Purple, Shmurple, I love the entire look. Nothing is overdone, when it's done right and from head to toe this gent has it correclt. The open shirt, the up collar, the pommade-looks. He's a clean machine.
A comfortable look, but nothing I can relate to, i.e., I'd never wear my shirt that open, shorts of any kind, or mauve shoes. I'm more interested in the overall effect of the photo as a whole, sort of a study in brown and white with this foreground guy providing some contrasting colors. The guy in back in the white shirt, white shoes, and tan slacks looks equally relaxed and comfortable in a more conservative outfit.
he looks like he smells fantastic. but he's a little too old for shorty shorts. however, that pattern in a slightly longer, above-the-ankle cuffed "pajama bottom" would have been perfect, especially if you're blessed, as he is, with razor sharp shins and wrists, plus anti-gravity cheekbones. SO love the shoes and shirt very much.
This guy reminds me of Dicky Greenleaf. Rivera Chic. In fact, this is my favourite picture that I have ever seen on your blog. I am most inspired. Love his hair too. Would have top marks if it were not for his apparently shaved legs! Thank you for your excellent blog, Scott.
Fabulous! It's not as perfect a composition as some of yours, but I love the bored woman behind him, and then the guy in the same pose, checking his blackberry. Actually, counting his cloth man bag and the tiniest glimpse of his red phone to offset his purple suede Tod's … I take that back. It's a brilliant composition.
He looks fine. Someone back there said she couldn't take a man seriously if he were to wear shorts above the knees. Sorry luv, but most shorts below the knees make a man look like a hip-hop wannabe hero and that's downright criminal behavior.
And further to the crime… I charge the whole colony with obtrusive nasality! No actually what I wanted to say is that moccasins like he's wearing are the only shoes in which a man should be seen sockless.