For a straight guy, you have excellent taste in half-undressed men. But then, we’re all bombarded with this Sears-suit-wearing gym-bunny image all the time. So, for anybody, it’s nice to see a guy who takes care of himself, without it looking like he tries to hard, and pulling of beach casual with grace and ease. Thanks once again, The Sartorialist.
Huh? I think he’s actually kind of sickly looking. And those board shorts are straight off a rack… I have seen exactly the same pair at least half a dozen times this week alone while out surfing. I’m very confused by the sartorial content of this post.
Someone said they see this all the time when they go surfing, Well I live in Manhattan – we don’t surf so I don’t see many board shorts. I’m sure my Norway readers don’t see a ton of board shorts.
Second, since guys don’t have a lot of options in the heat of summer, I have always (almost jokingly) said that good muscle definition is one of the best accessories a guy can have for tee shirts and shorts. Sorry but shorts and a good tee are inescapable for Manhattan summers.
Finally I have always said that this blog is about inspiration – I have been working my ass off lately to get back in the shape I want to be in, I have created my own Made-to-Measure body – this photo is a goal of where I would like to get to, I probably wont get all the way there but I won’t be far off.
Finally finally as a photographer heavily influenced by Bruce Weber, when you see a shot like this how do you pass it up?
Have only seen you dressed, but don’t see how you can come close to this as your goal. Not a bad thing; you just seem more stocky. As a shorty myself, I will never look like this, and I’m fine with that. I can lose a few pounds, but will never have the 28-inch waist I had thru most of college – wouldn’t want to. Anyway, much like we are always saying to the ladies – be happy (or, happier) with the way you are. I say, just be the best “you” you can be. Thanks for your blog. Always gives me something to think about, and often a chance to practice my analytic and writing skills.
Often, when people are critical they are merely projecting some dissatisfactory image of themselves. Someone who can label this as sickly looking is most likely in sickly bad shape themselves. In addition, here they can do it with annonimity.
I work hard too…and I was inspired. Yes, and I am straight.
bravo. you have managed to post 2 people that i happened to have also seen in person this week (the first being the bright red/orange flower dress). i saw this boy shagging balls at the beach volleyball court in central park. and yes, that is the proper volleyball terminology.
I can understand why some people complain, but as our beloved Sartorialist has said, this is NOT a fashion blog, but a STYLE/INSPIRATION blog. I am not sure if it’s only me with English as second language, but to me, the definition of the word ‘style’ is not really restricted to certain things. I think it is how a person projects him/herself to the outside world – often in fashion style but not always. It may be some particular facial expression, haristyle, way of movement, pose, atmosphere, and of course, how the person has fitted his/her body.
Of course it takes tremendously more time and effort to get into a body shape you want than to get a new do or a well-tailored suit. Nonetheless, it is another kind of effort made to express who you are in non-verbal way..
If this guy said “I exercised purely for aesthetic reason”, will people be content? If all of my argument fails, then taking this photo not as a ‘style’ shoot but just as an inspirational NY scene – like those landscapes or whatever.
Lastly, to the Sartorialist: do freely what you want to do. This is your blog, after all. And good luck in your endeavour!
i was just wondering, do you ever get tired of how petty and bitchy people can be and just want to punch them in the nose? i love love love your blog and love reading the comments, but bloody hell… i wonder if people are slobbed out in front of their computers in unimaginative office wear of perhaps grotty tracksuit pants and t-shirts with cereal slopped down the front as they declare these lovely people too thin or “too 2005″ or in need of a smaller bag or better sandal.
i’m standing by you on this one sartorialist. i love love how you hit the streets and follow your heart. you are a great non-snob. i even like how you didn’t print my one comment one day where i got all catty! heck i would have been ashamed to have it out there anyway.
your range is great, it makes the blog, it really does!
Actually, we see quite a few boardshorts here in Norway too, but I’m not going to complain. This guy looks hot, comfortable in his own skin, and appears to have a natural and healthy approach to working out (not too big, but still toned). If that’s not inspirational, then what is?
I love how some of the guys who are usually drooling over women pictured on this blog are now annoyed when a hot guy is shown. It just proves that physical appearance has so much to do with how we respond to the clothes someone’s wearing! When you’re tall and blonde, or in this case tall dark and built you are “stylish.” Welcome to the world we women live in every day! HAHAhahaha
I agree with Scott. There is a reason why so many of us are sweating like pigs in the gym in the heat of summer. Can hardly be stylish with flab bulging out at every corner. I work out so I can wear clothes, and if I had the young man’s abs, I would be walking around shirtless too.
And the model is NOT sickly. Sickly people do not have shoulders the size of his. Let us all compliment him on having a fine body, thank Scott for taking great pictures, and move on. Snarky people can go to Fashion Addict Diary.