OK, this guy has style, flair and originality – so much more than Richard Chai and friends (I really didn’t get that picture). Mr. Insouciance. Love the green with the little pop of light blue at the neck. Love him.
Oh that rocks! Never mind all the charisma coming through, the outfit on its ownn is quite brilliant. That green cashmere (at least it would be best if it was) sweater, the little blue t-shirt showing underneath that. This guy is really rocking this outfit and of course that jacket and hat! Really good pieces there on their own, that form a great whole. If only he hadn’t worn that tie, makes him look he’s trying too hard, and he really doesn’t need to, the clothes would carry him just fine.
yes definetly dre, but its so mimicked down to the pose that its more like he’s dressing up and trying to be exactly like Andre 3000 than having his own style that incorperates his and 3000′s together. More like a late costume than personal style to me… P.S. love this blog!! im away at school upstate, one of the many ways i keep in contact with my city. LOVE IT!!!
That’s fantastic — without the jacket, it would merely be casual preppy (although the colours are great, and the tie over the jumper is stylish in itself); with the jacket, it adds a kind of military/brass band vibe, and the hat (plus the attitude) adds nonchalance and devil-may-care to the whole thing. I love it!
I like all but the hat. It is not the wrong hat..it is the wrong size, or material for those other pieces. Maybe for a more futuristic assemble it would work better: a monocromatic skinny futuristic combo.
Wow – what a dude. He has put so much effort into this ensemble! I love all the completely different elements – the military-esque coat, the school boy tie, the green of the jumper. It looks fantastic together!
I think this looks so cool — love the civil war meets Andre 3K / Kanye mashup style. But sweet mary for the love of god I hope after snapping this you advised the gentleman to tuck the tie under the sweater! hello?
Last time I checked this country was at war and young Marines were fighting and dying overseas. A Marine’s dress blue uniform is only appropriately worn by a United States Marine. If you haven’t earned title Marine, take the jacket off.
“costume store” ” don’t know exactly” ” nothing matching”…all and so much more could be said….. I would like to ask this individual what exactly is going through his head when he was putting these clothes on ……Playing dress up perhaps ….I’ve done that …Guilty as charged ….but I do not walk out the door. It’s important to have a little of everything otherwise we would all be living in BEIGELAND THANKS!!!
Sad to see all the references are race based: Jean Michel, Andre, Pharrel??? “Duhh…you’re Black so you look like (fill in the blank with the name of some Black pop culture reference) Wake up!!!!!! Free your mind and your ass will follow (and maybe your sense of style)!
I think he looks really Hendrix-esque (attitude, jacket) and that I love! don’t really see Andre3000…or Basquiat a la the movie…either way, though I love it, love the layers, the green sweater, the tie with the sweater and especially the jacket and attitude!
Humor, fun, alive! I adore the jacket embracing the green, that’s color movement! The tie look, lovely. Seems to be the ironic part… then is perfect! The hat, brr, wish I’ve one like that, but here the heat is perennial. Love this space, reminds me I’m still human in a material way! ;)
I’ve spotted him also on the subway going home. I think it’s safe tosay that this is his signature. I love it with a passion. I’ve been tempted to ask him if I could take a picture of him especially to see the different variations he comes up with.
Only someone who has EARNED the right to wear that jacket looks good in it. This guy is missing one thing, the pride that comes with earning it. I agree, there are men in Iraq dying right now who earned that eagle, globe and anchor who will never wear that jacket again and this guy is wearing it as a fashion accessory! As a Marine myself, it does make me angry to see it worn in a disrespectful manner!
a cutie, but just a bit too much. would be nice to delete one accessory — either the tie or the hat.
also, it’s curious that the young man of color is repeatedly compared to famous hip hop artists. i see little connection to andre 3k or pharrell beyond race and skin. the basquiat reference makes sense, though.
Style is important, yes, but so too is respect. That’s not a marching band uniform he has on…that’s the jacket from a dress blues uniform of our United States Marine Corps. The men who wear that jacket earned it by pledging to defend our freedom, at all costs, so that we may host fashion blogs and walk the streets of that fabulous city. Unless that jacket belonged to his father, grandfather, or uncle and he’s wearing it out of reverrance…I find it a bit disrespectful.
As a former Naval officer, I understand the Marines’ point of view with regards to respecting the uniform, but military clothing (especially vintage) has always made its way into civilian style. Khakis, bomber jackets, peacoats, diver watches, aviator sunglasses and cargo pants (just to name a few) have become regular staples of modern clothing. I would argue it’s the issue and reissue of all these classics that in some sense keeps the military relevant to the average civilian who hasn’t had the honor and priveledge of serving in hte armed forces. As for this man’s look specifically, it’s great to see him come up with something interesting and judging by the number of posts, worthy of conversation. Well played, sir!
i would just say tuck in the tie. wearing it on the outside all too easily gives away that it goes with the piping on the dress coat. don’t be so eager to make sure that they know everything up front. let em work a little. besides, those who are looking will see and the big smile and/or AHHHAAA! you’ll get might seem even sweeter.