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November 19, 2007 at 10:41 am
Although I think the coat is great, it is the scarf or the way the scarf was wrapped around his neck that gives the photo that extra umph!
It totally changed the silhouette of the coat making it spectacular.
i can see your point, and do appreciate it. whereas on the other hand, i have to say, that i prefer to mix up jeans with – as you said – refined items. i like to use jeans (or other items) to break up an overly strict look, i.e. with a redingote.
cheers – and please keep up the good work.
Laguna Hills Trad
November 19, 2007 at 10:44 am
Excellent coat!!! I wouldn’t mind having brunch with this gentleman
Lynn & Horst
November 19, 2007 at 10:51 am
you’re so right
i don’t like winter because of all these jackets that make you look like a ballon…
the only thing that goes are coats like this one, and a trench is always a win, too! no matter how trashy and vintage you dress, a coat gives you an extra portion of class!
@asian models blogger: concerning the scarf: i totally agree!!!
November 19, 2007 at 10:52 am
It looks perfect for jeans, and generally casual pants.
November 19, 2007 at 11:02 am
What you need is a peacoat. Structured but not formal, looks great with jeans.
November 19, 2007 at 11:05 am
FunnyI bought a navy knit fleece peacoat from Rugby this Fall but it just hasn’t made it into my rotation much
November 19, 2007 at 11:35 am
He looks amazing! Love the coat and the way he is wearing the scarf!
November 19, 2007 at 11:37 am
You know you have spent way too much time looking at the thin when this perfectly average weighted gentlemen starts to look rotund in comparison.
Laguna Beach Trad
November 19, 2007 at 12:08 pm
Scott, have you considered acquiring a Covert Coat? Covert coats were originally used for hunting and country pusuits, but are now worn with suits in business setings or with casual attire such as a sweater and jeans. You can find them at establishments such as Cordings and Harvie & Hudson in London.
November 19, 2007 at 12:09 pm
Warmer trench coat is another if not more elegant option. You can always count on Burberry… Fall 2006 season had some interesting slim versions.
November 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm
I really like the look of a tailored knee-length daytime dress coat (the kind you’d wear to work with a suit) over a pair of jeans. Not rumpled worn out jeans, certainly, but the good pair saved for a casual evening or shopping, etc. I love the length of that kind of coat on a man and they tend to give a slim, elegant line. And after all, why not mix it up a bit — did I not see a photo of Ralph Lauren recently in a tuxedo jacket with jeans and heavy boots, no less?
November 19, 2007 at 12:42 pm
Haha, I love your use of imho.
November 19, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Isn’t that just a double breasted duffle coat? Although, I do like the use of buttons rather than horn toggles.
November 19, 2007 at 1:27 pm
That is a great coat. The wool is so thick I thought this was a shearling at first glance. And notice the pea coat style on top, but the lower it falls on the legs, making it more practical and taking away the longshoreman look so popular now.
…and I’m sure the great scarf didn’t influence you one bit either…
November 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm
I have been looking for a similar coat! Any idea where this is from? Or if anyone knows of anything similar…I would appreciate it.
November 19, 2007 at 3:10 pm
looks too stiff, like a robot. gotta unbutton that coat. this is always going to come in second place to a peacoat.
November 19, 2007 at 3:34 pm
Finally got on ! Love the coat. The shape and look gives it a real unique look. I don’t recall seeing a coat like this.
he looks like he’s channelling max von sydow in the seventh seal.but maybe it’s just the pale stubble.
November 19, 2007 at 4:05 pm
I love this coat,but I’m not sure of the scarf. I would have put it in another way. Maybe, it’s because I’m French and I’m found of scarfs.
November 19, 2007 at 4:20 pm
I know this is besides the point, but he was gorgeous!and oh yeah, the coat is nice too ;D
November 19, 2007 at 4:46 pm
at first glance i thought this was one of those gucci coats with the muffler-like collar….fun styling and love the sleek structure.
November 19, 2007 at 4:47 pm
beautiful. i like the way he wears the scarf up high
November 19, 2007 at 4:52 pm
I totally agree. This guy looks great. My boyfriend invested in a similar coat recently and everyone keeps telling him how great he looks. Great photos Sart. I to would have Sunday brunch with this gentleman! :)
November 19, 2007 at 5:13 pm
This man looks wonderful. So handsome! I’d love to have a cup of tea and discuss books and movies with him:)
November 19, 2007 at 7:08 pm
The fitted coat–a good idea, but one must be careful.
For example, this gentleman’s coat is a bit too snug for his body-shape–and the top pocket placement doesn’t help matters.
November 19, 2007 at 7:14 pm
Call me crazy, but I think you just can’t beat a classic, navy p coat. For extra cool points, score a genuine, vintage WWII piece. :)
November 19, 2007 at 7:19 pm
Oh, and it’s worth noting that it’s not “pea coat,” or “peacoat;” it’s “p coat” (hyphenate at your own) wherein the “p” stands for pilot! …Damned civilians, mucking up perfectly good military jargon. *grumble, grumble*
November 19, 2007 at 8:05 pm
no need to be so elitist when you turn out to be wrong. i’m sure either form of p coat or pea coat is acceptable.
November 19, 2007 at 8:42 pm
please keep us posted on your Quest for Additional Lank… I want some too
November 19, 2007 at 9:08 pm
“You know you have spent way too much time looking at the thin when this perfectly average weighted gentlemen starts to look rotund in comparison.”
It’s the double-breasted coat. ;) And he can pull it off because he’s actually tall (I think) and sort of thin to begin with.
When the weather gets cold, there’s always something undoubtedly attractive about a man in a nice, structured coat.
November 19, 2007 at 9:41 pm
One thing I envy about men’s fashion is the way the upper body can be buttoned up, enfolded in layers that lie smooth and flat. I like the contrast between jacket and scarf here.
November 19, 2007 at 10:07 pm
Keep talking! Your commentaries of late have been wonderful.
November 19, 2007 at 10:19 pm
I love this silhouette…he resembles a London chimney (in the best of ways). I think that with the “funnel neck” effect (scarf or collar, I can’t tell which), you could even go with a shorter coat and look like a nice, lean chimney.
November 19, 2007 at 10:32 pm
Please keep up this search, and publish your results. I just moved to NYC from a warmer climate and I’m terrified of the upcoming winter.
November 19, 2007 at 11:19 pm
The coat just doesn’t fit. The problem is it’s too tight, and the cut is wrong; coat makers are cheapskates, and cut most coats straight from under the arms, to economise on fabric; whereas what looks good is for it to go in at the waist (even slightly), then flare out to the hem. A really good straight coat will have a slight flare, but I love the huge coats with big skirts that swirl around the wearer, male or female!
November 19, 2007 at 11:50 pm
Interesting silhouette…still,I would love to see a little nip at the waist for an *hourglass* effect.
November 20, 2007 at 12:04 am
i just picked up this paul smith coat http://www.eluxury.com/estore/browse/product_detail.jsp?id=11459925 and it looks great with jeans. it’s a little nipped in around the waist so it keeps ay lookin thin. might not be as long as you were looking for.
November 20, 2007 at 12:23 am
the problem with coats like this is that it’s impossible to make those bumps go away! he still looks a little bit like the michelin man :( especially because the fabric looks wobbly where the buttons are. maybe i’m just mad picky, or maybe it’s cos i’m in a market for a p-coat….
November 20, 2007 at 5:40 am
I think the coat is elegant and quite flattering for the gentleman, it really suits him well.
November 20, 2007 at 6:16 am
The coat isn’t really that special. It’s the combination of the way he is wearing his scarf with the coat that makes this picture a very cooool and fashionably picture.
November 20, 2007 at 8:26 am
The scarf totally ads to the structure of the coat, otherwise this would be an agghhhh outfit.
November 20, 2007 at 10:34 am
Laguna Beach Trad hit it on the head. Covert sans velvet collar with Rail Road stiching on the cuffs and hem. Check out Tommy and Turkish in the movie Snatch for the look. I think Suede paddock boots rounds out the look with jeans.
November 20, 2007 at 11:44 am
the “scarf’ is actually a hooded collar from ysl f/w, hence the structure and the effect of it being wrapped around his neck
November 20, 2007 at 11:53 am
the coat is a old Dolce mixed with a Yves St Laurent neck muff ( its not a scarf) Club Monaco sells on in its womens line, but who cares. I think he looks nice, however – I would prefer he didn’t button it all the way up – it would make the scarf look more cozy if he wore the lapels down.
November 20, 2007 at 11:27 pm
Great shot, great coat. But I have to say Sart, you are not even remotely round! : )
November 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm
It’s very very nic, but it could be better. Anyway, I agree that coats are the only way to survive winter without looking like a penguin with overweight ;)
November 27, 2007 at 2:41 am
i particular love the structured-ness of the coat. it doesnt make him look too square.
wonder how he pulled it off. must be the shoulders
le chip c'est chic
November 30, 2007 at 7:34 pm
The structured is the guy (perhaps too much) not the coat that seems uncomfortable to wear: “le pont du tête” is too tight (better a larger size). The silhoutte is a kind of barrel. The only problem to bear a denim trouser in winter or autumn is the cotton, too cold in cold countries, not the coat…If not bear underneath, as it seems, the pyjamas. Indeed, the scarf is not an origami masterpiece made by he: It’s a neck muff. Anyway this coat has a wonderful thing: the moment of take out it and to breath, finally!.
December 1, 2007 at 12:18 pm
This cost is great love the style and the scarf give the kick to the overall pic!!!