I don’t know… I’m expecting him to belt out, “read all about it!” at anytime. Don’t get me wrong, I dig vintage, but it seems as though he is coming across as costumey vs. hip. It just looks like he’s trying too hard as it’s too thorough of a nod to antiquity. I think it’s the hat and the shorts (remind me of knickers.) Although, if he lost the hat and strongly contrasting shoes, and added sneakers, I think he would have a great look going.
i know its probably too vernacular a look, but he really needs some socks, knee high ones, argyle maybe. one, to add a little visual punch and two, to cover his glaringly milky pink calf muscles. its a very retro fun outfit, though
It’s like a cross between a newsie and an English schoolboy. I do love the cardi/tie/shorts combo. Although it also conjures up an idea of what Angus Young might wear on a casual day. A few chords of Back in Black after he finishes the paper route?
I’d have to disagree. It’s an awkward length for the shorts, which should be longer or shorter, preferably shorter. The same with the cut of the cardigan (which looks very marc) and the amount of shirt showing underneath, underneath, which combined with the length of his sockless calf, gives him a stumpy midsection. open up the cardigan, loosen the tie, roll up the shorts, wear some canvas shoes.
Agree with you guys on the shoes and the trousers. This dire shoe and short combination (methinks is more the issue than the too-constumey/nice-homage debate)is very jarring. He should either get the trousers as some of you say or if sticking with flashing those pink legs then swap the shoes for casual shoes. The comment suggesting ratty lo converse is so utterly on the mark, I’m awed.