Even Becks can’t pull off pearls and a woman’s jacket. If this is meant to be one of those FABULOUS looks that my gay brotha’s like to rock, then rock on, but if some dude picked me up for a date in this…. I’d assume it was his way of telling me that this isn’t really a “date” date.
As for the other shots, the pictures are good the clothes are fine. I particularly dig the last shot. I’m a big fan of the scarf peaking out casually at the bottom like this and I find the jacket – the cut, the somewhat 70′s lapels and fabric – flattering.
As for the guy…. yeah, he’s cute – but of course – he’s a model.
Hmmm, what do I think? My impression is, the fitting of the jacket in the top pic -I mean the sleeves- is terrible. Obviously itÂ´s cut like that on purpose, but it looks awkward to me. And the pearls, well I have nothing against feminin men, but I wouldnÂ´t take a guy for serious if he came to me with this necklace, hahahahaaaaaa. He looks like heÂ´d spontaneously parody old Coco… sorry, but no for me. I am narrow-minded at this.
While the clothes in these shots are certainly stunning, as is the model, they feel more big-budget-print-ad than the great-clothes-on-real-people shots we all know and love you for, Sart. My daughter dressed as Coco Chanel for Halloween! She would have freaked out to have the shopping bag for her candy. (I sewed her a little suit, and yes, I matched the plaid. Go mom.)
I really love the 2nd and 4th shots the jackets are cut beautifully. The first one I like the jacket but the pearls looked a bit too feminine, as far as the third jacket I thought it was too oversized not enough shape in the body.
oh get over it. no, it does not offer”a traditional “masculine” sillohoutte. A couple hundred years ago men wore stockings and waistcoats and wigs. Then, THAT was masculine. Plenty of men have worn and still do in the eastern world (not just scotland)skirts. There is a French group called Hommes en Jupes which is dedicated to rasing awareness to the point where men can reclaim the skirt as a socially accepted garment for men – and not just gay men, “Joe the Plumbers”, if you will. And monique, what if a guy picked you up on a date but checked out because you were wearing jeans, or some other kind of pants? It hasn’t been all that long that women wearing pants was acceptable. This might give you some idea of how constructed societies ideas of femininity and masculinity are. A shakeup is welcome, in my opinion. This is all stuff you probably already know, but I think men wearing more traditionally “feminine” items (and vice versa) is thought provoking, interesting and important. Sorry to sound like a gender nazi. On topic, i like the photos but i prefer your colour pics better that are more real people-y and less magazine-y.
that first photo just cracks me up. i don’t care who he is or what he’s wearing, he looks ridiculous. i can’t believe that many people fell for this. the other outfits and photographs, are, on the other hand, gorgeous.
Well, anon 7:14 we’re living in odd times, indeed. I can understand if I guy picked me up and was not into my jeans…. but they are considered unisex in this society and a Chanel jacket and pearls are considered totally female (no wiggle room there). So , I hear you.
As a matter of fact I’m a girl who likes to wear men-styled clothes but I don’t like men in women-styled clothes. I admit to my prejudices…. and I’m okay with them. Give me a manly man.
As for men who like to cross dress (which is what this is to me), I love them too….but I assume they’re gay…. and that’s okay with me. If you honestly think any straight man would dress like this then…. I’d like to sit down and have a conversation with said “straight guy”…. I can help him come out of the closet.
I guess I’m the only woman who got breathless with the first pic. If I man were to pick me up in pearls, I would get married to him. It looks beautiful and it takes some guts and some style to pull out a look like that, and it only works for masculine-looking models, like this (HAWT) guy. I don’t like the “men in heels” thing, I think they look just ridiculous, they don’t have the body structure required to wear them (in fact, even some women don’t), but his… oh man, this is a usually feminine accessory I really would like to see more in real men, ’cause I don’t think it takes away any of the masculinity… Indeed, if you are man enough to wear pearls, you are man enough to anything.
About the looks… gorgeous silhouettes, except for the third jacket, it looks way to big and to boxy for him. I’m in love with Chanel menswear. And womenswear. Oh, I’m a Chanel fangirl, I admit u.u
And, just to make my idea stronger: What a gorgeous looking guy, maaan.
OK – where to begin????? Scott, the pictures are beautiful. Really solid, masculine & dramatic – I love them. I also understand that they were shot for F.M. and so they are flavoured in a specific way. My problem lies with the clothes themselves. Why take something so feminine and try to make it masculine? It looses the message and the appeal. It's like trying to guild the lily in motor oil! I have tried to balance this in my mind, knowing that Coco played with the gender balance with her clothes in the 20's & 30's, but the reverse is a slightly more jagged pill for me to swallow.
what i'm trying to say is that jeans are considered unisex NOW. but they weren't always. i don't know if i would think that guy was gay or not, from the photos, i wouldn't automatically assume he was. but i might assume he was a bit pretentious. i have my prejudices also >_<
hey guys you are totally right that the femininity may seem a bit too much in this photo shoot but isn't fashion phoyography an art after all?and it's supposed to exaggerate trends because if it has a totally wearable look&feel it would not be an art but a 'catalogue-type-photo-shooting', you've done brilliant job Sart!
The main reason why i love your work is because you love your work and you do it with alot of passion. I am a photographer aswel and I always find your work to have an embeded identy plate on, and thats not because there is anything on the picture but its how the picture talks to you when you look at it!!
A beautiful man, and beautiful photos. But… 1)Pearls are gorgeous and trends change, yes. Slowly. Straight men are just not ready for Granny’s pearl necklace yet, sorry. How about some dark opaque stones like jasper or tiger’s eye instead, if you need the bling? And I’m all for interesting fabrics and new shapes, but frayed, nappy fabrics cut way too big just look like cheap things homeless men dig out of dumpsters. With the current economic woes, is hobo-wear really fashion, or just mockery? 2) That jacket shape give him a bustline. Surely not what most men want. 3)Pull your pants out of your boots, pretty hobo. You look foolish. 4)Wow. Stylish, well-tailored and masculine. See? It can be done.
Where the hell did this man come from?!?!?! I thought men like him only existed in magaize spreads, and runway shows. This man is the epitome of masculinity and sexiness. He is what us men hate, and wish we were more like. And by the comments of the women, it seems like their every dream as well.
This man knows how to dress!! The textures, the fit of the clothes, the dark sexy mistery…
Everyone seems fixated on the pearls. I’m curious as to people’s reactions to the Chanel camelia stuck in the model’s buttonhole in the second picture. I think it’s rather smart. It might be amusing to fix a grey flannel or black leather camelia into my suit lapel. It would certainly start tongues wagging here in Indianpolis, but it would last longer than a real flower. Thoughts or comments ?
I’d lose the necklace and pull the pants out of the boots. Otherwise, I like these looks. The long sleeves would probably drive me crazy but I love all of these clothes. Jacket (#2 pic) pattern/texture is sweet. Close buttons in the last jacket are a fresh change from the usual.
Love the photography.. don’t really dig the clothing… The model made the clothes look decent, but not for the average joe. Photo 1 and 2 i dont get. something about the length perhaps. the 3rd.. no inner shirt makes me uncomfortable. the last one is quite traditional so, nothing much to say.
think this set of pictures are great. really leave a good impression bout chanel, appreciate the not wearable comments but still think i’d give the pearl look a go, only if i can find the chanel ones though.