I want to love this because my boyfriend is also a stocky asian…but I just find that the fit of this man’s suit is a tad unflattering. I understand the look he’s going for but I think he missed the target just a tad. For someone with already narrow shoulders why would you want to further accentuate that? He looks a little clownish and a little too little boyish to be a charmer. I want that suit to be cut a little wider in the shoulder and the waist and then I would find this man extremely dreamy. Ahhh…
Cool. I like the individual constituent items (esp the Black Fleece style blazer) but together it’s a tiny bit bold and costumey for my tastes. Like a cross between a member of the Hives, Jerry Lewis, and a broad comedic character from an Indiana Jones film. He looks like he might have a jalopy, a straw boater and a beaverskin coat… I’ve been looking for a pair of proper saddle shoes to wear with dark jeans for a while – all I seem to find is either vintage pairs or new golf shoes.
Im not sure whats worse, the label left on his shoes, the Louis Vuitton folio, the rings, the stylized facial hair or his overall demenior. However I like all the little white details socks / shirt / jacket.
Cultural reference: from the waist-up, it’s less “The Charmer” to me, and more “The Prisoner,” as Patrick McGoohan used to wear a blazer with similar piping in the 60′s spy-fantasy series. Not that that’s a bad thing…
Take the tag off the shoes and they’re genius (and probably incredibly comfortable, tag or not). And eliminate the LV logo.
Just in case you were wondering what the French contributer above said I’ve tried to translate it as best I can using my poor schoolboy french: “I find the photograph very amusing! The photograph only. As regards the model, I find his clothing not very flattering (it seems very tight in the jacket with the button ready to pop!). The rings are amusing, but only one would have been enough, no? The jacket is very nice. As are the shoes, but why leave the label on? A mixture of good and very bad taste. Too bad.” Hm, Moi aussi, mate. moi aussi.
This is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s Poindexter Gets Laser Surgery and Moves to the Bronx– or maybe post-modern Great Debater– and I love it.
While the sideburns, the brass knuckles, and the shoe tag puzzle may be confusing to some, they are clear nods to hip-hop/street style– the shoe tag in particular. A walk around Harlem circa 1994 would help– it would reveal that Timberlands were the thing, and the freshness of one’s Timbs was indicated not only by the cleanness of the shoe, but by the presence of the tag. Among people of limited means, “fresh” attire– fresh anything– is golden. This is why boys in hoods nationwide keep “the sticker” on their fitted caps, and girls keep the little leather tag on their Coach belts. This reality is surely what this charmer is paying ironic homage to.
This look is indeed “a mixture of good and very bad taste,” and it’s effin’ fantastic.
I really don’t know if he is rockabilly, preppy, hipster or something else. I do love him just the way he is. Its slick, a bit smarmy, but in the absolutely cutest way. And the jacket is a perfect fit. He is working it very well.