That looks like a shirt he made into shorts: i.e. sewed the bottom of shirt together leaving room for legs and turned sleeves inside & stitched up for pockets. a wide necked shirt could do this… I might just try it myself for some “bloomer style” play shorts.
for Anon 11:48 The fact that this man is posted next to Fred Astaire is what I am proud of in the blog – a true range of styles to me if i skewed one way more than another the blog would less interesting.
The first time EVER(!) that I like the “baggy” shorts/trouser element. Great personal style this man has (though I can only imagine the reception in central Milan!). I think that the “relative” convention of the shirt is necessary for the look to be successful, however.
“It’s pictures like this that have caused me to look at your blog less and less”
If you don’t like it, move on to another picture or just simply don’t visit.
Why use “anonymous”…? nothing to be ashame about… maybe your sence of style…? but then again, we don’t see you… thank goodness!
Oh and about the look, I REALLY DON’T SEE “HAMMER PANTS HERE”! He carries this look very well! I know it’s all in the eye of the beholder… but alot of you are missing it… it’s not a bad thing that you are.
I don’t know what everyone has against the pants! They look really comfortable, and echo the kind of whole plantation-worker vibe has going on (is that just me?). I’m all for new shapes…and I love his elegantly gray hair.
Right on, Sart. I love this photo!! The first thing I thought was, “Westwood,” and I’m glad someone could confirm. The thing is, he’s so casual and effortless, the crazy Westwood shapes are actually subtle and subersive!! I’m overwhelmed by his utter coolness. -from PDX, OR
ack, i’d have to say that if there’s any factor that wants me to “look at this blog less and less,” it’s all the purely negative and judgemental comments about any creatively disagreeable look. whatever. but fortunately for me, the sart delivers again and again with photos that, regardless of whether i like or dislike, get or don’t get, i believe demonstrate an integrity in vision and intention… right on.
Wow, those pants! I suspected they were some kind of ethnic attire, and just googled them using someone else’s term ‘dhoti’.
Yes they are genuine draped trousers worn by Indian men, and as such I wouldn’t call them a ‘fashion’ item – unless they are ripoffs by a European designer who has gone to India and thought, hey, they look great, I might put them in my next collection.
He looks cool, comfortable and not at all as if he is trying hard to impress the fashion cognoscenti. Good on him!
i’m always surprised by how “upset” or “offended” some people sound in their comments when they don’t like the style of the person pictured. i don’t see the big offense of having different fashion sensibilities.
This look could be ridiculous on so many men but on this man it looks fabulous. I see the grey hair but have no sense of his age. This makes him even more intriguing. He looks like a man with a very interesting story to tell.
I’ve seen this sort of pants quite a bit lately (in pictures, alas, not here) and also in a rather good book whose name escapes me about the avante-gard and eighties fashion–in that instance, an eighties Girbaud ad. Also, now that I think about it, in a picture of people in various types of traditional Indian dress. They caught my eye in the eighties book, and I thought they were awful. But there’s something great about them, a traditional/non-western cut that hasn’t been assimilated to contemporary/traditional western fashion and so looks genuinely bizarre, startling and new. Also, they’re anti-: what is one supposed to do but show the correctly-shaped body in the correct manner? These don’t do that; they aren’t about “sexy”…which is fantastic. In an inverse way, there’s something so compelling and erotic about a style which refuses to prioritize glittering, correctly-commoditized “sexy”.
Latley, I am getting very irritated at the posts on this blog..
Being critical is one thing, being blindly judgemental is another!
I find alot of people here tend to dismiss something completely or give over the top praise (and then often only if the person is really good-looking). ..
Yes, fashion is fickle, but it’s also a creative outlet; just because one couldn’t wear something oneself, doesn’t mean it’s an outright faux pas for god’s sake! Open your minds! That’s how change occurs.
Like it’s been said before, think ABSTRACTLY, not in terms of judging something a ‘do’ or a ‘don’t'!
Alright I’m done my rant now. I couldn’t hold back, I just get such a good feeling when I see people that don’t look like everyone else.
I love this easy casual look. the shirt and the pants look great together, on him. The guy is very handsome and this look suits him; not too sure someone with a different persona or body type could pull this off without looking ridiculous. Would love to see this guy wear his hair loose.
The pants suit his frame and style….however, the combination of the shirt, which is also very undone and rumpled, gives the overall look a bag-lady effect. I would have like a more tailored shirt to balance the volume of the pants
This blog has far too many pretentious know-it-all who know next to nothing. The pants are great, working quite well under the circumstances. To be stylish partly means to be way out of left field and not merely to pander to some expectation.
In this picture you see a short version of the hakama, the Japanese traditional male trousers. I just want to say: where did he find them? I want the urban ninja style next year! Again, I’m so sorry about the reluctant reactions of many of you to a slight unconventional outfit. This explains way certain examples of streetwear innovation can be found in Milan, Stockholm, Tokyo, and not in a place where a fashion icon is called MC Hammer!
The pants remind me of hachibu, a sort of pants Japanese construction workers often wear that was inspired by Western knickerbockers. I actually dig them more than the shirt, which seems kinda weird and bunchy. Might have just been that it needed to be pulled down for the photo or something, though. In any case, great summer outfit.