all over gorgeous, and very similar to my personal style (though i’d be lying if i said i consistently made it look this good). that pocket square/belt combo seals the deal for me; i didn’t quite pick up HOW perfect it is from the shot in the magazine, but i mean, wow…
Just awesome, Sart. Now we’re talking! I love the navy sport coat/blazer with peak lapels and ticket pocket, checked shirt, pocket square, and tomato red trousers. This is a great blend of colours. Note the repp tie and tie bar. I would not have thought a surcingle belt in aqua blue would have worked, but I think it does. What kind of shoes is this chap wearing? Excellent work.
Everything is beautiful, but the rise is distressingly high. Take it down an inch and it would be better, I think. I would also add a little bit to the collar. Unless he’s seriously playing subtly with proportion, it kind of gives him a bobblehead look. But overall, very well done. And handsome.
This guy looks so clasy, and comfortable, and unconventional.
That belt kills me!
How would you, or anyone describe this particular look? I am from the Midwest, and some of these elements do end up on our most sartorial gents, and sometimes, ladies, too, but not all at once, such as with this guy.
I’m gonna have to go ahead and sort of…disagree with everone else here. I appreciate what he’s trying for here, but 1) I am over spread collars, they’re ridiculous, and even though he’s thin enough to wear them his tie knot should be bigger, 2)I’m not feeling the tie against the shirt pattern, and the orange pants make him look clown like, like he fell out of a bad 70′s sears catalog.
But yes the colors are spring like, which I am guessing is the the theme.
I absolutely love this — especially that amazing belt. Don’t know about that particular pocket square, though. Doesn’t it kind of look like a pair of women’s underwear? Oh well, a spectacular show of style and taste overall.
I saw this look in GQ early last week look and fell in love with it. I immediately wore my twist on it to the office the next day and the compliments poured in. I felt so bold. The unexpected combinations of pattering and color… Sart, this is why I love you! Thanks for the inspiration.
For me; a little too color crazed: navy, teal, puprle, navy, (is that a dark green tie?). He’s just on the verge of approaching the look of a Sunday color comic, but pulled it back with the navy blazer and tie. It’s smart; flambo yet restrained.
This pic really starts up my fantasy. What kind of life this guy has? How long did it take to come up with this combination? Did he show the result to his partner? What could the partner say? What did the collegues told him? etc etc Unbelievable but great!! Thanks for sharing with us!
ooh la la.. the colors are vivid! i like it.plus love the belt. i wanna have one of those! the pants are killing me too (in a good way of course). hats off to you Sart! this guy looks dashing and masculine despite all the colors
I can’t stand tie bars but God bless him. A rich look with great flair and balls. However, he’s in NYC and you can do this without having your ass kicked. Try this in Charlotte, NC or St Louis or even Chicago (at the Cub’s opener) and you could be courting trouble. In NYC this look is appreciated. It looks so effortless.
i’ve been noticing that the look for men right now is to wear their pants and jackets a little too small. what’s that all about? i wonder if we’re reverting back to childhood for some reason – women stand pigeon-toed. men wear kids clothes.
I am almost torn apart by this picture. It is so refreshing to see someone with a courage to wear those pants. And its stuff like this that makes men’s fashion so much more interesting. I also love the coat and oh my, I can’t stop looking at the flower patterned pocket square… It so brings the whole set to another level. On the other hand, to be honest, I think the “skewed stripes” tie is actually quite boring especially when set against so exciting garments…
I am so conflicted about this one. I see that the pocket square addresses all the colors and at first glance and if I don’t think too much about it, it’s fabulous. But I’m wondering if the purple shirt and navy jacket blend TOO well. They match so elegantly. I love the pocket square and the belt with the whole upper half of the outfit and even with the pants. Then you throw in those GORGEOUS pants. Stunning fit, bold color…they just don’t connect with the look on top except in the vaguest terms. It matches his skin tone and the bits of orangy color in the pocket square. But it still looks jarringly disjointed. But the whole still looks brilliant. I love it, but I have to go through this 5 minute mental process of back and forths to come to to that conclusion. Headache.
Great example of having so much going on (colors, patterns), that you don’t know where to look–but look everywhere! It’s all so sharp. I particularly usually hate cut-away collars, but he makes it look great. In a more casual outfit too. Excellent.
Again. Belt and pocket sq. sold the outfit. The most important of all is the confidence that he carries so well. Best man’s outfit I’ve seen for the past few months. Good to see someone who isn’t so attached to black or brown, or jeans. How refreshing.
If this photo were black-and-white you would perhaps first notice the cut of the jacket, then maybe the length of the tie, the fit of the trousers, the proportions, and so on. Even the “right” amount of sleeve that is showing. Attention to every detail. The point is, this is a very thoughtful and disciplined presentation, although the use of colours may suggest otherwise.
Definitely a stylish Ken! I just love the fact that the pants are so unexpected. For those who don’t love the look, you got to give him kudos at least for going there. So true tho tintin that this look definitely couldn’t be pulled off in other locations…
OH, he is gorgeous. Let me just get that out of the way. Yum, yum, yum.
Anywho, these are colors I would never even think to put together but they go so well.Who knew that someone could pull off orange pants and a navy jacket and the lavender checkered shirt and striped tie? Who knew, hmm?
Overall I like this look. I could do without the belt but I wont hold it against him. This pic reminds me of my favorite outfit I think Scott has ever shot. It was a window shot of the Kiton store with a similar color arrangement; reddish pants, navy blazer, etc…
This is the best I have seen in a long time. Another guy might look like a clown with all that color and pattern going on, but he just looks like a stud. The belt is the coup de grace; I wouldn’t even feel bad if he stole my girlfriend.
Whoah! What a splash of colour! I like the jacket/shirt/tie vs. the trousers combo, but the belt bothers me – kind of makes him look split in half. Maybe the blue in it – I don’t know. But great overall effect! ~ Kate
i love how he made the pants look more orange-y by pairing them with a yellow belt. but i think the greatest thing about this look is that he wore something that is completely natural to him (or certainly looks so) when for someone else it would have been a huge deal and a real risk. i just love when people can wear whatever they feel fun yet sexy in because chances are if they feel it, they look it.
that’s it!.. I’m definitely going to purchase orange trousers or reds (be them nantucket, breton, or some other shade) or some sort of wonderful colored trousers. This post has confirmed a lingering desire of late.
It works. I think the only things that would keep me from this entire look is the belt of that color and the collar.
Love the color – mostly (especially up top, the “business” part of his fashion mullet) – but the belt/highwaisted orange pants combo puts it too much over the top for my taste. Guy is adorable though!
It sure would be fun to see this one in black and white. That way it would be easier to focus on the proportions which I’ve gotta echo what was said earlier, seem like an attempt to revert to childhood (or bobbleheadism?). All he needs is a beanie and a big lollipop to complete the look.
Again though, I think he is adorable, and capable of so much more. It’s a shame that with a face like his, most people (in my opinion) will notice the face last. I just covered up his clothes and he goes instantly from bobblehead to Adonis.
This is my favorite one so far! I don’t think it would work on someone less handsome and fit though. When unattractive people wear such unconventional combinations they usually come across as eccentric. He still looks like a pretty normal guy.
I guess I’m in the minority here, but to me he looks like he couldn’t decide whether to be a broker in NYC or a trendy golfer in Miami. Love the top, love the bottom (especially the belt!), but the combination is too severe for my taste. I think it’s the coat; just too conservative for those pants.
Loving everything but the belt. Not only do I think that there is just a bit too much colour, (and unrelated colour at that) but I think that belt lloks a bit ‘cheap’ Overall though, definitely and ‘A’ for effort.
This is one of the best outfits that I have seen on this site. I am not just being biast because my personal style reflects this mans in way it fits and the cut of his coat the hug of the pants the fit of the shirt the size if the tie his collar and even the amount of cuff being shown. Men in New York dont dress like this unfortunatly. There is too much baggyness and room going on in “americans” way of dressing. Anyhow this guy gets an A+ from me.
You have the best blog ever. I come here for inspiration all the time. Those of us far away from the fashion captials of the world really appreciate your shrp eye. This guy really put together an interesting combination- who would think that purple and orange would work. It helps that he is extremely handsome.
Gotta say that I find this to be a bit like a “where’s Waldo” picture. There’s just one thing that’s not quite right here. Maybe it’s the tie clip, maybe it’s the tie length, maybe it’s the spread collar; maybe keep the former and remove the belt. For me he’s simply gone one step too far and has thereby stepped into fast food uniform territory. Sorry. A hottie though.
Proof-positive that colour matching is a deliberative process that takes skill and talent… this gentleman is very aware of his wardrobe and how much mileage he can get out of every bright piece. Bravo, this is genius.
(This is genius especially since he made an autumn colour like the rust in his pants look equally at home with his spring gingham and his summer belt.)
As always, everbody here finds it amazing, awsome, great..etc. Does noone here see he is wearing orange pants to a blue/purple upper half?? And what about this belt, it screams “let me go back to the 80s, plz!”. Nice try though, but too colorful!
Looks awesome, but lowering the rise and dropping the end of the tie just a bit would really perfect the look. As is, it looks like he has a mini torso that just doesn’t match up with the rest of his body.
do men like this REALLY exist? i can’t believe he just got up in the morning and decided to dress like this. i mean, is this just a random guy you spotted on the street? i find that hard to believe, but if it’s true, i really would to find out who this guy is.
oh my. such opposing patterns/colours working so harmoniously together. this is sort of paradoxical. kudos to you sart, for picking this man out. this is individuality at its best (apart from agyness deyn. maybe these two should meet)
It’s always in the details. This is a beautiful outfit, carefully, yet effortlessly tied together. The stitching above the pocket relates to the belt. The pants are the boldest to my eye, the the top part of the outfit seems like something to be worn with a classic chino pant. HOWEVER this terracotta color is fantastic and with the blend of pattern and color in the completed outfit it acts as a neutral or a base. The blues are marvelous. the bright blue in the tie connects with the blue on the belt and the jackets embroidery, even though its not the same shade it allows for the eye to connect the vaiety. The checkered shirt becomes a smooth back splash for the tie and the colors in the pants and belt. I gotta say i love the tie clip, how its positioned; it doest blend with the striping, but its still subtle. GREAT GREAT GREAT.
The more conservative the pieces, the further you can go with color before reaching the “top”, let alone going over it. Looks great – not for presenting your summation to the jury, of course, but in an ad agency, architects office, etc., super.
At various times in my working life I’ve been a tie=bar man, and it’s almost purely a functional preference – if you find yourself bending over your work a lot, and that work includes inks, paint, edibles (think designer, architect, restaurateur) a tie bar will save your beautiful ties from nasty fates. At the same time, the bar can help bump up the knot a bit. And let’s be clear – a clip is not a “tack” or pin, those vicious things that also wreak havoc with a cravat.
If readers criticize things, it would be interesting to read what they would have done differently. For example, what kind of belt would be better? If the purple and orange aren’t working for you, how would you have approached jazzing up the pant choice? The comment sections here would be more consistently rewarding to read if they made a bit more effort this way. My .02.
This outfit is, to borrow a phrase from the girls at GFY, a scroll down statement! The Navy/plum blazer with the purple gingham and green/purple/navy tie is a little wild for the office but still rather tame. Then, wow, orange pants. We go from business on top to funky on the bottom and the whole mix lets us know this man has a not so subtle joie de vivre!
I LOVE that his belt matches his pocket squares aqua overlock stitching on the edges. Even the belts leather buckle part works with the colour swirls in the it! The look is perfect, but one probably has to be quite self confident to pull it off!
This is way over the top. It’s all obviously high quality and cut well, with the exception that there seems to be a problem around the coat’s neck. He clearly has an eye for these things, but there’s a reason that conservatism has traditionally been the rule in men’s dress, especially in the city. All these colors look so out of place against the the austerity and greyness of the city background. Maybe by the beach this would be okay, and each of the things he’s wearing alone, in an otherwise conservative outfit, maybe. But like this he looks like a clown.
Generally speaking, pretty fabulous. I do agree on the short tie length and am puzzled that he added a tie bar to what appears to be a very unbusinesslike outfit. This pic raises for me the critical question every well dressed gentleman should consider each time he puts something on; that is, at what point is too much color matching just that..too much. At a minimum you run the risk of looking “over-produced” or “foppish”; for some men you run the risk of looking like either your mother or wife dressed you. I can picture those overbearing women with a jacket tossed over their arm marching about a men’s store with matching tie and shirts combinations being ruthlessly assembled. I think this gentleman stopped just sort of being dangerously overmatched, and the result is quite striking.
No! Men like this do not exsist! He is a Salesman in the Tie Department at Paul Stuart….They are showcasing items from their new line.I’m sure that Nieman/Grodd hand dressed him like a Ken Doll and Paul Stuart Advertisement Dept. scheduled an appointment with the Sartorialist! This was set up!!!
Scott, just want to clear up one thing: as seen in GQ, this is an entire look from the new Paul Smith line – so is it a model, an employee, or did you happen upon someone wearing the complete package? Since it looks like you’re down on 5th Av, maybe someone from the PS staff. (Haven’t been in in awhile.)
This gentleman works at Paul Stuart in the PCole area. these are his real clothes and apparently how he usually dresses.
i had been reading the comments and had ro relook at the outfit – i dont think it looks so crazy colorful. yes it has color but it is a lot less loud than most guys wearing sports jerseys or track suits
clicked on the image to see a larger version. Totally left in awe. He is perfection. This picture IS PERFECTION. I love the color coordination, but then again who doesn’t?! yes I’m just stating the obvious. Great stuff…
Overall it’s brave, different, and I like it. The belt is the killer piece which takes the blue-y-purple blazer/shirt down to a lighter blue, and the red-y-orange trousers up to a lighter orange – thus bringing two otherwise clashing colours into harmony! My only minor niggles are the cut-a-way collar – his neck sits slightly awkwardly – and the sloppy tie clip positioning.
At first glance, this outfit seems nearly flawless; I don’t care about what anyone else says, I LOVE the tie clip, and if I’m not mistaken, his tie knot is a full windsor so it pairs perfectly with the cut away colar. However, after I looked at this photo some more, I noticed that something was off: The green in the tie is perfect for the shirt and jacket, but way too dark for the belt and pants. I feel like I’m looking at two different looks here, one on top and one on the bottom. If the tie had incorporated some of the light blue from the belt instead of the green I think the look would be more balanced.
Still, I am very glad that the ‘black/ grey with one jewel tone piece’ colour scheme is over. Bright colours paired with each other is so much more interesting!
Well I think this is over the top, i like mixing colors, etc but the red paints, i don’t know. It is interesting the fact the from the waist down he totally another man, but I don’t think this look works, at least not for me. One more thing, the paints could have a lower waist, not like a cowboy paints but at least a little lower.