i really like the yellow accenting the cardigan with this look. i don’t think these pants work well for everyone, but he manages to pull them off. i can’t tell if he’s on his way to battery park for an afternoon read or a meeting in the office.
Once again, a great use of color in the background (yellow cabs) against the subject. Similar to previous blogger’s comment on your photo of Dario and his blue scarf/navy coat against a blue car… Excellent work!!!
The white shirt and black pants really make the yellow jump out. I like the eyeglasses. Bold frames. I can’t say that I love the hair. Just not my cup of tea. Are those rings on the necklace? I can’t tell.
Oh…. my…. The image he sets forth is as someone playful, androgynous and mod. But the white tennis shoes and the capris, well, they don’t give a very good line to the leg, which is abruptly cut off. Would have been quite different with long skinny jeans, and different shoes.
Hmmm, he look is very appealing, but i’m not sure if it’s because of the taut lines or the fact that his outfit is so very ‘in’. I see this look alot (especially when I look in the mirror), and i’m at once fascinated and infuriated. i’ll settle to say it’s very charming in an urban, zeitgeist-y sort of way.
however, i will unequivocally conclude that his mullet-thing…please no.
I had to look at this photo 3 times. I like the cardigan. This young man certainly makes a bold statement, yet I wonder what he will think when he sees this picture 5 years from now. My rule is use (at most) 1 flash item and go conservative with the rest. The pants would have worked if they were tight around his calves; and there are too many lines around the neck: shirt collar, tie, cardigan edges, and necklace with rings (?). I am glad he is doing it so that the rest of us dont have to. Loathe the shoes, sorry! Jorge from West Palm Beach
I love the colors! Greys/Blacks accentuated with a beautiful yellow! It’s Jeffrey from Barneys :) Happy to see a friendly face out there and from someone who always has wonderful taste in clothes, colors and is always trying new looks :)
I’ve come back to this photo about four times now. I think for me, there are elements of this outfit that I would normally be repulsed by, (ie. tight manpris) but in combination, the whole thing works. He looks like a fun guy who’s willing to take a risk, and it paid off!
Everything about this man is skinny…in a good way. Skinny jeans, skinny cardigan, skinny lines, skinny, tie, even skinny hair! xD Not many men can really pull this look off without looking like a high schooler… I think he succeeds. ^^
While i totally admire this young man for pushing the envelope and working his look, this outfit does nothing for me. Yet i can’t figure out why, i’ve been looking at it for ages. i think there’s too much ankle. That aside the photo has an Avedonesque quality of a New York street scene – genius!
going to have to agree with 12:14 for the most part. I think what ruins the outfit for me is that he just looks like someone I wouldn’t want to talk to. He seems to be all about his outfit which is just kind of offputting. Maybe if he relaxed his pose, smiled, got rid of those fashiony glasses, and kept the fit of his clothes trim but maybe a little more slouchy or rumpled, id like the outfit more. You are supposed to inhabit your wardrobe not present it like a mannequin.
I work for Commes Des Garcons. Those are Commes Des Garcons Man trousers. I know when I seem Commes. I love them. His whole look is totally right on key. He definitely knows what’s he’s doing for sure. Work it out!
I respect this guy’s individuality and he definitely makes the world a more interesting (and exciting) place, but not a big fan of this look. Waaaay too much going on. Plus, I’ve never gotten the high rise pants on men- sorry Thom, I just think it looks pretentious and absurd.
This looks like a look inspired by philip lim’s line. beautiful accent of yellow, to bring alive the classic grey cardigan. i think that is what this season is about. brining casual items, and subtle tones alive with bright accent designs or colors.
Didn’t take the time to read everyone’s comments above, but I understand a lot of the criticism of the pants and a lot of the people arguing for them.
Aesthetically speaking, this outfit really boils down to questions about proportion.
Are the pants short? They certainly are. Are they too short? Well, no, it’s summer now and the cropped, fitted silhouette it very visually engaging, especially considering the way the yellow trim alters the proportions of color on the top. And the slightest peek of shirt cuff? Spot on. Even the tie gives us another line of visual interest right up to his club collar.
What people will disagree about is whether the pants are too short given the already tweaked proportions on the top (i.e. if it’s just really “too much look”).
But the question really doesn’t matter because he’s wearing it so well. Sure it’s contrived, but that’s because he really wants it to look constructed, very deliberately done. And when someone makes such strong and clear aesthetic choices about how they want to represent themselves, it’s immaterial to try and decide whether or not he’s “wrong”.
this is a friend of mine and I am so happy and proud to see him on here. he has always had a fearless sense of style and he looks amazing here once again. isn’t this what fashion is supposed to be–fun, risky and creative? yeah, there are looks on here that i may not like but i’ve learned that if it makes that person feel great inside then do your thing. it’s so very easy to criticize someone’s style in the comfort of your own home in front of a computer; but, can you walk the walk?
as great as this outfit looks on him, i just keep thinking how great it’d look on me, or almost anyone i know. sure sign of something special. and i never though i’d like cropped pants on men; in fact, i never has seen it on a man where it appeals to me. however, it’s all in the way you wear as he’s proved to me.