I love it! It looks like the man in blue planned his outfit carefully. The man in red looks a little more like he woke up and got dressed but didn’t take as much time as the other man. The shawl works equally well on both of them. It’s a classy way of saying, “I’m running out the door but it’s cold.” Great colors, too.
Both looks are wonderful!!
Firs is more effortless. Second is more chic!
Who knew a simple scarf or a shawl can be so versatile!
It adds a lot of drama especially when it’s worn by guys.
Men and shawls….I think it looks dorky on men. At least here in the U.S. Maybe in Europe men can pull the look off and still look masculine. In the U.S., men just look like they’re cold and they’re a member of Occupy Wall Street. Women can pull off the Shawl Look gracefully and with great style.
I HAVE been thinking about shawls. This leads me away from that notion. The way that the blue one is tied around the neck yet leaves chest exposed throws away any pretense of practicality and warmth; it is purely for style in a more traditionally feminine way. The red one on left is also a bit overpowering– almost like the shawl is wearing him. Almost–because he exudes joie de vivre.
I can’t say I’m a big fan of the look. If a guy wants to wrap himself in something larger than a regular scarf there are traditional male garments that could use an urban revival: capes, ponchos, sarapes, etc; maybe even togas :-) . I sometimes wear a sarape at home on chilly mornings.
I think part of it is that they’re wearing it like a scarf around the neck rather than around the shoulders and/or wrapped around the arms and it kind of overwhelms them. All that said, they’re nice shawls and they look like confident guys. I do like the colors and what the two men seem to be wearing underneath. I suppose it looks better in person and real life they carry it of really well.