Impeccable. This man makes me believe that everyone can look stylish, just look how easy it is. Of course it’s not that easy, but he makes it look effortless. Just really simple pieces, the perfect-fit jacket, lovely shoes and a splsh with the scarf (which as a slight crit, I think should be wrapped differently, instead of packed in), bring together a wonderful, easy look.
I think his jacket looks too tight..looks like he couldn’t possibly button the second button. Perhaps he need a larger size if he is going to have several layers. Cuff exposure and shoes are perfect, though.
I’m with Broady: my first impression was “overstuffed”. The combination of snug closed jacket, broad chest, and scarf inside makes it looks like there’s just too much fabric there. I bet that jacket fits great with just a shirt under it, but sometimes you need jackets fitted for sweaters.
With a better fit in the jacket, though, excellent (although I’m not sure I really like the scarf inside the jacket).
Normally bigger men use their stature as an excuse for not dressing well or having many options to choose from. So I was excited to see FBM look dashing (did I just use that word?) and everything is cut to fit him well.
Since I began visiting this site, I’ve also begun to take things to a tailor in my neighborhood to get items fitted. Trust me, it’s money well spent.
after reading some of the comments, i don’t know if i agree that the jacket is too tight or that he looks “overstuffed.”
you mostly see this with women’s fashions, but i’ve bought blazers that fit me well under the arm and in the waist but would appear tight if i buttoned them all the way up. BUT it’s not my intention to wear a blazer completely buttoned up because i only wear it casually. it’s a style i see more men my age (28) doing more now, where we’re at the crusp of our impending adulthood that is the 30s while still retaining some sense of youth.
I’m with Pos-Neg, the great thing about FBM is that he does not hide behind his physique, he is what he is and, yes, he’s dashing.
Maybe the scarf could have been tied differently, but the great thing about this look is that it seems he really did throw it together and head out. No preening or excessive examination – there he is, out on the street, take it or leave it. We’ll take it.
The cut/length of the jacket is OK because the style silhouette he’s shooting for is vintage/retro. But I think the fit/style looks better for the slimmer man but it’s not really too bad on him. Very opulent and sophisticated look and a perfect shot with the cafe behind him.
Okay. I can’t say whether or not the jacket’s a bit tight, but it sure looks that way. His jacket can fit well without being too small. Maybe wearing his correct size, but in a different cut may help? This appears to be the correct cut, however. Don’t get me wrong, I would wear every single article of clothing that this young man has on myself. Maybe it’s the layers. Maybe tying the scarf in a slip-knot will allow for some breathing room under the jacket.
Standard cuff size should be 1.5 inches but I have a propensity to go for 2.5 inches which is also acceptable as long as you can pull it off!
With regards to the FBM…..very stylish guy who has an excellent knack of hiding all his imperfections. The cut of this jacket is a perfect example…..it makes him look slim because of the way it has been cut (the shoulders etc..). To me it suggests that the guy knows exactly how a jacket should look and fit…..or he has a good tailor who does! Definately a worthy ‘Sartorialist’
Seriously, this man is everything this excellent Blog by Scott is – for my money – all about. FBM is far from perfect in many ways physically speaking – but By God, he’s human. And he turns himself out with a splash of panache every time. In these days of sameness, or whacky out-thereness in fashion – this chap throws together his gear with total style. Everything everyone says here is right – a little less of this, more of that, shorter the former, longer the latter etc etc. But you know what? I wouldn’t change a damn thing. FBM enjoys himself getting ready in the morning to face the ups and downs of his day – and he projects some foibles and humanity and quicky stuff along the way… what more can you ask? And hell, he looks like the sort of guy we’d all want to share a Whisky with sometime. I reckon he’s owed a virtual round of applause and I nominate him for The Sart’s First Annual ‘We Love Him’Award!
Aother word about cuff depth (hmmmm: say that quickly ten times!)–it depends on one’s height.
Rule of thumb: the taller you are, the wider your cuff, though not by a great deal. Cuffs for those under 5′ 10″ should be about 1 1/2 inches; for those over, an extra quarter inch makes a small but telling difference.
Of course, cuff width also depends on the style of the pant–some sportier, tweedier models do well with a narrower cuff, so one doesn’t look like one is packing material at one’s ankles. Also, fashion will have its (his? her?) say….