The first shot is really nice- you give, as you often do, the indication that there’s also something else of interest just outside the frame, which is tantalizing and adds a nice tension to the photo.I like the hat and the just-in-view scarf. Those shoes are high-impact, all right. They look perfect on him. The socks, wide cuffs, rolled sleeves, sweater, tie, bracelet- all very nice. He looks happy to be sporting them!
Cool! Well, love all his look in fact! Nice cardigan, those pale colors look fabulous on him and fit great with the shoes and socks giving them their deserved first place in the podium of shocking accesories…Love’m. Do we know anything about the designer? Colours are quite alike to Givenchys bet for this season but haven’t seen them before…
He is so darned cute! But honestly, you aren’t going to see many men outside of fashion capitals wearing shoes or socks like that. It’s clown-foot couture. But I guess he holds up a standard of what you can dare if you want to.
great shots Sart! however, the third picture is a little too “Garanimals” for my taste(s)…’shocking Pink’ Captoes? i have to agree with Anon 10:54 “you aren’t going to see many men outside fashion caps rockin those shoes or that perfectly matched outfit.
I like the look, although seeing as how the shoes are already unconventional, and rather extraordinary in a fabulous way, I would pair them with plain socks, or even no socks at all! A debated option in this blog, I know. I agree with the earlier post about the feeling that something interesting is happening off frame, and that makes for an interesting photo. Jorge from W Palm Beach
i love this post – but such different pictures! i love the pink toe capped shoes and his socks and the way he keeps it all around his feet and ankles, doesn’t try to bring the pink in anywhere else making it all the more surprising and humorous. As for the top photo, the linen Mao suit and kooky hat, it has mystery. For me the picture is all about his eyes,his earrings and the buttons on the suit.
The gentleman in the 2nd photo, exudes a whimsical confidence, that is difficult to ignore. He appears to be geninuenly happy. His choice in clothing speaks to his state of mind. who cares what anyone else thinks…Well done for him and you (sartorialist).
I want this whole outfit, head to toe, and I’m a girl! I think what keeps the shoes from looking “clowny” are his own proportions. Being on the delicate side, himself, it’s not like he’s got giant feet or anything.
I’m a guy who is all for wearing pink, particularly hot pink (it grabs ladies’ attention). Even though it strongly contrasts with the rest of the outfit, I say that the pink on the shoes is absolutely sick.
Accessories! The second man’s wear was excellent, the tie, the cardigan, the matching of colour and the way he rolled his sleeves… Of course, his socks and pink-tipped shoes highlight his look! Man’s styling can also be fun and interesting. I would say this man’s wear is one of the most inspiring styling that I’ve seen in this year.
These photos that are supposed to be from 2nd of september…are they really?i mean the date represents the exact date when the pictures were taken or just the date the sartorialist puts the photos on the website?because i can see adetail..it s guy,near the one with pink shoes that was photographed many weks ago due to his structured jacket..and now the identical guy,without his face on view is near the guy with fucsia,pink shoes.
Ronald McDonald was my first thought. I love the creativity of it though, it looks like he painted them himself. I think the overall effect would be better without the socks. The colors definitely tie in to the rest of the ensemble but I think the magenta cap toe oxfords are enough.
is that a shorts wearing man seated next to him? i sure do hope so. i completely disagree with the “social primer” who said that menswear has gone to shame with this new look that he claims was jump-started by casual friday. i think casual friday along with metro-sexuals and gay rights movements, was needed in order to allow men to free themselves of the full suit of armor.
I, myself would never consider wearing those shoes let alone buy them and wear them :).. but looking at this guy, it really does suit him.. it makes him look jolly nad happy giving that facial expression :) and i amdire people like him wearing bombastic clothing in public and couldn’t care less about peoples comments in this case, regarding that particular shoe :) i think everyone should wear whatever he/she likes :) its a matter of style and no one is giving the right to judge and comment or make fun of others. if you are comfortable wearing on thing.. another person will feel comfortable wearing another thing :)
Its wonderful to see the guy in the |Mao suit with earings sans the the Mao hat .Now that the chinese are obsessed with western designers this is a nice take on a their cultural reveulution’s contribution to STYLE.Fresh, individual and elegant in Blue.The guy in the second picture is a dime a dozen at any Sfilata.
dear Els, god bless you! to everyone loves that pair of shoes..I know the designer:her name is Els Proost and she’s from Antwerp..and she’s my teacher more than a famous shoes and accessories designer form MArgiela, Armani, Dries van noten…http://www.elsa-antwerp.be/?page=selector
Ohmigoodness, I was scrolling down and saw the gray with the tie and thought “Oh that’s nice..” then I reached his shoes and literally laughed (gleefully of course). That’s what I like, pizzazz that make me smile :-)
wow, what a great guy in the 2nd photo! i can’t help but smile and i’m betting that happens to everyone he meets. on someone else those shoes would be awful, tryhard edgy, but they seem made for this guy. feeling inspired!
A bit too much on the pink-tip shoes? Just looks like he’s trying too hard. Perhaps it would have looked better if the shoes resonated with the conservative top a bit more. Different tie maybe? Anyway, the only way to try is to go out and wear it, kudos for that.
I like most of what he's wearing, but the shoes remind me of clown shoes. The command too much attention and detract from everything else he's wearing a bit too much. Good for him for being daring, but that one detail doesn't work for me.
These shoes are from a little store in antwerp, Belgium called "Elsa".
The label is a collaboration between Els Proost, Belgian ex-shoe and accessories designer for Dries Van Noten, Emporio Armani, Maison Martin Margiela – and Angelo Penazzato, Italian ex-shoe producer for several famous labels such as Costume National, Hussein Chalayan, Angelo Figus and many more.
Craftsmanship and comfort are major points but then in combination with a fashionable amusing twist.