Monday, December 17, 2012

On the Street……. Broadway, New York

Large-scale plaid is often difficult to wear because the pattern can overwhelm the wearer.


This jacket is a great example of a trim-fit coat in a large-scale plaid. In the second photo, you can see he’s wearing a denim jacket underneath because his coat is cut slim but not tight.


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  1. P.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Effortless & cool – more looks like this please

    • andreea

      December 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    • The 3 F's

      December 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Yes, I’m enjoying the mix of high-end couture and casual everyday looks. Admittedly this man almost looks a bit perturbed to be having his picture taken. As though we was simply on his way to the market and was not expecting any detours.

  2. Bohemian Style

    December 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    This works for him.

  3. Joan

    December 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Love this casual look for men.

  4. Simbarashe

    December 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Lumberjack plaid in NYC is always a bit … weird to process.

  5. Miss Kutsu

    December 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Love the mix of the jacket, the denim and the beanie!

  6. __IG__

    December 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Great fit. The bag breaks it up nicely.

  7. Betsy

    December 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Yeah, he works it very well!


    December 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Great jacket :)

  9. [email protected]

    December 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Yes, he’s doing the urban lumberjack look well!

  10. Mr Essentialist

    December 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I do love the large-scale plaid here, although combined with the hat it verges slightly on lumberjack.

  11. Denisa

    December 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Very nice color combination.

  12. Gian Luca M

    December 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    very cool!!!

    Gian Luca M

  13. debbie

    December 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Cute guy stayin’ warm.

  14. Rachelle

    December 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    He did it well, but I don’t think I could I’m just too short.

  15. monkeyshines

    December 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    effortless plaid!


  16. Nico

    December 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  17. *sP

    December 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    i think this notion calls directly back to understanding your own body and what looks best on it. everyone cannot wear all of the same things because we are all different – this is the beauty of difference and owning your style!!!!

  18. Elena

    December 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Nice jacket! Looks great on him

  19. Iliyana

    December 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

  20. Eva

    December 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Such a cool look! Love the baggy jeans with the desert boots and the checked coat is so cool!

  21. Pampelmusea

    December 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    The jacket is nice, but in the back it seems a bit short … nevertheless a cool guy

  22. Angela

    December 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Great look!


    December 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    nice men style!!!

  24. Monsieur Marcel

    December 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    It helps when the palette is in harmony–not matchy-matchy–in rhythm, so to speak.

  25. Sevan

    December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Large scale plaid with a shorter length and a slim cut make this jacket modern and not overwhelming. Well chosen accessories.

  26. Gazman

    December 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Doesn’t look slim to me; it’s just a regular cut.

  27. Reptilia

    December 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Cool jacket!!


  28. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Style Blog

    December 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I like beanies for the city, he looks great with this one!

  29. Alex

    December 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    What makes this jacket work is that the pattern ISN’T placed, or centered symetrically on the back seam. Having the plaid staggered throws the eye off a bit and creates a less blocky, bulky effect than a “correctly” placed pattern. +1 for assymetry

    • Haruki

      December 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Alex that is a very smart observation that my eyes didn’t see at first. I’m learning from your lesson as I look again at the photo. Asymmetry is very very rare in mens cloths I think. Sometimes you see it in womens tops and dresses but not so often with the men.

      • Topol

        December 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        I think you’ll find asymmetrical plaid quite common in most men’s wear. It takes more cloth to achieve symmetry, and that makes the clothing more expensive. In other words, symmetry is more likely in expensive clothes, e.g., Pendleton, etc.

    • une chatte grise

      December 18, 2012 at 1:31 am

      Good eye, Alex–you’re absolutely right! The plaid lines up horizontally, but the vertical placement creates a cool off-center “block” in the back. That detail is what makes the back view work so well. I’d love to have that jacket for myself!

  30. George S.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Sorry….nouveau lumberjack looks ridiculous. A silly totebag does not help the matter in the least.

    • dcinDC

      December 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      I dunno – he looks like a guy who doesn’t worry a lot about what he’s wearing, and just needed to be comfortable to hit the street in mid-December. As far as the bag – I prefer not to carry one, but New Yorkers may be out for the day, and need to have some stuff with them, or might find something to buy later on and need a convenient way to carry it – c’mon everybody, it’s just a bag.

    • dcinDC

      December 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

      I don’t see a lumberjack wannabe. I see a guy who wants to be comfortable out on the streets of Manhattan. As far as the “silly totebag” – New Yorkers might well be out for the day and either need to have a convenient way to bring some necessities along or have something to carry a purchase or two in – sheesh!

  31. Margherita

    December 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I like everything except the bag. I’m still one of those people that can’t picture a man with a bag…I’m starting to get used though!

  32. Lelli Family

    December 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Agree Scott, cool style . I love this outfit.

    Daddy Lele from Lelli, italian fashion family

  33. Helen

    December 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Filson makes some great versions – my husband has their classic Mackinaw Cruiser in the grey & black plaid, and it doesn’t look very lumberjack on him (his style usually leans towards Zegna & Isaia….)

  34. hamideh abol

    December 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I like these photos because they belong to this time of the year. Sometimes I see sheer skirts and silk satin and high heels in your photos in Dec and I don’t feel connected to your blog. It feels like an archive of photos from before is being used for many of the posts. I prefer fresh photos that belong to this season.


    December 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    This is a lovable style.

  36. molly

    December 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    everything about this look is great.. including the bag. i think its ridiculous to say a man can’t carry a bag. this is not even avant guarde, it’s a canvas bag! fashion is fluid, stop putting items of clothing or accessories into gendered boxes. a man can look great carrying a handbag just like a woman can look great in a suit.

    • Fabrizio

      December 18, 2012 at 3:13 am

      I agree. the bag could be ridiculous on a overdressed man. But not with this very cool casual style.

  37. Samii

    December 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Digging the plaid/denim look. Even that burgundy is nice with it.


  38. Mark W

    December 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Nice jacket…reminds me of my mackinaw from Woolrich. Cut a little loose with a moderately high waist. Perfect for layering…

  39. Jennifer

    December 18, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Great coat!

    xo Jennifer

  40. Christoph

    December 18, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Woolen cap – jacket – canvas bag. — What a fantastic rhythm of colors!

  41. bp294

    December 18, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I call it the “East Village” look. Later, the “Chelsea boy” look, now possibly the “Williamsburg” look. OK, yes, you miss Iowa, but please, spare us. Yawn.

  42. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    December 18, 2012 at 5:56 am

  43. kitchen afternoon

    December 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

    it’s vintage Pendleton

  44. allen

    December 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

    this is like the gold standard on how to dress casually and stylishly. especially love the way his hat picks up the color of the handles of his tote.

  45. Sissa

    December 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I wanna wear this myself and I’m a girl! I keep looking at this. LOVE IT!

  46. Helena

    December 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Ha ha ha.. Very cool. He is my good friend :-))

  47. markO

    December 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Listen,,, straight up,,, the guy is hot, and he is smashing that look. The end… Keep-up the good werk Scot. mx

  48. Helena

    December 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    He is a fashion designer .. :-))

  49. sin

    December 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    The bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where to get it? Brand? Cost?

  50. coco

    December 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Whenever I see the colors of the Jamaican flag, my spirit perks up immediately and my heartrate goes up just a little bit. Sure wish I could be there today or be snugged up in that jacket.

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