It’s all fantastic, even the hat! Love how the fair guy has mixed mid-range blues, greys, browns etc. All great with his colouring. The darker guy is equally cool in his more contrasting outfit. That grey jacket is purrrrrfect.
I like the toned down color combination of the two of them. The left one lightning it up (off white gloves, white sneakers, beige sweater) and the right one toning it down (black shoes, dark hat, darkish scarf) Nice combo combined.
I love the jacket that the guy on the right is wearing. He looks comfy. Not only does his clothing look functional, but it demonstrates his style, too. It does not hurt that this guy is super charming, too. :)
He(left) looks like someone is pulling the jacket and the trousers down. Well why not. As long as you get noticed any look is OK. A lot of people suffer from various degrees of attention deficiency disorder nowadays. The really diffeent way to dress would be plain, boring basics that nobody notices . But that takes a strong and well grounded personality and that kind of human being is in short supply.
I really hope these two are a couple. They look like they deserve each other, in a nice way. The guy on the left looks like he jumped out of bed, threw on jeans, jumper and a jacket and accidentally ended up with the exact perfect outfit. The clothes makes me want to jump his bones, the gloves make me want to marry him. Christof.
okay…enough about how hot these guys are (though, their smiles are certainly killer)…and more about the clothes!
I think they both look pretty stellar minus a couple details. It’s annoying that Left Guy’s gloves are cream and his shoes are white…oh, so close, but yet, so far away. And I usually don’t mind the skinny jeans, except for when they’re paired w/ light colored shoes. I think gray or brown would have worked better.
And Right Guy–I can’t tell if it’s b/c of the anggle of the camera lens, or if it’s a combo of his tucked pants & that he’s pushing his pants down…but his legs look stumpy and those boots look too sporty.
Does anyone know who makes the jacket on the right? The grey one. Looks like something I would totally wear. These guys are both looking outstanding and i really like the scarf on the fellow to the right.
boys like this are just too perfect to be real, or to date. like good to a fault. as in i’ve made it a (lax) rule not to go for guys who look tooo good, or artists, or guys in bands. they’re so much fun, but much too temporary. i don’t know, though, these guys are so charming that perhaps i wouldn’t be able to resist. especially the easy, warm smile on the right.
aside from all that, they both have exceptional taste. bravo, boys.
homie on the left looks modelesque. yumm! and i love that he is wearing ivory gloves. i’m not thrilled with the fit of the jacket dude on the right is wearing. a little more room would have made it more seasonally appropriate and appealing for me.
i love how the colors in the gentlemens’garments are mirrored by the buildings behind them. (or vise versa?)
I think the layering really does it for these two, especially because the layering is done with some really gorgeous pieces. Also, like someone said, the smiling. I don’t see the appeal of frowning and having everyone think you’re mad at the world.
i agree with k, the smiling is what really makes everyone react to the photo. less “badditude”, more happy! oh! and if i’m going to comment on the actual outfits, then i would say that the boy on the right would look much nicer in slimmer fitting jeans.
and a question – do you find that nowadays most of the people you photograph now know who you are? or are you still shrouded in a nice veil of anonymity when you head out and about with your camera?
Every item here is a classic of one kind or another: from the uniform jacket to the sneaks. Why do they seem fresh? For one thing, the fit = good and youthful, contemporary. Best of all, the guys are wearing the clothes, rather than the other way around. (See orange poncho) No wonder they look happy.
And I like the white gloves just fine – great with that plaid, and a little unexpected fillip.
guy on the left: seems very much like a “wow we just had a great night in bed now let’s roll out of it, throw something on and grab a late breakfast” kind of outfit, especially with the tossled hair and comfy (yet totally fantastic) choices. I like his mixing of textures and patterns.
guy on the right: brilliant smile. approachable…the kind of guy you’d find sitting on the bench across from you in washington square park and wish you were sitting next to. I’m loving the hands in the pockets and his hat.
Here is a lesson on how one can dress in this colder season. I appreciate the mix of textures through the different fabrics and fits. I can’t make my mind up omn which i prefer, i think it is the chap in the hat because of the mix of his fitted jacket, jeans and boots topped off with that silly but cute hat. That said the other chap is wearing a beautiful plaid jacket…
Funny how people always seem to adulate over the male postings on sart. Personally, I am not a fan of either look; the cream gloves don’t mesh with the outfit and the skinny jeans are unflattering on the gentleman on the left, while the one on the right distorted his proportions by tucking loose jeans into boots. If the photo had been cropped from the waist up I could have appreciated it more, but their choices of shoes and pants ruin everything for me.
What’s the big deal here? I have friends and know lots of guys who dress like this in my small hometown in Sweden. Boys outside NY are as well dressed. Sure, these boys have good taste and the ability to compose a nice outfit, but come on… it’s not rocket science.
I can’t believe people think these dudes are models. Perhaps read VMan, L’Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme + Look at current ads for Dolce, Dior Homme, YSL Go on YouTube & look at the S/S 08 Milan/Paris shows – it’s pretty easy to see these guys are NOT models, their not the correct build & just don’t look like fashion models – they’re just ordinary guys you come across everyday in Lower Manhattan, especially the East Village / L.E.S – everyone looks like this for crying out loud & you DON’T need to be a model to have a sense of style – especially in a city like N.Y where you’re constantly surrounded by fashion.
Too cute. Love the way they each have their own individual sense of style yet they’re very complimentary. Jumper’s hot, hair’s adorable, gloves are fun, and the boots are just wicked sick. I’d hit that.
The grey jacket maynot be military surplus, but it could be. (or military academy …) If you want that cut, seek out a uniform seller (new or vintage – including service uniforms, as hotel etc) – I had the exact cut in college in off-white, a former marching band uniform jacket – swapped the brass buttons for ivory ones and it was great.
The guy on the left is Niklas Nilsson, born 1984. He is a swedish successful model with campaigns for Ralph Lauren and jobs for Italian Vogue. He lives in Ă–rebro, Sweden and is occuppied with a swedish girl named Louise. In NY you find him at the acency Vision-NY/LA.
I agree with the spin doctors comment. I think the blue coat doesn’t quite fit right and the black pants bag in a wierd wat. The guy on the left looks better, mainly because the white gloves match the white sneakers so well, but I otherwise think the outfits both seem like they don’t quite work as well as the effort put in should allow. They look too thought in a way that highlights what is drab in both.