Rust cords. Love it. Just what the city needs. That's the problem with London office wear – look at all those dull suits. Goes to show you can do smart and colour. Liverpool Street is so depressing in the morning. This guy would cheer me up x
……Despite my disdain for the whole flood pants "look" I have to admit he looks very striking and most definitely not in a slightly comic pee wee herman way. Oddly enough I have a Spy cartoon in my house of a Victorian politician the Marquess of Hartington (subsequently 8th Duke of Devonshire) and he's wearing a pair of ankle baring pants that look very similar to these.
I like the mix of colors and textures, as well as the pocket scarf and newspaper, but those pants are just not flattering… tapered pants don't work on every body type, and these are also way too short for this gentleman.
Nice pic! I've seen this guy before in Paris and I think he goes by the name " Sauvage". But I agree He truly does have style beyond belief, but If you were to see him in person you would understand what I mean.
this is so London – lots of quiet looking people and then someone who stops you in your tracks -except of course noone takes a blind bit of notice.
And just for the record they got rid of the lovely old Routemaster double deckers. But we have new ones. This is a new style double decker – you can tell from the closed doors at the front which mean you can't jump on and off. Very annoying at red traffic lights when you're in a hurry….
I love it! He oozes confidence! That outfit looks like it would wear anyone else, but he wears it for sure. I love to see men that take pride in a look that doesn't look too pretentious. Great as always!
Is he 7 feet tall? In the photo he towers above the others on the street, though he is in the foreground. His color choices (burnt orange and browns) are also great contrast to the mostly blue/gray clothed crowd behind him. The double decker certainly gives us a sense of place, but I wonder how the palette would be different without it. Maybe it's not a daring look for London, but from my seat in WV, I'm admiring how he's pushed the envelope with burnt orange skinny pants and a hankie.
The colors are put together AWesomely, those pants are superb. And I love the casual look of his handkerchief.
I'm not at all opposed to tapered, short pants, but I think that, when considering the overall silhouette, there's something about the combination of the pants, the socklessness and those fairly dainty heeled shoes that bring the twinkle-toed hippos from Fantasia to mind, though the gentleman is certainly no hippo: there just isn't enough of a foundation to the outfit.
I have the same issue with long legs and small feet, and as much as I love tapered pants and little italian loafers on other guys I just can't pull them off together. Were the pants longer and more columnar (or the shoes changed for boots!) I would stand up and applaud.
He looks great, like a well dressed, relaxed gentleman, who doesn't have to hurry anywhere else, only to cafe, to order a cup of espresso and read his paper.
I long for seeing the end of too-short pants though. I just can't stand it. Not only because it made nearly everyone to look just ridicuolus, like a impoverished paperboy form Charlie Chaplin movie, but I find it just stupid and exaggerated, exactly as I find too long pants and t-shirts of gangsta style studpidly exaggerated.
Love the risk-taking Viv Westwood-esque look. Would love to witness his fashion changes through the week. Tomorrow, shades of green? Weekend, cricket jumpers, heavy linen dispatch shorts? Questions, questions. He's a real mover this one!
For me, the coat makes the outfit. The orange pants would be outrageous with any other coat. Perfect blending of tonal ranges! The decision to wear black loafers instead of lace ups or even brown shoes makes a world of difference. the inclusion of socks, unless they were chocolate brown, would ruin this pairing!
I highly support the puffed folded pocket square as well! nice touch!
Now all he needs is a hat! A dark chocolate brown or black bowler would do nicely! OR even a deerstalker would do well i think, just enough patterning to crown it all off!
he looks about 6"8 or 6"9. Nice to see a man of his stature standing up straight, owning his height. My exboyfriend was this tall as well and he also looked this fabulous in clothes (with a bit of a hoxton influence). Rocking the ankle swingers and the way sleeves ride up on the forearm is also a great look, esp. when worn with confidence, like 'i'm proud to be this tall' (seeing as how most london boys roll their skinnies up in order to look taller and show off their boney ankles!)
Lovely man, great outfit–as an earlier commenter said, he's dashing. I don't usually like short pants, but in the context of the rest of his look (and his obvious height and strength), there's something really charming about his delicate little ankles!
So Refreshing to see, This guy is so so cool. I love the way he's so comfortable with himself and I ask the people who criticize, What would you rather see, the people in the background who don't really care for fashion or this charming debonair fashionista who has his own style????