Tuesday, November 18, 2008

GQ Preview – Boots & Suits, NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 9:51 am


  2. Catherine Jagers

    November 18, 2008 at 9:52 am

    manly man. I love it.

  3. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 9:52 am

    i don’t think jeans and a blazer is a suit, mate.

  4. filoderba

    November 18, 2008 at 10:06 am

    oh man, I would so marry him.
    and I always loved blue and brown against my mother laws!!

  5. Giavanna

    November 18, 2008 at 10:08 am


  6. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    November 18, 2008 at 10:11 am

    The guy represents cool. Besides, his whole outfit – blazer, jeans, boots – give me a feeling like he walked out of an G-Star ad.

  7. Rene Schaller

    November 18, 2008 at 10:16 am

    nice boots!

  8. Pia

    November 18, 2008 at 10:17 am

    inspiring (:

  9. amy

    November 18, 2008 at 10:31 am

    i love it. what brand are the boots?

  10. XAVS

    November 18, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Fantastic boots…lov’em…its nice how he still looks kinda formal with the pants inside his boots thanks to the jacket…nice!

  11. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I want those boots!!!! where do I get them?

  12. sandman_gr

    November 18, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Not a suit but elegant nonetheless! Brilliant!

  13. cassaundra

    November 18, 2008 at 11:02 am

    oh, i love this silhouette.
    excellent boots, too.

  14. suzanne nelson

    November 18, 2008 at 11:05 am

    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.)

  15. john benjamin pritchett

    November 18, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Great blazer! I’m not a fan of the boots but he does have the aura of indie rock star.

  16. thegrip

    November 18, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Feelin’ the steez on this one…

  17. Unstudied

    November 18, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I Love those boots!! so cool

  18. Simone

    November 18, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Had me until I saw the boots….

  19. Cheol Woo

    November 18, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I love those boots !!

  20. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

    It’s stuporfuture-y.

  21. skinnyGLASSESgirl

    November 18, 2008 at 11:34 am

    cute, I like this.

  22. Rita

    November 18, 2008 at 11:35 am

    I love the boots, and I love how handsome and manly he is, while still being very stylish.

  23. adam cotton

    November 18, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Anyone know who makes the boots?

  24. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I want more Rio :(

  25. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 11:51 am

    This guy has a bad posture and I´m not quite sure about whats fantastic about this outfit. Any one could come up w this “by accident”.

    Can´t agree w most of the previous posts


  26. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Oh, my favourite workboots for boys! My boyf wore them in the early ’90s when he worked as a landscaper…sigh. This fellow’s bringing them uptown, with good results.

  27. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    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?

  28. tj

    November 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    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.

  29. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I want those boots, where can i get them?

  30. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    lace up boots on men. specifically lace up boots on men = the color of the season. you heard it here last.

  31. Dan in Richmond

    November 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    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.

  32. StyleFitz

    November 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    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?

  33. -h of candid cool

    November 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    really great. i think i like his hair the best.

  34. Kristian

    November 18, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    The world needs to know what those boots are.

  35. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Beautiful, manly and stylish

  36. Mohammad

    November 18, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    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.

  37. don't_ask

    November 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    trying waaaayyyyy to hard, judging by the cabs in the background i don’t think he’s off for a hike…

  38. nielita

    November 18, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    great posture… 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 Rio… what Rio have you been… I’m surprised ?! Is it really possible to find so many people fancy in that small wall, but all good/great… on the other hand Moscow blowned me away! Thank you!

  39. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 18, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    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

  40. Blicious

    November 18, 2008 at 1:07 pm


  41. re:definition

    November 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    he’s in need of a bloody resole.

  42. Diana

    November 18, 2008 at 1:13 pm


  43. The Calvin Show

    November 18, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    It really looks like he were posing for an ad! Love the blazer/denim look paired with a more casual looking boot. It’s like a more refined Urban look.

  44. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    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!

  45. The Clever Pup

    November 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Oh I see you took a picture of my boyfriend.

  46. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Lovely. He would make a good groom to the lady some photos below in the ivory lace dress.

  47. Alex Edward

    November 18, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    fun with fashion. love it.

  48. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    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.

  49. Amber

    November 18, 2008 at 2:13 pm


    Love the entire look, and what a gorgeous man.

  50. bb

    November 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    i don.t like it.

  51. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Below 25 years old it’s coolish, any older, trying too hard.

  52. hilary c.

    November 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    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.

  53. Dominica

    November 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    great blazer !
    Personally I think the way he’s wearing his boots – makes him look ‘heavier’ than he is …
    It shortens his legs…:-/

  54. yen

    November 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    not really a big fan of boots, one thing I have always been curious about, doesn’t it shorten the legs proportion with jeans tucked into boots?

  55. Cas Ruffin

    November 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    The boots really make that outfit.

  56. Fable Press

    November 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    This look is all over Vancouver; there’s something about mixing work and professional attire that seems to beckon “look at how hard I tried to appear casual, and I succeed brilliantly every time.”

    All those boots need are a few spots of mud.

  57. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    This is the way to do causal without looking bad. LOVE the boots and the dark blue blazer and jeans. so easy and such a good look.

  58. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    reminds me of gianni agnelli

  59. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    the boots are a bit too much and out of proportion…it could be the angle of how the pic was taken, but it seems like his boots are way bigger than his head.

  60. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    November 18, 2008 at 4:47 pm


    I am not a fan of the faux worn jeans but the rest is spot on.

  61. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    The boots add that ruggedness to the man’s image. A nice balance of masculinity and style. Well done.

  62. Andrew

    November 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I like this, but it’s very 1993, Bill Melnick at Polo kind of look. I can picture a guy with long blonde hair wearing it to the Clinton election night party.

  63. southerngentinL.A.

    November 18, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Cool! Good work!

  64. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    the boots are wearing him and it should be the other way around, duh.

  65. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I really think this obsession with boots is seriously misplaced. They ruin any outfit.

  66. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    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!

  67. monique

    November 18, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I’m amazed that so many people commented on this one.

    Handsome guy. Could wear anything. I love him from the knees up. Love the boots, just don’t dig the pant-tucked-in look. To me it’s trying way too hard to be cool.

  68. KateS

    November 18, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I agree with dan from Richmond – I think this man is owning this look. I think it’s a great personal take on construction-smart-casual.

  69. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    love it. love the boots. and the “suit”

    and he looks like a hybrid of heath ledger and thom yorke.

  70. Tim

    November 18, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    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.

  71. Maddie

    November 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Looks like Chris Martin!

  72. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    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.

  73. sobertooth

    November 18, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    I so need a pair of boots! Nice pic, as always…

  74. Zoé

    November 18, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Why not… he looks very manly.

  75. michaeljosephowens

    November 19, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Be cool to see him in the pants sans jacket. Maybe with a bulky sweater. Looks like he could pull it off nicely. That said, he’s looking pretty fine as is.

  76. WhatATrip86

    November 19, 2008 at 12:53 am

    very nice look, I normally don’t like the blazers jeans combo but it works with the beard n boots…

    now if he had some nice raw denim..

    I’d be sold 110%

  77. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Sorry, don’t like the look at all.

  78. farhad

    November 19, 2008 at 1:49 am

    I can’t say this does anything for me one way or the other. never got the whole redwing thing. I would feel odd walking out of the house wearing that outfit.

  79. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 2:05 am

    I hope I wind up with a man like this.

  80. Taylorgotbeats

    November 19, 2008 at 2:54 am

    The boots make the fit… dope

  81. kateemily

    November 19, 2008 at 6:26 am

    Is he married? Does he want to be??

  82. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 9:11 am


  83. Liz

    November 19, 2008 at 9:24 am

    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.

  84. Modern Day Marilyn

    November 19, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    He’s totally workin it, but I doubt it would work on many other people. You’d have to be tall, broadshouldered, handsome, and daring!

  85. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    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!!

  86. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    chic & badass
    i dig

  87. davidian

    November 19, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    that’s a tough one to pull off if you’ve got short legs…

  88. Hyakoukoune

    November 20, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Excellent photo !!

  89. internationaltree

    November 20, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Wonder if he’s lived in Minnesota for any period of time, the kids there have been doing the whole boot thing for a couple years now. Very manly/sexy.

  90. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I’ve been wearing brown leather harness suits with my suit on casual Fridays for years. Definitely the way to go :)

  91. Jacinda Thomas

    November 20, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    i heart it. he’s such an urban gentleman. -Jacinda

    The Urban Gentleman

  92. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    The jeans are not faux-distressed. They have been worn in from the raw state, and are probably APC New Standards. The “dirty” fade is typical of APCs.

  93. tartanscot

    November 21, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    The shot is amazing. Love the aggressively urban setting with the rural-chic ensemble. Stylish, yet masculine. always a good combination.

    Tartanscot in SF.

  94. Anonymous

    November 22, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    I commented already, but it struck me that wearing work boots like this was all the rage in the early ’80s in Canada. Greb was the brand, and they were tan with salmon-coloured soles.

    Good look.

  95. Dennis from Amsterdam

    November 23, 2008 at 5:35 am

    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.

  96. Murph

    November 23, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    What I think pulls the whole look together… His coloring (skin tone and red facial hair) matches the boot.

    The field of blue broken up by the hand in pocket makes the shot.

    And I don’t think the jeans are tucked in so much as they are rolled up because the are skinny jeans that would not fit over top of the boots.

  97. Freeman Gyally

    November 26, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I love the contrast of the ‘real’ wear in the boots and the ‘fake ‘ wear on the denims.

    Better not rip the crotch if he decides to get rugged !

  98. Verity

    November 28, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Truth is beauty…

  99. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Hey check out this guys my space. He’s a singer!!


  100. A.R.G.

    December 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    This is a Montreal influence in fashion – where boots are a necessity this time of year. You see fantastically dressed people rocking big winter boots.

  101. loveticino

    December 2, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    simply perfect. memories of Heath.

  102. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 8:04 pm


  103. Urbane Legend

    December 12, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Ooooh yes, yes yes. I do like!

  104. Anonymous

    December 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I like the cut of his beard.

  105. Dana

    January 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    does this guy realize how great he looks? abfab

  106. Liluko

    March 2, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    His FACE! He just stopped NYC traffic with that face.

  107. Anonymous

    June 2, 2009 at 6:29 am

    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

  108. James Lucas

    October 24, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Really i am impressed from this post. Excellent suits.

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