Great shot. I love the blue shirt on blue suit on blue sneakers. I’m wondering whether the watch is yellow or gold. If yellow then it’s a great sporty addition and complements the shoes wonderfully. It’s also very appropriate for the week of Wimbledon, and a throw back style which is a bit in contrast to the Rolex sponsored tournament being played further north on the continent. The shoes work so well with the suit in the photo too, I would argue, because of his pose. There is the bare skin showing to break up the blues, and to make the man and his clothes look more sporty. Well played.
Excuse my ignorance, Sart, but I have an earnest question. Is there any way for men’s pants to be tailored so that they don’t expose that much leg when the wearer is sitting? Or would that just make the pants way too long when the wearer is standing? Thanks.
In looking through some old Apparel Arts magazines this past Saturday at the New York Public Library, I came across the Duke of Windsor wearing a navy double breasted blazer (4 buttons), seersucker pants, tie and solid blue “dress” sneakers with white laces. He really knew how to do it. This picture reminds me of that.
guess im the sole dissenter, i dislike sneakers with suits in almost all cases… and I LOVE tennis clothes, i wear them every casual/weekend day.. but i love suits too and a leather shoe is all i will ever wear with a suit- sockless is fine, [ive been doing sockless with dress clothes since 8th grade prep school & still do -] but Never sneakers with a suit for me – the duke & federer could pull it off, obvs ….
If I am not mistaken, the shoes are the “Rene Lacoste” model by Lacoste. They are made of canvas and also come in other colour combinations, though to me the navy and white one is the most elegant. I own the same pair, but have actually been playing tennis in them.
Anonymous @ 9:02am If you look closely, you can see he’s wearing ankle socks.
I, too, cringe when I see a sockless foot in shoes, especially leather shoes. The sweat! The blisters! The smell! Even in really well made shoes, this must happen. Anyway, I’m glad to see a man embrace the ankle sock. They can be pushed down a bit so that they don’t show, if that’s a problem. Maybe that’s what all these sockless guys have been doing all along and my sympathy for their poor sweaty feet is unfounded.
I personally love the suit/tennis shoes/plimsolls/Converse combo. Providing the suit’s sharp but slightly casual (seersucker/lightweight wool/linen-wool mix etc), the man has a clear sense of style and the trainers are good (anything even resembling running trainers is a no-no for me) it is a great summer look. This man is working this look to perfection so the result is fabulous.
P.S. I even forgive him the colarless shirt, one of my pet hates along with tasseled loafer ;-)