I think it’s great that you’re finally going to some college campuses. Although many do not have such a Sartorial focus, a lot of schools are rife with fashion mavens and experimenters. I recommend Vassar for another collegiate romp with serious style.
I don’t know… He’s a GREAT looking guy. GORGEOUS really, but I have seen this look SOOOOOO many times in SoHo and Williamsburg. Where is the fresh perspective or the whimsy? That being said, I do LOVE the peacoat. I find skinny jeans on men to be absolutely emasculating, but they work on him. Love the bag. HATE the shoes.
Overall I think the proportions are great- I would be interested in knowing who made the peacoat, there appear to be a couple of small labels. Previous comments have already commented that the diagonal pockets are unusual, although they can be found in german/italian army-issued garments. I like the patent leather of the shoes and I think it is a great contrast with the gritty black fitted jeans. I disagree with dress shoes constructed with a Chelsea boot-like elastic. I think it cheapens the look and line of the shoe, and I would rather go with something more classic like a loafer or simple laces, but that’s just me. Jorge from West Palm Beach
And yeah – a lot of Yale guys dress like that, especially the ones in the theater/hipster crowd (I only know him because he was a TA in a performance theory class); although this guy in particular really takes his clothing to the next level on a daily basis. *applause
To respond to “Designgod” who said, they found skinny jeans on men “absolutely emasculating,” I must beg to differ. I love my skinny jeans, they are chic on men or women. I mean, seriously, what do want him wear–big slumpy cargo pants or something? Or sagging them to his kneecaps. I love this outfit and it looks like something sitting my closet right now.
Individually the pieces are …O-kay… but it’s all in the mix, the hair, face, the pose, I like it! This blog will be a really useful document for fashion historians in years to come. (Hell, it is already!)
so excited that you came to yale! i saw you taking a picture of someone in front of the art gallery – i kept staring rudely because i thought i was hallucinating. if there really was a master’s tea i’m disappointed i didn’t hear about it!
keep taking pics of nice dressed students Sart,you see how many controversy talking you provoked….. this guy is actualy a great example of how young people have very cool choises! i think the pink colour of t-shirt make the whole outfit very interesting,taking him out of anonymity!!!
Love the mix of wool, leather, and jean! His bag is a good touch that draws the eye with its reflectivity, but is still harmonious with the rest. Great shot–I will have to say hi to this guy if I see him walking around Old Campus in the future.
And it’s unfortunate that I found out about your Master’s Tea until after. Will you be visiting us in New Haven again sometime soon?
overall he’s very aesthetically pleasing. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s very london though, perhaps the jeans and peacoat, but the Henry Holland T-shirt thing is very much over and done with here. He strikes a good pose.
I don’t understand why everyone says this guy is so London! I attended McGill University in Montreal for undergrad and now I’m at UofT in Toronto for graduate school and I see guys dressed just as sharp as this all the time. Whether I’m at the library, in class, or doing experiments in the lab, I always see students that try to dress creatively and liven things up, which is interesting as I’m a science student and most people think only artsy students care to dress well.
But great shot as always, the brick colour in the back reminds me of autumn and it helps that this guy is beautiful. Glad to see you on a college campus. COME TO CANADA!
for all of you saying that he’s London style and that the shoes are wrong – you’re missing the point. Yale students have been wearing patent leather pumps to formals for a century or so, and to see him wearing them with faded jeans and a killer peacoat with rude t-shirt, obviously just on his way to a lecture – that’s the whole point, to de-mystify the norm. maybe you have to have gone to an Ivy League school to get it, but he’s actually quite revolutionary in his gorgeous, gorgeous way.
this guy looks great! but you should definitely pay a visit to brown/RISD. the students here can dress very creatively without looking like hobos or nutjobs (i’m not saying the yale fellow is a nutjob).
Madison, this is your girlfriend, Jessica. Why do I feel like I would never see you in this outfit now? 2010 REMIX: Peacoat turns black with exaggerated shoulders, pants go skin tight/harem, and our YSL baby has finally been born. Oh what I would do for this man to photograph my campus.