I agree, I like each piece in a way separately but they look like jumbled fabrics tossed in a pile on top of a person. He clearly has taste and an eye for selection but, this outfit is pieced together all wrong
You took the words right out of my mouth, he clearly can select nice pieces but this outfit is styled very well. The beanie hat with that coat, a dress shirt and tie with those pants… its just doesnt work for me… at all
I see only two things to praise about this photo: the subject’s temerity in wearing, at the same time, that outfit and that expression and the extent of Mr. Sartorialist’s authority in the fashion blogosphere, so indisputable as to receive such blind praise for such an aesthetic affront.
John Berger said that art is no longer when creation oversteps the inherent bounds of its media. Such is the case here â€“Â proportion, coherence, harmony be damned.
You know Scott, I find I am really beginning to dislike this overly thought out, stylised way of dressing and surprise surprise it does seem to be ever present around the shows… It seems to be a direct result of the rise of street-style photography. I don’t, perhaps I am too synical… mais je ne crois pas. xx
Sometimes it amazes me the narrow-mindedness of people who post comments on this blog. Presumably you have an interest in fashion if you visit this blog (and yes,the dirty word fashion, not just “style”), and so you would be intrigued, interested, happy-to-see, something that is different from what is seen everywhere else. That’s what fashion is, creating something new all the time, moving forward. Why are people who comment on here, often so incapable of appreciating fashion?! Get with it folks…this man looks fashionable and wonderful!
Don’t take this as an argument, because it is an interesting discussion to me, but I think that fashion isn’t JUST creating something new. Anybody can create something new with their wardrobe. There’s a reason though, that people judge and critique what shows up on the runway, because as fun as it is to do something totally new, we still expect it to look good and include some sense of style. I do not think that what this guy is wearing is… good. Clearly he is trying something new. Clearly there are some nice elements here. Also, not quite as clear, is that it’s just not coming together well. I can appreciate the fact that he’s trying something new, but that doesn’t mean i have to like the final outcome as a whole.
If, by fashion, you mean what a few people with the cultural capital to capture the attention of an insular community happen to produce, then “appreciating fashion” simply means accepting the taste of another individual.
In which case, as one can very reasonably reject the taste of another while preferring one’s own, your charge of “narrow-mindedness” is invalid.
Refusing to “get with it,” I maintain that the man looks abysmal.
I love this look. He’s using the three color rule, (then subtly adding black), and doing it well. Come on people, since when is it trying too hard. Half these posts are people wearing clothes that they have thought out beforehand, including pocket handkerchiefs, great ties, etc.
I have to admit the look does suggest (to me) that he tried too hard, but the point is he tried. I think it was Scott that once said if your closet is filled with things you love, you could go in the dark, pull an outfit and it will be fabulous because it’s what YOU love; bonus: if you wear it confidently it shows.