Tuesday, January 23, 2007

At Armani

When redheads understand their coloring and how to accentuate it they can really look fantastic.

Some of my best shots on this trip has been of redheads.


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  1. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    But I think he doesn’t understand his coloring (or doesn’t care). To me he is somewhat washed out looking and very unpressed–to casual and messy to be making a statement.

  2. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Don’t like the bare neck w/gold chain nor the knuckles that look like he just finished a fist fight. All around hard case looking–more jail than fashion show.

    • Maria

      November 4, 2016 at 12:09 am

      People who look like they do stuff with their hands are alot more appealing then men who look like they are constantly manicured, I hope most people agree. Such funny comments. This guy is pretty sexy, I almost wonder if some guys are jealous, or at least intimidated?

  3. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Oh wow, I love it…this may be the first time I’ve ever approved of a visible gold chain on a man.

  4. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I think he’s beautiful…full stop.

  5. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Yummmmmmmy!!! Olive with a cherry on top.

  6. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Ooh, I’m a redhead with coloring similar to his, and I wouldn’t get near this army green. And I don’t think he should have gotten near it either. :) It’s probably best left to soldiers anyhow, who I’m sure hate it.

    The Goth fairy girl did much better. But it’s hard to find good colors to wear if you’re a redhead.

    • Joesephine

      November 4, 2016 at 12:08 am

      Army green is one of the classiest colors, and it sure works for him.

  7. whyioughtta

    January 23, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    I love his hair–the style is great. Also love the chain.

    I like the green, but as a redhead with colouring very similar to his, I have to say that sometimes the “fall” colours really wash us out, although people assume that’s our palette. We have the gold-auburn hair, but our skin tone can be cooler/pinkish and so sometimes needs to be balanced out with pure colours like periwinkles and aubergines or even jewel tones (shudder). But I still think this green is okay on him.

  8. barbara

    January 23, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    great picture. bling bling chains aside i think the colour of this man’s hair is fantastic (not too carrotey) and is cut and styled in a very fitting way.
    what do you mean “when red heads understand their colouring…”? i’m a brunette but i don’t think i understand my colouring any better than anybody else ;)

    i’m not a fashion spotter but i love those pictures which you take of interesting individuals in their “natural habitat”.

  9. Paloma

    January 23, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    It seems difficult to look so smart wearing that kind of coat, but heĀ“s really elegant!

  10. Just an Observation

    January 23, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I agree with yu SAR ….Redheads have their work cut out for them and if one can simply use the very color to make a statement, then definitely hats off to anyone that can achieve that.

  11. paloma

    January 23, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    It seems difficult to be smart with that kind of coat, i guess…but heĀ“s really eleganT i love the colours!

  12. janvangogh

    January 23, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    My son has thick red hair like that. Sigh.

  13. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    my friend has hair just like his and she uses metallic army green eyeshadow frequently. it looks fantastic on her, and on him it’s just as lovely. the peek of maroon sweater is beautiful too!

  14. gucci

    January 23, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    as they say in italy: ma che bellisom!
    i love redhair and this guy looks fantastic!

  15. jkrnyc

    January 23, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    OK, that man is just delicious. Gives even the painter a run for his money! Beautiful, beautiful hair. Like that he has gone with a maroon-y sweater. Also like whyioughtta’s periwinhkle suggestion for red-heads. Love this guy’s pants, too. Don’t love the patch on the sleeve of his jacket. I bet his physique is just clothes-hanger perfect. >sigh< Bring him back to NYC, wouldya, Sart?

  16. t.r.b

    January 23, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    i can imagine the sweet dreams you have after seeing so many beautiful people. this guy looks amazing! the green is such a perfect shade on him, it looks as if he has a tan..his skin and hair are illuminated. btw, is that a moncler parka he’s wearing?

  17. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    He looks ready for the battle of modern life and economics. Cool-ATWR

  18. hilarie

    January 23, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    beautiful! I love to see redheads play up the fair skin.

  19. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I think he looks quite well. See, its not often seeing a male redhead pulling off his looks without looking funny or younger…

  20. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    ROJO;OLIVA Y ORO buena combinacionĀ”
    nice,nice,very niceĀ”

  21. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    I have to agree when you say the best pictures you took were from redheads. I just love the one you posted on style.com january 12th (purple accents) the long hair guy is just perfect…

    This is my first time posting a comment since I discovered your blog a long time ago (after seeing your work in GQ), you have inspired me to create one and go out to the streets of my city hunting for some great styles. It’s really fulfilling working with fashion and even more immortalizing it with a picture.
    Keep up the good work, ciao!

    YavƩ Lobsang

  22. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Army green on readheads = love. This man is too hot.

    Is that a red and grey striped cardigan underneath?

  23. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    Excellent haircut, and I love the gold chain. Not sure about the piffy down jacket. Didn’t puffy down jackets go out of style in, say, 1982? As a previous poster mentioned, yes, he looks ready to take notes, but in an aggressive manner.

  24. Sara

    January 23, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    i love redheads, this guy looks great+

  25. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    i completely disagree. he fully understands and he certainly tried but not too hard….and i am sorry but how could you not like a gold chain and raw knuckles?

  26. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    I really like these colors on him, and he’s very handsome. Great hair.

  27. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    If I had red hair, I’d want to look something like him.

  28. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    I dont really like this puffa jacket street look…he is very handsome though and I agree about redheads looking great in shades of green.
    I think fuschia also looks hot on redheads and that would normally be a no-no…

  29. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    i am ambivalent on the coloring for this guy. it might be that he is just hot and the color works regardless. But, whether it works or not, his look caught my eye. my bf is a redhead and I can never figure out what to purchase in terms of color. i tried following guidelines for a Spring but it did not work. Any suggestions?

  30. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    I agree. I am always trying to get my red haired friend to consider green!

  31. Andrea

    January 23, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Te gold chain doesn’t seem big enough for the puffy green jacket. I like the maroon shirt mixed with the olive green.

  32. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    this color is ok on him, but i don’t really wear this color on myself. (i think it is probably a better color for male redheads). i tend to stick with brighter greens, blues, purples, but a tealish turquoise is my signature color…really brings out the freckles – i have a scarf and its the perfect color!

  33. Saelan

    January 24, 2007 at 12:40 am

    I don’t like that jacket at all, and I’m not sure that green even suits his colouring. Maybe it’s just the greasy sheen of it that puts me off.

  34. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Cool hair and I like the coloring of the army green against his complexion.

    Gold chain atleast matches his hair.

    It’s good to be red. ;)

  35. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 1:22 am

    He looks like a GI Joe doll from the 1970s.

  36. Lit

    January 24, 2007 at 1:39 am

    He looks great.Agree that he does look slightly macho, but still put together.Thought women would be swooning over this one. But I laughed out loud at the ‘olive with a cherry on top’ comment, very funny.

  37. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:03 am

    nice concrete.

  38. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:18 am

    All the readheads that I know have a particularly and excellent style…

  39. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Thanks for the great ideas.
    I would like to see more pictures of cyclists. It is hard to know what to wear when you bike around town. And I am not talking about lycra atheltets but something less formal, like you might see in Amsterdam.

  40. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:17 am

    He looks great.

  41. Swedish girl

    January 24, 2007 at 3:32 am

    IĀ“m a readhead and always try to wear this colours, and always feels like IĀ“m out of fashion, so IĀ“m very happy too see that you donĀ“t think itĀ“s too bad…

  42. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:51 am

    He looks goooooooooooooooooooood…

  43. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 6:25 am

    It’s interesting that the people who are redheads don’t care so much for the combination.

    I like it. It could also be the light. I can believe that in some circumstances that combination might wash you out.

  44. woogie

    January 24, 2007 at 7:48 am

    Sigh…I wish my husband would grow his hair out like this. He’s been doing the Brad Pitt in Oceans ## movie thing for so long and he has such lovely thick hair. It would be so nice like this for a change! I think he’s fantastic.

  45. Alice Olive

    January 24, 2007 at 8:59 am

    At last! Appreciation of red heads! I think he knows what he is doing – the hair is too well styled – messy, but styled. An earth-based colour palate always works well on red heads (and us offshoots!)

  46. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 11:07 am

    I just thought he looked hot. He should be in some kind of period movie, Shakespearean maybe.

    He looks very sharp and creative. Like a writer or a designer. He could write me a poem any day!

  47. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Another thing about people with fair, reddish skin:

    Winter is a hard time for us! Our skin gets dry, and our knuckles and fingers crack and bleed. That’s probably why he looks like he’s been in a fistfight.

    Poor guy just needs some lotion.

  48. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 11:15 am

    The gold chain around the neck must go and his hands need some lokking after-other than that he looks great-not washed out! The chain could be replaced by something in silver or a leather cord or a wooden bead with silver bead necklace type of thing. Love the green and burgundy combination on him. Green is always a favorite in a number of shades and this one is no exception. I wish army green looked this stylish.

  49. Dutch

    January 24, 2007 at 11:16 am

    That’s a good look. I like Moncler apre ski wear the best, and this guy shows why. He reminds me of those votive candles with his hair, obviously, being the flame. Nice pic.

  50. Kelly

    January 24, 2007 at 11:38 am

    he’s hot

  51. jkrnyc

    January 24, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    You know what other color really looks good on red-heads: french navy – that dark blue that is rich with purple undertones.
    b/t/w love all those purples at Pitti. Am looking for the right purple thing for myself now.

  52. Allan

    January 24, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    A confession, I am the gentleman in the green puffa and this website was brought to my attention by a friend. I am greatly amused that people should feel compelled to comment. For a start, the picture is awful, secondly I was massively hungover and in no fit state to dress myself, so co-ordination seemed easiest. Thirdly, the knuckles were scuffed in self-defence. For those of you who were generous enough (not to mention a little mad) to say I looked gorgeous, I thank you. For those who care, I am mostly wearing blue today.

  53. lexi

    January 24, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I LUUUVVV the look, manly, like he doesn’t give a fuck. Reminds me of Eric Stoltz! I hope he doesn’t work in fashion, maybe he was just passing by?

  54. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    i’d say he’s pretty gorgeous, myself. i think the green suits him. and i disagree with the anonymous poster who said it’s hard for redheads to find flattering colors – i find that most colors really suit me, with the exception of certain neutrals such as sand, taupe, ecru, etc., which wash me out. greens, golds, violets, blues… all tend to flatter. then again, i’m a new yorker at heart and have trouble adventuring outside of my beloved black :)

  55. The Sartorialist

    January 24, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    What do you mean the picture is awful?

    Why am i the only one that got screwed on this post!

  56. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Okay, okay fellow redheads. You’re right: I wasn’t precise. There are many flattering colors to wear, but also many unflattering ones. And there’s often such a small difference between them. More so for many of us than for people with different coloring, or it seems that way. I once tried to figure it all out with a color wheel, but couldn’t :)

    And I agree in detail with many of the other redheads’ observations on neutrals, midnight blues, earth tones etc….

    This guy is very handsome and intelligent-looking no whether I think the green is perfect or not.

  57. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    sorry, I never meant technically bad, just never like photos of myself. I’m happy it provoked such a response.

  58. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    As a redhead with very pale freckled skin with pink undertones, this color makes me look like a ghoul. This guy’s face has enough color in it – and not too much ruddiness – to carry it off, and it makes his hair color stands out very nicely. I agree with other redheads, that the fall colors everyone wants to see us in can sometimes look drab and awful. Redheads have so much variation in their hair color and skin coloring that there are fewer hard-and-fast rules that can be applied because both factor into the equation.

    Whether on purpose or not (is he a street tough with barroom-brawl knuckles or did he scrape his hands moving furniture around his mod apartment?), this guy got it right, for him.

  59. Anonymous

    January 24, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    I’m the chickadee who wrote the olive w/ a cherry on top comment and now that I know his hand was bruised in “self-defence” (his words), I am swooning….. Allan, I think love you! By the way, thanks for the update on your color choice of the day– I can only imagine, and weep.

    By the way, Sart– your picture was perfect.

  60. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 2:48 am

    First redheadded man I have thought looked hot!

  61. Mark

    January 25, 2007 at 5:53 am

    who is that handsome man..?

  62. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 7:32 am

    In a word: Yum.

  63. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    “When redheads understand their coloring…they can really look fantastic.” ???

    I think you have some great observations about fashion, but this seems really patronizing. There are so many natural shades of red (I have always had one of them)–not to mention accompanying skin tones. It’s not always easy to find truly flattering shades, particularly when seasonal color palettes shift so often. As for this gentleman, I don’t think this particular shade of green suits him at all. Very drab and washed-out. He’d be better off with a really rich, warm brown in the mix, if he wants to wear this color.

  64. jkrnyc

    January 25, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Well, Allan, if you look like that when you wake up hungover, you won’t ever catch me kicking you out of bed. Get on over to NYC!

    And Scott, the pic is great – the concrete wall with studs (double entendre intended) is an excellent backdrop to the color, both of Allan and of Oswald Boateng.

  65. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    I would never let Allan leave the house in such a state! But only so I could keep LOOKING at him.

  66. allan

    January 25, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I am flattered by the attention, almost bashful, in fact. FYI, I live now in NY.

  67. Anonymous

    January 25, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    To each his own . . . .

  68. Anonymous

    January 26, 2007 at 10:56 am

    You might be able to pull off a shiny green Michelin-man coat on the slopes but keep it off the streets!

  69. FAT

    January 26, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    I can vouch that Allan indeed looks hungover and his knuckles are not normally in that condition – his feet are a different story – its amazing that this picture has drawn so many comments and I am wondering if allan should take up modelling???

    His obvious style shines through and as for his hair – who cares what colour it is I think he looks fab and yes underneath that puffa jacket lies a coat hanging body.

    Hope to see more of him in the future mmmm

    • Name*

      November 4, 2016 at 12:21 am

      He should. Nude modeling would be best, but the regular kind would work too. Guy is hot.

  70. Anonymous

    January 26, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    i love a ginger winkler like this one he’s quite a brute looks like he’d try to beat you up if you were a policeman.

  71. Anonymous

    January 27, 2007 at 7:13 pm


  72. Anonymous

    January 28, 2007 at 4:24 am

    this was not deliberate. just random.

  73. Kathleen

    January 28, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    We redheads always seem to be controversial.

    What’s interesting is that everyone acknowledges the “limited palette” of a redhead – but how many people can wear canary yellow? Bright pink? Teal? Redheads just seem to be allotted a very narrow, socially-accepted palette: khaki, navy blue, brown, green, black.

    That acceptable palette becomes very boring, very quickly: I dressed in all-black for years, to avoid comments on the “redhead colours” I was wearing. In the end, I worked out that wearing all-black simply highlighted my hair itself – so I got more comments on my hair colour than ever (and I’ve always hated those comments).

    I’ve just about resigned myself to the fact that the statistical rarity of redheadedness in most parts of the world (Scotland and Germany aside) means people will always comment on it. It can never pass unnoticed.

    I highly recommend Marion Roach’s “Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning and Sexual Power of Red Hair” – she goes into a lot of the issues behind it all.

  74. CJ

    January 28, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Christ, people. If you must bitch, learn some grammar, huh? Case in point, used as an adjective, it’s “hard-case looking.” And speaking of redundancy, let’s forget the war in Iraq and global warming, bloody knuckles at Armani…? *The horror!* Seriously, am I the only one here who’s amused by the outrage this most controversial redhead has caused by going to fisticuffs instead of mani/ped?

    Now, a little surly, perhaps–a smile would’ve been nice to see, but otherwise, he looks downright edible. Maybe even down-right edible. Then again, “raw” suits me just fine.

    Come on–78 comments in less than a week?–don’t tell me he’s not alluring. By the way, Anonymous, before repeating your posts a third time, here’s a style tip for you: get yourself a stiff drink, a f’ing sense of humor, and a dictionary–in no particular order.

    CJ, NYC

  75. Anonymous

    January 29, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    As a readhead I strongly feel that green is vital – a colour to wear every day in fact. But emerald, not military green, surely?

  76. Anonymous

    January 30, 2007 at 7:25 am

    never annoy a ginger!

  77. adian

    January 30, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    great but very much expected for a red head to wear this green. I can say so as I am one as well.
    I would vote to go a bit against the expected and add some scarlet red, yellow or teal blue

  78. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Do we see a love connection between jkrnyc and Allan????????

  79. Parisjasmal

    February 6, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Redheads rule!

  80. Anonymous

    February 25, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    I am Japanise, and he look’s a SF movie star!! Adorable…

  81. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    This guy would look gorgeous in any color…chain, no chain; clothes, no clothes!

  82. Anonymous

    March 28, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    OMG…is he single?

  83. Anonymous

    May 18, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Four months later and this guy still makes me weak in the knees…


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