on his way to battery park for an afternoon read or a meeting in the office.

  2. -h of candid cool

    May 15, 2008 at 8:20 am

    im really enjoying the combination of grey and yellow. this cardigan is fantastic. and i like how he coordinates with the city’s cabs and concrete

  3. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Once again, a great use of color in the background (yellow cabs) against the subject. Similar to previous blogger’s comment on your photo of Dario and his blue scarf/navy coat against a blue car… Excellent work!!!

  4. sda

    May 15, 2008 at 8:36 am

    I love that preppy and restrained look, mixed with a simple yellow line on the cardigan.
    As for the 7/8 pants: good in-between shorts and regular long sized pants.

    One of my favs here!

  5. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 8:37 am

    I wish that yellow trim matched the taxis. Still, cute.

  6. Jenny

    May 15, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Sorry, that’s horrible. Yes, it’s stylish, but he’s obviously trying way too hard.

  7. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Oh ultimately cool. What a complete look. If I saw that wandering a street I think I might applaud.

  8. Day Glow Girlfriend

    May 15, 2008 at 8:48 am

    I don’t know how I feel about men cropped pants.
    But I love the cardigan with the black. Especially with the cab in the background.

  9. António Erre

    May 15, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Nice boy with style! Wrong shoes, though.

  10. bonsai giraffe

    May 15, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Love the way the yellow in the cardigan is reflected in the taxis in the background..Preppy without being pretentious. Not a fan of the naked shins though :)

  11. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 9:23 am

    i think this is an instant faaaaaavorite

  12. I *Heart* You

    May 15, 2008 at 9:24 am

    That cardigan/tie combo is perfection.

  13. Anthony

    May 15, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I suspect this young man has perused this blog a time or two…

  14. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Good job, Sart! How did you get him in front of the cabs? Really, really smart!

  15. Zaydoun

    May 15, 2008 at 9:59 am

    If I’m not mistaken that’s a Paul Smith cardigan… I almost bought one for myself until I saw the bold yellow horizontal stripes on the back… thought it was overkill

  16. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Oh my! The pants…make it stop!

  17. Kate Bigelow

    May 15, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Oh! one of my favorite color combinations, yellow and grey looks great together….And i love me a man cardi always. This gentleman has a great style, mixing colors and proportions very well.

    -Kate B.

  18. Karmander

    May 15, 2008 at 10:12 am

    It’s definitely working for me, against all odds…i think it’s his haircut.

  19. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Nice look. Very Thom Browne, but like Browne’s clothing, too contrived to be worn by everyone

  20. tobias

    May 15, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Love the way he blends in with the yellow cabs in the background!

    I don’t know about those capri like trousers on him though but,he feels tres comfortable in them and that’s what counts!

    Love the specs!

  21. Beth

    May 15, 2008 at 10:27 am

    oooh, he’s dressed for the territory I see…

  22. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Sorry, this look just doesn’t do it for me . . .

  23. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 10:32 am

    i love it!

  24. phoneysoubrette

    May 15, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Love the yellow, it perfectly echoes the cabs in the background. A beautiful shot, good job, Sart.

  25. pretty kitty publishing

    May 15, 2008 at 10:47 am


    Everything is pulled together and the white shoes are a surprist. Is he wearing socks?

    Love the glasses.

  26. Kyle

    May 15, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Love the pants, they’re the perfect cut and length for summer. And the yellow accent is just the right punch of color for the great and white.

    nice shot.

  27. anik2

    May 15, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I love yellow and gray together! It’s my new favourite.

  28. farah

    May 15, 2008 at 10:59 am

    does anyone know where this cardigan is from? or something similarly awesome?

  29. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:10 am

    very cool looking guy

  30. tj

    May 15, 2008 at 11:16 am

    The white shirt and black pants really make the yellow jump out.
    I like the eyeglasses. Bold frames.
    I can’t say that I love the hair. Just not my cup of tea.
    Are those rings on the necklace? I can’t tell.

  31. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:16 am

    YYYYYYellow! I usually don’t enjoy hothothot colors, but there is something wonderful about grey and yellow together. This guy wisely lets the cardigan be the star of his ensemble.

  32. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:22 am

    oh my! that cardigan is a winner!! does anyone know where to get it?

  33. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Wow. That’s a little bit veird, isnt’ it?

  34. Kanani

    May 15, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Oh…. my….
    The image he sets forth is as someone playful, androgynous and mod. But the white tennis shoes and the capris, well, they don’t give a very good line to the leg, which is abruptly cut off. Would have been quite different with long skinny jeans, and different shoes.

  35. Mic N

    May 15, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Hmmm, he look is very appealing, but i’m not sure if it’s because of the taut lines or the fact that his outfit is so very ‘in’. I see this look alot (especially when I look in the mirror), and i’m at once fascinated and infuriated. i’ll settle to say it’s very charming in an urban, zeitgeist-y sort of way.

    however, i will unequivocally conclude that his mullet-thing…please no.

  36. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:50 am

    ummm, no.

  37. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    no – he looks like he is trying just too hard. great cardi, even the pants are ok – I think it is more the pose and attitude that ruin it…

  38. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I love everything about this, including the pants and shoes.

  39. bakingwithplath

    May 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Love the yellow! The pants are pretty awful though..

  40. Iheartfashion

    May 15, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t think I’m ready for man-pris, but yellow and grey is my absolute favorite color combo!

  41. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Enough with the man capris. I yearn for the day when menswear grows up from its short, stunted phase. Perhaps I’ll start it.

  42. Adiel

    May 15, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I love the yellow!

  43. cassaundra

    May 15, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    As Tyra and Christian would say,

  44. veronique

    May 15, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Ha, ha! Geek chic. Cute and funny.

  45. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I had to look at this photo 3 times. I like the cardigan. This young man certainly makes a bold statement, yet I wonder what he will think when he sees this picture 5 years from now. My rule is use (at most) 1 flash item and go conservative with the rest. The pants would have worked if they were tight around his calves; and there are too many lines around the neck: shirt collar, tie, cardigan edges, and necklace with rings (?). I am glad he is doing it so that the rest of us dont have to. Loathe the shoes, sorry! Jorge from West Palm Beach

  46. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Like it, for him. He pulls it off. Definitely not too many can or do. He’s a hip young dude in N.Y. Go for it. I sometimes have trouble with guys like me over 40 going for this. Good job. Thank You.

  47. jessica

    May 15, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    fab!!! love it!
    i want want want to see the back of his hair, though… looks like a blonde… tail?

  48. BrentStarks

    May 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I dont even like cardigans and that is a nice sweater. I wont be wearing it, but cant knock the hustle…

  49. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I love the colors! Greys/Blacks accentuated with a beautiful yellow! It’s Jeffrey from Barneys :) Happy to see a friendly face out there and from someone who always has wonderful taste in clothes, colors and is always trying new looks :)

  50. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Is he wearing women’s pants?
    I hate this look from the waist down.

  51. Violet Harrington Pickles

    May 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    he makes me smile… he makes me happy.

  52. thepommeshop

    May 15, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve come back to this photo about four times now. I think for me, there are elements of this outfit that I would normally be repulsed by, (ie. tight manpris) but in combination, the whole thing works. He looks like a fun guy who’s willing to take a risk, and it paid off!

  53. Laurence John

    May 15, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    this should be really exciting yet somehow it isn’t.

  54. saudade

    May 15, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    My husband has sworn by these pants on men since picking up a pair in Japan a few years ago. They look fantastic, but you have to OWN it, and have great legs.

    This is how I like to see men dressed casually.

    I really love the angularity of his jaw coupled with the stripes and stark black pants.

  55. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Totally, ridiculously awesome.

  56. kagitsune

    May 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Everything about this man is skinny…in a good way. Skinny jeans, skinny cardigan, skinny lines, skinny, tie, even skinny hair! xD Not many men can really pull this look off without looking like a high schooler… I think he succeeds. ^^

  57. Caitlin Maloy

    May 15, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    that’s jeffrey from the shoe dept @ Barney’s! He’s awesome and helped me choose a few great pairs this week!

  58. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    The cardigan is Paul Smith, you can get it with the stripe in a few different colours, one in blue is very nice. It costs £120 here in the UK.

  59. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    While i totally admire this young man for pushing the envelope and working his look, this outfit does nothing for me. Yet i can’t figure out why, i’ve been looking at it for ages. i think there’s too much ankle. That aside the photo has an Avedonesque quality of a New York street scene – genius!

  60. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    going to have to agree with 12:14 for the most part. I think what ruins the outfit for me is that he just looks like someone I wouldn’t want to talk to. He seems to be all about his outfit which is just kind of offputting. Maybe if he relaxed his pose, smiled, got rid of those fashiony glasses, and kept the fit of his clothes trim but maybe a little more slouchy or rumpled, id like the outfit more. You are supposed to inhabit your wardrobe not present it like a mannequin.

  61. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    i don’t know about them man-capris, but i’m loving the shoes.

  62. Style Noir

    May 15, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Love this…

    It’d look REALLY badass on a chick…

  63. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Best cardigan I’ve seen in a long time! It makes for such a cool outfit, especially when teamed with those pants.

    SL x

  64. Betsy

    May 15, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Top Half: YES!!! I particularly love the cardigan and the striped tie.

    Bottom Half: No. Sorry, but those cropped pants aren’t doing this guy any favors. And the whole black pants with white shoes thing really bothers me.

    I can’t imagine that pose is very comfortable, either.

  65. Anonymous

    May 15, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I work for Commes Des Garcons. Those are Commes Des Garcons Man trousers. I know when I seem Commes. I love them. His whole look is totally right on key. He definitely knows what’s he’s doing for sure. Work it out!

  66. Timmy

    May 16, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I respect this guy’s individuality and he definitely makes the world a more interesting (and exciting) place, but not a big fan of this look. Waaaay too much going on. Plus, I’ve never gotten the high rise pants on men- sorry Thom, I just think it looks pretentious and absurd.

  67. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:06 am

    This looks like a look inspired by philip lim’s line. beautiful accent of yellow, to bring alive the classic grey cardigan. i think that is what this season is about. brining casual items, and subtle tones alive with bright accent designs or colors.

  68. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:59 am

    awesome cardigan. great shoes.
    the pants are annoying.
    this would have been great with pleated wide leg pants methinks.

  69. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 1:48 am

    great cardigan!
    nice top, but he loses it completely with the pants….!
    where is the flood?
    capri’s are terrible in gerneral, and they are far too tight.

    thanks for all the lovely photo’s!
    A visit to your site is my daily fix!

  70. Marcus

    May 16, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Didn’t take the time to read everyone’s comments above, but I understand a lot of the criticism of the pants and a lot of the people arguing for them.

    Aesthetically speaking, this outfit really boils down to questions about proportion.

    Are the pants short? They certainly are. Are they too short? Well, no, it’s summer now and the cropped, fitted silhouette it very visually engaging, especially considering the way the yellow trim alters the proportions of color on the top. And the slightest peek of shirt cuff? Spot on. Even the tie gives us another line of visual interest right up to his club collar.

    What people will disagree about is whether the pants are too short given the already tweaked proportions on the top (i.e. if it’s just really “too much look”).

    But the question really doesn’t matter because he’s wearing it so well. Sure it’s contrived, but that’s because he really wants it to look constructed, very deliberately done. And when someone makes such strong and clear aesthetic choices about how they want to represent themselves, it’s immaterial to try and decide whether or not he’s “wrong”.

  71. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:18 am

    way too feminiwe to mee. if he would wear another trousers, it would look better I thin.

    that gardigan is awesome <3
    its colours are so nicely together I loove itt!

  72. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Great Sweater!!!!! Where can I find that?

  73. Butch0610

    May 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    this is a friend of mine and I am so happy and proud to see him on here. he has always had a fearless sense of style and he looks amazing here once again. isn’t this what fashion is supposed to be–fun, risky and creative? yeah, there are looks on here that i may not like but i’ve learned that if it makes that person feel great inside then do your thing. it’s so very easy to criticize someone’s style in the comfort of your own home in front of a computer; but, can you walk the walk?

  74. fashionista

    May 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I think it’s a bit much, and I’m still not sure how I feel about the cropped pants for men. If the cardigan is tight, the jeans should be a bit looser.

  75. HaleyBobb2333092

    May 17, 2008 at 10:25 am

    as great as this outfit looks on him, i just keep thinking how great it’d look on me, or almost anyone i know. sure sign of something special.
    and i never though i’d like cropped pants on men; in fact, i never has seen it on a man where it appeals to me. however, it’s all in the way you wear as he’s proved to me.

  76. dean r

    May 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Intense!!! love it all but the shoes. great look

  77. skim

    May 18, 2008 at 9:53 am

    love it. <3

  78. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    cardigan is by philip lim 3.1

  79. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Bravo Butch 3:51 Well said, fair, and I agree totally. We need more guys like you and your friend as proof of this philosophy. It runs deep, but naturally & effortlessly. Thank You.

  80. la femme

    May 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    love the yellow accents… not as crazy about the cropped pants.

  81. thevegasstyleguy

    May 22, 2008 at 3:30 am

    i couldnt pull this look off but he works it!

  82. zilla

    May 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    that’s my boy. he works at barney’s and looks great everyday!

  83. Hallie

    June 1, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    The pants bother me quite a bit. Too tight and a strange length. But I love the cardi. The grey and yellow together are excellent. The yellow of the cabs is a great unifier.

  84. barneysnygirlseattle

    July 20, 2008 at 1:29 am

    My friend always looks this amazing, and if you love his look, you can find him at the Madison Ave. Barneys New York. He always was a hipster, even in boring old Seattle…

  85. Anonymous

    August 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    ireally like how the yellow cabs are in the background,totally goes with his cardigan.PERFECTO!

  86. megintosh

    March 3, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Love the cardi…si perfetto!

  87. Brooke

    March 28, 2012 at 1:10 am


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