Oh man does he look pretentious. The manbag, driving gloves, and fur only make the more indie pieces, the hat and nose ring, look like two items he wore purely to establish street cred. While I grant that nothing clashes, the whole concept just turns me right off.
Very feminine… however I see a slight balance in that his facial hair, piercings and hat gives him a masculine touch. If “fashion” close the edge equals edgy, then this guy is certainly ‘edgy’ (I do hate using that term, as much as I hate the terms ‘raw’ and ‘organic’, but it really makes sense in this context) Cool guy, his confidence really pulls this off. Tiffany xoxo
Interesting. I usually enjoy the attempt at mixing masculine and feminine attire yet his outfit just doesn’t appeal to me. Perhaps it’s just a little too much going on with the bag and the gloves and the fur and the watch and the hat and the piercings. Men wearing woman’s attire is fine by me. I once saw an attractive woman wearing a pink pea coat, and would have worn it myself if I had the opportunity.
This is to me one of the strongest snapshot of style in a while. “Though most of the elements are derivative..” Of course they are! Everything we wear for the most part is. Is all about choosing the right fit dimensionally and aesthetically for your personality and experiences. Men’s street fashion is usually so devoid of chances that they might as well be anonymous. Love the elements as they are in my closet as well. Need to see the shoes though. Trainers would ruin it for me. As would cuffed high waters. It’s time to raid each other’s closets.
i’m on board for everything but the bag. maybe something more structured would have been better. put all this on a woman and it would be very interesting, but i think even men working an androgynous vibe need to watch out not to overaccessorize.
There is way too much going on here: The bag, the gloves, the watch, the fur collar, the hat, the piercings. They detract from one another. I think if he lost the bag and the gloves, he would seem stylish rather than costumed.
I don’t know whether its the lighting or what not, but it seems very vampiresque to me. The juxtposition of the fur, gloves and hat with the women’s cut and gold (digital?) watch make it really unexpected.
If you’re not a rock star (or somebody who is independently wealthy), is it possible to dress like this? I consider myself to be bold in my dress, but that means wearing trim suits and slim ties to the office…not feminine faux fur jackets.
The outfit has me thinking, to what job is this dude headed? I have to say that his style choices limit him to food service.
ugh the whole look is sooo chic! i love it all! that jacket looks gorgeous! and the bag(balenciaga i think) is gorgeous. every fashion obsessed boy needs a bag. geeez…what do you people expect him to carry….a suitcase?!?! ugh that’d be ewww….
Check out matthewizzo.com or oaknyc.com and you will understand that this guy is not dressed for hanging at a sports bar downing pints with his football mates. He is aware of his limitations for personal eccentricity as are most of the folks in the ensembles on this site. He knows the drill… get it tailored and refine… refine… breathe.. then subtract one more piece. Now I do agree that the gloves work, but lose the watch or vice versa. I think that the watch is to accentuate the goldish tie but it totally gets lost with the glove-watch-cuff action. The nose ring is personal preference but imo.. neh. His face has enough cool accessories with his trimmed facial hair, strong nose, deep set eyes and Jim Dandy Sixteen Candles watza happenin’ hot stuff Duckie top. The bag is very hot! Very Surface to Air.. loving that look for sure. The jacket is very fresh and tailored to his figure… though the watch does hide that fact at sleeves end and doesn’t allow the gloves to add that visual “exclamation point”.
I love everything about this look except the fur on the coat. I feel it’s the wrong shape. I think the collar of the jacket should not be v-lined. But I do have to admit I adore guys that wear handbags (I am a girl), I think it’s very cool. But nevertheless I love the whole thing.
I adore the fur and the driving gloves but not together. The hat, piercings, and watch are magnifique however. As for the bag, well c’mon wouldn’t it look great anytime, anyplace?!! His confidence makes him look cool without looking too try-hard! Love this pic!!
I agree with the “please subtract one thing” comments. I’d take away the bag, the gloves and the face piercings myself. Usually the French are so good at less is more. I think he’s recently arrived in Paris, is overwhelmed and thus trying too hard.