As always, Sart, the first thing I do when I come into work is check your blog and you never fail me. I love everything about this picture. His mixed patterns, the perfect cut of his suit and the jewelry peeking out under his cuffs. (And it doesn’t hurt that he’s gorgeous) Love it!
WOW – this guys name is BJ. Really great gent all around. What I like most about the photo and outfit is the seriousness of his face and the whimsy of his tie. The shirt is great – spread collar with a narrowly tied tie. I also like the fact that, if he is wearing a belt, it’s not obnoxious and gaudy.
Nice looking suit and shirt but I don’t like the tie at all. The pattern does not go well with the heavily patterned (checked) shirt and the colour isn’t very good either. A plain tie (in any colour BUT blue) would look better.
I just have a couple comments about the line of the suit. First, I wish the jacket was tailored in a little around the waist/ribs…just to add some shape.
Second, he clearly has something in the right pocket of his jacket. Classically, this is wrong, since it “breaks” the line of the suit. However, I am huge on function, and wholly support this. Pockets are meant to be used, not just seen. A suit is meant to be functional as well as stylish.
Why does it have to be a “hip-hop mogul” look. Maybe the guy is a laywer or a banker, or a CPA, like me. Will Smith?
Why is he “a bit” frightening? He is not exactly a thug.
People’s perceptions are often focused through very narrow prisms.
…Anyway, one pattern too many. A finely striped shirt would be better. And maybe some waist suppression in the jacket. If you put some glasses on him, add 20 years, and a salt and pepper goatee, that’s me, the frightening, hip-hop, middle aged bean counter.
Why would someone wear this to a Kanye West concert ?
Either way, he’s very handsome, and I think the look is interesting for its whimsy factor. I do like the colours and the mix of patterns, but I agree with some that they don’t necessarily complement each other well.
jazzbuff, you really made more than a few of us happy with your comments, I was warming up to them myself before I saw you beat me to the punch. Now, what about the fact that those pants look like they just came off a hanger, ie., we’ve got some telltale creases on the thighs? But it’s such a small pet peeve for an otherwise lovely look.
“Thumbs up” to the folks that understand my point here.
This blog is about what people are wearing, and how they are wearing it. Black, white, yellow, purple, gay, straight, bi, polymorhous perverse, extraterrestrial…it doesn’t matter, and we shouldn’t make arbitrary,superficial,stereotypinglknee-jerk comments, or assume that an individual is an inseparable part of some imagined social-economic monolith. It’s 2008 folks.
If your outfit looks good, you get props. If you look like you forgot to take your “meds” before you got dressed that day, I’m going to be worse than Mr. Blackwell.
I think Anonymous made the Kanye comment because the photo was taken at his concert, and he’s generally regarded as a stylish person. You seem to think that the comment was narrow-minded in some way, and I don’t interpret it as such. I agree with you completely that the first two comments you addressed had hints of prejudice. Good for you to address that. I just don’t think Anonymous meant the comment in the way that you interpreted it.
By the way, I’m not the same Anonymous. Just to make that clear ;)
If I’m not mistaken I went to High School with him and I don’t wanna say his name because that’s not what this is about…I just assisted a stylist on a major editorial shoot where she gave me the responsibility of styling of the second client. I so mixed the patterns between the shirt and the tie also the pocket square. Which if he is a accountant or works for a major corporation, it shows he takes risks. His suit could be a little more fitted cause he has a slimmer physique, but otherwise he is cool and sharp. Also he recognized who you were and so posed for this photo. Or maybe that was his steez previous.
No dears. It just doesn’t work for me. This is an 80s/90s cut for the coat!!. Low button placement, low lapels. Not the trousers though, very nowish!! While it looks like its a great combo shirt/tie(navy/aqua) I tend to think that the two blues aren’t working well together. Just trying hard to divert from the disastrous coat. Hard labor cannot compensate for naturalness and simplicity. xavier