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October 28, 2006 at 10:40 am
I like the look, and I’ve tried it before, but I think the pants are too small, both for comfort (you can’t be constantly pulling them away from your crotch to make them look flat) and to reasonably cover the shoes.
December 10, 2012 at 12:58 am
October 28, 2006 at 10:42 am
there’s a nice quiet dignity about him. Charming indeed…
October 28, 2006 at 10:44 am
I love how he pulls off a completely mundane outfit that you can see at any given small town in the USA. Phenomenal. More please.
October 28, 2006 at 10:58 am
Adorable!Classics with a very charming twist!
October 28, 2006 at 11:04 am
fitting for the quite prince street shot.
October 28, 2006 at 11:36 am
Very nice…because this is exactly how I dress! Except I prefer boots to shoes. I even think he got the same shirt as me.
October 28, 2006 at 11:53 am
That look is great – Scott probably posted this because he loved the length of the trousers, but I think his haircut is what pulls it all together.
October 28, 2006 at 11:54 am
He looks like a sweet good boy…funny and very attractive in a way !
October 28, 2006 at 12:24 pm
smart and styled with a great sense of balance… perfect fit
the suede brown shoes make the look for me
nice, simple look… it goes to show that one doesn’t have to go to extremes to achieve a stylish look
October 28, 2006 at 12:35 pm
Very well put together.
October 28, 2006 at 1:16 pm
He is Klaus Baudelaire all grown up. (as in A Series of Unfortunate Events…)
October 28, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Not so sure the pants length has been consciously chosen…sort of “default” dressing, no?
October 28, 2006 at 2:19 pm
WOW!!!I went to college with this kid in Santa Barbara.
Stacy (LA, CA)
October 28, 2006 at 3:15 pm
He has a charming English academic look (I will resist saying Harry-Potter-like), as though he’s taking a small break, and about to return to the lab to continue his post-doctoral research. I think he’s very well put-together, and his pant length would drop a smidge, to where it should be, when he takes his hands out of his pockets. Very nice intensity.
October 28, 2006 at 3:27 pm
yawn….not sure i see the fuss. there isn’t that one little detail that sets him apart if you ask me.
October 28, 2006 at 3:28 pm
love it. he looks like a young paul weller from the jam
October 28, 2006 at 4:50 pm
this is SUCH a great look. it’s what all the hipster boys will do when they realize that you can’t make a living off being young, and yet he doesn’t look old in it. it’s fantastic.
October 28, 2006 at 5:26 pm
He looks fantastic. I love the length of his pants and the colors he chose, low-key but he’s got a dignified look about him.
October 28, 2006 at 5:47 pm
The preppie/euro “schoolboy” look actually makes most men look younger than they really are
I know it works for me, and I use it on days when its needed ;-)
October 28, 2006 at 5:48 pm
i want to marry this man. this is what my dream husband looks like. *sigh* thank you.
October 28, 2006 at 6:28 pm
Notthing new…but it’s a very…very cool style. Indeed a classic one. Nice pic though.
October 28, 2006 at 6:35 pm
Quite perfect, really.
Sam and Iso
October 28, 2006 at 8:37 pm
I love it! I’ve been seeing a lot of people subtly co-ordinating neutrals. Its a really good look, and the suede shoes add a touch of english retro-swot.
October 28, 2006 at 10:48 pm
For all those that mentioned ‘english / british’ style or influence … i’m sorry! i have nvr once seen any guy dressed like that over here … we have young style, not old man style … totally boring, totally mundane, totally forgetable!
October 29, 2006 at 8:23 am
Great length on the trousers, very european!
October 29, 2006 at 9:18 am
To Anon 10:48Menswear at its best is about little details and this look is all about the subtle perfection of cut and proportion
I would love to see more American men dressed like this.
October 29, 2006 at 2:03 pm
To anonymous – I am from UK – and you’re talking cobblers old bean. Total hogwash. This well dressed (okay slight banal but still spiffy) fella is typical of many a Brit. Actually it’s a new-classic style that stretches back to the Mods in the 1960s. I attended school in 1980s with a whole classload of similar dressed types. All he needs is a green army parka jacket and a scooter and he fits right into the Mod look. Also see The Jam band from UK in 1980s – same look etc. Not my cup of tea – but for some a very tidy and nifty way to go. Still very fashionable too.
October 29, 2006 at 4:46 pm
I like how he is standing. “Posture as accessory” – would fit this photo too.
October 29, 2006 at 8:45 pm
it’s definitely the combo of the outfit + the hair together, reminds me of quadrophenia.
October 30, 2006 at 12:32 am
Love this look. It is very early 60′s prep/franco/brit. There are some great pictures of this look in ‘Des Modes et Des Hommes’
It’s the fact that the pieces are very basic, but tweaked in the proportion. I have to disagree with the third comment – I wish I could see this look in ‘any given small down USA.’ That was possible once (mid to late 60′s) but I only see this look in NYC/London/Paris.
October 30, 2006 at 12:34 am
color combo is fantastic. i wonder if his pants are actually comfy…
October 30, 2006 at 9:15 am
I love the length of his trousers also, but the only problem is the way the average American has been “trained” to dress, most would deride them as far too short. Could I pull off this trouser length? Sure. Would I feel confident, maybe not since I would assume everybody who saw me would be thinking “poor guy, he mustn’t have a wife to tell him his trousers are too short…”!
October 30, 2006 at 10:20 am
Is this the Prince of Prince Street? Perhaps! This dapper gent reminds me of a young Gerard Depardieu. Tres chic! Tres elegant! I wonder what this man is holding in his pockets? I would guess the Kinks box set, a ticket to a Who concert, and a paperback copy of Nicholas Nickelby. Like Mona Lisa’s smile and the location of the Sasquatch, we will never know! And terrific use of a school bus in the background, to boot!
October 30, 2006 at 10:32 am
He is so cute, I’d love to take him home . . .
October 30, 2006 at 3:41 pm
It’s the rosy cheeks that make this look for me.
I love the guesses about what he might have in his pocket.
October 30, 2006 at 6:39 pm
I believe irish eyes is right – but I would extend that to much of Northern Europe. My husband, who grew up in Switzerland and Austria in the ’80′s dresses exactly like this (and it does somehow make him seem younger than he is). He has always kept his pants cut close, and a touch shorter than most. He is concerned with color, texture, and fit – and always has been! This isn’t old man style, it’s just style.
And if I weren’t married, this boy would be my cup of tea…
October 30, 2006 at 8:45 pm
gives me a great idea for casual friday.
November 10, 2006 at 7:34 am
Amazingly pixy-boy. I’d probably develop a huge crush on someone who looked like this in real life.
November 21, 2006 at 10:09 am
wow nice shoes, where do I find ???
February 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm
ahh a classic look its totally tim hamilton all over
March 9, 2008 at 4:41 pm
what pants is he wearing? Where can I buy pants similar to that?
February 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm
too darling. reminiscent of vampire weekend, no?