I love this photo and I love the way the black and gray outfit stands out against the colored background. The shoes are pure class, but I don't think they look great without socks. They look a bit disproportioned on this slender man and I think a pair of gray socks or a pair of slightly longer trousers would avoid the "kid in dad's shoes" impression. Beautiful coat too. Is that tweed? BTW, love the man too!
those aren't doc marten's. they're a plain toe oxford with a leather sole- could be by anyone though my faves are probably alden. love the coat. love the shoes. love the bag. the pants? absolutely not!
How can you confuse Doc Marten's with chunky oxfords? (I guess I just answered my own question…)
You don't have to be a Thom Browne follower to wear short, slim pants and show off your socks (or lack thereof, in this case): Stylish people have been doing just that as early as 1963, the English mods in particular, but also loads of European and American film stars of the 1960s.
I don't understand people who think this look is too effeminate. What's so effeminate about it? It's not like he's wearing make up or a skirt. Gloves but no socks is a contradiction, though — even a bit unsettling. I agree: some old-fashioned brogues with a nice pair of socks would have been nicer.
Still, impeccable look with a beautiful coat. Wouldn't mind seeing this much more often on guys than all the acid-wash jeans, chunky Nikes and, in particular, those awful low-cut v-neck fluorescent t-shirts.
this is a perfect look in my opinion; the proportions, colors and textures are spot-on. I love the rolled cuffs on a slim pant; i like the peek of ankle. great detailing on the jacket. He looks very sharp and still youthful. I especially like that his style seems to suit his personality so fully. well done, Sart!
for me he is the only guy i have seen that actually makes the Thom Browne thing look good (and not awkward). Maybe it is the length of the pants or his slim ankles and not-overly-exaggerated/chunky shoes.
The pants seem to be of a nice cotton, too, which i like. i also like the coat, the cuts seems a bit mod. i am sorry but for some reason i love the pants, the dark black in that fabric – wonder if they have a bit of stretch in them…
Just a totally great look with a touch of quirkiness to add interest and individuality. Love the shoes with no socks in this case–socks would have cut the look up too much. If he's cold he can turn down his trousers–ok!
Spot on dude, you nailed it. This was the look that was on all the runways two winters ago – down to the frail, skinny and pale look. Reminds me a lot of Dries van Noten. As cold as his ankles may be, it is absolutely necessary to go sockless so that the proportion of boxy on top works with skinny and shortened at the bottom. Perfect.
I love the fact that he dares to wear no socks in cold weather. I'm considering removing mine this very minute. I'll have to wait though until the gentleman in the next cubicle takes his cigarette break.
I want his shoes to be sleeker, with a long and low vamp. I also want them to be another color, grey. Man are grey leather oxford style shoes hard to find. Because the pants are so slim and rolled the shoes need to be as slim as possible. Some squishier loafer thing would have been nice, perhaps in suede. This is surely the most subtle cross dressing I may ever see.
The confusion about the shoes is astonishing. Since there is only about ten diffent classic types of shoes you should easily identify them as bluchers (not oxfords, not Doc Martens). It's probably cordovan leather. The Haircut ist Doc Marten which may have boosted the confusion about the shoes. Like the hair and the shoes.