Originally Posted by Fuuma
I dunno, I think his outfit looks great. Keep in mind I think their buy is barf-worthy and never set foot in NM. He's pretty much always wearing full Thom Browne in the runway-way and this is no exceptions (aside from the boots?). It's not like he is more spazzatured than Luca Rubitnaughty, Lapo or even the english social parasite with the distressed shoes married to the chick on pound notes.
We've discussed this kind of fashion-y stuff in the past, fuuuuma mon ami, and I think my view largely has stayed the same. I've got no issue with the mixing up of styles, but, I think there has to be an element of fun involved, or that you really enjoy what you wear, and that it comes naturally and just sort of "happens." Yohji, for instance. i think he just probably amazes himself sometimes what he comes up with. This guy, and many like this, seem to try SOOO hard. Think of your Japanese friends... I mean, sometimes mine show up wearing four different outfits, mixed together, one of which is the bottom half of his grandmother's kimono... and it looks so neat. So, it's not a "purist" sense that makes me nauseous to see this Wooster-dude, but just the affectation. even down to the goofy cigarette. I mean, when you smoke, you smoke. This guy smokes because he's "supposed" to smoke. You can tell.
edit; besides, everybody knows the baddest ass in men's fashion is Andre Leon Talley. He's a 6'5" 400 pound unabashedly queeny black man who walks around in hoodies, cashmere pants, and a full lion's pelt, or a silk dressing gown, sable hat, and a necklace made of shark's teeth. Now THAT man has fun with what he wears.