âIndigo with terra sienna, Prussian blue with burnt sienna, really give much deeper tones than pure black itself. When I hear people say âthere is no black in natureâ, I sometimes think, âThere is no real black in colors eitherâ. However, you must beware of falling into the error of thinking that the colorists do not use black, for of course as soon as an element of blue, red, or yellow is mixed with black, it becomes a gray, namely, a dark, reddish, yellowish, or bluish gray.â (Letter to Theo van Gogh, June 1884)
The gent in the first photo is perfection: rumpled dash and playfulness tempered with a monochromatic theme (that waistcoat!). He's better than elegant, which is taste with no style. He's dapper, which is equal parts of both.
All the lush colors of blue shown in tonal and patterns. How lovely everyone looks! Though each look is completely different, there is a continuity here that one cannot miss. I feel lifted and happy, the way one feels when they get their first whiff of Spring in the air. You've captured older and dignified, youthful attitude, and serious gone sassy and bold. Each man has chosen such an extremely personal way of expression through dress. You've got to love the all! Beautiful series of shots Scott. Thank you.
In Tokyo, I see these elderly men with the best sense of fashion and style, and am amazed at how they have a way of defining themselves based on personality, rather than age that the traditionally hierarchical system emphasizes.
Wow, the third gentleman is pure understated ellegance. I love his look. The color of the buttons and the shape of the belt… I just wish we could be a little bit of watch in the picture to make it perfect.
I love the last photo, the denim shirt with a beautiful blue suit. It relaxes it. And a brown belt! I love the cut of this suit, very narrow. He is sort of slouching in it which makes it all the better.
Hmmm… I'm mystified by the general adoration of Mr. No. 1. He's working it hard, but I don't like a single thing he's wearing, especially the puffy pants and the vest, which looks like it would be good for going fishing.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first guy, he is awesome. From the crisp blazer (+ handkerchief :)!!) over the distressed look of his vest, and his pants. To the nice silk tie, but my favorite part is his watch! how it matches with everything else it just makes him look so official and brings his whole outfit to perspective. I also love the fit, and his smile lol.
Love the third photo as well for the intense look he has on his face, I'm an actor and i saved this picture for reference. If ever I'm playing the villain in a movie or play and using a phone, I want to have that exact look on my face.
This is great – my first suit jacket I ever bought was from a Tokyo second hand shop! It was dark blue and fit so well. I think dark blue can do so much – it refreshes the skin tone and brightens the eyes!
The gent talking on his mobile phone uses the texture of his knit tie and denim shirt (chambray? difficult to tell) to accent his business uniform.
The middle man is simply ungarnpatschkeh. The bow tie is too formal for the rest of his attire. The striped shirt would look good with the vest but clashes with the jacket. The vest itself would look alright with the jacket. In all, his look is clownish.
Lastly, the smiling man is the most interesting. He is making the most of modest pieces. The colors work. The classic blazer works with the rumpled pants and vest. The tie and shirt look like they came out of the businessman's closet. Finally, I am partial to that man's hat because it looks like the Weatherproof hat which I often wear.
how come nobody mentions about the watch strap of the guy on the top? everyone else already mentioned enough about his rest outfit, so I just wanna point out that little detail of blue and white on the watch strap gave me a smile ;-)