Also, quite unexpectedly, one of my favourites. It’s so different, but without screaming it. Who would’ve thought I’d be commending a high waist pair of pants (and that waist is high, not natural). It has to be that high to make the whole Oliver Twist look, down to the little scarf. I like it.
He looks like he’s wearing more of a costume than his own “everyday” clothes. The proportions from the shirt to the height of the pants waist is odd, like it’s made for a smaller person. My immediate thought was that of a young boy- which is made more apparent by the addition of the small tie around his neck.
Am I wrong in thinking this? Did anyone else have these thoughts?
I wouldn’t/couldn’t wear this because I’m truly a bit short waisted. I’ll veer toward lower rise pants myself, but if you can pull it off, like this young man did, more power to you!! This goes to my endorsement of exploiting your own sense of style, which he does gracefully. He looks as if he should be smoking an unfiltered Pall Mall and carrying a tin lunch pail. What makes it a great look is the confidence in which he struts this outfit with.
Can’t believe no one mentioned the PLEATED pants. Yes it’s a simple pleat (not Docker multiples) which gives the outfit an old-fashioned look. I can’t get away with little neck scarves, so very French, but on me so very fey. In his hirsuteness, he can pull it off. I like the Little Grey Bird color palette too, and the little details which make a nice understated outfit.
Positive negative my dear man: you have to appreciate the wry subtlety of this look. It’s all done on purpose, down to that awkward smile. The scarf, the rolled up shirt and the high waist, all lead me to believe that this gentleman has plenty other clothes in his wardrobe, but today, he’s playing at the whole 1920′s (is it?) look. He’s laughing at fashion’s face. And he does it with great success. It’s quite intellectual actually.
the general consesus today is that pleated pants are faux pas, but this look is so well constructed that you just forget about that “rule”. the detailing actually compliments the natural waist of this man.
thanks for the response but i will say that just because it’s intentional, doesn’t always translate that it looks good. i understand that he meant to dress this way, but i’ll use an old adage from my grandmother which is, “just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should.”