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April 17, 2006 at 7:20 pm
I am reminded of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland!
April 17, 2006 at 7:21 pm
And the winner of the Elton John look alike contest is………
April 17, 2006 at 8:30 pm
Nope nope nope…looks like Willy Wonka, the Mad Hatter, the Undertaker. He should be wearing an Easter Bunny costume instead.
April 17, 2006 at 8:38 pm
Costumey, yes- but the cut of the coat is beautiful!
April 17, 2006 at 9:08 pm
Nice ascot or whatever the shiny black thing is around his neck
April 17, 2006 at 9:40 pm
love it, sophisticated with a touch of evil
April 17, 2006 at 11:53 pm
A bit costumey/Mad Hatter/undertaker, but I love the ascot! It’s an accessory that makes me smile when I see it.
April 18, 2006 at 6:19 am
Haven’t seen a tophat in a quite a while. One of the first mens dressing items where form did not follow function? I think…tax collector.
April 18, 2006 at 6:24 am
I think he looks quite like Neil Tennant.
April 18, 2006 at 9:50 am
I think the look is a bit too “horse drawn carriage”
April 19, 2006 at 3:13 pm
Well, I hate to go against prevaling wisdom, but how often do you see someone wearing a men’s dress suit from the early 1900s so well? All too often, when people wear vintage clothing, no matter the quality, they look like dead clothes walking. For those who care about vintage men’s clothing, his look was revelation in how to dress vintage. From collar to cravat to cuff, he managed to bring life to a late Victorian look that often comes across as rigid and stodgy. That said, I hope that next year he’s greeted with a 90-degree day to fully inhabit the turn of the century experience.
December 17, 2006 at 4:40 pm
The cut of the coat is perfect and the silk plush top hat is exquisite. If I wanted to wear the two with out that 19th century feel I would go with a rep tie and a wide spread or a laydown collar or wear the hat with a strollar jacket and the propper hickory pants using modern acesseories. his look is all in good fun and at least he did it with pinpoint accurracy for the true victorian gentlmen born a tad too late.
August 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm
GREAT!!! Susan,Designer&Writer Toronto
June 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm
Well, either he’s a bit overdressed, or everyone else in the picture is severely underdressed! lol. now that I have been wearing slacks and button downs, with my shirt tucked in of course! for some time, any time I put on a pair of jeans I feel like a little kid, or a total slacker who hasn’t succeeded in life.