I really like the buttons on the side waist of his sweater and the flat front of his pants. i think that the outfit as a whole might have looked better with a different colored sock or a even multicolored one. i think it looks a little bit too forced with the black, too earnest somehow, almost falling into that “trying too hard” category. that’s the only thing that prevents me from loving it.
that said, the way he has put this all together is very graceful and moody. he looks like a modern (mod) Pierrot, like the Saltimbanques that Picasso painted in his early period.
This is an example of parfait/ horizontal visual layering. White, black, grey, black, back to white and topped off with a cherry beanie. You’d think he’d be more cheery dressed up like a slice of black forest cake…then again, he’ dressed up like a slice of black forest cake.
TB would not approve! Mr. Browne’s shortypants arrangement typically plays the vulnerable bare ankle against the heavy shoe. Here with the ankle safely covered and the foot in a soft, unlaced ‘Marc Jacobsy’ shoe, the look seems a bit unfinished and too light at the bottom, as if the gentleman has stepped out in his house slippers.
I’m still not a huge fan of Mr. Browne’s choices for trouser length, but I am more used to seeing it now. Kudos to this chap for doing it his own way, but there’s good information here that it takes both the right proportions and accessories to pull off this look.
The interest in this outfit is in the personal touches. The rolling of the pants. No laces in the shoes. The fact that the shoes are worn. A red hat for a splash of color is what makes it truly interesting. For an obviously planned outfit, it still has a natural style about it.
While I like the crispness of the white shirt and the black and white sweater, this look stops me cold with the cropped gray trousers. Crops on guys just looks awkward to me… I can’t get outside the box on this one.
Once again sir, your eye for color and great composition outshines your subject… Very fashionable individual who seemed to be inspired by the Prada a/w 07 collection. But it’s your composition of his severe graphic outfit against a glowing brick wall that seem to have a life of it’s own, which makes for a fantastic knockout image.
“TB would not approve! Mr. Browne’s shortypants arrangement typically plays the vulnerable bare ankle against the heavy shoe. Here with the ankle safely covered and the foot in a soft, unlaced ‘Marc Jacobsy’ shoe, the look seems a bit unfinished and too light at the bottom, as if the gentleman has stepped out in his house slippers.”
I disagree – if he wore exactly what thom browne shows on the runway then he would be uncreative. He’s taking an established look and tweaking it to suit his own personality. haha- “suit” his own personality
These red toques are all over Vancouver. I always see them worn with a tiny leather jacket, on both guys and girls. I was getting quite sick of the look. However, taken out of that context, it’s a fresh touch of color that I very much appreciate. I’m also a fan of those cropped pants paired with black socks and white shoes. Lovely!
don’t care for the red hat (i hate greyscale plus red–blech–its so eighties in a bad way) or the dirty shoes. if you’re going to wear brave shoes like these, at least make sure they’re clean–everyone will be looking at them!
from the cropped ankle up, yes! from the way too high ankle down, not so much. I like that he is able to pull off white shoes but dislike so much ankle and the black socks. the high water ankles shorten the look.
Definitely influenced by a “Brown”, Charly or Thom, not sure which. Great detail on the sweater. I wonder what the other sleeve looks like ? Hopefully just solid and call it good. All in all, not for me but seems just fine for him. Can picture bare ankle with chunky black/white spectator maybe.
Apart from the beanie, the outfit is surprisingly conservative. I think it’s the pose and the glum expression that makes it seem a little odd. The short pants are not for me, but I’ve said that before and wont go on about it anymore.
Sart, did you take more pics of him? I’d like to see one in a more relaxed pose and maybe even with a smile. I’m sure it would make a big difference. :D
Hmm, may be I should just shut up if I cannot say anything positive. This outfit kept me thinking about it since yesterday!
I think it proofs that an outfit is nothing if the person that wears it has low radiance. this look makes me feel so negative. I am sorry. the pullover, the collar, the worn out trousers, the dirty shoes… IÂ´d like to be more tolerant, but I cant help it.
I donÂ´t understand why my comment was not published: I said that his style reminds me of the street style looks of Helsinki (at hel-looks.com). I am sure those who were inspired by this photo would appreciate this information.
My immediate thought was, “That guy looks just like Elliot Smith!” I think it’s a quaint look that is definitely not for everyone. My favourite bit is the two little buttons on the side of the sweater. Maybe you could hang small items from them?
Love the contrast of the bright red cap and the black sweater, especially with the vaguely sporty/preppy armband stripes. However, the trouser length does NOT work for me. It’s not a capri, it’s not a full pant, what is it?
I really love this look. Many of you thought he had no shoelace, but hes actually does. They are very thin. These Repetto shoes remind me so much of Serge Gainsbourg, one of our gratest singers (I’m French). He used to wear them with jeans, and his beard and cigarette did the rest…
This man might have bought them in Paris, for it’s pretty hard to get them anywhere else in France. But maybe you can find them in the US as well…