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October 4, 2007 at 6:46 pm
Nice photo. But, what exactly is going on here? I don’t get it. Like a recent subject of yours (the young man standing next to a baby pram in Stockholm), this shaven-headed gentleman’s sound choice in clothing, evidenced here by the DB blazer with peak lapels, seems to have petered out by the time he got to his feet. I do not understand the trendy habit of wearing ‘sneakers’ or ‘trainers’ with normal clothing. This is one of my style peeves. It’s almost as if trendy shoes help such people feel they are maintaining their street credentials, IMO.
October 4, 2007 at 7:00 pm
I like this; he’s created a nice calibration of the dressy and the caz. Like his layering and “easy” pants.
October 4, 2007 at 7:06 pm
Red light red shoe. Very urban.
October 4, 2007 at 7:20 pm
I like the crinkles and wrinkles. He looks so cool & great
October 4, 2007 at 7:39 pm
Ohh that jacket is awesome – especially that double layering effect.
October 4, 2007 at 8:09 pm
know anything about the shoes?
October 4, 2007 at 8:20 pm
what kind of shoes are those and who makes them?
October 4, 2007 at 8:59 pm
Brilliant!A tailored, sophisticated look that’s still fun thanks to the shoes and the less contstructed fit.
October 4, 2007 at 9:00 pm
but then again, if I am correct in believing that CDG is an acronym for Comme des Garcons, what else could be expected?
October 4, 2007 at 9:29 pm
Suppose the shoes (Vans?) bring casualness but still… they’re really kids’ shoes…
October 4, 2007 at 9:37 pm
great look, and normally i wouldn’t be into chunky shoes with the outfit but the red on the heel definitely makes a difference.
October 4, 2007 at 11:06 pm
i love the sneaker style saddle shoes. saddle shoes, to me, are preppy like no other and contrast nicely with the ultimate casualness of the rest of the outfit. nice!
October 4, 2007 at 11:24 pm
Is he a sailor off board? Somehow this idea hit me immediately.I like his happy face.Laguna:Forget the sneakers.I´m getting a bit bored on your comments about the shoes.Let our sailor enjoy his visit on shore-please.
October 4, 2007 at 11:42 pm
my envy for those shoes knows no bounds. i almost bought them three months ago, then thought “no, stop. landis, you KNOW you have too many shoes already.”
now, i know there is no such thing.
October 5, 2007 at 12:56 am
looks like a sea captain to me.
October 5, 2007 at 1:39 am
so youthful and hip, yet age-appropriate!
October 5, 2007 at 7:26 am
bad wearers can happen to good jackets… and someone should tell him he’s in Paris not Bordeaux
October 5, 2007 at 7:34 am
Not sure why everyone is so focused on the shoes, other than there is really nothing quit edgy about his look. He looks to be a dashing enough fellow. The outfit is like any other layered casual effect, but for me there is no zing in this. I do not feel the push of the boondry or a reaching beyond convention. Maybe I am missing the point of how a Come des arcons ensemble is youthful or edgy whe Rei has been routing the same razors edge for 30 years.c’est la
October 5, 2007 at 8:17 am
laguna: “It’s almost as if trendy shoes help such people feel they are maintaining their street credentials, IMO.”I think you’re on point, and this is something I do, subconsciously or consciously maybe, for this reason. and I think it’s fine.
October 5, 2007 at 9:28 am
Dear Laguna,Everyone wear’s sneakers with nicer clothes theses days. Thats why there are so many fashionable, sharp cloth and rubber sneakers on the market right now. This guys shoes are not only acceptable, but stylish and cool. It’s not as though he’s wearing gigantic air-max gym shoes. Laguna, for a guy with the word “beach” in his username you sure are acting stiff about comfortable footwear. Do you ever have to walk or stand up?
October 5, 2007 at 10:24 am
Love the double layered effect on the Comme jacket, but I’m not sure about the sneakers. I know they’ve finally taken over Paris, but I prefer leather shoes for anything but exercise…
October 5, 2007 at 10:54 am
i want. i need those shoes.
October 5, 2007 at 11:19 am
Note to Landis…there is no such thing as “too many shoes”….
He’s wearing casual pants, no tie, and his jacket appears to be of a casual material, and therefore I have no issues with his shoes…he’s not taking this style thing too seriously. Which is refreshing.
October 5, 2007 at 12:24 pm
that jacket…want it!
October 5, 2007 at 12:41 pm
aren’t those the marc jacobs for vans shoes? those are amazing!
October 5, 2007 at 3:00 pm
I think the shoes are Comme des Garcons Homme Plus, I was looking at them in Barneys in LA a few weeks back. I think the whole look is CDG and in my opinion is very very sharp. It reminds me of early CDG shows where the runways were full of older guys looking superb in wrinkly, unstructured suiting with shards of colour coming from sneakers and t-shirts. I think the look is still totally relevant and a good alternative to the slimline Diorism still so dominant.
October 5, 2007 at 5:01 pm
ah, this reminds me of when i was learning how to do my own laundry freshman year of college…
October 5, 2007 at 8:24 pm
i love this guy – and i dont’ even know him!
October 6, 2007 at 8:24 am
Sorry, I’ve tried, but I can’t accept the pants.
October 7, 2007 at 3:36 pm
I am in love with his look and his aura. He looks great and at perfect ease with himself. He has that casual slightly edgy but well put together look that I like.
October 7, 2007 at 4:40 pm
this man looks great! look at how he pops compared to the others on the street. sart, i don’t always understand why you like someone’s style or why you may consider it sartorial, but i appreciate the fact that you appreciate others’ fashion expression.those of you that are dissecting these people’s fashion sense are way too myopic and that tells me you don’t have a true appreciation for fashion and style…way too many rules.
October 8, 2007 at 8:34 am
does anyone know for sure who the shoes are by? i desperately searched the web…but nothing…anyone?
October 8, 2007 at 4:01 pm
Thanks for the comments guys.About the shoes, CdG Homme Plus of course!
October 10, 2007 at 8:58 am
Shoes are definitely cdg. 3 colorways at Barn’s right now.
October 17, 2007 at 5:38 pm
This gentlemans shoes are Comme des Garcons – £230
November 4, 2007 at 12:37 am
those shoes are comme de garcons homme theyre like canvas shoes almost like common projects i know a store that sells em for about 200 US dollars
March 26, 2008 at 5:00 pm
the shoes are definitely comme de garcons because they were in the Christmas UK Vogue of 2007