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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Traditionally Caped, NYC

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Blogger henrik said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Cool hair&jacket, very well-dressed guy indeed.


Blogger Nathan and Nicole said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Great hair!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Fabulous. Love the knitted tie meeting a funky belt, love the waistcoat, and love the cape, which is clearly the perfect solution when you don't want to wear a mismatched jacket or an overcoat. Great.


Blogger Karmander said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Is he using a skinny scarf as a tie? His belt is studded? Ah, this is just delish. Everything tells a story about this man and I'm loving the tale.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Sweet find. A cape? Hilarious. This site is my homepage because it is so good. But if there is one thing I crave, it is a single cutline that explains where the subject is going or coming from. Was this guy going to a job interview or vampire convention?


Blogger we could grow up 2gether said ... (10:49 AM) : 

it is jaw dropping, inspirationally


Blogger Conchita said ... (10:50 AM) : 

very harry potter... but chic...


Blogger The Spicers said ... (10:51 AM) : 

LOVE the hair, tie, vest, belt, not to mention the cape!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

that tie is knit? strange....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 AM) : 

At first I was going to comment thatI like the vest and cape combo, and then I noticed the tiniest detail that made me fall in love with this outfit completely...the studded leather belt! THAT is a mark of pure genius!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

I love the color combination and preppy style brought together with the modern stud belt. Hot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:57 AM) : 

the two things i love most? 1) the curls. 2) the studded belt.


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

Always nice to see someone is thinking about fashion in a longer scope than just "contemporary". It seems to me though, that the belt doesn't belong there.


Blogger Pandechion said ... (11:19 AM) : 

Can I have his number?


Blogger Catie said ... (11:20 AM) : 

Oh, that's wonderful.


Blogger Holly said ... (11:21 AM) : 

the cape is so sweet! i guess it looks great on gals too~


Blogger Jona said ... (11:30 AM) : 

For me the hair leaves something to be desired, but the outfit: sweet sartorial perfection. The studded belt, and knit tie add a nice edge to the outfit, but the two details that interest me are the school-boy cape (any idea what's on the crest) and the waistcoat; buttoned in such a way that gives this look that certain panache. Well shot Scott, Cheers!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

Love this, the collegiate look is fantastic.


Blogger Sam said ... (11:33 AM) : 

is that Scott Thompson from The Kids in the Hall?


Blogger SOFIE said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Punk! Trad! Beautiful hair!


Blogger La Terpette said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Love the vest and especially the tie! One of the few men I've seen that can pull of a cape.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:13 PM) : 

Wow, I really like the emblem on the cape, and I really like the way the dark cap and pants counter the patterned shirt, tie and vest. Also, zoom in on the tie, it's knit!! A very lovely look overall, I think my favorite accessory to go with a look like this is gorgeous, blonde curly hair though!


Blogger {F} said ... (12:13 PM) : 

He'd fit right in at Hogwarts.

Like the waistcoat though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 PM) : 

Preppy facade, Goth underpinnings...I like!


Blogger Alice said ... (12:20 PM) : 

What an ensemble of details, from the studded belt to the preppy crest and knitted tie. Thanks to the colour palette and conservative elements like the waistcoat and black pant he's able to be really playful.
Great shot.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:22 PM) : 

i'm really diggin' his tie.


Blogger Megan Whittaker said ... (12:26 PM) : 

I love it


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:29 PM) : 

hogwarts for grown ups?
I like it though - what gorgeous hair!


Blogger What? said ... (12:30 PM) : 

Very cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 PM) : 

I like the tie! The texture of it takes away some of the formality of the outfit. A good thing as it matches his hair!


Blogger Miss Cavendish said ... (12:44 PM) : 

The crest on his cape reminds me of my old boarding school uniform--but for grown-ups. Love how the studded belt toughens up the look, even with those gorgeous corkscrew curls!


Blogger The Vintagent said ... (12:46 PM) : 

Punk rock meets English boarding school, a well-trod path, and he makes it his own. If I'm not mistaken, those are SAFETY PINS he's using as collar that says '1977'. Last time you posted a man-cape, Scott, there was much flak; perhaps tastes are evolving, as everyone likes this combo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 PM) : 

I just love the traditional Oxford scholar look combined with the studded belt - fantastic!
I love capes, but I think you do need to be tall, like I think he is, to wear them well.


Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (1:21 PM) : 

miss cavendish said...Love how the studded belt toughens up the look, even with those gorgeous corkscrew curls!

miss cavendish is exactly right!...especially about the studded belt. I also really love the knitted tie and the background colour.


Blogger cbkphotos said ... (1:23 PM) : 

the cape adds soo much more to this outfit!
i love it!!


Blogger cbkphotos said ... (1:24 PM) : 

the cape adds soo much more to this outfit!
i love it!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:52 PM) : 

This is really cool. I like how he's made the style his own with the belt and unbuttoning. He seems at ease in it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:07 PM) : 

He's cute, isn't he ?


Blogger NorthShore Chicago said ... (2:08 PM) : 

Perfect. Ralph Lauren meets Hogwarts.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:39 PM) : 

I love the fact that the knot in the tie is secured with a large pin. When I first looked at this picture I thought that he was older simply because of the look on his face and his stance. However, the studded belt makes this look much younger, rakish even.


Blogger Lizzy and Shannon said ... (2:54 PM) : 

The sleek line and austere color of the cape are the perfect complement/contrast to his soft textured curls. Fantastic pairing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:23 PM) : 

He has this whole Hogwarts/wizard vibe going on. I think I would prefer this without the cape; it just seems too costume-ish. The belt is a nice touch, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 PM) : 

love, love, love it


Blogger tintin said ... (4:34 PM) : 

The cape is from Rugby. I have one just like it. $25 bucks in a Florida Polo outlet. I'll never wear it but if anyone wants it (one size fits all) I'll let it go for $200 bucks. Shipping included!

Schu, I'll cut you in for 20%.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Oh, wow, this is quite dashing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 PM) : 

Am I the only one who thinks the studded belt makes him look like a Hot Topic tool? Maybe its just my own personal bias but that detail killed this look for me. Other than that he is totally pulling off the cape and I love a good knit tie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:25 PM) : 

Gorgeous outfit! I think the hair nailed it, lol!


Blogger Venus di Milo said ... (5:38 PM) : 

Oh my god, who is that man? He (fine, and his look) is breathtaking.


Blogger Olimpia Liberti said ... (5:40 PM) : 

totally love this photo


Blogger GQ's Own said ... (5:47 PM) : 

Love the belt and cape...

If I am not mistaken the tie as well as the vest are from J. Crew. Their website has the exact herringbone vest and knit tie.


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

So British, but in a good way. I love CRESTS and it was nice that it was emblazoned on a CAPE of all things. Very HP. I also really love KNIT TIES and the fact that he accessorized it with that barely there TIE PIN was genius. Mad Props!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:24 PM) : 

I love the alternations between the vest and the belt, the cape and the tie... And the messy hair! It's as if he is struggling against an uptight influence and a personal want to rebel. I love it.


Blogger jst+crs said ... (6:34 PM) : 

I'm going to say the cape is over-doing it a tad. I do dig the whole gothic, prep school look (studded belt with collar bar and a great knit tie).


Blogger Nelson vH said ... (7:35 PM) : 


I´m not sure, looks a bit like a costume.

All items are nice, but still....doesn´t seem natural to me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:19 PM) : 

It's great to see a man in a cape. I have my own love affair with capes. Does anyone else notice the tucked-in tie and the safety pin in the collar?
Overall, a great look.


Blogger Eric said ... (8:20 PM) : 

The cape obstructs the confluence of the herringbone tweed vest & the studded belt.


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

Reminiscent of a cute schoolboy all grown up. Nice look, but studded belts are almost always a no in my opinion.
Definite kudos for originality and resourcefulness (the scarf/tie, the safety pin)!


Blogger Kaila said ... (9:21 PM) : 

from the title I was very excited, but then I saw that instead of being some gorgeous man in a cape (WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA), he looked like a Hogwarts student.


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

one word (almost): i'm in love !


Blogger just another guy in NYC said ... (9:45 PM) : 

If I am not mistaken-almost everything he is wearing is from Ralph Lauren Rugby. The patch has three crowns in silver thread and reads R.L.F.C. (Ralph Lauren Football Club) across the top. All of the Rugby stores sell these patches and can be out on any piece of clothing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 PM) : 

the cape serves a purpose, which I find truly satisfying as I have been seeing people wear clothing elements just for the affect of appearing stylish. The lines of the shirt, tie, and vest all pertain to different directions, but thats what makes this outfit truly extraordinary.


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

Who has the balls to wear a cape? Only a true sartorialist! As the mad poet wrote, 'The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.'


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:17 PM) : 

This is one of your best shots. Well done.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:12 PM) : 

He looks great. The photo captures him really well too.
Btw, his cape is identical to the ones University students wear at this time of the year in Portugal (both man and woman wear them). Usually we put the insignia of our university on the outside (plus any other insignias of other universities "conquered"- think each date equals one insignia, kind of thing).
So, to answer the question from the anonimous above "Who has the balls to wear a cape?" Every university student runs around in one at this time of the year, in Portugal at least. There is no such thing as capes being just for women, or fashion forward people.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 PM) : 

"Oh, bloody hell. The last train to Hogwarts just left. I'll just stand here in my cape in front of this blue wall...and look absolutely dashing."

Love the shirt/vest/scarf tie combo, but does it make anyone else cringe that he put a safety pin through his collar?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:40 AM) : 

This haircut and outfit would look great on someone younger. His face looks far too mature for this and it screams "lost youth".


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 AM) : 

omg. <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 AM) : 

Great vest.

Ugly belt.

Cape - no comment.


Blogger just another guy in NYC said ... (8:07 AM) : 

its not a safety pin! its a tie pin-very old school chic


Blogger Tord said ... (8:31 AM) : 

"That's a lot of 'look'."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Love everything...except the cape. It's the crest. I realize that anything beyond the most basic clothing is an affectation, but should I wear my tam or hood around?

Everything else is so great looking. What did his shoes look like?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

This chap seems to be getting a much better press than your earlier cape wearer, I wonder why?


Blogger Brett Johnson said ... (10:45 AM) : 

I almost bought that tie yesterday in Marshalls (as Chip said above, Ralph Lauren)... - Great look on him! Satisfyingly slouchy.


Blogger daltonmc said ... (12:45 PM) : 

This has Seinfeld written all over it.

"Who wears a cape?"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 PM) : 

I like the look but it looks sloppy around his waist.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I agree the waist doesn't look right, but the cape does look stunning.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:07 PM) : 

safety pin on collar is nice
enlarge photo to see


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:15 PM) : 

For me its about texture. tweed vest, knit tie, studded belt. its a modern take on prep. verry inspirational. the collar pin is a nice touch too


Blogger Danielle said ... (5:11 PM) : 

He looks like the cool kid Hogwarts never had...


Blogger sookie*superstein said ... (10:14 PM) : 

lovely! he looks like he walked out of a Ralph Lauren ad!


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

He looks to me like a young cool teacher from a posh English boarding school on a school excursion, wearing the school cape over his normal clothes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:22 AM) : 

Great, I love it. The cape is a little daring though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 AM) : 

Love capes, but not that one :S (the crest exceed). At least its always a pleasure to see that some men dont forget that exquisite garment.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:29 PM) : 

I love the cape... it reminds me of Z Zegna's recent raincoat/ cape runway look! The cape is so traditional and unique! This guy pulls off a beautiful traditional meets today look that I admire!


Blogger Jillian Hobbs said ... (8:27 PM) : 

his look is stunning!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

It kind of puzzles me that this look (I like it, btw) got a lot of compliments, and the milanese guy with a cape got a lot of "costume-y".

Actually, this guy IS wearing "a costume" while the milanese guy was wearing "a classic" (grandpa's cape);
at least in my (italian) perception.

I agree with the guy commenting the photo of the "layered" indian boy: we should not be limited by and to our backgrounds.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:12 AM) : 

This appears to me a very British look, with the cape, vest, tie, stud belt, and pretty-boy curls. The cape gives some preppy appeal, but is offset slightly by the studded belt. The knit tie is a great twist on the classic, especially paired with such a fabulous vest! His cute curls just add to the whole theme of updated British classics!


Blogger Crystal Bass said ... (2:25 AM) : 

This is a great look for many special occasions! I'm loving the detail of the leaving the last two buttons on the vest unbuttoned to show the black and white stripped tie meeting the black studded belt - very clever! The cape brings in a dramatic flair! Love the curly hair, but it needs a lil grooming.


Blogger Cinderelliotte said ... (11:50 PM) : 

ohhh love the crest on the cape. he can't be american.


Blogger lauren ashley said ... (1:04 AM) : 

give this chap a wand and he'll be set for Hogwarts! simply spiffing! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 PM) : 

Like the people from before said... every item he's wearing comes from one label-- Ralph Lauren Rugby. The cape was fall '07, and it could fasten at the top with some AMAZING silver skull and bone things, and the knit tie, shirt, belt, waistcoat, and collar pin ALL come from the same line (interestingly enough, considering the contrasting styles of the studded belt vs. the boarding school look).


Blogger mthw said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Hes really rockin that cape. Love the combination of the straight with the edgy. Cute knitted tie, and that studded belt just hints of his true intentions.


Blogger emc2 said ... (9:05 PM) : 

I love it. The tie-bar, the belt, the shirt, the vest, the pants. And the cape works on it for outdoors. Fantastic outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 PM) : 

he is totally rocking the 'harry potter' look, isn't he?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 PM) : 

harry potter meets jay gatsby. brill.


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