Thursday, July 27, 2006

At The Collective – The New American Banker

I loved this guys take on the “American Banker” look. I had seen him later in the day and his bowtie was still perfectly askew.


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  1. argos

    July 27, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    There is a casual and very comfortable look about how he wears the suit. Love the shoes.

    Collar is a little funky however.

  2. laquita

    July 27, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    I LOVE this look!!! He looks professional but edgy. The bowtie tops it off perfectly. I am addicted to your blog and also wish you would show more professional women.

  3. Gus Trenor

    July 27, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    I love the cuffs on the pants. His pocket square really mirrors that horizontal line as well on top.

    The contrasting brown colors of the tote and shoes are a great mix. Like the seersucker, it’s another great example of a brown oxford. The higher polish on this one is definitely more professional.

    I am only concerned about the tote. The shape of it is a bit casual and almost more appropriate for shopping. I would suggest a messenger bag but stick to that same hue.

  4. gus

    July 27, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    I like the length of his pant cuffs. Luciano Barbera said that Europeans maybe wear pants too short and Americans too long and that’s why he chose to wear his with a “mid-Atlantic” length. It seems that this gentleman pulls off that length with ease.

  5. Kendra

    July 27, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    I think his suit looks ill-fitting.

  6. Alex

    July 27, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    as a former American banker, I wish I had dressed this well!

  7. Anonymous

    July 27, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    I love the length of his pants and his crooked bowtie. This could have very easily made him look like Steve Erkel, but the slim, one-button suit really makes him look sharp.

  8. Anonymous

    July 27, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    I think I’m in love.

  9. quigley

    July 27, 2006 at 9:20 pm

    I’ve never seen an Asian man wearing a bow tie. He has a great look.

  10. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    Of the men I know who wear bow ties, most seem to be either doctors or lawyers. My stepdad (Asian) is one. He has salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. So cute!

  11. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    where did you get the term “American Banker”?

  12. The Sartorialist

    July 28, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    “American Banker”?
    I guess because his outfit looks like an old-school banker and b/c I only know what American bankers look like since I’m American.

    Is there something about this look that screams Canadian to you?

  13. argos

    July 28, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    thats funny Sarto..Canadian Banker, Ha!

    I agree that the pant length in my book is close to perfect.

  14. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    What an adorable (and polished and professional) look. The bag he’s carrying reminds me of a leather bag that L.L. Bean used to carry. I think it was called a “log tote” or some fancifully rustic name like that.

    To digress, years ago, L.L. Bean made a very simple cotton backpack that came in red, and possibly green. It was wonderful. Why they stopped making it I’ll never understand.

  15. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    It would be a funny coincidence if this fellow is Canadian because one of the most stylish men I know happens to be Asian-Canadian. He’s more of the vintage-tie-with-tie-bar type than a bowtie wearer, however.

  16. Anonymous

    July 30, 2006 at 10:42 am

    This fellows name is Kenny and happens to be Japanese.
    He is a highly respectable buyer from the Japanese Store called Beams.
    He has an incredible eye and incredible style!

  17. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    not liking the hair, but the outfit overall suits very well.

  18. Lauren

    May 18, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    His hair is so cute ! Looks like my hair =)

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