• Wish You Whale

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: cuffed critter chinos, Thom Browne blue blazer, overall silhouette/fit is a personal favorite of mine.

    Sep 9, 2011 | Permalink (22) Total Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/22/2011 at 11:38 AM:

    @AEV—I can only speak of my personal observations in regards to this and I get around quite a bit…so I can speak with some authority on this: critter pants (in a GTH color no less) are still very hard to come by.

    AEV left a comment on 9/22/2011 at 10:24 AM:

    Fred - the reason these sorts of pants (and madras shorts, fashion-y boat shoes, do-daddy bracelets, fake vintage/worn items, etc.) are more readily available is exactly because more people are buying and wearing them. If they didn’t sell, an increasingly long list of shops wouldn’t carry them. “GTH” suggests an item is unique and risky - there’s little risky about wearing the same stuff as everyone else….or in retailers copying one another.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 11:42 PM:

    @AEV—The fact that more places sell these type of pants may tarnish the appeal of the “go-to-hell” pant for some but in my personal observation, just because they are more readily available does not necessarily mean more men are wearing them.  It really takes a certain type of man to still wear them.

    @DTC—These particular pants are from Brooks Brothers.

    AEV left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 11:35 PM:

    @DTC - you can buy embroidered pants like this from numerous places, including Brooks Bros., Murray’s Toggery Shop, J. Crew, Gant, RL, L.L. Bean Signature, Orvis, occasionally J. Press, and, I’m guessing, even Abercrombie and American Eagle. The ones in this profile appear to be from Castaway.

    In my humble opinion, the fact that you can now buy pants like this in dozens of places ruins the appeal, cheapens the look, and makes them far, far less “GTH”.

    DTC left a comment on 9/19/2011 at 6:59 PM:

    @mars; I’d say GTH is acceptable year ‘round, fabric appropriate.

    and as for every other aspect of this look, it is simply perfect. wish I knew where to get those pants!

    Glenn left a comment on 9/13/2011 at 6:55 AM:

    With current floods in the north east the trousers are the perfect inseam length!

    Desmond K left a comment on 9/12/2011 at 9:51 PM:

    Kinda looks like he could pass as an young oriental Nick Wooster.

    MGM left a comment on 9/12/2011 at 4:57 PM:

    I think I would like the pants a lot more if they were slimmer and hit right at the top of the shoe.  Loud embroidered pants need to fit perfectly, otherwise they just look silly on me.  Thanks for posting.

    Kionon left a comment on 9/12/2011 at 3:36 PM:

    Is he wearing his tie bar crooked? If so, kudos to the smallest detail.

    AEV left a comment on 9/12/2011 at 8:08 AM:

    @Daniel - I saw that yesterday too and chuckled. I read this line: “... ‘authentic’ is enjoying renewed popularity in an age of online social networking and dating, in which people are cultivating digital versions of themselves.” and the cast of characters on here certainly came to mind. ‘Digital versions’ indeed. ....all sort of really, really weird if you ask me.

    Daniel left a comment on 9/12/2011 at 12:33 AM:

    @ AEV, just read this article and couldn’t resist posting it in re: your comment

    tim left a comment on 9/11/2011 at 11:15 PM:

    Those shoes…sensational.

    C.L. Young left a comment on 9/11/2011 at 9:55 PM:

    I WANT PANTS LIKE THOSE!!! Totally GTH and I like the “va te faire foutre” persona. I agree with Robert I. Brown. Being creative in the art of dressing keeps things interesting and adds a sense of personalization that brings character to the individual and his or her style.

    mars ocho left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 10:47 PM:

    yes i agree, prepdom should be left to the province of the Betsys, Skips and DAR members of the world . . .  that’s what this blog is all about after all.

    AEV left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 10:12 PM:

    Appears to be the Why You Mad? blog guy, yes? While I’d wear almost nothing he’s even in, I’ve always really appreciated his creativity and authenticity…..

    OldGeorgetowner left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 9:12 PM:

    I think, like FEC has said in previous postings, that it’s regional?  In DC it is still quite warm/hottish, I wouldn’t even blink if I saw this gent. walk by. 
      I think in New Hampshire or Maine I think this look might get a few “looks”, but, really, who cares.  This man looks confident enough to pull anything off quite frankly.

    Dex left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 2:40 PM:

    @ mars ocho: I wear coloured chinos and white bucks till Halloween usually, the seersucker and white pants I put away after labour day. But lets be honest how many of the cargo short wearing masses are going to call you out on the white pants after labour day?

    OldGeorgetowner left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 2:16 PM:

    I love this look. Bravo, from head to toe.

    Tripp Potts left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 1:33 PM:


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 12:45 PM:

    Dying over these pants!!!  Love.

    mars ocho left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 12:04 PM:

    curious to see what the consensus thinks: is wearing GTH pants of this variety akin to wearing white after labor day?

    Robert I. Brown left a comment on 9/10/2011 at 10:58 AM:

    This look shines light on creativity/individualism as a whole. The youth’s got it.