Tuesday, August 15, 2006

On The Street… Vintage Guy, New York

Usually I’m not a big fan of looks that are too vintage but this look is just modern enough. I guess the only super vintage element is the color but even that is a nice break from downtown black and charcoal.


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  1. Anonymous

    August 15, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    One of my favorite jokes:

    Q: Do you know why NYers always wear blacK?

    A: They’re just waiting for something darker to come along.

    Funny, no? – JCH

  2. JT

    August 15, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    The word dapper comes to mind. I am on side with you that I generally don’t “do vintage”, but this one pulls it off. I love the hat.

  3. Gus Trenor

    August 15, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    I don’t like the break in the pants. The cuffs with the pointed shoes were a mistake. Very 90s. The outfit is too ironic.

  4. LEeds YORkshire

    August 15, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    he looks like a cool swedish Cappote, liking it….actually, loving it

  5. chango

    August 15, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    At first I wasn’t sure about the belt: but everything else works so I’ll overlook it.

    I’d also lose the leather wristband, unless it’s a watch, in which case, I guess it’s forgivable.

  6. Butch

    August 15, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    Again–see gentlemen below and comments about him–color carries the day.

  7. mike

    August 16, 2006 at 1:07 am

    I don’t like the hat.

    The rest is good though! Retro indeed.

  8. Megan

    August 16, 2006 at 9:08 am

    I love this. Color, hat, plaid all of it.

  9. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 9:20 am

    This is great personal style. Love the word tips of his oxford. The wristband works. His big navy airline bag and that porkpie hat is cool. I wish more men would have this guys sense of daring, individuality and nonchalance. In a sea of NY black, I agree with you, it is refreshing to see other colors.

  10. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 10:20 am

    Love the color of the pants.

    I wonder if a close-up of the shirt would show a tiny strip with a similar shade?

    I think a hat always adds – in addition to keeping the sun off you. This one goes nicely.

  11. Meredith

    August 16, 2006 at 11:05 am

    I love vintage and I love this. More men need to wear hats.

  12. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 11:26 am

    I like the outfit, I agree with it looking very Capote-y. Although my favourite part is the rolled up pants. They are rolled up just high enough for us to see his shoes but not high enough that we can distinguish what he is matching his socks to.

  13. kiarella

    August 16, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Like it, very ‘straight eye for the queer guy’.

  14. Anonymous

    August 18, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    He pulls off a look I always wished I could have when I tried the vintage route in the 80′s. It still works.

  15. Anonymous

    August 21, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Is that Charles Phoenix? He’s very cool, as is this young man, and so is this site.

  16. Anonymous

    March 31, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I like his sense of color. The hat is definitely fitting, casual and gentlmenly (if thats a word). Looks ready to go about town and tip his hat to a few of the ladies.

  17. Guy

    January 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I’m commenting in 2012 … and that vintage look is one of the “in” colors again. He may have seemed slightly dated in 2006, but he’s all hipster in January 2012.

  18. @lospapamatt

    April 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

    i’m just seeing this, but Guy above is right. This is now a very common look among “all the young dudes.” I guess by going back in time, brother got ahead of his time.

  19. Tina

    April 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I adored his look !
    Love it very much!

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