Thursday, November 20, 2008

On the Street….Color Story #3, Paris


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  1. suzanne nelson

    November 20, 2008 at 9:35 am

    oh yeah! this guy is cool – colours, proportions , everything, even the turn up on his jeans is just right. How to dress to make the world happy!

  2. mich431

    November 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

    YES! the style guy showing us guys how to rock an orange blazer with confidence. god, he has to have the most enviable closet.

  3. Jingoist

    November 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Gotta love Mr. O’Brien.

  4. XAVS

    November 20, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Fantastic combination! I love colours…they turn me on so badly that I go smiling all day long…beautiful shot, very natural!

  5. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Girl on the back, on the left. Gorgeous!

  6. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 20, 2008 at 11:00 am

    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

  7. tilthecopscome

    November 20, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    glenn o is the man. i swear that ralph lauren designs every season from his closet.

  8. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    agree with last poster, to much of a good thing. less is more

  9. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Without the yellowish sweater it works much better.

  10. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    elementary watson

  11. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    love the colors, love yellow. i also love the girl in the background on the left. her muted tones play off the gentleman’s brightness, and her scowl and cigarette lend apt attitude.

    a great slice of life shot. yay!

  12. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    please, no. fit? where. colors? not very refined. patterns? ugh. it just looks sloppy.

  13. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    only you, mr. o’brien!

  14. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Looks like a early 90′s children’s television presenter. Is he on his mobile to find his lost Teddy Bear?

    Each item could work on its own but looks totally ridiculous all together. I suggest turning the lights on when one is getting changed in the morning

  15. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    This guy is happy and he exudes it. Smile is the best accessory. Great color set.

  16. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    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.

  17. Princess Sparkle Pony

    November 20, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    It’s funny, but I always get so much inspiration from the negative comments on this blog.

    I think it’s a great combo pulled off with wonderful confidence.

  18. adam

    November 20, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Glenn is God.

  19. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    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.

  20. Dominica

    November 21, 2008 at 1:48 am

    love the layered look !
    Looks good on him, little Mr Sunshine…

  21. Arya

    November 21, 2008 at 1:51 am

    is there anything Mr. O’Brien can’t pull off? this is a perfect example of how to have fun with your outfit.

  22. Konrad Berlin

    November 21, 2008 at 3:09 am

    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?

  23. smilla

    November 21, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Genius. That gelato tangerine brings the whole outfit together. Plus, he’s having fun!

  24. The Clever Pup

    November 21, 2008 at 8:56 am

    To Jorge – I don’t find the jacket to be impeccably tailored. He can hardly do it up.

    I’m glad he’s having fun, but this is another example of giving him the benefit of the doubt because he’s in the fashion industry.

    If this guy sold you shoes in some middle-american town you’d write him off as a nut who lives with his mother.

  25. Hyakoukoune

    November 21, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Love the girl behind on the left.
    Too bad she’s smoking.
    Colorfull guy is funny !

  26. Tim

    November 21, 2008 at 10:32 am

    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.

  27. Isao

    November 21, 2008 at 11:02 am

    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.

  28. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    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.

  29. John

    November 21, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    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.

  30. Olviya

    November 21, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    i dont really like his glasses.
    i think he should look for more stylish one)

  31. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    looks happy to clash colours

  32. Anonymous

    November 23, 2008 at 8:59 am

    “Only you Mr O’Brien!”


  33. Anonymous

    November 24, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    I don’t care who he is, I care how he looks, and how he looks is….goofy. What’s worse, goofy yet conservative: a bad combo….

  34. Verity

    November 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    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 !

  35. Anonymous

    November 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

    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:

  36. Jordan Bramlett

    November 25, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    You have to respect a man who practices what he preaches.

  37. Gnat Wearstar

    November 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Looks like Cuff daddy and the Family too me!

  38. missyb

    December 11, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Gawd, that reminds me of my dad! He always wears bright orange (and other neons), mainly so he doesn’t get run over while he’s ridding his bike.

    Digressing, I love a good dose of bright colours. :)

  39. clearthought

    December 11, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Orange! Yes!

  40. Anonymous

    December 13, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I like the girl on the left. She and the girl on the right are both wearing converse.

  41. Anonymous

    January 20, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Does anyone know what label the overcoat is from?

  42. Liluko

    March 2, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I first noticed the girl walking behind. She is wearing a simple outfit that looks like it came right out of my wardrobe!

  43. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    emma watson look-a-like in the background

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