72 comments

  1. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 8:48 am

    my first first comment

    • Simone Fraser

      June 2, 2014 at 6:33 am

      But what is it?!

  2. Style Scanner

    August 5, 2009 at 8:58 am

    The braces, the 2" turn-ups, the relaxed tailoring of the jacket, just a slice of pocket square and that hair!…Yes, this look is smokin'…

  3. Alister

    August 5, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Stunning pants. Too bad he has is hand in his mouth and greased hair.

  4. Elaine

    August 5, 2009 at 9:02 am

    What a beautiful line – with the pleated, cuffed pants, two-tone shoes, gold buttons on the jacket. I especially like the shadows on his pants and on the street. Too bad about the cigarette.

  5. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 9:04 am

    the suspenders!!

  6. Rosie Unknown

    August 5, 2009 at 9:09 am

    The hair… the hair. I guess it could work, but personally, I am not a fan. Over all though, very interesting.

  7. Lance Miller

    August 5, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Great shoes!! love how they match with his suspenders. Conscious choice to wear a pleaded pants and not a modern flat-front which would also work well for his contours..!? I like this, it reminds us of the past. Amazing style.

  8. Simone

    August 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

    My oh my oh my..love the suspenders and the shoes and how they draw a line to each other…

  9. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I'm a big fan

  10. The Glamorous Housewife

    August 5, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Those shoes are amazing, and I love the suspenders. *sigh* If I could only get my own man to dress a little more stylish…

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  11. Karoline

    August 5, 2009 at 9:22 am

    He is a styling genious!

  12. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 9:31 am

    flawless!

  13. meg manion silliker

    August 5, 2009 at 9:41 am

    wow. so dapper. love the peek of suspender.

  14. Ivy Lane

    August 5, 2009 at 9:47 am

    it's…okayyyy…

  15. KickinKate

    August 5, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I love everything about this, and could he be ANY smoother?! Love it! Its all about how you wear it.

  16. eHaberdasher.com

    August 5, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I like the jacket and the shoes, but not a fan of the pleated pants and the length of the hem… but to each his own I suppose. Still a slick look overall – or maybe just the hair is slick?

    _____________________
    http://www.eHaberdasher.com

  17. Mr Brown

    August 5, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Rubbishing the flat front flatters line.
    Pleats work fine.
    But its all about the whole cut.

  18. Clements & Church

    August 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Love that. Double reverse pleat and narrow short trousers is a great look.

  19. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 10:14 am

    diggin the shoes. the cig adds to the "look" but i hate smokers!

  20. taryn

    August 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I want a doll modeled after him to dress up at home. Just too cute. I love the shoes!

    I would love to rock, the shoes, the pants and the suspenders with a little tank. Color me inspired.

    xx

  21. norawoah

    August 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I'm just- in love- with those shoes. It takes the outfit from good to AMAZING!

  22. Juliann Wilding

    August 5, 2009 at 11:46 am

    wonderful look. the pants are gorgeous + i love the play between suspender + shoe. i also like that his shirt is off-white, or at least looks to be so in the photo.

  23. Jack Daniel

    August 5, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Uhm, I'm not too sure about the pants without the belt. If his shirt was untucked, it's possible to wear it like this.

    Anyway…lovely shoes!

  24. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Where can I find a tailor that can consistently make my trousers fall and fit like this guy's? I'm in New York. Any suggestions?

  25. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    this outfit is amazing. the cut of the trousers, the button details on the jacket, the wide collar, all of it's working so well in my book, and it's not necessarily an obvious combination.

    i'm supremely jealous of such style – i feel like you can only pull this off in europe or new york to feel comfortable. how much does he spend on his wardrobe i wonder??

  26. Laurence John

    August 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    trousers look like they have a watch pocket, and bar tacks at the top of the pleats.

    excellent.

  27. Emma Howard

    August 5, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Reincarnation of James Dean in an Asian body,now married and working in the business world.

  28. Nouvelle Vue

    August 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I really love his shoes and his blazer!

  29. DK

    August 5, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    This is the best thing I've seen for a fair while. Just everything about it! I would kill for a pair of trousers that good.

  30. Henry Devore

    August 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Glad to see the pocket square. The smoking is a shame. Why do young people still smoke?

  31. Soren Lorensen

    August 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    woah hey it's cool

    but it scares me too…elements of gangster I feel

  32. Well Done

    August 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    yes, yes, yes.

  33. Emom

    August 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Has anyone said "Hot,Hot,Hot"?
    if not, I say it with urgency…Smiles.

  34. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    A few thoughts occur regarding comments thus far.

    1) The pomaded hair works. Compared to male styles of recent years which dictate that man should strut about with bed hair, this guy is genius.

    2) Wearing pleated pants in a world that imposes social suicide penalties upon such departures from the norm bestows upon the wearer God-like status.

    3) Someone said "Pity about the cigarette." The cigarette completes the entire look. You know this is a gentleman that would not bore the snot out of you with talk of sport… he's an aesthete and judging by his clothes, someone that appreciates the arts. A cigarette is a small price to pay and frankly it's a ton more appealing than weaving amongst the proletariat with a mobile phone glued to one's ear pretending to have stacks of friends that care.

    4) To replicate the look does not necessarily mean one has to take out a loan. The subject may have spent a month's wage on the items but I could source each of the items for less than $300 total before sundown.

    5)I am a little demoralised because the entire ensemble is exactly the sort of ensemble I was thinking of putting together for my impending summer. I hope that the sartorial Gods above will not make the look "fashionable" or "trendy."

    6) Mr Schuman, you are cordially invited to cease shooting this look lest it becomes the go-go amongst trend setters and hipsters alike.

    -Pietro

  35. Christina

    August 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    This man knows his clothes. I appreciate his cuffed trousers with no break, which is how I think they look best. I am sick of seeing men whose clothes simply don't fit correctly, and his clothes fit well and he looks great….ciggy and all.

    fridayswithcilantro.blogspot.com

  36. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    wow, this man looks like he will kill you in a board meeting. Straight shark style!

  37. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    The buttona on the jacket are great…I dont like pleats, but the pants fit perfectly. And has anyone noticed his shades…very cool indeed.

  38. Chanel Björk

    August 5, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    i really love this look. i think a women version of this would look great as well!

  39. Victor

    August 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Love, love, love, love this look.
    I bet we definately go from skinny pants back to pleated pants and this is definately a new take on a classic. Well done !

  40. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    the hair and the cigarette are absolutely essential to the look. The portfolio is also key.

  41. Lisa

    August 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Can anyone explain the obsession with men wearing pants too short? This man looks so dapper but the pants distract from the beautiful shoes!

  42. chels

    August 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Spotted: Chuck Bass ;)

  43. Berry

    August 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    FANTASTIC.

  44. Anonymous

    August 5, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Very East meets West. As in Yakuza playboy who idolizes Gordon Gekko.

    -AM

  45. Anonymous

    August 6, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I like the effort. A few things to point out.

    Pulling his pants up to the correct waist line will keep the pleats from opening up.

    Unless my eyes are out of practice, The jacket looks like a 42 reg when he should be wearing a 40. I love this guys swagger. I just feel he could tune it up a bit to the right measurements.

    Last a final comment. ALWAYS CLOSE YOUR JACKET!

    Im out.

  46. Diana

    August 6, 2009 at 2:35 am

    The suspenders are marvellous! Another thing are the pleats (I hope, leo.org gave me the right term, we call it "Bundfalten" in German) – only very slim men can wear trousers with pleats and even then it's a risky thing…

  47. Rob

    August 6, 2009 at 2:37 am

    he looks fab & he looks like hes just about to scold someone LOL

  48. Mens designer clothing

    August 6, 2009 at 4:10 am

    very casual picture

  49. CHICMUSE

    August 6, 2009 at 4:46 am

    gorgeous. love that look
    kisses

    new

    CHICMUSE
    http://thechicmuse.blogspot.com

  50. mrs. hwang

    August 6, 2009 at 4:48 am

    how can i stop loving you :)

  51. CHICMUSE

    August 6, 2009 at 4:50 am

    so great really . love it
    CHICMUSE

  52. Fera

    August 6, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Bello!
    I liked these few monk, and great pant.

  53. FiL

    August 6, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Very nice silhouette, love it!

    Philippe
    http://www.punkgeisha.com

  54. Tyrone

    August 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Love the shoes!

  55. crowsfeet

    August 6, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I am crazy about the narrow leg, the deep cuff and the braces. All of it works, but I think the trousers are the star of the show.

  56. Anonymous

    August 7, 2009 at 7:02 am

    It never ceases to amaze me… A man's interpretation of what a woman finds attractive in his attire is most often skewed and seldom correct… and vice versa about what women believe a man finds attractive.

    EXCEPT…

    …when an outfit is as timeless and classic as the one the gentleman is sporting. Comments from ladies in this blog underpin my theory.

    I cannot congratulate the gentleman enough; so much so that I went on a double-pleated pant shopping spree.

    hahaha ha ha ha Ahso!

    Respectfully yours,

    -Pietro

  57. an

    August 7, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Old-World elegance. I'd steal those pants and suspenders and adapt them by wearing them with a baggy white v-neck tee and some cognac brogues (I'm a girl).

  58. skye shaw-kauffman

    August 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Most excellent blog!

  59. travelbug

    August 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Fab suspenders, equally interesting shoes. I would have liked to see this outfit in yet another photograph. Maybe him standing still. Are his slacks really that short? The hefty shirt collar and wide tie don't harmonize with the short cuff look. Not to me, anyway.

  60. toto

    August 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I love his shoes!!

  61. katrina kay

    August 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    wow, everyone hating on smokers :/

    this guy is amazing!

  62. lenmeister

    August 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Dapper at its best! Great eye Sart and Kudos to the gentleman. As for some of the comments above, his trouser legs are not too short, this is the look! Classic, keep in mind that fashion changes with the years, not style-style is innate. The 2in cuff on the trousers bottom is suppose to emphasize the shoes and the socks to complement this well put together attire-I'm almost sure there is something going on with the socks as well (pattern?)

    As for the jacket size, you look at the shoulder and sleeve length to estimate if he's wearing the correct size-shoulders and arms from here seem fine. The body of the jacket ( dart area) may just be boxy because it was cut that way or just wearer's preference. I like that the jacket is open so you can see the suspenders, I bet he had gold vintage braces on? Many thanks Sart, Hopefully this makes it to your Sartorialist

    Regards

    L

  63. me ineptum

    August 8, 2009 at 5:07 am

    !

  64. Didier

    August 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    just beautiful

  65. Üdo Ümami

    August 9, 2009 at 10:41 am

    oh so so so hot. love it! XoOX <3 Üdo

  66. Ray Chu

    August 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Beautiful shot, Scott- I love the pants. I find it very hard to find great dove gray trousers like this, which are really essential if you plan to wear it with a blazer. I see people in NY wearing gray pants with blazers, but they're always too dark and don't contrast enough with the jacket.
    Also, note how the pleats are tacked down until about an inch below the waistband- that's most likely how they don't balloon out all the time.
    I also like how the white in the pocket square picks up the white (MOP?) buttons, too.

  67. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    He reminds me of Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl…

  68. lex Alexander

    August 12, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    love his look, but aren't his pants inches too short?

  69. Danger

    August 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    hair, shades, white buttons on the blue jacket cuff,pocket square, braces, pleated pants, portfolio, shoes.

    good shit, all of it.

  70. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 23, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    STYLISH!!!
    ELEGANT!!!
    Susan,Designer&Writer,Toronto
    ARTISTIC
    MILLINERY

  71. lesblant

    December 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    You just don’t see stylish Americans with cigarettes. The cigarette is an accessory here. But I don’t think it really becomes him.

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