The “lots of little fabric and rubber bracelets” look is not something I see much on men on the street, here in South Africa. It has often intrigued me, looking at your photographs. Is it a way of mediating the Western/European men’s traditional dress code, introducing something a bit more hippyish and “tribal”? The costume history and context here is just different, I guess, partly since bead and metal bracelets are often part of strictly traditional costumes.
The socks and shoes are a great choice to complement the tobacco colored jacket over different shades of blue.
As for one or multi bracelets, the layered ones are great on a rugged looking man, the “I just came back from a National Geographic assignment” looking man.
sure one is good but if you have a child that has made you friendship bracelets/ you wear them…if you have been given a protection cord you wear them /if something is lucky you wear it… if a color inspires you ,calms you down … you wear it if they are all on your wrist who cares love ,devotion and loyalty come first always
I love this shot. I love what the guy is wearing – a real study in blue and tan …. but I also love the combined textures of the backdrop – the brick vs. the stone/concrete divider he’s sitting on. This almost looks like a posed shot for an ad campaign in how all the colours – outfit and environment – tie in together.
I do tend to hone in on strictly the fashion, but I DO study the composition of the shot and I’m negligent in mentioning it. My apologies for that!
I agree with those that say his socks and shoes are ‘too matchy’ – more contrast needed there. Also think a Derby style shoe would have suited the casual look better. However, he helps prove my personal conviction that you can appear well dressed in jeans. Not sure about the bracelet thing – probably better with none?
Once a month I think I write this, but, I still have to say it : your “men shots” are always so interesting. As a feminist I don’t like how it will maybe sound, but women have to learn from men when it comes to not doing too much, to have a more natural approach to fashion, less intense, less effort, less superficiality…