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November 13, 2007 at 9:05 am
“C’est sexy au bout!”
But I would have thought this was NY if not for your “Paris” tag. He looks kinda “Americany.”
November 13, 2007 at 9:11 am
Too cool for school! I like the unaffected freshness of this gent’s look. Of course the white pocket-square is inspired! I diin’t even care about the fact that his belt and shoes don’t match (gasp, shock, horror)!
November 13, 2007 at 9:20 am
No. Don’t get it. The white denim part anyway. Fall may be the only time of year white just does not work no matter how much I’ve tried. Would love to see it pulled off by someone though…just not happening here
November 13, 2007 at 9:27 am
I like the way he matches a plaid shirt with a chalk stripe blazer – I’ll try that. However, I think that his trousers/jeans are way too baggy.
November 13, 2007 at 9:40 am
I think he looks very nice!
November 13, 2007 at 10:02 am
White jeans isn’t the only rule he’s breaking here. He’s not wearing socks in autumn, he’s mixing brown and black, and he’s wearing a black belt with brown shoes.
Bold, and I think it works for me. The only thing that makes me wonder is why he’s wearing a scarf and no socks. Are his feet cold?
November 13, 2007 at 10:22 am
He has a good sense of humour and looks cool and interesting. But his style cannot be copied by everyone.
November 13, 2007 at 10:42 am
It’s not the white pants that bother me; it’s the brown shoes with white pants. I guess they’re okay due to the brown hat he’s wearing, but just barely.
CK Dexter Haven
November 13, 2007 at 11:01 am
Trying WAY too hard to break ‘the rules.’
Maybe if the white weren’t soooo white. Maybe if the socklessness weren’t soooo apparent. [Does he have tattoos on his ankles?]
Who said this guy’s look was “unaffected?” This guy’s picture is In The Dictionary.
November 13, 2007 at 11:06 am
A surprisingly strong opinion about what seems “affected” from someone calling themselves CK Dexter Haven!…hmmm
November 13, 2007 at 11:08 am
Men in scarves; love it.
November 13, 2007 at 11:21 am
November 13, 2007 at 11:39 am
He looks fantastic! I love white denim for fall. There’s no reason denim should be a summer fabric, and I’m all for breaking the rules and wearing white after Labor Day.
November 13, 2007 at 11:42 am
white jeans are timeless…isn’t it tonne goodman that lives in them with black turtlenecks?…I think it was polly mellon that did an article once about wearing them with chocolate brown in the winter. yummy.
November 13, 2007 at 1:28 pm
buzz, wrong, sorry
November 13, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Ouch, you tell him Scott! Oh ya, what are those pot things in the back???
November 13, 2007 at 2:31 pm
the longer i can go without socks, the longer i will.
fall, winter, there are no hard and fast rules… the jeans look great, rolled up a bit, with the shoes, the scarf, the HAT.
this is a very classic outfit with a few fun twists.
had he not been standing in the gardens, i would have taken him for american as well.
November 13, 2007 at 3:15 pm
I don’t like this look too much. It looks a little too unkept for me.
November 13, 2007 at 3:16 pm
This outfit looks, for lack of better words, comical to say the least. Definitely just not that into this.
November 13, 2007 at 3:28 pm
CK Dexter Haven ha ha ha…even if the sockless rule breaker is trying a little too hard, I like him. In my opinion white jeans are always a little too “next year in St. Bart’s” .
The Urban Naturalist
November 13, 2007 at 3:59 pm
The shoes make it, on this one. and the exposed ankles.
November 13, 2007 at 4:21 pm
Rule-breaker or not seemingly affected or not, I like the way he looks and I’d give a second admiring look.
I often think those who always hold fast to the fashion “rules” are those without the courage to try different things, which sometimes don’t alwways work.
Being affected is sometimes just wanting to look the way you choose to look and going for it.
Once, someone I knew only by sight called me affected for pronouncing the word “schedule” with a silent “c”, the way the British do. When he realized I was from another country and culture where it was natural for me to do so, he felt a complete idiot. But even if I simply liked the way the word sounds pronounced that way, it would have been my choice to pronounce it as such.
One person’s affectation is another’s natural instincts.
November 13, 2007 at 4:30 pm
White denim is timeless and seasonless! I love that you posted this and posed the question!
November 13, 2007 at 4:54 pm
wow, white denim for Fall most definitely! the man’s really inspirational, I like the length…
the rules are dated, they shouldn’t have ever applied…
November 13, 2007 at 5:49 pm
I like it! Although I think I might like it better if the jeans were a little longer and a slimmer cut to balance the bulkiness of the jacket and scarf.
Travel the World with Me
November 13, 2007 at 6:07 pm
i’ve always wondered that…does the whole no white shoes and white pants after labor thing apply to non-US countries???
November 13, 2007 at 6:10 pm
The clothes ill-fitting, no socks with stiff shoes. Sure, that’s the style, but he just doesn’t look comfortable with the look. And not just because he is squinting in the sun, which is nice.
November 13, 2007 at 6:46 pm
Mr. White Pants works because it is such a bright day. He does need socks.
November 13, 2007 at 6:47 pm
Lovely and stylish–the hat is particularly grand.
November 13, 2007 at 7:19 pm
whats wrong with no socks and a scarf? As long as you don’t need gloves you don’t need socks. There you have it, I made a new rule for all you who need them.
November 14, 2007 at 12:05 am
Love to see Mr. Fink wearing white after Labor Day. I believe there was an earlier picture of him wearing a white blazer ( i believe it was taken just after Labor Day)…! Rules were made to be broken and Mr. Fink sure breaks those rules well!
November 14, 2007 at 12:52 am
sure, why not? obviously he’s thought this through, and he’s pretty much nailed.
however, socks please! it is november after all.
other than that, good job, paris guy!
November 14, 2007 at 1:41 am
I think you can wear white whatever time of year…Generally, I’m traditionalist when it comes to menswear, but this is a silly rule. I have a pair of slim white trousers that look just as well in the summer with a button down and loafers as they do in the fall with a light turtle neck and brogued chelseas.
November 14, 2007 at 4:28 am
White somewhat loose pants are actually neat.
November 14, 2007 at 5:09 am
i like this.i think white in autumn is fine as long as it’s a bright clear day as it is here. not grey and overcast.
November 14, 2007 at 5:12 am
Looks great. Classical and sexy ! Nice picture, thanks.
November 14, 2007 at 7:43 am
kinda reminds me of…The Sartorialist!
November 14, 2007 at 7:50 am
November 14, 2007 at 8:18 am
I always liked white denim, especially when worn in winter. It was quite popular look last winter and it seams now it’s spreading to fall too. On the other hand, sockless look should be reserved for summer exclusively.
November 14, 2007 at 9:30 am
It’s very refreshing how the “rules” for fashion in the US (in this case about white and after Labor Day) don’t really apply to other parts of the world, and yet “American” fashion is often historically referenced. The super-sartorial Japanese Men’s fashion magazine “Men’s EX” November issue features lots of white jeans for fall and winter supported with pictures from Italy of Pitti Uomo (probably from last winter).
November 14, 2007 at 9:32 am
Oh, I think he knows exactly what he’s doing; it’s amusing and makes me smile.
November 14, 2007 at 9:48 am
By the way, this gentleman is a fashion director for Saks… and he dresses this well every day. It’s about an internal sense of style – this is not fake or forced.
November 14, 2007 at 12:24 pm
White jeans are the truth, year ’round– especially when one’s skin is a glowing, golden brown.
Oh, wait… I’m supposed to be writing about him, not me…
the quarter rat
November 14, 2007 at 2:41 pm
A surprisingly strong opinion about what seems “affected” from someone calling themselves CK Dexter Haven!…
(sorry, I’m from the south)
November 14, 2007 at 11:18 pm
Wow, Herr Fink, what a firestorm you caused with your white pants, no socks, and browns and blacks! I think you look terrific, and I love the hat.
November 15, 2007 at 1:42 am
The sunny, clear blue sky also makes the white denim work in this case.
November 15, 2007 at 1:59 am
I banish white denim to the fashion graveyard to be united with gi-normous peasant skirts & fugly cargo pants!
November 15, 2007 at 8:45 am
Just a thought: “I banish white denim to the fashion graveyard to be united with gi-normous peasant skirts & fugly cargo pants!” I was just wondering, is it because of your own, brave, trend-setting ways that you’re… anonymous?
November 15, 2007 at 5:38 pm
Lucifer:Fashion/Personal Style doesn’t NEED to be daring/trendsetting in order to be enjoyed by the wearer–these are mere outcomes after you’ve left your front door & the world observes your taste in motion.
November 20, 2007 at 11:53 pm
I don’t find it that shocking that he’s wearing white denim. Men in London, often City types (as in the real City men, not just the men who happen to work within the City) – guys who look like lawyers and investment bankers – often wear white/off white denim, tanned/brown leather shoes, navy jackets and a plain (often blue) shirt underneath. That’s as a casual look, obviously they don’t go to work dressed like that.His trousers bother me because they’re too high above the ankles and he’s not wearing socks.
November 20, 2007 at 11:58 pm
Oops, they’re not above the ankles, but they still look wrong.
November 26, 2007 at 4:59 pm
This is Michael Fink, the Fashion Director of Saks Fifth Avenue. I work with him and I have to say that he always looks impeccable.