Wow.. These are great! I love this bag, and the way the light is catching it. The light source from this window is amazing, and the dark shadows on the right and bottom of the photos. He has great glasses too. Ok, the top one.. Fabulous. The scarf looks good on him.. When I first saw this photo I thought it was a young Andy Warhol. Great Shots Sart!!!!!
Funnily enough, I was looking at women’s scarfs in a London department store last week and wondering whether they might add an interesting sense of colour and texture to my outfits. (I am a man, by the way.)
Now I know they do! I should have taken the plunge then and trusted my instincts.
I am a big fan of scarves, for both sexes, and I love the prints as well as the solids, but what strikes me most about this is the septum of man 1. I live in Madrid and here the circa-mouth studs are ubiquitous, and I know that septum piercings are getting to be almost as big, both here and in certain cities in the states, but I have maintained that they are seriously ugly. Then I saw your photo. The way the balls at the end show themselves just under the nostrils and reflect the light in a way similar to his platinum hair, is a great image. I have to rethink my judgment and say, for now, that it depends on the nose. Some are too small and get overpowered by the ring. He pulls it off with flying colors. Also, great scarf.
As I brought home yet another expensive but beautiful scarf I wondered if my husband could ever wear one. So today looking at these pictures I thought, “Maybe yes, ” until I saw all the other feminine touches, the jewelry,the bag, etc. Then I thought, “No.” I’m sorry, but I think these two ruined the attempt and just look like cross-dressers. Maybe some other man will do it with more skill and subtlety. It’s an idea worth working on.
I’m big into scarves this year and there have been lots of great ones here. I like the lower look best (meaning, I guess, that I’d wear it) but the top portrait is a great shot. Of course people are going to say young (and I’d add contemporary) Andy Warhol, but he must expect that himself.
I sell scarves for men and women but have to say they are a tougher sell to the men. There’s something about colour and texture that intimidates I suppose. Still, these shots are an inspiration. Thanks Sart!
I love both. Funny how people praise women in terrible clothes but hate on two beautiful men in flawless [albeit traditionally-feminine]outfits. Dan in Richmond-I’ll be looking for a man in a scarf when I’m there next week.
This is the kind of thing that proves i’m not nearly as ‘liberal’ as i might like to be.
Perhaps gender is a matter of ‘roles.’ But, at adulthood, the roles are ingrained and natural. These seem like contrivances. Males who worship women, or, at least, their options. Somehow, that leads to them trying to BE women. My ‘worship’ of women leads me to want to be WITH them. My way doesn’t lead me into any personal artifice.
I don’t think one can practically adopt a new role at will without becoming a caricature. Yes, these people have an exceptionally strong sense of ‘style.’ If that’s the objective, it’s a fine representation. But, i may be too conservative in this simple way to allow that to be ‘it.’ Style is superficial, and i hate seeing this much superficiality tied up in an ‘identity.’
I cannot stand septum piercings so out of sheer prejudice I’m not going to say much on the first picture, other than that he wears that scarf with a surprising amount of masculinity. The second image is without a doubt much less masculine, but far more beautiful. The scarf itself it really nicely arranged, good colours as well, it seems very complete. Patent bag is slight overkill for me, It doesn’t seem to fit with the unexpectedly relaxed look of the rest of the outfit.
I guess it shows clothing doesn’t necessarily portray gender.
First guy has a strong image and it works! Details are perfect and I think is a young way to be elegant and mix icons and streetwear (not only to seem PopArtChief) Maybe is cause I’m only 23 or cause I’m european, but I think that is important to analyze the style, not if he has piercings or if he seems flawless..I need to say it, (sorry). also with big earring he seems very elegant, a simply way to use color contrasts and a feminine accessory like a silk scarf. A new-wave-darker mood.Interesting. The second one..it works in a different way, not so fashionable, a little too ‘made in Italy’ for me. Is only a scarf, is important how you wear it. Thanks, Mariji
I’m with CK. Liberal overall but not a big fan of men in women’s clothing, although if they want to wear it I support their right to do so, I just don’t find it attractive.
I do understand that these, um, guys, dwell in a world where this is considered chic or fierce or whatever. Great. I’m glad that world exists…. in my world, however, they look foolish….. like that numbskull on Project Runway with the big glasses and the bouffant blonde hair who looks like a slimmer version of Bee Arthur. If that’s how a dude wants to look, I say rock on…. but I’m laughing AT as opposed to WITH.
Sorry, but there is absolutely nothing masculine about the upper guy. I can only hope he is wearing a whig. These particular scarfs really add to the feeling that one has just entered the cross dressing zone.
Haha funny how the first pic reminds me of one of my daughters friends! Tunnel, medusa and septum piercing put in a new context, I really like it. So now I know thereÂ´s a future for these pierced kids to look god with a grown up style and keep their rivets in their faces ;)
Am the only one more than a little put off by the chauvinism of some of the commenters? Isn’t part of the point of this blog that style isn’t so much about the kinds of garments we wear, though they too play a role, but rather about how we can play with sartorial signals to construct unique and stunning personalities? These gentlemen are probably very aware that they’re bending gender norms and looking great while doing it, and that’s what makes it good style.
It’s less about what you should wear and more about how you wear it. But instead I’m seeing folks discount this out of hand because they don’t look masculine enough?
Iâ€™m with Brian. While some commenters seem aware of the political nature of gender roles, thereâ€™s way too much inadvertent sexism in some of the comments to let slide. Male and female fashion is so polarized, itâ€™s nice to see daring individuals blur the lines every now and then. Especially when they do so with as much class as these two have.
Today’s modern vampires will wear scarves so that they may use them to cover up the bite marks on their victim’s neck.
Prey is first smitten with the vampire’s style and then bitten when thoroughly mesmerized. The vampire then “thanks” the victim by adorning them with their scarf and giving them another opportunity to stop by Hermes to pick out another.
Lesson: Only flirt with men with scarves from Hermes.
It amazes me how any man who dares step out of the strict limitations of traditional male dress gets slaughtered on here. I applaud these men for shattering conceptions of how men are “allowed” to dress. Sure, it may raise an eyebrow but judging by the confidence coming thru in the photos, they dress way for themselves and nobody else. And aren’t we past the whole “murse” drama? They are practical, green and a hell of a lot more chic than another messenger bag. I rock my many proudly! Congrats to both men, flawless and ballsy.
Wow, the comments on this one are all over the place. I say, gender?…meh. Who cares what side of that line you fall?! These guys are FIERCE and, best of all, they clearly don’t care what any of us think.
Not only does it need to be noted that there is a severe bias from some posters on this board, but some factual errors should also be pointed out.
First of all, these two men are NOT cross dressing, nor is there any intention of trying to look “womanly”. Both look quite fully male, and very attractive members of their sex. Meaning, yes, can you believe it?…..ALL men do not look alike or dress the same!!..WOW! Next point, the bag might very well be a men’s bag, as such a thing exists and are quite common in larger urban areas. Bags do not necessarily equate to women’s wear…..been to Barney’s much?