I don’t know why but I really like this. He reminds me vaguely of a Renaissance merchant or something… I usually don’t like short pants, but I’m really into those argyle socks! And the way his shoes are laced…
Somehow I think this outfit could work for girls as well…
After the rash of downright unpleasant comments about the previously posted photo of Mr. Inglese, who IMO looks rather dapper and neat, I hate to think of the vitriol commenters might heap upon this gentleman’s sartorial choices, clearly neither dapper nor neat.
Let’s hope not. I hope that tone of the conversation we enjoy here owing to The Sartorialist’s and his subjects’ generosity and creativity can concern itself with cogent explanations of differing viewpoints about style, rather than summary judgments and mean-spirited criticism. I hope we can all try to communicate what we like or don’t like about these often compelling images, and *why*, so that we can all experience a broader understanding.
To that point, IMO this gentleman’s skinny trousers, while clearly worn deliberately short, look rather juvenile accompanied by multicoloured argyle socks and canvas plimsoles. I assume this effect is intentional. But a certain dissonance arises from the mismatching effect of larky trousers and socks with a dramatic sweeping cape-like poncho and romantic flowing locks.
Sart often implores us to focus on the strong element depicted rather than passing judgment on a total look, and so I’ll focus praise on the great-looking cloak and ignore the rather immature too-short trousers. Perhaps the gentleman will find a pair of sturdy boots that will do his grand outerwear justice.
He had me until I got to the shoes…I was thinking Clint Eastwood from ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ until then. Long stringy hair, big poncho, somber look. I like the poncho, but would have preferred some boots to add weight to the look. I like the trainers in themselves though – nice color with the argyle socks!
Scary guy, scarier outfit… But the beautiful receding lines in the background make for an interesting photo. Wonder if it’s okay for a woman over 30 to wear her skinny pants like this — above the ankle, with sneakers and crazy socks!
Maybe I’m being overly critical, but this looks extremely pretentious to me.
Maybe it’s because I went to art school and dudes would roam around campus looking like this to prove they were odd and make sure everyone knew it.
This man is obviously not afraid to take risks though, so kudos and I think he had potential to get it just right.
IF it were me, I would lose the longer sleeved garment under the poncho, wear longer pants, ditch the socks altogether and adopt a more structured shoe. maybe a loafer kind of thing, without socks, skinny black pants and the poncho with short sleeves. Could work as a cool summer night thing. Summer camp!
Sometimes I think the Sart likes how we “dress the world” as much as how we dress ourselves. Here the white stubbed ends of his shoes mirror the white stubbed ends of the stairs and he, a handsome, if somewhat bedraggled, counterpoint to the rigid architecture. How much you love people! So grateful.
Love the background â€“ and the poncho â€“ but what is up with the sneakers? I see how they match the stairs but outside of that I think boots would have looked better. I mean, what’s the point of covering up with a poncho if your shoes are going to get wet?
as an architect, much of the delight i find in your photos is seeing how the backgrounds behind your characters shape what they wear and how they are perceived. many times the environment seens to set off the person much more than the clothes. the attention to detail in this modern facade and staircase has set an incredible backdrop for this man.
This is one of those rare photos that makes me want to know more about him and his life. He just looks so…mysterious? Magical? Fascinating. I love that there are men in the world who will put together, and walk about town in, an ensemble like this.