This doesn’t look bad as a one-off statement although the patchwork shorts suit seems gimmicky. I also don’t see this as being a real expression of his individual sense of style since the effect came more or less readymade. I like the polo in a somewhat unexpected color choice for the suit, which works (and with the collar flipped! That’s my favorite touch).
Raised-up polo collars…very innovative. Although I would have preferred a brighter color, perhaps to equally rival the patchwork all over him. Somehow, the patchwork nostalgically reminds me of grandma’s tablecloth, am not sure if that’s good! Just to be sure, I flipped back to look at the picture again, and decided that grandma’s patchwork tablecloth when worn isn’t working for me, I prefer it over the table.
I really like this. A bit costumy and dorky and I would have chosen other sneakers, but I think the key here, as in most patchwork cases is the tone of the patchwork itself. I would make a parallell to my great grandma’s pillow rather than a tablecloth, which I realise might sound even more strange, but to me it all looks cosy and laid back cool. Oh, and pants rather than shorts would have ruined it all for me.
i would have liked to see a brightly colored polo instead and perhaps some dark brown oxfords with no socks. something a little more “dressed” looking to contrast with the old quilt look of the patchwork
Oh dear. I tend to be a “more is more” kind of person, but not in this case. All of that pattern and texture comes across as dowdy. Like a two-piece men’s version of a housecoat. He’s certainly got the legs for shorts…switch these oddly-cut bad boys out for a pair of khaki shorts and he wouldn’t look like he’d been waylaid by the quilt my husband’s grandmother made for him when he graduated from high school. Though kudos for wearing what he likes. Who cares what I think? :)
Nice find, Sart. I love this young man’s hair, glasses, polo, and jacket. I don’t like the shorts, shoes, and side burns. What more is there to say? From the waist up (except for the sideburns), this is a great look.
To me he is treating the suit as an eye-popping accessory, i. e. the rest of him is pretty normal and expected for a guy of his appearance (polo, white shoes, normal hair, only slightly interesting glasses) and it is the suit that makes him stand out.
I think if you’re going to wear a suit like that, the rest of you had better conform to its wackiness — a suit isn’t just an accessory, it’s the foundation.
Why are people so down on the shoes? I think they look pretty dope with the shorts and jacket–kind of an academic/90s nostalgic look–as if to represent the simultaneous pull between and crossover of the modern academy and 90s nyc–I totally dig. Anyone else?
The patchwork feels like something a grandmother would see in a quilting magazine and think “I bet that would make a cute suit for my grandson”…which doesn’t appeal to me. If it was just the shorts, with the button up shirt and no jacket, I might like it. But,as it is, it’s overkill.
It’s certainly a statement but what I’m hearing is probably not what it’s meant to say. I do like his daring approach to style and the originality of it. I also like his choice of polo shirt color and his glasses (everyone’s wearing rectangular “hip” frames these days).
The cut of the jacket, in what looks like light-weight denimish fabric, isn’t horrible nor is the cut of the shorts – for summer/casual. But patchwork (except in a vintage denim blazer or a 3/4 length leather coat – both of which I confess to owning) isn’t very appealing. And white K-Swiss (I think) look too “dental assistant” to me and don’t enhance this, um, “unusual” outfit.
he’s got balls for wearing this. the cut of the jacket through the shoulders vs the waist and the tapered shorts aren’t very flattering. the pattern would’ve been more appealing and less cutesy without the polka dots. it’s sort of laura ashley meets ralph lauren.
i kind of like it, the way he’s standing kind of adds to the mood. The suit is already kind of eclectic-looking, and his slightly nerdy, uncomfortable, deer-in-the-headlights pose help him pull it off more than if he went around with a big smirk on his face (which might make him look kind of like a clown).
I like the attempt at the jacket and shorts look, but this fabric doesn’t really do it for me. I was brought back to my childhood looking at this photo- my parents had a sofa that looked a lot like this.
I like this outfit. It might be ready-made, not bespoke, but the rendering of the outfit is purely original. Nice photo, Mr. Schuman
Anon 9:50–409 and a tooth brush for a quicky clean. Don’t scrub too hard, it’s only dyed leather, mostly grayish underneath. Mild soap, scrub brush for the soles, 409 for the leather,rinse lightly and remoisturize with some Armor All or a stingy nano-thin coating of baby oil. Anal? Yes, but I have shoes I’ve maintained years this way. White is hard to maintain, all scuffs don’t come out, so you live with them and call it character.–HB
I love this look — especially the shoes! Navy/white with something aqua — a favorite of mine! I think this jacket and these shorts would be SO FUN to own/mix/match — they could be separated and dressed up AND, of course, down all the way to the beach, love it! Thanks!
The first thing I thought when I saw this photo was that I can’t knock him over even if I tried running toward him at full speed. His stance and feet are so solid!
I love his jacket. As an Asian American myself, patchwork quilts aren’t part of East Asian traditions so when we see a patchwork pattern like this, “grandma” usually isn’t what comes to mind.
Symbols can be quite limiting in this sense and it takes an open mind to bring fashion beyond those limitations. That’s why I love other cultural interpretations–it lends an entirely new meaning to everything.
Great frames, great haircut, nice legs. The suit: wow, okay, hmm. Someone was asking about keeping white kicks white: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pads work brilliantly on all white rubber parts of sneakers.