Thursday, December 14, 2006

On The Street…Upper Madison Ave., Manhattan

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  1. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    I like the wide space between the collar, very much.

  2. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Sherlock Chang.

  3. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    There is something wonderful again about a plaid woolen coat. For so long they looked tacky–but again there is a such a need for pattern and rhythm in a world of solid and dark Banana Republic monastic joylessness. This man wears it well-with confidence and naturalness.

  4. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    in a strange way i like this

  5. dolceaddict

    December 14, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    WOW

    i’ve always maintained that asian – or to be precise, japanese – men have the best style when it comes to men’s fashion

  6. dolceaddict

    December 14, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    haha scott you loved the coat so much you named the picture “plaidcoatMad” lol

  7. Butch

    December 14, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    Well, this is ALL about the coat, isn’t it? And what an extraordinary item it is! The large blanket-check is kept under control by the fundamental simplicity of shape and detail.

    And speaking of detail, the oversize collar-fastener wins my vote for the most surreal (and yet pleasing) clothing accoutrement of the decade. Definitely has a life–maybe several–of its own.

    PS, properly fitting sleeves would have made a good thing even better….

  8. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 9:15 pm

    What’s the little piece hanging from the collar? The plaid matches so it looks like it’s supposed to be there. From the curve of the piece I think it’s supposed to button across to the other side. Is it some holdover from a military trench style?

  9. Just an Observation

    December 14, 2006 at 9:22 pm

    How gorgeous is this plaid…and the colors are beautiful……the only thing you cannot tell from thee photo if it’s wool or a cashmere ….which would make it absolutely SEXY for meeee.

    Thanks!

  10. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    Would it be to over the top to suggest that he take shorter strides when under the umbrella so that the tips of his shoes don’t get wet and throw off – even if ever so slightly – the WICKEDNESS of his outfit?

    Uh, ya…I thought so.

    mltt

  11. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    My dear, why such a scowl? A more positive attitude would do justice to your nice coat! And it’s so warm in NYC — no excuse!!

  12. purechris

    December 14, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    I’m amazed that the plaid matches even on the belt!!!

  13. Q

    December 15, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Pensive, almost to the point of angry. Lovely style though. Then again, he IS Asian (I think); style is in the genes.

  14. Kara

    December 15, 2006 at 12:32 am

    That is a great coat! He looks so sharp and classic, while so far from boring.

  15. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 12:33 am

    The coat is so obviously expensive. Every single overlap and line matches on the plaid, the attention to detail with the fabric is fantastic. The shoulders sit well on him, but maybe the sleeves are a tad long. The collar is so interesting too, it almost looks high set while framing the face away from the neck. I like the level of confidence it takes to do ‘thirties’ gangster hair, that hard, slick part. The shoes are nicley worn, I even like how the toes are wet from puddles. Why then, don’t I love this? The elements are great but I just can’t say it truly does anything for me. Maybe the coat fabric is a little too stiff, and the break on the pants a little too slouchy. Somehow the shoes are too casual for the rigidity of the fabric, but match the classic “car coat” feeling. Lots to like, not enough to love.

  16. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 1:23 am

    looks a little too big for his frame, but it’s still fabulous

  17. Zaydoun

    December 15, 2006 at 3:43 am

    That is one toasty looking coat

  18. Delphine

    December 15, 2006 at 4:26 am

    OK, but… where is the smile?

  19. Lit

    December 15, 2006 at 4:48 am

    I think that’s right up there with the best coats we’ve seen this season, quite incredible. Look how snuggly it fits, perfection. And paired with those shoes, makes the entire outfit sensational!! I really do like and appreciate the way this gentleman is dressed-bravo!

  20. Grumps

    December 15, 2006 at 4:49 am

    That’s not a coat it’s a doormat. Hideous.

  21. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 4:51 am

    LOOK at the way the lines on the belt are perfectly in line with the lines on the main body of the coat. its a coat made by a master. this is the perfection that makes clothes beyond fashionable. its like the tailor saying there is a right way of doing things, and a wrong way, I will do it the right way.its rocket science.

  22. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 6:46 am

    The arm length in his coat is nice. Well put together with a bit of edge.

  23. milktoast

    December 15, 2006 at 6:49 am

    I want to like this ensemble but its just not working for me! Is it the shoes? The glasses? Should the gentleman be taller to carry the busy coat?

  24. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 7:03 am

    What a great look! Love the plaid and color combination!

  25. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 7:09 am

    First impression: Courageous! The large plaid is an eye catcher. Good combination of colors, too. In other words: Love the look!

  26. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 8:26 am

    Beautiful. Great cut, and I love the way the shoes subtly mirror the tan in the coat.

  27. ageez

    December 15, 2006 at 10:21 am

    i dunno on this one…the coat looks like it’s too big for his frame. IMO it’s wearing him, when he should be wearing it.

  28. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    Let’s see…regarding the darker shoe tips…

    He’s holding an umbrella. But everything looks dry.

    When I first looked, I said that the shoe tips are designed that way, with a darker brown tip. The pattern seems so uniform, but it’s hard to say for sure.

    Sart? You were there…elucidate, perhaps?

    Thanks, – JCH

  29. janvangogh

    December 15, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Is this a trick question?

  30. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    Wouldn’t have worn the suede shoes in that weather.

    They’re probably ruined now.

  31. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    Sherlock Chang?? Not a particularly open-minded or clever thing to say: Famous detective plus stereotypical Asian last name?

    It’s a shame that you feel you must associate his race with his amazing fashion sense.

    As a woman of Asian descent, I’d like to say that negative AND positive stereotypes tend to reinforce a further divide between the races.

    Please remember that there are people of all types with bad or good fashion sense and that it is not because of what race they happen to be born into.

    Asian or not, I love this look.

  32. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    my first reaction is that i love the coat (the plaid, the style details) but that his dour expression and the way it hangs on him (too big, or something?) turns me off.

    -robin in l.a.

  33. enygma

    December 15, 2006 at 8:32 pm

    I have to agree with the above commentor’s sentiments. I love this site and I even enjoy reading the comments. However, whenever I read a poster’s commenting on how an individual’s ethnicity contributes to his sartorial skills, I tend to cringe. Believe it or not, I’ve seen Asian men dress horribly so dressing well is not a genetic trait. I can only assume that that person has not been around Asians that much. If another poster comes along later on and tells me or the previous poster to “lighten up” a la Rosie O’Donnell, I can only bemoan the lack of enlightenment in our society. Other than these types of cringe-inducing comments, I love this site and the pictures.

  34. Anonymous

    December 16, 2006 at 2:25 am

    ^^^^^^^
    Anonymous well said…

    I was really offended reading alot of these comments glad you set the record straight

    On the other hand im loving the coat and I love the contrast of his shoes being wet

    i think it gives a rhonest real world look rather then just a standerd model shot it

  35. Anonymous

    December 16, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    Aha! It’s the proportion that’s off – the belt/waist is too low – it makes his torso look very long, but his legs look almost stumpy. This has been bugging me, but I think that’s what’s not quite right about an otherwise bodacious coat.

  36. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    ohmylordjesus. he is SO pretty.

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