Friday, September 21, 2007

On The Street…….Casual but Not Sloppy New York

I almost want to describe this as a very “well-tailored casual” look but to call it tailored doesn’t seem right. It is not tailored but just “well-proportioned” or “well-fitted”
The jacket length is good, the sleeve lengths are good (if not a little fashion-forward) and the jeans are slim but not tight.

So often we call casual is actually just sloppy.

This takes “casual” to higher level.


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  1. Carolina Lange

    September 21, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Wow, he looks amazing!

  2. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 21, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Nice photo. I actually quite like it. Sure, the jacket is a bit short and the sleeves slightly too long. But it’s a nice look in a retro punk sort of way. It reminds me of what my club-going friends wore in London in the mid- to late-’80s. Well done.

  3. Lisa Shobhana

    September 21, 2007 at 9:52 am

    looks good to me!

  4. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 9:55 am

    YUM! Sometimes well-dressed guys can look a tad wimpy or effeminate IMO, but this guy is totally male and totally hot.

  5. landis

    September 21, 2007 at 10:16 am

    yes yes, something about clothes, something something tailoring, something something. . . he’s just HOT.

  6. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 10:23 am

    amazing photo- he looks like a character out of ” Snatch”

  7. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Can anyone identify the kind of shoes he’s wearing?

  8. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 10:53 am

    very masculine… I like it.

  9. Françoise

    September 21, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Great build. He looks so good. I like the seemingly used leather of the shoes. Perfect look for that guy. Pleasure for the eyes.

  10. Crizuphesia

    September 21, 2007 at 11:01 am

    This gentleman looks amazing… EFFORTLESS is how I describe it…

  11. Alice Olive

    September 21, 2007 at 11:10 am

    He has an edge. A rough edge. Looks good.

  12. Monique

    September 21, 2007 at 11:11 am

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN. This man looks too hot to trot. So manly…totally catches your eye.

  13. Butch

    September 21, 2007 at 11:16 am

    This gives us an idea of a “new” way to put the shorter jacket to use.

    Proves again that mixing disparate elements can equal far more than the sum of their parts.

    Also helps to look like this guy.

  14. pat_bright

    September 21, 2007 at 11:21 am

    It is amazing what some people’s definition of casual is.

    this, is indeed actual casual.

    Sweats, runners, etc belong in a gym, but most people don’t seem to realize this.

    It is especially troubling, as I see casual wear in its most sloppy and worst form at my part-time job, at a grocery store. People do not realize that dressing casually means that you are presenting yourself to the world, in a weekend format. Ok, you can ditch the suit…but how about a smart pair of trousers, or dark jeans, a shirt of any type, and a blazer can make a perfect weekend look, paired with either smart sneakers (Purcells), or a nice pair of loafers or lace-up…or even mix up your casual wear with more “dressy” attire.

    I suppose people’s definition of casual wear comes from their background, however, not age.

  15. Alfred

    September 21, 2007 at 11:31 am

    This is really well put together. I’m in awe. I especially like the way the straight jeans meet the shoes, if that makes any sense. A minor caveat: it is difficult to tuck into such low pants. The jacket makes it work, I guess.

  16. Laurence

    September 21, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Who is this man? He looks German, an art dealer perhaps. A super cool homme.

  17. Jim

    September 21, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Definitely has a sense of style, but it sure doesn’t hurt that he’s incredibly good looking.

  18. positively the same dame

    September 21, 2007 at 11:42 am

    um, i’d go with “well proportioned”. the clothes are nice, too.

  19. Bill Anderson

    September 21, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I just don’t get what wearing a loosened tie is about. Just something else to land in a drink. (Or course, I like to wear hats ….) And the slim jeans seem a bit too tight around the waist. Could be that’s just the photo. But it does look relaxed.

    • Robert Sharpe

      October 6, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Great outfit but it would look better without the tie.

  20. Emmanuelle

    September 21, 2007 at 11:59 am

    I’m sorry, maybe I mistake, but you think that his jacket sleeves are too long ? But they seem to arrive just at his wrists : isn’t it the right length ? or should sleeves be shorter and arrive above the writsts ?

    And I just have a criticize : for me goog casual lokk implie polished shoes, which is not the case…

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  23. Jayce B.

    September 21, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    We also call casual “easy” but making casual look really good is anything but.

  24. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    Nothing wrong with the guy but when I enlarged the picture,well I think he looks sloppy.I´d give him a bonus if he had his shoes polished.

  25. sac

    September 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Very sharp look, although as always, being “really really ridiculously good-looking” never hurts a fashion choice.

  26. Kristina

    September 21, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    i am not a fan of the super skinny jeans on men, but this guy actually looks good in these straight jeans. this is about as tight as i like to see pants on men.

  27. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    This guy works at John Varvatos and his look matches perfectly the aesthetic of his employer

  28. Candid Cool

    September 21, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    I think this photo should be saved & redistributed in all office Dress code handbooks to define “Business Casual.”

    He looks great, I especially like the wash on his denim’.

  29. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    That’s not an easy look to pull off… It’s nice to see men who are able to work with their build and dress it appropriately! He looks fit, not emaciated.

  30. Secret Agent

    September 21, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Wow, that’s a great photo and his outfit looks smashing.

  31. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    Another level – you’re right! He certainly could take me to another level . . . . omg (heavy sigh).

  32. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    I think he’s hot like this but I agree that the shoes are too scruffy.

  33. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Holy hunk! Love the colors, esp the jacket. Still not in love with the tightness around the ankles, but I really can’t complain. He has such rugged good-looks that he can get away with and offset them with sleak silhouettes and styles where other men may come off looking too femme (when they don’t want to be).

  34. jkrnyc

    September 21, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    The jeans are a still a little too slim, imho; they make his legs look skinny. But this is a mighty fine looking man, and the shoes and top half of the ensemble are terrific.

  35. jkh

    September 21, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    perfectly 2007

  36. Anonymous

    September 21, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, that’s a nice bit of eye candy to go into the weekend with. Thanks, Sart.

  37. Anthony

    September 21, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    He looks hot! And manages to pull the look amazingly well… damn him and fashion ease. Hehehe.

    I guess it IS Greene St tho… so you’ll always manage to find someone well dressed there.

  38. Chris Berry

    September 21, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    See, “slim” jeans are where its at. This guy doesn’t look like his jeans are causing curculatory damage to his legs. But, if you have sausage legs and more than one pair of tight jeans, its time to throw them out.

  39. DeepBlueSea

    September 21, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Perfect balance of formal elements (tie, jacket) with casual (jeans, loose tie, flared sleeves, shoes etc) and relaxed implementation.
    Especially like that he uses the jacket… it’s such a handsome piece but tricky to get right in a casual look.
    Nothing earth-shattering but a look a lot of guys could pull off (and look good in) especially those who work in creative/casual workplaces.

    Actually the skinny tie and lapels, the cuffed jeans and shaved head all remind me of the old ska / mod look of the late 70s and early 80s (the Specials, the Jam etc)…

  40. Asian Models Blogger

    September 21, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    I totally agree with your comments about the fit and proportion.

    Love the pose too.

  41. I. Sophistique

    September 21, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    I know this guy. He’s the store manager of the John Varvatos East Hampton store. He always looks great.

    I love his look here. His suits are always “well-tailored” with a little bit of “rugged” incorporated.

    Very cool looking.

  42. The Trendbooker

    September 22, 2007 at 10:34 am

    The faded shoes compliment nicely. Cuffs are interesting. I like the approach.

  43. jamesy

    September 22, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Daper Relaxed, Refined sportswear, or Fit-casual??? Who cares he LOOKS great. Aside from the wolf whistles of a few and the sleeve coat tal, who dosen’t love a well put together man. He posses confidence and a certain je nes…who cares. I love confidence and representation , and this fellow enbodies it.
    I toast him and his style!

  44. Anna

    September 22, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    I need his phone number to ask him about those shoes… hehe… ok, I just need his phone nubmer! :D

  45. citizen

    September 22, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    i actually like the way his shoes look a little beat-up. he seems stylishly masculine and comfortable.

  46. jen

    September 23, 2007 at 7:42 am

    He looks flawless and upon first look i thought this was McQueen!

  47. Anonymous

    September 23, 2007 at 11:17 am

    I like this look as well. but as noted, he IS the store manager at John Varvatos. He probably gets all those things at a heavy discount. Like all those best dressed lists etc, it’s a bit of an unfair advantage when you have easy access to clothes whether it’s money or discounts…

  48. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 10:22 am

    i cant get over this photo, i’ve been looking at for the past couple of days and yes the clothes are great even the scuff shoes are perfect. but the handsome face and shaved head make the picture sexy. its intense rugged man sexy.

  49. sandman_gr

    September 24, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Perfect!Amazingly perfect. In everything.

  50. marie

    September 24, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    I also love the entire outfit he is wearing!

  51. Anonymous

    September 24, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    just just hot…. this one could pull anything off!!!

  52. Anonymous

    September 25, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    rugged good looks help too :)
    I think I’m going to buy an outfit like this.

  53. Bob

    September 25, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    Great photo!

  54. simon

    September 26, 2007 at 8:50 am

    the jacket looks great. does anyone know where i can get one like that?

  55. mikeymanhattan

    September 26, 2007 at 11:42 am

    what a zexy man.

  56. fashionsonia

    September 27, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    PHEWWW!!!! HOT!HOT!HOT!Now there’s a totally rugged yet sophisticated look that works.If only the men from OZ had the guts to pull this off. To “the man” THANK YOU! for giving me hope & to the photogragher, well done & please keep giving us updated looks of “the man”

  57. david

    October 1, 2007 at 2:50 am

    pants are too tight.

  58. Anonymous

    October 7, 2007 at 6:17 am

    although it might sound odd, I love these NY streets with no trees, just gives such a strong urban feel

    great shot sart

  59. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 9:36 am

    do you seriously consider this to be rugged?

  60. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    He looks GREAT".

  61. Gaston

    October 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    He reminds me of Brad Davis.

  62. atanasio

    November 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    now,that’s a totally handsome guy,in a mostly suitable attire for his neat looks!

  63. Pieter

    November 22, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Urban cowboy

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