Thursday, February 1, 2007

Before Yohji but After Chess King

I love this look…actually, I don’t know if I love it or if it just really reminds me of my days as I high school kid working at Chess King.


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  1. Rafe Totengco

    February 1, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Not sure if I’m totally into the entire outfit especially because I’m not a big fan of baseball caps but I’m loving the proportions of the trousers. I just bought a full leg grey flannel pant last time I was in Tokyo from United Arrows and it looks fresh and totally updates everything I own. I should’ve bought the same in other colors.

  2. Cut of cloth

    February 1, 2007 at 10:28 am


  3. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 10:46 am

    I love the proportions of his look!!!

  4. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 10:50 am

    I love his proportions! Schoolboy Realness in full effect!

  5. Janvangogh

    February 1, 2007 at 11:17 am

    LOL! I think it is the memories thing.

  6. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 11:33 am

    I would have loved this without the casquette. Now I just like it.



    February 1, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Haha, interesting outfit, it looks like me made it himself.

  8. Butch

    February 1, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I like the all-of-a-piece-ness of this without actually liking it in total. The shoes–or what we can see of them–are, however, choice.

  9. gucci

    February 1, 2007 at 2:55 pm


  10. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    I like the pants this guy is wearing. They look sicko with his shoes. Unfortunately, I don’t think this guy can really pull off the whole baggy pants look. He needs to get a different hat and wear it backwords or with the bill flat. Another thing that would look good would be a different sweatshirt, like a hoody.

  11. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    i like it and he’s totally cute

  12. lintmag

    February 1, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    uh….no. The best word for this outfit might be “unfortunate”. I abhor baseball caps unless you are actually a baseball player on the field.

  13. Anonymous

    February 1, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    I actually think this outfit would look fabulous on a girl.

  14. j3black

    February 1, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    OMG, Sart, I worked at Chess King when I was 15! I didn’t know anybody else remembered that place!! Yes, the top looks quite CK (not the usual referent for those initials). If only there were a little mesh. And a completely unnecessary zipper.

  15. Anonymous

    February 2, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    the outfit breaks the lines of the body completely. it has the feel of decals and body modifications put on new vehicals so car manufactures can test drive them without having spy photos fully reveal the new model.

  16. Three Repute

    February 2, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    i used to have a chess king shirt.

  17. twirly girl

    February 3, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Lawdy gracious, you crack me up Sartorialist…framing that kid’s look as something between Yohji and Chess King is perfect! Chess King!!!

  18. Jamie

    February 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Uh, can no one say the emperor has no clothes? This look is sloppy and awful like Danny Bonaduce raided his grandmother’s closet.

  19. Mark

    February 7, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    More Arena! They’re everywhere.

  20. Anonymous

    February 9, 2007 at 6:47 am

    Andrew NEVER goes out without a hat, that’s part of his unlimited cuteness

  21. sixfive

    April 4, 2007 at 7:53 am

    Chess King!! Hilarious, I forgot about that place.. I may have bought a Z Cavaricchi or two in my day.

  22. the old Face

    September 5, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Andrew Bleedin Davis. But Monochrome? I remember the days he was the King of Colour round Exmouth Market..

  23. CharlesR

    November 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I dig the oversized style.
    The baseball cap could be upgraded or lost all together IMHO.
    He looks happy with it, though, so…

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