A runway look, to be sure. It is interesting to see how he strikes a balance between the huge pants and the fitted jacket and shirt. I cant help but wonder, to us who follow designer fashion, if we would like this look without the McQueen scarf and the Lanvin sneakers. Would this rose by anonimous designer smell just as sweet? Jorge from W Palm Beach
wide leg jeans on men — either very stylish or you’re one of those terrible american goth kids with chains all over their wide leg cargo jeans (a detailing nightmare). this guy is the former. who says only women wear wide leg jeans well.
WOW! To Jorge’s question about the influence of “designer” appeal, I can tell you that I don’t follow runway fashion much, and when I looked at this I didn’t know who’s scarf it was or what sneakers those were, but the style of this man just floored me!
That is a very brave jean cut to wear with that jacket but his nonchalantly draped scarf, ipod earphones and sunglasses show that he doesn’t care if it doesn’t traditionally “work”. I think if he’d worn slimmer legged jeans he would’ve looked a little too contrived and pretentiously fashionable, so although it’s not my favourite look for a guy I still really like it. I love the colours of his scarf with the wash of his jeans.
The colors in this outfit look well together. The key is how everything complements that cranberry sweater underneath his jacket. The gloves provide a nice contrast, while the dark blue jacket and shoes are the perfect hues to make the whole thing coherent. The scarf’s purply tint is just right to bring it all together. Che cool!
I certainly admire the boldness and individuality of wearing this, but for me it doesn’t work. Maybe it’s just the tired McQueen skull scarf that’s getting me because they’ve been so over-done (both by McQueen repeating them season after season and by people wearing them more and more) over the last few years..
Loving the scarf, McQueen I’m guessing. Pleasing color combo, but those jeans are a bit too over-the-top. Maybe if they were not quite so huge and wide, they would work better. But I admire this man for being creative and confident with his style.
I use to live in Firenze and it’s quite unusual to see this kind of people there I think. But you find so many cool people just walking around, unbelievable! Mostly men though, but maybe not that strange since menswear are much cooler..
For me, the sneakers make it a little too “Leave It to Beaver” for my taste. With some brogues, maybe? I do like the floppy silhouette of the pants very much, as well as the surprise of seeing them on a man. :)
I love it, the neatness of fit in the jacket and the fluidity of the pants. The gloves are so perfect to me, a small punch of colour and the somehow help to keep the top half of the silhouette tight and together.
I have been trying to find the perfect illustration to sum this look up that i stumbled across a few months back in one of my collections of mens fashion books. i am sure it may be the Alan Flusser book.
The part that describes the 1920s movement of oxford bags so well, when all the men at that time walked in line in one direction following each other in slim cut trousers/ slacks and then BBBOOOMMM!!! one man stands out walking in the opposite direction rocking this new look, the wider circumference and the playing of proportions. Then the men in line all turn back at this maverick, recluse, one mans army, individual and are taken back by his confidence and obliviousness to peoples cold and bewildered stares. i dont know! Thats how i feel when i see this picture.
My style is slightly similar, i dont wear anything but loose pants and feel great in them. i too think it has a timeless look to it. ( That is just my opinion. i am NOT discriminating)
We all have our individual looks. This is what allows this world of fashion to be so vast and inspiring.
I have found some wonderful leather gloves at Ace Hardware, of all places: pigskin, goatskin, cowhide… I apply a leather treatment called Skidmore’s and heat it with my hair dryer so the stuff really soaks in.
this is in no way an endorsement – just sharing what I have learned.
I like the concept of the outfit. The wide leg pants is balanced with the fitted jacket attire. I wish the pants weren’t rolled up but this is probably because they seem a bit too long for him. The best thing about this fellow is his air of confidence/nonchalance and that’s something you can’t buy or imitate…priceless.
oh no, this look works from the middle up, the pants are too close to nineties raver style (not enough time has passed yet for us to reclaim and play with that). So to me it’s a bad choice….. moreover, this type of pants are only well worn by tall skinny guys like the one in the pic…
i like the gloves and the scarf… but it brings back terrible memories of the jnco/skater jean phase seen a while back… and i’m sorry, but i dont think wearing such similar colors on top and bottom is the best thing to go outside wearing — looks like an exaggerated, pajama version of a poor man’s baggy canadian tuxedo…. but what do i know.. just my opinion.
Wow! From the hips down he’s part skater/gang banger (I was working hard to keep my kids out of these pants in SoCal eight years ago) and from the hips up he looks very collegiate/fashionista – esque. Great scarf. Thanks for featuring knits lately. (c: Oooh and toggles!
I have to say I really like the pants and I don’t find them 90′s at all. They’re not the Chinatown gangster pants of the 90′s, these are even wider! I like the jacket and the nice gloves but I agree with Anonymous above who said he would wear brogues with his wide pants therefore making the whole look timeless (except of course the skull scarf-which kind of dates his upper body to last year IMHO). I think this is nice for a woman too but definitely ditch the sneakers.
i don’t like it! i think the pants are over the top. “silly” is an adjective that comes to mind. the gloves, however, are to die for. i think a slimmer pant would just look more sophisticated and chic, less fashion victim-y. oh love the shades, too.
I agree that he should have worn some dressier shoes…brown brogues to continue the shade of the glasses and the gloves. The pants are too busy for me, but he has confidence to pull it off. No shame on his part!!
The word “interesting” is being thrown around a lot in the comments, and I’ll agree that’s what first came to mind when I saw this outfit. I love how this has been put together, and especially the attitude behind it. I’m not a fan of wide-leg pants in the least, but do like how they’re juxtaposed in this outfit. The only thing I can’t justify is cuffed pants. I. Just. Can’t. I’ve seen it a thousand times on a thousand different people and have never found it flattering. But still absolute love with this shot.
this guy can pull it off. it looks fantastic on him, but the average joe would make this look look silly. hope it doesn’t become a trend. can really appreciate his pulling this together artistically. the scarf balances out the largess of the trousers.
Can’t do those pants. Too much fabric that looks disproportionate with the fitted blazer. This is just my opinion though. It is obvious from the confident look in the picture that this man thinks he is right on track and ahead of the pack.
This may be my most favorite Sartorialist shot to date. So well done mister. And well done to this Florentine– the pants are a big, dramatic gesture in the midst of so much casual. Blazer is perfection, gloves are delicious. Would have put on a different scarf, but that’s personal choice I suppose. Lovelylovelylovely.
I like it – but can I like it twice? Last monday it was holiday in Russia, so I went for a walk with my wife – the weather was so nice: clear deep blue sky, shiny sun…. so nice and it was closer to summer, not to spring. Oh, I forgot, I’m living in Moscow, so i was very suprised to meet this guy wearing this look in May – yes, shapes are great, always like it, but twice to wear it in different seasons – some kind to stay fit)))HOT TEMPERATURE), if only I had camera with me, it was so hot weather for this – I think he will ignore me in future after words I wrote( as he must work in fashion press, as I’m boutique manager….), but anyway – too good to wear twice, especially in sunny and hot day. Like it, but summer is for free…