One of the reasons that the gloves-in-pocket thing is well done here–or is, at least, saved from self-consciousness–is that their color harmonizes so nicely with both the coat and the “foulard.” In fact, the whole outfit is successful, with keen regard to proportion (even the bag’s “length” is right).
I have started putting my hat (it’s a skullcap) in the breast pocket of my sport coats. Since winter has been so warm I’ve mostly been wearing sport coats over sweaters rather than full winter gear but being bald I always need a hat. I’ve gotten lots of compliments on this little flair. My point is that I’m prejudiced on the side of the gloves in the pocket as it’s a nice change.
I feel like there is too much going on with the accessories and not enough going on with the coat. I say if you are going to go all out with accessories, somehow match it in “weight” with the oomph of the coat. In other words, the coat is so conservative that I feel it is inconsistant with the rest of his outfit. That being said, he looks clean and lintless and wrinkleless as can be, which is admirable, since I can never seem to accomplish all three things at once! The closely cropped “do” seems to add to the immaculate effect.
I like the shot of colour in the green scarf. There’s not enough green in the world, methinks. Btw, those images on Style.com are AMAZING – what beautiful, stylish men! It’s a real pleasure to see them.