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June 5, 2006 at 8:46 pm
Wonderful… I love how, at first, I thought the plaid sportsjacket beneath the navy was simply a large vest. I also think it works because the button stance and placement of both jackets tend to balance each other out. The navy blazer looks almost like spring outerwear. Cool.
Sure the fit is a bit sloppy for my taste (those “devil may care” elderly” [love them]), but I believe this outfit can be very inspirational for a designer. Good eye Sarto, I love how your blog depicts different ways of looking at style and fashion.
June 5, 2006 at 10:57 pm
I really like this. More appropriate for cooler temperatures, but the inner jacket has a vest-like quality, and I’m a sucker for plaid…
June 6, 2006 at 4:09 am
June 6, 2006 at 6:57 am
Its cool and eccentric but with traditional classics.
Like “I once made international banking deals in the ivory tower, now I collect and write about Russian paintings. I am a Joseph Campbell scholar but remain a catholic. In my spare time, I play the cello and visit my mother.”
June 6, 2006 at 11:40 am
I trust that he is also wearing two pairs of pants, with the cuffs of the inner pair showing below the cuffs of the outer pair and the inner pair picking up the rust (?) color in the plaid of the inner jacket. Now that I think about it, plain bottoms would be better than cuffs on the pants. This gives a whole new meaning to layering.
June 6, 2006 at 12:26 pm
I’m not sure if it’s a homeless man’s full wardrobe ( “wear it all or someone may steal it” ) , or a whimsical touch by a dandy , but it works very well !!!
November 29, 2013 at 5:12 am
I wish men old, young and everything-in-between, around me dressed similarly!