38 comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    I love it. Clean, crisp, well tailored, and yet they way he wears it makes me think Fila. His great smile and hair compliment the look as well. I could see him eating strawberries at Wimbledon or downing a few pints at the pitch.

    I really want to see what kind of shoes he is wearing.

  2. AnonymousJK

    July 22, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    This guy knows how to stand out in a crowd. I love his smile (makes me want to know what he’s smiling about), and love that colour blue!

  3. BonnBonn

    July 22, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    What a fantastic photograph. This has to be one of my favourites. So full of personality.

  4. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    looks like cerulean.

  5. angela

    July 22, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    I love this man– what a brilliant smile. Is he remaking a conventional blazer into some kind of freaky Nehru thing? Complete with some ascot-y accent? Interesting! as is the fan (I think?) in his hand. The pants seem unconsidered though…

  6. Fran├žoise

    July 22, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    I love that look. Not sure why I do! The proportions are right. The color is brilliant. The jacket suits him really well, and most of all, he looks happy wearing it. This reminds me that clothes should make us (or at least me) happy, without trying too hard because then it becomes work. :)

  7. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    great smile

  8. daniqueconijn

    July 22, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    shocking blue!
    he looks like a flight attendant, a very nicely dressed one!
    i love it are these jackets also available for women? i always wanted to be a flight attendant, just for the outfits!

  9. Butch

    July 22, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Well, this is novel–and attractive. Turn up your jacket lapel and add a scarf to fill the open neck…

    Imaginative–and the blue, though, intense, works as well…

  10. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    He surely is coming or going to some event.It is the only reason for his outfit.

  11. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    nice touch :)

  12. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Nothing is as eternally stylish as a genuine, happy smile. Nothing.

  13. Mr. Useless

    July 22, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    I just saw a navy blue D&G blazer similar to this at Neimans with the functional lapel button.

    Many people don’t know what the buttonhole on the lapels for suits and sport jackets are for.

    On functional pieces, there is a button on the other side so you can flip the collar up and button the suit up when it gets cold.

  14. Jack Daniel

    July 22, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    WOW, what a cool jacket!!
    I’m not sure if this one has a chinese collar. I can’t really see it…
    If it does…someone has to let me know where I can get this jacket!!

  15. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Mr. Useless: I wonder if you’re right. I always thought the lapel hole was to be used for ornaments of some kind of another: flowers, pocket-watch chains, etc. Is it true that they were once actually functional in that way?

  16. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    yoo hoo nehru

  17. Anonymous

    July 23, 2007 at 7:26 am

    This is the same guy, who was shot a couple of months ago in a green leather jacket. Really nice!..

  18. londondog

    July 23, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Unfortunately, Nehru jacket or suit fall into something I call the novelty suit category, and as such veers towards the unacceptable.

    While on paper a Western twist on the oriental may sound like good idea, in reality it ends up like a badly mismatched hybrid of Western tailoring and Oriental exoticism.

    In this particular case, it seems like he doctored a ‘standard’ jacket to look this way, which in my humble opinion looks even worse than your run of the mill Nehru jacket. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, comes to mind.

  19. The Sartorialist

    July 23, 2007 at 9:32 am

    londondog
    Give me a break, he simply buttoned-up his jacket.

  20. Anonymous

    July 23, 2007 at 10:22 am

    The words “joie de vivre” come to mind. Isn’t it refreshing to see someone actually enjoying themselves and celebrating life with a whimsical take? One happy fella!

  21. jkh

    July 23, 2007 at 10:43 am

    this jacket is actually a masterpiece. reminds me that i was always looking for one with a straight lapel so that you can actually close it like he does. enhanced functionality and back to the roots at the same time. – a true classic. – i need one.
    thasnks.

  22. Anonymous

    July 23, 2007 at 11:41 am

    In high school we called that “Papa Smurf blue.”

  23. Mr. Useless

    July 23, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    To anonymous:

    I remember GQ’s style guy saying that the buttonhole was for in fact both things. Watch fob, flower, etc. AND a funcional button of some older suits.

    D&G has a functional navy blazer like this, and it is lined with nice leather under the lapels, so it can be buttoned like this and not look like it’s weird or inverted.

  24. Anonymous

    July 23, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    I’ve seen Cary Grant wear a jacket like this in at least one movie, “The Philadelphia Story.”

  25. Anonymous

    July 23, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Just posted about the jacket look on Cary Grant. He actually wore it with the top button buttoned, but collar turned down. (Link to still from The Philadelphia Story, below.)

    http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/images/I5127-2004May31L

  26. Anonymous

    July 23, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    I dislike the gap between the buttons on the jacket; he should have buttons added to complete the look. Even buttons on the inside would straighten out the look.

  27. Sam (aka McTickle)

    July 23, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Star Trek, anyone?

  28. Anonymous

    July 23, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Not a fan of this outfit, however, I’m glad he’s not wearing white pants, otherwise he really would be Papa Smurf. His smile is great, though.

  29. Anonymous

    July 24, 2007 at 12:14 am

    this jacket is of YSL Spring/Summer Collection!

  30. Mark, London

    July 24, 2007 at 4:33 am

    He’s working some kind of playboy swede aristo look .

  31. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 12:12 am

    I’m surprised no one has noticed the military feel of the jacket being worn this way. I over looked it, but I think its because of the way he is smiling and his posture. This jacket looks very much like a naval dress jacket or marine corps dress coat.

  32. Cleboul the Frenchy

    August 4, 2007 at 2:52 am

    Hello Mister Klein Painter ! A very nice color and maneer of wearing !

  33. Anonymous

    August 6, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    This shot raised my mood level by about 1 million percent…such an incredible shot! This is sublime. Sart, what a work of art. Thank you for making me happy today with your art work and your ability to capture heart via a photograph. Sheer joyfulness. Do you know anything about him? His inner beauty is so engaging. I was wondering what he does for a living. xoxoxo

  34. Anonymous

    August 16, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    mr. useless, your blog is quite offensive. Yet you sound like a decent person.

  35. reema

    January 15, 2008 at 5:55 am

    this reminds me of the Indian Sherwani cut… high neck collar.. and clean cut.. and this color is experimentative too..I like it! Just wish he would have tried it with some other pants…may be a slimmer fit

  36. Katrina221

    October 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    The jacket is almost the same shade of his beautiful blue eyes. His smile is genuine, which makes him seem like a lovely person. I love the Nehru style color and button details and paired with the subtle color pants, and the scarf. It looks fun, but chic and not overdone, like him.

    Sart, I love the all the styles and people that you capture.

    BTW, that is my favorite blue. What is the exact color called?

  37. Anonymous

    June 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Hello! This guy is seasoned and probably would not know a smurf if one ran up and bit him… Unfortunately, again I see many making judgement calls and impuning comments simply because they themselves most likely hav'nt the understanding of nor have been on the planet long enough to appropriate such style for themselves! The fact is the guy is sharp and must (will) be given his due by those among us who truly understand male adornment and the peacock aspects of such.
    Young pups take note… women love color and respect men who wear it well and unabashedly.
    I would do this outfit but leave the bottom button open.

  38. dcinDC

    August 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Don’t know if you took the shot in July, or just posted it then, but wouldn’t it be way too hot on July 22nd. to have that scarf and then your coat buttoned up too? Yikes!

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