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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

On The Street.....The Gent, Harlem

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:02 AM) : 

THAT is how you wear an ascot Jeremy Piven!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:11 AM) : 

What a great look. I don´t like the look for my self, but this gentlemen looks great in it, Maybe I should try again
/Pedro

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:20 AM) : 

Wow! A very nice outfit. Im sensing a wibe from an "east coast yachtclub affair", mainly from the jacket.
I love that red scarf contrast against the blue shirt. It also goes really well with the persons skincolour. Great!

 

Anonymous dds said ... (7:32 AM) : 

I agree with Pedro - I would NEVER try that at home, but some people can pull it off. This guy appears to be handling it nicely. Question: If you are wearing a colorful silk ascot, do you also need a colorful silk pocket square?

seems like a lot of silk....

 

Blogger savvylondon said ... (7:42 AM) : 

he's wonderful!

 

Blogger Tamberk said ... (7:46 AM) : 

Dapper, snappy and divine!

 

Blogger Butch said ... (7:54 AM) : 

Dashing--but the too-tight jacket, with its brass button array and high closure, on a double breasted model yet, ain't my cup of tea....

 

Blogger Just an Observation said ... (7:58 AM) : 

Have to agree with the others...pretty hard one to pull off, however he is dapper.
I personally feel that his very themic and perhaps that is why I would hesitate trying it myself unless i was at yacht club etc.
Thanks.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:04 AM) : 

Love it! He reminds me of a young Billie Dee Williams! You one strong malt liquor picker!!!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 AM) : 

Looks like Joe Dumars. YOU GO JOEY!

 

Anonymous Bespoke Couture said ... (8:30 AM) : 

I think he looks great, most men wouldn't dream of pulling off this outfit. The guy looks great in his double breasted blazer with gold buttons, black watch tartan trousers(a plus) and the ascot and pocket square- A salute to the superb Mr. Howell Look! I think most men should start experimenting with different styles and looks such as this one and stop saying I couldn't pull this off or that off. How do you know if you don't try? Remember fashion is individuality and without individuality there would be no fashion. In my opinion, all men should make a pledge to take a break for a moment of simply wearing the same old boring solid charcoal and solid navy suits and do something different as this discerning gentlemen did.
"The Real Bespoke"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 AM) : 

Nice black watch plaid pants with blue blazer. But why so many blazer buttons buttoned? Was it very cold or windy? Blazer looks a little large as well. His attitude is superb, however.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 AM) : 

Yes, it does bellow "let's go a-sailing" but it looks nice, more or less.

Not a fan of the "red piece of business" (now I know it's supposed to be called an ascot) AND the pocket square.

Un ou l'autre, mais pas les deux ensemble, SVP.

But he's happy, cute and loving it all. That's what matters.

mltt

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 AM) : 

(Looks at the pic again...)

Ah ha! That's what it is: he's channeling a bit of Quincy Jones.

I ain't mad at 'cha. Bring that subtle cool style back for my hood hustlas. The baggy pants and bling are over and done with.

mltt

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 AM) : 

YEAH! Thanks for coming up to Harlem. I just moved here and I, too, see a variety of dapper gents!

 

Blogger DC Celine said ... (9:05 AM) : 

He certainly pulls it off, but I have to say that it looks a little cartoonish. Just not quite real.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:07 AM) : 

Definitely an ascot and pocket silk, though probably not matching.

A very smart ensemble; more men should try ascots.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Very classy and not overly done. The ultimate cool.

 

Blogger UpperWestSideGuy said ... (9:39 AM) : 

Love the ascot, french cuff shirt and smooth vibe. Even the ticket pocket on the db jacket is nice...i just dont like the gold buttons. Makes the jacket look a little "cruise ship captain" for my taste

 

Blogger Jan said ... (9:50 AM) : 

He takes what could be a caricature look and makes it look like HIM. It just seems to fit his personality perfectly, even though we don't know him. Fabulous.

 

Blogger positive_negative said ... (10:00 AM) : 

Who knew you would find a black Thurston Howell III in Harlem?

 

Blogger positive_negative said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Who knew you would find a black Thurston Howell III in Harlem?

 

Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:20 AM) : 

He's so dapper! I love the contrast of the red and white dots against the blue.

 

Blogger Lit said ... (10:32 AM) : 

I like that, the Gent.He almost looks too done up (I mean, a cravat?!).But somehow he makes it look fitting, appropriate and elementary.He pulls it off.

 

Blogger Amory Blaine said ... (10:36 AM) : 

He's an African-American Slocum.

And I'm wondering where the cigar that should be in his left hand has gone.

He's quite wonderful - quite, quite wonderful. From the ascot, to the perfectly fitted jacket, to the button details: brilliant ensemble.

 

Blogger CSH said ... (10:50 AM) : 

One word: snazzy. Get that man a gin & tonic.

 

Blogger Zaydoun said ... (11:05 AM) : 

Dapper indeed!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 AM) : 

is this b. oyama, the clothing store owner?

 

Blogger Max said ... (12:03 PM) : 

That ascot is fresh. Well played.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 PM) : 

awesome

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:21 PM) : 

There is nothing quite so timeless and dapper as a navy double-breated blazer with brass buttons. It is conservative, but it makes you stand out in the crowd - in a good way. This fellow looks like a million bucks. Even more kudos for getting the cuffs right.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:25 PM) : 

This gentleman wears the classic blue dubble breasted blazer with a touch of gilt so well.

Did you know that the blazer goes back to the Captain of the frigate HMS Blazer,who in 1837 was faced with a visit to his ship by Queen Victoria.To smarten up his shabby looking crew the Captain had short jackets in navy blue serge,with brass Royal navy buttons,made up for his men.Queen Victoria was so impressed by the crew's apperence that the jackets became a permanent part of their dress!

 

Blogger catalina said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Very handsome, very stylish! I don't suppose he is free for cocktails sometime?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:02 PM) : 

now that's smooth. i bet he drinks cane rum, and if not, he should.

 

Blogger Laura said ... (1:17 PM) : 

i'm alsmot more impressed by the double-breasted jacket than the ascot. it's difficult to pull off that cut without looking either overly padded or "stuffed-in", but this seems to fit quite well.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 PM) : 

I think the silk pocket square nicely balances the silk ascot.

 

Anonymous rae said ... (2:26 PM) : 

so classic. and i hate to repeat, but dapper is just so appropiate.

 

Anonymous Amit said ... (2:27 PM) : 

That's B. Oyama. What a great guy and what a great store he's running uptown.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:36 PM) : 

an ascot is never a good thing

 

Blogger inbalance said ... (2:36 PM) : 

Oh, so stylish!

 

Blogger LEeds YORkshire said ... (3:10 PM) : 

ICE COLD

 

Blogger Tina Wiklund said ... (3:34 PM) : 

Its nice to know that you all know what you are talking about. All I can say is You Go Brother

 

Blogger Michael Manning said ... (3:36 PM) : 

I used to dress like that! U are linked BTW!

 

Blogger Seriamente Tony said ... (3:58 PM) : 

I tried the ascot look while attending a dinner with a good friend. I prefer a multicolored dark ascot rather than bright detailing. It worked, although my friend though I was sporting my thin scarf in a whole new manner. Kudos to this man for pulling it off!

 

Blogger luvsunflowers said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Very classy...not for everyone, but he pulls it off masterfully!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 PM) : 

A completly dapper gentlemen! I love the silk scarf. This look totally reminds me of my Pa! Also loving that smile, i love people who smile :D

 

Anonymous quigley said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Wow! History in the making. This is the first time you've posted a photo of an outfit that I've worn recently. Do I get a Sarto merit badge now?

 

Blogger mutleythedog said ... (7:25 PM) : 

I have something similar - but mine is paisley and at the cleaners right now. In Bridport (Dorset UK!) people mostly wear sacking, radiation suits, blood spatter aprons etc. Why not come and visit our literary festival..

 

Anonymous Stacy (LA, CA) said ... (7:25 PM) : 

So dapper! Rather than all the Gilligan's Island comments above, what I see from this great photo, is him saying the next six words:

"The name is Bond, ... *James* Bond."

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 PM) : 

Oyamaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, that's the man. Been shopping with him for close to 3 yrs. Never seen anyone look so on point!

Best of all, his persona. Would bring class to a burlap bag.

 

Anonymous D. Kelley said ... (10:20 PM) : 

Wonderful look, young man. No more baggy jeans and iced out chains for my Uptown Hustlas. Keep your mind ticking!!!

 

Blogger Jason Hahn said ... (11:46 PM) : 

With that kind of look, he needs to be on a yacht, not on the street. It feels a bit too much for me though. It almost feels like he's in costume for a play.

 

Blogger Mimi said ... (11:59 PM) : 

so posh

 

Blogger David Carlier said ... (5:08 AM) : 

verry nice for in belgium good

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:13 AM) : 

He was in DNR magazine

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 PM) : 

This look screams MOD!

 

Anonymous Dutch said ... (11:05 AM) : 

He epitomizes the Harlem old skool dandy. Fly!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

impeccable.. he looks great, very handsome

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:03 PM) : 

Wow ,I love it.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:09 PM) : 

He's behind a very elite mens tailoring shop in Harlem. It's just not coming to mind at this time.

 

Anonymous Chris Berry said ... (1:48 PM) : 

Eddie Murphy in Trading Places...that sums it up.

 

Anonymous phyllis said ... (1:54 PM) : 

Does he hail from the Caribbean? I swear, men from the islands really know how to dress. One of the executive directors in my last job was from Trinidad, and he was the best dressed man in the whole company.

 

Blogger thevegasstyleguy said ... (11:23 AM) : 

IM NOT UNDERSTANDING PEOPLES TROUBLE WITH THIS LOOK. HE LOOKS LIKE HE JUST RELEASED HIS LATEST LP ON STAX RECORDS.

BTW, IM AMAZED BY THE WAY SOME OF YOU REALLY PICK UP ON THE DETAILS IN PEOPLES OUTFITS! YOU GO FASHIONISTAS!

IS THIS THE BEST BLOG OR WHAT!?

 

Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (11:05 AM) : 

I know this fellow, having shopped at his boutique (B. Oyama) in Harlem. He is always a gentleman, remembering your name, and sending you a "thank you" e-mail. One of the best compliments of my life was when I walked into his store after church on a Sunday, and he asked me where I purchased my 3/4 length chesterfield coat. He's a classy dude, epitomizing not just "old school", but "Old Harlem", when 7th Avenue was for the boulevardiers on Sunday. Now I want to play some Bobby Short, and MJQ.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:13 PM) : 

The double-breasted makes him look a tad heavier than he probably is.

 

Blogger gioVan Ni said ... (11:58 PM) : 

C'mon now,y'all don't recognize the foremost authority of mens fashion in Harlem,the venerable B. Oyama?always sharp as a brass tack,even when i've run into him at odd times...

 

Blogger M or M said ... (12:29 AM) : 

i freagin loveee HARLEM!
like seriously, those people are crazy, fashionistas!!

and Kelis is from Harlem, and so is P. Diddy!!!

:)

Love my papa! lol

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:26 PM) : 

how perfectly chic.
he looks the sort of guy who would say good morning to you if you passed him on the street.
i like him.

 

Blogger andre said ... (6:22 AM) : 

now THIS is how a man dresses

 

Anonymous Victor said ... (6:37 PM) : 

A DBJ shouldn't have third pocket...

 

Blogger Migena said ... (1:04 PM) : 

I think he looks absolutely fabulous. Harlem Renascence all the way. However I just get the feeling that he is trying too hard, I would have appreciated the look more if there was a certain ease to its coordination. The pocket square and the scarf are a bit overdone, and not well matched. Also, I don’t know if it is his hand position in the picture but the jacket looks ill fitting in the waste. I think it should be taken in by a couple of inches.

 

Blogger W said ... (2:14 PM) : 

Beautiful

 

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