1. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 6:25 am

    That is a look that I would have never been able to put together myself, but it totally and unexpectedly works.

  2. DGA

    August 1, 2006 at 8:59 am


    It looks way too busy to me, am overburdened- too many patterns.
    A simple “uni”-colored shirt would make it look bland, though-

  3. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 9:18 am

    What’s the Collective? Whatever it is there are a lot of well dressed poeple there.

  4. ken

    August 1, 2006 at 9:56 am

    This is definitely a look for a real dandy. i think it’s great, but i do think the length of the jacket makes it a little difficult to pull off.

  5. Alice Olive

    August 1, 2006 at 10:22 am

    Hmmm, I think this one defies ‘clothes maketh the man’. Here ‘the man’ would need to maketh the clothes – such a mix of colours and patterns….

  6. argos

    August 1, 2006 at 10:26 am

    A tad busy for my tastes but I’d still wear it. Love the shirt and tie.

  7. trenditional

    August 1, 2006 at 12:05 pm

    I’ll second that. I would never be able to put an ensemble like this together without some outside assistance. For one I don’t own the yellow trousers, but more importantly I don’t think I have the flare for the dramatics. I like the look, I need to learn how to pull my “style” out of my box.

  8. Shopaholic D

    August 1, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    wow! how snazzy!

  9. Gotham Addict

    August 1, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    Displayed by Herzfeld? What is The Collective anyway?

  10. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 1:20 pm

    Dear Sartorialist,

    I’m a rookie and I just love your blog. I’d love to hear more commentary from you on each look. Like why it works and the key elements. You obviously have a vast knowledge and I, for one, would enjoy reading more of your specific thoughts on men’s fashion.


  11. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    wow, this pairing is just like the Esquire illustrations from the 30s and 40s…very classy, very american!

  12. herringbonekid

    August 1, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    guys would have thrown that look together without even trying in the 1930s.

  13. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 7:16 pm


  14. tartanscot

    August 1, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    fabulous . . . it feels wonderfully vintage . . . like an outfit from an old Fred Astaire film . . .
    and should i even DARE to bring up what the appropriate sock/hoisery might be . . . lol . . .

    in SF

  15. Anonymous

    August 2, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    The Collective is a tradeshow for Men’s wholesalers and retailers.

  16. ko

    August 4, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    that looks like my brother’s outdit on any given day


  17. Anonymous

    August 4, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    HSM is trying to put their traditional stuff together in a way that will make them look younger and hipper. It’s in the mix because none of these pieces are that interesting by themselves.
    The show is for men’s wear buyers across the USA and beyond held 2 x per year.

  18. Anonymous

    August 5, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    HSM is a very underrated and often overlooked maker, and after seeing this ensemb I’m happy to see other worthwhile clothiers giving overpriced lines like Purple Label a run for their money.

    Resigned myself a long time ago that off the rack is off the rack, all machine work, and once you toss the security blanket of labels like RL aside and go strictly for patterns, cloth and cut you find great value and originality off the beaten path.

    I’m gonan keep an eye out for this one.

  19. Anonymous

    August 6, 2006 at 7:51 pm

    I dont think HSM is going for younger and hipper – if anything they`re getting back to basics with this one and finding the quintessence of Menswear when men werent afraid of colors or patterns – when dressing onesself was true experience of self expression. I really applaud HSMs return to the traditionalism of 30s and 40s American and British inspired menswear

  20. Kyle

    August 14, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    I saw this and said “ooohff” in both astonishment and appreciation. It it looks like some ralph lauren would design which i love

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