Love his rough & tumble look. My dad always wore woolen jackets like that, so I have a bit of a soft spot for them. If those are Blundstones he's wearing, you can go anywhere & do anything in those shoes! I love mine. He's somehow reminding me of Heath Ledger though… which makes me feel a little sad.
May be 'cutting edge' for NYC 20-somethings, but, come on, it's an everyday sight where I live. Are those some sort of $400 trendy designer jeans or something? Does he ever take his cigarette case…or whatever that is…out of his pocket?
He looks authentic, like a true working artist. I love the aged patina of his jeans, and the cell phone/wallet imprints. That takes some doing. Sort of vintage 'California Gold digger style'. It says "this is how I really live' not some contrived attitude towards 'chicness'.
The jacket says "its cold"! The shoes say "this is how I live/work comfortably". The paint splatter brings an attitude, that is just … built in! I am secretly wondering what his hair is like, beneath the cap. Is is curly, slicked back or cut short. He does have a bit of Heath Leger to him.
He also looks like he can fix a tire and start a fire!
Scott, I wrote about you on my blog 'Scott Schuman behind the camera'.
Fantastic jacket, looks like vintage, certainly not the kinds of fabric you see every day. I see people loving the imprint of his cell phone and wallet. For such lose-fit jeans, I suspect he might have done the sandpapering for effect, although it does look cool. Great outfit overall! Jorge from WPB
Ruggedly Handsome; stylish in a proletariate kind of way. I love that he really gets a lot of use from his garb, especially his Blunnies. And the way he nonchalantly cuffed his wonderfully faded jeans is very appropo in this context. He just has a certain ease about his style, with which I'm sure he makes no big deal. It appears that he smokes, which I appreciate, although I'm only a social smoker when I drink…a lot! Anywayzzz…I appreciate his sense of style, and therefore, himself.
I love this all-American look. Classic, yet the details are so modern. The vintage wool coat in a one a kind teal, the jeans perfectly faded (with years of… ipods in his front pockets?) AND rolled in a carefree manner, paint-splattered boots, and a hood-like hat. Perfect example of working man's casual with today's crush on vintage.
Its so annoying when some of the commentators write things like "This isn't fashion." ! EVERYTHING THAT IS WORN IS FASHION!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING THAT IS WORN IS FASHION!!!!! Why don't people understand that something doesn't have to be worn by celebrities in People Magazine or by Audrey Hepburn in a classic film for it to be fashion?!
This guy looks interesting and great- Regardless of how "normal" "plain" or "regular" this looks.
Some of the people who comment angrily on this things probably are the most mundance people, who are jealous and shouldn't be talking.
GREAT LOOK, GREAT PHOTOGRAPH, BEAUTIFUL COLORS. Enough said!
Im bothered by how some readers can never be satisfied! In the NY Times article they say you take to many photographs of Anna Del Russo and white women and fashion shows- And yet here you are taking a beautiful photograph of a very interesting unusually dressed man, and they say its not exciting enough!
oh come on……forget the clothes; this guy's looks manage to stand out, even though he is well covered up. He's sexy ; ) not too pretty; but very manly, like someone said before; the kind of man that would build you a fire.
Love the expression on his face and his nature so comfortable. But what I really want to know is how you find these perfect backgrounds in complimentary colors and muted tones of the same bright teal, on the same street as your subject. It's as if you see the setting and then ask this wonderful creature- "Will you stand over there please?"…. wow. …you are truly a painter of form and color and spirit!
I really can't pay attention on what he is wearing, really… He is so handsome! the only thing I can think right now is how to UNDRESS him… oh lord, look that face.He can wear a potato sack and he will be totally hot.And WAIT.all that and I just saw his face…
Re. "Everything that's worn is fashion" )that would be the commentator who needs ALL CAPS to be heard): Yes, true. But there is interesting fashion and dull fashion; I–many of us–find this division/disagreement fascinating, and believe that dissenters should not be shouted down any more than we should establish a dress code, whether of the interesting fashion nor the dull.
Someone commented that this is not fashion. Maybe this isn't "fashion" but he certainly has "style". There are tons of men that wear dirty jeans and beat up shoes, and they don't come out looking like this!! I think it's a pack of smokes. The edges are too hard to be a wallet, and too pronounced to be an iphone.
Great to see a guy back. The comments fascinate me…we all judge so much. He bought the jeans, wore them in, they're new, he bought them like that, he sanded them.. The pocket wear is cigarettes, a wallet, an iphone…its so great/its so uncool!He's "original", "authentic", "ordinary", "normal"… he's a cool painter, no he worked for Ralph, its all planned and contrived… Look at the paint on his beaten up boots!…he just bought them like that… He can light a fire n change a tire…no, he works in a fashion house. One picture – a hundred different impressions (that maybe lost if we knew the 'real story' I guess that's why we come back Scott, don't ever change! :-)
yeah yeah, love the look and the photo is fantastic (just like all the other looks and photographs that i have become addicted to) but what i want to know is ; is that an ipod or a packet of cigatrettes in you pockets?or both?or are you just happy to see me?
Reminds me of Walton Ford, whom I went to RISD with, but this guy doesn't look like he's in his fifties. He's got a great painter style though, so maybe it is, and time has been good to him, just as the muses have!
read a few comments wondering about the shoes. i think they are blundstones, australian work boots, they are lightweight but made of sturdy, waterproof leather. i highly recommend them for muck or everyday uses.