Wednesday, October 4, 2006

At Dior

UPDATE – He is not French but Spanish

I love his combo of red check shirt and pale gold tie. This is a combo I would not have thought of – I guess some French (strike that – Spanish) guys are very sartorial ( oh, I know I didn’t just type that!)


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  1. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 5:23 am

    he’s jaime de marichalar, the husband of infanta helena, from spain

  2. Marta

    October 4, 2006 at 5:26 am

    He┬┤s Spanish, a duke and married to one of the king┬┤s daughters.

  3. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 5:32 am

    No es franc├ęs. Es espa├▒ol, uno de los yernos del Rey Juan Carlos I. Es Jaime de Marichalar, famoso en Espa├▒a por sus looks. Es un sibarita de la moda con cierto aire de dandy.
    He’s from Spain. His name is Jaime de Marichalar (son-in-law of Juan Carlos I, king of Spain). Very famous here.

  4. MV

    October 4, 2006 at 5:55 am

    Es el Duque de Lugo de la familia real espa├▒ola

  5. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 6:01 am

    He’s a Spaniard, and a very sartorial one: Don Jaime de Marichalar, son-in-law of King Juan Carlos and husband of the Infanta Elena. He suffered a stroke in 2001, but is doing very well. I can’t believe I know this stuff. Love your blog!

  6. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 6:03 am

    Is this Marichalar? the Infanta’s husband in Spain?

  7. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 6:28 am

    Haha, ce n’est pas un fran├žais, mais un espagnol. C’est le mari d’une des filles de Juan Carlos!!

  8. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 6:38 am

    ┬íJaime de Marichalar! He’s married with Elena de Borb├│n, Princess of Spain…

  9. Mrs. de Winter

    October 4, 2006 at 6:42 am

    He is not French, he is Spanish. His name is Jaime de Marichalar, Duque de Lugo, and he is married with the Infanta Elena de Borb├│n, King of Spain┬┤s daughter.

    I think he is in Dior brand, I┬┤m not sure, maybe in Loewe.

  10. Sandra

    October 4, 2006 at 6:45 am

    That┬┤s Alvaro de Marichalar, member of the spanish royal family. He’s married to Juan Carlos first daugther and always recieve many compliments about the way he dresses.

  11. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 7:29 am

    Royal style is just different… This crazy fashion men is married to one of Spain’s Princesses… Amazing

  12. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 7:30 am

    this guy isn┬┤t french..he is spanish,and by the way,husband of S.A.R.Elene de Borbon,princess here in Spain…

  13. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 7:42 am

    Jaime de Marichalar is not French, is Spanish, the husband of the eldest daughter of the King of Spain. Here, in Spain he is very famous because his outfit is very very fashioned, sometimes too fashioned for a royal…Many people says he’s ridiculous.

  14. Tok

    October 4, 2006 at 7:46 am

    He is elena’s husband, one of the daugther of the Spanis King.

  15. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 7:48 am

    Is it just me or is this just cliched?
    (maybe it’s just the face and hair)
    I feel if you knew him, one day you’d find yourself saying, ‘why don’t you just wear something simple for once and relax?’

  16. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 8:01 am

    This guy is Spanish actually-married to one of the Infantas.

  17. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 8:02 am

    Guy is Spanish actually, married to one of the Infantas.

  18. hec

    October 4, 2006 at 8:06 am

    He’s Jaime de Marichalar, Princess Elena of Spain’s husband. Wellknown in Spain for his excentric taste in clothes.

  19. eVa!

    October 4, 2006 at 8:13 am

    Jaime de Marichalar…divino!

  20. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 8:39 am

    I think this guy is spanish and married to a princess (daughter of the actual King of Spain) his name is Jaime de Marichalar. He has a quite handsome and kinda old-schoolimage.

  21. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 8:47 am

    Jaime de Marichalar.

  22. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 8:52 am

    That’s Jaime Marichalar, Princess Helena of Spain’s husband… and spanish as can be, sartorially speaking.

  23. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 9:09 am

    I’m not sure, but I think he is a Spanish monarchy member. It is known that he is a fashion enthusiast.

  24. Butch

    October 4, 2006 at 9:24 am

    Also good: the narrow tie with long knot and small, spread collar… all right for his face-shape….

  25. kurt

    October 4, 2006 at 9:34 am

    Jaime de Marichalar is always cooler than cool, but here, in Spain he’s most of the times missunderstood. He’s a real 21st century dandy.

  26. Miss B

    October 4, 2006 at 9:35 am

    Hi Scott, good pic!
    this guy is Spanish, his name is Jaime de Marichalar, he’s married to the Princess Elena of Spain.

    He’s famous in Spain for his very sartorial choices.

  27. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 9:39 am

    Hope Im not wrong, but I think he is Spanish. He is the husband or ex-husband of Infanta Elena of Spain.
    Sorry if Im wrong…

  28. sandman_gr

    October 4, 2006 at 9:42 am

    Very typical french style. I do not like the folding of the pocket ‘chief though

  29. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 10:06 am

    This is Jaime de Marichalar, husband of infanta Elena, the oldest daughter of the King of Spain.

  30. Jonathon

    October 4, 2006 at 10:34 am

    I love the patterns of the shirt/tie offset by the solid jacket and AWESOME hanky in the pocket.

  31. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 10:49 am

    He is not French. He is Jaime de Marichalar, Duke of Lugo, husband of the Spanish Infanta Elena.

    He is very famous in Spain because of his obsession with clothes. He convinced his wife to switch from horrible desingers to Lacroix, Manolo Blahnik and Valentino. His trademarks are tshirts from Abercrombie, pashminas, fur scarves, fans and his mixes with ties and shirts. I hate him, I want his money and some of his clothes.

  32. pier from milan

    October 4, 2006 at 10:53 am

    whoa! a Frenchman it’s not – you’ve just stumbled upon Don Jaime de Marichalar, Spanish dandy-in-residence and son-in-law to King Juan Carlos. he can usually be seen shopping at Etro or attending glamorous events in Madrid. Great instinct for bold stripes, unusual colors, devilish details. Good choice!

    cheers from Pier, Milan, Italy

  33. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 10:56 am

    Indeed great combo and mix and pattern, but he does not look French, he should be Latin, “sartorially” speaking.

  34. Nia

    October 4, 2006 at 11:08 am

    Just came from and I love the Dior shots–all that black and white with very smooth lighting. Gorgeous. Who is the girl in the 3rd to last picture, with the short black dress, red purse, and all that blonde hair?

  35. BlowHarder

    October 4, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    Uh … so what you’re all telling me is this guy is Spanish, not French? Does anybody read the comments before posting their own?

  36. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    Spaniards are generally very stylish!


    October 4, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Ey! Jaime de Marichalar!
    Enhorabuena por tu blog!

  38. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    playing colors with one another not because they match or seem to have an obvious relation with one another but more so because you observe an appeal when everything come together.
    I feel the gold tie adds the right amount of “interesting-ness”.
    I can imagine him to be well dressed all the time and maintain style.

  39. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    his face is so spanish, and his elegance is so latin!

  40. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    He looks like he’s broken a few hearts in his day.

  41. S Azcuy de B.

    October 4, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Love the look. BTW does anyone know who he is?

  42. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    I hear this guy is Spanish ;)

  43. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    I had seen him in world magazines and always thought of him as ridiculous, not sartorial… which only tells that my taste is not very mundane when it comes to men’s fashion.


  44. Victor

    October 4, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    Jaime is one of my style heroes. I’ve never seen him badly dressed.
    Impeccable taste and style !

  45. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    May I be the first to say that I don’t much care for the shirt and tie combination? While pairing disparate colors may often convey a certain devil may care rakishness, pairing gold and red just screams fast food. (Why do McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s all use the same major colors?) Royal or not, I cannot share the general enthusiasm.

  46. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 4:04 pm

    Here in Barcelona we’re waiting for your visit…come soon…

  47. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    I think the color combination hinges on the coat color. A grey, black, or brown jacket would look uncoordinated, garrish or woodsy, respectively. But a dark navy jacket over a red patterned shirt and gold tie looks modern & daring.

  48. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    I was suprised to see 50+ posts and figured there must have been a lot to say about this style…I think 45 of them were making the point that he isn’t French, but Spanish royalty!

  49. Mario Testino's nephew

    October 4, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    I met jaime de marichalar when the couple (He and Infanta Elena) were living in NY, about three years ago…
    He is not only sartorial but he has a wonderfully elegant sense of humor.

  50. atticus_finch

    October 4, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    super slick suit…loving the shirt

  51. My Place

    October 4, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    I think this cat might, in fact, be Spanish. I’m not sure…does anyone know?

  52. Odje

    October 4, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    I’ll give it to ya sart, he looks french

  53. a.

    October 5, 2006 at 1:48 am

    love the combo. plus, i love how his head looks preternaturally big, especially compared to the redheaded guy in the background behind him.

  54. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 4:43 am

    Literally laughed out loud at this…

    Anonymous 7:48 said…
    Is it just me or is this just cliched?
    (maybe it’s just the face and hair)
    I feel if you knew him, one day you’d find yourself saying, ‘why don’t you just wear something simple for once and relax?’

    I wonder what kind of cologne he wears. Do men even wear cologne anymore?

  55. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 8:30 am

    yup! Sir is indeed spanish and quite famous for sporting the most extravagant, colorful (and fun!) scarves…inspirational in such an old fashioned country!

  56. 4chair

    October 5, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    That’s Edwin Monfiger! He was in my 5th grade class! I can’t believe he’s living in France! And so stylish

  57. BlowHarder

    October 5, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    I believe that guy in the background is Leonard Zelig.

  58. Anonymous

    October 6, 2006 at 3:39 am

    Sartorialists, please check out for Duke of Lugo’s brother, Alvaro de Marichalar. Another super-stylish man but with a softer and sporty look. He’s amazing

  59. Odysseus the Ithacan

    October 6, 2006 at 5:43 am

    May I add something? Infanta Elena was the ugly duck of a royalty never quite signaled for its taste -although King Juan Carlos was then to be known as a very good sartorialist, being the Larrainzar, related with the spanish designer, but not the same firm, some of HM best kept secrets , among some others.

    The change of the Infanta’s apperance was something to note. She went slimmer and struck in more than a glamour shot – I should note for those avid readers of the high class glossy european magazines the orthodox wedding of her cousin Alexia of Greece with a spanish architect, in London she was sporting a broad brimmed hat ( following the same style that suits her very well, she made quite an appearance at her sister’s wedding in Barcelona with I├▒aki Urdangarin.

    All this just because that man, most of the times misunderstood in Spain, was the main responsable for that change. So quite a gentleman, a dandy and a man of good taste …

  60. ELMANCO / Stefano Ricci

    October 6, 2006 at 10:01 am

    Strano stile, ma la foto ├Ę genuina!

  61. cervera

    October 6, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    He always wear a colourfull ties with the suits. All the men can be elegant and funny ! It’s so simply with the complements, for example the ties.

  62. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Also, he’s wearing the ‘Spanish Colours’. All of my Spanish friends have — at some point– worn red and gold. Without question.

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