Oh. I fear I am going to be the lone dissenter here. IMHO, this is a case of the clothes wearing the person. The orange jacket looks impeccably tailored, but to me this is a case of too much at once. I wonder how he packs to travel. Jorge from W Palm Beach
I like the pow effect of sport coat and sweater, but I think one pow would have been enough. I think J. Crew is doing a version of Mr. O’Brien’s raincoat for S 09. Can’t wait. PS I have no connection with J Crew.
Glenn O’Brien is the man! I think what really carries it off is his aplomb and confidence in what on someone else could be completely hideous. The echoes of the colours is amazing. From his tartan raincoat reflecting his jeans and the strap of his bag, to his shoes with his dress shirt and the lens of his sunglasses and the interrelationship of the orange with the yellow with the metal rims of his glasses really go well together. The added sprezzatura of the rolled up cuffs of his jeans and the buttoning of the top button of his three button along with his disheveled hair is the icing on the cake.
I sure love Glenn’s tartan overcoat. but i’m unsure about the combo of yellow and that bright orange. Maybe it would look easier to the eye, if the jacket had a pattern with only a little bit of orange?
After looking over the images and taking in all the colors, what really stood out to me was his gold wedding band.
Platinum, palladium and other white metals have been the go-to material for men’s wedding bands during recent years, and it’s just so … classic … to see a classic gold band. Being in my mid-20s, it’s a refreshing look.
I love Mr. O’Brien a lot but, shouldn’t a guy who advises others on how to dress, go a little easier with that pumpkin and egg colors? And the Coat? And the bottom of those pants? Sorry, maybe I am too much european to understand that. By the way, the girl on the backside looks very cute.
Glenn O’Brien is one of the few real style icons in the world. If I could download the fashion sense of anyone – he is the guy. Just take a look at his resume if you don’t agree. And if you don’t get his style then look again.
The yellow and orange just look awful together. They are fighting like madness to be the pop of color and instead of coming of as creative, this just looks like a Crayola crisis. I do enjoy the coat, though.
Glenn O’Brien is simply being Glenn O’Brien. That is the essence of style. I personally wouldn’t want to stand out that much… too uptight.. but that is my style. I appreciate the uniqueness of his take. It’s like Coltrane riffing in between the scales and out of the box ! Go Glenn Go !
It makes a statement. Personally, I don’t really think Glenn should cuff pants, especially when he’s wearing a longer-fitting overcoat. It makes his legs look short. Who am I to criticize someone who has been so influential on my personal style though? Here’s another look at the same outfit: http://stylemens.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/10/23/glenn_2.png