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September 29, 2008 at 6:58 am
Well, that’s actually quite of this season…stripes and checks…yeah, looks pretty cool if you manage the colours properly…
September 29, 2008 at 7:02 am
O I love this ! Who cares if it ‘goes together’ ?Because he wears it confidently, he makes it looks great !
September 29, 2008 at 7:31 am
my eyes will believe that everything he is wearing is in a shade of blue so that it’s all about pattern contrast..be blue, be blue, be blue…
September 29, 2008 at 7:45 am
It`s all about additude and this guy means business! Great look!!
September 29, 2008 at 7:53 am
Great style, it looks so unforced. To use an old-fashioned word: natty!
Jorge from W Palm Beach
September 29, 2008 at 8:15 am
Well… what I read is that as long as one of the colors in the check matches a color in the stripes you are in business, which he manages to do. It seems like the scale of the check and the stripe width are also good matches! Where was this taken? We are still in shorts and espadrilles here! Jorge from W Palm Beach
Dan in Richmond
September 29, 2008 at 8:17 am
The club collar looks good although in this context it could be seen as an anachronism. My favorite thing about the look is that the presence of the casual quilted vest and his other things suggests (and it may not be true) that he might dress like this all the time- I can imagine that this is just another day’s attire for him, which is a nice thought.
September 29, 2008 at 8:18 am
c h a n t e l l e
September 29, 2008 at 8:22 am
September 29, 2008 at 8:34 am
Hello You !Nice photo…The man is “lovely” for a woman…Smile.See You later…
September 29, 2008 at 8:46 am
The monochromatic palette lets the patterns be the whole story. They are also well scaled to one another. I almost think the shirt collar is one distraction too many, but it isn’t fatal.
September 29, 2008 at 9:13 am
I think the colors and patterns work. They make the outfit interesting while still being tasteful.I think that the vest could fit better. It seems to be pulling at the buttons in the middle. I suggest that he leave the bottom button on the vest undone.I’m not a fan of the club collar shirt. It always makes me think of Peter Pan. I think that style of collar looks great on women and on young children, but for men I stick with straight, spread, button down, or tab collar styles.
September 29, 2008 at 9:14 am
club collar shirt is my thing too… in fact, that’s what i wear at work often… i would have taken that vest off though.
September 29, 2008 at 9:17 am
Lovely pattern and colour mixing. The off-white puffer vest over his arm (I’m assuming he wore it in the morning when it was cooler) suggests that it’s as in Milan as in parts of Canada right now…
September 29, 2008 at 10:18 am
This man has put himself togethernicely. the attention to detail andthe check/stripe is clever. However, well dressed this individual is, it dosent mean that it is really all that interesting. You can look at past posts and compaire to others who are dressed the same way. Not to say that fashion has to always be fresh, put being none compareable, such as the post below”pleated pants” is ideal.
September 29, 2008 at 10:57 am
I am just delighted that, in the middle of a global financial crisis with banks collapsing all over the place, we have a great time here discussing shirt collars, colors, textures ….just love it !!!
September 29, 2008 at 10:58 am
I love how menswear gives off a playful whimsy, with a little mismatch pairing with a tie and vest.
September 29, 2008 at 11:10 am
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. – Einstein
He knows. He looks great.
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September 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm
I would don his waistcoat on, is it me or are the clothes old men wear coming into fashion?
September 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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September 29, 2008 at 12:49 pm
wow he can pull it off easilyI do think that actually they go together…and i find it amazing to tell the truth =O!!
September 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm
come to BUENOS AIRES!
September 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm
he’s great-looking. love everything here. he’s a natural!
September 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm
Why not, right? Clashing always signifies a strong fashion sense, anyway. Or at least a unique one!
September 29, 2008 at 1:12 pm
There is something about Milanese Italian men and the way they dress that makes everything look good… even those things which were never meant to be worn together like stripe and check mix match!
September 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm
…and some people say older people don’t have style…
His look is pure perfection!
September 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm
Perfect proportion, confusing combination.
September 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm
it looks wonderful how inspiring
September 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm
Caramba! que combinación más atrevida: cuadros y rayas pocos sutiles!
September 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm
His attitude…he just pulls the look off so well (and isnt it usually the opposite? As you age, daring looks/mixing of patterns become harder to pull off…)…Wonderful Shot!
September 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm
I never tough, that is going to be a good mach with check waistcoat and stripe tie
el viajero impresionista
September 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm
And he just went outside to buy a newspaper…
September 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
September 29, 2008 at 6:26 pm
He looks great but please DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME.
September 29, 2008 at 7:14 pm
Awwwwwww that vest is divine. Kudos old man.
September 29, 2008 at 7:35 pm
this is a great outfit. your right the collar is amazing in this ensemble.
September 29, 2008 at 7:52 pm
This is a gentleman with a little more swagger than my grandfather ever had.
September 29, 2008 at 10:37 pm
I think one of the best things about this blog, aside from the wonderful photos, is that it underscores the notion that ‘fashion’ and ‘looking good’ is not limited to the 20-something individual.
One can proudly look great at any age!
Breakfast In Europe
September 29, 2008 at 11:34 pm
haha yeah im digging the club collar
September 29, 2008 at 11:47 pm
oh just amazing
September 30, 2008 at 12:25 am
I like it very much.
September 30, 2008 at 12:59 am
Hard Luck Hero
September 30, 2008 at 3:43 am
What about the jacket he has over his arm? Barbour or something? I would love to see that over his ensemble. Ca c’est bien, biensure.
September 30, 2008 at 8:26 am
One of your best pics ever
Great shot Sart
The Khaki Crusader
September 30, 2008 at 8:31 am
It seems alot of these milanese businessmen types are carrying a pile of stuff with them. That mess (the jacket, daily paper etc.) almost makes the actual look seem dandier. Ah yes, just going about my daily route, arms full of crap, looking fantastic as usual. like putting on that vest wasn’t even a stretch for him. You’re right sart, this is inspiration. My favorite photos are ones like this, ones that give off a very ‘real’ feel. This is accessible.
September 30, 2008 at 9:15 am
MMmm. not sure if managing the colour is the right word. I think a play on color based on seasonal themes and ones own personal persona and aesthetic could be more intriguing.Though this picture is very nice i think that its a classic take on men attire. Its a wonderful picture.A very Ralph Lauren or brooks brothers look.
September 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm
I’m not the biggest fan of that vest because of the color, but I am in love with the collar. It complements his face somehwo….
September 30, 2008 at 11:31 pm
REFRESHING TO SEE AN OLDER GENTLEMAN REMAIN SO STYLISH AND DARING (IF I MAY)
September 30, 2008 at 11:59 pm
Absolutely. If some can rock it well, who cares if it “goes together”?
He looks charming. I like it!
October 2, 2008 at 1:15 am
Anything at all aesthetically pleasing does go together. Period. :)
October 2, 2008 at 5:34 am
You have to give it to the italians, it’s not all fashion but always style. I do belive an englishman would have unbuttoned the last button?
October 3, 2008 at 11:38 am
He’s wonderful. He can wear whatever he likes but obviously has a knack doing it right.
October 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm
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October 9, 2008 at 1:59 am
i didn’t even notice the club collar until you pointed it out, that’s how natural it looks.
January 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm
he definitely pulls it off. and acts like he isn’t even trying. 4 stars for him.
April 22, 2012 at 5:37 am
i have just got a white club collar shirt..love it….anyway who cares if stripe and check dont go tougrther..i think this is a great look