Fabulous, fantastic, cool elegance. I have not ever thought of gray and brown as a combination, but it will be a new thought. I like the addition of jewelry choice in this photo, it makes it both casual, approachable, and a bit sophisticated.
Always a great eye!
I noticed that too and L.O.V.E. the littlest detail of the check. That and the dark belt really connect it all so it doesn’t look like just a bold brown tie with a light grey suit. And as I look at the photo again (and again and again), I think his coloring makes the combo work too — the grey doesn’t wash him out and the brown accessories draw attention to his wavy brown hair.
Dude! Score!!! Light gray can look cheap, but the check makes this something else – something better – MUCH better. I think the tie has a lot of texture which takes him into a whole different league. Then the trim on the pocket square making it all make sense… this guy REALLY knows what he’s doing! I thought I could work a suit combo, but this guy scares me. If we worked together, I’d really have to pay attention!
I dunno, Sart, this blog has inadvertently always made me feel somewhat inferior for not having working buttons on my suits and jackets. Seems that only the “best” ones have this feature. Personally, I have never seen it and I have some relatively expensive suits. I wonder, tho, since they have lost their original functionality, why they even still make them… I guess I could take all mine to the tailor and have them all turned into functioning button holes, tho I wouldn’t likely ever unbutton them, so… what’s the point really?
My own personal rule: a button or two on the left hand sleeve only, and only if you’re wearing a watch. I like the pretense of function, and like the asymetry as well. I wear my own jackets that way. But I’m not fond of giganto watch faces, nor of the proliferation of hip(ster?) bracelets.
A first I thought the cut is a little too snug to be truly flattering but as a photo that slight off-ness adds charm and serves to accentuate the terrific color combo and pocket square touch. Great image!
Amazing attire! No doubt, he looks so elegant and I love how that light grey suit and dark brown tie combination go with the chest pocket brown strips! The pose alone fits him with his expensive watch; I love the design of it and I would wish my man to look just decent like that!
If, like me, you are bummed because your jacket sleeves don’t have working buttonholes, see this from askandyaboutclothes.com: “Edward Duke of Windsor, did not have working buttonholes on his jacket cuffs. Working buttonholes were once a sign of a custom made garment, that is no longer the case as they are now found on rather pedestrian garments. And, if you do chose to add them to your jacket, please keep them buttoned.” So, as I said earlier, “What’s the point?” If the Duke didn’t need them, that’s good enough for me!
And both bearded men have beautifully groomed beards! I LOVE this shorter-styled beard on men (Ha! obviously not on women!), and I like it when the beard is trimed off the neck like this. Very sexy. Ciao, LB
I remember being at the movies and seeing this woman hideously dressed in grey and brown…it absolutely did not work. then during the following week i saw another woman wearing the same color scheme and it looked incredible on her. it proved grey and brown can be done.
How does Scott take such great photos of people? Its like you can read their thoughts at the instant of the snap. He gets better results with his candids then anyone else gets with the best models. There must be a trick.