I love his sailor looking pants. It seems as though his pants are stitched with a golden boat? I also like how he pulls off the pants tucked in the wool socks. GREAT! His boots are to die foe and so is his jacket. Although, I feel like his plaid jacket is a little too big for him. He should slim it down one or two sizes. check out my trendy blog! http://thetrendydwarf.blogspot.com/
Love this look. It speaks volumes about practicality, utilitarianism, casualness and comfort. The style comes from the way the clothing makes all of that come together. These hats are all the rage. I remember them when I was a kid. I have lived where the severity of the cold can result in death or very dangerous freezing. Good shots of plaid Scott, Oh Canada, Oh North-lands and so much like blankets with buttons. The only thing better might be the original Hudson's Bay coats with the colored striping or the red versions with the black stripes.
All the right stuff – only missing a great pair of mitts or gloves.
What is the name of this gentleman? I follow your blog since the beginning, and have seen pictures of him several times through the years (including one with the same pants). What does he do? I seriously don't recognize him. :)
Have recently become addicted to your blog…not a fashion industry guy or expert…but appreciate clothes. I like the jacket here, double breasted, the high angled pocket and the the wrist sincher above the cuff. My apologies for my lack of vocab. Sweet jacket.
I like the guy's big coat. You cannot fit layers under a skinny coat. Skinny coat trying-to-hard-to-be cool people will be the first ones bitching about how cold it is. This guy has the time and leisure with his warmth to comfortably enjoy his cigarette. His plaid is very visible to traffic–this man is the epitome of walking safety and comfort
Okay, where was I when this lumber jack thing happened? As always Scott, you are right. On this Plaid Homme, its all gone wrong. If he were here in NWA in three feet of snow digging out then absolutely, but this outfit is WAY over the top for street wear. I'm seeing a mix of the late 70's to early 80's thrown in with the combat boots we all wore in the 90's. Ugh, this is sort of nuts!
Wow, how cold is it anyway in Milan?…poor dude looks like he needs every bit of that clothing to keep warm! Those boots seem to be in a lot of your photos lately. Can't say I've seen much of them where I live, but wish I did. They are rugged and manly.
I just read "Nine Mile Bridge," an autobiography by a French/English teacher on the Maine/Canada border in the 1940's, and after reading that, I can perfectly understand the longevity and cool of this look. In the now, it's artistic yet badass at once, the same way some hip-hop looks are, that arise from necessity. The way this utilitarian look becomes fashionable is still a bit beyond the reach of my words, but I get it, and others who read this blog would know how to articulate it. Help?
Not really buying the mix, the pants and coat alone are great but the mix makes it feel a bit "too much", a bit to costumey. I also think the pants tuck should stay where it belongs, on high school kids.
This is definitely a "look". Reminds me of the old I Love Lucy episode when Ricky buys the girls "Paris Fashions" consisting of a burlap sack and buckets for hats as a joke, and the girls are "oohing and aahing" just because it came from Paris. Next day they see the same outfits on the designer's models walking down the street. Guess we'll see this look on the runway next!
Haha. I love the Wisconsin comment at the beginning and the I Love Lucy comment a few above…I find this look endearing and comical! The lumberjack is definitely in. Is this too much of a good thing? Or has this gentleman been dressing this way for years so it's OK? Regardless, Great shot! Made my afternoon :)
This outfit is like a Jackson Pollack painting. You either think it's genius or you just don't get it. In this case, I fall into the "don't get it" camp. That said, props to the guy for pushing boundaries.