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February 21, 2007 at 12:18 am
I’m surprised that you didn’t list this as one of your favorite pictures, because I must say that it’s one of mine.
Besides the charm your subject is exuding- due to the juxtaposition of his expression and a fine tailored suit against the child-like way he’s playing with his feet- he’s perfectly centered with a cast of other interesting characters on both sides that add more depth to the picture.
February 21, 2007 at 12:45 am
Very put together, but a nice, dandyish touch with the positioning of his feet in this pose.
February 21, 2007 at 12:48 am
Love this man and LOVE the guy behind him…and the purse next to him
February 21, 2007 at 1:12 am
I’m not sure what I think about this look.
I like how he paired the green tie (unique shade of green) with the fantastic grey suit (almost as if there is some sort of wonderful texture to it). Also, his shoes and socks (great freelancing!) are fabulous!
However, I’m on the fence about the double breasted cut (never was fan) and the peak lapels on the jacket (makes him look like he’s trying too hard to be trendy).
Also, I know that when you post photos, you often focus on a single aspect of the photo. Could you elaborate a little more on exactly what you find so appealing about this man?
February 21, 2007 at 1:32 am
Stunning A wonderful peak lapel.
Does anyone have an opinion.
Peak lapel is best on slim man, yes no? This look makes me think that on day wear at least this is the case?
Lovely shoes also, english those?
February 21, 2007 at 2:15 am
I love his green tie…and his feet! He looks like he’s about to jump up and dance a soft shoe on the sidewalk.
All the girls with the pigeon toes could learn something from this guy!
February 21, 2007 at 2:30 am
Haha, loves the pose with the shoes! :)
February 21, 2007 at 2:35 am
I really like his shoes and the shade of grey his suit is. Those two colours go really well together, I’ll have to try that sometime. And of course, a little lime green to spice things up. Without the tie, the look would not be nearly as good.
February 21, 2007 at 2:39 am
February 21, 2007 at 3:17 am
I have to say that I am surprised to see so many men so knowleadgeable about fashion posting on this site. My husband and most men in my life will refuse to show any interest in fashion. If anything the men’s photos seem to get much more technical and “sartorial” comments than the women’s which makes it much more interesting to me. It is all about fit and cut, wheareas with women I feel like we focus more on the presonality and overall result. Interesting, no?
Blue Floppy Hat
February 21, 2007 at 3:32 am
Nice one with the feet..he looks as if he’s about to break into a number from Singin’ In The Rain or something. Or fly :)
February 21, 2007 at 4:04 am
bit Tom Wolfeish…the shoes are as wings:-)
February 21, 2007 at 5:11 am
I loved his pose best of all.
February 21, 2007 at 6:31 am
He’s quite sharp looking. I like the shoes, and he’s got his coat lining turned so he coordinates nicely.
The green tie is unique, but I think it’s not a color I love, so …I like the suit.
February 21, 2007 at 8:19 am
It’s very nice to see classic grey double-breasted pinstripe paired with a Windsor-collared shirt. Does he have his right cuff open? The tie looks like a beautiful shade of ochre or pale olive and the chestnut oxfords are wonderful. None of your subjects look like they’d ruin such a look with shabby shoes.
The chap behind him (pink shirt with contrast collar, cravat) is cutting a dash as well – any chance of featuring him in his own right?
February 21, 2007 at 8:49 am
This was a cool experience: my computer is slow at loading pictures, so first the man’s head appeared, then slowly his torso…
I thought, o.k., a bit stuffy, and THEN, those shoes and that foot positioning appeared!
What a wonderfully quirky surprise!!
February 21, 2007 at 8:54 am
Sweet the say the satin lining adds a bit more tan to the fabulous grey pinstripe suit and tan shoe combo (a classic favorite of mine).
A lot going on with that suit though. Peak lapels, cuffs, “off” color, but he pulls it off. If only we could all do it so well.
February 21, 2007 at 11:09 am
i love the grey suit, light brown shoe combo in general. the cuff size is fantastic.
is that a knit tie or just textured? hard to tell even from the new and improved enlarged photos.
February 21, 2007 at 11:51 am
Love the how the green tie and brown shoes work together here. Fantastic!
Sart, your blog has been such an inspiration for me. I’m much more likely to mix textures and throw in a bit of bright color with an otherwise neutral ensemble, and letting go of the “rules” is really helping me find my own style.
February 21, 2007 at 11:52 am
it’s all about the feet!
February 21, 2007 at 1:39 pm
People keep mentioning the peak lapels. It is a double breasted suit, so they are necessarily peak lapels.
February 21, 2007 at 1:57 pm
It looks like he put his tie on without checking it in the mirror afterwards. He looks very nonchalant is the midst of the busy fashion parade; his demeanor puts things into perspective: fashion shouldn’t be a chore, it most certainly should not be uncomfortable, and it doesn’t have to be flashy.
February 21, 2007 at 2:14 pm
My first thought was, “Oh, you beautiful doll!”
Followed immediately by “Fred!” (Astaire, my idol; and yes, I’m a woman.)
To anon 3:17, well, because conventionalized, classic men’s tailoring involves fewer options than does women’s dress, which makes their use particularly important. So one gets involved with “minor” differences like pants and jacket length, lapel style, overall jacket fit (molded or less so?) and so on.
Which is what makes it all so fascinating!
February 21, 2007 at 3:01 pm
A great look and an even better picture – you have to love the way the feet are pointing up to teh sky and the folks huddled in the background.
The broad, peaked lapels work great on this guy, even though most men look like clowns with this look, because of his slender build.
Better yet, he’s renewed the possibility of wearing brown shoes with a suit after a winter of black shoes only.
ALSO – Sart, will you PLEASE bring back the Questionnaires? They were so interseting, and there has not been one in ages.
February 21, 2007 at 5:00 pm
Stellar photo! Definitely one of my favorites. You’ve really brought modern portraiture to life. I know the main point is fashion, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one in a gallery someday.
February 21, 2007 at 9:14 pm
Can this man please come to American and teach men about suit dressing? Please? Because if American men wore suits like–not “like this suit” but “in this manner– this I might find men in suits attractive.
February 22, 2007 at 3:51 am
Excellent DB!….Love the little personal quirks too!!
February 22, 2007 at 5:37 am
Everyone in this pic is wonderfully sartorial, even the photo hag in the back with the pink ;-)
Great picture! OMG, I’m already thinking “Best of” and it’s only February.
February 22, 2007 at 6:22 am
The suit, The tie, the Shoes… Perfect…
There is something that seems to happen when three colours are grouped like this, they all seem to harmonize in a way that they wouldn’t in pairs.
February 22, 2007 at 8:21 am
Suit looks bespoke, that slight imperfection you can only get with a hand sew. And those shoes are killer.Could be edward green but i fancy theyr are italian. He is American right? Looks like buyer or store CEO Feel like i recognise him….
February 22, 2007 at 8:24 am
Love the lime green tie – I’m a sucker for all thing green and, in particular, lime. His whole styling is great.
February 22, 2007 at 10:37 am
I love the way that suit fits him..and the tie is close enough of a green to make the whole look pop out even more.
February 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm
Of course looks very good. The shoes are just a tad pale with the suit for my taste, but it’s personal preference.
February 22, 2007 at 2:57 pm
Definitely my favorite of February. But apart from his style, his aplomb poise is enviable. Love how the guy behind our man is wondering why he isn’t the subject of the photographer.
February 22, 2007 at 6:56 pm
Funny, I didn’t even notice anything other than the shoes; as a wannabe cobbler, those look like a VERY fine quality shoe, and that was just from the thumbnail. He’s fantastic – i adore his expression, and the foot action.
February 23, 2007 at 8:10 am
absoultely one of our top top favorites ever on the sartorialist. turned up toes, the perfect width of those lapels…..
February 23, 2007 at 8:54 am
One of my very favorites
February 23, 2007 at 2:50 pm
Nice! I’d like to know where one can find such shirts !! Any idea ?
February 24, 2007 at 12:59 am
That is Tom Wolfe, isn’t it?
February 25, 2007 at 10:53 am
anon 1:12 (Daniel), double breasted suits usually go hand in hand with peak lapels…always have (except for maybe a short period in the 80s, but let’s not talk about that…)I like the lapels- wide and bold. A double breasted suit with skinny lapels just looks off kilter to me. The way he does his tie with the wide spread collar is very Prince Charles. Those shoes are awesome- do they look like they have a spade shape to them? Never underestimate a pair of tan captoes. I’d be tempted to stick a hanky in his pocket, but it wouldn’t be right…perfect. Tom Wolfe? I thought he only wore white suits…
February 25, 2007 at 1:32 pm
He looks like a men with many secrets and great what he does with his feet!
March 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm
what a nice ensemble shot!