June 20, 2015

Young men are getting dressed up — in summer! — "It's amazing!"

30 comments:

Ryan said...

But they are still wearing shorts with those bow tie and straw hats...

Curious George said...

Amazing? I would say FABULOUS!

The Bergall said...

The best thing I like about visiting NYC is leaving...............where normality seems to escape the lexicon.

dbp said...

"Young men, from 25 to 50..." I don't think of 50 as young. The collage of pictures may or may not be representative of what is on the scene but lots of the pictures were of men I would consider middle-aged--like me btw at 52.

BDNYC said...

Governors Island? God that place has become an annoying draw.

clint said...

Shorts and a bow tie? Okay, I'll grant our hostess that sometimes shorts make men look like little boys.

I'm still not going to wear sweatpants at the gym in the summer.

Ann Althouse said...

"But they are still wearing shorts with those bow tie and straw hats..."

Only one is. Mostly, they are quite enclosed, unusually enclosed, in fabric. It looks too hot.

Scott said...

It's steampunk cosplay.

Last week I saw a guy in what looked like a nice Italian suit, but with the slacks hemmed halfway up his calves. Geez. If you want people to stare at you, just wear a dress and be done with it.

Kzookitty said...

More annoying newyorksexuals. Or is it nysexuals? I can't keep up.

kzookitty

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Brooks Brothers keeps spamming me with email with pictures of fake father-and-son combos playing dress up together.

Times have changed.

khesanh0802 said...

This only shows that straight men aren't the only ones with bad taste in clothes.

Big Mike said...

Pants that expose the entire ankle are not an improvement on shorts.

David said...

Worse than shorts.

Mac McConnell said...

It's sad that so many men dress like boys. It's interesting that so many have bought in to the business casual, which was nothing more than a marketing ploy by Levi Strauss to save their corporation by pushing Dockers.

http://www.ivy-style.com/golden-years-rebel-without-a-suit.html

BobJustBob said...

Reminds me of this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiRPBCiJg2c

Bill said...

I happened to be looking at this just a few minutes ago. Impossible to keep both sets of images in my noggin at once.

Paddy O said...

Round these parts, we have the dapper days at Disneyland.

walter said...

Economists resent the appropriation of the bow tie.

Unknown said...

Gay men, not men.

Nothing wrong with that.

KenK said...

NYC dandies swaggering about like horny peacocks. No fashion-sense, bad fashion, and no sense, (given the weather).

Beldar said...

Every man in the right side of that composite photo looks ridiculous.

I say that without waiver of my standing position in opposition to yours about men wearing shorts, though, Prof. Althouse: No one but a Pajama Boy or NYT male fashion model would wear a bow tie (acceptable) and sports coat (acceptable) with shorts (not remotely acceptable in this combination, even in Texas weather).

Beldar said...

Put another way: If it's hot enough to justify wearing shorts -- as it is where I live at this very moment! -- then it's certainly more than hot enough to justify not wearing a coat or tie. And I'm in favor of broad and generously flexible standards regarding when and where it's hot enough to justify not wearing a coat or tie. (I say this as one obliged to wear coat and tie in court regularly, but that's air-conditioned, and I shed them when I leave it.)

Terry said...

So Peewee Herman is now a fashion icon?

EMD said...

still needs a shorts tag.

Anonymous said...

So Raj from the second season of The Apprentice has the last laugh. (A decade ago...) Or maybe Anthony Blanche from Brideshead Revisited.

kcom said...

Goofy, not classy.

Eric said...

The Times reaches its apex of comic schizophrenia when it flogs for the fashion industry.

Biff said...

I posit that men wearing suits without wearing socks are even greater affronts to civilization than are men in shorts.

Biff said...

...though the last photo in the video was darned adorable.

jaed said...

... no "Men in Shorts" tag love for this post?