Monday, February 4, 2008

On the Street….YSL Coat, Milan

I bet he is wearing a sweater under there.


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  1. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 7:51 am

    who is this? i recognise him from somewhere… anyway like the look, but i mean it helps when u have an amazing face! the shoes are really great too.

  2. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 8:20 am

    I don’t care what he’s wearing under the coat – I want him out of it!

  3. stylePOVist

    February 4, 2008 at 9:08 am

    1.Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave: the austere figure of a Puritan minister.
    2.Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic: a desert nomad’s austere life.
    3.Having no adornment or ornamentation; bare: an austere style. See Synonyms at severe.

    I think the above explained it all. He’s very sexy!

  4. Akeem A.

    February 4, 2008 at 9:18 am

    I hope he is, the coat itself is beautiful, but a bit large no?

  5. Misterparticular

    February 4, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Another great shot sart!
    Is this where a coat meets a cape? Those raglan sleeves and that bitty belts meake this coat look so fresh. Of course the slim trouser leg, beat-up shoe, and chisled features don’t hurt either. Also nice move not adding a euro scarf …would have been too much.

  6. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Isn’t this coat a bit bulky, actually?i.e not the tailored look that you would ordinarily endorse. Either way, it looks good. Don’t like the pants though and jury still out on the shoes. There’s something about this picture and this guy that is right, but at the same time that just doesn’t gel. Who knows.


  7. An Aesthete's Lament

    February 4, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Chic silhouette though.

  8. Alice Olive

    February 4, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Oh hello. Oh, and that coat is absolutely sumptuous!

  9. MensFlair

    February 4, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Essential YSL indeed!

  10. tomassocroccante

    February 4, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I love this coat – even if it might be two sizes to big for him. Great color and shape, the raglan sleeves, the movement – and that tie belt. It adds up. I want one.

  11. Matt Maddox

    February 4, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Nice one, not even in the US!

  12. Jules

    February 4, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Too affected

  13. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Lovelovelove those shoes!! The jacket has an interesting texture also.

  14. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 11:18 am

    ohhhh wow if this guy isn’t a model he should be! what an arresting expression.. very James Dean-esque, and the shoes with yellow laces are charming.

  15. tn

    February 4, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Stunning coat. I once tried on a YSL trench in Colette. Decided not to spend the euros and have regretted it ever since.

  16. McTickle

    February 4, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    It’s a lot easier to be the creepy guy in the dark alley when your coat is dark too. I wouldn’t take him seriously if he tried to mug me.

  17. miss-tal

    February 4, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    how do you spot them? (well i guess that’s your secret :-) I have been living for almost three years in this city and I seldom see such inspiring characters…

  18. cigalechanta

    February 4, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I like the coat and his rugged looks. Nicely snapped on that brick road.

  19. cassaundra

    February 4, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    5 stars.

    what a beautiful man.

  20. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    He’s got a bit of film noir going … like it!

  21. Dulcinea

    February 4, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    hot hot hot, hot damn!

  22. Buddhapest

    February 4, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Love the arched window in the background.
    Love the belt on his coat, it gives him a monk aura.

  23. Patrick Booth

    February 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    “I bet he is wearing a sweater under there.” Hahaha, good one, Scott!

  24. NorthShore Chicago

    February 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Nice photo, but this guy looksl ike he borrowed his Dad’s trenchcoat, and his Dad is Andre the Giant. And what’s up with those shoes? At least his pants are nicely tailored.

  25. G

    February 4, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful man, beautiful coat, beautiful shoes.

  26. janejane

    February 4, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Jesus. He’s like the man from my fantasies. Haunting, almost creepy, but fascinating.

    And that coat.

  27. miss cavendish

    February 4, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    This looks like a very tall chap and he pulls off this oversized(?) overcoat beautifully.

  28. Butch

    February 4, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Not a great raglan sleeves fan, but this guy could probably pull off most anything.

    Except for the shoes–ouch!

  29. Elvin A.

    February 4, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Can you please define how long the dress pants should be?
    I’m working in menswear store, and I was trained since my first day that pants should end an inch above the floor, or right by the top of the shoe heel. I noticed same length in another stores/ brands across North America. But watching all menswear pictures from europe, i see everybody have theirpants much shorter…so what’s right or what’s appropriate for what?

    • dcinDC

      March 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

      I learned the same thing. The problem with “high fashion” is that there are many variables. If you are in a mid-price, traditional menswear store, stick to the traditional rules. If you are selling Thom Browne, and follow his aesthetic, the pants will be short.

  30. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    What an impressive outfit…makes me think imposing and strong yet soft around the edges.

  31. morty

    February 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I bet he could wear many sweaters under that coat.

  32. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    This picture reminds me of the Tamara DeLempika painting of the Scientist. It’s the trench coat for one and secondly the emotion.

  33. AdamfromVA

    February 4, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    dude looks dope. cant stand the laces in his shoes. if i looked that good i would have a nicer look on my face.

  34. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    nice coat and I like the tight cut of the trousers. colours fit nicely. nevertheless, altogether he looks as if he just jumped out of bed.

  35. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Cute guy, love the shoes… He knows he’s rocking it, all broodish and what not

  36. harryrabbit

    February 4, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Coat is wonderful – the biggest raglan armholes with the thinnest tie belt, his 60s narrow pants and those oxblood shoes with the yellow laces. he looks like a young Rupert Everett. i love it.

  37. phineas

    February 4, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    An exercise in proportion: the perfectly tailored pants (!!!) beneath that rather dramatic coat.

    For me, though, the whole ensemble comes together with that belt.

  38. ricpic

    February 4, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    An Italian Jean Paul Belmondo.

    I’ll bet that coat, because of its material and light color, shows both wrinkles and dirt quickly and needs frequent cleaning to look good.

    • dcinDC

      March 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

      I’ve seen that many people comment this way about light-colored clothes. But, the thing is, in dress clothes, you’re not going to be playing rugby. Yes, you might clean it more often than a dark coat but, with care, it won’t be all that much more. Just FYI, I had a charcoal gray suit that I don’t think I ever had cleaned and wore it well over 10 years. I would brush it up and press the pants, hang it up, and it was good to go the next time. Having several suits to rotate helps as well. If you have only one suit that you wear every day, that’s another matter. Thanks.

  39. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    If I had this coat I don’t think I’d wear anything under it just because it’s so great on it’s own. It’d be tied of course and with maybe a pair of slacks or jeans but only so I don’t come off as weird.


  40. Charles

    February 4, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    The yellow laces are phat. I’m going to give it a try.

  41. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Many sweaters many many sweaters lol


    February 5, 2008 at 12:21 am

    looks like the guy from Paris with the striped socks.

  43. meli

    February 5, 2008 at 3:10 am

    the guy is good.
    At any rate, what I’m so into, right now is the colors in the picture. amazing ritrato + colour!

  44. maedchen

    February 5, 2008 at 3:47 am

    i love how large the coat is…better too wide then too tight.

  45. underneath

    February 5, 2008 at 3:57 am

    This guy really has style – it`s rare to see a young guy who dears that extra volume in his coat. I love how it drapes in the back – and the narrow belt!

  46. Nico-underground

    February 5, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Guapisimo y muy elegante. ¿donde se esconden estos hombres?
    From Spain, Greetings!!

  47. Diana

    February 5, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Nice guy in a potato sack. An YSL potato sack.

  48. Laurence John

    February 5, 2008 at 9:44 am

    i don’t ordinarily like slouchy raglan sleeved overcoats, but this looks great on him.

  49. cjdd

    February 5, 2008 at 10:44 am

    each piece on it’s own is great, but those boots really don’t seem to be supported by the pants at all. i feel like shorter pants look better with shoes, no? anyone?

  50. Zakisha Montel

    February 5, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I don’t get it. It looks like the clothes are wearing him and not the other way round. Too bad because the clothes are nice.

  51. Claudio

    February 5, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Dont like the coat but like the shoes albeit yellow laces (?)

  52. Madrox

    February 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    wow…..He looks like a walking unmade bed…..I guess thats stylish….=p
    By the way,where did he steal that
    Jacket from anyway???


  53. Mr. Thouq

    February 6, 2008 at 2:13 am

    nice coat, but too large!

  54. veggiebear

    February 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Are we playing with shapes? I LOVE IT! At first I barely glanced at it- but when I blew it up I saw that this sweet macho head is well shrunken compared to his giant billowy coat. Then his legs look so bare and skinny (also playing with the light vs. dark!) with those GINORMOUS leather lace up shoes.. Tentatively scuffed perfection is what I call it!

  55. Laura Benamou

    February 6, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    The coat is too big!!!!

  56. carson.salter

    February 6, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    who is this fellow? you shot him ‘Paris chill, Rive Gauche’ Jan 23, and FaceHunter shot him in paris Jan 17; always with those old trail boots (they are wonderful), and always in the rain.

  57. deborah

    February 7, 2008 at 2:51 am

    I love this coat and how he blends in well with the scene.

  58. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 6:49 am

    That’s Garth Spencer from GQ UK. V handsome.

  59. Engineer & Artist

    February 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I am really not wild about this coat. The skinny belt’s pretty neat, but the raglan sleeves are a mistake dans mon avis.

    What is that oatmeal-colored fabric? It’s marvelous.

  60. sandman_gr

    February 12, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Love this look! And the guy too, lol.

  61. Fermina M

    March 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I think he is Sex on legs. He has a Viggo Mortensen quality, raw yet elegant. Funny how italien men are recognizable, classy and sexy, easy on the eyes and something in their posture. Love the coat, seems to have enough space for 2.

  62. mj

    April 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    garth spencer is always good styling~^^

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