Wednesday, August 9, 2006

On The Street…..Summer Black Dressing, West Village


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  1. Joel "Phil" Cairo

    August 9, 2006 at 8:44 am

    excellent fit on those pants, shoes could be considerably sleaker.

  2. stella b.

    August 9, 2006 at 9:04 am

    he’s beautiful.
    his clothes are nice too.

  3. trasselfia

    August 9, 2006 at 9:56 am

    hello gorgeous

  4. Me

    August 9, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    so glad that we’re seeing more men dress this way in the US. the european slim cut is so flattering if you can pull it off.

  5. jeff

    August 9, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    it’s very difficult to make all black look fresh and sophisticated.

    99% of people wearing all black look like they are trying too hard to be fashionable, and failing horribly.

    the hair, the bag, the slim fit, the shoes… this guy pulls off all black beautifully.

  6. Robo's Drone

    August 9, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Not a little bit too ‘waiter at Indochine/Bond Street’? That’s the trouble with monochromatic menswear… tends to look formulaic or like a [stiff] uniform. If it weren’t for the fit, i’d say this was a miss.

  7. jh

    August 9, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    square-toed shoes should be on every man’s “no buy list.”

  8. np0804

    August 9, 2006 at 5:28 pm

    It works on him, but then things always work better when you are young, beautiful and thin. Well, maybe it is time to move on from the square toes even for the young and beautiful etc.

  9. Kathleen

    August 9, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    I disagree with the uniform comment – all-black always makes me think of public-relations students, or people in publishing. I went through a huge all-black stage for a couple of years, and I really miss how simple it was. Plus, if your blacks are well-coordinated (as they are here), it’s almost impossible not to look chic and pulled together (again, as here).

    I do have very clear memories of how hot it can be to wear black in summer, though – poor bugger. But he looks, agreed, very cool anyway!

  10. Tamberk

    August 9, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    How to look cool and Hot at the same time!

  11. Jay

    August 9, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    he’s gorgeous. i love his nonchalant style.

  12. jh

    August 10, 2006 at 2:11 am

    was the bag black too?

  13. Alice Olive

    August 10, 2006 at 9:46 am

    Love all black too. It is hard matching ‘blacks’ though – when you do, it’s a real feeling of accomplishment!!

  14. LBellatrix

    August 10, 2006 at 3:39 pm

    Co-signing Jeff and Alice Olive…

    I went through an all-black phase too. Don’t plan on going back any time soon either…but I like it when it works well, as it does here.

  15. Anonymous

    August 10, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    wow. I need his name, number, something. Just, wow.

  16. Hanna

    August 11, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    just the way he carries himself flatters his body.. gorgeous. and he really pulls off the all-black and makes it look great.

  17. Steven

    August 13, 2006 at 10:06 am

    After glancing over at his left leg, it looks like he (desperately) needs to be fed.

  18. Kyle

    August 14, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    With the slim “euro” fit it makes black work in the summer, impressive, creative, and a bit daring

  19. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 11:38 am

    absolutely perfect. not too elegant, not too casual. I like this look. only point of disagree: shoes. it would be better to use something like leather flip-flop or reptile ones


  20. Killer Kitten 12

    August 17, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    He looks like a dancer to be honest, and that is NEVER a bad thing.
    Very nice and he pulls it off well.

  21. Margeaux

    July 24, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    This man is in the band The Battles, his father is a very talented musician as well.
    Battles are smart, talented, expansive and concise. I just saw them in Houston, rarely is there a fashion/Rock crossover here, so when I saw him, my heart jumped a bit I was so excited.

  22. bp294

    December 18, 2012 at 4:00 am

    This is a classic case of, if you’re young, anything looks great and sexy on you. His light coloration helps too. But this is all about his being young and slim and therefore very sexy and alluring. I’d be willing to bet this is his work uniform … waiter, bartendar, whatever. Esp. with those shoes … given his youth, probably the only pair of black dress shoes he owns. Yes, the shoes are terribly out-of-date; but at his age, he’s not wearing them except when he’s off to work. Love his racial ambiguity. Cleary mixed-race (in USA terms) or mestizo (in Latino terms). Wish the fashion world embraced this look more in its choice of models. It’s the global look of the future! BTW, the rule of thumb with wearing black is quality matters. All black is more distinctive if all the ingredients of your wardrobe are well made and designed items. That’s why the awful shoes stand out so prominently.

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