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I like his hair, and his intense gaze. Also, I kinda like his shoes. He probably gets laid whenever he wants. Just sayin'.
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He probably gets laid whenever he wants. Just sayin'.

Apparently he's a regular on the beaches of Fire Island.
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Apparently he's a regular on the beaches of Fire Island.

So was my mom during the '70s. What are you trying to say about my mother?
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He probably gets laid whenever he wants. Just sayin'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDkQf2lWShU
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I think it'd look awesome with a different shirt, different, longer pants and a normal pair of shoes. But that's just me. Jacket is sweet.
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Is he rocking the infamous "triple tweed?"
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The picture is funny, becsuse the longer you stare at it, the more random "just wrong" details you notice about it: the pants length, the shoes, the tux stripe on the pants, and so forth. It's like a puzzle, almost. If I stare at it long enough, eventually I'll find out he's wearing a thong or something.
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4 types of tweed in one outfit?! Brouge boots with a white rubber sole?
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The picture is funny, becsuse the longer you stare at it, the more random "just wrong" details you notice about it: the pants length, the shoes, the tux stripe on the pants, and so forth. It's like a puzzle, almost. If I stare at it long enough, eventually I'll find out he's wearing a thong or something.
This. The almost comical hyper-masculinity on display here goes so over the top that it becomes less a style of dress, less an aesthetic of "manliness," and instead a not-particularly-convincing Kabuki performance. It's less a personal set of items worn to fit specific needs/interests, and instead an affectation. Everything from the hair to the gaze to the specific to-the-millimeter size of his goofy cuffs. He went to a LOT of trouble to look like he has no idea how to dress. Well, he succeeded, though not as intended. After six, no doubt he dons his leather chaps and biker cap, waxes his moustache, and lubes up for a lovely romp down at "The Manhole." Now, more power to him, as obviously romping with the boys is not something to which I'm opposed... but I hate affectation, and I hate the "role playing" that a lot of gay men of a certain age tend to do, while thinking that they're really just starting a trend and SO original. Unfortunately, a lot of impressionable young twinkies eat that up. Blech.
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^^ In a strange way, the same could be said for a lot of the beard-wearing, tweed-and-corduroy-sporting, turn-of-the-century-Americana-obsessed hipsters out there. Basically, all the guys who look like they walked straight off the pages of a Billy Reid catalog. The look was vaguely interesting when it first surfaced, but repeated exposure has cast new light on the extreme affectation of it all.
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^^ In a strange way, the same could be said for a lot of the beard-wearing, tweed-and-corduroy-sporting, turn-of-the-century-Americana-obsessed hipsters out there. Basically, all the guys who look like they walked straight off the pages of a Billy Reid catalog.
Agreed, absolutely. And those dweebs are plastered, like so many tattered posters of Cadinot films, all over the interwebz, each trying to out-affect the other. I blame it largely on NYC, which has such a narcissistic and self-feeding view of itself as the center of the universe that small groups of styleless clones outfit their tiny bubble-worlds with nobody but themselves, and use the proceeds gathered from selling the Saab mummzy and diddles gave them to start a "zine" featuring only themselves and their ilk. Gay NYers, denizens of the Fire Island and the seventeen-layered Tweed Abortion with fruity orange lapel pin, think that they are the only ones who matter, and the ones setting the agenda for everybody else. They're not, and largely the rest of the world laughs at them. Same with the hipster crap. These kids all need to take a trip to harajuku, to see how crazy dress can be fun, and not a cloned, affected slop bucket filled with rendered hog fat.
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I'm SO sick of seeing this man, and hearing how "amazing" and "bad ass" he is. give me a break. He looks affected, exaggerated, and poofty. And not 'good' poofty like yours truly, but bad poofty, like he's just trying to hard, as though he needs a monocle, a peacock feather, and to exaggerate all of his "ah" sounds, even though he's born in Cleveland (or wherever) Effortlessness in fashion certainly has an element of twisting the rules; this guy looks like he gets up and tries REALLY REALLY REALLY hard, and just comes off (IMHO) looking like a clown.
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 exception (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. He mixes the grey shades and fabrics really well and I'm not even pissed at his Americana haircut, ridiculous on another man facial hair and clown urban lumberjack boots. Of course I'm like Diane "married to fashion" Pernet, I have a soft spot for the fashion freaks.
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^^ In a strange way, the same could be said for a lot of the beard-wearing, tweed-and-corduroy-sporting, turn-of-the-century-Americana-obsessed hipsters out there. Basically, all the guys who look like they walked straight off the pages of a Billy Reid catalog. The look was vaguely interesting when it first surfaced, but repeated exposure has cast new light on the extreme affectation of it all.
Or the pocket square wearing, 60s worshipping, bespoked office workers on SF? Yeah... Who the fuck wears brown shoes and horseblanket jackets if not little cosplayers?
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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.
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