Me likey! Reminds me of my fellow Portlanders. Which, in turn, reminds me: Sart, come on out here to Stumptown for some really inspired street. We’re definitely a breed unto ourselves. I thinks it’s all the rain, cofee and stimulants that have a hand in the decidedly “un-fashion” choices…
i’m not opposed to black, i just find this look to not really have anything remarkable about it. (unlike the woman from yesterday with the fabulous yohji coat, which was also an almost-all-black look.)
also, i get black fatigue after a certain point and want to just see a color, any color, or print, or variation.
I’m sorry Sart, but I think you’re playing an emperor’s clothes gambit with us here: This shot is a trick question, and the answer is that there *is no style here*. Nothing about this shot proves hat he wasn’t sleeping in a dumpster overnight, with his feet up, keeping his tennies clean!!
Okay, Sart, you’ve won me over, and the Prada jacket is the clincher. Maybe its an East Coast vs. West Coast thing, though… If I saw him like that in Los Angeles, some good assumptions would be that he had shoplifted the jacket, slept overnight in a cardboard box, and just got his Methadone on Skid Row. If I passed him on the street, I would just give him all my spare change to spare him the indignity of asking, and to avoid a probable incoherent schitzophrenic conversation. I’m not as heartless as this sounds, but street people need professional help, and I’m not that kind of professional.
except for the trainers this guy would fit right in in Portland. We’re not afraid of shaggy hair here. But how can anyone tell that his jacket is Prada? The photo is too dark for me to see much besides the lines of the outfit and his face. i like it. I second the request for Sartorialist to make a trip to Portland, OR. the Saks here sucks, but maybe you could do the windows as an excuse for the trip. Better yet, Mario’s should invite you out.
I was never a big fan of white trainers until I lived in London, where they do it with great style. Every Stylist, photographer, model and so-call hipster (where did that term come from ick!!) dons them. His look is now and new.