I don’t know if he knows much about us (yes, I am an Spaniard too). But I do think Carlos’ look is very Spanish: a bit of classic as in Madrid, Santander, Bilbao or San SebastiĂˇn. Of course Carlos is not looking as in Barcelona, Valencia or the rest of Mediterranean area. There is not just one Spanish style. Carlos was born in Bilbao and lives there and Madrid. I do think he epitomizes both cities style. (BTW I was born in San SebastiĂˇn and I live in Madrid, so I know a bit abou this)
Thanks for your answer, Vig.
I think my point is implicit in your message. Since there are many styles inside Spain, you can’t tag someone as “Spanish”, “not very Spanish” or “not Spanish at all”.
To my mind, Berends message relies mostly on stereotypes.
But … long story short: Spanish or not, I like Castillo’s look! ;)
The combination of the slate blue tie, light blue shirt and khaki jacket is perfection, dream-like. The colors by themselves are ordinary-together, they are magical. Also, Madrid is a wonderful city where you be what you want to be and have fun doing it. I cannot recommend the city enough!
This man knows how to dress. Shirt collar is neither stiff nor too short so it doesn’t look cheap or store bought. It fits properly on the neck and sits the correct height above the jacket, and the shirt collar points are hidden under the jacket lapels. The tie is nicely tied and is well up inside the inverted V of the shirt collar front opening so that no shirt fabric is visible above it. The jacket lapels are wide enough and soft to give the jacket a nicely lived in look. It is the details that make the man. Compliments to Carlos and his tailor and shirtmaker. Bravo!