I think the problem is generalising that “any colour that Africans fashion themselves with can only look so much better”. Though that might seem to be a compliment in this case, generalisations based on race should be steered cleared off, because a converse generalisation can be quite devastating, if you know what I mean.
This dude rocks, by the way, pale blue scarf and green shoes, but without looking costumey at all?! Lovely!
“chet said” you are way off base about the “inappropriate comments on race”….I am a person of colour (asian) and I consider it a true compliment when people tell me how lucky I am to be able to wear so many colours!!!!!!!!! None of the other comments are off colour (excuse the pun ;) !!!!!!!!!!!
Guys who look like this have motivated me to shop in the men’s section not for my boyfriend, but for myself! Because of this blog, I’ve found myself increasingly influenced by men’s wear. I want his jacket!
Oh OH, People, forget the ‘racial’ issues here. We are talking colour combinations…that is all….Do you know the first ‘colour’ that I noticed on his outfit was the bit near his waist where the jacket is open and you can see the green/blue coming together…GREAT!
NOW, If someone would please tell me where those young ladies get those ‘forever’ long legs to buy so I can go and get me some!
I don’t really take iradakl’s comments as a racial stab. I’m an African-American that was born and raised in the racially charged South, so if anyone can recognize an attempt of that nature, it would be me.
I take what was said as a compliment. So many brothers and sisters are ashamed of the limitations that they feel their complexions place upon them. It’s good to see someone recognizing the beauty within it.
Oh, the race car… honestly folks. I was once being interviewed for a local television program and the interviewer (african-american male) asked me if people at my former high school were jealous of me because of my race (asian). I was completely taken off-guard and confused, much like this young man would be if you told him his race makes him perfect for all colors.
Anyway, enough with the rant. He’s wearing my favorite colors. My room is painted in a similar blue and green. I love the chill, youthful vive. Creamy colors go so much farther than uber-saturated colors.
Anonymous 858am, I totally feel you! this blog has made my (college girl) style much manlier and I’m the better for it. I also notice much more about how a man is dressed…and date better dressed men. ;-) See, Sart, you’re making the world a better place!
Eh: if you think Africans can wear whatever colors they want, you’re probably just engaging in a little wishful-thinking / grass-is-greener envy. There are a million shades of brown, and just like any other color, there are things each shade will match and things it won’t. (My skin + a mustard-color shirt = looks like I need to be taken to a hospital.)
If it makes you feel any better, I’m sure more than a few black people have thought about the colors they’d love to wear if they were white, or redheads, or whatever. (Just completely apart from, you know, the standards of beauty and humanity in the U.S. being based around whiteness, fostering horrible internalized racism among black people, to the point where before Brown v. Board of Education they could show little black children from segregated schools black and white dolls and say “which one is pretty” and they’d point to the white one, and “which one is ugly and dirty” would get them pointing to the black one — you know, totally apart from all *that* kind of stuff.)