The look …high water pants is what i see …..I really do …perhaps someone can shed some light on that for me. His clothes look very well cared for and the colors are beautiful …as they are my one of my favorite palettes. Thanks. PS THANK YOU ANONYMOUS for the feed back regarding the ticket pocket jackets….I know I really want one ….will see how it goes
No, Gene Kelly never looked like this guy. I’m not sure if anyone ever looked like this guy, but it was not a good look in 1940 and it is not a good look today. Scott, I’m trying to put this gently but have you been getting enough sleep…?
i have a problem with this look because wearing everything vintage looks like a costume. there’s nothing wrong with any of these pieces, but worn together like this makes him look a bit, shall we say, eccentric, but not necessarily in the best sense of the word. someone else here said it — you see him and wonder where he is in his head, but aren’t entirely sure you’d want to go there yourself.
Well, the pants are part of that new Thom Browne look, are they not? That’s how they’re described in December GQ in a piece about Browne’s impact on men’s clothes. Me, I’ll stay with a break no matter how “in” flood pants become.
This look is definitely not my cup of tea, however I do congratulate this guy on exuding so much personal style. He looks so much more distinct and interesting than the mindless masses who throw on “whatever” in the morning.
The year is 1951, New York is mostly set in black and white in the early post-war years. Men out of school were finding their first jobs at Saks Fifth Avenue or maybe taking classes at the Art Students League. I wonder if this young man is reading a Dawn Powell novel and going to see this new guy, Jackson Pollack? Great look well executed.
Wow! I’m pretty sure that’s the lead singer of a band called Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. (http://www.sitanddieco.com/). He is *totally* living that look and his band defines it as well. They transport you to another era … amazing…