Itâ€™s an interesting look, pairing a neutral jacket with an eye-catching colour. The shade of tan/orange is beautiful; this look would work well with a navy blazer in place of the grey jacket. If anyone feels the need to take the person to task over the fit of the jacket, there is far worse out thereâ€¦
This really is a great colour combo -the subdued shades of green and blue (he has a blue sweater under that controversial jacket) paired with the single shot from the opposite side of the colour wheel is a very painterly strategy – you’ll see it in any Italian museum – not to mention a very natural one, as s. alluded to. I think of pumpkins in a Tuscan field on an overcast winter day… I’m sure I’m reading into this outfit references the gentleman didn’t consciously put in but isn’t that the gift we’re giving others when we dress well? (and yes, I’d say he’s dressed well – I’ll forgive fit for colour)
There is a difference between not knowing the rules and being too cool to be restricted by them. My guess is that this guy is the latter. His clothing says that he is not dependent upon the favor of anyone and is free to dress himself as he pleases.
Bravo Sarto!!! Since a long time ago I just wanted to say almost the same: “Stop obsessing on the negative….then you are missing out on the best that this blog has to offer”
I like your artistic aproach very much, but what really moves me about your work, is how kind you are with your subjects, and over that is how kind the subjects are with YOU!!!
I donÂ´t think this is a contest, I donÂ´t believe this is a sort of Fashion Police Blog, and I pray it would not become that… So please support the Sart.
I figure out that almost everyone portrayed here did not dress in the morning thinking: IÂ´ll be in The Sart tonight, They just politely let Mr. Shuman (In a lot of cases he is just a nice stranger with a cam asking questions…) takes pics. Sure they are not asking for help with their sartorial issues, and I guess they donÂ´t want to find out in the night they are listed as the worst fashion criminals on earth… I would not be happy being treated that way!!!
ItÂ´s so easy to find faults everywhere, but not so easy to find beauty beyond the obvious.
The integrity of SCOTT makes this blog work, please support his vision, express yourself, but please be kind, remember we are chez Lui, just follow his rules… In his very polite way he started this post “I’m not crazy about the fit…”
I have to say…if the jacket were tailored and perfectly fit, this quirky gentleman would look more like a “fashionista” and less like a cool dude having some fun with his clothes. Nothing wrong with fashionistas per se, of course, but sometimes it’s liberating to stop “calculating” and just roll with it.
Dear S, I LOVE your comment: “Sunny pants, fresh grassy scarf, LOVE it! I want to hug him as I would spring if I spotted it today.” I’m going to keep this! The idea that spring could pop up and you would hug it – so poetic. This made me smile and get a little teary at its beauty. You must be a wonderful person!
I don’t want to spoil the joy, but did notice the fit of the jacket. But I thought – it’s a jacket he found at the thrift store and just loves so much that fit is not important – it FEELS great and that’s why he looks great in it – we all have some favorite things like that. And, because this is his favorite thing, it’s perfect! Certainly reminds me that, with the right attitude, I don’t need to worry quite so much about a centimeter here or there… Thank you!