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Thursday, December 14, 2006

On The Street...Upper Madison Ave., Manhattan

Comments on "On The Street...Upper Madison Ave., Manhattan"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:15 PM) : 

I like the wide space between the collar, very much.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 PM) : 

Sherlock Chang.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 PM) : 

There is something wonderful again about a plaid woolen coat. For so long they looked tacky--but again there is a such a need for pattern and rhythm in a world of solid and dark Banana Republic monastic joylessness. This man wears it well-with confidence and naturalness.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 PM) : 

in a strange way i like this

 

Blogger dolceaddict said ... (8:23 PM) : 

WOW

i've always maintained that asian - or to be precise, japanese - men have the best style when it comes to men's fashion

 

Blogger dolceaddict said ... (8:24 PM) : 

haha scott you loved the coat so much you named the picture "plaidcoatMad" lol

 

Blogger Butch said ... (8:54 PM) : 

Well, this is ALL about the coat, isn't it? And what an extraordinary item it is! The large blanket-check is kept under control by the fundamental simplicity of shape and detail.

And speaking of detail, the oversize collar-fastener wins my vote for the most surreal (and yet pleasing) clothing accoutrement of the decade. Definitely has a life--maybe several--of its own.

PS, properly fitting sleeves would have made a good thing even better....

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 PM) : 

What's the little piece hanging from the collar? The plaid matches so it looks like it's supposed to be there. From the curve of the piece I think it's supposed to button across to the other side. Is it some holdover from a military trench style?

 

Blogger Just an Observation said ... (9:22 PM) : 

How gorgeous is this plaid...and the colors are beautiful......the only thing you cannot tell from thee photo if it's wool or a cashmere ....which would make it absolutely SEXY for meeee.

Thanks!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 PM) : 

Would it be to over the top to suggest that he take shorter strides when under the umbrella so that the tips of his shoes don't get wet and throw off - even if ever so slightly - the WICKEDNESS of his outfit?

Uh, ya...I thought so.

mltt

 

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

My dear, why such a scowl? A more positive attitude would do justice to your nice coat! And it's so warm in NYC -- no excuse!!

 

Anonymous purechris said ... (10:27 PM) : 

I'm amazed that the plaid matches even on the belt!!!

 

Blogger Q said ... (12:02 AM) : 

Pensive, almost to the point of angry. Lovely style though. Then again, he IS Asian (I think); style is in the genes.

 

Anonymous Kara said ... (12:32 AM) : 

That is a great coat! He looks so sharp and classic, while so far from boring.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 AM) : 

The coat is so obviously expensive. Every single overlap and line matches on the plaid, the attention to detail with the fabric is fantastic. The shoulders sit well on him, but maybe the sleeves are a tad long. The collar is so interesting too, it almost looks high set while framing the face away from the neck. I like the level of confidence it takes to do 'thirties' gangster hair, that hard, slick part. The shoes are nicley worn, I even like how the toes are wet from puddles. Why then, don't I love this? The elements are great but I just can't say it truly does anything for me. Maybe the coat fabric is a little too stiff, and the break on the pants a little too slouchy. Somehow the shoes are too casual for the rigidity of the fabric, but match the classic "car coat" feeling. Lots to like, not enough to love.

 

Anonymous mooncandy said ... (12:42 AM) : 

I found your blog yesterday and I 've viewed all your archives just now .
It's fantabulous !

greeting from China.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:23 AM) : 

looks a little too big for his frame, but it's still fabulous

 

Blogger Zaydoun said ... (3:43 AM) : 

That is one toasty looking coat

 

Blogger Delphine said ... (4:26 AM) : 

OK, but... where is the smile?

 

Blogger Lit said ... (4:48 AM) : 

I think that's right up there with the best coats we've seen this season, quite incredible. Look how snuggly it fits, perfection. And paired with those shoes, makes the entire outfit sensational!! I really do like and appreciate the way this gentleman is dressed-bravo!

 

Anonymous Grumps said ... (4:49 AM) : 

That's not a coat it's a doormat. Hideous.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 AM) : 

LOOK at the way the lines on the belt are perfectly in line with the lines on the main body of the coat. its a coat made by a master. this is the perfection that makes clothes beyond fashionable. its like the tailor saying there is a right way of doing things, and a wrong way, I will do it the right way.its rocket science.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 AM) : 

The arm length in his coat is nice. Well put together with a bit of edge.

 

Blogger milktoast said ... (6:49 AM) : 

I want to like this ensemble but its just not working for me! Is it the shoes? The glasses? Should the gentleman be taller to carry the busy coat?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:03 AM) : 

What a great look! Love the plaid and color combination!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:09 AM) : 

First impression: Courageous! The large plaid is an eye catcher. Good combination of colors, too. In other words: Love the look!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 AM) : 

First thought: Courageous!
The large plaid is unusual, but looks great. Also good color combination.

 

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

Beautiful. Great cut, and I love the way the shoes subtly mirror the tan in the coat.

 

Blogger ageez said ... (10:21 AM) : 

i dunno on this one...the coat looks like it's too big for his frame. IMO it's wearing him, when he should be wearing it.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Let's see...regarding the darker shoe tips...

He's holding an umbrella. But everything looks dry.

When I first looked, I said that the shoe tips are designed that way, with a darker brown tip. The pattern seems so uniform, but it's hard to say for sure.

Sart? You were there...elucidate, perhaps?

Thanks, - JCH

 

Anonymous janvangogh said ... (3:26 PM) : 

Is this a trick question?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 PM) : 

Wouldn't have worn the suede shoes in that weather.

They're probably ruined now.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 PM) : 

Sherlock Chang?? Not a particularly open-minded or clever thing to say: Famous detective plus stereotypical Asian last name?

It's a shame that you feel you must associate his race with his amazing fashion sense.

As a woman of Asian descent, I'd like to say that negative AND positive stereotypes tend to reinforce a further divide between the races.

Please remember that there are people of all types with bad or good fashion sense and that it is not because of what race they happen to be born into.

Asian or not, I love this look.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:13 PM) : 

my first reaction is that i love the coat (the plaid, the style details) but that his dour expression and the way it hangs on him (too big, or something?) turns me off.

-robin in l.a.

 

Anonymous enygma said ... (8:32 PM) : 

I have to agree with the above commentor's sentiments. I love this site and I even enjoy reading the comments. However, whenever I read a poster's commenting on how an individual's ethnicity contributes to his sartorial skills, I tend to cringe. Believe it or not, I've seen Asian men dress horribly so dressing well is not a genetic trait. I can only assume that that person has not been around Asians that much. If another poster comes along later on and tells me or the previous poster to "lighten up" a la Rosie O'Donnell, I can only bemoan the lack of enlightenment in our society. Other than these types of cringe-inducing comments, I love this site and the pictures.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:25 AM) : 

^^^^^^^
Anonymous well said...

I was really offended reading alot of these comments glad you set the record straight

On the other hand im loving the coat and I love the contrast of his shoes being wet

i think it gives a rhonest real world look rather then just a standerd model shot it

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:51 PM) : 

"sherlock chang" is clever

and yes, bad style is present in all races

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 PM) : 

Aha! It's the proportion that's off - the belt/waist is too low - it makes his torso look very long, but his legs look almost stumpy. This has been bugging me, but I think that's what's not quite right about an otherwise bodacious coat.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:37 PM) : 

ohmylordjesus. he is SO pretty.

 

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