Sunday, August 26, 2007

European Shorts, Milan & Paris


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  1. Deja Pseu

    August 26, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Although my “eye” still hasn’t adjusted to the dress shorts concept, I have to say that what these guys are wearing looks so much nicer than most of the baggy, ratty cargo shorts usually worn by men in the US.

  2. Stefan

    August 26, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Those are really cool shorts! The blonde guy’s vest is splendid too… I’m not sure about the chequered detail though. But in overall, the look is very cool.

    The dark haired man has a very admirable cardigan, I especially like this colour. His shorts are classics, very nice. Still, I wuld wear a little bit more slim ones.

  3. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I love especially the darker, more casual version. The vested plaid is too elaborate for my taste.

  4. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 9:59 am

    cudos on the vest, very daring, but oh so well done

  5. Suzan

    August 26, 2007 at 10:10 am

    What a great thing you got going here! I saw a small article about this in a Dutch magazine and I’m glad I decided to pay the blog a visit. Inspiring outfits and beautiful people in such diverse ways!

    Thank you for sharing your views and photos.

    Love from the Netherlands.

  6. Muddy

    August 26, 2007 at 10:21 am

    second pic – did he get that tailored? or where or which shop offer such a piece? spectacular.

  7. Juliet

    August 26, 2007 at 10:29 am

    nice photos

  8. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 11:02 am

    The first is done very well; the colours alone won me over.

    The contrast between the second and his clothing is too harsh. It looks as if someone else dressed him.


  9. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Hubba hubba. Well thank you for giving me something to drool over with my Sunday morning coffee…

  10. Kristen

    August 26, 2007 at 11:42 am

    i love the second man, his look. the hair, glasses, necklace and deep unbuttoned shirt are so rock and roll – yet the vest and shorts sort of hold it all in and keep it under control control. even the tightly tailored vest speaks to the idea of containing something wild – sexy!

  11. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    The first man’s look would be improved with a higher rise on those shorts IMHO. Where they sit now, they seem to emphasize the tummy and shorten the legs, and I’d prefer not to see small patches of the white shirt poking out around the belt. The proportion-throwing effect is completed by the deep Vs of the shirt and cardigan, but you can’t begrudge anyone for trying to shake off the heat nowadays by undoing an extra button… even if they happen to be wearing two layers at the time, I suppose…

    It’s a good look as it stands, though!

  12. noirriceball

    August 26, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Sexy and stylin’… love the 2nd one’s vest.

  13. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Oh, that Italian guy doesn’t look too bad! Hottie!

  14. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    i LOVES this look. that green cardigan, me wants!!!

  15. Butch

    August 26, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, dear! The leisure suit de nos jours?

  16. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    very chic. very european. clean. adores.

  17. Butch

    August 26, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Top guy: terrific. Don’t even mind the shirt-reveal between the sweater and the shorts. (Though I think–because I can’t see them well enough, I’d ditch the shoes…

  18. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Shut up! This is too much fashion on a Sunday.

    Now, really, why would any man want or need to wear shorts that are any shorter than these? Hope these pics finally settle the previous debate.


  19. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    I prefer the baggy shorts the american teenagers wear. They are rebellious and not so precious. Those same teenagers invented the friendship bracelet, we see the icons of fashion sporting. The Bermudians also have figured out how to wear shorts beautifully. Tight clothes on men remind me of Tom Jones! Maybe I’m too old I used to dig Tom when I was a teenager…. Opti Mom

  20. Svenska

    August 26, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    did he make those shorts from a suit trousers? i sure hope so. brilliant.

  21. whyioughtta

    August 26, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    LOVING le surfer dude…I wish I could see his shoes. Were they dress shoes or something casual like Vans?

  22. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Hey,these two look corny.The top guy with his shorts looks quite odd.His upper part looks massive compared to his lower part.The blonde guy looks very young and his shorts suit revealing the hairy feet don´t appeal to me at all.

  23. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    wow.. just.. wow.

  24. Dan

    August 26, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    2nd guy is great, but it would be better without the stupid sunglasses.

  25. Shaun

    August 26, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    most, delicious conversion of a 40s’ ensemble i’ve seen all season.

  26. m-

    August 26, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    that’s style, sart!!
    i especially respect the 2nd guy (although not the coiffure)

  27. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    he looks a little stuffy with the fitted suit up against the wild surfer hair? the shirt is gorgeous though and the top 2 buttons done up on the vest is perfect

  28. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    sorry, but to me, he just looks ridiculous..
    Men in shorts… only at sports or on the beach…

  29. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Leif Garrett meets the new millenium! This guy and this outfit is yummy!

  30. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    the blondie is a hunk and a half! not to mention a great casual summer/suit combonation.

  31. Daniel

    August 26, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    I do love this green Cardigan!

  32. Mare

    August 26, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    I’m obsessed with this look. Men’s shorts that aren’t cargo are wonderful.

  33. foodie415

    August 26, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Do you have a shot of Mr. Parisian shorts’ shoes? The better to compare and contrast.

  34. gabrielamadeus

    August 26, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Dang, the fellow in the gray shorts and vest is sharp!

  35. Melissa

    August 26, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    Sorry,I like both shorts but not a fan of the waistcoat: it looks ridiculous. But what American surfer boy hair on this Parisian mec!

  36. Ramiro

    August 26, 2007 at 5:17 pm


  37. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    in love with both of these outfits!

  38. Kathy Lee

    August 26, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    I really love the example from Paris – it’s all in the details. From the change in pattern from houndstooth? to the inexact gridding pattern, to the way that the position of the corners of the vest are guarded on either side by the seam of the shorts. I love the comparison between the larger cuffing of the shorts and the smaller crisp cuffing of the shirt sleeve. And not to mention that the guy is just scruffily gorgeous!

  39. daniqueconijn

    August 26, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    too cool the second one,,
    he would definately get my look if i walked into him

  40. daniel

    August 26, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    The man with the hair and glasses has got some guts: the plaid vest and trousers turned into shorts takes a moment to get used to, but works, despite his hair (horrific) and those glasses (Carole Burnet must be wondering where they are.)

  41. la fashionista

    August 26, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    The guy in the first picture really makes it work. I like that the colors compliment his olive skin tone.

  42. Princess Poochie

    August 26, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    I so wish we could get more men to dress in a stylish way. All I see every day are men in sloppy jeans or shorts with an untucked t-shirt and sneakers, or worse, flip flops/crocs.

    I sigh.


  43. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    in love with green cardigan gent- italiano nacho-vibe…not so sure about the suit/short combo…

  44. RUDY

    August 26, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    i love the first pic, i don’t know why, but i really like the jaguar green with that duck egg blue shirt hehe

    i want a cardie like that :]

    the second one is ‘interesting’, but i really think that the last button to the left being undone is kinda genius or even a mistake. it helps the outfit je pense…

  45. Sztywniara

    August 26, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    The second picture – WOW. And his vest is just amazing.

  46. Candid Cool

    August 26, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    The green cardigan & the blue shorts, yes!

    and needless to say I adore the double breasted waist coat & shorts. And the hair is wonderful.

  47. Pumpkin Man

    August 26, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    These guys look good!! I do like the dress-up shorts look but I draw the line when a matching sports jacket is added to the mix.
    Damn, those hot Europeans!

    My best,

    Pumpkin Man

  48. janejane1187

    August 26, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Overall, the first look is sophisticated yet casual. Good combo. But I wish the shorts were a little more high-waisted and the shirt more neatly tucked into them, and perhaps they should be paired with less obvious shoes. But he is beautiful, and it is his personal style, afterall. That’s why it is so hard to critique anyone- because it is a matter of individual opinion and personal taste!

  49. we could grow up together

    August 26, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    loves the zara forrest green button-up cardigan. its looks better on pictures.

    believe the curley blonde is luke day, from attitude magazine, always styling.

  50. Anthony

    August 26, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    I love this look!! Im taking it to the streets of Melbourne this summer… heck its 25oC today.. why not now!?

    The blonde guy pulls the look together amazingly.

  51. ellie

    August 26, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    as a whole look, i love the first casual ensemble.

    but the second guy, fantastic hair, great glasses… that’s a treat.

  52. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 12:02 am

    the first photo has the shorts sitting at the hip, no? where can i get that here in Canada?

  53. Auntie Naka

    August 27, 2007 at 1:32 am

    I’m sorry what?…clothes? Shorts? I didn’t notice because I was too busy staring at these beautiful men….

  54. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 3:22 am

    Il primo uomo è bello. ‘The first man is beautiful.’ Think a lot could look good on him, but nice choice even so. The blonde…wouldn’t choose those clothes myself, but he certainly seems like he feels comfortable in the look and whilst not personally digging the style, when someone looks natural in their own style choices, you can appreciate it for that alone.

  55. nolifebeforecoffee

    August 27, 2007 at 7:15 am

    I’m not sure what to think about shorts on male legs… but the guys are quite nice at all…

  56. sandman_gr

    August 27, 2007 at 7:53 am

    Great photos and great style – this is how shorts should be worn!

  57. cigalechanta

    August 27, 2007 at 8:34 am

    I think men have trouble with fashion chng. They both pull it off and I agree with deja.

  58. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Man #1: foxy, clean, modern,totally stylish.
    Man #2: trying really, really hard to look like a bratty, overpaid 80′s hair-metal guitarist. Not a great idea.

  59. Peregrine John

    August 27, 2007 at 10:37 am

    “Spectacular”? In the P.T. Barnum use of the word, I suppose. My first instinct to the blonde chap was to shriek and flee; my second, to explode into laughter.

    If these young gentlemen were not so beautiful of their own accord – making anything at least passably attractive on balance – this entire thread would have a completely different take on them.

  60. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    So many men, so little time.

    I am so happy these shorts are making an impact on people. Haven’t we had enough of the dirty, sloppy, casual nonsense. Why do we want to participate in the dumbing down of style?

  61. Jasmine A

    August 27, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Love love love the first guy’s look! The colors, the fit, the proportion, the shoes, all look great together.

  62. upsy daisy

    August 27, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    I reeeeally like the blonde guy’s style! Great!

  63. Off The Cuff

    August 27, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Whoa. Two awesome pics for men’s dressy shorts. The vested outfit is a little over the top, but absolutely wearable some someone with guts – such as this guy.

    The top is just perfect, great outfit, great balance and great style. I would wear that without thinking twice.

  64. stone

    August 27, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    the blond man’s vest short combo along with his early eighties hair looks extremly silly to my eye, but I kind of love it, in a love to hate it sort of way. He really made me smile!

  65. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    keep the shorts coming!

  66. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    Sart I know you are old enough to remeber Leif Garrett, that photo is such a flash back.

  67. Nadine

    August 28, 2007 at 4:28 am

    Both looks are gorgeous.

  68. Anonymous

    August 29, 2007 at 7:19 am

    This guy is Luke Day, the fashion director of a gay men’s magazine called Attitude, based in the UK. I agree with a previous comment…’It looks as if someone else dressed him.’

  69. Asian Models Blogger

    August 29, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Love both of them. The shorts are so chic, reminding me of Marc Jacob’s collection (for girls) from a couple seasons ago.

  70. Anonymous

    August 29, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Frampton Comes Alive!

  71. shafiyi

    August 30, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Love the first one.

  72. laurel

    August 31, 2007 at 11:41 am

    #2 is stunning!! I love the rocker blonde hair + sunglasses juxtaposed with the refined vest + shorts…the plaid vest perfects the look, imo.

  73. Anonymous

    August 31, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    dark haired guy is hot, shorts or not!

  74. Ponyboy

    August 31, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    French guy looks like a updated version of Michel Polnareff. Trop cool.

  75. Anonymous

    September 1, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    its such a shame that most of the men in the US still insist on wearing the grossest cargo shorts ever, when you can see quite clearly from these pictures how great a man can look if he would just take the time to put himself together a bit. Sigh…

  76. Anonymous

    September 2, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Smart looking shorts are really back! Tired of the A&F berms.

    I wonder where I can find these shorts in checks…

  77. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    How I wish American men dressed more like the second man. I’m so tired of men wearing big baggy clothes, it makes them all look fat. Of course, this fellow is beautiful and could get away with most anything. He looks like an angel.

  78. mickey

    October 25, 2007 at 7:12 am

    i actually LOVE the afro!!!


    most white guys REALLY can’t pull this off but he so can :D

  79. Brandon

    March 30, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    length right above the knees…brilliant

  80. Brandon

    March 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

    length of the shorts are perfect…right above the knees……brilliant

  81. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Great looks!Great blog!
    Does anyone knows the first guy. I think it’s an old friend but i’m not sure….

  82. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 6:13 am

    i love the man in the 1st picture style. so cool :)

  83. Louie Faundo

    January 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    great photographs.. inspiring!

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