I usually try to make only positive comments, but this…I liked leggings up to this point, I really did, I even have 3 pair. Now I’m not so sure. Whereas many of your photos inspire, this just inspires (in me) a leggings backlash. I pray you caught him leaving a rehearsal for the revival of A Chorus Line.
“a man should not wear leggings”…. “when did looking gay”er” become fashionable”….
my question is, when did we get to be so restrictive about what constitutes good style? i find the first comment disappointing, as this is a style blog that’s most interesting when we see unexpected things that people are able to pull off successfully; i find the second comment absolutely disturbing because it’s homophobic! there’s really not much more to say on that, is there?
OK, it must be cause I’m from the sticks, but I don’t get this look at all. Well, to be more accurate, I’m not sure I know what it’s doing on this blog in the first place. We want more sunny Mademoiselle Alt shots!
It’s fun though, I must say. I mean, if everyone wore the same style or kind of outfit, it’s definitely gonna get boring. This guy’s just breaking the mold of what the fashion industry considers hot. He’s just being naughty, I think…and he probably doesn’t really care.
You know, intially I thought huh?! But on a second and third look, I must say I find this look quite charming, I suppose is the only word I can use. It is such a good thing that fashion is not stagnant and people can experiment with differenet looks and just for that, I say bravo to him. As for the negative comments, you have to be more open-minded, fashion is about fun and even quirkiness. Quite honestly I’m surprised by how many negative comments there are, this blog is normally full of people who commend individuality and difference from the run-of-the mill. The only problem with people from ‘the sticks’ as another commentator said is that they tend to be ignorant, and that is never cool! Vive la difference once again!
well…my opinion has nothing to do with him looking gay, though he does, or looking cocky, though he does…it is just an awful outfit. it is not ‘fashion-forward’, it is not ‘up-and-coming’ and if it IS, then what direction are we heading in? Its one thing to put a girl in a suit jacket with a tie, its another thing completely to put a man in ballet tights and call him brilliant.
i’m sure he’s dressed more stylish than all those who post negative comments. It’s a shame so many people aren’t open minded & immediately shoot down those who are ‘different’. It’s disgraceful actually. i’m so glad i live in a city where individuality is cherished – not ridiculed.
For Anon 9:46 am I don’t remember calling him “brilliant” I do think he exudes a great personal style which is what I really respect. I also love the fact that the post right above him is a guy at the opposite end of the menswear – very traditional and yet very hip.
I think one style can only be interesting if there are otherstyles to contrast against it. That makes life fun.
He looks English medieval (except for the sneakers and cigarette). Great stance and great personality. Interesting to see how this photo and the posts about it start to reveal the edge of social acceptability. Is that what Fashion deals with? Or is it more interested in conformity? Maybe it’s just a point of tension between the two.
I love the attitude. That’s more important to me than anything else, leggings or no leggings (what’s wrong with leggings? Just because a lot of people don’t look good in them it doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good for other people who do.).
He is probably a lot more interesting than those with the negative comments combined.
I think some younger guys can actually pull off leggings–but not like this. Black, where they look almost like skinny jeans would be the only possible way, and they’d have to have a very androgynous look.
Personally, i think it’s just effeminate, nice & original; don’t know if americans are afraid; but he’d be unfortunately mocked by young fools in the place i live near of Paris; Anyway, i like his look once Again.