Not a little bit too ‘waiter at Indochine/Bond Street’? That’s the trouble with monochromatic menswear… tends to look formulaic or like a [stiff] uniform. If it weren’t for the fit, i’d say this was a miss.
I disagree with the uniform comment – all-black always makes me think of public-relations students, or people in publishing. I went through a huge all-black stage for a couple of years, and I really miss how simple it was. Plus, if your blacks are well-coordinated (as they are here), it’s almost impossible not to look chic and pulled together (again, as here).
I do have very clear memories of how hot it can be to wear black in summer, though – poor bugger. But he looks, agreed, very cool anyway!
This man is in the band The Battles, his father is a very talented musician as well. Battles are smart, talented, expansive and concise. I just saw them in Houston, rarely is there a fashion/Rock crossover here, so when I saw him, my heart jumped a bit I was so excited.
This is a classic case of, if you’re young, anything looks great and sexy on you. His light coloration helps too. But this is all about his being young and slim and therefore very sexy and alluring. I’d be willing to bet this is his work uniform … waiter, bartendar, whatever. Esp. with those shoes … given his youth, probably the only pair of black dress shoes he owns. Yes, the shoes are terribly out-of-date; but at his age, he’s not wearing them except when he’s off to work. Love his racial ambiguity. Cleary mixed-race (in USA terms) or mestizo (in Latino terms). Wish the fashion world embraced this look more in its choice of models. It’s the global look of the future! BTW, the rule of thumb with wearing black is quality matters. All black is more distinctive if all the ingredients of your wardrobe are well made and designed items. That’s why the awful shoes stand out so prominently.