Other than the great lighting of the photo, which already was commented on, I love the well-worn clothes, and that the pattern of the vest and pants almost, almost match. Sadly, I believe Mr. Lagerfeld has already used up the fan trick to the point that whenever many of us see fan-in-front-of-face we think of either a Maja de Espana or him. Love the Marais but lately it seems to me more of a moneyed enclave than the creative paradise it used to be. Jorge from W Palm Beach
It’s clear from the title that this shot is of a male, but what I like most is the initial androgyny. I think this look would work equally as well on a man or woman–I absolutely love that. No doubt, Judith Butler would be punching the air with gender-neutral triumph.
My favorite piece of this look is the hat, I think.
I don’t like the vest worn without a shirt underneath (it just looks hot and sticky that way), but wow, I’m loving this rich combination of colors and textures! This is something that could be worked with, the small details that would make it just perfect. I can picture this fellow in front of an easel, painting en plein aire.
I really love how complimentary the different widths of the color/stripes in the vest are with the color/stripes in the pants despite being separate items (i.e., not of the same suit). It’s a great conservative contrast to his menagerie of accessories.
The lighting, the colors, the black background–wonderful. I like the way the sliver of the mustard-colored shirt under the vest peeks out at the sleeve against that gorgeous blue and picks up the yellow of the gloves.
Excellent. I love Paris, i love the parisians (megalomania.. but i’s true :) ). People are surprising and amazing, even if we are snobing when we are in a bad mood or pressed.. Are the Parisians modest ? Hehe.