i really had to pause at this one. I initially thought new age goth but I have a feeling that the overwhelming amount of vampire movies had some sort of influence. I love the bermuda shorts! Karl Lagerfeld needs to see this! kim fortyovertwenty.blogspot.com
This is a really original mashup! S&M breastplate worn as tie with white shirt and suit jacket. Suit pants turned into shorts. Beautiful Monty Clift hairstyle with goth lipstick. I don't see this turning up in the chain stores soon so he should have achieved his objective.
I agree with you Emmanuel. Sometimes the art of this blog stems from the photographer and not the attention-seeking subject. However, I've got to say that the majority of the subjects have got a real sense of style and are not "making a statement".
creepy. I wish everyone who commented on this site wasn't so gushy over everything. Sure, your shots are great (truly!), but the styles … not always quite so much. It strikes me an an "emperor's new clothes' type of scenario-everyone seems to be worried if they don't LOVE everything you post they might be considered (gasp!) uncool… the most heinous sin of the 21st century. –Just my take on it. I love your site, but the comments are so predictable (for the most part).
Certainly photograph-worthy. I live near San Francisco so it wouldn't surprise me to see this "look" turn up on the street and maybe even in the stores. The S&M collar is an interesting touch. However the fashion "gender-blending" trend is not my favorite.
The use of the harness might set off cool variations I look forward to seeing around. Agree about the occasional pack-mentality "gushiness" described above. It's not as though the blog owner gets too little well-deserved praise, and the photos can indeed be discussed separately from the way his subjects are dressing. And then the overlap between those two strands can get even more interesting.
OH MY GOD that leather thing is so fucking fantastic Im constantly trying to think of different ways i can integrate leather into what i wear i am so for this. The lips make it a little over the top for me though…. But damn, that shirt and strappy thing… genius.
His face expression with that massive amount of lipstic made me think of a kind of Alexander McQueen's black version make-up. Just at first sight. I would have loved his style if he hadn't used it and with a different hairstyle. Maybe something a bit more natural. It seems as if it were a VERY studied look. The shot is great though.
not everything original is particularly fashionable, in my opinion. while the overall product shows considerable effort (too much so?) it clashes more than complements. there are some interesting and certainly photography-worthy elements and as usual the photography is brilliant.
I think the point of taking pictures is to capture something eye catching, something that makes a statement. I don't love this look, but if I had seen him on the street I would have taken a picture too. It's art, and in order to be appreciated, it doesn't have to be "loved". I also think people are too gushy
There seems to be a strong reaction to the lipstick BUT I have to wonder if he hadn't worn it if anyone would have even taken notice. Particurlaiy of the harness which is risque but also, surprisingly converstive, due to the basic palate.
I don't care about the lipstick colour like everyone here, but I wish the coat colour matched the shorts at least somewhat. Anyway, my biggest issue is that this seems very contrived- I wonder what he looks like on any other day.
Usually when you post something from NYC, even if it looks new and original, I can at least place the people into context of a neighborhood or some familiarity. This looks completely different from what I'm used to seeing and I've lived here over 10 years now. The elements are familiar, but the way it's put together is something else. The facial expression really makes it. http://www.yourarthere.com/entry/beauty-shot/
Looks like he is a sweet and innocent guy beneath it all. Sort of looks like he is trying very hard to pull of a lot of looks at once. So in that sense it seems slightly contrived. I bet he is a big softie under that lipstick and leather! It shows! (and Scott, Great photography skills as usual.)
I'm a little confused. People are calling this look "contrived," yet if Anna Dello Russo stuck a coffee table on her head and draped herself in fairy lights, many commenters would swoon. (Yes, you would–how many of you called the infamous Extraordinarily Rude Stage-Blocking Look-At-Me Headpiece "fabulous"?) What, precisely, is the difference her looks and this young man's, which I find far more stylish, fresh, and interesting? That's a serious question. And no, some variant of "ADR is just a goddess" does not qualify as an answer.
One person's "contrived" is another person's "brilliant fashion statement". Such are the inconsistencies of human nature and the susceptibility of people to be swayed by the rich and famous. I just think that this young man gets a big kick out of finding a way to express himself through his attire. Good for him.
I still see any semblance of the goth look is not accepted by the masses as per what i'm reading in the previous comments. No one will ever get it. I love how he pulled this off without looking like he tried too hard and especially when the neo-goth look has been getting so much hate lately.