I have to say that I find the move to attempt to redefine fit very troubling. The clean lines and interesting detail here are completely lost on the majority, and rightfully so, by designers (and their customers) who choose to ignore hundreds of years of basic tailoring.
Welll, the the 1st look could be great if only the vest was good fitted ! But, alas… it makes awful folds all around the shoulders and the sleeves are too short. Well if the guy has slighly long arms, like my boyfied, shopping a vest is real nightmare and you might get tempted to by a too short sleeved one after a long day of shopping ;-)
Is it okay to wear doc martens? i agree that he makes them look great, but can anyone else (aka me: a woman)? I have held on to those purple doc boots I used to wear in middle school for years. Could it be the time to bust them out of the closet again? Thoughts?
quick comment for the “regular guy” the person is a regular guy not a model and your attitude will never allow you to understand or accept that ones “outfit” is his personal expression and is not to turn you on to fashion. you find your inspiration in what you like and go from there, just try to keep more of an open mind.
Hm, they both have their top shirt buttons buttoned, I’m seeing this look more and more these days. More 80s influence I suppose, although I remember your depression-era post from a while back featured that as well.
It’s a good look, I like it. Reminds me of David Byrne.
Are those really red Docs? I had no idea that they were sold for men (I looked hard for them a few years back). Or is he wearing a large set of women’s red Docs? If they’re not Docs, I’d be interested to know the brand.
The first guy is very beautiful. And I like the idea, but not the fit of his clothes. But he looks very tall, and I bet he’d have to have his clothes custom made to really get a good fit. (As a tall woman, I find it very difficult to find clothes that fit.) Of course maybe it’s just the Thom Browne influence. But the low crotch of the jeans and the small jacket really lengthen his torso. The colors are great though, as is his hair.
I don’t know if it is the cut of his clothing, or the setting in which the picture was taken, but the man in the first photo looks like he is about 8 feet tall. I love the idea that he would choose a silhouette to emphasize these proportions and his height.
I love both pics, however the top chap steals the show. The red doc martins and socks combo is set off beautifully by the small turn ups on the jeans. The fellow looks familiar, I think i’ve seen him working in Dover St market but I could be mistaken. Regardless, i love his style. I certainly don’t agree with anonymous about him wearing his little brother’s clothes! Damn these silly anonymous comments.
1. I think a true indicator of personal style is one no one piece sticks out (like an IT bag or a ridiculous pair of sunglasses), everything about his look has a unfussy cohesiveness to it. I esp. like the overall shrunken theme. 2. I like the side details of his jacket. Nice watch too.
10/10 to both of them. This shouldn’t turn regular guys OFF fashion (as one person posted,) it should make regular guys want to up their game. Both of the prove that looking sharp really isn’t that difficult.
While I’ve started wearing my clothes a little shorter in the arms and legs, I have to agree a little with the anonymous comment that these are basically thin men wearing fitted clothes. Not sure how much “style” there is to their outfits, although they undeniably look good.
I’d like to see more body types on The Sartorialist, like the Harlem pictures. Having said that your eye for a shot shames every other fashion blogger.
I absolutely love what both of these men are wearing, more so the guy wearing the red Doc Martens. He looks perfect, and as a tall, skinny young man myself, i have nothing but respect for his sensible fashion sense. He is IN, he is NOW. Well dressed men don’t wear baggy clothes, everything is fitted, tailored to one’s figure, I love.
I would say that I really like number 1′s outfit, IF everything wasn’t so skinny and shrunken. The colours and textures are great, but all this is lost in proportion.
I used to think that skinny trousers, and shrunken blazers were wonderful, but with a little help from my much older, experienced friend, I now see that its just a fad. Classic fitting suits will always look amazing and classy. I’m glad he came with me when I bought myself two suits this past June.
Monkeyboy: Originally Docs came in only one colour – Cherry Red. And only in man sizes. Nowadays I believe both the black and cherry reds come in every size available. The classic ones are still the 8-eyelet 1460′s – in Cherry red of course.
Hullo numero uno! Love the hair! And the boots and the fit of everything. Such a sucker for men in skinny jeans, I am. I love how he’s young enough to know that his fun hair and shoes will actually take the edge off a severe fit. Clothes don’t have to wear the young’un, but they sure do look nice on him!
It seems like red socks are a big hit, I wouldn’t really wear them though: they’d make me feel my feet are on fire! I like both styles, but the second’s my favorite: red socks + red shoes are just too much for mee!
i think both guys look fantastic, but the black guy steals first prize. i’ve seem him in magazines like mens nono and he always looks top form. his style is so unique and forward thinking and i disagree with the notion that both guys clothes are too small. whats wrong with a bit of individuality and mould-breaking. keep up the good work guys. inspiring!
The second one doesn’t work on the dover street market. He has a store in Copenhagen called IL. It’s a -lay low store- selling some of the stuff that he’s wearing, such as Maharishi shoes, YMC cardigans and other stuff such as Acne Action Jeans, Henrik Vibskov, N.D.C. etc…