My sister used to paint quite a bit and I loved the way she looked in her mucked up clothes. I used to borrow her painty shirts because I loved the look, however I don't like it when you can buy it in a store. It's kinda dumb, actually. I'm thinking this guy is the real deal. Looks like he grabbed for a shirt that wasn't his as he was running out the door after an all night shag. What I love best about this is that it inspires me to construct a narrative and it's a good photo that does that.
I love this because it hints at the the coming Summer. Michael Ignatieff once wrote a piece in defence of Russian women, based on the idea that a woman revealing herself slowly through all the layers she sheds as she enters a room from the biting Moscow cold, is more alluring & subtle & sexy than a woman tottering down the street in a bikini in L.A. I think there's sexiness in both… but after what seems like a loooong winter, the idea of dawdling on a street corner in a simple shirt & rolled up trousers, seems so free & easy after loading layers on like a pack-horse to protect against the cold. By November I'll long for layers again, but for now this seems like bliss.
So cool and beautiful people can dress like this and all the groupies here will just oogle over him. Come on, an ordinary Jack with a not-so-perfect build would get laughed at. Noting the state of materialism on this site I'm beginning to wonder if he bought the pants 'pre-splotched.' Too bad you won't post this……..
I think it's interesting that people are saying this guy is gorgeous, hot, to die for etc. because you can't really make out his face. It's all in the nonchalant poise, the tanned skin, the stubble, the wiry forearm, the skimpy, undone shirt…er, where was I? Oh yes, he's hot.
I'm not a fan of boating moccasins but if I was driving down the street and saw him I'd probably crash into that very lamppost.
Really good look on this guy. I always envied the people who can get away with paint stained pants -or that sort of stuff- and look as effortlessly cool as this fellow. Also, if I might ad, a refreshing return to street fashion on this (great) blog. Cheers.
I like the look *but its becoming a bit trite when J Crew and D&G pre-paint the pants and T's to reflect the casual "look at me i don't care that paint is on my clothes" hipness. I don't know. Did he just go out and buy everything like this … Urban Outfitters, J Crew etc. ps- I'm bettn the pants were bought like this. Meh….
A little too trendy. The rolled up pants and boat shoes are overdone. I also have an issue with wearing boat shoes if you are not on a boat. I'd prefer one trendy item at a time so as not to overdo it.
I like the fitted shirt and loose pants. Let's hope that's real paint splatter and that he didn't just buy them that way from J.Crew. His cool artist-on-a-break vibe is ruined by the fact that he's texting.
What, he can’t be texting the gallery about selling one of his $100,000 paintings? –or, the hot date he’s got lined up for later on? –maybe just saying “hi” to his mom? C’mon, everybody texts these days! I’d rather he was just texting and NOT smoking, but seems the artsy types love this bad habit… sigh…
Love the look. My boyfriend convinced me, over time, to ditch my baggy shirts and wear something body-fitting, and I'm glad I did–I feel better. Then I look at this photo and realize exactly why that's a good thing.
The boat shoes are just corny, they don't work. Help me understand this — the rest of the attire says he doesn't obsess over his attire, but then he dons boat shoes, which serve no purpose other than to convey some conformity. Please, enlighten me on this . . .
i posted this picture on my blog paint on clothe is so cool when it is actually for real like this sexy guy in new york city i want to see his art ….right? i liked it so much as living in California you do not see so cool guys ….love his combination of painted pant and boat shoes very hot! i miss NY when i see this great style. great attitude at a corner somewhere in soho? i don't agree with anybody who don't like this dude style! meaw…
Great photo, Scott. Love the shirt. Great pants. Great colors. Love the casual aspect. Not a fan of boat shoes, however. This is about as good as they're ever going to look, and his look would be just as cool with a pair of low top converse or even some funky loafers.
Ah, the guy sitting on the steps with everyone mentioning this other photo – with shorter hair. Had not seen this pic before. Yes, I thought it was Scott at first too. Just love his grungy look – totally natural – jealous. I have to work at getting this look. I’m too fastidious I think…