Thursday, April 10, 2008

On the Street…..Fifth Ave., NYC


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  1. thehugemistake

    April 10, 2008 at 8:55 am

    i love that that you can’t imagine ANYTHING ELSE on this person other than what he’s wearing in this photo!

    the light colors on the top and bottom of this outfit are a well thought-out detail that doesn’t look over-the-top or forced.

  2. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 8:57 am

    This is one that really repays enlarging for me–the details of the layering underneath the raincoat are terrific (and that hat is a wonderful touch).

  3. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 9:03 am

    That ‘double pants’ thing is soooo cool. His attention to every color and how each makes the rest ‘pop’ is pure aesthetic perfection.

  4. yuzublizzard

    April 10, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Would have loved to see his outfit without the overcoat. More men should wear hats!

  5. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Mos def!

  6. Lucy

    April 10, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Agreed, this is one that pays to enlarge. On first glance he looks a bit of a mess, but in the larger picture you can see how all the elements play together. I have to say whilst the barbour type coat is a funny contrast, it doesn’t really go to well with the rest of what he is wearing (which is pretty damn refined)

  7. Danielle

    April 10, 2008 at 9:37 am

    i thought it was Mos … he always looks good!

  8. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 9:39 am

    not mos def still very stylish

  9. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 10:11 am

    This one made me delurk. The brother is fly!

  10. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Just so….He has just enough of everything to make his look perfect; according to the “young folks” off the hook.

  11. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Whoa! Love the coat, and I don’t know what’s going on with the pants, but with that hat and terrific smile what’s not to like?

    ~ Miss Mary

  12. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I have to disagree with everyone on this one. Despite the lovely smile on this gentleman’s face, his choice of attire makes him look nothing short of homeless. : /

  13. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Yeah, baby! I ain’t worried about it.

  14. Lord Winoks

    April 10, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I am not really impressed by the outfit.I’m sorry but his jeans looks like he tripped in a puddle of acid.

    It looks more jumbled together than well thought of.

  15. -h of candid cool

    April 10, 2008 at 11:51 am


  16. Sharona

    April 10, 2008 at 11:59 am

    That’s art right there. Obviously a very bold, strong personality. It screams him, in an incredibly put together, creative, fashionable way — which is just what clothes should do.

  17. veronique

    April 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Oh yes Yuzublizzard, I agree. And I’ll even go as far as saying that these blogs and us bloggers should be on a very specific mission: BRINGING BACK THE HATS ON MEN!

  18. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    honestly- this is one of the most original people i have seen on this blog in a long while- you really get the sense of this guy-and that he’s having a ball and doesn’t take himself too seriously- he made me smile.

  19. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    mmmm what about those jeans?!

  20. Kanani

    April 10, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    He’s so cool.

  21. xie

    April 10, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    wow he really does look like mos def…

  22. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    These pants are the perfect defense against those restaurants who have their workers out front scrubbing down the sidewalks with bleach, then you walk by and get little splashy bleach flecks on your cuffs–hate that! Anyway, this photo makes me happy. Thanks.

  23. Ruby Divine

    April 10, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    This guy is so casually cool!
    I look how he looks so laid back and easy going. As the anonymous post above implied, you really do get a sense of his inner personality and not only what’s on the inside.

    I love lifestlye pics that capture the essence of the person in the frame :)

    Kisses, Ruby -x-

    *Fashion, Celeb, News & Fiction*
    ‘where the catwalk got its claws’

  24. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm


  25. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    frankly, I don’t like the pants (at all) but I think this guy looks fantastic. so much style, creativity and verve. then I see the blandly pretty creature just above, who took a look straight off a runway and mashed it up with a couple of other vague trends, and all I think is…yawn.

  26. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    those pants are whack jack!

  27. NorthShore Chicago

    April 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    The coat doesn’t do it for me, everything is very cool. I love that hat.

  28. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    have those pants been bleached?

  29. zimbutterfly

    April 10, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Thats not Mos Def.

    I would’ve loved to see the oufit without the coat but I have to admit that I like is dashes of colour. Very interesting layering without looking shabby. 10points!

  30. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    O.K. This is where the man makes the clothes. I like this guy. He seems warm, a “gentle”man. I’m not sure what silhouettes are lurking underneath, but what the heck, he has a genuineness to him that out spirits any clothing hits & misses list.

  31. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    This is definitely a very, well thought out outfit & very together. Love it!

  32. momo

    April 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Love his smile! His pants look like the car detailing with flames. Hot!

  33. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    love the coat, the layering, the hat (astrakhan?) but most of all the jeans, which I assume are Issey Miyake? either way- genius!

  34. Anonymous

    April 11, 2008 at 12:01 am

    i dont know what is going on with those pants, but it makes me smile.

  35. Marla

    April 11, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I accept his outfit excluding the jeans, the color of them. Maybe he is a little overdressed too- considering that it is spring.

  36. Anonymous

    April 11, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Anon 9:37, sorry to inform you that’s definitely not Mos Def.

  37. Anonymous

    April 11, 2008 at 5:30 am

    Why is it that all the black men that you portray are dressed so outlandishly?
    All of the avatars of classic men’s style on your blog are white.
    NYC is full of stylish black men who don’t dress like clowns, gigolos, or pimps.
    Why not show some of us?

  38. The Sartorialist

    April 11, 2008 at 6:59 am

    for Anon 5:30 am
    you seem to have missed photos of Kwesi C. Blair of Robert Burke Assc. or Jeffrey Banks, or Simba in Domenico Vacca or ,most of all, Sartorialist All-Star Mory Kaba.

    that is four very classically styled young men right there

    Next time check the archives a little more carefully before you make an uninformed comment like that.

  39. The Urban Naturalist

    April 11, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Very cool, very stylish. Cheers!

  40. AnonymousJK

    April 11, 2008 at 11:36 am

    How is it possible to wear all that, and yet look so easy peasy?
    This is what style is truly about…

  41. Anonymous

    April 11, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I see this dude around a lot, and each time he has on an interesting get up. He also has a lot of “personality” to go with the mashed up style.

  42. The Boot

    April 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Gosh. This is an awesome look. The hat – the coat – the yellow color at the bottom of the pants – and the layers in between…plus the brass belt buckle. Reminds me of a uniform of some kind. I’d join that army.

  43. a

    April 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Awesome !!!!!!

  44. Anonymous

    April 12, 2008 at 3:02 am

    The pants are horrid, but what does it matter?! Look at that face!!! That is one happenin’ cat, and it doesn’t matter WHAT he has on!

    At first glance I thought this was an “old man style” entry, but obviously, it definitely is not. The influence there is intriguing, though.

  45. theo

    April 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    I love those slacks (jeans?). So fresh and the whole outfit is unique without being outlandish.

  46. Ann (MobayDP)

    April 12, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Talk about a person’s personality just shining through in a photo! I don’t know this fellow but I bet he’s a really fun guy. ;-)

  47. Eva

    April 13, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Definitely this is one that one needs to click through to the large image to enjoy. I love the ‘highlighted ankle’ effect that makes the belt pop. Excellent!

  48. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I love the coat, which I believe is a John Partridge Trenchland minus the shoulder cape, but not combined with the rest that he is wearing. The rest of the outfit would have looked better without the coat, and the coat would have looked better combined with tweed…

  49. Anonymous

    April 27, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    If he gets rid of the coat, it would be perfect!

  50. Anonymous

    April 27, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    can anyone tell me what kind of hat that is?

  51. 3122131213

    April 28, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    my friend is very eccentric and has great style! you can catch him at Jonathan Shorr Gallery on 109 Crosby

    ps. don’t hate, congratulate!

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