Agree almost 100%- the color, and the quality of the leather and manufacture make them a great piece. Personally, I have stayed away from the “lace-up” boots that have a zipper on the side- it feels like cheating to me. I picked up a pair of battered vintage Luccheses at a thrift store in this same color, and although it took a while to get used to, I now wear them all the time!!! Love the shirt also, is that a white line running down the edge of the placket? Jorge from W Palm Beach
love the colour of the boots, the zips on the side, the nonchalant way the laces are tied.. and his slightly wonky bowtie, gracefully greying hair and no wedding ring hmmm (sorry! couldn’t help but notice – and yes, I am a woman :)
Is that satin edging on the button-placket on the shirt? It’s subtle, because the color matches the shirt’s color. It’s a nice bit of flash. Satin usually looks feminine (to me), but in this case it is restrained (just one edge of the placket) so I think it works. That small detail makes the outfit.
This is both challenging and inspiring. I love the boots, too, for instance; But do I love or hate them with the suit? Initially I had the same brief ambivalence about the bowtie and the piping (looks like) on the shirt- fabulous or precious? It didn’t take long to decide to love it, he’s being adventurous and unconventional and that’s inspiring and initally unsettling, all of which is good in my opinion. As with fashion in general, it never hurts your look to look really good yourself, either. Bravo!
This photo has a timeless quality: probably because of the boots (which could be 19thC. or now!) and bow-tie. The man happens to be absolutely gorgeous and I like the rich brown of the boots against the dark colours.
I like the overall look except for the bow tie. Bow ties should be left to clowns and to waiters (no offense … these are honorable professions). In the case of the man in this picture, however, I find that it cheapens the otherwise excellent overall appearance.
Who cares if the boots go with the rest of the ensemble? Fashion is as much about mix and match as about a complete picture. I would much rather see those boots than some traditionally stylish black leather shoes.
Plus, if he were looking at me with those eyes, he could wear anything he pleased.
That’s how I tie mine. Two eyelets down from the top. I hope they had low riding heels, as that’d be my preference with the bow-tie. White Boots in Spokane, WA can custom-make this kind of boot. His pants seem like they might be a tad short, unless he’s going for the “clerk” look.
We’re about a half a second away from steampunk territory here. Check his pockets for goggles.
I tend to agree that zips w/ lacings is a little peculiar, but without a clear side view of the boots, it’s hard to tell if the zips have been integrated well with the design of the boot – my guess is that they have.
Beautiful grooming never goes un-noticed.
The setting and composition of the photo are fabulous – the bleacher seats are unexpected, not dead level (which somehow reflects the look), and fade back into mystery (which somehow reflects the man).
the boots are fantastic, and he gets points for flaunting the blue/grey socks, and tying the boots at a comfortable height. but they seem like a rebellion against the suit, which, though nicely tailored, is really rather boring, as is the tie
Absolute perfection. The implied imbalance between the bow tie (very hard look to pull off outside the dinner jacket or the old professor in tweeds situation), pointed out in some of the comments, and the boots is in fact a very strong, confident statement that makes the look very ‘together’ and very convincing.
Mind you, personally I am all for breaking convention, as long as it’s done with conviction and the gentlemen here pulls it off impeccably.
Great shot. I think black shoes are so boring. It’s great to cheer up a formal suit with different shoes. The bow tie is great ( not easy to wear ). As for the haircut, great. I am in Paris, looking for a barber, and I have a hard time. Tips are welcome for those who know a REAL barber in Paris! Diego Montoya
Sart, i must thank you. because of this picture, last night I went and bought a pair of black Kenneth Cole boots that are a cross between the ones in the pic and the boots worn by all the dior models at Hedi’s last show. I can’t wait to figure out an outfit to wear them with Thankyou!
Just before going out a few days ago I looked at this photo. I was wearing almost the very same thing. From the rosy boots to the little bow tie. My hair is even cut very similarly, although I’m years from any distinguished greys. I’m going to pretend the comments are about my outfit.
What more to say ?… The photo speaks for itself. This man would look handsome in probably just about anything anyway, but still he takes it one step ahead of everyone in such a silent, discreet kind of way that I am simply stunned. In actual fact I am not so fond of the boots on their own, I just find the whole outfit to be a general compliment to him (and vice versa !) Bravo…