I’m surprised that you didn’t list this as one of your favorite pictures, because I must say that it’s one of mine.
Besides the charm your subject is exuding- due to the juxtaposition of his expression and a fine tailored suit against the child-like way he’s playing with his feet- he’s perfectly centered with a cast of other interesting characters on both sides that add more depth to the picture.
I like how he paired the green tie (unique shade of green) with the fantastic grey suit (almost as if there is some sort of wonderful texture to it). Also, his shoes and socks (great freelancing!) are fabulous!
However, I’m on the fence about the double breasted cut (never was fan) and the peak lapels on the jacket (makes him look like he’s trying too hard to be trendy).
Also, I know that when you post photos, you often focus on a single aspect of the photo. Could you elaborate a little more on exactly what you find so appealing about this man?
I really like his shoes and the shade of grey his suit is. Those two colours go really well together, I’ll have to try that sometime. And of course, a little lime green to spice things up. Without the tie, the look would not be nearly as good.
I have to say that I am surprised to see so many men so knowleadgeable about fashion posting on this site. My husband and most men in my life will refuse to show any interest in fashion. If anything the men’s photos seem to get much more technical and “sartorial” comments than the women’s which makes it much more interesting to me. It is all about fit and cut, wheareas with women I feel like we focus more on the presonality and overall result. Interesting, no?
Itâ€™s very nice to see classic grey double-breasted pinstripe paired with a Windsor-collared shirt. Does he have his right cuff open? The tie looks like a beautiful shade of ochre or pale olive and the chestnut oxfords are wonderful. None of your subjects look like theyâ€™d ruin such a look with shabby shoes.
The chap behind him (pink shirt with contrast collar, cravat) is cutting a dash as well â€“ any chance of featuring him in his own right?
Love the how the green tie and brown shoes work together here. Fantastic!
Sart, your blog has been such an inspiration for me. I’m much more likely to mix textures and throw in a bit of bright color with an otherwise neutral ensemble, and letting go of the “rules” is really helping me find my own style.
It looks like he put his tie on without checking it in the mirror afterwards. He looks very nonchalant is the midst of the busy fashion parade; his demeanor puts things into perspective: fashion shouldn’t be a chore, it most certainly should not be uncomfortable, and it doesn’t have to be flashy.
To anon 3:17, well, because conventionalized, classic men’s tailoring involves fewer options than does women’s dress, which makes their use particularly important. So one gets involved with “minor” differences like pants and jacket length, lapel style, overall jacket fit (molded or less so?) and so on.
Can this man please come to American and teach men about suit dressing? Please? Because if American men wore suits like–not “like this suit” but “in this manner– this I might find men in suits attractive.
Suit looks bespoke, that slight imperfection you can only get with a hand sew. And those shoes are killer. Could be edward green but i fancy theyr are italian. He is American right? Looks like buyer or store CEO Feel like i recognise him….
Funny, I didn’t even notice anything other than the shoes; as a wannabe cobbler, those look like a VERY fine quality shoe, and that was just from the thumbnail. He’s fantastic – i adore his expression, and the foot action.
anon 1:12 (Daniel), double breasted suits usually go hand in hand with peak lapels…always have (except for maybe a short period in the 80s, but let’s not talk about that…) I like the lapels- wide and bold. A double breasted suit with skinny lapels just looks off kilter to me. The way he does his tie with the wide spread collar is very Prince Charles. Those shoes are awesome- do they look like they have a spade shape to them? Never underestimate a pair of tan captoes. I’d be tempted to stick a hanky in his pocket, but it wouldn’t be right…perfect. Tom Wolfe? I thought he only wore white suits…