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October 20, 2006 at 8:50 am
Wow! How is this fella not holding a loaf of french bread? Are you sure you were in London?
October 20, 2006 at 9:22 am
This is….original. No single element is particularly noteworthy, and it’s all somewhat tentative, but the overall effect is pleasing.
October 20, 2006 at 9:38 am
I loike this look.Understated and classic.I can see Lawrence Durrell wearing this back in the day.
November 13, 2006 at 8:14 am
Some things never change. He could also be right out of a Victorian novel– a workman, or a gentleman rower.
November 13, 2006 at 8:43 am
Sort of like an English Stefano Pilati!…
November 13, 2006 at 10:01 am
Also, quite unexpectedly, one of my favourites. It’s so different, but without screaming it. Who would’ve thought I’d be commending a high waist pair of pants (and that waist is high, not natural). It has to be that high to make the whole Oliver Twist look, down to the little scarf. I like it.
November 13, 2006 at 10:09 am
This is a style you can not see here, in Spain, but it looks good.
November 13, 2006 at 10:15 am
Yikes. I don’t know what else to say.
November 13, 2006 at 11:19 am
I love the little scarf at the neck. Can we long-necked men wear this? I will try it.
November 13, 2006 at 11:51 am
He looks like he’s wearing more of a costume than his own “everyday” clothes. The proportions from the shirt to the height of the pants waist is odd, like it’s made for a smaller person. My immediate thought was that of a young boy- which is made more apparent by the addition of the small tie around his neck.
Am I wrong in thinking this? Did anyone else have these thoughts?
November 13, 2006 at 12:30 pm
He seems to wish he was much older…
November 13, 2006 at 1:49 pm
I like the overall look….well-groomed and well-dressed. :)
Just an Observation
November 13, 2006 at 2:14 pm
So what’s going here.Clearly very individualist style.
not crazy about it …perhaps the colors could have been a little more deeper in contrast …that could have added a little punch to it.
November 13, 2006 at 4:52 pm
oh my god.
D H Lawrence.
November 13, 2006 at 5:27 pm
This guy runs ‘B store’ on Saville Row, amazing place, the best designer store in London by a mile.
November 13, 2006 at 5:42 pm
rolled-up sleeves on a man always makes me weak in the knees… :-)
November 13, 2006 at 6:34 pm
I wouldn’t/couldn’t wear this because I’m truly a bit short waisted. I’ll veer toward lower rise pants myself, but if you can pull it off, like this young man did, more power to you!! This goes to my endorsement of exploiting your own sense of style, which he does gracefully. He looks as if he should be smoking an unfiltered Pall Mall and carrying a tin lunch pail. What makes it a great look is the confidence in which he struts this outfit with.
Good job, youngster.
November 13, 2006 at 7:44 pm
He reminds me of Nanni Moretti, the Italian film director/actor.
November 13, 2006 at 8:20 pm
Can’t believe no one mentioned the PLEATED pants. Yes it’s a simple pleat (not Docker multiples) which gives the outfit an old-fashioned look. I can’t get away with little neck scarves, so very French, but on me so very fey. In his hirsuteness, he can pull it off. I like the Little Grey Bird color palette too, and the little details which make a nice understated outfit.
November 14, 2006 at 1:15 am
Positive negative my dear man: you have to appreciate the wry subtlety of this look. It’s all done on purpose, down to that awkward smile. The scarf, the rolled up shirt and the high waist, all lead me to believe that this gentleman has plenty other clothes in his wardrobe, but today, he’s playing at the whole 1920′s (is it?) look. He’s laughing at fashion’s face. And he does it with great success. It’s quite intellectual actually.
November 14, 2006 at 1:54 am
the general consesus today is that pleated pants are faux pas, but this look is so well constructed that you just forget about that “rule”. the detailing actually compliments the natural waist of this man.
November 14, 2006 at 3:31 am
November 14, 2006 at 6:53 am
Ah- return of the neckerchief! Bravo!
November 14, 2006 at 8:15 am
Such a good look.
Love the scarf.
November 14, 2006 at 11:14 am
I’m just glad small belt buckles are coming back, unlike the gaudy oversized ones of today
November 14, 2006 at 11:28 am
thanks for the response but i will say that just because it’s intentional, doesn’t always translate that it looks good. i understand that he meant to dress this way, but i’ll use an old adage from my grandmother which is, “just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should.”
November 14, 2006 at 3:11 pm
isn’t it possible to be stylish without looking like you’re wearing a costume?
this would like fine in some places in the world but in london it makes him look like an out of work actor on way to audition.
November 15, 2006 at 7:32 pm
This guy looks amazing. Sartorialist, how long were his pants and what kind of shoes?I’m guessing too-short pants and boots.
November 16, 2006 at 11:08 am
D H Lawrence?