I know a lot of people are going to say that it looks like he forgot his pants this morning- but I think he looks like a wacky-inventor type, like the dad from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, but younger. For some reason… I think it looks good.
Great photo, Sart! This is a case where the different elements are much more successful than the outfit as a whole. The blazer, the plaid shorts, the black oxfords, the narrow tie, the hornrims — these are some great pieces. I wouldn’t necessarily wear all of them together at the same time, as this young man has done, but to each his own.
You should have shot this against a phone booth–he looks very much like he was caught changing into super scotsman–from Clark MacKent. Very hot, I would prefer it if his shirt was all tucked or all not tucked. Refreshing to see plaid shorts looking so good.
Finally the runway meets the street. It’s like you see so many GREAT looks on the runway, but so few people ever readapt a ‘major look’ into a day to day aesthetic that could actually turn heads like this dandy does. Shorts with brogues are so under-utilized. This outfit is a perfect ten – down to the black “no show socks”. Even this look could knock Thom Browne’s flood watchers off…..
On first glance, I thought this look was pretty cute. Second glance…well, he looks like he forgot to put his pants and socks on before he left home, and is wearing plaid boxer shorts. Third glance, how about some short fiction: Her husband came home unexpectedly and he had to leave very quickly via the fire escape!
Two words: No likey. I agree with Mcgee, this look is too consciously rumpled to be authentic. The guy has great legs though, but if I saw him on the street I’d think, “pul-leez, Louise.” And the half-tuck thing is just horrible in general. I can almost accept it with a T-shirt and a great belt buckle but even that is kind of pretentious.
this is great. he must have had a wild week before getting up that morning, asking himself what he should wear and put that together. it looks like the culmination of several steps toward fashion anarchy. not for the novice.
don’t care for the half tuck and, yeah, the shorts look like boxers, which is too back, because everything else is excellent. you might be less likely to notice him a normal pair of pants, but he really would look better.
Is he a poster-boy for Band of Outsiders? i believe the tie and the jacket are of that brand. I love everything but the demi-tuck. it looks too calculated and over-wrought. With a full tuck the look would be awesome. I dig the whole dress shoes and shorts thing. It’s grown up yet playful.
For me he pulls it of because he’s tucked in his shirt nicely and matched with the right tie, but it’s kind of a strange look, yes. Just wanted to say that i loved your shoot for UK Elle “Style in the City”, you got a very natural look even though the models were sporting dior bags and prada shoes. Great job!
again, he looks like he’s a member of that group of guys you photograph who keep forgetting to put their pants on before leaving the house…especially w/ the untucked shirt. (it just doesn’t work for me)
Amateurish? Yes, I think most of the commenters on your blog are not fashion professionals. Isn’t that part of the point? It’s not just about the shorts with dress shoes look, it’s that they’re a plaid that is very reminiscent of boxer shorts. They just are.
Obviously this isn’t the “he just rolled out of bed” look. You can tell that he took time to look like this otherwise he wouldn’t be carrying that hefty leather bag along with the woody allen glasses and artsy look of it all. He knows what he’s doing, he’s stepping out of the norm and I commend him. Also he has great man legs, why not show them off.
yes!! too studiously disheveled! that’s exactly the sentiment i was searching for, mcgee. brilliant. the shirt completely turned me off to the other elements that i would have been open to. it’s a bit costumy, sort of “naughty schoolboy” (oh someone else said that, too), and the shirt sent it over the edge.
and i did not get boxers from this. more like kilt, which is kind of whimsically interesting, athough i’m sooo glad it’s not actually one. blue and black working together well. and i like the hunter green behind him.. kinda completes the color scheme.
but definitely, Team Tuck! i’m resistant to be too supportive because of the affectation oozing from that irksome shirt.
suspect: in some areas (Manhattan, the upscale bit of Stockholm) people are now running around with nothing to do, their only hope to be captured by the Sartorialist in one of his increasingly commercially oriented forays. Plaid in full!
ciaofrommilan. the guy looks excellent btw: arty-Sarty is what I’d call his style.
consider this: i have seen the sartorialist at work and most of his pics are snapped on the fly… they are not posed, styled, composed etc.. they are done quickly (and honestly if you will)
re all the “studiously disheveled” comments – this pic was taken on 10th ave, after the thom browne show at NY fashion week.(i saw the subject sitting in the front row) if memory serves it was over 90 degrees that day. trudging thru nyc in that kind of heat may naturally produce some sort of dishevelment?
and yes – some folks do wear blazers with shorts, and to me these look vinatge (not American Eagle)
i say well done; at the least we have all taken the time out of our lives to comment about it and so if only for that i applaud.
it’s not a bad look, if perhaps a bit off season.the accessories… wouldn’t this have worked better with a pair of beat-up, low cut off white chuck taylors and a more classic canvas tote with navy blue handles?
This dude is trying too hard. I hate when an outfit just doesn’t make sense, because if it’s hot enough to wear shorts, then why would you wear a jacket. It’s one thing to wear a long-sleeved T-shirt with shorts at night down the shore, but it’s too unbalanced.