1. Designgod

    July 29, 2008 at 8:46 am

    The elegance of the banker aesthetic will never die. I love both of these looks. The men appear confident and in control. The pocket squares are the perfect dash of nuted color on the striped jackets. I veer away from double-breasted because I think it’s a bit heavy and makes me look fat, but there is something to be said for the look here.

  2. k

    July 29, 2008 at 8:53 am

    the haircut in the london picture is just fantastic. looks like joy division jumped into elegance. great.

  3. kezumi

    July 29, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Oh my goodness I think I just fell in love with the first guy!!!

  4. Sinatra's Shadow

    July 29, 2008 at 9:18 am

    The suit (and shirt) sleeves in the first picture do not fit properly. Apart from that, it is a good look. More young workers in the City should wear double-breasted – it is nothing to be afraid of.

    In the second, the wearer’s unshaved look completely clashes with the pinstripes and double-breasted look. To achieve a successful business look, one cannot be half-hearted.

  5. Peter Breese

    July 29, 2008 at 9:24 am

    fantastic, i really like the contrast b/w confidence and silliness

  6. XAVS

    July 29, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Fabulous! Finally there is people that can wear those suits without looking like Al Capone…

  7. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 9:50 am

    The first suit seems to fit well, but the choice of tie is utterly boring and doesn’t go well with the look. A blue or a grey or a silver would do better.

    The second look does not work in my opinion. I agree with the above comments about the shave — did he misplace his razor? The suit itself for whatever reason looks like something off of a discount rack and makes him look like he’s pregnant. The sunglasses are wrong too. Try again.

  8. tj

    July 29, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I’m guessing that the shirt sleeves in the top photo only LOOK too short because of the pose. Given the beauty of the shirt and the suit, and the fit at the neck, I want to believe that the fit of the sleeve is right.
    I like the bottom photo a little less. It’s still good, but it gives me a “trying too hard” vibe. Two buttons undone on the sleeve? Did you think we wouldn’t notice if you only left one button undone? And, the pocket square that is made from the same fabric as the shirt is not my cup of tea. I prefer some contrast to add a little more color or drama. In this case, I think that if he’d gone with a pocket square that picks up the color of the polka dots in the necktie it would have been brilliant.
    I like the bias cut on the sleeve-cuff. A nice subtle touch.
    The sunglasses are really nice, but do they fit properly? It seems like the arms of the glasses are too high on his head (instead of down by his ears).
    It’s really a lovely suit, shirt, and tie on both these gents.

  9. Miguel

    July 29, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Not a big fan of stripes… I used to owned a couple of double breast suits but in the caribbean you no longer see many of them! Might be the weather.

  10. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 11:07 am

    oh.. what, I’m sorry I must have fallen asleep

  11. Jason

    July 29, 2008 at 11:17 am

    The gentlemen on the bottom does a good job mixing patterns, but I would change up the pocket square. Matching the shirt completely looks a bit tacky to me. I’d personally like him to splash just a tad of green in there.


    July 29, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I agree…The first pic is outstanding. The pinstripe double breasted suit is to die for. The pocket square and its shape is great as well. He certainly has the haircut down. But I was thinking more Morrissey than Joy Division ;o)

  13. diederik

    July 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I think these two pictures perfectly exemplify the difference in English and Italian style.

    Whereas the English fellow has a very understated elegance with a softly tailored suit, quiet shirt and tie (but admittedly his shirt cuffs are to wide), the Italian with his open cuff buttons, matching handkerchief and shirt, big sunglasses and the facial hair, is is simply a peacock.

  14. lord sessa

    July 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    The double-breasted suit is the most dashing outfit,provided you are skinny…The cut of the second suit is better,and the attitude,a mixture of irony and nonchalance that is very compelling…This chap is totally at ease with the world.

  15. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Nice suit on the English guy, note the jetting of the pockets and the alignment of the pinstripes on the lapels & collar. The shape of the pocket square in relation to the peaked lapels. doesn't come cheap good to see.

    Like the railings and pinstripes combo as well

  16. A la Femme

    July 29, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    The pull this look off really well. I especially like the gentlemen in the first picture.

  17. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I believe that the first guy works in Anderson & Shepherd…

  18. landis smithers

    July 29, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    i want to like this.

    (must be a trend this week for me.)

    but doesn’t it make them look . . . how do i say this . . . “hippy”?

    (not vegan “hippy”. JLO “hippy”.)

    look again. not really flattering.

    ok, i need to go eat . . .

  19. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Why should the second guy be shaved? Both photos update the bankers’ look with a twist, so as to make it bearable – after all, who likes stiff bankers? The first one does it with the hair, the second with the unshaved look and the playful glasses.

  20. alisa

    July 29, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    The man in the london picture reminds me of Morrisey. I love his tie colour.

  21. Jeffrey Byrnes

    July 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I love the first photo. He looks like he is standing there hearing someone talk, but trying not to listen to them. I am a fan of the suit as well.



  22. Style Habits

    July 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Great styles, I love to see modern men in double breasted suits, as it’s not too common these days. In the first picture the sleeves look like they could be longer, but I agree with the other commenters, it’s just the pose that’s causing that.

  23. =shane white=

    July 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    The top guy looks like he stepped out of a J.C. Leyendecker painting.

    Great suit.


  24. steelcloset

    July 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    That second picture, the guy’s suit is a little bit wide at the bottom.

  25. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Totally love this look.

  26. Erin

    July 30, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Although the stripes look great on both…my vote is for London.

  27. Simon

    July 30, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Love the first picture! The second picture looks like the guy had a suit tailor made (perfect fit over the sholders) but then lost a lot of wheight (in my oppinion the DB jacket is a bit to wide from the waist down). But maby it’s just me :)

    Great blog btw! It has made me dress better.


  28. Laurence John

    July 30, 2008 at 3:44 am

    both jackets look like they have very little or no padding along the shoulder line, just a little in the sleeve head. that is fine but it makes a DB jacket look bottom heavy, especially when the bottom button is undone and it swings open as these 2 are. most older DBs would have had more padding in the shoulder to balance things out. the blue cotton DB in the earlier post below actually fairs much better because even though it has no padding the much larger lapels add weight up top and give it a much more flattering masculine look.

  29. António Erre

    July 30, 2008 at 5:35 am

    To much formal in a square way – both. Mmmm…

  30. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 7:03 am

    I d like to spread the first guy on a cracker…

  31. mateo

    July 30, 2008 at 11:09 am

    the first one’s lovely. i’m from argentina and i knew this blog because of FTV, i’ve seen you there going on about street style. lovely work. XOXO

  32. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 11:29 am

    the fit on the first guy is fine for the most part, especially given the natural shoulder – the cuffs could be tighter, though one can’t expect a cuff to be glued to someone’s wrist regardless of his pose. the only real complaint i have here is the pairing of a four-in-hand with a cutaway collar.


  33. Designs Good

    July 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    hello handsome… the suit, the hair, the “i’m too cool for school posture”… i’m in love.

  34. Maggie May

    July 30, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    reminds me of Morrissey

  35. Your Friend, Josh! tm

    July 30, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Guy #1 gave me goosebumps the first time I saw him. His swagger is almost bleeding out onto my desk as we speak.

    The new age hair with the sweet classic aesthetic…even the cellphone in place of a pocketwatch is genius.

    I’m almost getting turned on by it.

  36. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 3:37 am

    I love both of these look. Just the hair of the firts guy seems desacorded with his style.

  37. sb.

    July 31, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    London fashion at its best.

  38. Anonymous

    August 1, 2008 at 6:52 am

    London suit is A&S, it seems – not a bad place to start when looking for a double-breasted suit.

  39. Donk93953

    August 1, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Major thumbs up….!

  40. Yoko

    August 1, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    The stripes (or perhaps the jacket shape, can’t tell) make the bottom photo man look a bit heavy in the stomach area, but the stripes are really great on both men

  41. Anonymous

    August 3, 2008 at 7:13 am

    The first one looks like a Jil Sander model in an Anderson & Sheppard suit, i.e., a strong juxtaposition. He looks rather affected and not too comfortable.

    The second one looks like he's having fun, and has lots of character. He looks supremely comfortable and confident. Not too crazy about the pocket square matching the shirt, but other than that, fantastic.

  42. penelophe

    August 6, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Super chic and elegant!

  43. Harnihal

    August 9, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Something Missing in both pictures…

    A Frank Muller on first
    A Panerai on second

  44. Anonymous

    August 13, 2008 at 12:15 pm

  45. utkuozt

    August 25, 2008 at 5:31 am

    i am pretty sure that I saw the first guy in the latest issue of Fortune magazine (with Miuccia Prada on the cover) in an article named trend setters. It was about the opinion makers and influencing people in the fashion industry. The subject gentleman was seen amongst the owners and tailors of Anderson & Shepherd. I believe he is a taylor in A&S.

  46. Leof8

    December 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

    The Man in the first shot is a London style icon, and soon to be bringing a little of that “Morrissey” to Berlin, he will be missed.

  47. dcinDC

    August 6, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Prefer a more subtle chalk stripe for myself, but dammm if these two don’t knock it out of the park!!!

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