Never been the first one to post on a photo here. Something must be going on in the world. This is a very very strange photo. If he wasn’t so well groomed, I would hate this outfit, and definitely hate it on anyone over 55, but here it’s clever/retro. And what about that rubber hose, and what’s going on in the background. Where are you?
Perfect. This is such a good look, I don’t know where to begin. As far as the sport coat is concerned, I’m not sure I would look good in that colour (teal?), and perhaps the lapels are slightly too wide for my tastes. But this guy really pulls it off. Are those moleskin or cord trousers? Check out the rich tobacco suede of his oxfords! Nicely done.
The statues in the background are really interesting. But, I think his plaid sport coat is more. The shades are so lovely. All the colors in this photograph compliment each other. Also, I love the shoes.
there are some “mistakes” here and there (it seems to me there is something wrong with the sleeves of his jacket) but this outfit is quite good though, the colour matching is superb and plus I love how he looks in that turtleneck, it gives him a classy look
This gentleman certainly has style, and I love the plaid jacket and suede shoes. His overall look is put together well, but I would have paired the jacket and shoes with different trousers. I would also replace the turtleneck with a blue button down oxford, and perhaps a polka dot bow tie.
Finally, proof that the little devil that sits on my shoulder really exists. He keeps telling me things like “plaid is like champagne, there is never a wrong time for it.” I always wondered where he went in private moments. Apparently he goes to Italy to hang out with robots. I miss you, little diablo.
I really like this photo. I would say that, in contrast to the one posted a few days ago of the two ladies with umbrellas, this one has characteristics of “your style” as I know and enjoy it:
A subject in focus against a background which–like the street paintings of Edward Hopper–includes a hodgepodge of things on the street, or in this case a sculpture garden, but, being out of focus, turns into a backdrop with lots of visual activity yet somewhat abstract.
Color, in these photos, is sharp and intense and often engaged really effectively, in contrast to early color photography in which the advantage over black and white isn’t pronounced.
In these images, with their realistic figures superimposed against impressionistic backdrops, the use of color emphasizes the contrast between the figure and the background. Especially since the subjects of these portraits have often chosen their clothes to play off of one another.
This photo and others like it make me think of the relationship between your work and the work of August Sander which you have posted here. His photos often show the way different classes and professions dress but yours are about individuals, and focused on their individuality.
Let’s start with the good: His shoes are gorgeous. I love the turtleneck, the plaid jacket fabric and the beautiful roll of the lapels; I like the man’s overall style. That said, I am not crazy about the match between the shirt and the sportcoat. I like interesting contrasts but this just isn’t nice. Also, the jacket cut looks like it’s straight from the 70′s with the narrow sleeves and wide lapels. I don’t like that cut.
But those are just details. A man of style, no question about it!
why is this so cute. the color of his turtleneck is fabulous. and the fact that he’s sitting in front of robots is a nice touch. i also love the little white pocket square that somehow brings together the combination of blazer and turtleneck.
sorry about my earlier comment…i realized that what i thought looked like a pipe is actually the seam in the concrete barrier. btw, what’s your opinion on alligator shoes? do you think one’s first pair should be brown or black? and what time of the day is appropriate to wear such shoes?