Thursday, August 16, 2012

We’ve Got a New Trend

Small-scale printed cotton sportcoat…… Check!


Black framed old-school glasses….. Check!


Black leather portfolio….. Check!


White shirt & dark tie…. Check!


I think we have a new trend!



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  1. Simbarashe

    August 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Those jacket prints are killing it in Europe right now. It will blow up New York in t-minus 3 weeks :)

  2. Clelia

    August 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Takahiro Kinoshita <3 :)

  3. P.

    August 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Great! Small scale print – pretty much the only print I’d wear without hesitation. Way more timeless than the “big” prints!

  4. Jj

    August 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Asian… !

    • Andre

      August 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm


      • Robert

        August 21, 2012 at 3:01 am

        Read my mind…

  5. irene

    August 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

  6. thevstyle

    August 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  7. Sarah

    August 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Really hope this trend catches on, so chic!

  8. Gian

    August 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I like that a lot!

    nice pics as usual

    Consultant Style Advisor

  9. SebastianMx

    August 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Those blazers are really cool

  10. Laura

    August 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Haha, love those new trends! Great photos!

  11. Kate

    August 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    So involved but so brilliant :) Carry on, fellas.



    August 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    These jackets looks fantastic and they are out in force. Grab yourself one for this Summer, Spring.

  13. Freya - Fashionable People

    August 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    It seems the leather portfolio is not just for men either, I have started using my leather tan folio as well!

  14. Speed

    August 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Very stylish! Where can one find such jackets?

  15. RJT

    August 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    So fresh and playful, yet the structured shape of the sport coat keep the look from becoming too casual or ‘kooky’
    Loved that the printed coats are paired with more ‘somber’ accessories
    Perfect balance between frivolous and serious

  16. Sevan

    August 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Is the first gentleman, Mr Kinoshita ? Great video for J. Crew.
    His sense of style is impeccable and his grey hair adds a subtile touch of elegance. He can wear anything and make it work !

  17. maria

    August 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    One other trend featured in this New Trend post that needs mention. Did you notice the hairstyles? Very low side partings, and tightly tailored neck lines that work in harmony with the shirt collars and light weight jackets. It’s a sharp style on these gents. Fantastic to see together…good stuff!

  18. Sharon

    August 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    YES!!! Very cool. Finally! The man in the blue print jacket looks sharp. The man in the pink, green, and white print jacket is dazzling! I love both their smiles. Their fashion choices make me smile, too!

  19. Richard

    August 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    The first look is AMAZING and he looks so good! Not sure what I think of the pink print jacket.

  20. Becky Bedbug

    August 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    What incredible printed jackets!


  21. Susana

    August 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I love the look! It’s fun and unusual in a classic/preppy sort of way. AND I love the glasses! I have been wearing my Ralph Lauren Purple Label ones, and I don’t care they’re meant to be for men…I just love the old-school look they have!!


  22. Jupe

    August 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I am all for the male wearing of prints…constantly trying to get my man in something printed :)

    <3 Cambria

  23. Mr Essentialist

    August 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    The print of the blazers are super-cool. Sign me up!


    August 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    i love these blazers styles!!! the prints are so beautiful

  25. Karina Fauchere

    August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    It should be called dapper.

  26. Annabelle

    August 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    LOVE. So great to see men having fun with this stuff.

  27. Emma Howard

    August 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Patrick Lafcadio Hearn aka Koizumi Yakumo:

    “…important matter is that the act be performed in the most perfect, most polite, most graceful, most charming manner possible.”

  28. Speed

    August 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Very stylish! Where can one find jackets like those?

  29. Jen

    August 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Love these! It’s always nice to see the typical “businessman” uniform spiced up with a bit of colour, fun, and personality.


  30. Lisa O.

    August 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    to me, very preppy & very perfect! :)

  31. Calen

    August 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    N = 2 doesn’t ==> trend

    • Eva

      August 17, 2012 at 2:02 am

      I think it is a trend when more than 1 person starts wearing it. He forgot the hairstyle too….CHECK

  32. Sandra

    August 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I like the way these severe glasses create a perfect harmony with bold prints, in the same way that fancy eyewear complement a restrained outfit…

  33. Victor

    August 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I definitely think it’s a new trend, I love it!

  34. Aela

    August 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Loving those small-scale printed blazers – specially the one on Takahiro! Is that from the new Prada FW12 collection? The print looks just like it but can’t quite decipher. Nonetheless it’s amazing with how he paired it and everything!!

    • hana

      August 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      its from Yve saint Lairant 12S/S!!

  35. The Faces Box

    August 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Wow! Looks grat!

  36. Jost

    August 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Subtle smile…. Check!!

  37. christopher

    August 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    and that preppy old school boy-ish sidecut

  38. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog

    August 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Really cool glasses!

  39. Fred Gonsowski

    August 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    The second shot has a Modern Day Lily Pulitzer vibe. I wish the fabric on both blazers were a little less wrinkly, though they are still fun to look at.

  40. Alison

    August 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I love the printed jackets and the black-framed glasses! Such great style :)

  41. Beth

    August 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I think “sweet smile” is an additional element here.

  42. lofi

    August 16, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    for real stylist (not the subprofession of fashion industry) there is no trend. they themselves make their own “trends”.

  43. Nat

    August 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Fabulous! I’m loving small-scale prints on everything for Fall- coats, shoes, pants…


  44. Valério

    August 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Really, I can’t get theses glasses… maybe because it goes extremely wrong in my bone structure, but I don’t see why people use it, seems out of place. But the jackets are awesome! Would definitely use the second one.

  45. marilyn

    August 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    all they need is a ring on their little finger!

  46. Serdane

    August 17, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Yes why not. Sportswear are becoming the must have for the new man clothing.

  47. Thom

    August 17, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I’m a fan! All I need to do is find a sports coat like that. I wonder where?

  48. This is Belgium

    August 17, 2012 at 3:22 am

    + the haircut .. makes the new trend complete?

  49. Tamera

    August 17, 2012 at 4:06 am


  50. Jokey

    August 17, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Красный пиджак не придает салидности, смотрится как кофта…


    August 17, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Style meets Professional!

  52. Johnny

    August 17, 2012 at 4:28 am

    It seems that we got a new trend indeed!

  53. StreetLounge

    August 17, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I will not follow it :D

  54. Tokyoinformer

    August 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

    That is because Kamo (first guy) is Poggi’s boss at United Arrows.

  55. Pégé Goienetxe

    August 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Attention aux trends, tout depends de la taille de Monsieur avec les sportcoats tres fleuriés. Vous pouvez passer de pieton en pyjamas ou Frodo Baggins si vous etes tres haut ou tres bas…

  56. Tomek from Radical Eyewear

    August 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Nice vintage style frames ;)

  57. Nubia

    August 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I love the eyewear AND the large man clutch – its awesome!!

  58. Rubén Of SublimePebblesVintage

    August 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I´d prefer de first LOOk. ;)

  59. ttea

    August 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I love this new trend, it is so fun and different than anything else. Even as a girl I would wear either of these two blazers in a heart beat. Blazers themselves are great, but blazers with small scale print are FABULOUS! I also like the leather brief case because they are evocative of a time past.

  60. objectlessons

    August 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Usually I do not care about trends. But I really like the look. I can imagine myself wearing those sportcoats. Unfortunatly summer is almost gone. Who made them ? Is there a wool version available ?

  61. une chatte grise

    August 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I kinda like the second jacket! Don’t know many who could pull it off, but this gentleman certainly can… he looks adorable.

  62. Andi

    August 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    LOVE IT! Pictures great!
    Thanks for sharing!

  63. Confashionista

    August 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    lovely photos, as always.
    now the question remains: is it a trend or will it be a trend after sartorialistization? ;)
    absolutely love your photos. thank for bringing art to our lives.
    happy weekend!

  64. Frank Li

    August 18, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Bold and very refined.

  65. Aska Wolf

    August 18, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Always loved the way you were putting new standards in street photography but all I can think now is the game I play all my life with my friends, and it’s called-If you have to choose, which one will you choose..?

  66. Al Boulton

    August 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Love the glasses on the first guy – any idea where they’re from anyone??

  67. Matthew

    August 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Does anyone know the brand of the second portfolio?

    • mike

      August 20, 2012 at 11:16 am


  68. Antoine Nicol

    August 19, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Takahiro Kinoshita > J. Crew “Hello World” :)



  69. Peter Hwang

    August 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Awesome look – wonder where the inspiration derived from, early 1900′s western-influenced Asia?

  70. bluefairy

    August 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    You forgot about haircut :))

  71. Justin

    August 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    From the print of the jackets to the chunky frames, impeccably stylish.

  72. tracy

    August 20, 2012 at 1:22 am

    The jacket in the second photo is very colorful but I like it.

  73. Michael

    August 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I like the look of the jackets…something a bit more interesting , but still dressed up and ready for anything. The glasses work well. And as I do wear them, I think I will subscribe to the look. Thanks for the pointers.

  74. Víctor

    August 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    First jacket, right. Second, awful.

  75. Colsie Conradie

    August 21, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Stylish men! Love it :)

  76. Thefashionguitar

    August 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I. LOVE. IT.

  77. engagement rings

    August 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Well the bluish looks ok but the other? I’m not sure where to go dressed like that :)
    Some will love that though

  78. W. David Marx

    August 22, 2012 at 5:09 am

    No one mentioned it yet, but that pink jacket is a very subtle HELLO KITTY print that United Arrows sold at District this season. I’m pretty sure they had a necktie that went with it as well.

  79. Jacob Weir

    August 22, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    This look is actually quite stand out, but in such a refined way that it looks incredibly subtle and under the radar.. Very nice.

  80. Du Jour

    August 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Love that blueprint jacket. He must be an architect.

  81. julian

    October 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The guy at the top looks like a beautifully rendered figure from some ubercool, cult graphic novel…..the glasses, the hair, the purest crispest whitest shirt and the soft textured tie……………the overall effect: sharper than a box of razor blades… it !

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  83. John

    June 24, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Great portfolios!

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