I’ve been meaning to ask you, did you enjoy your trip to HK and Beijing (with an emphasis on Beijing ;D)? Did you feel that fashion and style were somehow stifled at all in east Asia?
The reason I ask is because many opinions converge on one general viewpoint–that Asian fashion is incomparable to the innovations that western designers have been able to churn out. Yet I feel that that is hardly true, and your photos prove it. I was just wondering if you were inspired by Asia as much as you seem to be inspired by New York and Paris. I hope so!
What a mix of clothes.In some cases and on someone the army jacket or pants look cool,but in this one no. I donÂ´t think he payed very much attention to what he is wearing.ThatÂ´s ok. But why the photo? DonÂ´t get it.
okay, this guy is totally hot (and he knows it, yet it isn’t *terribly* unattractive in this case). a little sloppy? sure, but who cares? at least he put some effort into it. i am kinda over camo, but whatever…
trip, I’ve got a custom Brooks shirt with a club collar and I was extremely disappointed. The ends weren’t totally round, they were beveled! Ugh. At any rate, I’m going to RL for club collars from now on – they have a green plaid one that looks pretty sweet.
Long time reader, first time commenter. I’ve always enjoyed your work, and your column in GQ is exactly what the magazine needs more of (i.e., less runway, more real life). I’ve dabbled in fashion myself over the years, and as a writer, it’s a decent way to earn a buck, though I eventually tired from the snotty coworkers, etcetera, which is neither here nor there.
I don’t mean to detach from what I consider to be the overall overpraise that occurs in the comments section of this blog, and I know this gentleman is your friend, but really? I mean, really? The tie is too large for the collar, giving him a “I’m wearing Daddy’s clothes” kind of appeal, I suppose. Additionally, baseball hats on anyone over 25 is tired, ditto for novelty, overpriced, hipster ones. All that aside, love the club collar, but don’t think it’s an especially rare or hard to find item. This guy’s look is standard issue SoHo yuppie and/or Williamsburg and late to the party.
Now, I don’t mean to be this curmudgeonly, but I’m disappointed. Suppose I thought I’d share. Love your photography, wish you held men’s fashion to higher standards.
for MMS 6:04 please reread the GQ article that accompanied this photo The whole idea is that he often wears clothes that he likes to complain about – it is actually quite funny and much more charming than someone who is always trying to simply impress with their clothing selections
mr. mort- aka mordechai is my brother. He is fond of hats, even when they need to go. Never has taken it as far as R.Simmons,thank God. As your host indicated- it is what bothers him that drives him to wear the item(s). Like eating food you can’t stand so that you don’t over eat- it’s his own way of not over indulging into the culture he loves and wears on his collar.
My husband and I laughed until we had tears in our eyes when we read the caption that accompanies the photo in GQ. Freakin’ brilliant! Monsieur Mort is utterly unique…other people’s tastes and opinions be damned. Clearly his most interesting style-related dialogue is with himself — the rest of us just need to watch and learn.
as i fond reader of this blog, i am happy to see a familiar face from the underground ny art scene…not to mention he’s a cute jewish boy. i stumbled upon his photos a while back (possibly through aNYthing/pegleg??…cannot remember…) either way, this post is a perfect combo for a fashion- loving jewish girl. a date would be the perfect end result :)
Very good colour coordination – I’ve worn similar but with camouflage trousers and blue blazer. However, the enseble would require some structure. For example, if the jacket would have a more tailored fit and if he would wear chukka/desert boots, it would look really good. Thanks Sartorialist!