Tuesday, December 12, 2006

On The Street…..Madison Ave., New York

Brilliant mix of plaid and paisley


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  1. Anonymous

    December 12, 2006 at 5:52 pm

    Well, of course I am reminded of the person who suggested an LL Bean bag instead of Goyard a few shots back! Perfect timing. Personally, I think my big black Goyard shopper w/o stripes is so plain and utilitarian it could have worked here, esp. since this guy looks a a lot taller than me! It is the only butch shape by the way. As always on the sartorialist a great look.

  2. Irish Eyes Enjoyin Sart

    December 12, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    It’s the cousin of the Royale Tanembauns!

  3. Anonymous

    December 12, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    His paisley shirt collar peeking over his sweater whispers sexy.

  4. Anonymous

    December 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    You are the master of mix. I love the scruff, so rough and tumble.
    - Ward

  5. Anonymous

    December 12, 2006 at 8:59 pm

    and the BOAT TOTE in such a vibrant red – LL Bean = awesome.

  6. Anonymous

    December 12, 2006 at 9:39 pm

    Whoops, I meant John Malkovich. Oh dear, the brain is getting old.

    The caveat being, however, that Malkovich wouldn’t be caught with an LL Bean bag as he likely rather make one himself.


  7. Butch

    December 12, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    Well, I like the color and pattern mix, BUT…the jacket is stiff and the pants ill-cut.

    Generally favor guys carrying bags like his, as they are…softening, but here, outside of the nice red stuff, well, this just seems to add confusion….

  8. jonny b. bad

    December 12, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    he looks like dov charney. though he obviously dresses very differently.

  9. jkrnyc

    December 12, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    Just superb in both execution and attitude. Brilliantly played.

  10. Lit

    December 13, 2006 at 1:03 am

    This is an amazing outfit, in so many respects. The plaid jacket, paired with those pants and wonderful shoes are obviously the main players. But then the dash of red on the man-bag (cos that’s what it is), brilliant. Slick smart casual look, I like it a lot.

  11. Anonymous

    December 13, 2006 at 1:36 am

    What I love about this picture is that even the people who are not in focus are dressed well. Quite a change from where I live. That being Christchurhc, New Zealand.

  12. vintagent

    December 13, 2006 at 1:37 am

    I love the whiff of 60′s urbanism about this look; I honestly can’t tell if the jacket and shirt are vintage or Etro (although I suspect they’re both new), and he’s really successfully assembled this idiosyncratic outfit. With his hair and beard, he reminds me of those earnest students who drafted the Port Huron statement! SDS! But the details are thoroughly contemporary, in cut and material. Cool.

  13. Anonymous

    December 13, 2006 at 6:13 am

    What a detail, I consider myself as a blind…

  14. Anonymous

    December 13, 2006 at 7:26 am

    Love men with bags!

  15. Anonymous

    December 13, 2006 at 7:34 am

    The masterstroke is the bright hint of white crew at the neck.

  16. Clovis

    December 13, 2006 at 9:41 am

    He actually pulls off the paisley plaid combo quite well. A difficult task indeed. My compliments to him.

  17. Anonymous

    December 13, 2006 at 11:53 am

    definitely a new favorite of mine… paisley is so wrong, yet so right.

    Love the 80s style aviator, rays?

  18. jkrnyc

    December 13, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    Sandman_gr, look closely at his sweater: it’s not black, it looks like it’s a very dark petrol blue–maybe even with a bit of a marl–with an olive crew neck. The blue is picked up in the paisley and the olive in the darker colors of the jacket AND the paisley. Genius, imho.

  19. Donna

    December 13, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    This boy is indeed FLY!

  20. Anonymous

    December 13, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Great rugged look. I am not sure, but is that a sack coat?

  21. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 7:50 am

    Maybe jkrnyc is right, but it is still too strong a contrast for this style in my opinion.

  22. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 11:44 am

    He looks like a well-dressed lumberjack. :)

  23. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    nice a little paul smith my like !!

  24. Cyrille / [MàR] UrbanBags

    December 20, 2006 at 4:29 am

    This is the first man I see with a bag …. do men not carry bags in the big A ?

  25. jim jam

    February 11, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Nicely considered look

  26. james arthur tancred

    April 4, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Witty ensemble, the bag is neither here nor there, in fact it is wonderfully unself-concious, and not at all studied, which is good.
    His hairstyle and beard are brave, but they work bacause he is an individualist. Well done.

  27. Anonymous

    November 27, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Nice look. I agree with the comments on the individualism of the wearer. Great eye.


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