I’m really glad this is in Paris. I was going to say it looks so well put together, but dirty (in a very French way). Of course, being in France, makes sense. I appreciate the layers and the tones. And, I covet his bag; simple, masculine, casual.
I am a woman, an urban dweller, needing lots of comfort and movement– I adore this outfit! The hat reminds me of something out of a 1930′s-early ’40′s movie. Or a fairy tale hat. Or Pinocchio’s wonderful chapeau!
I love this look. Street gamin with class. He looks fabulous and I envy him his comfort and his colors. Bravo!
Too Bohemian (okay, substituted for “homeless looking”)for me but I appreciate the trouble he’s gone to to see to his look, which he probably concieves of in a very definite way. That in itself is always interesting and in fact is what we’re really looking for, I think- people with a clear sense of their own style and to whom it obviously matters. It’s a rather said photo with all the tonalities of grey and the butt-strewn pavement, and another interesting departure.
i'm worried about him! i mean, the clothes are great– i love the shades & draping. but somehow i feel like he threw this on not thinking about how lovely it was (which is fine, and the definition of effortless style, i suppose). he looks very sad and like his style is the last thing on his mind… which is rare for the folks you post here. there's a difference between cool and just depressed. like i said, i just worry about this man a little.
The thing about his jacket is that it could be a $1200 limited edition piece in washed leather from John Varvatos or it could be something he found at the Salvation Army for $5. From this distance, you just can’t know. Is that cool or annoying?
The way he stands in the picture and where he stands, makes me think of that movie ; the name of the rose… At first sight, it looks like he has stepped out of the year 1327… He has a very mysterious ‘air’ …
This is one of those images that makes you think about what you’ve got, and look at it afresh. I tend to get in comfortable ruts, a look that was good the first few times but not really current, active and wielding today. I think I might wear all grey tomorrow…
Wow, this is a really tough one. On the pone hand I really like the pieces (great jacket), but without sounding too establshment-like, it does look a little bit…unkempt. But I would conclude that he knows what he’s doing. That kind of jacket, the skinny pants and the draping of the scarf are actually very fashiony. So we got you buster, you’re not getting a cent of the doll!!
Mmmm, it seems people who like to be told what to wear are not too hot on this chaps look. I’m not sure whether most of the comments so far are hilarious or just really depressing, 1.10 was certainly just depressing.
I really wish people wouldn’t comment on this person on a purely technical sense, he is not an essay. He is a human being who has expressed himself through his fashion in a very pleasant way. I love the fact that you can see his personality so strongly through his clothes and that it really speaks about him, even if what it says isn’t the nicest. Fashion doesn’t have to be clean cut, tailored and perfect. Personally I love this look and I wish I could express myself as well as he has, that’s what I get from this look
My comment is unfortunately incredibly after the fact, since I have recently discovered your blog and am now going back to read older entries I initially missed.
I think this is an inspiring photo, especially considering that as a woman of sunny disposition who is not terribly fond of Paris, I am able to find things in this photo I can translate into ideas for my own wardrobe. The play on shades of monotone, the sparing use of pattern and texture, and the layering are particularly well done. It's also wonderful to see someone who really knows their own style. With the pattern on the bag, the hat, and expression I have to agree with one of the above comments that he does look like a sad clown, and like he should be in a modern production of Waiting for Godot, but I think that's a good thing.
Also glad you didn't take the above advice…I really enjoy the variety your work has to offer!