i love this image, but from my own experience (i am not saying that can’t do it) it is almost impossible to skateboard on sandals, really painful as well if you want to do tricks, but anyway he’s adorable
This may be “just” a person on the street, right? There’s no point in analyzing it in terms of fashion although he obviously isn’t oblivious to it, or at least to style- he’s trying to look good and he does.
It is a good look for him, being fit and slim. The gold bag and the shades certainly reinforce the fact that he is going for style, not just clothes thrown together. I like the double wallet chains, (especially since you can get some of those at your hardware store!), and the leather wristband. I think the armholes of the tank are rather on the large side; I like more the muscle-t cut, but to each his own. Jorge from W Palm Beach
Nothing he has is individually impressive, but he does accessorize well. His whole outfit is rich and full as a result. Instead of relying on a single gimmick, it is a complete outfit. Not my look, personally, but the idea is the right one.
What’s especially nice is the fact that this dude has got full-blown personal style. Nothing he has on is particularly exciting on it’s own (the hat is excellent and I don’t care for the bag but it is unusual) but the way he puts them together is ultra cool and it looks effortless.
He would fit right in with the crew of black surfers in Venice.
For those of you who don’t see the style in this, let me tell you what I see that makes me regard this guy as stylish: the roll brim of the hat and its jaunty angle; the shape of the sunnies; the necklace the sunnies are hanging from; the double strap wrist band; the yellow ring; the double wallet chain (each different); the gold lame bag (perfect!) all accessorizing what is basically cut-offs and a tank top. That’s great personal style to me: not expensive, not trendy, not obvious, not forced, not overwrought. The skateboard and the kerchief (kid’s shirt?) that is hanging out of his right pocket are bonus extras. The stare is the capper.
You still may not agree that he is stylish (chacun a son gout), but that’s what I see when I look at this pic.
He looks amazing! I’m loving the way he accessorized his outfit…the ‘bracelet’, the ring, the bag, the scarf thingie in his pocket, the hat and the necklace. This guy is Eddy Grant, a random surfer dude out of California, Basquiat(like another above poster mentioned), Caribbean rude bwoi all rolled in one. Rockin’ photo, Scott. :]
To me, simply put…this picture is a great pairing of different shades of blue and yellow/gold. From the chains and his bag, to the straw colour of his hat, matched with that bright top and jeans. The red scarf in his pocket adds that hit of red.
Looking at this guy makes me want to sit outside, even on the hottest smoggiest day, put on some tunes and have a nice long cool drink! This picture just says “summer in the city”. I love it.
I really wish the skateboard was something else; like a canvas or actually a boombox. Skateboarding has such a rigorous authenticity, especially in New York, and in the picture it seems like a gimic; rather than contributing to the synergy of the outfit it severely attenuates its credibility.
As a portrait and outfit it works, now that I know the back story it works but I really wish you could have expressed this in pictures without back story.