Friday, December 30, 2011

On the New Year… Ouigi Theodore

What are a few things you learned this year?


That classic, well-made woven shirts work with EVERYTHING! I incorporated a classic white oxford into all of my looks, it was the best thing I’ve ever done.


I’m known for fusing tailored clothing with vintage pieces to keep things sharp but relaxed, I like pieces that have a story. But working with great tailors has inspired me to go more tailored next year; custom suits, shirts, and footwear with a respectful splash. I’m building a suit closet, a suit for every occasion!  I want to master the balance: show up to a ball game in a suit looking completely appropriate.  


Also, I want to plan things out more than I had before. I’m really impulsive, so my goal is to approach new experiences with a plan in mind.


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  1. Fashion Me Wild

    December 30, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Great casual look. Love the hat!

    Check out today’s look:

  2. Kasidy

    December 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Digging this photo, the look, and the idea of a suit for every occasion. Fantastic.

  3. [email protected]

    December 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Fabulous style! I especially love his straw boater.

  4. M.

    December 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Thank you: Suit to a ball game, bring it all back. I am so very weary of this oh-so-casual world. I remember my father used to mow the lawn in a shirt and tie. It was a hand mower, of course, and he didn’t break a sweat (which would have not been gentlemanly:—)

    Lovely white shirt.

  5. Bohemian Style

    December 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I love his ring!

  6. Cleon

    December 30, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I love Ouigi’s perspective. A true visionary among men.

  7. Serdane

    December 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

    That is a beard. His style is very classic but still original with his accessories and his hat. Love this !!

  8. Hondey Fashion is Coming

    December 30, 2011 at 11:06 am

    groomed appearance but natural at the same time!

  9. lintmag

    December 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

    That’s it??? Only one photo and a super short interview? I want more!

  10. Ophelia

    December 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Love the old school style!

  11. Dominika

    December 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

    really amazing!

    Fashion Philosophy

  12. The life after

    December 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Great character!!

    The Life After

  13. Steph

    December 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Love his look.why don’t I see men dressed like that in ireland :) outfit looks so cool

  14. allen

    December 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

    He always looks great and you can’t find fault with his philosophy.
    Hall of fame material, definitely.

  15. Maciej

    December 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Old style american look. I like it very much.

  16. Jessica

    December 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

    This is the most inspiring and interesting of these New Year posts that you’ve featured. Love him!

  17. Nansosi

    December 30, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Wow! So put together — so classy!

  18. Pop

    December 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I know this guy, we go to the same barber shop, he has a very unique style, always stands out….

  19. Emily

    December 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    This makes me want to buy white shirts. And I hate white shirts. Good luck with your resolutions – mine are the opposite of yours! To be more spontaneous.

  20. Grace

    December 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    very nice outfit. I agree with him about the white oxford-one is very versatile!

  21. Roseanne

    December 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    This man is so stylish with the beard and the vintage looking suspenders.The hat adds a classi touch to it.Makes me feel like he is from the 19th century.

  22. Bonnie McCarthy

    December 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Beautiful photo! I love the way he has mixed the ring and the bandana with such traditional styling, but I think the hat takes it into the realm of a costume.

  23. Miss L

    December 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Love his look! So stylish!

  24. Jen

    December 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Handsome man! and he pulls it off– he looks fresh and modern, not olde timey (despite the boater). We need to see more of him!

  25. Marisa Alma

    December 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    A truly stylin’ gentleman. I, too, love the straw hat and I don’t even like beards, but he makes it look good. The pleated pants look great on guys who are in shape. I think he is wearing a bow tie for a splash of color, I can’t tell if it is a bow tie or scarf. In French the word for “bow tie” translates into “butterfly knot” so delightful.

    Happy New Year all you style mavins!

  26. comme fraiche

    December 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I hope he keeps wearing the suspenders as they add to his look

  27. VonLehndorff

    December 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I applaud your conviction to dress in bespoke, however difficult and expensive. I would rather have two such suits rather than 100s of non-custom made. Also, nothing like woven white shirts. I wear them constantly-even in the hotest of climates-they feel fresh for ever. regarding the suit at the ball game: My Father-and most of his generation-would not go anywhere un-suited or jacket-less, including Yankee Stadium in Summer. Revive sear-sucker!
    I would like to see you provide more on men’s shoes (esp. British) and suggestions for tropical suits / ensembles ( S.Florida-Palm beach-Miami resident) Thanks

  28. Charlotte Wilder

    December 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    That is such a stunning picture! His stance says so much. I love his suspenders too. Can women wear suspenders? Because I’ve been known…

  29. une chatte grise

    December 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    He’s looked fabulous in all your photos of him, and he sounds like an interesting person. I’d love to read a longer interview.

  30. Name* VISTETE Y SAL

    December 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm


  31. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    December 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I love his boater! He sounds like a really interesting person, and that photo looks marvelous.


  32. Mali - just me

    December 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    such pants!! Total right, always!

  33. eugene

    December 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    this guy is a classical pioneer!

  34. What Is The New Black

    December 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Amazing, I love the whole look. Especially the bow tie!

  35. Lola

    December 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Casual look!! Fantastic

  36. Brittany Matthews

    December 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    This photo is great…love his ensemble.

  37. FUZE2012

    December 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    love the braces – such as classic feel that has been modernised by the man himself!
    We love
    FUZE2012 Xx

  38. SJB

    December 30, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Best way to make a suit more relaxed is to add some sunglasses (wooden ones preferrably).

  39. CBC

    December 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Ouigi i love how u look….but most of all i love your thought process Happy New Year!!

  40. Clove Bud

    December 30, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    This is just phenomenal; In Chicago, you’ll see some older men dressed similar to this; minus the flamboyant flares of colour though, which is really what makes this outfit so aesthetically pleasing.

    The detail on the suspenders, though – that’s what I love most. Very interesting, but not the first thing my eye goes to.

  41. Marcel Da Chump

    December 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Looking at pictures of old ballparks on the internet, one marvels at the crowds of well-dressed people.
    I admire his sartorial ethic, commitment, and bow to nostalgia.

  42. Will

    December 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    This photograph is interesting because it’s usual in the Sartorialist for people to appear assured, content — at least composed. This gentleman is clearly struggling against the heat but the picture still works because it illustrates the story the man tells us about his thinking in assembling a wardrobe. Very nicely done.

  43. J'Ellen

    December 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I love how he has such a classic yet individual look!

  44. dragon fruit

    December 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    he looks awesome he definitely has amazing style. great details

  45. Theadora

    December 31, 2011 at 12:29 am


  46. kristina

    December 31, 2011 at 12:58 am

    what a very well-dressed man!! love it!! happy new year 2012!!
    xo, k

  47. (@Tokyofaces)

    December 31, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Wow! He’s got an awesome style!

    Tokyo street style:

  48. Haidee

    December 31, 2011 at 5:50 am

  49. SoliuMcQueen

    December 31, 2011 at 6:02 am

    He’s great! Love him
    Kisses :*
    Have a nice New Year’s day

  50. adrian

    December 31, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Yeah, the hat is perfect, but the thing i love most, is the red handkerchief…

  51. zztop

    December 31, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Everybody’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

  52. Monique

    December 31, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Ouigi rocks! My sister went to university with him. He was always a go getter! Love his style!

  53. fashionattacksme

    December 31, 2011 at 10:31 am

  54. TheHypeAround

    December 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    A great photo and an excellent plan for 2012! A man should be tailored as best as possible for any occassion. Shirts, suits, blazers and jackets, it all good because the well tailored man is always a man of action.

    Now, back to my writing…..

  55. KM

    December 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    good luck and happy new year! that is quite a resolution you got there!

    Amazing photo.

  56. Kate

    December 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Gorgeous man :)


  57. Kate

    December 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    This guy’s amazing! I want him to style me.

  58. ETC...

    December 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Great look, love the suspenders!


  59. foodfashionandflow

    December 31, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Great photo! I love the suspenders and the hat. So refreshing to see a man be fashionable.

  60. Brie W

    January 1, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I like this one. New to your blog. Heard so much about it.

  61. Style Anywhere

    January 1, 2012 at 5:16 am

    I like his style!

  62. swingkids

    January 1, 2012 at 7:44 am

    a wardrobe to all occasions..erm..interesting..i just wander lately cos i am thinking of the same thing but how a gentlemam casually slips into his wardrobe for a modern party like a rock or pop things..remember this should be smooth and varied as opposed to his daily wear instead of jumping into a kid’s fast easy going’s cool for kids cos it comes natural with attitudes but however a gentleman is gonna fit into all this or a 20s windsor gemtleman survives in a world of house music and grunge..think about that.we cannot deny where we live on any level eventually and a gentleman should be more sharp and smart to occasions..any occasions.

  63. Tommy

    January 1, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Happy new year. I have always loved your blog.
    Hope last night celebration was good.


  64. xxxo, maggie.

    January 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

    The whole look is so refreshing. Best I’ve seen in awhile.

    Happy New Year!

    xxxo, maggie.

  65. Etrala London

    January 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Love the trousers & hat!!
    You can see more fashion trends for men here:

  66. Olivincea

    January 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I will follow “suit”.

  67. talktomyshoes

    January 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    “I want to master the balance: show up to a ball game in a suit looking completely appropriate.” YES!!!!!! Amazing amazing.
    I am so looking forward to your blog in 2012 <3


    January 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    God bless this man and fashion!!!!!!!The Fräulein

  69. Luke

    January 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I’m impressed with anyone who can make pleated pants look fresh.

  70. canvasofculture

    January 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    He looks wonderful:) That hat is just so cute

  71. Silver Jewelry Jaipur

    January 2, 2012 at 1:36 am

    it is really a fantastic post nice and great one

  72. finance managment tips

    January 2, 2012 at 1:36 am

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  73. Susie

    January 2, 2012 at 7:35 am

    This suit closet idea has inspired me to sharpen up . My new years resolution is now to have a closet with a dress for every occasion.

  74. K

    January 2, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Can we not see the full interview?

  75. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    January 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

    What a jawdropping look to embrace this new year!! Cheers!!

    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.

  76. slide scanning

    January 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I’m loving his hat and the fabric around it. So cute.

  77. JAF

    January 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Adore this blog! Amazing…no wonder your the top! Will be clicking up for feeds from you!

  78. Best blogger

    January 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    really amazing!

  79. London man with van

    January 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    That is amaizing, very nice !
    London man with van.

  80. dee

    January 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I love his casual vintagy look! Very very nice!

  81. Highball

    January 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    creating a classic look ?

  82. Kisha Shaw

    January 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    who is this beautiful man…..? please let me know….LOL, serious..LOL!

  83. Pamela

    January 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I miss the era when people dressed for every occasion. Theatre, dinner, concerts, etc. Love his philosophy!

  84. Anna Louisa

    January 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    His looks are always some of my favorites! Can’t top a well-dressed man :)

  85. Annabelle

    January 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    What great style he has! I really need to make it out to Brooklyn Circus one of these days…

  86. antique engagement rings

    January 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    What a fantastic look!

  87. Paula

    January 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    What a handsome and elegant gentleman! I wish your interview of him were a bit longer–I’d love to know more about this charming man. The picture is beautiful and he is genuinely captivating.

  88. Suzan

    January 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    he looks grrrrreat!

  89. jeanluc

    January 4, 2012 at 1:03 am

    where can I find a ring like that, its gorgeous

  90. Only

    January 4, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style of blogging. I added it to my favorites web page list and will be checking back soon.

  91. JQ

    January 4, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Pleasant, but not so surprised to see him featured on this site! Makes sense…such great style!

  92. Isabelle

    January 4, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Oh my! I simply love this photo. He is so handsome and the outfit is pure perfection. Certainly interesting!

  93. erin

    January 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

    holy. one of the most handsome men i’ve ever seen. gorgeous.

  94. designer kleider

    January 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    What a nice guy. I really love suspenders!!!

  95. clarity enhanced diamonds

    January 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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  96. jennifer De Francisco

    January 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    The hat…the beard…the suspenders….amazing!!!

  97. sarah

    January 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

  98. helena

    January 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    please….. do not plan to much, it will stop the inspiration……

  99. Malinxe

    January 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    ***SWOON*** So Handsome!

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  101. israel

    January 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    fantastico, increíble foto

  102. Veola Reighley

    January 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Great job on this. I really liked it.

  103. kdw

    January 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    So elegant, classic, yet fresh. I would love to see him with the boater hat on-dig it!!!

  104. Name*LT

    February 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Very very stylish man..He inspires me to dress better as ayoung african american man and I just wanna say thank you mr ouigo theodore for opening up doors and giving us a young man a role model when it comes to carrying outselves in a respectful manner..

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  108. Emma

    August 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I am in love with this man. A suit, straw hat AND a beard? Where are my smelling salts?!

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    August 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    beautiful mind.

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