I like the idea of adding a casual element to the simple but sophisticated pairing of the button up, sweater, and blazer. However, putting track pants over khakis strikes me as odd, impractical, and uncomfortable.
Love the top half of the picture, and the warm light on his face.
Oh! Adidas Pants pulled over chinos? ThatÂ´s new to me. Looks like heÂ´s making a joke out of it because just with the chinos ( or whatever trousers they are) his outfit would be complete, though normal. I like the jumperÂ´s sleeves coming out of the jacket…
Interesting person! Great colours, the light in Hyeres is stunning!
He’s a handsome guy. The wild hair and beard look good on him. I like his look from the waist up, but he loses me from the waist down. I just don’t like track pants with a blazer. And, wearing a belt with track pants? It strikes me as a bit silly.
Wow. This guy looks totally cool. Who is this person? He almost looks homeless, but no, the belt and the white shirt are too expensive looking. I think this outfit is absolutely brilliant. Love his hair with it, too. Reminds me of how fantastic brown and red are together.
wow, track pants with what’s going on on top…that is bold, and I’m digging it. The red is perfect. Of course I may be biased because I’m IN LOVE WITH HIM. His hair is driving me crazy, it’s so beautiful.
i can see why he caught your attention. more than the fact that he’s wearing track pants with a blazer, shirt, and long-sleeved sweater, those eyes could pierce through anyone who manages to hold a gaze with this man, even for just a second.
Great photo, Sart. I love this gentleman’s beard and long hair (and ponytail?). It’s very terrorist chic, in a Che sort of way. The track suit trousers are the piece de resistance here. G-E-N-I-U-S! We definitely don’t see enough men in track suits or sweats. More, please.
DonÂ´t like the hair. The trousers in despite of the wrong pockets are a plus, because of the colour and stripes, for the upper side – which is perfect. The sea balances and brings mood. 13/14 in 20. AntĂłnio
Fabulous man – very stylish: there is nothing of the scruffy about this hirsute homme. I particularly like the sober white shirt, jacket and jumper against the burgundy trousers with the racing stripes.
The background is breathtaking. Looking at the outfit from top to bottom, the colors all compliment each other well. The pieces collectively are interesting, especially the length of the sweater’s sleeve and the track pants. I think the track pants worn over his chino’s are quite cheeky as is the playfulness of his sweater sleeve.
I love the red pants. They seem a bit rebellious and edgy. And then he has the basic white button down w/ a v neck sweater and jacket. I LOVE jackets with a casual outfit. And such a “pretty” man. Wow. That’s sexy.
Not a fan of the track pant over his regular pant…kind of like trying a bit hard, in my opinion. Nothing wrong with creativity or pushing the boundaries, but it reminds me of the dozens of young men who wore super-short track shorts at last year’s Austin City Limits festival…it was the trend of the weekend, for sure, but looking back it was really forced. Great jacket on this one, though. The cream undershirt is nice, too.
If Devendra Banhart were a fisherman or woodsmith in the 19th century crossed with French Nobility…
The hair is perfectly undone, and he looks just perfectly at ease next to the water. It’s nice. Everything above the waist is fantastic, though I think those stripes may be detracting too much from this look. They remind me a bit of Wes Anderson’s love for Addidas jumpsuits in Royal Tenenbaums…
Wow, I think I must be a confirmed drama mama because I cannot wait to read the comments on this one.
That said, very fun and unexpected in a static print or magazine but I’m imagining this in person and in practice, and it makes me cringe a little. The colors and those stripes, however, coupled with the simple but perfect background, the lighting, that hair and that beard, and the way you’ve captured his eyes and his timeless expression — that saudade, like a mariner out at sea — just makes this photograph SING.
This gentleman truly belong here on this site: he is the epitome of effortless style. What–or who’s he wearing becomes completely irrelevant; it’s how he’s wearing it– the combination of classic with the irreverent. His sense of style is as golden as your sun-drenched portrait sir ;-)
BTW, I don’t think he’s wearing two pairs of pants: I think the belted part is sewn under the Adidas. It’s a cheeky style that’s been offered from Jean-Paul Gaultier, Martin Margiela, to Hedi Slimane. This gentleman’s version just seems even more cool because it looks like he made it himself.
He’s perfect. What a truly wonderful change in how we perceive fashion vs. our real life clothes. To make “leisure wear” (including khakis and then one step further with the adidas track pants) work as Fashion is a joyous thing.
oh yes! this reminds me of my ex boyfriend who could wear sweatpants and worn out t-shirts and still look like god. i’m trying to ignore the fact that he is wearing another pair of something underneath. when i ignore that i love the look.
Clearly, people have not been paying attention to the 2007 Rugby World Cup which was hosted by France. One of the players who got a lot of media attention was a french player called Sebastien Chabal. He became a bit of an icon overnight, making the caveman-look the in thing again. You can sense his influence very clearly in the beard and hair of this man.
Does he have his track pants over a pair of khaki shorts? Good for him! I can imagine that earlier in the day, perhaps around lunch, he had a nice stroll on the beach in his khaki shorts, his long sweater and white shirt, but as evening wore on, he got asked to do something so last minute, he threw on his long pants over the shorts, added the jacket, just to make it special, so that he could continue to meet, or socialize with fabulous new people in Hyeres!
By the way, the word verification for this post is humobebg! Seems like it should mean something …
Looks like he tumbled around in all of Wes Anderson’s films- dove into Rushmore for a preppy yet artsy vest and suit, then took the track pants from The Royal Tenenbaums, then got spit out at the scene of The Life Aquatic.
I like the track pants. Where I live, all homeless men wear them, and most of them actually look good/masculine etc.. like book characters. Track pants definitely add character to this person. It’s like he stepped out of his condo by the sea to take a walk: he doesn’t care.
I find all the comments really interesting as I also usually have a beard and dress this way on a regular basis–sweater and collared shirt with track pants or fleece pants. (However, this gentleman is missing the key element of having the dress shirt tails hanging out.) I think it looks horrible, but I like to wear stretchable pants while sitting in a classroom or in the library. I have had some negative comments but also attention from the attractive womens, so I am content.
Funny – he reminds of that guy from the Royal Tennenbaums, the son who is an ex-tennis champion, but then fails and goes to live on a boat for years and admits to falling in love with his step sister, played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Nice look though.
hey. simply he's so cool. the man and the sea are the best combinations like hemingway's. very oneness like almost zen. very poetic. it's a very good shot indeed. he's just showing how to do it here effortless cool without trying.