Broadly speaking the look is fine. The rolled cuffs on the pants are borderline-I think they’d work better if the pants were more casual. The rolled dress pants in combination with the laceless shoes looks affected to me. Like the shirt and the hat, which suits him well.
Wow! I’m shocked to see this look here in LA,LA,LAND! I’ve live here and the look here, 9/10 times, is $300 Jeans with an Affliction shirt or some kind of t-shirt with a skull on it. This is very refreshing to see this kind of look.
I feel he’s walking the fine line between cool and caricture. It’s the pants i’m concerned about, i agree with dan 9:32am on them, although it’s the laceless shoes that look cool to me. Interesting post. SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK!!
I know L.A. like I know the freckles on my nose and I can’t recognize this street. The manicured trees say Bev. Hills but his style says Echo Park. I would say Robertson between 3rd and Wilshire but the street looks too wide and empty. La Brea near 3rd?… Beverly Dr. near Olympic?… she said grasping desperately.
Mind boggled. Circuits overloading.
Oh, yeah. I like the guy’s clothes too. I especially dig his chapeau — I’ve got half a dozen just like it in straw, felt, denim and yes, hemp…. after the hemp hat has reached near death I’m gonna give it a proper cremation…. in my pipe….hee hee hee
I so get what you mean with The Stockholm Look. Rolled up pants and shirts buttoned all the way up are flooding the streets of sĂ¶dermalm. Where you should go to take pictures btw. People tend to use their imagination more when getting dressed on the south side of Stockholm.
Again, simplicity for maximum result. Sweden (and in fact Scandinavia as a whole) is well known for their clean look and no-nonsense attitude towards design on different levels – interior, architecture, clothing and lots more -.
for this to be the stockholm look, he should maybe loose the hat and get himself a pair of rayban wayfarer-style glasses. also, change those shoes to something smaller, like the urban outfitters plimsolls. more, put a vintage leather bag in his hand. that should do the trick.
Interesting that none of the above comments mentioned the pressed slacks vs. the non-pressed shirt. If I am not going to iron something, then IMO something needs to go straight from the hot dryer to a hanger. I do like the shoes, have to wear mine before summer is over! Jorge from W Palm Beach
Neat! Read the interview u gave to Urban, a pull-put of the Straits Times. i really like yr business model: travel n shoot, load up pix to site with minimum words and viola, let the visitors do the rest…
Great perspective. I like how his hat is dark and the pants are dark with the contrast of the white shoes and white shirt, plus the way the sky is whited out, it looks like layers of white and black. Great shot, as always.
It looks to me like the photo was taken on Larchmont, which is near Melrose. I like the look, minimal but with a bit of attitude. I bet the shirt is a little looser than portrayed here, as his arms are tucked in. This look probably looks better still than in motion. Nice bokeh on the photo, not too much blur.
the untucked shirt with the short trousers makes him look top heavy… long of torso and short of leg. i’m surprised no one has noticed this, but maybe most people don’t see it as looking wrong. trousers that are so low at the waist they’re practically falling down are a regular sight now, so perhaps our collective sense of proportion has been readjusted ?
Nice and relaxed yet sharp. Paradoxically it is the artfully turned up trouser leg and the slouchy cut of the trews that gives this look and edge and sharpness that sets of the almost peasanty looking shirt.
I love the intentional imbalances of it all. The too-long sleeves, the short pants. The wrinkled shirt and the seam of the pant. And the clean white bucks sans laces or socks. All in all, it’s a stylishly put together look.
How come I never see people dressed this impecibly in Los Angeles?
Well, there are those who go beyond the trendy in L.A. And they are jewels …fun and true.
You guys who think L.A. has no style are looking at people in the hi-end places where everyone looks like they’ve been “styled”.
If you wanna see style, you gotta check out the low-end places and stay away from Robertson Blvd., Melrose and the Sunset Plaza – where everyone is “pretty” and wears Tory Burch or Ed Hardy or Marc Jacobs or Joe’s Jeans.
At Lucy Florence, for instance, you’ll find a crew of folk who have very fresh style . Downtown near the lofts it’s not just head-to-toe black for its own sake, some of those people have real style. Echo Park, Leimert, parts of Venice, Eagle Rock…. check it out. Those bits of town get little play and they’re where so much is happening stylistically.
In fact today I bought a pair of houndstooth poly/wool very tight (almost legging-like but with a zipper) pants circa 1972ish and they are as fly as anything I’ve seen Rick Owens (a left coast homeboi – not French – and I’ve lived in France aussi) throw down… and I love me some Rick Owens – but I can’t afford him because I’m not a millionaire.
L.A. ain’t all actors and Hollywood types. You just have to put your tentacles out there to find the interesting people who know the difference between fashion and style. If you want to find good style here… like good people…. you have to look in the nooks and crannies. It takes a bit more effort.
I own the company that makes his shoes and I can assure you that they are made to be worn without laces. There is elastic on top of the tongue to give you a firm comfortable fit. Also, they come with laces as well and can be worn either way.
funny about this term, ‘the stockholm look’…i dig the style in this shot alot. funky simplicity.
i’m not from europe but live in stockholm now. basically i would say this is more odenplan than, say, megborgaplatsen but maybe that’s an unfair comparison. you’re likely to see great style wherever you go here. the rolled up trousers and shoes,and slightly longer hanging shirt, rather more than the shirt being buttoned up, is what i would consider ‘stockholm’. in the summer that is….
funny, i dont really think this look suits him. its a bit contrived. i really dislike the non-pressed shirt/ pressed pants thing. the ABAB color thing (for lack of better explaining) doesnt really work for me either…
looove it. very excited to see that your in my city. LA has style and beautiful people. if you pay attention not everyone here wears ed hary hoodies and antik denim we are a very chic and beautiful people in a laid -back way.
Sorry, I’m not digging the rolled up trousers and too-small hat. And why would a person wear rolled up trousers, shoes without socks (or laces), leave his shirt untucked, and yet button the shirt all the way up? Or maybe that was your point in taking the photo–the man’s indecision between being comfortable and being correct.
If his shirt were pressed or he had shoelaces it just wouldn’t be the same. He looks so nattily unkempt. If he didn’t throw all this on in 5 seconds to go out first thing in the morning to get coffee for himself and a lover, please don’t ever tell me!