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Laguna Beach Trad
July 10, 2007 at 9:06 am
Very well done! Does anyone know who this is? He was featured in the Sartorialist a few weeks ago wering a caramel-coloured linen suit with peak lapels and suede tassel loafers without socks. This chap has tons of style.
July 10, 2007 at 9:08 am
The pants are too short.What an odd color choice for this outfit.
July 10, 2007 at 9:10 am
This look is gorgeous from the waist up…all class. Let’s face it, men don’t use pocket squares enough! But my struggle is the pants…too short, and the purple socks are too much. Maybe it’s the cut of the pants that is hard to view on what appears to be an otherwise classy male…?
July 10, 2007 at 9:15 am
How unfortunate! The downright adorable rose on racing green is immediately ruined by what looks like one of my dad’s old hankies. Ts.
July 10, 2007 at 9:32 am
Nice! Its the dreamy linen suit gentleman! Who is he please?
If he would allow it, you should do an interview with him where you go into his closet and discuss his thoughts on style.
I would love to see that closet.
July 10, 2007 at 9:34 am
Excellent. I love the double-breasted blazer and pocket square with colored border. The pocket square and lapel flower may be a little too much. The blazer paired with white trousers is a classic summer look here, though the trousers are a tad too short for my taste. Are those 2-3″ cuffs? Amazing! This gentleman has a very masculine figure and he pulls the whole thing off. I can imagine him racing in the Tour de France in his spare time.
July 10, 2007 at 9:56 am
I love the short pants and purple socks.
July 10, 2007 at 10:11 am
Like the boutonniere-pocket square, but a GREEN DB jacket with white buttons? With too-short white pants?
July 10, 2007 at 10:43 am
purple socks are wonderful…
July 10, 2007 at 11:00 am
For Anon 9:08The odd color choice is exactly what makes it great
Rinadid you notice the brown color piping on the pocket square? I will assume it is far fancier than your fathers old hankies
July 10, 2007 at 11:04 am
The odd color choice is indeed what makes this stand out! Excellent color sense. The pants are indeed short but are probably on purpose, to show off the socks.
July 10, 2007 at 11:17 am
I love the detail shot of the pocket square, flower, and the top stitching.
It’s a gorgeous color combination but I feel the purple socks throws it off a tad.
July 10, 2007 at 11:22 am
Purple socks, now that might be my second favorite, behind Sockless!
And that pocket square . . . superb!
July 10, 2007 at 11:32 am
He’s got a great color sense and the pants length is no accident. With style and confidence he goes where other men fear to tread. Kudos!
July 10, 2007 at 11:44 am
Hey Sart! I saw you at the corner of 5th and 60th walking across the street with your camera. Was gonna say hi but you were rushing across the street. Just wanted to tell you that I love your site and your photos.
July 10, 2007 at 11:50 am
What’s with those socks and loafers? The whole look went to Hell from the waist down!
July 10, 2007 at 11:51 am
This guy is sporting a great color scheme here. Are those suede tassel loafers? Well played sir!
July 10, 2007 at 11:56 am
Sart,You don’t know my dad then…;)
July 10, 2007 at 12:02 pm
Now that double-breasted blazers have reached an all-time low in North America, the Italians have taken them up. I am delighted to see this green blazer, since the whole profile is different than the generic British version. Note that the buttons are widely spaced in the horizontal; this was common in the 30s in Germany in particular. Doctor Damage.
July 10, 2007 at 12:07 pm
Rinafair enough…he must be a pretty cool guy!
July 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm
where does one even find such a cute little rosette?
July 10, 2007 at 12:37 pm
Damn you Thom Browne! In warm weather, I would expect to see narrow cuffed white trousers worn a bit short, say just at the top of the shoe with no break. Such a length would naturally ride up when walking to show a flash of tanned ankle or whimsical socks.
But Mr. Browne has given license for otherwise stylishly dressed men like this handsome gentleman to wear their trousers with the entire ankle exposed while standing still. When the gentleman walks, these trousers will ride jacked halfway up the calf! I have said before I may get used to it one day, but for now it still looks damned silly.
Thank goodness I’ve yet to see anyone assaying the absurd shorts and over-the-knee socks Browne showed for Fall.
And just one more thing: the little silk peony boutonniere is a cute idea, but artificial flowers are technically a no-no for men’s dress. A fresh flower is not so hard to procure and would look so much less precious.
July 10, 2007 at 12:38 pm
There are some great elements here but just not convinced. Maybe I am getting too old.
July 10, 2007 at 12:54 pm
I’m with him on every detail: Shades–perfect. The green double breasted blazer with white buttons–excellent. Boutonniere –Outstanding. Pocket square–elegant. White button down shirt–What else? White duck trousers–good choice. Purple socks–very sartorial. Brown suede loafers–stylish.
Unfortunately this is an outstanding example of how one detail blows the whole look. Two more inches of trouser leg, just kissing the top of the shoes would have made this look perfect. Enough to flash the socks occasionally without making the ankles the center of attention. As it is it ruins the whole thing for me.
I know that this is the look right now, but it won’t last and we won’t look back on it longingly when it’s gone. It’s a bad look.
July 10, 2007 at 1:30 pm
seems to me that besides the thoughtfulness of the unexpected choices, what makes a look like this “work” is the conviction of the wearer. He doesn’t wear the look as if he cares about anyone’s evaluation. He’s chosen great pieces that please him and put them together, again, in a manner he considers pleasing. Altho’ he’s been snapped by the Sartorialist for our viewing pleasure, we sometimes forget that the subjects of these shots aren’t deliberately exposing themselves to our judgment but rather are sharing an image they’ve created that particular day.
July 10, 2007 at 1:51 pm
What fabulous posture he has. And it looks like a big day for purple! The flower is just precious. Two thumbs up.
July 10, 2007 at 2:44 pm
I like the pocket square but not much else. it looks like he’s trying to do something rather than just wear clothes.
July 10, 2007 at 2:46 pm
that handkerchief is hot.
July 10, 2007 at 3:07 pm
Men should wear flowers more often. That’s what I like the most.
July 10, 2007 at 3:20 pm
A pink rose on the lapel PLUS a parrot tulip in his pocket…..hmmmm, wait a minute…..could it be…..looks like….maybe….oh, it’s a pocket square.Cheers, Alison
July 10, 2007 at 3:55 pm
His pants has a perfect length! Can’t believe you say they’re too short, it’s better this way i think. Just look at Thom Brown’s collections ;)
July 10, 2007 at 4:45 pm
All the complaints about the pant length are missing the point. If this guy wanted to dress to be criticism-proof he would have bought all of his clothes from Brooks Brothers and worn them all at the lengths approved by the dictates of Proper Society. And he would look like everyone else, and Sart would never have given him a second glance.
He is dressing to have fun, to push the envelope a little bit, to please no one but himself, and maybe make a connection with others who like to be a little unconventional.
July 10, 2007 at 5:03 pm
Nice flower =)
July 10, 2007 at 5:47 pm
from the waist up, the dude is on point with the look. ok, it’s a bit dandy with the flower, but his style and fit is great. HOWEVER, the waist down is not working. i think the shoes are ruining it for me most of all… and perhaps the pants are too tappered. a fuller linen pant (more length) and nicer polished shoes would have made the look perfect. but, the man has style (oh yeah, the purple socks…not digging them sart).
July 10, 2007 at 6:02 pm
works for me!
ok, two minor things would have made the difference in the outfit: no socks and different shoes. maybe some sneakers or some leather flip flops (gucci made a beautiful pair that would have worked)but like i said, the man has definite style!
July 10, 2007 at 6:09 pm
the jacket has a sharp 30s-esque sportiness, but the lilac socks look contrived. the whole ‘unexpected dash of colour’ thing is a bit obvious by now don’t you think ? to me this would be better almost all monochromatic.
July 10, 2007 at 7:24 pm
pants = too shortpurple socks = NO! not when your pants are this shortflower in lapel = YES, my favorite detail
July 10, 2007 at 8:05 pm
Lovely color sense–is that a peony? So nice to see someone play with color.
July 10, 2007 at 10:57 pm
i think it would be PERFECT with boots.
but something about the tapered trousers and purple socks isn’t working for me on this one either… i’m loving all the other details–esp his attitude.
looking forward to more of this guy.
July 11, 2007 at 2:46 am
Dashing from the waist up. From the waist down, not masculine at all, as far as i’m concerned.
July 11, 2007 at 3:47 am
nice socks,and flower,and overall looka bit strange, but good
July 11, 2007 at 4:17 am
Purple socks, so damn cheeky! Its like he’s damn aware he’s wearing them and he wants you to LOOK at them and is daring you to comment about it.
Ha ha ha.
He reminds me of a geography teacher I used to have who had the most luridly colored socks you ever saw; pumpkin yellow, rainbow stripe etc.
July 11, 2007 at 8:36 am
I love the color choice and would love love love love to have that jacket.
But that pants, oh the pants. Please stop putting this look forward as some great thing. I hate it. Especially in this context.
It’s one thing to have tight short trousers on a slim-cut 60s inspired suit.
It looks ridiculous here. This jacket (and overall look) calls for classically cut and tailored trousers that break long.
July 11, 2007 at 9:13 am
for Anon 8:36am
these comments always drive me crazy!
Mr. RDHDYou might look great wearing his style jacket with pants that are longer with full break – good for you, I bet you would – very 30′s!but don’t try to make him wrong or call it ridiculous for doing it his way
personal style is not about right or wrong it is just as the title says – PERSONAL
if all you got out of this post was inspiration for a new color of DB jacket isn’t that pretty good?
July 11, 2007 at 3:04 pm
What a beautiful blazer! This green, DB, peak lapel blazer has inspired me to find a similar dark green blazer, though I prefer a SB notch lapel. The dark green and white trousers look amazing together!
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July 12, 2007 at 3:32 am
Absolutely fabulous!! I love the rose bud on the lapel. How totally chic.
July 12, 2007 at 6:46 pm
I do not know who the guy is but for sure the DB odd jacket has been made by a neapolitan tailor in Naples. Please look at the seams present on the shoulders edges: these are typical of the neapolitan school and are very stylish.In my opinion however there is no sufficient restraint to make the whole outfit absolutely elegant: too many smart things together.
July 13, 2007 at 12:56 am
loved the little rosette detail!
July 15, 2007 at 3:46 am
I think if more people dressed like this the world would be a better place.
July 20, 2007 at 9:29 am
Pants too short, blazer too tight, ankles too swollen, loafers too outworn but the ensemble does make it … and the selfconfidence of this Italian gentleman is hard to beat
July 26, 2007 at 3:23 am
the flower, he is a very manly man so it emphasizes on whats beneath the surface. it brings out the romance of a man. Jesus was romantic, He is a romantic. He is a manly man, and yet He is so tender too. i don’t know this man though. but i really like that photo-capture of that little flower. it’s great and makes me laugh too, like the giggles.
August 23, 2007 at 11:17 am
every is perfect but the pants are too short….I know him