Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the Street…Park Ave., Manhattan


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  1. Camille

    August 7, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Wow! He looks fantastic, love the colors and the pocket square, the jacket length and shoe color are perfect as well.

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 7, 2008 at 8:35 am

    I am wearing my Nantucket Reds today! I truly hope the rest of your audience appreciates red pants; I have certainly gotten some jokes in the office about mine. I think this guy starts with a challenging color (red) and pairs it well, as far as shoes, shirt, jacket and tie. I cant see what is happening with the pocket square, but I dont like what I see, perhaps I would have rather gone without. One thing for sure, I am pairing my pants with a light purple shirt next time I wear them. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  3. sromeo

    August 7, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Wow, how unexpected! Lavender, red and navy. In your head it doesn’t pan out, but on this guy it really works. It’s like I’ve said before, good dressers just know what looks good!

  4. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Uuuh: this shirt and the red trousers – mut be a brave guy! But he is right, it looks grrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeaaaat!

    I’d say the tie is a bit pale, though?

  5. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Wow.. perfect execution… I love how he could incorporate the pale shirt/tie combo with the rest of the look..

  6. anna

    August 7, 2008 at 8:52 am

    hmmm… what a mix. only red and navy blue are fine for me!

  7. Moi

    August 7, 2008 at 8:54 am

    If I were to pass him on the street I would tell him he looks “fly”.

  8. Dan

    August 7, 2008 at 8:57 am

    An adventurous palette which would benefit from a little subtlety.It’s slightly cartoonish which his tall frame and long arms do nothing to mitigate, but it almost works. I think the pants throw it off the most. Not that they couldn’t be bright, not that they couldn’t be red even. But this isn’t quite right.

  9. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 9:00 am

    I think the tie and the hanky need to be a brigher hue. The pants and jacket are fabulously cut, and I like his choice of footwear. This guy gives off a brave yet refined air in his dress.

  10. DesignGod

    August 7, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I love him. I want to be him! I have red pants and they are my absolute fave for summer. Can I just say I want to steal those shoes right off his feet and take them home with me. The patina is perfection!

  11. Annie Whiting

    August 7, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Nantucket Reds are generally faded more. I think these are just red pants.

  12. James Taylor

    August 7, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I bought a pair of lightweight red pants last year. It was something of a bold move at the time but I’m glad I did it. They are not dissimilar in color to this gentleman’s. I was living in Florence at the time where such flamboyance for color is more comfortably accepted. In Italy a lot of men in their late-30s and upwards incorporate bright shades into their work wardrobe. In New York it’s a little trickier – my girlfriend says I’ll start a riot – but I think I pull them off (no pun intended).

  13. Martini

    August 7, 2008 at 9:16 am

    oh my! Where can I get me one of him? He’s gorgeous, and his clothes are so on. Loving the handkerchief.

  14. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 9:19 am


  15. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 9:21 am

    This dude has really long arms, or is it just me? The cut of his clothes accentuate his great physique.

  16. jkh

    August 7, 2008 at 9:26 am

    nice hands.

  17. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 9:29 am

    He looks like a bit of a dandy. Nice fit.

  18. Stylistocrat by R&R

    August 7, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Looks, like its from a fashion show! I luv the look! The stylist really put this one together!

  19. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 9:48 am

    love it- he looks great! if I walked by him, he would make me smile

  20. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 10:08 am

    i feel i like i’ve seen this look before, over and over again. don’t get me wrong, the cat is rocking it, but there comes a time when you have to personalized your delivery.

  21. TinTin

    August 7, 2008 at 10:10 am

    He looks awesome. The purple with the red is not something I would have thought would work, but I like it.

  22. norawoah

    August 7, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I am really into red, white and blue combos right now, and he just pulls it off, even if his white is a bit “lavender”…

  23. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I heart this look! I’ve worn the combo before, but never thought of pulling in a lavender shirt. That’ll change afer today. And can we talk about those shoes? Hotness!

  24. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Who needs the Italians or Parisians to tell us how ro dress this is both classic American with a European touch.It could all have come from Boks Brothers or J Press but the way its put together shows an almost English disregard for the norm.Mot a fashion shoot its a BLACK THING. Think Harlem or any black neighbourhood om a sunday morning after church and youve got it.

  25. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Park Ave says it all this is FAB.from the picture composition to the clothes that actualy fit.Purple Label
    all the way.People at RL should scout this lad.

  26. Jovon Higgins

    August 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Great use of colors! This person is definitely a risk taker…I love it!

  27. Peter Stemann

    August 7, 2008 at 11:22 am

    wow – I’m sure the pants are Marni – not RL

  28. ricola

    August 7, 2008 at 11:25 am

    People with deeper skin tones can carry off the most unlikely colour combos. When I was in Africa I’d see it all the time. This red and lavender is freakin’ hot. Not that a Norwegian dude couldn’t pull it off, actually I’m sure he probably could.
    Regardless Cheers to bold choices!!

  29. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 11:35 am

    those berlutis are sick.

  30. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 11:36 am


  31. lintmag

    August 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

    This man is beautiful and his great clothing choices make him irresistible. Those hands!

  32. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I gotta tell ya, this color combination is wild. It works, with the exception of the tie, that is a bit pale. The shape however is not very good, he seems to have no torso, and very long legs. in his case he should have used th second button of the jacket instead of the top button. It would have highlighted the front of his shirt and elongated his torso. Does anyone agree?

  33. K.B.

    August 7, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Red is certainly a challenging color, and I find these red pants just a little too challenging. A red jacket with navy pants and a crisp white shirt — maybe, with the right tie to pull it together. As it is, the pieces look just too random.

  34. Ryan Mac

    August 7, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Bold color choices. Not easy to pull off but so well executed! He looks great! Very handsome.

  35. Virginia

    August 7, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    anyone catch the resemblence to tyson beckford?
    Classy with a twist!

  36. veronique

    August 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    wow! love the color combinations. striking. I’m a lil unsure about the lavender but he pulls it off.

  37. Smalls

    August 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Looks great, I think the purple shirt is too much though.

    I think white works better.

  38. jude

    August 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Well Done!

  39. landis smithers

    August 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    i feel patriotic.

  40. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    forget the red pants, that skin tone is what makes the outfit! gorgeous…

  41. Danielle

    August 7, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    i love the it from the shoe to the pant to the sport coat, but the lavender to tie to handkerchief is a little busy to me. however, he does wear it well. but i think this man could wear anything and look amazing.

  42. tj

    August 7, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Very difficult to get perspective in the photo, but it looks like the guy is really tall. That may explain why his tie doesn’t reach his belt buckle.
    I like the tie and the shirt quite a lot. I think they look great together.
    I’m just not sure about the fit of the jacket. It looks a bit too fitted in the waist, and a bit too short in the sleeves.
    I imagine it must be difficult to buy off the rack if you are exceptionally tall. The selections at the Big and Tall shops can be limited.
    You’ve got to give the guy credit for pushing the envelope. The color combination is challenging, without being offensive.

  43. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    A magnificent looking young man. Even if he were not wearing a colorful ensemble, he would attract considerable attention. He is not afraid to add the extra layer of “look at me”–and yes, we happily will!

    I love how the jacket accentuates his tall, lean frame. Also, I think the shaved head is nice with his face.

  44. lis

    August 7, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Ultra snazzy outfit! Hard to pull off, but he does it with flying colors…literally. And, hello, could this guy be more handsome???

  45. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Fantastic color combinations, very chic.

  46. reverend dick

    August 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    The pants sure jump. I do not care for the lavender shirt, but think it could work with a different tie. Purple might pull the blue(s) and red together more.


  47. Toure

    August 7, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Very well done…. A young urban gentlman dressed in an unexpected and refreshin way . All the swagger of a baggy jean , white xxl tee and fitted cap could’nt touch this in a million year !

  48. Johanna

    August 7, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    so well proportioned on his frame

  49. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    So handsome… is he a model?

  50. Rob Gould

    August 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    just about perfect and even patriotic without making me nauseous. i’m sure that wasn’t what he was going for but he definitely scores.

  51. aviewaskew

    August 7, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    he wears it well..wowowow.

  52. Iheartfashion

    August 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Love the red pants. And the shoes.

  53. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Yankee Doodle never looked so chic.

  54. Asta

    August 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I’m infatuated.

    Who is this man?

    Is he single? Straight?

    I need to head into the city one of these days and find myself a snappy dresser.

  55. V

    August 7, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    great use of colour, i absoloutely love it. and really well put together :)

  56. elle

    August 7, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Beautiful, bold man…would love to meet him.


    August 7, 2008 at 6:39 pm


  58. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    somehow he pulls off an unusual color combination. and he looks totally at ease – i'm guessing he has done some modeling work at some point. love his whole look & the fact that he does not dress exactly like everyone else…

  59. Dan

    August 7, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    As often happens I wrote my comment on this post too quickly this morning and forgot something I meant to say. What this needs more than color adjustment is more contrast in texture. Mr. Rubinacci’s post last week is a good illustration- he used strong colors but the textures of his jacket, pants, tie, pocket square, bracelets, etc. were pronounced. Without a relief in texture even these swathes of bright color become monotonous. The main variations in texture in this gentleman’s outfit are provided by his (beautiful) shoes, and his tie. I don’t know what to recommend- maybe just a more contrasting texture in the jacket? Okay, I think that’s all I have to say about this post. I look forward to the day when I can put all my thoughts into one comment rather than two. I don’t criticize these details to be petty. I consider it a sort of dialogue in which I hope to recognize things I should apply to myself. Sart is admirably into concept and inspiration and many of us respond with comments about details, but there are many reasons for doing that. I think I’ve become more conscious and constructively critical of myself since joining the discussion here. I’ve certainly become more conscious of the people around me and of looking for inspiration in them (probably more easily done in Italy than in Richmond Viginia, where I am- oops, being critical again).

  60. Jason

    August 7, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    OK – Don’t (cyber) shoot me…

    as all things are subject to perspective… here’s mine;

    - Shirt and Jacket Sleeves a bit (too?) short… note that they don’t actually reach anywhere near his hands.
    - Accented by Pant legs that are bit long for my taste – watch the fabric collect below the knee.
    - Pant legs with cuffs as deep as buckets
    - The tie seems a bit wide (and ‘heavy’)

    all that to say…

    - Bold color combo that MORE than works
    - Suit Jacket with great color, pattern and cut (sleeve length aside)
    - The tie is helped by the spread collar shirt
    - Belt and shoes seem to match the ensemble (and each other) wonderfully
    - Clean Cut and Clean shaven… classic.

  61. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    tyson beckford?

  62. katy

    August 8, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Why, might I ask, do men not look/dress like that in America?

  63. Gloria

    August 8, 2008 at 12:44 am

    I want bright colored pants. I’m thinking deep purple…?

  64. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 12:53 am

    nearly bought my first pair of really well made and that fit really really well (Brioni…which is unusual) red pants …a while back ….and looking at how awesome he looks I really really regret it now……BTW people get it in your head if you want to event exist in Italian Fashion..U MUST WEAR NAVY …….and not the navy we have here ….but a particular shade they recognize over there….I cant describe it …but most italian made clothes will offer it.
    and always

  65. Holli and Christian

    August 8, 2008 at 1:18 am

    OMG. Love him; love this…who else would have put that together. Just perfect.

  66. hakka3

    August 8, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Great color, but yeah–even better if those pants were faded Nantucket Reds. The plaid on the jacket is a little bit too Raleigh-department-store-men’s-section for me, if that makes any sense.

  67. hakka3

    August 8, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Whoops! Sorry–I meant check, not plaid…

  68. Alice Olive

    August 8, 2008 at 8:48 am

    All those colours somehow work well, perhaps because of the two primary colours bringing everything together. Love the shoes.

  69. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    i like the color combination, red, blue and lavanda…perfect and unexpected. like the attitud..

  70. POST-IT UP

    August 8, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    He’s got massive hands. Looks great.

  71. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I agree that the cut for the shirt and jacket is too short and the pants are cut too long in the standard sense but somehow it seems his height and body shape makes it work.

    On the other hand those shoes are gorgeous, Berluti perhaps? I would love to get a close up of the watch he’s rockin as well….

  72. Lula

    August 8, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    very dapper.

  73. Harlen

    August 9, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    colors, colors, colors! and executed perfectly!

  74. Anonymous

    August 9, 2008 at 9:36 pm


    I would have really loved a close up on them!! ;)

  75. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Is that Tyson Beckford? Sure looks like him!

  76. Anonymous

    August 11, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Love the deep cuff.

  77. Steve

    August 13, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    He’s a risk taker alright. A handsome fit man like that can pull it off. I wouldn’t dare … hmmm

    Love to see people spice it up on the street.

    The shoes are great! Beautiful color and very versatile.
    (jacket sleeves a little too short, makes his large hands stand out even more, but maybe that was intentional)

  78. Moses

    August 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I’m quite sure those shoes are from Berluti. To be exact, Alessandro lace up court shoe!

  79. Anonymous

    August 24, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Moses said…

    I’m quite sure those shoes are from Berluti. To be exact, Alessandro lace up court shoe!

    11:29 AM

    More like Crocket and Jones if I’m not mistaken. The soles on Berlutis are rather thin.


  80. Tabs

    August 29, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    very stylish and extremely sexy

  81. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    AMAZING STYLE…props to him but i wouldn’t have chosen a grey tie…it take away the lovely lavender color…the shoes are nice but could’ve been a little darker…but globally the style is very very nice a head-turner that’s for sure ;)

    btw : i LOVE the scarf in his pocket ! gives the suit a little xtra oumf ;)


  82. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 3:16 am

    Don’t know how I feel about the outfit, separately, but this gentleman looks great!

  83. Anonymous

    September 6, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Fabulous! I’m just trying to imagine how would have the whole thing looked if the pants were of a darker shade, more like burgundy. Less of a statement maybe but definitely sharper.

  84. Anonymous

    September 16, 2008 at 4:10 am

    I love this look :o)))

  85. toon dasilva

    September 16, 2008 at 4:13 am

    I love this look…very fresh

  86. Becca the Promo Mami

    September 18, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    he is VERY handsome!

  87. jaime.

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  88. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    is that what they are called? nantucket reds? ok, cool. what are pants from detroit called? scandal blues?

  89. Ron

    October 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    It’s out of the box….I think he pulls this look off very well. He’ a very attractive man…a bold man!

  90. KTOJ

    February 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Love the RED pants that go oh so we’ll with his skin complection.

  91. Daniel

    June 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    The shoes !!!

  92. hameen

    January 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    This is truly what mens style is about…..

  93. Dax

    July 16, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    In Britain they say, red pants is when you have a boat and I doesn’t see a boat!

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