On the Street in NYC....Nana Boateng

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The Sartorialist, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    As the picture was loading, I'm thinking 'this guy looks great, simply. Well done. After him and Jay Kos, I need a green coat.' Then the shoes came up. OK, expresses his personal style sure, but also expresses the personal style of a dozen pimps on any given seedy street corner. I think it's great to push the bounds of acceptability, but you also have to consider the context in which you're going to be seen. For instance, Jay Allen could make the coolest hypercolor t shirt ever, but it's still a hypercolor t shirt.

    Other than the trashy shoes, he's got it great.

    Tom
     


  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Just awful.

    I like his way less than I like Thom Browne.
     


  3. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    I don't think I could pull off a green coat or shoes on that kind of last, but he looks great in them.
     


  4. denning

    denning Senior member

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    For the record, it's not a green morning coat (can't remember who said that), although it is VERY green. Now, green happens to be my favourite colour and so I find the coat somewhat attractive. Not something I would necessarily wear while wearing a suit, but casual over jeans would be great. The shoes I have issues with. They look like the "Ballband" shoes being sold on ebay.

    You have to wonder too if this was shot on St. Pattie's day. If it was, for those who don't like the coat, you have to give the guy a little leeway in clothing choices (at least for the coat) on a day like that.

    All in all I think the guy has great style.

    Stephen
     


  5. drake

    drake Senior member

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    For the record I think it looks hideous. I think someone else already said this, but I'll repeat it, if it wasn't The Sartorialist that posted this (and said who it was) most people would say it's some international male shit.
     


  6. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Looks great. Doesn't have to look like everyone else to be well-dressed.

    No- I wouldn't wear it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look great on him.

    You guys are really uptight...
     


  7. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    Looks great. Doesn't have to look like everyone else to be well-dressed.

    No- I wouldn't wear it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look great on him.

    You guys are really uptight...


    I agree. I personally wouldn't wear any of those items apart from the white shirt, but he looks good. Not everyone needs to or should dress like a banker.
    I wonder what he'd look like in a suit - maybe he'd give Mory a run for his money?
     


  8. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I'm going to be moving in a month and a half, and I will miss New York. There is a bold vitality in that city that is hard to find elsewhere. Personally, I don't like the outfit. I really like the idea, but his choice in colors (well, and pointy pimp shoes) is what takes it from unique to cartoonish for me. But I still appreciate the willingness to be different, and that I will greatly miss. I can't think of anywhere else in the world I could wear trad with Western boots and a waxed felt tricorne and not feel out of place.
     


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    For the record, it's not a green morning coat (can't remember who said that), although it is VERY green.
    That was me, and I know. Just weird free association from a way-old thread, I guess. And what saves him from pimphood or Int'l Maledom is that he shows an understanding of color and cut, along with a confidence in his taste. He's not just tossing on bright purple and lavender duds that fit either like a box or like a refugee from a Chippendales show. The proportions, the hues, everything works for him. And sort of along touching on what Tiger said, it's not like he's wearing this in church. All IMO, at any rate.
     


  10. Mr. Checks

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    Fantastic outfit. Yes, including the shoes. Don't really know what so many people consider over the top about it. Alright, its not for everyone. Come to think of it, its not for a lot of people. Its obviously a matter of taste and the city or environment you live in but I personally really love the look. In fact, I might just order that coat...[​IMG]
     


  12. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I'm not convinced. Maybe it's because yellow and green are probably the colours I like the least. Nevertheless, the shirt and pants look bland. I really fail to see the creativity or inspiration in this outfit except for the use of hazardous and unusual (maybe for a reason) colours.

    !luc
     


  13. The False Prophet

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    Reminds me of when Nixon nominated a very mediocre jurist to the be a justice on the SCOTUS. When the man's record was criticized, Nixon said that mediocre people needed representation just like the rest of us...

    *coughHARRIETMIERScough*
     


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    He is so cool. This is a great shot.
     


  15. gorgekko

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    This has got to be one of the most stylish dudes you've photographed. Forget about all the Williamsburg hipster types (although some of those outfits are uncannily familiar) or suited up guys or fashionista types you've photographed. This dude makes pretty much every other guy out there look the fool. I just wish I had his natural style and confidence. If his collections can convey his personality, they should be, if there is any justice, the next big thing.
    You know, I've disagreed with you on a lot of things but we're so in agreement on this that I honestly couldn't have written it any better. This guy always looks amazing...except for the shoes.
     


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