Monday, May 1, 2006

On The Street…..Midtown, NYC

Of course, I love the look but this photo is all about the crazy lighting in that spot, at that moment.


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  1. amillionpieces

    May 1, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    ‘fraid I can’t get with the short formal trouser thing. It’d be a great look otherwise, but I think that ruins it…

  2. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    It really looks as if his suit is too small and way too short!
    I like the Thom Browne look and everything, but a guy this good-looking and who obviously has a great bod for fashion would look better in another look, perhaps an outfit in a diffrent proportion.

  3. Shopaholic D

    May 1, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    I love the contrast of his funky hair against the formal suit – kinda reflects the contrast of the light and dark areas of the photo…or maybe that’s too deep…lol!


  4. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    This is just too extreme to have real style. It’s like the whole purpose is to get away with something.It doesn’t flatter the already good looks of this gentleman.

  5. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    doesn’t he know that he should not use hot water when washing delicate stuff? you know when my dad wore shark suit back in the 60′s it did not look like this. the lenght of trousers were still normal not capris lenght.

  6. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    Here we go again…don’t know if I have the energy….

    I just hope the TB side wins.

  7. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    please, gentlemen, instead of babbling, offer your own vision, which would be different from just saying “yeah, it should not be capri”, etc” What should it be then? What particular length of pant and look would you propose? Decide and wear it

  8. brandy

    May 1, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    i. love. this. look.
    he is gorgeous.
    the suit is gorgeous.
    retro yet modern…A+++

  9. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 8:33 pm

    This suit has nothing to do with TB!

  10. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    The suit IS definitively TB. Therefore,I do believe that it has something to do with TB.

  11. Get Smart

    May 1, 2006 at 8:59 pm

    I like his overall look, but I’m more of a TB fan when the trousers are cut with no break, just at the shoe..rather than the extreme hi-water that is TB’s “signature”

  12. amy

    May 1, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    the lighting is absolutely beautiful.

  13. sid v.

    May 1, 2006 at 9:53 pm

    It’s obviously a reformed 77 punk look (think bondage pants). Not bad, but I doubt he dresses like that very often.

  14. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    hello anonymous 08:27 pm please refer to anonymous 08:59 pm comments. i aggree with that person’s statement that the lenght of the trousers should just be touching the shoes and no break. if you need more info rent the original dragnet. when dragnet came out this was the era when shark skin suit was in style.

  15. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    The lighting is indeed very nice! My problem with the pants isn’t so much the length, as it is the way they look to be draping around the thighs, almost as if they were pulled down too low on the hips. He should pull them up an inch and they will look like the Prada fox hunting/equestrian look they’ve been doing occasionally since the late ’90s…

    This is one of the more extreme TB looks I’ve seen, as far as inseam goes. And although I wouldn’t wear it myself, I don’t find it offensive or distasteful. Definitely agree with the above post linking it to a sort of punk style, and it certainly isn’t as aggressive as bondage pants, so maybe we should be pleased.

    It’s hard to tell in the photo, but are those combat boots or is the shoe just blending in with the sock in the shadows? I’ll pretend they are combat boots in any case, as I would find that to be an acceptable pairing with pants this length…or John Lobb Jodhpurs.

  16. Anonymous

    May 1, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    This fellow does dress in similar fashion most days…and far more extreme (“extreme” is a relative term). I believe he’s the TB specialist for Bergdorf. With that said he definately makes TB his own…and hats off to BG for recognizing this guys incredible style.

  17. idonothingallday

    May 2, 2006 at 12:50 am

    that is great hair but he has my problem with suit pants.

    i’m 6’5 and everytime i sit in my suit pants they ride up like im preparing for a flood.

  18. fashmoda

    May 2, 2006 at 3:05 am

    I think it is Thom Browne.
    The jacket ist great, the trousers a bit to short.
    Nevertheless, great style. A pearl within the ocean of uniformity.

  19. a.

    May 2, 2006 at 3:41 am

    he reminds me of that guy who used to head up a rock band but now does children’s music… anyone know who i’m referring to? cute, esp. due to the hair.

    tb/not tb – j.f.c. who cares??? would people please stop posting only to say that they hate some particular (designer’s) look? that is so boring and repetitive. i can get it from the stupid “what’s in/what’s out” pages in so many bad fashion mags. this site is all about what people and how they really dress and not what’s in or out or hot or not.

  20. Lola is Beauty

    May 2, 2006 at 7:36 am

    T.B? Oh Thom Browne. Well Mr Sartorialist you have a lot of anonymouses there.
    Cute guy, great hair, trousers just look too short, he’s wearing socks and shoes not boots – doesn’t work for me, maybe he has a bike?
    If I saw him on the street I wouldn’t be looking at his ankles! But when I eventually did we would have to have words…

  21. Swagger

    May 2, 2006 at 7:37 am

    The pants are so high they are almost too “capri” which should be reserved for women.

  22. Brian

    May 2, 2006 at 7:52 am

    I really like the over all effect, thin close to the body with symbolic formal aspects to keep it proper for midtown. He wears it very well.

  23. amillionpieces

    May 2, 2006 at 9:06 am

    Who cares if it is or isn’t TB, surely the question is if it is or isn’t stylish in this situation?

  24. Anonymous

    May 2, 2006 at 9:09 am

    Hans, I love you baby, looks good!

  25. ceepeeindeecee

    May 2, 2006 at 10:02 am

    a thought: why cant men’s style be “evolutionary”?

    why cant men’s style be open to a few personal eccentricities and quirks? we all have them, from brazenly colorful socks to outre cufflinks and intellectually cut shoes. mens suitings have to reinvent themselves somehow, and its been in such subtle ways-usually in the width of a lapel, the number of buttons on a coatfront, the length of the coat torso…and so we have someone trying the length of a pant and sleeve as options in “evolving” or “re-viewing” the silhouette of the suit. someone has to do it, otherwise, its all a bleak Jos A Bank and mens wearhouse future from here on in, gentlemen (and ladies).

  26. EG

    May 2, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    I have met this man. He is the Thom Browne rep at Bergdorf Goodman. This past Sunday, I spent my one day off in my favorite place on the planet (BG Mens 3rd floor). I ment this lovely gentleman there this sunday while perusing the Adam Kimmel rack and we had a most engaging conversation about the glory contrasting seam tape. He took me over to the Thom Browne section where I found out he is the Thom Browne rep. And even though I looked a hot mess from the night before, he let me manhandle all of Thom’s brilliant work.

    To those philistines in this thread whose observations include the facile abjectives “small” and “short”, I, humbly, offer a term that could help you sound a bit more erudite. The word is “SILHOUETTE”. Thom Browne has allowed american designers the freedom to seriously play with, ahem, SILHOUETTE.

    Please inform yourself of the history and context in which these suits are designed.

  27. seawallrunner

    May 2, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    a. – do you mean They Might Be Giants?

    I am neither here nor there about the look of the man in the photo, but I agree with you Sartorialist about the photo – the lighting, the energy of people coming and going all around the standing man, the lines of the building and of the street. Beautifully shot.

  28. The Sartorialist

    May 2, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    Dan Zane? isn’t he the guy with crazy hair that does kids songs

  29. Anonymous

    May 2, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    I love this guys look, very weel done!
    beautiful shot as well!

  30. FishrCutB8

    May 2, 2006 at 4:38 pm

    I agree with swagger. It looks like he was trying decide between wearing short longs or long shorts and decided to split the difference and throw on a pair of capris.

    I’m also reminded of the recent New Yorker cover with the guys aged 20-50 all dressed the same, with the courier bag, just like this gentleman. I’d like to see somebody do something different with bag-style. I like the look of vintage leather, but with an outfit like this, maybe a slim briefcase in classic black or even silver…

    Not a big fan of the hair either..just me, though.

  31. Anonymous

    May 2, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    O.k. so the suit is TB, but perhaps it just doesn’t translate so well on this guy, to my eye, at least.
    I mean, everyone can’t wear everything, even tall,chic dudes.
    Perhaps if the pants were a little longer and a touch slimmer around the hips… just a suggestion…

  32. tee

    May 2, 2006 at 8:44 pm


  33. Anonymous

    May 3, 2006 at 12:13 am

    I like TB.
    This guy looks cool.
    But one thing sort of bothers me: if I see this guy walking down the street, I would think, “Thom Browne”.
    Great for TB marketing but the “uniform” TB? I’m not sure? I don’t know, maybe it’s the tie being the same fabric as the suit or the standard TB details (implying that it all came from the same designer). Don’t get me worng, I get inspired by designers all the time, but I do like to see guys/gals mix-it-up to the point I don’t recognize any overt designer influence. And when I walk down the street, I see them. This cool guy works for TB so it’s understandable. I do love the shadows in this photo. wow…

  34. Anonymous

    May 3, 2006 at 1:34 am

    I really like his hair style & pants. For every guy who’s the same age as this TB-guy and tall, you gotta have the pants!

    I really like it when guys are wearing something beyond the “common-rule”.


  35. gerald

    May 3, 2006 at 3:14 am

    I like the trousers…very prada too, no?

    (PS. TB isnt the only one to do these, this/and or past seasons mk?)

  36. a.

    May 3, 2006 at 5:54 am

    yesyesyes the sartorialist got it, dan zane. :-) he does have that sorta hair, yes?

    anyway, i say HEAR HEAR to CPinDC’s comments. evolution, not stagnation!

  37. kerri anne

    May 3, 2006 at 5:56 am

    And about the slightly too short pantalons he is most assuredly rocking.

  38. Anonymous

    May 4, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    I like how how he is standing so still and soft-spotlighted and all the others in the picture are running away for the edge.

    – desertwind

    PS – Memories: The Jam and Blondie 1977. Woof!

  39. Hilde

    May 4, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    In Holland, we call this the “high tide at Scheveningen” look. (Scheveningen is a beach town) :-)

    What would be the NY equivalent of that?

  40. Anonymous

    May 8, 2006 at 10:47 am

    gosh….. LOVE this look!!! super duper COOL :)

  41. - O S A K A -

    May 9, 2006 at 4:54 am

    great snapshoot too!!

  42. Anonymous

    May 19, 2006 at 3:33 am

    Two words….Bella Figura.

  43. abigail

    July 13, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    any idea where i can get a less expensive version of this suit? my boyfriend would look great in this suit.

  44. Anaïs

    September 29, 2007 at 2:26 am

    I need his phone number….
    N-O-W !!!!

    Perfect style, perfect face…
    Oh yes…And perfect light! ;-)


  45. judith

    August 10, 2012 at 12:06 am


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