Ooh, I’m a redhead with coloring similar to his, and I wouldn’t get near this army green. And I don’t think he should have gotten near it either. :) It’s probably best left to soldiers anyhow, who I’m sure hate it.
The Goth fairy girl did much better. But it’s hard to find good colors to wear if you’re a redhead.
I love his hair–the style is great. Also love the chain.
I like the green, but as a redhead with colouring very similar to his, I have to say that sometimes the “fall” colours really wash us out, although people assume that’s our palette. We have the gold-auburn hair, but our skin tone can be cooler/pinkish and so sometimes needs to be balanced out with pure colours like periwinkles and aubergines or even jewel tones (shudder). But I still think this green is okay on him.
great picture. bling bling chains aside i think the colour of this man’s hair is fantastic (not too carrotey) and is cut and styled in a very fitting way. what do you mean “when red heads understand their colouring…”? i’m a brunette but i don’t think i understand my colouring any better than anybody else ;)
i’m not a fashion spotter but i love those pictures which you take of interesting individuals in their “natural habitat”.
OK, that man is just delicious. Gives even the painter a run for his money! Beautiful, beautiful hair. Like that he has gone with a maroon-y sweater. Also like whyioughtta’s periwinhkle suggestion for red-heads. Love this guy’s pants, too. Don’t love the patch on the sleeve of his jacket. I bet his physique is just clothes-hanger perfect. >sigh< Bring him back to NYC, wouldya, Sart?
i can imagine the sweet dreams you have after seeing so many beautiful people. this guy looks amazing! the green is such a perfect shade on him, it looks as if he has a tan..his skin and hair are illuminated. btw, is that a moncler parka he’s wearing?
I have to agree when you say the best pictures you took were from redheads. I just love the one you posted on style.com january 12th (purple accents) the long hair guy is just perfect…
This is my first time posting a comment since I discovered your blog a long time ago (after seeing your work in GQ), you have inspired me to create one and go out to the streets of my city hunting for some great styles. It’s really fulfilling working with fashion and even more immortalizing it with a picture. Keep up the good work, ciao!
Excellent haircut, and I love the gold chain. Not sure about the piffy down jacket. Didn’t puffy down jackets go out of style in, say, 1982? As a previous poster mentioned, yes, he looks ready to take notes, but in an aggressive manner.
I dont really like this puffa jacket street look…he is very handsome though and I agree about redheads looking great in shades of green. I think fuschia also looks hot on redheads and that would normally be a no-no…
i am ambivalent on the coloring for this guy. it might be that he is just hot and the color works regardless. But, whether it works or not, his look caught my eye. my bf is a redhead and I can never figure out what to purchase in terms of color. i tried following guidelines for a Spring but it did not work. Any suggestions?
this color is ok on him, but i don’t really wear this color on myself. (i think it is probably a better color for male redheads). i tend to stick with brighter greens, blues, purples, but a tealish turquoise is my signature color…really brings out the freckles – i have a scarf and its the perfect color!
He looks great.Agree that he does look slightly macho, but still put together.Thought women would be swooning over this one. But I laughed out loud at the ‘olive with a cherry on top’ comment, very funny.
Thanks for the great ideas. I would like to see more pictures of cyclists. It is hard to know what to wear when you bike around town. And I am not talking about lycra atheltets but something less formal, like you might see in Amsterdam. Cheers
Sigh…I wish my husband would grow his hair out like this. He’s been doing the Brad Pitt in Oceans ## movie thing for so long and he has such lovely thick hair. It would be so nice like this for a change! I think he’s fantastic.
The gold chain around the neck must go and his hands need some lokking after-other than that he looks great-not washed out! The chain could be replaced by something in silver or a leather cord or a wooden bead with silver bead necklace type of thing. Love the green and burgundy combination on him. Green is always a favorite in a number of shades and this one is no exception. I wish army green looked this stylish.
You know what other color really looks good on red-heads: french navy – that dark blue that is rich with purple undertones. b/t/w love all those purples at Pitti. Am looking for the right purple thing for myself now.
A confession, I am the gentleman in the green puffa and this website was brought to my attention by a friend. I am greatly amused that people should feel compelled to comment. For a start, the picture is awful, secondly I was massively hungover and in no fit state to dress myself, so co-ordination seemed easiest. Thirdly, the knuckles were scuffed in self-defence. For those of you who were generous enough (not to mention a little mad) to say I looked gorgeous, I thank you. For those who care, I am mostly wearing blue today.
i’d say he’s pretty gorgeous, myself. i think the green suits him. and i disagree with the anonymous poster who said it’s hard for redheads to find flattering colors – i find that most colors really suit me, with the exception of certain neutrals such as sand, taupe, ecru, etc., which wash me out. greens, golds, violets, blues… all tend to flatter. then again, i’m a new yorker at heart and have trouble adventuring outside of my beloved black :)
Okay, okay fellow redheads. You’re right: I wasn’t precise. There are many flattering colors to wear, but also many unflattering ones. And there’s often such a small difference between them. More so for many of us than for people with different coloring, or it seems that way. I once tried to figure it all out with a color wheel, but couldn’t :)
And I agree in detail with many of the other redheads’ observations on neutrals, midnight blues, earth tones etc….
This guy is very handsome and intelligent-looking no whether I think the green is perfect or not.
As a redhead with very pale freckled skin with pink undertones, this color makes me look like a ghoul. This guy’s face has enough color in it – and not too much ruddiness – to carry it off, and it makes his hair color stands out very nicely. I agree with other redheads, that the fall colors everyone wants to see us in can sometimes look drab and awful. Redheads have so much variation in their hair color and skin coloring that there are fewer hard-and-fast rules that can be applied because both factor into the equation.
Whether on purpose or not (is he a street tough with barroom-brawl knuckles or did he scrape his hands moving furniture around his mod apartment?), this guy got it right, for him.
I’m the chickadee who wrote the olive w/ a cherry on top comment and now that I know his hand was bruised in “self-defence” (his words), I am swooning….. Allan, I think love you! By the way, thanks for the update on your color choice of the day– I can only imagine, and weep.
“When redheads understand their coloring…they can really look fantastic.” ???
I think you have some great observations about fashion, but this seems really patronizing. There are so many natural shades of red (I have always had one of them)–not to mention accompanying skin tones. It’s not always easy to find truly flattering shades, particularly when seasonal color palettes shift so often. As for this gentleman, I don’t think this particular shade of green suits him at all. Very drab and washed-out. He’d be better off with a really rich, warm brown in the mix, if he wants to wear this color.
I can vouch that Allan indeed looks hungover and his knuckles are not normally in that condition – his feet are a different story – its amazing that this picture has drawn so many comments and I am wondering if allan should take up modelling???
His obvious style shines through and as for his hair – who cares what colour it is I think he looks fab and yes underneath that puffa jacket lies a coat hanging body.
What’s interesting is that everyone acknowledges the “limited palette” of a redhead – but how many people can wear canary yellow? Bright pink? Teal? Redheads just seem to be allotted a very narrow, socially-accepted palette: khaki, navy blue, brown, green, black.
That acceptable palette becomes very boring, very quickly: I dressed in all-black for years, to avoid comments on the “redhead colours” I was wearing. In the end, I worked out that wearing all-black simply highlighted my hair itself – so I got more comments on my hair colour than ever (and I’ve always hated those comments).
I’ve just about resigned myself to the fact that the statistical rarity of redheadedness in most parts of the world (Scotland and Germany aside) means people will always comment on it. It can never pass unnoticed.
I highly recommend Marion Roach’s “Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning and Sexual Power of Red Hair” – she goes into a lot of the issues behind it all.
Christ, people. If you must bitch, learn some grammar, huh? Case in point, used as an adjective, it’s “hard-case looking.” And speaking of redundancy, let’s forget the war in Iraq and global warming, bloody knuckles at Armani…? *The horror!* Seriously, am I the only one here who’s amused by the outrage this most controversial redhead has caused by going to fisticuffs instead of mani/ped?
Now, a little surly, perhaps–a smile would’ve been nice to see, but otherwise, he looks downright edible. Maybe even down-right edible. Then again, “raw” suits me just fine.
Come on–78 comments in less than a week?–don’t tell me he’s not alluring. By the way, Anonymous, before repeating your posts a third time, here’s a style tip for you: get yourself a stiff drink, a f’ing sense of humor, and a dictionary–in no particular order.