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December 1, 2009 at 9:09 am
LOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEE the bag and the silhouette
December 1, 2009 at 9:13 am
December 1, 2009 at 9:22 am
wow, nice. the socks really make the outfit :)
December 1, 2009 at 9:23 am
that must have taken forever to put together.
December 1, 2009 at 9:28 am
looks very well put together. love the blast of sheer neutral at the bottom. looks more like an ad then streetwear though. trying a little too hard? hmm…depends on where he's going, i guess. just a feeling…kudos to him.
much respect for this
December 1, 2009 at 9:29 am
Lovely bag. The jacket reminds me of the Nehru jacket.
December 1, 2009 at 9:33 am
Love the jacket and layers! Not so sure about the pants.
December 1, 2009 at 9:51 am
His style its amazing!! I really like his bag and his shoes!!! I love the Sartorialist blog!!!
December 1, 2009 at 9:52 am
with a touch of Givenchy on the feet!
December 1, 2009 at 10:14 am
I agree. Is he wearing nude loose socks? What's going on at the ankle area?
very very nice
Too Ann Demeulemeester…
December 1, 2009 at 10:20 am
I simply adore the play of the proportions and the layers…it reminds me somewhat of a samurai with a touch of french revolution and of course Comme des Garcons…teleio
December 1, 2009 at 10:29 am
December 1, 2009 at 10:30 am
quite. his bag is fantastic.
December 1, 2009 at 10:31 am
so happy being the first commentator here ;)his style is great! i love the daring layers; cropped pants with socks underneath is simply genius!
December 1, 2009 at 10:35 am
Funky – I would have liked it better with out the nude 'socks'!
December 1, 2009 at 10:39 am
Queen of Mayhem
December 1, 2009 at 10:42 am
18th century silhouette much?
December 1, 2009 at 10:50 am
I'll take the guy in the plain brown leather jacket over this any day.
¡Preparado para la Revolución!
December 1, 2009 at 10:51 am
My guess: he's a ballet dancer.
The silky nylons around his ankles are a bit of a surprise. His hair – may I say so – is in his eyes! But he does look beautiful. I love the East-meets-West vibe, neutralized by the black. Cool.
December 1, 2009 at 10:52 am
wow, dan the scout, one my favourite blogger!!! http://www.danthescout.com/blog/c xx
December 1, 2009 at 10:56 am
And he looks so cool! Loving the pants!
I love this look on guys, especially the sweeping frigne and the button up collar. Not sure about the socks or is it part of the pants? It kinda of shouldn't work but kinda does!
and so perfect!
December 1, 2009 at 10:57 am
No. Just plain no.
December 1, 2009 at 11:06 am
i LOVE his jacket! delicious!
December 1, 2009 at 11:12 am
Love the jacket and the bag…
December 1, 2009 at 11:15 am
When I see something like this, which I appreciate, I have to wonder how this person dresses on a day-to-day basis.
December 1, 2009 at 11:19 am
December 1, 2009 at 11:22 am
Daring! I'm not sure what's going on with the layering. I'm sure he put a lot of thought into this.
December 1, 2009 at 11:24 am
Love the military jacket worn so casually and that bag is great! Not so sure about the leggings though make the outfit seem a bit too androgynous….Percy
December 1, 2009 at 11:28 am
cool jacket. the rest is kind of sad, though. he's too young for saggy support hose.
December 1, 2009 at 11:35 am
So well put together, i am amazed…
December 1, 2009 at 11:38 am
Oh lordy that's one phenomenal look! Superb
December 1, 2009 at 11:48 am
is it a guy or a girl?
December 1, 2009 at 11:50 am
December 1, 2009 at 11:53 am
love it, more of this!
December 1, 2009 at 11:56 am
Can people please wear more parachute trousers. I love them and they just look hot. it's like wearing a skirt without the draft.
December 1, 2009 at 11:58 am
So suggestive.Love Ann Demeulemeester and the darkness atmosphere.So north european.
December 1, 2009 at 11:59 am
I've seen it all before, even the hose. But hose like that, only with a dotted swiss shirt waist on my granny after a bad night at bingo. It's all about context, huh?
December 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm
I like the jacket and the shoes, the bag maybe, all the rest definitely not!
Beautifully adorned. Perfect…
December 1, 2009 at 12:02 pm
THE JACKET IS MAGNIFICENT! IT LOOKS LIKE A YAMAMOTO JACKET, IS IT?
December 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Very Nice, Great, Love it. I've seen this a bit in NYC only once on a man. Love the varied length layers. Where can I get some
December 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm
EVERYTHING WORKS! Love the extra long sleeves, layers, pants, jacket, and, of course, THE BAG! Monochromatic doesn't have to be boring with great details and textures.
December 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm
Love the jacket and interesting socksss??
Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker
December 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm
I like the look, all the layers makes it very interesting. Oh, and I love the bag!
December 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm
So Ann D., so Julius, so Damir Doma, so Rick Owens, so… It's not particularly an original style, but he's very handsome with the perfect proportions to wear the look-of-the-moment extremely well– just wish he had slicked his hair back and didn't wear those awful socks/leggings that makes it look like he has saggy skin on his legs.
December 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm
I think this is a cool look but what are those leg things? I kind of like them, except they draw attention to the shoes, and I don't know if it's a trick of the light or what but his left shoe looks like it's a right foot shoe.
December 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm
Its definitely incredibly layered! It has a certain kind of dark charm to it, but I can imagine that its not exactly everyone's cup of tea. But I do think that it works well here, especially when you're viewing this as a portrait as well as a style ensemble. I really like his structured jacket- especially the small things such as the button detail.A very interesting postin my opinion.
December 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm
December 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm
As usual, it's fit and proportion for me. However, it could be that I just can't really see the individual pieces. Is the jacket too big, with sleeves too long, or is that some sort of wrist warmer? Is he wearing a dress/skirt, or is that drop-crotch pants?
I think I like the jacket. But I'm not convinced it's the right size as the proportions look off to me.
December 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm
I am surprised how much I like this. It's like a past century, maybe the 18th, and the future together. How does he even get his socks to do that? And what is the layer under the jacket? So many interesting choices, all in what looks in the picture like an indigo palette. The color contrast is what makes the socks stand out.
December 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Love the jacket…and tunic!
Not sure about the socks. To me they look like something I'm trying to avoid….old lady stretched out, saggy hose. I told my friends, if that ever happens to me; please shoot me and put everyone out of their misery lol!
December 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm
I adore those people. They are unique!
December 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm
It's Dan Thawley!! I adore him. Mwah!
December 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm
everything is so flawless and beautiful … too bad about those foul socks
December 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm
looks like an angel… could fall in love.
December 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm
Jeanine Payer Studio
December 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm
I love the outfit, I want the pants. But the sad panty hose isn't doing anyone any favors. Is that part conceptual?
December 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm
Wow — brave man, looks great.
December 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm
Everyone looks good in black-my favorite color!
December 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm
I'm just very confused by the socks, the tan elephant-like hoisery. Couldn't he have just shown us some skin?
December 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm
It's fascinating to me how people are willing to grant leeway in so far as jackets and gender. But when it comes clothing for legs, men are terribly threatened by anything out of the ordinary. I wonder why that is?
December 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm
I'm loving the shoes :D
December 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm
Oh..I recognise him from around Sydney from a year or so back. Looking great!
The Clever Pup
December 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Very French Revolution.
December 1, 2009 at 7:45 pm
Really great layering and textures. Can't wrap my head around the hose.
The Slim Girl
December 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm
You have a nice blog!
December 1, 2009 at 8:04 pm
This guy has hair like me! And a bag like mine too! Kindred spirits.So Mr Sartorialist, I know you're terribly famous and don't need any endorsements from little old me, but I do love your blog so I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award -http://whatdaisydidnext.blogspot.com/2009/12/kreativ-blogger-award.htmlIt's a way of recommending your own favourite blogs to your readers.Enjoy! Keep snapping!
December 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm
It's the ultimate gender neutral look. The jacket is very cool – it's also got a John Varvatos feel (my personal favorite designer).
December 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Love everything down to the jarringly contrasting baggy "hose?" Not cute! Reminds me of an old lady with baggy support hose.
she tiger vintage
December 1, 2009 at 9:20 pm
the socks are what make this for me! so airy in contrast to the heaviness of the rest. also, reminds me a bit of galliano's aw09, though nicely interpreted for the street.
dy of ghost
December 1, 2009 at 9:26 pm
i think he looks awesome, socks and all :)
December 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm
So hooked on Ann D.!
December 1, 2009 at 9:40 pm
are these really Ann D.?
John M. Doyle
December 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm
While there is a certain level of androgyny at work here, there is also a more overriding historicity to be located in the coat, hose (sadly saggy), and footwear. What I find most interesting, is the manner in which he manages to combine both concepts in a way that seems somewhat familiar, but -at the same time-threatening to those who are more firmly rooted in the gender assigned roles we all normally inhabit in our clothing (not being in my 20s for quite some time now, androgyny will not work as a fashion statement for me personally, though much kudos to those who can still pull it off). Living in uncertain times as we are, the natural temptation for many is to knuckle under and conform in the apparel they select. However, let us now praise the rebels for the courage and the daring to be different when it is the least likely thing most people would opt for.
December 1, 2009 at 10:37 pm
This is very Ann Demeulemeester, indeed.
December 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm
i want that jacket…badly
December 2, 2009 at 12:00 am
How very Sweeney Todd. Not normally a look I go for but I quite like how this Lad pulls it off. Get in there my son!
December 2, 2009 at 12:25 am
great cut, and dark palette with powerful socks!
December 2, 2009 at 12:55 am
I like this, it has an undeniable flair- the hair needs to be taken firmly by the hand, nothing sexy about a bowl cut- but everything else is fly- go ahead youngsta!
December 2, 2009 at 12:59 am
i have always loved ann demeulemeester.
December 2, 2009 at 2:44 am
He looks fantastic! I always appreciate fashion risks.
December 2, 2009 at 2:56 am
December 2, 2009 at 3:53 am
the jacket is amazing,very casual but the same time so modernhttp://www.therichhomeless.blogspot.com
December 2, 2009 at 4:28 am
A noughties rendition of Depeche Mode… Not too keen on the loose skin around his ankles…
December 2, 2009 at 4:55 am
Wow! Daniel Thawley!!!
December 2, 2009 at 5:58 am
December 2, 2009 at 6:31 am
Great layering, he is very cute too. I like the neutral at the bottom but… I can't stand the baggy-ness of the socks, I don't like that at all. I don't like harem pants on anyone, they just look silly.
Love the jacket, shoes, bag.
December 2, 2009 at 6:36 am
With that jacket (amazing), that layering, the short "trousers" and the skin-coloured socks, he looks like some 18th century cast-off. That said, it is a great ensemble that, while odd, demonstrates wonderful use of layering and texture.
December 2, 2009 at 7:35 am
Lovely outfit except for the socks. Looks like my Nonna when she just cant manage to pull the socks up….
December 2, 2009 at 7:36 am
Cute. And conceptual.
December 2, 2009 at 7:59 am
If I put my hand to hide the bottom of the photo, I like it. If I hide the top of the photo, the effect is hideous.And as was the case of the lady with the leather vest teamed with tri-colored boots and a striped dress, I cannot help but wonder what the result is once the guy is in motion: all loose ends (hair, tunic, harem pants, socks) flapping combined with balancing bag….Definitively no.
December 2, 2009 at 8:47 am
Ahha! I think i understand now that i've seen his brooch – he wants to be a beetle! That explains it all :))))
the style spotter
December 2, 2009 at 10:18 am
that jacket is incredible!
The Backseat Stylers
December 2, 2009 at 11:18 am
Incredible jacket! The rest seems a tad on the messy side. Too much going on…
Cinderella's footman. I like it.
December 2, 2009 at 11:37 am
this looks more runway than street.and this meant in the best sense…
December 2, 2009 at 11:58 am
Reminds me of Clockwork Orange.
December 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm
The guy is obviously really handsome, he has a gorgeous face but i'm not so sure about the over-all look.It's definetely on the wave, with the metrosexual meets gay something like that, with the man-bag and all, but it doesn't really work for me…masculine and simple do wonders.He has a look that reaches a point of high subjectivity, either you like it or you don't. I adore the jacket and the shoes, but…it saddens me to see such a nice guy looking like that. It just isn't appealing.
December 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm
This starts to get a little interesting… the jacket is amazin the only thing that i consider odd is about the socks…but… its bold… i respect that….it is supposed to be shown… so…keep it up…at least is not average
December 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Oh! I can feel the story that this composition is telling: He is a model dying to come outside, smoke a cig, and run from hundreds of “bubbly” and “interesting” fashion connoisseurs inside, who are raving at the thought of another androgynous composition of the 18th century mixed with an antebellum Jacobin. On the other hand, he’s just dreaming for this day to be over so he can slip back into is perfect “plain” brown leather jacket and meet his “boring” girlfriend, for a “plain” and “boring” night out!
December 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm
Lacks spontaneity…. too much effort….
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December 2, 2009 at 3:48 pm
Brilliant combination of layers, amazing jacket (what type is that?), and perfect fit.I don't like the panty hose thing much though.
Overall, much respect to this young man for dressing in such a daring way and having his own style. It does get you criticism, but there are people who really appreciate what you're doing.
December 2, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Great look…love the transparent socks. The deep mix of navy blue is truly inspiring. Great catch on the street.
December 2, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Well, this guy did not pass my test. To me this looks unrealistic.
December 2, 2009 at 5:03 pm
Nice. Kind of Raj meets Hasidic.
December 2, 2009 at 5:13 pm
wow, i would love to wear that jacket!
December 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm
I love the revolutionary influence in the silhouettes of the pieces, especially the jacket. Dude needs a haircut though.
December 2, 2009 at 9:29 pm
This is the BEST look I've seen on here in a long while! Well done! Great find!
December 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm
The jacket, the ruffles on the sleeves, even the stockings – the whole ensemble has a definite 18th century vibe going on.
December 2, 2009 at 10:45 pm
Androgynous, interesting, and pretty well-put together.
It works for him, though it wouldn't work for me. For some reason, I envision this to look better had his calves been bare (rather than the nylons).
Love the jacket!
December 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm
leo hollen says
December 3, 2009 at 3:56 am
i want to one day be able to pull off this look while going grocery shopping.
it will happen- one day. one day.
December 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm
I really dislike this outfit. I have to admit that the socks are innovate but it just seems wrong at the same time.
December 3, 2009 at 8:51 pm
I've finally come to the realization that parachute/harem pants are an item of clothing I will never appreciate. While this young man obviously has his own unique style – and I commend him for that- those pants are just too much. They make him (any anyone else who wears them) look like they are wearing a droopy diaper. I just can't get over how much I dislike the pants. The rest is fabulous, though.
December 4, 2009 at 12:21 am
Does no one know what jacket that is? I want I want I want!!!!
December 4, 2009 at 6:50 am
December 7, 2009 at 7:25 am
Awfull! Men shouldn't look like THAT!
December 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm
I totally agree with all of the above.
December 8, 2009 at 2:16 am
It looks like the outfit of a fairy tale knight who was suddenly thrust onto the streets of Paris. Like he is trying to put an elegant, noble spin on the clothes he finds in thrift stores. This is an outfit that speaks of power and beauty and individualism, fashion traits that can usually only be found in fairy tales.
December 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm
John M. Doyle nailed it! The silhouette here just works, down to the hosiery, to be honest. It takes talent, yes talent, to be able to pull something like this together and he has it in spades – much appreciated.
December 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm
come back for Christmas, already, Dan!! xox
December 9, 2009 at 1:24 am
bold,brave and crazy
December 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm
very ann demeulemeester…i like…
December 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm
I love Rick and Julius, (and Ann has been doing this forever since CCP and Geoffrey B. Small started doing it again)but designers only churn out this much black and white when it's the end of an era–basically someone like Wang is probably at a loss to innovate right now. Check it throughout history–Tudoresque, Spanish, English narrative, Victorian Era, Reformation and the goth-ninja jump-off. There's going to be something much bigger on the horizon soon. However, this is a sensationally classic look and I'm actually digging the hose.
December 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm
no,no,no..the sock thing is bad bad looking
December 10, 2009 at 1:50 am
It looks like the outfit of a fairy tale prince who was suddenly thrust onto the streets of modern Paris. Like he is trying to put an elegant, noble spin on clothes he finds in shops around the city. I love that this look was worn out on the streets and not just stuck on some runway. Magnificent!
December 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm
Love it when I see a guy pulling off the harem pants! My straight friend just got a pair and surprisingly/luckily he wears them well!http://www.bisoumode.blogspot.com
December 13, 2009 at 3:54 am
This is what a young David Bowie would wear if he were just beginning his career today. It's beautifully strange.
December 15, 2009 at 12:13 am
What up boy!Fre4sh & swish to you!
February 4, 2010 at 10:30 am
Seen this guy in a few pictures before. I think he works for rick owens London store. And no this is not ann d as a matter of fact his jacket is number (n)ine. Quite like what his done here he's a great dresser
February 24, 2010 at 3:03 am
best bag Dior ever made for men. It's so roomy and useful around town. putting the fringe thing on the main zipper (you cant see the fringe thing here) makes it so much easier to use. great outfit, especially the drop-crotch pants.