Ugh, no . . .usually I am pretty anything goes (okay, probably less so with men) and while I like some individual elements of these guys' outfits, the big shorts just make them both look like overgrown toddlers. Not good.
i love these. especially the second guy – it looks a bit awkward and he looks a bit confused or like he's been through a helluva time to get to this moment. the feet almost look like they've been photoshopped in from another photo. i love it because it's totally unexpected.
A lot of the men's outfits I see on this site are lovely, but predictably unpredictable — they often make sense in the context of the rest of this site, and probably the rest of the fashion world. But this second guy seems truly beyond the bounds of current fashion. I have no desire of wearing anything like this, but I admire him for his individuality.
So, my reaction to these is hard to pinpoint. Which is great, by the way, that's one aspect I love about your photos and the characters in them. They are unique enough to challenge me. Well, simply put, these two gentlemen's attire challenged me. I don't like them. But I do respect them for the intrigue and the general concept they are going for. Just not quite pulled off in a manner I would prefer. Maybe one of the designer's who reads your blogs could get some inspiration from these and do a better version.
The proportions on the first guy just make him look like he's got the world's stubbiest little legs, so not digging that. Scarf's a bit of all right tho'.
The socks on the second guy make me laugh What's printed on them? Seagulls? Craftygirl shears? Anyway, more proportion there that I find unflattering and unappealing. I like him muchly from the neck up, not all all-ly from the neck down. And I despise the bag.
if i had to sum up the second photograph in one word, it would unfortunately be "TRY-HARD".
I mean, it's brave and has some great pieces (sweater and shoes), but just all together like THAT, with those socks/stockings and lv bag… i just don't know any other word but try-hard. It actually took me a couple of takes of cringing before i saw the "grey-t" sweater and boots. If i was to try this look (loose layers with shorts and high-tops) i would attempt it with less disarray, and maybe that would work. I agree with one of the Anon.'s before me; the concept is great, but the execution is maybe a little off
the Frist guy has an amazing look, got a lot of solid blocking, the second looks unsure of who he is, again the frist looks strong in it, happy with himself, not smug, but sure, good eye for detail love the belt and the scarf
Both of these outfits are disasters in my opinion, though the second man's attention to color/neutrals is refined. The boots are great, the sweater and the bag are great… all together, he appears to be trying too hard.
I really like the first guy's outfit. He kind of looks like he takes some normal styles that you see out here in the west coast–the long shorts and t-shirts and big basketball shoes. I am a girl, but I would love to wear those shoes…haha.
The first guy looks kind of like some CIA operative working in the field in Afghanistan, nothing wrong with that per se. Bold printed scarf, baggy clothes, beard, even his high-tops look vaguely like desert combat boots.