Where do I start? My God, he is perfect. There will be many who will say he is too contrived. But sometimes getting all the colors together is the right thing to do, especially when you do it like this! I love to see men doing things with scarves they wouldn't normally do, or think they shouldn't. Why not, I say. Look how wonderful he looks. I love this picture Scott.
I'm always in awe with the style from Asian gentlemen you post, they always stand apart from a crowd. I am a little late but I was very moved by your "Grace" post. I aspire to be a photographer and I have your book I flip through it a little while almost every day. I'm from Mexico and I am going to New York for a couple of days this week, I am constantly thinking about getting to see the places and styles I've seen on your pictures, and maybe if I lucky run into you. Thanks for everything
Excuse me, but I wouldn't wear a shawl and I'm of the age and gender that's supposed to. Shawls aren't practical. They don't keep you warm in cold weather — wool or (better) cashmere scarves around one's neck do. This is just a weird fashion affectation. But in summertime shawls are lovely with sleeveless apparel. They're graceful and fun. I'd like to see either one of these guys wearing a pashmina at a summer party! Something tells me they would never even think of such a thing.
I don't know about this shawl business on men. Unless you're a shepherd or mountain man, you're always going to come across as a poser, amirite? I could wear it as I've been both a shepherd in southern Italy and mountain man in northern Italy. But to see city people imitating the ways of those that are often looked down upon by those that are now mirroring their clothing is LOL worthy.
What's more interesting to me as a trend is the nautical anchor theme on his sweater. Interiors are starting to show a lot of this, as well. Interesting how they're converging. http://modernhaus.blogspot.com/
I love a man with a big scarf, and the "p.1" photo guy is rockin it…but this guy looks too grandmotherly. That shawl would be borderline matronly on a woman, especially tied like THAT. A woman might still be able to pull it off with a dress, but over a chunky sweater? Hang on, let me get my bifocals…… NO. This is not sexy androgyny, this is the worst of both worlds.
Great knit, great layering. As someone who knits, I love both the shawl-collar and the masculine shawl. Once you get past the stereotype of who should be wearing a shawl, they're surprisingly beautiful and versatile on men and women alike.