This guy looks great! I hope this trend continues, love the 3-piece pin stripe seriousness, juxtaposed with the collar poking out over the vest, tousled hair and pocket watch — says down to earth, fun, intelligent guy. Like one of your favorite art history professors.
The suit is too overpowering, both the lines of the cut and the lines of the fabric, for this gentleman’s face and head. It creates an almost shrunken head effect that I find, imo, distracting for an otherwise good looking man.
I’m pulled in two directions. I like the fabric of the suit. The stripe is bold. I think it is dashing. Also, I like the peak lapels. They seem to work well with the stripe. The button holes in both lapels are a cute detail. The eyeglasses are great. They go very well with his face. The vest appears a little bit snug to me, but it could be the pose. On the other hand, the cut of the suit jacket seems a little big in the shoulders (the shoulder of the suit seems to overhang his natural shoulder) and long in the sleeve (we can’t see even a hint of his shirtsleeve, but again it could be due to the pose). The collar of the shirt seems to be choking him around the neck. I think that this guy has the right idea about style, he just needs a little help with the fit.
I think on issues of fit you have to consider the way he is standing.
the reason he has that smile is we were talking and I realized I should shoot him just like that – he didn’t really have a chance to perfectly;y adjust everything but i think the inspiration is totally intact.
There is a store in Portland that will either alter vintage suits to fit you, or make a suit based on vintage patterns. But this is on an entirely different level – a suit made from fabric from the 40′s.
I agree with the other commenter – the tie seems a very pour match.
A double breasted suit with a vest (that’s why there’s a button hole on each peak lapel). Don’t see that often. What I really like is this man, over the years – - and he has some – - has found himself. He knows what looks good on him. What works.
Younger men screw around with shaved heads, van dykes and go shopping with pages torn from GQ. And since it looked good on the model in GQ or it looked good in that picture of Clark Gabel in the 40s, these younger men think that it will look good on them. And then we grow up.
The scale is perfect. The cut perfect. Please tell me he does not work in retail or fashion. I so much want to see insurance sales men, lawyers, federal employees, anyone whose job it is not to dress but who incorporates thier passion in addition to having to work at a job that has nothing to do with clothing.
OH MY GOD. Love, love love the whole outfit. The was the dark blue stripes contrast with the lighter blue stripes is just AMAZING. And that tie. Don’t get me started. Who makes it? I covet it. And the pocket watch? What a fantastic touch. It’s so touching to see that something as old fashioned as a pocket watch is still appreciated today, the age of the iphone and i-everything. The white pocket square is pure poetry. Just flawless from head to toes. Well done, sir. Well done. For he’s a jolly good fellow………
i rarely like unbuttoned db coats, and i like them even less with waistcoats. they look fine when they’re pushed back by pocketed hands, but otherwise they do nothing for the suit’s silhouette. also, look at this guy’s left wrist. One can easily see that his shirt cuffs are too large and too far up his arm.
by no means am i saying he looks bad; doubtless he has more style than i do. i just think the outfit has more potential.
Back 2 back dudes: wonderful contrast of style you’ve posted… although I don’t see Mr. 40s and Marcello driving x-country in a Cinquecento, unless of course Agnelli came along for a very long ride (USA).
Fun……nice enough. I’m sure there is some great back story in regards to the fabric. The guy looks cool. I’m not feeling the clothes, mainly the tailoring. Lumpy round shoulders, sleeve heads are not clean, I would have gone 5 button on vest with lower gorge. Shirt & tie combo, eh? He looks right out of “classic style” mag., which is good, almost. It hovers but doesn’t bite. All in fun, right ? A Flusser or Duncan Q. would tidy it up for me.
Overall he looks good by any standards. I personally never buy vests with a DB suit but it used to be common practice in forties although it has to be very warm. Of course if you use a pocket watch as I do sometimes the vest provides the ideal mechanism for sporting it. Personally in a single breasted suit when I’m wearing mine I like to have the chain draped between the two lower pockets of the vest . Without a vest it has to go into the lapel and into the chest pocket. I’m not too keen on the shirt collar poking over the vest but I’m a bit of a purist and it works ok. Let’s face it it would be great if only half the men wandering around Manhattan dressed as well as this.
I’d fault him on the too flashy watch chain, the big, padded shoulders, and the tie. Other than that, I really love this. Glasses and floppy collar are perfect. It’s also nice to see that he hasn’t bought into all that nonsense about never opening a double-breasted jacket.
Double wow! john above said it right – would that just half the men wandering around the streets of Boston dressed as well as this. As imaginatively sophisticated as this! There are alternatives to Barneys, Saks, to kit yourself out in style, and bespoke has no equal. The 1940s wool suiting is a treat to behold. As a collector and user of textiles from the 40s thru 60s, I can attest to how fabulous the designs, weave, hand, and colors were from these decades.
Oh my God, I totally know this guy! Here I am in Texas, checking out the SartoriaList, and this wonderful man who used to work with my father and send me presents (always funny little necklaces) is up on your website. What a small, small world. Thanks, Sartorialist, for reminding me of a great person I hadn’t thought about in a while. Great start to my day.
I disagree with those who don’t approve of his shirt tie combination. They tie (no pun intended but certainly recognized) the entire thing together. The subtle dots around the paisley (?not sure if its paisley exactly but you get what i am talking about when referring to the dots) tie into the dotting in the pinstripes. the color of the shirt ties together with the color of the suit. and the stripping is not so aggressive as to clash with the suit. I think overall he is very well put together and though the tie may not be conventional it does a lot to tie the entire thing together.