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Friday, September 21, 2007

On The Street.......Casual but Not Sloppy New York

I almost want to describe this as a very "well-tailored casual" look but to call it tailored doesn't seem right. It is not tailored but just "well-proportioned" or "well-fitted"
The jacket length is good, the sleeve lengths are good (if not a little fashion-forward) and the jeans are slim but not tight.

So often we call casual is actually just sloppy.

This takes "casual" to higher level.

Comments on "On The Street.......Casual but Not Sloppy New York"


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Wow, he looks amazing!


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (9:48 AM) : 

Nice photo. I actually quite like it. Sure, the jacket is a bit short and the sleeves slightly too long. But it's a nice look in a retro punk sort of way. It reminds me of what my club-going friends wore in London in the mid- to late-'80s. Well done.


Blogger lisa said ... (9:52 AM) : 

looks good to me!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 AM) : 

YUM! Sometimes well-dressed guys can look a tad wimpy or effeminate IMO, but this guy is totally male and totally hot.


Blogger Landis said ... (10:16 AM) : 

yes yes, something about clothes, something something tailoring, something something. . . he's just HOT.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 AM) : 

amazing photo- he looks like a character out of " Snatch"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Can anyone identify the kind of shoes he's wearing?


Blogger Françoise said ... (10:53 AM) : 

Great build. He looks so good. I like the seemingly used leather of the shoes. Perfect look for that guy. Pleasure for the eyes.


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

very masculine... I like it.


Blogger Keystofer said ... (11:01 AM) : 

This gentleman looks amazing... EFFORTLESS is how I describe it...


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (11:10 AM) : 

He has an edge. A rough edge. Looks good.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:11 AM) : 

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN. This man looks too hot to trot. So manly...totally catches your eye.


Blogger Butch said ... (11:16 AM) : 

This gives us an idea of a "new" way to put the shorter jacket to use.

Proves again that mixing disparate elements can equal far more than the sum of their parts.

Also helps to look like this guy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:21 AM) : 

It is amazing what some people's definition of casual is.

this, is indeed actual casual.

Sweats, runners, etc belong in a gym, but most people don't seem to realize this.

It is especially troubling, as I see casual wear in its most sloppy and worst form at my part-time job, at a grocery store. People do not realize that dressing casually means that you are presenting yourself to the world, in a weekend format. Ok, you can ditch the suit...but how about a smart pair of trousers, or dark jeans, a shirt of any type, and a blazer can make a perfect weekend look, paired with either smart sneakers (Purcells), or a nice pair of loafers or lace-up...or even mix up your casual wear with more "dressy" attire.

I suppose people's definition of casual wear comes from their background, however, not age.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

This is really well put together. I'm in awe. I especially like the way the straight jeans meet the shoes, if that makes any sense. A minor caveat: it is difficult to tuck into such low pants. The jacket makes it work, I guess.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 AM) : 

Who is this man? He looks German, an art dealer perhaps. A super cool homme.


Blogger Topham Beauclerk said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Definitely has a sense of style, but it sure doesn't hurt that he's incredibly good looking.


Blogger positively the same dame said ... (11:42 AM) : 

um, i'd go with "well proportioned". the clothes are nice, too.


Blogger Bill Anderson said ... (11:50 AM) : 

I just don't get what wearing a loosened tie is about. Just something else to land in a drink. (Or course, I like to wear hats ....) And the slim jeans seem a bit too tight around the waist. Could be that's just the photo. But it does look relaxed.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:59 AM) : 

I'm sorry, maybe I mistake, but you think that his jacket sleeves are too long ? But they seem to arrive just at his wrists : isn't it the right length ? or should sleeves be shorter and arrive above the writsts ?

And I just have a criticize : for me goog casual lokk implie polished shoes, which is not the case...


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Blogger Jayce said ... (12:30 PM) : 

We also call casual "easy" but making casual look really good is anything but.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 PM) : 

Nothing wrong with the guy but when I enlarged the picture,well I think he looks sloppy.I´d give him a bonus if he had his shoes polished.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

Very sharp look, although as always, being "really really ridiculously good-looking" never hurts a fashion choice.


Blogger Kristina said ... (2:01 PM) : 

i am not a fan of the super skinny jeans on men, but this guy actually looks good in these straight jeans. this is about as tight as i like to see pants on men.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:51 PM) : 

This guy works at John Varvatos and his look matches perfectly the aesthetic of his employer


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (3:25 PM) : 

I think this photo should be saved & redistributed in all office Dress code handbooks to define "Business Casual."

He looks great, I especially like the wash on his denim'.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 PM) : 

That's not an easy look to pull off... It's nice to see men who are able to work with their build and dress it appropriately! He looks fit, not emaciated.


Blogger Secret Agent said ... (4:17 PM) : 

Wow, that's a great photo and his outfit looks smashing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 

Another level - you're right! He certainly could take me to another level . . . . omg (heavy sigh).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:14 PM) : 

I think he's hot like this but I agree that the shoes are too scruffy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Holy hunk! Love the colors, esp the jacket. Still not in love with the tightness around the ankles, but I really can't complain. He has such rugged good-looks that he can get away with and offset them with sleak silhouettes and styles where other men may come off looking too femme (when they don't want to be).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

The jeans are a still a little too slim, imho; they make his legs look skinny. But this is a mighty fine looking man, and the shoes and top half of the ensemble are terrific.


Blogger jkh said ... (6:46 PM) : 

perfectly 2007


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:17 PM) : 

Wow, that's a nice bit of eye candy to go into the weekend with. Thanks, Sart.


Blogger Anthony said ... (7:29 PM) : 

He looks hot! And manages to pull the look amazingly well... damn him and fashion ease. Hehehe.

I guess it IS Greene St tho... so you'll always manage to find someone well dressed there.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:07 PM) : 

See, "slim" jeans are where its at. This guy doesn't look like his jeans are causing curculatory damage to his legs. But, if you have sausage legs and more than one pair of tight jeans, its time to throw them out.


Blogger DeepBlueSea said ... (8:13 PM) : 

Perfect balance of formal elements (tie, jacket) with casual (jeans, loose tie, flared sleeves, shoes etc) and relaxed implementation.
Especially like that he uses the jacket... it's such a handsome piece but tricky to get right in a casual look.
Nothing earth-shattering but a look a lot of guys could pull off (and look good in) especially those who work in creative/casual workplaces.

Actually the skinny tie and lapels, the cuffed jeans and shaved head all remind me of the old ska / mod look of the late 70s and early 80s (the Specials, the Jam etc)...


Blogger Asi Mod said ... (9:58 PM) : 

I totally agree with your comments about the fit and proportion.

Love the pose too.


Blogger h said ... (10:18 PM) : 

I know this guy. He's the store manager of the John Varvatos East Hampton store. He always looks great.

I love his look here. His suits are always "well-tailored" with a little bit of "rugged" incorporated.

Very cool looking.


Blogger T said ... (10:34 AM) : 

The faded shoes compliment nicely. Cuffs are interesting. I like the approach.


Blogger jamesylala said ... (1:05 PM) : 

Daper Relaxed, Refined sportswear, or Fit-casual??? Who cares he LOOKS great. Aside from the wolf whistles of a few and the sleeve coat tal, who dosen't love a well put together man. He posses confidence and a certain je nes...who cares. I love confidence and representation , and this fellow enbodies it.
I toast him and his style!


Blogger anna3f said ... (1:22 PM) : 

I need his phone number to ask him about those shoes... hehe... ok, I just need his phone nubmer! :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 PM) : 

i actually like the way his shoes look a little beat-up. he seems stylishly masculine and comfortable.


Blogger Gnarlitude Jen said ... (7:42 AM) : 

He looks flawless and upon first look i thought this was McQueen!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 AM) : 

I like this look as well. but as noted, he IS the store manager at John Varvatos. He probably gets all those things at a heavy discount. Like all those best dressed lists etc, it's a bit of an unfair advantage when you have easy access to clothes whether it's money or discounts...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 AM) : 

i cant get over this photo, i've been looking at for the past couple of days and yes the clothes are great even the scuff shoes are perfect. but the handsome face and shaved head make the picture sexy. its intense rugged man sexy.


Blogger Stratos Bacalis said ... (10:56 AM) : 

Perfect!Amazingly perfect. In everything.


Blogger marie said ... (1:15 PM) : 

I also love the entire outfit he is wearing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 PM) : 

just just hot.... this one could pull anything off!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:50 PM) : 

rugged good looks help too :)
I think I'm going to buy an outfit like this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 PM) : 

Great photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 AM) : 

the jacket looks great. does anyone know where i can get one like that?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

what a zexy man.


Blogger fashionsonia said ... (9:19 PM) : 

PHEWWW!!!! HOT!HOT!HOT!Now there's a totally rugged yet sophisticated look that works.If only the men from OZ had the guts to pull this off. To "the man" THANK YOU! for giving me hope & to the photogragher, well done & please keep giving us updated looks of "the man"


Blogger david said ... (2:50 AM) : 

pants are too tight.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:17 AM) : 

although it might sound odd, I love these NY streets with no trees, just gives such a strong urban feel

great shot sart


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

do you seriously consider this to be rugged?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 PM) : 

He looks GREAT".


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