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November 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm
are these pumpkin pants?!!!
November 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm
RAe those those pants that the GAP produced back in the 80's? 16-whale corduroy with the print. I think they were made for women, but I used to wear them when I was skateboarding.
November 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Perfect! I adore those trousers, this is the only picture i've ever felt inclined to comment on.
November 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm
November 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm
Oh that is just horrific
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November 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm
it takes some guts for a man to pull off floral pants. =P
November 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm
This is a tad bit disagreeable.
November 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm
I am digging the PJ bottoms and boots.
November 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm
rather hideous if I do say so myself. I would like to see someone defend this.
November 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm
loving the necktie and the print on the pants but something about the color scheme is holding me back from loving the whole shebang.
November 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm
I think he just arrived from London Fashion Week! Lol. Love the look, the boots are amazing!
J T I
November 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm
JESSE YOU'RE THE FUCKING MAN
November 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm
November 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm
I like this look. It's different.
November 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm
What's hanging down under his sweater? It looks like a woman's black slip!
November 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm
want the shoes
November 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm
is he wearing p jays or what lol?
November 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm
my question is – is that a fanny pack? please say no dear god, please say no.
love the shoes.
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November 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm
I like the look. Thank god we don't all have the same style and dress the same way!
November 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Love the boots and trench
November 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm
Boots are cool.
November 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm
What the hell is that black thing over the pants?? I like this and the attitude that it brings…good not to take yourself too seriously some times.
November 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm
I love this look, the layers are perfect and the trench perfectly tones out the contrast of those beautiful pants. I have high respect for anyone who can pull of a look like this with a high level of confidence.
November 13, 2009 at 3:21 pm
I actually like the pants, but not with the shoes. Black boots would look much better and balance everything out more.
November 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm
So many negative comments….wow! I LOVE this look!
November 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm
well, look at mister crazy pants…
November 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm
Weeeeelll? I do like the boots and I do like the trench… definitely a confident brave fella to wear the pants. He is neat looking tho..
November 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm
i love those trousers!
November 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm
the reason he can pull this off to me is because his face isn't "model like". i expect him to be wearing ECKO or something then.. he hits ya with the pants and the ohr-ahnj boots!
November 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm
HA! Style takes on so many forms!
November 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm
I concur with the lady on the right side of the shot.
November 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm
My wife had those Gap cords!
He looks ridiculous.
November 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm
I appreciate individuality, yet this oufit is very much in poor taste. The proportion/color scheme makes for a hiddeous combination.
November 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm
hmm – this look isn't working for me and i cant decide whether its one thing thats wrong or the whole thing…
November 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm
November 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm
Not feeling the pants and the long shirt…a bit too forgot to get dresses today for me. I like the rest though.
The Blasphemous Fiendess
November 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm
SImply smashing attitude! If he likes it he should wear it. That's the advice my eleven year old students give.
November 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm
I am NOT feeling 7th avenue AT ALL !
Redwings always look good.
November 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm
i personally think that he looks great and i admire him for having the courage to wear what he thinks looks good on him. It has a lot of personality
November 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Different is good.
November 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm
He goes to Parsons! He's a tough eastern european-looking guy.
November 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Love the boots and the top part. not the pants.
November 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm
as my grandmother would have said, "it's a look".
November 13, 2009 at 5:29 pm
I am mortified. What are those PANTS all about?
November 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Are those pajama bottoms, dental assistant pants, or chef pants? This ensemble is completely silly–laughable even.
November 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Nothing screams "I hope The Sartorialist spots me!" like those pants.
November 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm
Sure, why not! I like it, something different. I also like how all the buildings are vertical and he's leaning. A little bit off-kilter.
November 13, 2009 at 7:22 pm
can someone please tell me the deal with this tuck in pants look. I dont get it when its a beautiful day w/o rain or snow in the forcast
November 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm
Such a serious look and such soft, playful pants. :o) Whatever is at his waist is distracting and not attractive to me, but I'll bet this outfit looks great when he's on the move…walking, stooping, sitting with legs crossed, etc. The pants look agreeably soft and comfy and go well with the substantial boots. He looked well grounded to me. Bravo for that.
November 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm
Ha i love the pants! I really like these new shots with a clustered of people in the background! It soo great!
November 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm
makes most everyone else on the street look good.
November 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Not only are the pants strange, the whole shape of this outfit is weird. Plus I don't get the flapper thing on his crotch. His boots are cool though! And I have to give him point for uniqueness. I'd rather see people dressed like this, than to see all the little drones out there.
November 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm
everything great expect the pants…to out there and doesn't fit with the overall 'look'
November 13, 2009 at 9:42 pm
November 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm
November 14, 2009 at 1:50 am
he's a vassar grad.that explains it.
November 14, 2009 at 2:41 am
the pants are pretty unique!
November 14, 2009 at 3:21 am
love it or hate, he wears it with confidence and that's what counts
November 14, 2009 at 7:04 am
I have often felt this way and often expressed it:
I think many people here would "like" anything you do. It makes no difference what, if you do it they feel there must be something "fashionable" about it, even if they are missing what it is.
This sort of thing makes me question the actual point of this blog… not in a negative way really and certainly I don't mean I'm considering NOT coming back. No, I love the photos but what is the point here? Is it to show me good, interesting fashion? Or just interesting fashion? Or street life around the world?
Well need I say, for me this is a no. PJ's with flowers or pumpkins on them really should just never be worn by a man but certainly not in public.
November 14, 2009 at 8:08 am
Are those pants ugly or what? I still love the photo though.
November 14, 2009 at 9:13 am
He is Fashion.
November 14, 2009 at 11:03 am
Waaay too contrived for my sensibility.
Though I don't like it, it would be more palatable without the work boots. The boots really come out of nowhere.
But, as always, kudos for trying…….
November 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm
DAMN if I didn't just give my boots like that to Goodwill. DAMN!
November 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm
damn right, jesse! from poughhh
style's about individuality and this is IT.
November 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm
what a great outfit! been waiting ages :o)
thanks sartorialist x x x
November 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm
What irritating comments! I dread to imagine what the world would look like if people allowed themselves to be dictated by any of these "standards"!
While I personally would not have worn this outfit (though I love the pants and the boots), I think this man reminds us that fashion is never what you wear, but how you wear it. In my opinion, there is no such thing as "unfashionable", because the concept of what is fashionable is constantly changing over time. If there is anything, it would be a lack of style, an ambivalence to oneself, a condition that this man clearly does NOT have.
Cheers to you man!
Jody Castillo, Manila
November 15, 2009 at 9:38 am
love the boots!! unique style too, but I don't really like the pants.
November 15, 2009 at 11:09 am
Jesse Z always did his own thing at Vassar. He really tried to experiment and be creative. I promise you he wasn't hoping scott would find him, nor was he trying to become a spectacle like some have suggested.
Even if you don't like the outfit there is something to be appreciated in his operating in both the mainstream and margins of fashion. That is style.
November 15, 2009 at 5:17 pm
I agree. I think this look is amazing.
November 16, 2009 at 12:09 am
Most certainly don't like the outfit but that is a pretty cool pose.
November 16, 2009 at 1:38 am
November 17, 2009 at 11:23 am
Very creative use of lumber jack boots. I approve.
All the layers look very futuristic. The use of the trench too. Like he's appropriated a classic for his own vision.
November 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Jesse–I miss living on the hall with you. Love that you make your own clothes sometimes.
November 18, 2009 at 11:53 am
First time in the blog.. really nice pics.
November 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm
I love it. He's got the attitude to pull it off.
November 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm
looks like cleveland browns pants!
December 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Those are Red Wing Shoes- Legendary! I have a pair of Red Wings, bugt not these.
December 21, 2009 at 1:03 am
The pajama pants are okay, the boots are cool, and his entire upper mid-half is good, but together? It seems like he's trying a little to hard to be…something? I don't think hipster quite fits here.
December 23, 2009 at 1:59 pm
omg…super crazy(in a good way)pants
January 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm
This outfit translates to supreme confidence. People are attracted to confidence possibly more than any other attribute.
"The people dancing look insane to those who cant hear the music."
February 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm