Sunday, May 21, 2006

On The Street…..Westside, New York


So what would we call this style? It is not American or Italian or even modern Jil Sander or Dior-ish, I’m leaning towards a Retro French late 50′s thing – I think it is the shape of the coat that is giving me that vibe

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  1. ninaberries

    May 21, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    It’s 1960s CIA.

  2. Rob

    May 21, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    Yes, the shape of the coat plus the narrow trousers with no break plus the shoes plus the sunglasses. Tres Godard Alphaville.

    • Jonathan

      February 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Spot on. My thoughts exactly. Nouvelle Vague.

  3. Anonymous

    May 21, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    men in black

  4. Marc

    May 21, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    Absolutely! Just can’t decide, more like Delon or Belmondo?

  5. js

    May 21, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    But for the hair (which is more Marcello Mastroianni) the clothes would be perfect for a Jean-Luc Godard movie from the early 60s. I wore much the same type of thing for much of the early 80s in a homage to Nouvelle Vague cinema that all my friends and acquaintances seemed to interpret as my becoming a Mod revivalist.

  6. Swagger

    May 21, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    Watch any Frederico Fellini film and you will see this outfit.

  7. EMNH

    May 21, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    He looks like a young Karl Lagerfeld.

  8. argos

    May 21, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    I certainly see the French thing.

    Without thinking too much about it though, I would have described it as early 60′s American. But I don’t know what IS American, truthfully.

    But I would look to you to inform me.

  9. Anonymous

    May 21, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    Very French new wave. All he needs now is a female companion who looks like Anna Karina.

  10. Anonymous

    May 21, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    Reminds me of the guy from Fellini’s 8 1/2.

  11. Anonymous

    May 21, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    He’s a Reservoir Dog. Let’s call him “Mr. Green.”

  12. SwanDiamondRose

    May 21, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    jazz-hipster mixed with a little matrix bad guy man in black thing

  13. F.A.

    May 21, 2006 at 8:44 pm

    I second Alen Delon.

  14. Anonymous

    May 21, 2006 at 8:45 pm

    David Lynch enthusiast

  15. LA Guy

    May 21, 2006 at 9:39 pm

    Berlin, 1997. The slightly boxy coat with the slim to tight trousers and boxy looking shoes.

  16. Elijah James

    May 21, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    love it…. the hair does it for me, plus old testament CIA = sexy

  17. Get Smart

    May 21, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    He looks really cool. I like the slimness of his trousers as well as the thin tie. All the above comments are pretty spot on about the look he is referencing.

  18. Anonymous

    May 21, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    I second Otto, especially the black and white thing… don’t get me wrong, it could be good, but I feel the CIA vibe too great with this gent. As I reminisce, I think it looked better in the films. The context of a ’60′s film has to count, right? How does he compare? I mean, is he yet another guy in black and white in manhattan or is he looking to be in a 60′s film? If I saw him today, I would not say “interesting”. I feel he’s undercover by being overexposed.

  19. Adam

    May 21, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Another vote for the Lemmy Caution caucus, maybe a smidge of Beau Brummell. Dig the ‘pipes.

  20. Walter

    May 22, 2006 at 12:19 am

    Jim Jarmusch with better hair.

  21. Anonymous

    May 22, 2006 at 1:15 am

    this guy has got to be an architect. i could swear i saw him at a review at school a few weeks ago… ;-)

  22. don't quote me on this

    May 22, 2006 at 3:08 am

    Very La Dolce Vita

  23. Marajja

    May 22, 2006 at 3:44 am

    Karl Lagerfeld was the first thought that reached my head too!
    He looks elegant!

  24. JustKiki

    May 22, 2006 at 4:23 am

    emnh, that’s totally what I thought!

    Karl Lagerfeld II, younger, and minus the really odd bling rings the older version wears!

    Makes you think … Karl must have been hot (in an aesthetic sense) back in the day :)

  25. fashmoda

    May 22, 2006 at 6:01 am

    Alain Delon or a CIA-Agent from the 60′s.

  26. Anonymous

    May 22, 2006 at 7:24 am

    X men or Matrix boss. whatever it is it’s intentional.

  27. Gina

    May 22, 2006 at 11:27 am

    It feels very “Man Bites Dog”.

  28. Anonymous

    May 22, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    mastroianni

  29. Anonymous

    May 22, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    Where’s his earpiece? Looks as if he should be running alongside the presidential limo. He’s rockin’(and I’m likin’)the pants.

  30. Anonymous

    May 22, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    He’s Such a fan of Mr. Lagerfield

  31. jenny

    May 23, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Did anyone mention “Charade” yet? That was my first thought. Followed by a second though that leaned towards “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

  32. Anonymous

    May 23, 2006 at 10:18 am

    I have never seen an outfit/look depend so much on a pair of sunglasses. Take them off and everything changes.

  33. Anonymous

    May 23, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    Honestly I think his head is throwing everyone off. I’ll agree that the face/hair/sunglasses all give off a Fellini-era M. Mastroianni look (not Delon though as Delon was a tan trench with moustache and longer hair…)

    But the outfit is definitely more of a ’99 Prada look. There’s something about the drape of the coat that reminds me of their “techno” fabrics. Look here: http://www.firstview.com/MENspring99/PRADA/S002.html

    Not to say that Prada didn’t just take a ’60s aesthetic and give it a modern, Matrixy surface, but to me this looks like it came straight out of 1999.

  34. Anonymous

    May 24, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    Karl Lagerfeld, Berlin, 1990, and has a rockin’ friend called Klaus Nomi but won’t readily admit to it.

    I say we all find this guy and ask for his autograph.

    -AthenaNY

  35. Her Henna

    May 26, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    “Marcello! Come here!”

  36. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    I love his coat. Where could somebody find one like this ?

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