100 years from now scholars and researchers will be assembling their evidence to document the decline of western culture and they’ll unearth this photo and it will feature prominently to support their research. It’s good you are willing to be the documentarian for this period.
Would you be king enough to explain how a man playing with colors and patterns can embody the decline of a civilization ?
May I remind you that in the XV, XVII, XVIIth century, men : kings, warriors, great musicians, writers, doctors, used to wear, silks, ribbons, colors, make up, jewels, wigs, heels and frills. And I bet you wouldn’t call their looks the infection of the failing of the European civilisation !
First, we’re not in the 15th century. Things are a little different today. Regardless.
At first blush I would say this gentleman is having fun, perhaps even twitting everyone during a very stressful and dangerous time. However, I travel extensively and I’ve come to view such “statements” as essentially giving the finger to society. In other words, the attitude projected is I’ll do whatever I please, sit wherever I please, offend whomever I please, take whatever I please, etc.
I do not know this gentleman and I am not accusing him of this attitude; simply that more often than not, when I’ve had encounters with people who present themselves as being on the leading edge of culture (and this dress does have that first impression impact) the underlying attitude is one of “it’s all about me”.
I do not think that this sort of attitude is healthy nor is it productive for a society or culture. Again, not that this gentleman is how I’ve described, but the first impression is not a productive one.
There is a method to this merry madness. There is actually balance and symmetry: the socks and shirt match, so do the shoes and necklace , even the prints on the robe and pants are similar…all held together with silky structure. He owns his style.
All sarcasm aside, and totally devoid of any criticism , I sincerely envy people who can be this secure within themselves. I’m trying, but I’m a long way from here. But I echo Dwight: props to him. Have a good day, my man.
Totally love this look on this person with this attitude and this way of holding himself, it makes me happy. I like how the necklace matches the shoes and how the prints clash. Mr. Salci please ignore the negative comments above!!!
I love and admire guys who have the courage and taste to push gender clothing boundaries !!
Men’s fashion lack so much off color, fantasy, innovation…
Once you’ve explored all the lapel lengths possibilities, you need something new.
And it is very interesting to see the difference in reaction between women appropriating mens fashion.
Men appropriating women “things” are still seen ridiculous, etc.
Women appropriating men’s things (well not all men things) are seen bold, classy, etc.
It says al lot about how we perceive mens attributes towards women attributes.
This man would be brave if only he’d live in the “real life”, with office colleagues, factory buddies… Instead of that, this gentleman goes from a hotel to another, a fashion week here a catwalk show there. Courage ? In the fashion show off world ? Come on…
Well, I am really surprised at the vitriol this outfit has drawn; yes it pushes the pattern boundaries but he looks comfortable and interesting. I am constantly amazed by the looks on women which are lauded and which are often ridiculous, uncomfortable and with no genuine elegance. Bravo, I think you look great.