I remember buying a sailor shirt like that in Kensington Market in 1987, wore it a lot, even backpacking in India, honestly can't remember why I threw it away.
Wish i had kept it now that the 80s is back…
They are a classic and if one can pull them off can look very masculine – not sure if I ever did though – this guy almost does; not quite sure if he absolutly gets it right; the shorts are a little too fussy which makes him look a little "Querelle" – although that might be the look he is looking to achieve…
i remember when double-belted shorts similar to these were widely available in vintage/surplus stores in nyc, such as unique clothing and reminiscence. they wore like iron and were affordable. options like that don't exist today.
carrieitly, so funny you should invoke fitzgerald here, as soon as i saw this young man, i instantly thought of gerald c. murphy, who had been the main influence for dick diver, of "tender is the night."
what great everything! what a really great jersey, (i wonder where he got it), and what a wonderful image to evoke, of a wonderful man and (that murphy) lifestyle.
Fazal is correct, I had those shorts in the 80's myself, purchasing them on Melrose in L.A. in it's early days as a shopping mecca. They were, i believe, British Army Surplus. The look wonderful here as does this entire ensemble. I also agree there is a sense of Scott Fitgerald about the look. I hope you show us more of him in future. Thank you.
British army Khaki shorts. Worn also by Indian army, police. Uniform for Bermuda police. I got a pair in Bermuda when I was 14 and wore them forever. One of my sons found them and I haven't seen them since! Maybe once offered in J.Peterman! Nice look. I see their is a big return of round, classic specs, nice.
The clothes are lovely and yes flattering but on this fellow, it all feels contrived. Do not know why, just a feeling. And yes, I to recognized that he Kimball Hastings formerly of Teen Vogue now with Ralph Lauren. Gee! For a woman who is from and still lives in Ottawa, Canada, I sure do know my fashion gossip!! Thx, Artemisia
I like the shorts. But I'm entirely fed up with stripes this summer! There's been such a 'breton' fever since April that they don't look good anymore… They've been completely overdone – by shops, buyers and blogs!
I really like the shorts. I like the stripes still, because we are in the middle of winter and my stripe days are ahead of me :) I am extra happy to see that his glasses are almost exactly like my old Armanis with the mirrored lenses and round frames.. They are just waiting in their case for me to wear them. Should I wait or do it now ? :)
Khaki Drill 1949 shorts! Oh, how I love these, (even though they don't have any back pockets).
The subject is a cutie, but my 67 year old mother wears pretty much the exact same outfit everyday–including the round sunglasses. If he's also wearing lace up espadrilles with the little wedge heel like Salvador Dali, then I'll know for sure that he's been shopping in mom's closet.
I had shorts exactly like these in the 80's and I loved them! I had completely forgotten about them. I also had a top just like this one only opposite in color (black with white stripes). Used to wear them together too. Pretty crazy!
The colour combo is nice and the look is classic, very classic if you were raised in the Bahamas and saw these everywhere but pleated shorts and a high waist only look decent on a very slender man and even then can look rather too stiff.
Oh my holy cow! He has 100% style! I love this look! The stripes gently match the tone of his shorts And the sleek hair looks very smooth with the high waisted look! I won't even comment on the shades.. because I want them! *claps hard*
With reference to Anon., above, I an afraid I agree about men and shorts-certainly not baggy cargoes- over a certain age (and over a certain weight)and body type. Reference the crowd on a golf match on TV. Generally just doesn't work, in my opinion. Perhaps the Sart. can present a little treatise on the subject?
Oh, absolutely. The colour is perfect. The glasses are perfect. And it doesn't hurt that he is so naturally beautiful. Like a cat. He'd probably look fantastic in a hessian sack, but he looks better in this.
When I see a man in the U.S. whose style is so carefully thought out, I automatically assume that he is "on the other team", if you know what I mean (notthatthere'sanythingwrongwiththat). I'm not sure what to assume about men in France.
the contrast of his tan against the brown striped shirt works beautifully with how well he tucked them into those divine double-belted high-waisted shorts…and folded 1930s sunglasses in hand……
with the gorgeous backdrop of the beautiful trees and the Seine River to boot….
when a picture makes you want to be the person, or know the person and try to emulate the person's fashion choices/style….. and be in their shoes, or try to transport yourself there….is there anything more you can ask for?
One can get these kind of shorts on Ebay. Check for Brit or Aussie shorts period WW II or 50ties. But beware they have a high rise waist and button fly. But that's what real men look best in. And yes they last forever.
those shorts are vintage military shorts, european. i was the head buyer for a company that ralph lauren buys a lot of vintage from every season. i remember these shorts. it is possible that these are a remake of those originals, but they could be the original. those buckles are aluminium, i believe.