Thursday, November 9, 2006

At the Photo Shoot……Brutus Fashion Editor

On Tuesday I was being photographed for an article on The Sartorialist that will appear in the Japanese mens fashion magazine Brutus.
Mr. Kinoshita is the fashion editor and he really looked great – I love the overall fit of his suit and how he wore his cardigan draped across his shoulders – when I first met him the cardigan was more draped over his left shoulder in a very cool way but not too forced.


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  1. Anonymous

    November 9, 2006 at 7:46 am

    He looks great and the cardigan as scarf are pretty stylish BUT he has no socks..And that look pretty stupid regarding to me when it comes to fall i NYC

  2. Butch

    November 9, 2006 at 8:07 am

    Like the palette, but take issue with the cardigan as–what? Scarf? Shawl?

    Would have preferred socks as well, or something other than black loafers without them….

  3. Kikia

    November 9, 2006 at 8:28 am

    I like that he is not wearing socks. Guys do that alot in Sydney, I like the edge.

  4. Kikia

    November 9, 2006 at 8:30 am

    I like that he’s not wearing socks. The guys in Sydney do that alot, I like the edge.

  5. Lit

    November 9, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Yep, that gets my nod. Anyone who criticises the Thom Browne length of pants must have a look at this-it’s exactly how it should look. First thought that the cardigan was one of those big scarves, pashmina-like, and even then it would’ve looked perfectly fitting. I think he might have inadvertently started a trend that someone will lurch on for next Fall, Good going sir.

  6. Anonymous

    November 9, 2006 at 9:20 am

    Kudos to anyone, particularly a fashion editor, who isn’t trying to look like a teenager. I like the sweater as scarf thing; it’s a very stylish way to deal with an extra layer when the temperature rises.

  7. The Sartorialist

    November 9, 2006 at 9:43 am

    it did get colder later and Mr. Kinoshita put the cardigan on under his jacket and it still looked great
    and effective

    regarding no socks
    Fall in New York can be crazy – cold then warm then cold
    today it is almost 70 and warm in the sun so almost anything goes right now b/c the weather will change at a moments notice

    Layers rule!!

  8. Mounir

    November 9, 2006 at 10:19 am

    It’s cool how well japanese men age.

  9. catalina

    November 9, 2006 at 10:48 am

    He looks very chic, and intelligent. There is a way of dressing that says, “I care about how I dress, and I want you do realize I am an intelligent adult.” This looks says that to me.

  10. fredrikskogkvist

    November 9, 2006 at 11:14 am

    hmmm, was that light the photographer supposed to look like a weegee light?
    in that case i would recomend to use a norman, it’s kinda worth less (dodgy) but gives a much better light than that pro-7 head with a regular reflector… the p7 with reg. reflector is very distance sensitive and the angel has to be perfect for it’s distance.
    but then again loafers with no socks anything is forgiven

  11. Anonymous

    November 9, 2006 at 11:38 am

    I have to disagree with butch about the shoes – those [look like they must be Alden] loafers are a wonderful, classic touch.

  12. Maria

    November 9, 2006 at 11:52 am

    I think Japanese are very much into bringing ethnic structure (or the idea of it) to balance the very structured modern silhouette.
    The sweater works in deed as a shawl…or wrapping, but still is a sweater. The genius thing is to make it look casual when is a reaction to the very formal suit.

    What make the Dutch designers bridge across west and east so easily: a structured system that is broken “casually”, not for that unconsciously.

    I praise people that break the rules by relaxing perceptions on what elegance is, and still be afloat from the formal tendencies of the majority.

  13. lintmag

    November 9, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    I love the no-socks thing and he looks great – is that a subway map and a little key as “pocket square”? mighty fine – will have to hunt down a copy of his mag to check it out.

  14. Seriamente Tony

    November 9, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Other than my personal phobia of shoes with no socks on (gross, sweat), the use of the cardigan as a shawl-throw-scarf was ingenious. The hair definitely helps to keep the look distinct too.

  15. Anonymous

    November 9, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    Since his sweater is tied around his neck, maybe his socks are tied around his ankles, and we just can’t see them.

  16. Anonymous

    November 9, 2006 at 9:44 pm

    you must e in heaven!
    scarf weather is back!
    lol! he looks fab!

  17. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 9:35 am

    even if you can’t see socks, he might be wearing PEDs…this is one way to get the “look” without ruining your shoes (which will happen rather quickly if you wear them without socks)

  18. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 11:41 am

    OK, if you didn’t know he was the Brutus fashion editor and you saw him on the street dressed like that, would you think “Dork” or “stylish”? I think we tend to have positive bias when the subject is qualified as a fashion insider. Seriously, that hair style, that trouser cut, those loafers…

  19. ken

    November 10, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    The shoes absolutely demand socklessness. He would look strange with socks. I think he looks perfect.

  20. Anonymous

    November 11, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    i really love the pant lenght/sockless loafers combination. it works so well and makes the suit seem both casual and intelligently edgy. there have been many photos of well suited men on this site lately, and it’s been a pleasure to be inspired by them!

  21. Anonymous

    November 15, 2006 at 9:49 am

    wow, looks great. i used to wear my cardingans like that with my suits but here in Romania sometimes people look strange at you in the street when you come out with something different in terms of street fashion. now i feel better :)

  22. pnyorker

    September 19, 2011 at 6:22 am

    love the outfit. sockless with those pants is a ok. does anyone knows he’s tipping 60?

  23. sapphire

    November 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    just because you can’t see the man’s socks it doesn’t mean he’s not wearing any.
    You don’t see his boxers either, does it mean he isn’t wearing any? LOL

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