Saturday, February 28, 2009

On the Street……Off the Odeon, Paris

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  1. Harbinger

    February 28, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Can’t see him on the pitch at the Stade de France!

  2. Rene Schaller

    February 28, 2009 at 8:48 am

    love his fur collar

  3. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I simply love men in women’s jackets.

    I do wonder how his hat stays put. The different period references and mixing of male/female garb makes this totally funky. Me likey!

  4. L

    February 28, 2009 at 9:07 am

    So chic. Love the watch (I want one!) and the Balenciaga bag…

  5. Stefan

    February 28, 2009 at 9:07 am

    something about this whole ensemble, to me, is much too effeminate. I like my men to pull off the feminine touch with an edge.

  6. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

    LOVE his bag and faux fur collar.

  7. mateo

    February 28, 2009 at 9:23 am

    loved it, a lot of personality

  8. suzanne nelson

    February 28, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Fabulous! I love everything about this!

  9. le

    February 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

    fantastic!

  10. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

    OMG! Quelle type. Really one of the boys, all right. I’ll bet he eats lots of carrots.

  11. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

    the fur coat is a stunner! also I love the “dandy” finishing touches, like the driving gloves and the watch…

    At any rate, is is just me or is there a trend growing for gentlemen handbags? I didn’t see so may of them around only a couple of years ago…

  12. David Y.

    February 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

    so smart looking, love this look!

  13. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 10:45 am

    He’s trying too hard. Subtract any one thing (hat, nose ring, watch, fur collar, gloves or bag) and the rest would work.

  14. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

    He’s good-looking, but I don’t care for the femme look on gentlemen.

  15. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 11:01 am

    if you think there is anything redeeming about this you have officially lost your mind.

  16. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 11:14 am

    great style!!! very edgy, but still retaining many classic elements. that fur wouldn’t work for everyone, but i think he pulls it off quite nicely. i want his bag.

  17. saintvenus

    February 28, 2009 at 11:15 am

    I kept looking at his gold watch and the holes on the gloves. This area is intrguing.

  18. Zoë Fullen

    February 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I immediately thought of Charles Darwin in The Fall.

  19. lionelcrunkk

    February 28, 2009 at 11:55 am

    more men need to wear fur

  20. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    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.

  21. Anouck

    February 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Wow, this is stunning. He looks amazing.

  22. MELANIE

    February 28, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    amazing.

  23. MELANIE

    February 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    amazing.

  24. Amor de Cosmos

    February 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    My late dad’s hat. My late mom’s coat. My daughter’s purse. My old driving gloves – I wondered where the heck they went! Given all that familiar stuff, I should like this look better than I do.

  25. The Shopaholic

    February 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Hummm ! Canoooon ! :)
    J’adore ses gants à la Karl Lagerfeld :)

  26. Cathriin

    February 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Wow, I’m utterly in love.

  27. an

    February 28, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    how glamorous! the glint of his watch and the gleam of the fur coordinate seamlessly, and the gloves are very lagerfeld-esque.

  28. an

    February 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    how glamorous! the glint of his watch and the gleam of the fur are seamlessly luxuriant. also, his gloves are incredibly lagerfeld-esque.

  29. Zez

    February 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    um…….no.

  30. Jordan

    February 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    This is genius.

  31. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I like this but I think the fur is a little too much

  32. The Burlap Smack

    February 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    o dear, there’s a bit of a “i just robbed grandma’s closet” vibe here.

  33. Liz

    February 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Wow! I love how he takes feminine elements–the gloves, the fur collar, the way his hats perches just so–and makes it his own. He’s both androgynous and genderless. I love all of it!

  34. Carolina Lange

    February 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Chic!

  35. diane

    February 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I’m sorry, but no.

  36. Stephanie

    February 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    A glamorous bohemian dandy…I like his style!

  37. Joao

    February 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    OMG HE LOOKS LIKE ME! love it, i only hope I pull off this look as well as he does

  38. ell

    February 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    beautiful photo. i love the desaurated colour.

  39. EJ

    February 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    wowza

  40. KatieB

    February 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bag, i must get one!

  41. thestyleadvisor

    February 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    He definitely has a cool vibe. Although it is far from classic styling, at least he is playing around with style in his own way, and having fun.

  42. Cheryl

    February 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, he’s cool looking, someone definitely determined to be his own person. Or he’s a really good poser.
    Cheryl

  43. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Love the Bal.

  44. positively the same dame

    February 28, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Quentin Crisp would approve!

  45. nikkimoose.

    February 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    fucking brilliant

  46. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    On some people the fur and the accessories together would be too much–but this man put it together well! Perhaps such a handsome fellow gets to wear whatever?

  47. Anonymous

    February 28, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    a little guy in granny’s clothes…granted a rich granny…hence fashionable?…he’s been doing it since he is five…it’s his nature…

  48. The Stiletto Effect

    February 28, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Amazing style!
    Su

  49. princess glee

    February 28, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Tres feminin, non?

  50. tofuscloset

    February 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    hello balenciaga!! what a beauty

  51. Anonymous

    March 1, 2009 at 2:12 am

    my gloves!!

  52. John Christopher

    March 1, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I would really like to know how that hat is staying on.

    I thought this was an intriguing look.

    I like androgyny.

  53. just me

    March 1, 2009 at 5:03 am

    I shouldn’t like this but I do. There’s not enough bravery in mens wear these days. Nothing but sportswear or suits can get so dull.

  54. Anonymous

    March 1, 2009 at 6:53 am

    il est sensationnel.

  55. Ramzy A. Masri

    March 1, 2009 at 6:59 am

    He’s definitely teetering on overdone. Still intriguing though. Mens fashion should look like one puts it on with care and taste, but then forgets all about it.

    He hasn’t forgotten all about it.

  56. Jack Daniel

    March 1, 2009 at 7:34 am

    This is one original styles dude.

  57. Anonymous

    March 1, 2009 at 8:54 am

    So decadent ! I love it…

  58. fuckfashion

    March 1, 2009 at 9:06 am

    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

  59. goldmaedchen.

    March 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    wow, that is one attractive guy.
    love the piercings.

  60. Diana

    March 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Vive la boheme! Love it!

  61. Anonymous

    March 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I like the fur collar…this man is not looking to be accepted, he just wants room to be who he is. He commands the space he occupies everywhere he chooses to be. Smart.

  62. Simon Green

    March 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Like the look , though most of the elements are derivative, hate the driving gloves, don’t like the fur..

  63. IanW

    March 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    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.

  64. Marina

    March 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Magnifique, the fur is wonderful.

  65. Kieran

    March 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I love this ..amazing!
    I appreciate the facial hair and piercings, without it this look could be lost on a man -but surely he could pull off anything. Cool gloves too

  66. Ausrine

    March 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I love everything about his outfit
    -a

  67. Louise

    March 1, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Love the zany Frenchness of it.. where else would someone get away with testing the waters so well..

  68. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 2:06 am

    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.

  69. catherine pri

    March 2, 2009 at 4:04 am

    <3 this

  70. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Would love to get a look at the high heels he’s wearing.

  71. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 11:41 am

    would’ve been spectacular minus the piercings..

  72. Amber

    March 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    For some reason he strikes me as completely masculine. There are many feminine edges yet none of them are strong enough to over power his masculinity. Beautiful

  73. David

    March 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    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.

  74. Dhppy

    March 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    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.

  75. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    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.

  76. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    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.

  77. TONY

    March 2, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    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….

  78. Anonymous

    March 2, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    punkesque style with the septum ring and the hat n gloves.

    that bag sure whatever floats ur boat..

    but that fur coat/collar is soooo hideous

    i say go wit a leather biker jacket

  79. J.Maestri

    March 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    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”.

  80. Malik

    March 3, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Not many men have the confidence to [tastefully] pull off a women’s Balenciaga bag.

  81. Mandy

    March 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    fuckin fabulous.

  82. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 7:45 am

    yep, its a lariat ….i have the same bag in purple.

  83. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 10:42 am

    not my type of look

  84. Paris Insider

    March 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Wow! He is on the cutting edge of Paris fashion here! Charlie Chaplin meets Michael Jackson and Cruella DeVille. Is that a nose ring? A little hint of Hot Topic as well.

  85. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Sorry, too fem in my eyes. But he´s got balls to wear it!

  86. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 11:51 am

    He is very affeminate but oh so sexy lol

    needs a tatto or 2 on his neck are though then it would complete this man’s hotness lol

    and maybe a black gauge

    but wow very very sexy man we got here

  87. IRENE

    March 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

    oh no, yikes!

  88. Clément Louis

    March 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Oh my god ! IS JUST PERFECTION !
    I love the furs this piercing ! rock and roll touch !

    Clément louis

  89. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    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.

  90. johanna

    March 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    brilliancy. simple with an edge.

  91. Fundamental Guy

    March 10, 2009 at 1:26 am

  92. Anonymous

    March 16, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I love it, he has personality dressing.

  93. Magsli

    March 17, 2009 at 7:25 am

    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!!

  94. Anonymous

    March 27, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Oh my god I think I just fell in love..

    ;-)

  95. Anonymous

    March 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I adore feminine looks on men.

    But this feels contrived.

  96. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I love it! he’s cool looking
    非常有個性的人.

  97. New

    April 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Formidable. True the flaring faux-fur collar is feminine on its own, but on him it’s not effeminate so much as feline. He’s a dandy aristocrat of bohemia.

    We need more pretension on the streets.

  98. kiriko

    September 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    waow that balenciaga.

  99. Remah Doleh

    October 26, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I get the feel of the 40s from this picture. So vintage yet so modern. Love it!

    PS – I will probably buy those gloves now.

  100. Aloisa

    May 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    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.

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