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Saturday, February 28, 2009

On the Street......Off the Odeon, Paris

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Blogger Harbinger said ... (8:40 AM) : 

Can't see him on the pitch at the Stade de France!


Blogger Rene Schaller said ... (8:48 AM) : 

love his fur collar


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:04 AM) : 

I simply love men in women's jackets.

I do wonder how his hat stays put. The different period references and mixing of male/female garb makes this totally funky. Me likey!


Blogger Stefan said ... (9:07 AM) : 

something about this whole ensemble, to me, is much too effeminate. I like my men to pull off the feminine touch with an edge.


Blogger Ele the Berry said ... (9:07 AM) : 

So chic. Love the watch (I want one!) and the Balenciaga bag...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:08 AM) : 

LOVE his bag and faux fur collar.


Blogger mateo said ... (9:23 AM) : 

loved it, a lot of personality


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Fabulous! I love everything about this!


Blogger le said ... (10:16 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:18 AM) : 

OMG! Quelle type. Really one of the boys, all right. I'll bet he eats lots of carrots.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 AM) : 

the fur coat is a stunner! also I love the "dandy" finishing touches, like the driving gloves and the watch...

At any rate, is is just me or is there a trend growing for gentlemen handbags? I didn't see so may of them around only a couple of years ago...


Blogger David Y. said ... (10:30 AM) : 

so smart looking, love this look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

He's trying too hard. Subtract any one thing (hat, nose ring, watch, fur collar, gloves or bag) and the rest would work.


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

He's good-looking, but I don't care for the femme look on gentlemen.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:01 AM) : 

if you think there is anything redeeming about this you have officially lost your mind.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 AM) : 

great style!!! very edgy, but still retaining many classic elements. that fur wouldn't work for everyone, but i think he pulls it off quite nicely. i want his bag.


Blogger saintvenus said ... (11:15 AM) : 

I kept looking at his gold watch and the holes on the gloves. This area is intrguing.


Blogger Zoë Fullen said ... (11:54 AM) : 

I immediately thought of Charles Darwin in The Fall.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:55 AM) : 

more men need to wear fur


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:55 AM) : 

more men need to wear fur


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:05 PM) : 

Oh man does he look pretentious. The manbag, driving gloves, and fur only make the more indie pieces, the hat and nose ring, look like two items he wore purely to establish street cred. While I grant that nothing clashes, the whole concept just turns me right off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Wow, this is stunning. He looks amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:37 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:46 PM) : 

My late dad's hat. My late mom's coat. My daughter's purse. My old driving gloves - I wondered where the heck they went! Given all that familiar stuff, I should like this look better than I do.


Blogger The Shopaholic said ... (12:53 PM) : 

Hummm ! Canoooon ! :)
J'adore ses gants à la Karl Lagerfeld :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Wow, I'm utterly in love.


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

how glamorous! the glint of his watch and the gleam of the fur coordinate seamlessly, and the gloves are very lagerfeld-esque.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:04 PM) : 

how glamorous! the glint of his watch and the gleam of the fur are seamlessly luxuriant. also, his gloves are incredibly lagerfeld-esque.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) :


Blogger Jordan said ... (1:38 PM) : 

This is genius.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:44 PM) : 

I like this but I think the fur is a little too much


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:47 PM) : 

o dear, there's a bit of a "i just robbed grandma's closet" vibe here.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:51 PM) : 

Wow! I love how he takes feminine elements--the gloves, the fur collar, the way his hats perches just so--and makes it his own. He's both androgynous and genderless. I love all of it!


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (1:53 PM) : 



Blogger diane said ... (2:33 PM) : 

I'm sorry, but no.


Blogger Stephanie Clayton said ... (2:46 PM) : 

A glamorous bohemian dandy...I like his style!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

OMG HE LOOKS LIKE ME! love it, i only hope I pull off this look as well as he does


Blogger No-ëllk said ... (3:32 PM) : 

beautiful photo. i love the desaurated colour.


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



Blogger Katie said ... (5:02 PM) : 

LOVE LOVE LOVE the bag, i must get one!


Blogger thestyleadvisor said ... (5:14 PM) : 

He definitely has a cool vibe. Although it is far from classic styling, at least he is playing around with style in his own way, and having fun.


Blogger Cheryl said ... (6:01 PM) : 

Wow, he's cool looking, someone definitely determined to be his own person. Or he's a really good poser.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM) : 

Love the Bal.


Blogger popcarts said ... (6:54 PM) : 

Quentin Crisp would approve!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:55 PM) : 

On some people the fur and the accessories together would be too much--but this man put it together well! Perhaps such a handsome fellow gets to wear whatever?


Blogger dirtyflaws said ... (7:55 PM) : 

fucking brilliant


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:56 PM) : 

a little guy in granny's clothes...granted a rich granny...hence fashionable?...he's been doing it since he is's his nature...


Blogger Susana Rodrigues said ... (8:18 PM) : 

Amazing style!


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

Tres feminin, non?


Blogger Cassie Jo - Tofuscloset said ... (10:18 PM) : 

hello balenciaga!! what a beauty


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 AM) : 

my gloves!!


Blogger John Danner said ... (3:16 AM) : 

I would really like to know how that hat is staying on.

I thought this was an intriguing look.

I like androgyny.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:03 AM) : 

I shouldn't like this but I do. There's not enough bravery in mens wear these days. Nothing but sportswear or suits can get so dull.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 AM) : 

il est sensationnel.


Blogger Ramzy A. Masri said ... (6:59 AM) : 

He's definitely teetering on overdone. Still intriguing though. Mens fashion should look like one puts it on with care and taste, but then forgets all about it.

He hasn't forgotten all about it.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (7:34 AM) : 

This is one original styles dude.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:54 AM) : 

So decadent ! I love it...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Very feminine... however I see a slight balance in that his facial hair, piercings and hat gives him a masculine touch. If "fashion" close the edge equals edgy, then this guy is certainly 'edgy' (I do hate using that term, as much as I hate the terms 'raw' and 'organic', but it really makes sense in this context) Cool guy, his confidence really pulls this off.


Blogger goldmaedchen. said ... (12:52 PM) : 

wow, that is one attractive guy.
love the piercings.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

Vive la boheme! Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:06 PM) : 

I like the fur collar...this man is not looking to be accepted, he just wants room to be who he is. He commands the space he occupies everywhere he chooses to be. Smart.


Blogger Simon Green said ... (1:30 PM) : 

Like the look , though most of the elements are derivative, hate the driving gloves, don't like the fur..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:46 PM) : 

Interesting. I usually enjoy the attempt at mixing masculine and feminine attire yet his outfit just doesn't appeal to me. Perhaps it's just a little too much going on with the bag and the gloves and the fur and the watch and the hat and the piercings. Men wearing woman's attire is fine by me. I once saw an attractive woman wearing a pink pea coat, and would have worn it myself if I had the opportunity.


Blogger B.B said ... (3:10 PM) : 

Magnifique, the fur is wonderful.


Blogger Kieran said ... (4:36 PM) : 

I love this ..amazing!
I appreciate the facial hair and piercings, without it this look could be lost on a man -but surely he could pull off anything. Cool gloves too


Blogger Aussie said ... (10:53 PM) : 

I love everything about his outfit


Blogger Louise said ... (11:49 PM) : 

Love the zany Frenchness of it.. where else would someone get away with testing the waters so well..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:06 AM) : 

This is to me one of the strongest snapshot of style in a while. "Though most of the elements are derivative.." Of course they are! Everything we wear for the most part is. Is all about choosing the right fit dimensionally and aesthetically for your personality and experiences. Men's street fashion is usually so devoid of chances that they might as well be anonymous. Love the elements as they are in my closet as well. Need to see the shoes though. Trainers would ruin it for me. As would cuffed high waters. It's time to raid each other's closets.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:04 AM) : 

<3 this


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 AM) : 

Would love to get a look at the high heels he's wearing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 AM) : 

would've been spectacular minus the piercings..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 PM) : 

For some reason he strikes me as completely masculine. There are many feminine edges yet none of them are strong enough to over power his masculinity. Beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 

i'm on board for everything but the bag. maybe something more structured would have been better. put all this on a woman and it would be very interesting, but i think even men working an androgynous vibe need to watch out not to overaccessorize.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:17 PM) : 

There is way too much going on here: The bag, the gloves, the watch, the fur collar, the hat, the piercings. They detract from one another. I think if he lost the bag and the gloves, he would seem stylish rather than costumed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 PM) : 

I don't know whether its the lighting or what not, but it seems very vampiresque to me. The juxtposition of the fur, gloves and hat with the women's cut and gold (digital?) watch make it really unexpected.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 PM) : 

If you're not a rock star (or somebody who is independently wealthy), is it possible to dress like this? I consider myself to be bold in my dress, but that means wearing trim suits and slim ties to the office...not feminine faux fur jackets.

The outfit has me thinking, to what job is this dude headed? I have to say that his style choices limit him to food service.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 PM) : 

ugh the whole look is sooo chic! i love it all! that jacket looks gorgeous! and the bag(balenciaga i think) is gorgeous. every fashion obsessed boy needs a bag. geeez...what do you people expect him to carry....a suitcase?!?! ugh that'd be ewww....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:45 PM) : 

punkesque style with the septum ring and the hat n gloves.

that bag sure whatever floats ur boat..

but that fur coat/collar is soooo hideous

i say go wit a leather biker jacket


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:52 PM) : 

Check out or and you will understand that this guy is not dressed for hanging at a sports bar downing pints with his football mates. He is aware of his limitations for personal eccentricity as are most of the folks in the ensembles on this site. He knows the drill... get it tailored and refine... refine... breathe.. then subtract one more piece. Now I do agree that the gloves work, but lose the watch or vice versa. I think that the watch is to accentuate the goldish tie but it totally gets lost with the glove-watch-cuff action. The nose ring is personal preference but imo.. neh. His face has enough cool accessories with his trimmed facial hair, strong nose, deep set eyes and Jim Dandy Sixteen Candles watza happenin' hot stuff Duckie top. The bag is very hot! Very Surface to Air.. loving that look for sure. The jacket is very fresh and tailored to his figure... though the watch does hide that fact at sleeves end and doesn't allow the gloves to add that visual "exclamation point".


Blogger Malik said ... (7:20 PM) : 

Not many men have the confidence to [tastefully] pull off a women's Balenciaga bag.


Blogger Mandy said ... (9:48 PM) : 

fuckin fabulous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 AM) : 

yep, its a lariat ....i have the same bag in purple.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 AM) : 

not my type of look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:39 PM) : 

Wow! He is on the cutting edge of Paris fashion here! Charlie Chaplin meets Michael Jackson and Cruella DeVille. Is that a nose ring? A little hint of Hot Topic as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 AM) : 

Sorry, too fem in my eyes. But he´s got balls to wear it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:51 AM) : 

He is very affeminate but oh so sexy lol

needs a tatto or 2 on his neck are though then it would complete this man's hotness lol

and maybe a black gauge

but wow very very sexy man we got here


Blogger Irene said ... (11:57 AM) : 

oh no, yikes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 PM) : 

I love the furs this piercing ! rock and roll touch !

Clément louis


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:41 PM) : 

I love everything about this look except the fur on the coat. I feel it's the wrong shape. I think the collar of the jacket should not be v-lined. But I do have to admit I adore guys that wear handbags (I am a girl), I think it's very cool. But nevertheless I love the whole thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

brilliancy. simple with an edge.


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:16 AM) : 

I love it, he has personality dressing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 AM) : 

I adore the fur and the driving gloves but not together. The hat, piercings, and watch are magnifique however. As for the bag, well c'mon wouldn't it look great anytime, anyplace?!! His confidence makes him look cool without looking too try-hard! Love this pic!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Oh my god I think I just fell in love..



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

I adore feminine looks on men.

But this feels contrived.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 AM) : 

I love it! he's cool looking


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:00 PM) : 

Formidable. True the flaring faux-fur collar is feminine on its own, but on him it's not effeminate so much as feline. He's a dandy aristocrat of bohemia.

We need more pretension on the streets.


Blogger kiriko said ... (12:53 PM) : 

waow that balenciaga.


Anonymous Remah Doleh said ... (10:19 AM) : 

I get the feel of the 40s from this picture. So vintage yet so modern. Love it!

PS - I will probably buy those gloves now.


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