Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hooman Majd: Being interesting v. being correct

Mr. Majd is an Iranian-American writer and journalist and has also worked in the music industry. GQ's Glenn O'Brien thinks he is the best-dressed man in the world.


Below you can see Majd sporting a 20 year old Hermes sports jacket with patches added later by the author himself.


In the embedded video below, notice the interesting button-down contrast collar, which usually comes in point or spread versions. The buttondown contrast collar is different to be sure and visually catching. Overall, I like the rendering of the blue elements against the grey - the teal striped tie, Oxford blue striped shirt, the momentary pop provided by the white collar and then muted all around by the grey suit and parka.


Jake Davis Test Shots: Hooman Majd from Jake Davis on Vimeo.

The internet style cognoscenti will undoubtedly nitpick at the billowing trousers, the choice of a fur-linked parka with a suit and perhaps the low button stance of his jacket.

However, faced with a choice of being interesting v. absolutely correct, I think I would prefer to err on the side of being interesting.



And, really, billowing trousers are not the end of the world. In fact, the world's most interesting man (Mr. Majd's older brother perhaps) agrees that a man's trousers should not be too tight (at 6:15 in the Youtube clip). Treat those coins in your pocket with respect and give 'em room to jingle, my friends!

2 comments:

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Pleased to see him getting some exposure. Excellent advice. Words to live by.

sleevehead said...

Thank you LBF and I enjoy your blog as well (now linked to Admiral Cod).