This happens? This happens, in the States? I’m appalled. I love the pants. And, I’m so glad he’s not wearing boots. If he had boots, he would be a drill sergeant. But, those shiny, pointed, buckled shoes make it amazing. I want him to be on a white horse. Jesus. Normally I would hate the girdle wrinkling the jacket, but with the sleeves like they are, I love it. And the peacock feather — the only accessory — played too well. The hat perched on his perfectly shaped head. This is incredible.
You all, this is neither “stunning” nor “original.” The shirtless look with that belt placement (and type of belt) plus the tilt of the hat is too trendy femme. If the shot was taken knee-up I would just have assumed he was wearing high heels or platforms.
It looks like he spent too long in front of a mirror composing himself – which is never a good thing.
And the riding breeches are just plain weird here.
i must disagree with those calling this man’s outfit contrived or costumey. some people just fall out of the womb fabulous, and i believe this man to be one of them. he knows the difference between fashion and style, yet plays with both. this is by far the most interesting individual i have seen in months of looking at this site.
Fantastic in every way. I especially love the silhouette of the pants. And those shoes, those beautiful shoes! Even though this man is slim to begin with, I love that this is an outfit essentially anyone with the gall and attitude could wear well. But you’ve gotta wonder: How does the hat stay on?!
I love this outfit! Surprisingly, it has both masculine and feminine elements. I could imagine borrowing some of them – especially the trousers, I wish I could find breeches like that for riding! This used to be the traditional shape of riding trousers, but nowadays they can only be spotted far away from the stable yards.
I do not want to comment on outfit, which is seriously brave. Just wonder where do poeple like him work? Or what could his profession be? Or did he just simply walk of some runway or theater? Even being from europe I just can’t imagine how to pull this of on a work day…give me some enlightenment.
Wow I am really surprised at how many positive comments there are about this outfit. The last ambitious man in heals was boo-ed by many! What is the difference?
The man himself is gorgeous but the clothes that adorn him are not. It strange-ly uncomfortable. The pants look like bad composite of skinny jeans and dress slacks. How does he keep the hat right all day? too much work!!!!
I would love to commend this guy for actually wearing this in public, and I suppose it does take a lot of confidence to carry it off, but when it all boils down to it..he just looks ridiculous. I would love the belt if it was with a flowy dress, and the blazer is decent as are the shoes. I think those pants are absolutely RIDICULOUS! I just don’t understand why anyone would want to wear them. The peacock feather is a nice accessory and i LOVE the fedora, it’s fabulous. I guess what I’m really trying to say is that I like these pieces as separates (minus the pants) and I wish that he added a more masculine touch to it.
Love the idea of it, but I think I would be fussing all day making sure it was still looking immaculate. The styling seems unrealistic to me because it is a standing-only look; as soon as he sits at a table the impact of the pants, shoes and belt are gone and it is only the hat, the feather and the man-cleavage top draw your eye, and those element would seem too camp with out the balance of the lower half.
hes a cutie! i love that belt and his whole outift actually. he totally is channelling grace jones. by the way, i love how this photo gets so much attention and so many comments. its well deserved in my opinon!
There seem to be a lot of negative feelings about precise, composed looks such as this one: “trying too hard,” “costumey”, etc. What is so terrible about intentionally creating an image with one’s clothing? Not everyone wants to blend in and look random, haphazard and plain. There need to be peacocks like this one in the world; they inspire those with less courage to stop being so bashful and have a little fun in life.
I love the messing with gender theme that’s been so prominent on this blog recently – the lad in heels and jumpsuit, the femme from the 80′s, the boy/girl dichotomy on yesterday’s white t shirt post etc.
More of this very stylish gender-bending and the more intelligent elements of the commentary, please!
I’ve followed this blog for a long time and I rarely comment on any of the photos. This one, however, I absolutely love. I salute this brother!
He has succeeded in his goal, which is to influence you. Whether you love this outfit or hate it, you’ve been influenced by the vision he’s created, and he has thereby pushed you forward a little. Trust me, somewhere in the world a look inspired by this outfit will hit the street tomorrow!
It’s probably late in the comment game to say this, but for those of us who live in the Midwest, seeing somebody commit this fully to their style has intrinsic merit, even if it’s not what you’d call attractive. Like at all. Wade through the sea of utilitarian fleeces and shapeless cargo pants and styleless Ugg boots and you might agree.
And, 2, I agree with people saying he looks great in so many words or less. I’m still confused by this discussion of ‘male’ and ‘female’ types of dressing. What is that supposed to mean exactly? It confuses me. I remember months and months ago a photo of a man (black shorts, black shirt, high tops) and someone saying ‘the shaved leg look doesn’t work for me.’ So what, and relevance? And Anon, 8:02, its as if you’re saying that men are supposed to dress in a certain way, a way that women expect them to dress. In this way, then men would have to expect women to dress in a certain way as well, that calls out their gender through male expectation. Humanity is not just men, and just women. It’s cliche but we’re all different. God, to be ‘normal’. How bourgeois. Oh and I didn’t realise there was some competition going between men and women either…
I would say he takes influences from Dandy dressing (the flower, the super slim jacket) but he has such composure, such elegance. I love how the belt brings in this whole saddle-like motif that ties in with the jodpuhrs. All of the elements are typically masculine but would be relevant in a female wardrobe as well.
This other obsession with people being too ‘dressed’ for day is tedious. It’s such an irrelevant argument but I suppose is founded in the American obsession with sportswear. To me its like people who still ask whether there are perfumes for day or night. It’s old.
OK…it took me a while to guess what my opinion was, but I definately like it. Love his version of jodhpur male pants, the colour is cool and looks great with the black shinny shoes and the white structured jacket. Honestly, the belt which is super agressive, is not my favourite thing, but the hat and the peacock thing in this pocket are great.. Vibrating. X
really interesting play of volumes. i like the colour palette and textures for the most part. i’m not sure how i feel about the way the belt (which i just don’t like) wrinkles up the jacket – it would be nice to see a jacket constructed along those lines that could achieve the same silhouette – maybe with a corseted element at the waist in the colour of the belt instead? maybe it is a bit ott, and verging on costumey, but it’s also fun. i like the peacock feather most of all.
am i the only one who sees the hat and thinks: bizarro adibisi? :D
Oh my God!! This is the most unusual and inspiring person I’ve seen in my life! He’s great!!))) I’m surprised with the comment regarding “employed man’s wardrobe”)) I’m sure he isn’t an office rat, he isn’t employed in a bank or smth)) So he can express himself as much as he wants! I do admire!
the way he stands makes him look like he’s showing off the trousers and shoes. QUIRKY! and the waist-cinching belt, first male ive seen working it, plus over a jacket! i think with this look, a little bit of makeup mightve accentuated his facial features? i find the shiny shoes more attention attracting than the person himself. the shoes are great.
What a stunning ensemble ! I was totally taken aback when checking up what was new here today : EVERYTHING is new here ! Funnily enough I think I hate every single piece of his outfit if taken apart, and yet I think I have never seen something so special, precious and amazingly put together EVER. The peacock feather is to die for. If anything at all, this general silhouette seems as if it had just fallen off a HermĂ¨s woman’s runway–it would never have occurred to me that this could actually make a man look so good. Absolutely brilliant !
some of the readers seem to be surprised that there are no negative comments about this look. well, i’ve been trying to leave negative comments regarding this silly look for days, but they seem to get censored. imagine that!
Yes!! He is amazing. However, I am so over the “too feminine” comments, expand your mind folks. Women have been wearing masculine inspired pieces for decades, it’s bout time men start to explore a feminine aesthetic. Ugh. Sexist so-called fashion folk.
This man has courage. And why not? Why not go all out?? He definitely has something to say about how he wants to express himself regardless of what anyone will think, and regardless if it looks right or wrong.
The color palette is wonderful, but I’m unsure about the belt. I have to say…I’m on the fence. The jodphur-esque trousers are amazing, as are the shoes The tilted hat is a little to much, but the structuralism of his look is quite directional. O and I love a good peacock feather!
I LOVE this.. becuase it says so much about him as well… and makes you wonder just where he was going and what he was dressed for or was he just out to buy some milk… It doesnt matter if jodphurs need to stay in the first part of last century.. he brings them to life…break rules and find something new!!!! Wow
This simply lovely — I love the androgyny of it all — mixing the masculine w/ the feminine. It really belongs in a magazine layout. Plus, the details of the petit chapeau & peacock feather are nice touches. It doesn't hurt that he's gorgeous — I'd kill for his cheekbones. ~jm
I think that Shim Sham is one of the best dressed MEN I’ve ever come across. I like the fact that he doesn’t want to be like the average Joe. It’s great when a person can get out of their comfort zone. Shim Sham was the best thing to happen in AZ now he’s gracing NYC with his great looks and fashion. Honey, I wish people would “quit acting so stupid” LOL….