I love how his outfit gets more formal as you look up. It starts with the sandals that look primarily made of rope, then the tatered, frayed jean shorts, then a rather nice by comparison jacket an undershirt. Great look to him overall, though it makes you wonder how comfortable those sandals are…
I am just confused. Did he get those sandals off the set of a Ben Hur movie? Or maybe he time traveled back to ancient Greece and mugged a plebian for his shoes. Either way, they look kinda' cool in the same sense that wearing a bear skin tied around your shoulders to keep warm looks cool, but is completely uncomfortable and impractical. On the other hand, given how many times I have suffered in high heels in the name of fashion, maybe it's about time men starting wearing really uncomfortable shoes…
it's a little too intentional especially with the jacket and long sleeve shirt but, any man who would dane to put these on without a joke in heart gets credit for coming out of the box. (just hope he had his man-pedicure first)
I hate those sandals… But I love that he's wearing them! It's liberating to see someone putting together an outfit according to his/hers mood of the day, rather than anxiously please someone elses eyes. Personality is always fashionable!
There was a shoe manufacturer in the 80's called Unisa..who made sandals for women in a similar vein as these. Unisa added beads to theirs. Kind of reminiscent..but these have the look of homemade. I think the fact that there is something more suitable for a woman is what is off-putting about them on a gent.
To me, shorts with a blazer in men is the equivalent to women's sleeveless turtlenecks (which I no longer see any of, thank God): it defeats the purpose of what you're wearing, since form doesn't follow function.
In other words, wouldn't it be sensible to think you are wearing a blazer because the weather calls for that type of layering? Then why are you also wearing shorts and no socks? Does that mean your arms and torso get chilly but your legs don't?
Somebody please explain to me the thinking (and the appeal) behind this look, because apparently I'm not smart enough to understand it.
I love this entire look. Chic and simple- thumbs up for the stylish men- I have sandals similar to his in black leather wrap around my ankle- I get so many compliments when I wear them. It's 107 today in New York and I have them on……
This outfit does not work at all! It's far too top heavy and bottom light. I'm surprised how many people fawned over this look … I bet if a woman wore the equivalent outfit, she'd be crucified. Speaking of which, not digging the Jesus sandals. They just look weird.
If he wore long jeans and dark brown leather sandals, then he'd be looking sweet.
@ Gabriel. I can understand your confusion, but this look is probably not the result of logic calculation, but of mood, temperament and passion – the salamander on his jacket seems to point in that direction as well. That doesn't mean it isn't well thought out though! I think he strikes an intriguing and attractive balance between masculine and feminine, formal and informal, cool and warm.
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. You present some very good (and very agreeable) points: Weather and necessity should indeed not be the only factors that determine the look of an outfit. I understand that the contrasts you mention seem to be an integral part of his sense of play, and believe me when I say I'm all for creative dressing (in fact, I'm far from conservative in my own choices), but I feel like the items that give form to this outfit are too clashing and stylistically incompatible to present a cohesive visual whole.
I have to admit, he is quite daring, and he certainly has a knack for provoking divergent opinions!
Never in 100 years, would I expect to see "Jorts" on the Sartorialist website. Here in the U.S. South, jorts are exceedingly bad form. There is no level of accessories that can make up for wearing jean shorts.
Men in sandals? Super models, ultra muscle men, some nice dudes it's okay! But a semi baldy middle age man wear it? NEVER TRENDY OR FASHION! Jacket it's so big to him and side view don't show real effect.
Now that looks great. Men look much sexier when they wear worn looking clothing then when they look “nice”. There just really is not much attractive about a tidy looking suit coat. But here it goes perfectly.
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