Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On the Street…..Sixth Avenue, NYC

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  1. hemoglobin

    September 16, 2008 at 9:51 am

    like his shoes.

    (WHAT is with the sleeves these days?????!!!!!!)

  2. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 9:52 am

    enough already, Halloween is next month.

  3. hemoglobin

    September 16, 2008 at 9:53 am

    o_O i like his expression too.
    trousers??!!?

  4. magstermash

    September 16, 2008 at 10:02 am

    What is that dangling off of his neck? A clown?!

    I like the clean-cut lines of his jacket with that wrinkly bunched up look on his pants. The belt ties everything together to me and I just LOVE those shoes. It’s also a change to see the 3/4 sleeve look with shorter pants on men.

  5. Alf

    September 16, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Is that a shorter Terrance Howard with fabulous gold shoes??

  6. Dan in Richmond

    September 16, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I won’t do a “like/don’t like” list since those are of little to no use to anyone; I like the look overall and that’s what’s important. Are those the same Lanvin shoes we saw in the silk shorts photo? I will say I like those. This is another good example of inspiration possibly leading to interpretation but not to imitation- I wouldn’t make many of the choices he’s made here, yet I could in my own way go for the same general look because I think it’s good.

  7. miss sophie

    September 16, 2008 at 10:20 am

    i love how unisex this look is – i can see myself wearing the exact same thing. such a chic and comfy look!

  8. JSHAW

    September 16, 2008 at 10:21 am

    great style, i strongly believe that the gold metallic shoes topes the look. Thoughts?

  9. sparrow

    September 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Now men are doing the “pigeon-toe” too? This pose needs to go.

    Toes aside, his look is eye-catching for certain. I like the play with lengths (blazer and pants) as well as the mix of plaid and metallic.

  10. norawoah

    September 16, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Royelyn! Lurve your fancy gold shoes, and your necklace!

  11. Austin.Garnett

    September 16, 2008 at 10:41 am

    i am totally down with indulging the metallic shoe trend (i’m personally more of a sneakers guy).

    how do guys do the no-sock look? to me it’s not worth the sweaty/smelly/uncomfortable ….ness. then i also feel funny about getting those no show socks that fit like ballet slippers. baby powder helps, but not enough.

  12. Jeremiah William McCarthy

    September 16, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Love the necklace. And, there are those Lanvin shoes again!

  13. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Fresh to death. He looks awesome.

  14. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 11:10 am

    omg!
    Don’t you think the trousers are a little short!?!?!?

  15. Miguel

    September 16, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I defenetly like the belt-shirt combo and the jacket is nice. I am not so sure about the lenght of the pant and the shoes are a no-no to me… Only my opinion…

  16. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 11:19 am

    personally, I think this trend of short trousers is definitely not appealing neither on men or women ( I don´t think the same of rolled up trousers, as they look casual and chic). As for the rest of the look: the combination is daring and funny and only for an artist or a musician.

  17. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 11:21 am

    What shoes! Perfect for September.

  18. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 16, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I like the material and fit of the jacket, and I LOVE the shoes. In my humble opinion, one must carefully consider such a strong plaid when pairing it with anything else. When I add the plaid, the clown pendant, and the belt contrasting with the pants, the result is far more than the sum, and way too much for one person. If I could dress this guy all over again, I would leave the shoes, lose the shirt and pair it with a simple white shirt. As I said, that’s just me. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  19. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Fun but not stylish, not at all. Pity for the shoes.

  20. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    One word, F U N! This look may only work on him, i’m not sure.. But it works beautifully. Why change a thing. His personality is perfectly portrayed. I will beg for the pigeon toe thing to be terminated though (like previous poster). It’s tired.

  21. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    The plaid looks great with all the navy and the lighter pops of color at the belt and shoes. It’s not overwhelming at all. Honestly, I think that bizarre necklace really pulls it all together; if I place my thumb over it, the outfit doesn’t seem as balanced.

    I like the cropped sleeves and pants, too.

    Even though I might be able to look at each item on its own and say that it’s flamboyant or unattractive or the sort of item that would ONLY work in an otherwise conservative outfit to give a pop of flair, this overall outfit looks great and not at all “silly” or “horrid” or fit for Halloween.

    The above comment about how unisex it is has me longing for a cropped suit in my size now, too…

    It is a bit hard to make out the fit on the pants because of the shadows, though.

  22. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    OMG!!! Those shoes are to die for!! (Does anyone know what brand they are from?) Do think the necklace is a little creepy, but adore the belt and jacket. I agree with ‘Sparrow’ about the pigeon-toe thing! It looks so ridiculous.
    xxx

  23. Orfamay

    September 16, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Those glorious copper shoes again! I love this gentleman’s look, playful but not silly.

  24. ESPY Menswear

    September 16, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    The shoes are a shocker, I can’t Imagen anyone wearing these…..apart from this bloke obviously

  25. misshoax

    September 16, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    nooooooooo. pigeon-toed stance and short pants? nooooooo.

    i’m feeling very eloquent today, can you tell?

  26. metafemme

    September 16, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Above the waist = Very cute
    Below the waist = rather horrendous, except for the shoes (I’m going to give some concession to those golden shoes, very funky)

    Ugly pants, I’m sorry but it’s very ill fitting, as for the belt…it’s rather unstylish, very regular.

  27. Caterina

    September 16, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    The shirt makes the look, together with the belt and shoes. And the colour of his skin. I like it!!!
    Beautiful colour palette.

    Blue jacket with black trousers… I was always told that it´s a “no-no”, but who cares.

    Weird, on the first view I thought he has a mexican touch, then I discovered that it´s a clown hanging round his neck.
    good sense of humour, particularly with regard to his “pierrot”-shoes.

    what about his trousers?
    funny fit.

  28. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Aside from the looseness/length combo of the trousers, this outfit is INCREDIBLE. Clothes should always have a sense of humor–this is how I want to look every day. I am in love.

  29. Gypmar

    September 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Perhaps it’s because of the expression you’ve captured on his face…a look that seems to be going for quirky and playful comes across as menacing and slightly unhinged. Or maybe that’s just the by-product of accessorizing with a clown.

  30. crabapplenyc

    September 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Please…

  31. studiolo2

    September 16, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Yes: Shirt, suit, belt, necklace, coiffure and expression. No: cropped pants, gold shoes, pigeon-toed stance. Maybe: short sleeves; I’d prefer them full-length, pushed up. Fit of pants is dubious, but maybe the silhouette is messed up by the shadows behind him.

  32. Simone

    September 16, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    i admire his moxy

  33. Kate

    September 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I want a female version of those gold shoes.

  34. The Storialist

    September 16, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I loved the shoes before, and love them still.

    However…that is a creepy clown necklace! If that were removed, I’d like the outfit so much better. I like the shirt/belt/blazer/shoes look. He does look very small, perhaps because of his stance and the cropped pants.

  35. meredith

    September 16, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Nice that you included those gold fleur-de-lis on the fence.

    The look is good because it’s enigmatic, I keep wanting to “interpret” it.

  36. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    He looks so badass and then I see the shoes and clown necklace and I’m like, “I wonder what his voice sounds like?”

  37. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    very female body posture though.

  38. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    perfect ensemble, foremost the colours

  39. pika

    September 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    i would love to see the pendant up close though for my taste it’s overscaled.

  40. RyanRutley

    September 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Ooof, taking Thom Browne to its logical conclusion.

    (I love Thom Browne, but even he will only go so far.)

  41. cassaundra

    September 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    sweet shoes.

  42. whyioughtta

    September 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Those great gold shoes and funny little pendant help me overlook the manpris (manpri = man capris = no).

  43. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    pigeon-toes, no socks, metallic shoes, oh my! his stance serves only to make his legs look even shorter.

  44. The Hundred Dresses

    September 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    you people are mean. he’s precious. a new silhouette if you will.

  45. NorthShore Chicago

    September 16, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    This is too many looks (and none of them good) for one man. Interesting photo however.

  46. seeds

    September 16, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    I think the shoes&short pants combination is definitely girly. And what's with his feet?

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  48. Marisa

    September 16, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    “Fresh to death” is my new fave phrase, anon 10:55. This guy has GUTS. Especially with the clown necklace. You think he looks crazy but he’s calling you the clown. Riiiiiiiight on!

  49. 5andra

    September 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    The Harlequin clown is a riot. What sass!

    Is it me or do those pants not fit properly? His lower torso and legs seem to be rammed into the front half of the trousers.

  50. porter hovey

    September 16, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Just perfect! Love the shirt . . . love the shoes. A great mix.

  51. Vanessa

    September 16, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    My, he shines up like a new penny. Love the shoes!

  52. ina

    September 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    That’s one interesting necklace.

  53. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I love it when examples of men dressing creatively are posted all the haters come out. It’s either regarded as hideous or something only ‘woman’ should wear.

    Well, I thought the point of this here blog is to inspire and show inspirational dressers.

    This man is dressing creatively and is inspirational—like it or not. Perhaps the haters should take a look inside and see what’s so troubling about a man expressing himself outside of the box we have placed men.

  54. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    5andra, 2:33 PM: “Is it me or do those pants not fit properly? His lower torso and legs seem to be rammed into the front half of the trousers.”

    Yeah, I can’t tell if that’s the pose he’s in or the wind or if the pants fit funny, but everything else is so great (and I still love manpris).

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  56. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I think its an interesting mess. There are ideas here, that need to be sorted out or honed a bit more. Not exactly truly chic or glamorous but could be swiped from by someone with a bigger budget and made to work. A lot of this outfit seem to be very similar to women’s clothes I’ve seen lately.

  57. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I love the outfit AND the accessories. It looks like someone threw him in the dryer and his clothes shrunk or maybe someone stole his clothes and he had to borrow his little brothers tiny suit and shirt. Whatever the case it’s adorable!

  58. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    It’s happy. I like it. I covet the shoes.

  59. monique

    September 16, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    There’s something slightly Artful Dodgerish about this look. I’m liking it…. yeah…. it’s growing on me.

    The high-waisted pants aren’t flattering per se but if they went to his feet they’d be fly. For me that’s the only real issue (not mentioning the shoes). Even the jacket, which seems too small, works in a Dickensian way.

    From the knees up this cat rocks.

  60. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    He looks amazing, what’s wrong with you people?

    This is the first example of short pants I’ve seen on a man that really work, IMHO, and a lot of it has to do with his height, the length of the jacket, and the higher waist of the pant. The shirt/belt combo looks fabulous and the shoes — well, who doesn’t want those shoes?

    I will agree that the clown necklace is a little scary but overall the really scary thing is how much the rest of you need to lighten up!

  61. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    3/4 sleeves on the jacket and 3/4 legs on the trousers. Wonderful. And all the rest works too. This is the difference between art and artifice.

    Agree with Anonymous at 3.18. And look where the thinking-in-the-box bottom liners have got us.

  62. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I believe that necklace is “The Tin Man” from Wizard of Oz. Thus, the plaid shirt and metallic shoes….a theme…

  63. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Oop! On closer inspection, I can see it’s a clown, forget the Wizard of Oz theory!

  64. ginjin3

    September 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    haha, i wonder if he did the pigeon toed stance just because the viewers here comment about it so much.

    if i ever ran into scott and he decided to take a photo of me, i think i would do the same thing.

  65. Gwen

    September 16, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Sorry, but no. Just not a good look. Men in capris? No. I don’t even like men with rolled up pants. Just too “precious”.

    And the rest just doesn’t look like it fits properly.

    I’m with the rest of the commenters on the pigeon-toed pose. It must GO.

  66. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Now THAT’S how you keep a Mannnnnn

  67. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    I like it. A lot. Except that pigeon toed thing that he’s doing reminds me of Japanese girls trying to be feminine.

  68. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    There is a circus quality to this person. In his stance, the pendant, the shoes, the prideful gaze, as if to say “I can walk through fire; can you?”

  69. Dan in Richmond

    September 17, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Regarding this post and “W. 21st, Chelsea” below it, I realized after reading the ensuing comments that my responses could have been stated in one sentence each. He simply made me think that the idea of a suit with cropped pants was an interesting one , and no he wasn’t even wearing a suit. She made me think, tactfully as I tried to put it initially, that those shoes with that sweater jacket were like fetish wear with a twin-set- I’m sure it’s done but it’s not my thing.

  70. Olviya

    September 17, 2008 at 4:11 am

    i love his necklace. i’m not agree that without it – the outfit will be better.
    clown is moody – and thats great!
    no doubts, shoes and pants – are special. very style streamlined outfit!

  71. Anonymous

    September 17, 2008 at 7:07 am

    mmmm nice..

  72. dwashington314@gmail.com

    September 17, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I couldn’t wear it but good for him!
    Love the necklace.

  73. Matthew

    September 17, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve seen these (Louis Vuitton?) shoes a lot this year. I like them a lot. I would prefer longer pants and maybe a different belt, but I really enjoy seeing his pushed-up sleeves and the awesome joker necklace. Combined with his pigeon-toed haute couture stance, each element contributes to to make this a wonderful ensemble.

  74. Amir

    September 18, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Cool! Like the look and the picture, very harmonious…the decorative poles of the fence match with his shoes so well.

  75. Rich

    September 18, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Definite props for self-expression, and especially that “a man” would wear such flashy, atypical shoes. And love the necklace.

  76. Anonymous

    September 20, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    @ miss sophie:
    i wouldn’t exactly call this a unisex look.

    the too-short trousers, the short sleeves on the blazer… it looks like he raided the boys’ department!

    add to that the way his toes are pointed inward – this is definitely not a flattering look for an otherwise handsome man.

  77. Anonymous

    September 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Every British scenester girl does that pigeon toed stance… irritating. Love the necklace.

  78. dcinDC

    July 6, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I think regular length pants with some brightly colored socks would have saved the outfit. As is, it’s horrible. The short pants detract too much from everything else that he got right.

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