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July 26, 2006 at 9:44 am
Wow.I never thought a seersucker suit would look that classy on a guy.
July 26, 2006 at 9:53 am
You’re right. He gets away with it and it could so easily have gone the wrong way. (Mind you, if he was a redhead, there’s no way he could have done it.) If you’d said he was on set for filming, I would have believed it. As part of his ‘regular scheduled program’, that’s amazing – have to applaud him for that!
July 26, 2006 at 9:58 am
dear scott schuman,you put me in such a good mood with your observations!you remind me daily how beautiful the world can be, and how everyone can contribute a little to our collective joy of living by caring about the minutiae of dress. i really think it’s an optimistic ethic that you are subtly promoting here, a positive approach to life.thank you for this.warmly,a reader
July 26, 2006 at 10:00 am
thank you very very much
July 26, 2006 at 10:57 am
living in washington you will see outfits like this one, conservatively put together but with a hint of something different, in this case the green seersucker.this being a town full of lawyers, this man looks like a gentlemanly southern lawyer circa 1955. the bowtie in washington is something the younger conservative men have adopted as a way of differentiating themselves from the rest of the “guys”, rather like a badge of honor.
July 26, 2006 at 11:01 am
that is a beautiful photograph.
R. Javier Che
July 26, 2006 at 12:15 pm
Excellent look. Nothing more splendid then a well executed bowtie.
July 26, 2006 at 12:34 pm
I am not a fan of bowties myself, I have always thought they look clownish; but this gentleman can really pull it off. Love the set up for the pocket square, so non-chalant.Mr. Schuman, I love your work and I hope one day you’ll take my picture.
July 26, 2006 at 12:47 pm
Your subject is wearing the most perfect and beautiful white shirt I’ve ever seen.
July 26, 2006 at 1:00 pm
he looks so great.your eye for people amaze me.
July 26, 2006 at 1:17 pm
this look is amazing – i wonder what he does for a living?? you are right; it is not clownish at all on him, but refined and elegant.
July 26, 2006 at 1:36 pm
A pair of well crafted black shoes would be a much better match!
July 26, 2006 at 2:06 pm
Beautifully done. Being a southern gal, I adore seersucker, but have seen it come a little too close to cliche at times. This gent certainly revamps the whole seersucker look and knocks it out of the park!
July 26, 2006 at 3:02 pm
If I ever saw that suit in a store, I wouldn’t have even thought twice. But you found a great example of how it can be turned into something classy and stylish. It’s awesome.
July 26, 2006 at 3:09 pm
black shoes?no way they would be to heavy for this suit
July 26, 2006 at 3:36 pm
Another great picture.
I agree, black shoes would be wrong. That said, there are better brown shoes out there to complement the suit.
July 26, 2006 at 3:42 pm
I’ve never seen green seersucker. I love it. And just to bring it up again, I like the jaunty quality of the wad-it-up-and-cram-it-in-the-pocket method of pocket square presentation, balanced by the understated style of the square itself.
July 26, 2006 at 3:45 pm
This is one of those regional looks that works better on gents from the East Coast and the Southern States. It would be very difficult for a guy to pull off a Seerseeker in the Northwest without looking like a costume. Too bad, because a man who can wear a Seersucker with the kind of sophistication that this gentleman shows, is a man to be admired.
July 26, 2006 at 4:37 pm
I am crazy about this. It’s exceptional. Success is in the narrowness of the cut for me.
And I agree with the comment about your positive outlook. You are doing a good thing, Sartorialist.
July 26, 2006 at 6:39 pm
WOW!!! He totally rocks the look and I LOVE the green bowtie. But I think a better pair of shoes for this suit are out there but not black.
p.s. I love your blog.
July 26, 2006 at 6:52 pm
I’d wear white bucks with it.
Those lapels are fairly narrow.
July 26, 2006 at 7:28 pm
As refreshing as a dish of lime sorbet.
July 26, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Seersucker is also such a sensible choice for summer. It allows him to be all covered up without dying of heat exhaustion. (And I do prefer most men covered up, I have to say.)
July 26, 2006 at 10:19 pm
He can’t be real… he looks lite a man from a film or something!
July 27, 2006 at 2:55 am
Oh, god that’s good. I HATE bow ties, precisely because they loudly proclaim “I’m a cunservitive, but still hep and fun, no really, guys” (Tucker Carlson), which annoys me, because I have a drawer full of them I can’t wear. And this guy pulls it off. Genius. I wake up in the middle of the night dreaming of seersucker.
July 27, 2006 at 3:05 am
Oh how I love seersucker… and once you said something Jack Purcells with seersucker, I would def agree.
July 27, 2006 at 9:51 am
I have seen this gent at several fashion events, always looking pretty darn swell. We should probably be able to figure out who he is, as I believe he is a well-known designer of costumes.For the moment we can call him “Cecil Beaton 2006″!
July 27, 2006 at 10:35 am
Yes, but you left off the most important part: Where do I get one of these?
July 27, 2006 at 11:07 am
Crisp, clean, and very well fitted. I think summer suits are always more difficult. This one works, as opposed to some of the crumpled, slept-in, poorly fitted cotton suits that we’ve seen.
July 28, 2006 at 2:07 pm
Sartorialist, are you having a bowtie fetish these days?
July 28, 2006 at 2:21 pm
I don’t have a bowtie fetish but I am a seer sucker!
August 7, 2006 at 9:18 am
Hands up who saw that one coming (no pun intended, of course…)
I love the outfit, but I have to make one tiny remark about your comments: accessories complement an outfit, you compliment someone on their taste.
November 8, 2007 at 5:07 am
Just seen this and agree the pocket square is just right – the perfect accessory. I always find it quite difficult when wearing one to get the look just right – any help would be gratefully received!
March 7, 2008 at 3:34 pm
Some posters have picked this guy apart, but I feel they are wrong. Sure, some don’t like seersucker, but then I don’t like t-shirts and jeans, especially with advertising emblazoned boldly. He does this look well.
While unusual these days, it meshes better than I would ever have dreamt. He’s sharp. Well done.
February 8, 2011 at 10:03 am
Isn't he David Zyla? I think so, and if so he even published a book about picking the right colors lately… I like this photo a lot. Dandy is the right word for it, it doesn't seem without effort, though.
October 28, 2011 at 9:27 am
December 13, 2014 at 2:39 am
I find three problems in this outfit: 1) the sleeves of the jacket are a little bit too long 2) the colour of the pocket square it too similar of all the rest, making a dull effect (red or dark green would be perfect) 3) the trousers have no turn ups: that’s a big mistake for a casual suit. To be overwhelmingly critic I could add that under a suit, loafer shoes are weak (the colour is perfect but I would prefer a derby) and there is an unbearable inch between the shirt collar and the knot of the bow tie. Sorry, but I am inflexible like this even with myself. :-)