29 comments

  1. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 11:04 am

    purposely popped collars.

    corny.hahaha.

    come on sartorialist!

  2. idonothingallday

    April 12, 2006 at 11:38 am

    i like the jacket and pants but what’s the point of removing the shoelaces? that just seems a little silly to me.

  3. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 11:40 am

    This is sloppy, not preppy!

  4. The Sartorialist

    April 12, 2006 at 11:42 am

    don’t you think this “preppy” is done with a healthy does of Lower East Side irony?

    The jacket is to small, the shoes, the popped collar
    i think he is in on the joke

  5. MissPinkKate

    April 12, 2006 at 11:53 am

    Dreamy.

  6. Mike Paget

    April 12, 2006 at 11:58 am

    It’s tough – there is some irony certainly – but that jacket might be one of the 1k$ Paul Smith numbers, which is a fair bit to pay for a joke.
    I agree that the 80′s preppy summer is about to crank up the volume – though it’s front runner, the lacoste shirt has long since oversaturated.
    I think perhaps he is just a bit too “LFO – Summer Girls” to get full irony points. A bit like Prince William in a nazi outfit…

  7. dakotajone

    April 12, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    Sartorialist, I’m with YOU. The popped collar is just taking the preppy trend and poking a little fun at it – and this guy obviously has the self-confidence to pull it off.

  8. p.

    April 12, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    I love it! maybe these-lace free shoes are not a good idea. but otherwise I love his outfit!

  9. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    I would really, really, REALLY like to believe that he is in on the joke….

  10. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    There’s a lot of Kanye West influence in this look from the purposely popped collar and the unlaced shoes.

  11. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 2:15 pm

    If this is ironic, irony is overrated.

  12. alexandre

    April 12, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    Kanye West does dress like that.

  13. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    I can’t tell ih he’s in on the joke, or if he’s trying too hard to do the 80′s look.
    I aslo don’t get a sense of irony from this look.

  14. Poupée d'O

    April 12, 2006 at 4:34 pm

    fresh,love the look

  15. Poupée d'O

    April 12, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    omg the popped collar realy is terrible. a sweater would have been so much nicer

  16. amillionpieces

    April 12, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    I’d chance it, to be honest. Why not? Fashion should be fun and if you poke fun at yourself a bit in the process, so what, should enjoy dressing!

  17. dutronc

    April 12, 2006 at 4:49 pm

    He reminds me of one of the “cool jock” types that used to beat on the nerds in the 80′s movies. It works on him I guess, but I don’t like the shoes.

  18. oStelios

    April 12, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    I like the jacket, nice outfit ;)

  19. lil' sis a.k.a liina

    April 12, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    cute i’ts an awmsome color and it’s very city like,(pity about the shoe laces!)

  20. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 10:41 pm

    Oh yes dutronc he does have a very ‘Jake Ryan’ look to him minus the plaid jacket.

  21. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    Remember the popped collar article in Details about a year ago? Even that criticism came too late, as typical for American fashion magazines. It is considered quite guache to wear one’s collars up these days. One reads magazines to see what not to do.

  22. SwanDiamondRose

    April 13, 2006 at 2:57 am

    this outfit scares but not necessarily in a bad way? seems to be causing some controversy what with all the deleted responses. very interesting…

  23. Anonymous

    April 13, 2006 at 9:36 am

    The fact that there as such differing opinions should tell you it works. The pictures where everyone agrees I find to be terribly dull.

  24. Johan B

    April 13, 2006 at 10:13 am

    I will get a jacket l ike that for sure this summer. But not a 1000$ PS, rather a vintage from Oxfam or similar.

  25. MrChecks

    April 13, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    I like the look, except for the shoes, which are so new looking that they say: “I just put this outfit together yesterday.”

  26. Anonymous

    April 13, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    blue is my fave color the shoelaces might be a little dangerous but otherwise it is east village. (would it kill ya for a smile??!?)

  27. Anonymous

    April 13, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    Oh come on, this look is hot. He seems to be having fun with it and thats what fashion should be. It’s laid- back, it’s east village, get over it!

  28. Anonymous

    April 15, 2006 at 12:04 am

    LOL, that look is fantastic

  29. Anonymous

    April 15, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Anyone have any ideas where the guy got the jacket or the pants? They’re pretty sweet.

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