I love the whole assemble: the narrow pants with the boots and the big cardigan. The tousled hair and accessories are so sexy in a very relaxed way. It all looks so fresh and spontaneous…I want to chat with him.
I have been following this blog for quite a while but it is this photo that jolted me up. If this is style then most of my coworkers from the “durbs” will give this guy a run for his money. He looks dirty, unkempt and utterly like your typical slovenly roommate – a person that likes to borrow off clothes because he cannot afford his own. Everything is out mode here, in other words he looks like a slob.
This looks so much more modern to me than what is being marketed to me these days as modern. It’s gutsy, it’s clean, it’s fresh and it’s individual, like it or not and I do like it. But my question is this (since I have always dressed pretty much according to instinct): when you folks in the fashion industry start talking about proportions, what on earth are you talking about??? Please tell me, like you were telling a man from Mars because that is how little I understand. I.E., the proportion of his hair to what??? His boots? Please be really specific but in a way that I can apply universally to ensembles because this is a mystery to me the way you fashion people speak. By the way, lovely blog. Above all you celebrate the human spirit and the way some seem to find life an event and celebrate it even after all they must cope with. Your love and respect for people really comes across. Rock on.
I like that he’s used all the elements seen this year on the runway – Dries van Noten, Dior, etc – with cardigans, skinny pants, boots; but he’s played with scale and made the look his own. Definitely not following the herd, yet moving parallel. And thank god for that hair! Thanks Sart for showing Others.
In many of these comments people define style by how neat and groomed somebody is, but is that IT? Come on!, cologne, bags and ties when labels and money are not flashing? Like suits and expensive shoes are the answer to adult life. That is why most likely the offended are in the consumer world whereas the offenders are fine by being themselves and maybe even setting trends.
seems he thinks he’s much more on top of his appearance than he actually is. and its definitely not improvised- dime a dozen “i look like i know nothing, therefore i am sexy” except that knowing nothing here translates into frump. -ATWR
So if he was a girl, the adventure of playing with hair and proportions will be fine? Can people even see how fashion plays in cultural gender constructs and how those determine the degree of progressiveness on a given place…?
He is HOT! like all tousled hair guys and girls are. Maybe many fail to see how the world moves forward thanks to long haired individuals.
Thank you Vintagent for educating most of the commentators thus far. I’m not one to say that the latest trends are everything but don’t call the guy a slob when he’s wearing the latest trends, because then it is clearly deliberate and in fact he knows whats what. If anything, the studied eye could say he’s trying too hard to achieve the look. But heck, I think he does add some individuality to it and pulls it off quite well.
Suprised by the number of negative comments by the way, very unlike this blog.
He’s certainly relaxed and confident … But it’s either an individualist take on runway trends (see Vintagent’s comment), or just some ill-fitting thrift store clothes haphazardly thrown together in a way that works. The hair is clearly 1970′s retro.
Sart, I know you’re throwing this one in to stir things up a bit. After all, what good would it be if every photo was Paris Vogue quality, generating a uniform chorus of oohs and ahhs? This is so much more interesting. :)
Friendly, neat, and approachable. This says, “I care about my appearance, but I leave room for you.” Some looks while seemingly beyond criticism never really allow you close. He carries himself regally. He looks like a good prince.
I know if I asked this guy, (and I am not from New York), where the subway was, he would not only tell me, he would care that I got there safely.
Some looks say, I care about me to the exclusion of you. This look says, I care about me, but I care about you, too.
My god, why is everyone so upset? Because he’s not wearing a three piece bespoke suit? It’s not a groundbreaking look, but it’s no worse than all those hipster girls the Sart likes posting all the time! You want to be offended by a saggy cardigan? Look at that beige girl from a few days ago! Why hasn’t he combed his hair? Because he doesn’t work in a bank, and because he likes it curlyu and wild and kinda rock n roll… I’m really surprised by the narrow minded reaction here, very unlike the usual…
ITA with Maria’s (at Midnight) and Catherine’s posts. The strange gendered double-standard expressed here makes no sense to me. The ragamuffin look is great for women but horrible for men? As for not looking “sexy,” who cares. I certainly don’t get dressed each day hoping to appear sexy to anyone.
He reminds of all the boys I love…this is such a sydney look to me, most of my guy friends started this…very ksubi inspired…I love the new take on this graphic, very purposeful’devil may care’ subtley high class streetwear…its crazy hot. And this guy wears it well in his attitude and his hair.