Quite brilliant, down to the safety pin and the two-color pocket square.
One note: the keyhole shape of the button or flower hole on the lapel. Some sartorialists rail against this shape. But do The Sartorialist’s sartorialists really care? Or is it just another thing this great guy can get away with? Weigh in.
That safety pin is brilliant! He knows it will get some raised eyebrows and it looks like he is having fun with it. Love a man who doesn’t take himself so seriously. Gives his otherwise perfect outfit some spunk. Okay Scott, what does Beppe do again? Obviously he’s some sort of fashionista. Give it up.
Love, love love it. So stylish, so sweet. Belated Happy BlogDay, Sartorialist. I want to echo those who say they dress in the hope/fear of being spotted by you; can’t get away with schlumpy ever, just in case. >wink<
Congrats to THE SARTORIALIST on its one year anniversary. Thank you for being an important part of my day, giving me a peek into style and its intepreters whether they be industry insiders or folks who put together a clever look.
The photography is sharp and precise and the subjects ever-fascinating.
Wishing you continued success and many more postings!
The picture of Sig. Modenese warms my heart. My grandfather, a lifelong schmatte schlepper and man of true elegance (as, apparently, is Sig. Modenese) often used utilitarian objects to hold his tie in place. Itâ€™s not that he lacked for tie clips/bars/pins; he could take as many as he wanted out of the display case in his menâ€™s store. He just liked the offhand look of a safety pin or paper clip or bobby pin, or even the cap from a fountain pen. I do something similar to this day, but I use the gold or silver pins made for shirt collars. They come in a variety of widths to accommodate most any tie. It looks to me, however, like Sig. Modenese is using a plain old safety pin, judging from the clasp portion. The ones made for collars are usually a little more stylized in that area.
As for damaging the tie, it appears that Sig. Modeneseâ€™s is either knit or loosely woven, and, in either case, thereâ€™s no risk of harm. The pin simply passes through the tie between the knitted yarn or woven threads. For a tie of a tighter weave in which the pin might leave a permanent hole, just use a long enough pin to span the width of the tie so that the spring end is at one edge of the tie and the clasp it at the other. Thereâ€™s usually not even any need to put the pin through the shirt fabric; just use one of the button holes.
As for the ‘Safety-Pin’ folks, it is actually a version of the tie-clip (obviously the readers here are of the fashion genre & not the trad suit & tie genre) which is quite common with knit ties. But what an impact on you all. I get the same reaction when-ever I wear my loose knit (as per photo) or tight-knit (akin to a fine sweater) on Fridays! It KILLS my colleagues, the knit ties remind them of science or geography teachers of past!!!
As for the pocket-square!!! One or two? Either way what a way to connect the different blues! A master-stroke…
Although the safety pin gives the look an endearing quality, I think that the fact that it is placed 1/4 of the way down the shirt creates odd proportions in the torso. I love the way that the blue blends with the monochromatics of the suit.
SAFETY PIN ….defiintely a sense of humor showing …always a welcome though to bee incorporated into one’s style …not only does it convey a sense of individuality but also a dose of of confidence too. Definetly aree with the decision there. The pocket square color another personal touch …looks great …love the two shades of blue in addition to all the other blues he has going , including the bold check shirt.NICE!
Actually, I’m thinking I might break out an old menswear skinny tie and wear it with a white shirt and a vertical safety pin…..
Reminds me of back in the late 70′s, when I was a Sophomore in high school and disco was king!; everyone was wearing super tight jeans, Candie’s shoes and these extra-long skinny leather belts that you wrapped around your waist 2-3 times. Well, I decided to make my own sexy style, and wrapped it once around my waist, then once down between my young legs, circling back up my hip and to my waist again.
It was so hot that all the guys at school couldn’t take their eyes off my tight jeans and the belt that was going where none had gone before….;)