I’m in love with the concept of this blog! I see so much more here than just some fantastic clothes. I’ve been looking through your archives….it’s amazing how much your photography has improved. Beautiful!!! I’m curious…what kind of camera are you using???
what a fabulous picture…it is so beautifully proportioned as a photograph and the colors ..down to the group of people in dark clothes in the background make him stand out. Everything about him…his hair, glasses, outfit, boots, the thom browne look, is perfect. Congrats.
Except those shoes. Otherwise I’d say you’re spot on Sart, but those shoes, in black, with that big sole (thick soles are rarely, if ever, a good thing in shoes). But the top part I really dig-trendy uncarring.
oooh, beautiful! i love this! the muted colours and shapes and slight Dickensian look are very masculine (i mean that in the sense that the average straight male would not have any of those hang-ups (you know, the “do i look too gay?” kind) wearing this), but at the same time this would in fact work equally well on a woman. i’m a chick and i would wear this exact outfit in a heartbeat. i love that this outfit is about PURE FORM (shape and color) and nothing else. it’s timeless and genderless. this is my favorite Sartorialist for Men shot EVER!
Love the pieces to this look, but to me it’s too off without some sort of shirt, even a t-shirt, under the sweater. Not into that high school musical hair nor the big glasses. The colors and textures of the fabrics are really beautiful and the boots are great. And I would love to be in that tree-lined allee!
I’m sorry but I have to say I very much disagree with this one. Everything is just a little bit off, a little bit like he’s trying hard and did not succeed. The pants should be a little shorter, the jacket looks cheap. The hair and glasses are just… no, nothing works for me.
Great color coordination. Fantastic fit (for the most part – I’m personally not a fan of pants that don’t reach my feet). But what I wonder now, as I often do is why does he look so miserable? People need to smile more.
Love the look, love the way the trees create the line of perspective to frame him.
How fashion changes! In my high school days, we would have yelled, “Floods!” if someone wore their pants at that length, but here I’m really liking it with the length of the coat and the combination of fabrics,
I love the whole experimentation with the proportions — donning a long coat on cropped pants, the sweater and the glasses are perfect. Is it just me or does the whole thing in some way evoke a neo romantic feel? Love the backdrop.
Hmmm, those pants really ruin it for me;k It makes his legs look short, when they are obviously not. The sweater on the other hand is really working with those glasses, his hair and that little smirk on his face, I just wish he’d take those horrible pants off and throw on on some dark jeans, maybe a scarf and a less feminine jacket.
i know this blog is about fashion… by this guy is gorgeous, so who cares.
(ok I can’t help it. Honestly I’m a bit confused with the length of the coat in relation to the pants. I would never recommend it. still… i would be happy to be seen with this guy. in all my confusion, i would trust his fashion sense.)
PEOPLE!! i can’t believe his outfit has been such a controversy! i look at this picture and it instantly puts a song in my head. it sounds something like a cross between The Cure’s “forest” and the Bach cello suites. it’s a beautiful sound. i already left a post eulogizing this look. i’m going to stay quiet about it now. just felt i had to throw in my two cents. again.
Always fascinating to join in after many comments have been left, although I could sure do without the OMG, I love this man, etc. comments which add zero. Looks like it’s down to the pants length and the boots. The short pant length thing is great for younger guys but like many fashion “trends” it is unlikely to join the list of classics. Shorten an existing pair for $8 and you can join the party. Is it visual or narrative with respect to the pants length appeal? If this young man wore a more refined footwear, would it verge or even crash into silliness? My guess is yes.
Your Paris photos have been an absolute delight! This chap looks very French indeed and is the very definition of Spring dressing. I like the tailored top top half against a more chunky trouser cut and shoe! Those glasses are everywhere but on some people they just look great, this chap pulls them off! A great shot!
Admittedly (and as the above comments confirm), this look is not for everyone. Personally I’d never survive pants that short on me (short girl, odd length jeans, could be disaster) but I love love his look! Elegant but quirky!
Interesting…Face Hunter had snapped the same gentleman. The colors of the clothes are well put together, but its the hair and the glasses (those accessories) that won me over. Like Stylesavage noted, I’m loving the juxtaposition of the very well-tailored/proportioned upper half of the outfit and the more free flowing, spirited pants and shoes. The pants and shoes really complement one another.
Lovely backdrop and overall composition of the photo. You never fail to pay attention to those artistic details.
I’m torn. On one hand, I like how the odd proportions make me want to look twice. On the other, I’m thinking “he probably has a fantastic body somewhere under those short, voluminous pants and long frumpy coat”. I don’t know whether to clap or cry that he’s made himself look quite stumpy. On the other hand, I love the idea of the outfit totally. The sweater with no shirt underneath, the glasses, the mussed up hair. Perhaps I’m biased because it looks like my boyfriend in the morning- therefore reminding me why I love my boyfriend so much in the morning (so cute!).
Would that the length were the only “shortcoming” of those trousers. They have the charm of grandpa’s thriftshop giveaways … OK, for some that’s actually real charm, anti-fashion fashion, ironic youthful commentary. For me, no. Like the last stray piece of an old leisure suit.
The lad is good looking and makes an interesting model. The coat looks good, and I like the sweater – why would it require a shirt? Various shirts at the neckline will yield various looks – and no shirt is one of them. He has a nice neck, so why not?
Nope. Nothing sartorial about this chap. But then again, I’m not sure if this is a blog about photography or the sartorial arts…Point of fact, he looks a bit silly. Looks like these are only for fashion insiders or “flamboyant” types and have little to do with the rest of us. He wears a costume for his peers, nothing more. (And for a costume, I must say it falls a bit flat!)
This guy is trying to hard, he would look alot less affected if he did the following three things, 1. Wore sleeker shoes: the fat shoes accentuated by the short trousers makes him look a little napoleon dynamite 2. Wore a shirt: I don’t necessarily think that in and of itself the shirtless bit is bad at all but with his calaculated looking “messy” hair and rings the whole thing seems even more over done. 3. take off a few of the rings, man jewelry should be worn with alot of restraint otherwise it just cheapens the whole look.
The main point lies in that while the runway is great it isn’t meant to be real life a runway isn’t life. This kid (maybe its just this picture) looks like hes always trying to be such a hipster that you can’t actually take him seriously. Alot of the best dressed guys on this blog are incredibly elegant because they add alot of little touches which reward a closer look, this guy lacks alot of subtelty because the little touches are so pronounced and disconcerting. Lastly it doesn’t help that all of the little touches with the possible exception of the rings are quite of the moment. This kid’s fashionable, he’s interesting, and has beautiful clothes (minus the shoes) but some restraint would catapult him from fashionable to elegant.