Sorry Sart, but this look isn’t working for me. I like it from the knees up but the boots?! i’m like what is going on?? Maybe i’m getting old…. (love the composition of the photo though, side on, 3/4 profile and the row of yellow cabs in the background, great light too.)
This guy is handsome and confident, with a Heath Ledger-ish Chris Martin-ness about him. But the outfit – while not a disaster – is a bit of a miss. It’s just too much of a leap from the pinstriped blazer to the sloppily-laced boots. And the standard-issue jeans aren’t helping to bridge the gap for me. This guy needs the blue, fur-hooded parka that your cigarette- smoking LV-bag toting dude had last week. And THAT guy could have used this guy’s sportcoat. Maybe you could arrange the swap?
It’s less “boots and suits” and more “blazer and jeans”. But, that is fine. I’m a long-time fan of blazers paired with jeans. I find it to be a great weekend look. I don’t love the boots, but I like the grooming. The hair length matches the beard length. The color of the beard adds some flair.
I think the man is making the clothes here, that he has a carefully considered sense of style and knows how to work it and it looks good. This would not have the same effect worn by just anyone, and it’s easy to picture it on different types and imagine the results (try it!). Nice photo.
Strange how one choice on his outfit completely changes his looks, if he had some smart brown lace ups on he would look very smart casual, but the boots completely change the look. Especially tucking the jeans into them. Not sure I would be brave enough to tuck the jeans into the boots but it looks cool on this guy.
Anyone reckon they are brave enough to tuck the jeans in?
I don’t know why everybody liked the boots, it is not good mach and it destroyed the combination of blazer and jeans, I think if he wears them with Chelsea boots, he could keep the form and even look more active.
great postureâ€¦ in this case the man makes completely the outfit… not the way around. Makes you dream about boots (agree with some of your audience, not amazing), blazers… etc
About Rioâ€¦ what Rio have you beenâ€¦ I’m surprised ?! Is it really possible to find so many people fancy in that small wall, but all good/greatâ€¦ on the other hand Moscow blowned me away! Thank you!
The boots are USA made by Red Wing boots, the style is the 877 I think- check their website. I bought a pair of their boots about a year ago (always the trend-setter, NOT!) and I like them because I wear them everywhere: clubs, when traveling; they are extremely versatile and sturdy. I pair them with jeans, but as far as adding a jacket I would add a soft-construction one in fabric like chino or something very very casual. The jacket in the picture looks too formal for my taste. The Red Wings are worth the money. Jorge from W Palm Beach
The boots are Li’l Abners. They look kinda classically run down at the heel, like they used to belong to his old man (a retired Polish steelworker) who’s youngest boy went to art school in Pittsburgh. Now he’s a painter in L.I.C who dates sane and grounded ex-models who work with kids and can cook pierogies from scratch!
I think they’re called rigger boots, intentionally without heels for walking on girders way up high. I had a pair years ago, and they were made by Gorilla or HH Brown (Canadian companies?) and I’m pretty sure most workwear stores carry them.
As I recall, the soles were foam and wore down really quickly.
I am RARELY attracted to fashionable men, even though I’m deeply into fashion myself, simply because the looks just don’t seem to have any ‘substance’ to me a lot of the time. THIS is absolutely inspiring, unpretentious but undeniably stylish, and street casual enough to not be too hard though the lines of a perfectly perfected suit. In my opinion clothes should be able to be lived in, and this is a perfect example.
I know this guy… he is what you would call the “real deal.” He wears those boots almost everyday. Truly a man who makes the clothes, he doesn’t seem to try very hard and he doesn’t need to. He is effortlessly beautiful, well put together, and as a person is a complete gentleman to, um, boot!
I’m guessing that it’s about 50 degrees out, it’s NOT raining and he’s standing on asphalt. Why is he wearing work/hiking boots? There are plenty of great looking boots for urban environments. Wearing these just for the fashion statement is…stupid. Perhaps he’s waiting for a cab to take him to the Catskills.
The boots are ironworker boots and they’re sold at workwear stores around the country (eg: Mark’s Work Warehouse). They’re made by a company called Dakota, but J.B. Goodhue and Gorilla make/made similar pairs years ago. They retail for about $130 Canadian.
at first i didn’t like it, but then i imagined him walking around, and i could see how it works a lot better. anyway…i like the boots, and my husband was just looking at a pair similar to these in a j.crew catalog last night.
I like how the pinstripes of the blazer are echoed in the wash of his jeans (look closely). Love the boots. Not sure they’re quite right with the blazer … but the ensemble’s perfect because it allows his attitude to be the make-it or break-it factor. Way to go!!
I love this look, but frankly I think he would look great in anything. Excellent grooming job, as said in previous comments, lenght of beard and haircut perfectly matched. Love the boots and jeans, but personally I would have picked a less formal jacket, like a fishbone tweed, instead of this pinstripe.
Great look even or maybe especially the boots EXCEPT, the boots should be a bit more presentable, to have the hear worn off like that just looks exceptionally sloppy and the boots should be in overall better condition maybe polished a tad AND laced up with the pants over the boot.
JCrew has an exclusive Red Wing boot to effect this look perfectly