76 comments

  1. Matilda

    January 24, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Oh, I love this look

  2. Alice Olive

    January 24, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Love the buttoned-up look. Cool.

  3. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Another air-tie (which is a bad look, BTW.)

    But I am intrigued by his collar!

  4. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    i’ve been searching for this coat for ages…

    I envy this good looking man!!

  5. rorschachh

    January 24, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    i read in the new yorker that raf simons also wears his button down shirts all the way up sans neck tie. nice.

  6. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Esencialmente perfecto¬°

  7. Butch

    January 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    The coat’s cut is nice, but overall I find this almost anonymous…

  8. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    …handsome X 10. And his clothes don’t wear him.

  9. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    mr boateng is perfection. I totally love this look

  10. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    very nice indeed!

  11. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    absolutely beautiful-ATWR

  12. t.r.b

    January 24, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    now here is the dream…oswald boateng my crush!! again he looks so charming. to be in your shoes! there is something so captivating about british and italian style and tailoring.

  13. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    I love him. Could he be more stylish? I wish he did clothes for women, I know they would make me infinitely more polished.

  14. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    This man is pure sex.

  15. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I love his look always very clean, well dressed and beautiful combinations of colors, he makes beautiful suits right?!

  16. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Oswald is such a beautiful creature. His style is so effortless and chic. I love the air-tie look, it’s hauntingly divine!

  17. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    I LOVE this ‘air-tie’ – I initially thought he was wearing a tie and was tickled to find out it was just a trick of the eye.

  18. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Wow!

  19. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    This is the fahion designer boateng i luv luv his style

  20. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Love a man in a raincoat.

  21. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Is that actually him? Why in the world does he always look so different every single time he’s shot?

    As to the look, I like the peek of color from the jacket lining.

    mltt

  22. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    Do you all know who this man is?!?
    He is the stuff dreams are made from, my dreams.

  23. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Ozwald is a hot man who knows style. Ghanaians represent!

  24. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    Mr boateng is sublime as usual

  25. Dovid

    January 24, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    What is with the collar?

  26. J>A

    January 24, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    i’m warming to the air tie. i’ve been doing it lately.

  27. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I think he looks great; sophisticated but not trying to hard. I love the coat as well.

  28. xie

    January 24, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    i heard an interview with this guy on NPR… what a pompous a**hole!! i haven’t heard arrogance like that for a while. though he does admittedly look put-together.

  29. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    The style’s cool and quietly sophisticated. It works!

  30. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    great blue coat, and love how there is no need for a tie with his shirt

  31. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    love the look!
    simple, yet stylish!!

  32. Athena

    January 24, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Wonderful. I love the blue trenchcoat over the black suit. The tieless look does not work for most people, but it does here.

  33. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I admire Ozwald Boateng style. hee makes bold statement with his choice of colors. I wish we could get more exposure to his offerings in the States.

  34. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Boateng is the man. That’s all that needs to be said.

  35. Eric

    January 24, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    I think he spells his name with a “Z.”

  36. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 3:00 am

    very crisp look. I love it!

  37. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 3:43 am

    very actor studio

  38. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 3:57 am

    This is the most subdued I’ve ever seen Ozwald….impeccable nevertheless!!

  39. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 4:37 am

    This short trench is the one item I must buy this season!!!!

  40. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 5:23 am

    The look is so simple yet Mr Boateng makes it look so strong. Although I’d hate to have been the person to have made that shirt. I bet the collars were a nightmare to do!!

  41. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 6:24 am

    This coat is indeed very very nice. The collar is a little bit – funny.

  42. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 7:08 am

    This is the type of man who would look good in anything and nothing.
    Great shot!

  43. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 7:34 am

    I think it anyone can rock an air tie, it’s Mr. Boateng. Now, if he would just put out a secondary collection for men who can’t afford $5,000 suits… And whatever happened with his quest to open a US store? Did that die on the vine, anyone know?

  44. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 8:01 am

    oswald is a very stylish man but in all honesty his suits are considered rather passe in london now.
    they are worn by celebrity hairdressers and boy band wannabes..

  45. Clovis

    January 25, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Boatengs blend of classic Saville Row Style with a gentle fashion forward element is always superb.

  46. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 8:34 am

    Nothing special here!

  47. rosalie

    January 25, 2007 at 8:51 am

    i adore him :)
    he’s sooo classy. this is the way (of clothing) that i want my man look like!

  48. Dutch

    January 25, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Perfekte stijl. Bravo Oswald. BTW isn’t the airtie a return of the 80s? Least that’s the first time i recall seeing it.

  49. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 11:18 am

    all of it-perfect. the coat, the no-tie, the buttons, and his angle in the shot. presence.

  50. Lit

    January 25, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Ozwald Boateng is sublime, generally. But look at him here: that shirt was made to be worn the way he has and that coat is simply outstanding. He’s incredible!

  51. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Ozwald is a dream and an impeccable dresser; I miss his show on Sundance…

  52. Ms.SvelteNY

    January 25, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    ooooooooo my boyfriend. sigh. just flawless.

  53. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    yum yum yum

  54. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    HOT!!

  55. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I love that all the comments are so succinct! Just proves that it is a cool look on a great looking guy.

    Is the airtie on the way back? Me thinks so.

  56. Raphael

    January 25, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    I think it is a big dommage that he leave Givenchy.
    R.

  57. s_k

    January 26, 2007 at 10:26 am

    I really love the blue tone with the ice blue shirt and dark navy coat.

  58. Anonymous

    January 26, 2007 at 10:50 am

    If you MUST do the “air tie” this is clearly the right way to do it! Very interesting shaping on the collar making this plain (though very well chosen) ensemble intriguing.
    J

  59. Anonymous

    January 26, 2007 at 10:59 am

    This man is so handsome I don’t care what he has on.
    But he is beautifully dressed in an understated manner that enhances his looks.
    Sigh!

  60. Anonymous

    January 27, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Love his look! He is why I love london , very polished new British.

  61. Anonymous

    January 27, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    I love the lines- crisp, clean. Fantastic

  62. Anonymous

    January 28, 2007 at 4:23 am

    He looks normal. Nothing special.

  63. Anonymous

    January 28, 2007 at 5:05 am

    I am so in love with this man!!

    His men’s wear is so impeccable, it’s a shame more men don’t adopt the european cut in their suits and blazers here in the US.

  64. Angel

    January 28, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    I love him, I love him, I love him!

  65. Lady Guedes

    January 29, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    OH-MY-GOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!

  66. sandman_gr

    January 31, 2007 at 8:49 am

    What an interesting white dress-the volumes and the draping seem incredible. I’d love to see this live.

  67. Model Citzen

    February 2, 2007 at 12:39 am

    Boateng is on fire! I love the little dance he does after his shows… so haute.

  68. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 8:58 am

    oswald boateng…what a designer..what an outfit

  69. The Gold Mine$

    February 6, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Is it bad that I didn’t look at the outfit because I was focused on that beautiful face?

  70. Mar

    February 10, 2007 at 7:13 am

    HE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT!!!

  71. Anonymous

    February 17, 2007 at 2:53 am

    God this man is gorgeous, and a great designer. I wish I could afford his clothes.

  72. yves saint laurent chicago

    July 18, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Mr. Boateng….gorgeous look!

  73. yves saint laurent chicago

    July 18, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Mr. Boateng…gorgeous look!

  74. belleballerina

    January 10, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    i love this look. i love him. beautiful line and symetry.

  75. jim jam

    February 11, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Beautifully composed Sartorialist, you have great eye, two in fact!!!!

  76. Matt - 15

    March 16, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    i read about Mr. Boateng in a magazine the other day and hes so fascinating….I think hes from Ghana if i remember right and just a couple of weeks ago he put on a Fashion show for most of Africas Heads of States. He also is a big movie buff and was making a short film in China that involved about 2000 extras from the Chinese Army….oh and his clothes arent bad either

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