Great examples of a classic! While the top picture is top notch in terms of fit, I find the second image more inspiring as your subject plays a bit more with a silhouette by adding the pants (almost knickerbockers?) and the argyle. Definitely inspiring. It makes it very difficult for a South Florida year-rounder not to run to the store and buy a coat on a clearance sale! Jorge from W Palm Beach
What a great (retro) look ! In the eighties this was a big thing and I even think the late Princess Di started the look (together with the frilly blouses…) I’m thinking about how these trousers were called ; can’t remember the name…
The redhead on the fist picture is a type of nerdy guy. But I can’t see why people always think nerdy is bad. I mean look at him he’s adorable! The red hair, the funny looking cute glasses, the duffle coat and the yellow socks beneath his nice pants. And off course the sweater and the extremely cool shoes!
The second is great – an unusal combination but everything in sort of abbreviated form – the plus fours, the short scarf, the wrist warmers, the duffel.I agree the shoes amy have been slighty “better” but that is me nitpicking.
The young man in the first photo has perfectly captured the currently popular nerd look. I’ve no idea whether he set out to do that or whether it’s his usual mode of dress. Whichever, he looks adorable.
While the second look is interesting and sure to garner attention, I think it could use a bit of editing.
Twenty years on my old school uniform is finally stylish…not that i ever looked as cool as these guys. It’s kind of Wes Anderson meets ‘Love Story’ (sorry, Mr Anderson, i actually think you’re one of the best dressed men on the planet).
it shouldn’t work.. knickers really? but the look is far to posh to complain about. Separately those pieces could have been a disaster, yet the come together in a very cohesive look that photographs like a dream. Wonder if I can get my husband into a pair of these? See what I mean…
Hate the sockless feet beneath the too-tight and too-short pants. Geeks certainly seem to rule. I do love the plus-fours in the bottom photo – he has put together a hotchpotch of garments which shouldn’t work but do, and really well. I love fearless men, or rather men who are fearless in their dress sense……….
I am in los angeles where does one find any pants of that style in los angeles are they tailored to that skinny cut or are they purchased like that, aswell where could a duffle coat of that nature both on the smaller side?
It’s great to see this coat done in two different ways. Although, I especially like that both men got the proportions right in using a tighter/cropped pant. The attention to detail on both their parts is impeccable.
What a great blend of British, Italian and American styles. The coat, and sweater are very English. The length of trouser and bag, very Italian forward. And, the oxford shirt, and navy blazer with gold buttons very Ivy league American. This fellow pulls it off all seamlessly. Amazing shot.
when you first posted the red haired guy in the first pic in the gold buttons post I had wished you had posted a front view of him as well so I could see the rest of him as well. Thanks. Love the whole outfit and the way the colour of his hair changes in the light to match the glasses. Inspiration to other red heads.
Top photo: did you show this man’s back in an earlier post? The coat has lovely buttons on the hood. I remember it because of his tote bag, which I loveâ€”tote bag of my dreams, especially if the straps are adjustable.
I also love the pant length. I’m trying to picture him and the exquisitely dressed “like the boys” girl togetherâ€¦ If a picture is worth a thousand words, this look is a novel.
There is something neat and perfect with the silhouette of cropped, leaner fitting trousers. It looks crisp. And it exposes just the right amount of devilish socks or vulnerable flesh. Oxfords paired with these types of trousers make all the difference. Fashionable AND academic.
Redhead rules! Although, pale skin on the face looks beautiful, and pale skin on the bony sockless ankle looks…brrrrr.
The second guy is simply sexy. I wonder how tall he can be, as the proprotions (ankle boot, socks, “harem pants”, coat) are not easy. I think a short guy would look even shorter and heavier with the same look (pressed together).
I love love LOVE the second outfit (minus shoes). I can’t stop obssessing over how I can accomplish the same with my wardrobe. I can’t believe it! These guys have made me want to go shop for a duffle coat. But I’m not sure if my petite 5’3 frame can pull it off. Hmm.
Really love Harry Potter in the top pic. The other fellow looks good but the first one is more classic. Everything is so spot-on from the trouser-length to the button-down shirt to the bag. The glasses and the hair are of-course the icing on the cake. I bet you were jumping for joy when you saw this photo, I would’ve been!
What a beautiful boy #1 I can’t stop looking! Everything is perfect! I want to KNOW about him what he’s like. I’m in love with his outfit.. I wish I could see someone with that amount of style in real life! If he came around here he would certainly get beat up for what he’s wearing :(
i just think this is the most striking image- the colours, the layers, the shapes- also the fact that he has no socks, the flash of skin braving the cold! everything has a match, it’s amazing. im making this image the inspiration for a piece of writing, i hope it takes me far.
Duffle Coats are good in men. second image are more inspiring as your subject plays a bit more with a silhouette by adding the pants. also the nerdy guy, with a glasses, oh, he looks great wearing that blue coats.