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September 14, 2006 at 9:18 am
looks pretty good- dark denims can take a bit of colour. jude law has been wearing a great pair of red/burgundy shoes recently kind of a similar look
The Lacoste bag with croc also provides leavening…but not sure it’s a real go….
September 14, 2006 at 9:38 am
I want those shoes!!! Did you ask what brand they are?
September 14, 2006 at 9:44 am
This is cool. I was really impressed by a version of this look, also worn by a young Japanese guy, strolling round the Guggenheim in Bilbao – plain black cropped pants, plain black T-shirt and yellow plimsolls. He had really stood back and planned himself as a walking work of art, and this guy seems to have too.
September 14, 2006 at 9:49 am
If you described this look, I wouldn’t be interested. But looking at the photo, it works for him. (Where do you even buy these pale pink shoes?)
September 14, 2006 at 10:05 am
Am I allowed to say that this guy looks good particularly because he’s Asiatic. Or maybe it’s just easier to pull of the attitude that is necessary to pull this off when you are Asiatic or maybe it has nothing to do with that, he just looks good, in a different way because he’s him…
September 14, 2006 at 10:27 am
he’s killing it with that bag.…and by killing it i mean making it great
September 14, 2006 at 10:36 am
Not a trad update. How dare you!
September 14, 2006 at 10:42 am
The Lacoste bag “explains” the shoes. When you see the bag, you think, “Well, of course! Of course he has pink shoes!” I don’t mean this in a negative way…I mean that the bag gives him license, it answers the riddle and, as Butch said, it provides levity.
September 14, 2006 at 10:55 am
loving the pink shoes. Paul Smith did a really simple pink brogue a few seasons in the same colour. it shows sartorial confidence if one can pull off this look.
September 14, 2006 at 11:17 am
Like everything but the Lacoste bag. I’m just not a fan of the oversize logo– same goes for the huge Polo logo’s these days.
But the shoes are very nice.
September 14, 2006 at 11:18 am
i love hwo whimsical it is .. the alligator bag and pink shoes. this man put his personality at hte forefront of his outfit while being clean, polished, adn sticking to current trneds in fashion. —colr is always good.. adn i have noticed many korean men love pink.. i she korean? i think in Korea it isn’t considered as feminine.
John and Sarah
September 14, 2006 at 11:39 am
The shoes seem to call out “Spring 2005″, at least to me. That season I recall Alexander McQueen offering a pink ballet slipper for men and Comme des Garcons strucking out pink sneakers. I applaud any attempt to incorporate David Hockney-ish bold colors into a look, and to saunter around Bryant Park. Interestingly, I think the incredibly gauche bag works because of the shoes. If you’re going to overbling and hyper-brand on your bag, don’t hold back. Le petit alligator français is afterall a fashion icon.
September 14, 2006 at 11:57 am
So playful! In the midst of so many serious fashion worshippers this guy might be a light breeze.
September 14, 2006 at 12:01 pm
The bag was a gift from the Lacoste show.
September 14, 2006 at 12:16 pm
Mmmm, those shoes make me want to eat a pink cupcake. I LOVE them!
September 14, 2006 at 1:48 pm
I love those pink shoes. Brilliant.
Pop Culture Diva
September 14, 2006 at 2:08 pm
I love the shoes.
September 14, 2006 at 2:41 pm
I like the shoes. But overall? Dont think so.
positively the same dame
September 14, 2006 at 2:54 pm
the shoes are repettos, maybe? this man has a sweetness and sly sense of humor about him that is very appealing. on him, it all looks very natural and unforced.
September 14, 2006 at 4:13 pm
Sart is right. He “took it to a new place.” (the look)I’m not sure what place it is, but it’s a new place. I am not sold on it yet, but am intrigued by what else must be in his closet! We must see more.
September 14, 2006 at 4:26 pm
And what does a man who wears pink shoes do for a living? Do you think someone tried to talk him out of the pink shoes that morning? Did anyone make fun of his pink shoes that day? I hope not, becuase they are fun and different and I admire his sense of fashion adventure.
September 14, 2006 at 4:38 pm
Is Asiatic the new Asian? Everybody bought this tote.
September 14, 2006 at 4:59 pm
you shot a Teen Voguer with the same bag the other day, and it seemed overwhelming on her in a kind of cute way, but I like it better in this context.
September 14, 2006 at 5:42 pm
Burgundy is one thing, but pink? I don’t know… It wouldn’t suit me for sure…on him? I still got doubts…
September 14, 2006 at 8:00 pm
hah! i think they are great! never seen pink shoes like that before! love ‘em!
September 14, 2006 at 8:10 pm
Paul Smith was selling an incredible pair of pink wing tips a couple of years ago, but I haven’t seen them since. A Google search will yield results for Men’s Pink Shoes, but nothing as cool as the Paul Smith’s…
September 14, 2006 at 8:16 pm
Oh, by the way Lit, Asian is usually the preffered english term as opposed to Asiatic which some might consider offensive.
September 14, 2006 at 10:47 pm
asian or asiatic i don’t see how it really matters. but asian is easier to pronounce ya? =P
as for the guy in the pic. cute shoes! men should wear pink more often. as for the bag … is it authentic lacoste d’you think?
September 14, 2006 at 10:48 pm
trouser waist too low
September 14, 2006 at 11:04 pm
What I really want to know is…did you wear the Ralph Lauren suit? Did Anderson Cooper wear his. Was there a showdown?
September 14, 2006 at 11:31 pm
what socks do you wear with the pink shoes? (next time, they should just attach a small bag to the ‘gator, instead of the other way around.)
September 15, 2006 at 1:00 am
Must agree with one of the other Anonymous’ above. This is absolutely not Trad.
September 15, 2006 at 7:49 am
My apologies for my offensive use of ‘Asiatic’, I just thought it was the correct term to use and ended up on the other side of the fence, terribly embarrassed and thanks for correcting me.
September 15, 2006 at 8:22 am
This man, Mr. Hwang, is quite famous as a TV host and fashion PR professional.
September 15, 2006 at 9:04 am
If the tote was a *gift* from a show, that changes everything. That makes it a situational fashion statement and a status symbol.
NOW I love the bag!!!
September 15, 2006 at 9:19 am
the shoes area ma zing
September 15, 2006 at 4:34 pm
September 16, 2006 at 4:24 am
Lovely~~He is not japaneseHe is a Korean, a famous stylish guy in south Korea. That’s so cute, aren’t you? ^^
September 16, 2006 at 5:58 am
LOVE it! not a fan of the bag, but clearly he didn’t plan it as a part of his outfit, since it was a show gift. but other than that – it’s fashion perfection.
September 16, 2006 at 7:28 am
He is a Korean!You are so wonderful.You are same as above man!I’m proud of him…andI’m very proud of being one of theKorean.
September 16, 2006 at 10:37 am
I love his jacket and that bag is hilarious. I want it!
September 16, 2006 at 1:21 pm
omgg what is up with people and not liking the whole bag idea.. ? it’s soo cool … I’m curious, is the bag just too much , or simply says gay across the forehead? i mean guys are able to pull off bags, we don’t have to be a different sex gender to do so .. i’m loving the bag love the look very played out .. turned everything to a magnificent casual look
September 17, 2006 at 9:20 am
Ilove he.He is nice.pink shoes is very good~~!!!
September 19, 2006 at 7:59 am
love the bag and the shoes, it shows a sense of humour, a guy who doesnt take himself nor fashion too seriously
September 21, 2006 at 10:58 am
Thank you for this blog, and this information
September 21, 2006 at 6:18 pm
Its like he’s referencing wasp preppy in a humorous way
September 26, 2006 at 9:06 pm
March 7, 2010 at 1:03 am
his name is ee-kun.hwang ! i know him. he is fashionistar in korea
April 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm
love the pink shoes
December 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm
I guess the reason why he hold big logo bag is he is a creative director of Lacoste in Korea!!