Hey for some reason he get’s away with this look…
I think I am starting to like color more and I might even put on a color I might not have been brave enough to try….
It seems to me that we spend a lot of time trying to keep our HEARTS safe from heart break and we dress to match that sentiment… I say take a chance with our hearts and our fashion…. It may just put a smile on our face everyday…
Carla Sozzani stated today in an interview that fashionistas’ time is over and it’s time to bring back the real classic elegance. According to her men should not go around carrying a turquoise Birkin, printed pants or excessive accessories just to try to be photographed by fashion bloggers. That time is way due…
Even if I’m not a big fan of Ms Sozzani by booking at this picture I could not agree more with her. Those pants are just ridiculous, ill-fitting and the print is very feminine.
Of course elegance is coming back, but it doesn’t mean we have to dress seriously all the time. Fashion is elegance, okay! But is also fun, joke and happiness! Welcome to Late Bloomer.. it’s good to see you!
Love the photograph and this playful print that is in complete contract to his business type nature. It is like he is showing something of himself that he would have otherwise hidden from view!!!! Fabulous.
Well done! This reminds me of something Bill Cunningham said about how dressing with taste is easy, and that expressing individuality well is the hard part. It’s nice to see uniqueness in a sea of tasteful homogeneity. Thanks for sharing it with us.
To me, Devine! But seems lots of the comments so far don’t approve. If a fully grown man wants to conduct his Autumn day in some happy colours cherry blossom pants – so be it. I think we can borrow a line delivered by Julia Roberts (in the movie, Erin Brockovich) “… as long as I have one ass and not two I’ll wear whatever I like …” http://www.enrobe-moi.com
This is not a man I would take seriously in the boardroom or the bedroom, but if I saw him at a party I’d make a b-line for him, because I’m sure fun follows him everywhere and I’d want to bask in it for a little while.
Love the way this reads on the blog with the scrolling down we are all so used to with all this digital media!
Scroll down… Title: Late Bloomer…
Scroll down…. classic cardi….
Scroll down…. great photograph…
Scroll down… BLOOM!
Scroll down… Wow! And you get to enjoy the whole image, with the late blooming and all:)
My first impression was eeeeeek! I also agree with Johnny that he looks like someone who wants to be photographed for a blog. I do not see anything interesting, stylish or brave in this look. Show some more effortless style please, love those!
His buttoned up crisp white shirt and navy cardigan are preppy and smart then BAM floral pants! Gorgeous! Love prints on feminine prints on men worn in an edgy way. Notice they are fitted tho which probably saves them from looking clown, surfer or pyjama like.
OK, when I first saw these, I hated them. Then I scrolled down and read all the comments, which were mostly positive. I feel like a dinosaur for not liking the look. Yes, it’s edgy, yes i’ts courageous, no it’s not in good taste. But I liked the other print pants on the other men you shot, so what gives…?
I admit, the first time I read the headline, I thought it said something quite different. And I realized it was due to the shock or the colorful trousers. Does anyone remember the preppy duck pants? Is this look on the rebound? I am happy to see this gent is free from any preconceived notions related to man-style. Cheers to him!
I like the pattern of the pants, although to me they look like pajamas – yet their color combines well with navy blue and white.
Solution: I would replace his white shirt with one with the pants’ pattern and use navy blue pants (although the shirt would look somewhat “Hawaii”).. Now the dark cardigan and very lightly colored pants make the lower body look too “large” and the torso very small. My 2 cents :)
Those pants: the fabric is called Lumimarja from Marimekko-collection! Beautiful Finnish design and great material to use in clothing as well, though it was originally designed as a decoration textile. That’s the way to wear it.
Scott, as I have been suggesting before, Welcome to Finland – and shop for Marimekko fabridcs (well, yeah you can get it from NYC too). Not that any Finnish guy would ever wear anyhting like these pants. It requiers more courage than any hipster guy here would ever have.
I love to see marimekko print used like this! they have dozens awesome prints, but I think still very rare to see them used with this much courage. Many people used them only for decorating their houses, curtains and stuff.
And as namesake says high up, maybe next time you visit Stockholm, check out Helsinki.. ;)
Nice pants. It seems random to the upper cloth. But,it’s not random at all. Color matches perfectly.Nice choice for navy color too. His pants demonstrate his fashion sense very clearly. Im eager to try this style.