Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On the Street…Palais de Tokyo, Paris

12215biker5076webThis young gentleman does vintage in a very chic, modern way, it doesn’t feel costume-y. I love the pockets on those pants but I find, for me, that they’re very difficult to wear gracefully.

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  1. With Or Without Shoes

    December 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Interesting but the cigarrette…

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  2. Aga

    December 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I admire the beauty of your pictures. You show us unusual people in usual situations and thanks to that we can travel around the world with you without leaving home. Good job!
    Greetings from Poland!

    • lksdkld

      December 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      “unusual people” great name calling for fashionistas.

      • Joesephine

        December 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        Or just great name for people like this guy, who is not a fashionista, just a guy who looks great doing his thing in rather modest, obviously vintage, clothing that looks amazing on him. I completely agree, Aga!

  3. Sun Moon

    December 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Nice boyish street look on a great photo!

    http://sunmoonstyle.blogspot.rs/

  4. Cait Ni Chaoimh

    December 16, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I honestly do not know anyone who smokes any more. I do know people who gave them up though, perhaps that is it. I am 49 and live in Toronto – I hope young Milanese/Parisians/New Yorkers will eventually give them up too.

    • Isabelle

      December 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      18% of Canadians are smokers. 17.4% in Ontario (2014, StatCan).

      Chances are you know smokers, but they won’t tell you.

      Go figure why.

  5. Trudjd

    December 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    such clean trousers, how? if you are on motorcycle. or is that helmet a new fashion accessory?

    • Name*

      December 28, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Perhaps if you observe the lack of any precipitation, or moisture on the street, it should explain the clean clothing.

  6. Rine

    December 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I think this man is attractive.he was featured before i think. I like the clean look of his outfit and his face. I really like his classic black leather loafers. I can’t believe people still smoke today with all the warnings and knowledge of the effects of smoking. That is a choice but it just scares me that it’s one of those things whose effects you cannot really undo

  7. katherine

    December 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Its a good look on him, but agreed – very hard for anyone even slightly older or beefier.

  8. mbatha

    December 16, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    I certainly agree.He does it Top notch

  9. Vik

    December 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I love this outfit so much!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    Vik
    http://suckerscloest.com

  10. Charikleia

    December 17, 2015 at 2:34 am

    We’ve seen this guy before!!! Great picture, looks like he’s a bit cold though..

  11. Alice

    December 17, 2015 at 2:56 am

    I just love the vintage vibe of his outfit! Those pants are difficult to wear but they add a unique twist to the whole look!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

  12. taimemode

    December 17, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Even with large pants, this man keeps his natural elegance: bravo!
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  13. Michèle

    December 17, 2015 at 3:44 am

  14. The Italian Glam

    December 17, 2015 at 6:35 am

    you’re right…difficult to wear still an eclectic style
    http://www.theitalianglam.com/

  15. Kevin

    December 17, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Such a unique take on a vintage style! Never would have noticed someone like him on the sidewalk otherwise

    http://www.partsandform.com/

  16. From The World With Love

    December 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Pocket is a question of habits …it gives you a different attitude..
    like this image
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta

    http://www.ftwwl.com

  17. sofaundermapletree

    December 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    At the first glance I didn’t even notice the vintage touch.

    I like the photo as a whole. A snap of time.

    https://sofaundermapletree.wordpress.com

  18. Mikella

    December 19, 2015 at 5:47 am

    A timeless photo!

  19. Gabriel

    December 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I think the trick to wearing vintage without looking like you’re wearing a costume is to pick pieces that are more timeless or classic, but still keeping certain traits and quirks that can only come from the particular era they’re from. These details could—when pulled off properly—make an outfit stand out in the right way. This is undeniably a tough balancing act, although the gentleman pictured here seems to know what he’s doing.

    The trousers with frogmouth pockets in the photo—which were common in the late ’60s through the ’70s but rarely seen today—would have looked dated (and yes, costume-y) if they flared too much, and/or if they displayed some loud, garish pattern or print. By keeping his choice sober (and by combining it with more contemporary-looking items), he successfully avoided looking like he stepped out of a time capsule.

    As great as this photo is in black and white, it does make me curious about his color choices.

  20. Maria

    December 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Some things will never go out of style, like a well fitting pair of trousers, or a motorcycle jacket, right?

  21. The Secret Label

    January 6, 2016 at 6:17 am

    The monochrome effect is looking so good!

  22. lisa

    February 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    classic cleaness. i noticed the hair first.
    i personally do not care for the fad fem-hipster look.

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