You scroll down this picture, and you see a playful gentleman, in a dignified, if slightly sombre navy suit, and then BOOM! There is that playfulness matched in his smile – those fantastic purple socks. Very sweet!
Yes, those pockets… very traditional in a way. I wish a designer would bring back these pants just not so high waisted. The socks and shoes make for an interesting contrast against the suit, a very sharp and bold move!
Well, this gentleman, knows exactly what he is doing. For those of you who do not GET the shoes and laces, I do believe he was inspired by Fred Astaire, a notable fashion dandy if ever there was one. So, yes, I do believe he knows why he does what he does. Nothing is by chance. The socks are his fashion statement. He is serious about those socks, and he knows they are perfect!!! His suit impeccably tailored by Anderson and Sheppard from London, tailor to the world’s best dress men, including stars and royalty. He is a made to measure man from head to toe. Cute is not a word I would employ. Elegant and knowledgeable is more the term. I do believe there are some lessons to be learned here.
This is just “elegance ” ….Proportions are fantastic , shorter jacket with soft construction , bigger shoulder , pants is short and slim at bottom .This is the beauty of true made to measure suits ( like the shirt and the shoes ) , certainly made by Caraceni . What is great is to see how this gentleman is making his suit according to his body and his attitude . That’s also very clean and focus , not bling-bling and over the top with stupide details like too many mens does .Probably the most elegant men in Paris .
It’s true about the socks being the first to be noticed, and love his insouciance, with the hands in pockets (very early sixties pocket style) and mischievous expression. The collar edge is hard to distinguish (on my monitor anyway).
People seem to forget that the purpose of formal dress, namely the suit, is to bring attention to and to highlight the face and its features. You’re efforts are wasted if onlookers’ eyes are drawn immediately to your socks. After all, you talk to people to their face, not their feet.