Monday, October 5, 2009

On the Scene…Mixed Plaid @ Burberry Party, London


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  1. Chateau de Chic

    October 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Like it love it gotta have it!

  2. Anonymous

    October 5, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I like this.

  3. Well Done

    October 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    somehow those plaids work together.

  4. VF

    October 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I love this, it looks like something Will. I. Am would wear. Your blog is amazing :)

    Please take a look at ours:


  5. sanderbr

    October 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    refreshingly sophisticated

    loving the collar

    xo Brooke

  6. Cornflake40

    October 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    That is the most casual look I've seen from a mix-match suit ensemble. It reminds me of the West Coast for some reason.

  7. Jacqueline

    October 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    This works for me!


  8. Noa

    October 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Absolutely love this picture!

    great mix between the patterns

    Hook The Look

  9. mimi

    October 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    subdued cool. discreet detail. i like.

  10. SuperMeen

    October 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I love this! He's even popping his collar, which I've tried but people hated on. I enjoy looking at this guy and think to myself "why didn't I come up with that first?"

  11. Steven

    October 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    i love mixing the same prints, this is a great example!


    October 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    That is awesome, love the color!!! ;)

    Lindsay Lohan for Emanuel Ungaro! @ Paris Fashion Week

  13. sanmiguelense

    October 5, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    And the hat!

  14. Anonymous

    October 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Wow – Well done!

  15. die Blume

    October 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I love him!

  16. G. R. Mardock

    October 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Brilliant. Absolutely love it. I wish you could've caught a close up shot of the hat, however.

    Otherwise, the whole combination is great. Love the watch, too.

  17. Rick Platel

    October 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Well done and class!!


    October 5, 2009 at 9:54 pm


  19. Jeannine 520

    October 5, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    This should go into the "what not to wear" file. I'm not fond of the 3 plaids but that's only part of the problem here. The two watches are another sore spot. I don't like this.

  20. elaina brillantes

    October 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    oh so classy! loving the beard and every bit of detail on this guy!

  21. Dank Rishaad

    October 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Thats called making it happen.

  22. Claire

    October 5, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I like how the color of his drink offsets his jacket.

  23. J.Teheren

    October 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Well done sir! Well done indeed.

  24. Michael

    October 5, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I looove the plaid! I love the colorus and the pattern together.

  25. Anonymous

    October 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    ooooooo! This guy has STYLE.

  26. Fernanda

    October 5, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I hadnn't really noticed the mixture of plaids until after the second picture. Love how he wears the jacket, very unique!

  27. Pindie Jean

    October 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    works so well as each plaid is a contrast of the other and mimics the colours.

    what is his pin of?


  28. Fashion4Life

    October 5, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    ooh, so risky. but so, so worth it!

  29. -h

    October 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    well done.

  30. Miguel

    October 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Interesting…. But risky, I think!

  31. S.I.Q.

    October 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    i love mixing the same patterns!!

    -best stylist of our generation:
    Panos Yiapanis

  32. Sarah Kate

    October 5, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Very cool. He seems to carry this outfit off very well!

  33. Ashley

    October 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    So classy!

  34. knn

    October 5, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    funky, yet still very well put together. his accessories compete with the coolness of the plaid. the glasses and beard, the unfolded collar, and tiny dreads peeping out from the back of his hat… i love this photo.

  35. NIKK. A.

    October 5, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Very subtle mixture, the colors and plaids work well together.

  36. Holly

    October 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    The only thing I can think to say is~ a man that's invited to the Burberry party in London can dress like he wants to!;>)

  37. Fraida

    October 5, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    that's great. i like the way he's wearing his collars too.

  38. RJ

    October 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm



  39. An

    October 5, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I think it works because the grain of the plaid is almost identical. Also, if you look closely, the plaids both have traces of blue and tan. There's not giant clashing checks. I like it!

  40. Story of the Stone

    October 5, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    damn. look at the quality in that outfit!

  41. Anonymous

    October 5, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    This guy is definitely a rock star! Love it!

  42. Dani Paiva

    October 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    i liked

  43. romaine

    October 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    It's all good!

    love that it is not trendy, etc… and looks very eye-pleasing. more please.

  44. Anonymous

    October 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm


    all you need is bloc party or english beat and you're set

  45. Nat

    October 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    that is so rich in color, soo nice. not too much but just the perfect pieces.

  46. Emom

    October 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Is it actually only 2 watches?
    are there 2 on each arm?
    Interesting idea.

  47. Pictures on Page

    October 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Love the plaid blazer and the added accessories. The watch, hat, pin, bracelets…

  48. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Oh Jesus… we're looking at the same photo, right? I don't like it at all. Either plaid blazer or plaid slacks; not both. Either pop the collar or lift the sleeves; not both. Either lift a drink or the mobile; not both.


  49. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 12:08 am

    So nice!
    Thanks for the sartorial vitamin.

  50. La

    October 6, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I love love love the outfit! The man clearly has a lot of style.

    But, I wish the trousers were cut by someone who knew what they were doing. The check is so far from matching at the center front, it's criminal.

  51. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 12:16 am

    The plaids go well together, but I completly hate the fit of them. The pants are way too big, and the blazer isn't very fit.

  52. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Now that's what I call cool!

  53. Soren Lorensen

    October 6, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Truly incredible

    combination of perfect pieces working together – even the colour of the drink works to set off the outfit…

    Oh Prince of plaid, I fall at your feet in adoration

  54. Rosie

    October 6, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I think I want to try his whole look for ME! Great tweedy fall look without looking heavy.

  55. iamagloworm

    October 6, 2009 at 12:45 am

    this is beautiful. love it!

  56. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Love the sophistication of cut and fabrics, but he has over-accessorized so much that it destroys the look. Accessories should be chosen with care.

  57. Anni Hall

    October 6, 2009 at 2:30 am

    gorgeous look!

  58. Niki

    October 6, 2009 at 2:40 am


  59. iouiou

    October 6, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Quel style, quelle classe!

  60. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 3:21 am

    It's full of things that shouldn't be done, still it works.
    Love it.
    Sophisticated Sanford & son? :-)


  61. pretty kitty publishing

    October 6, 2009 at 3:56 am

    This gentleman appreciates the fluidity of plaid. Thank you.

  62. Pamela

    October 6, 2009 at 4:00 am


  63. Barima

    October 6, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Funnily enough, it's the fellow's over-accessorising rather than his plaid combinations that make the outfit a little OTT. I like the colour of his sportcoat


  64. tobe

    October 6, 2009 at 5:09 am

    nice combination… i love the horn-rimmed glasses :)

  65. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 5:18 am

    and the hat as well!!!

  66. loulou elizabeth

    October 6, 2009 at 5:41 am

    its the same pattern almost but in different colours. i wish i could see the shape and cut of the trousers. it looks great but im a bit board with this style to be fair. great tailoring tho x

  67. Graham I. Haynes

    October 6, 2009 at 5:54 am

    The close up is much appreciated!

  68. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Nice Jacket!
    Hey it was nice to see U in Paris.
    Just woke up that day…not fashion day…sleepy day or dreamy day should i say!
    Cheers from paris

  69. Beatriz

    October 6, 2009 at 6:36 am

    It's Sam!

  70. SequinsandBangles

    October 6, 2009 at 6:56 am

    He reminds me of Will.I.Am, I love the beautiful shade of green. Colours compliment each other very nicely, and I love on the zoom how you pick up the brown running through the green. Beautiful, and it shows how important fit and cut is in a tailored piece like a blazer.

  71. noemi

    October 6, 2009 at 6:57 am

    what a gorgeous gentleman!

  72. Dounia

    October 6, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I find it so hard to pull out a mixed plaid look from head to toe. But somehow you manage to always find gentlemen that do that brillantly so. Well done ;)

  73. beths

    October 6, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I like the fabrics and accessories together, and together they look good on him. Except that the fit of the jacket and of the trousers is poor. Looking at Sartorialist photos trains the eye to want to see good fit!

  74. Ashley

    October 6, 2009 at 7:50 am

    I am always blown away by the details you notice and subsequently capture beautifully in photos.

  75. indigo warrior

    October 6, 2009 at 7:54 am

    I'm fascinated by the turned collar on the jacket. I always wonder what men are thinking when they manipulate their clothing in this kind of way. I suspect this was a 'cool' thing to do.

  76. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Funky to the max~!

  77. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 8:09 am

    crazy and i think i like it!

  78. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Too much…


  79. Brummagem Joe

    October 6, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Crazy, but it works overall. None of the checks work together but somehow he pulls its off and produces a stylish if not particularly elegant effect. It's hovering on the line between stylish and slightly clownish but I have to say he stays just on the right side. I'm all for mixing checks but if you are like the rest of us you really need to vary the size and patterns. Glen check pants/houndstooth socks to give a very simple and obvious example.

  80. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 8:54 am

    DISTINGUISHED!! One of the best.

  81. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 9:50 am

    What a clever mix, loved everything from the hat to the glasses to the coat, and even the beard. The watch is uniquely pleasant, only thing that is a miss is the white handkerchief on his pocket being too big.
    Love this site

  82. Allen - East Hampton

    October 6, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I wish I was a fly on the wall when he put this together for the first time and that lightbulb went off over his head. Looks great.

  83. fsn

    October 6, 2009 at 10:30 am

    i see this guy on my bus some mornings here in london and he looks amazing every time – will have to say something to him next time i see him, to compliment him on making it onto this blog.


  84. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 6, 2009 at 10:42 am

    wow!! I can't believe how much I actually like this!?! fabulous!

  85. Erin

    October 6, 2009 at 10:58 am

    perfect mix. and he has fantastic nails, which is a nice little complement.

  86. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 10:58 am

    When I scrolled down and saw "Mixed plaids…" title, my morning breakfast started to come up in my throat a bit. But after scrolling down to the photo, he looks sooo cool. Not many people could pull this off, but he does!

  87. princess glee

    October 6, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Hells yeah!

  88. Aleutie

    October 6, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I would emphasise the neck scarf with yet another pattern even more and get the solid color hat. But it's just me.

  89. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 11:10 am

    As several people have pointed out, this is the same plaid which doesn't make it that hard to tell that it could all go together. But just because you can, doesn't mean you should! Too jacked up on accessories and LOOK AT ME. I vote no.

  90. hi-d

    October 6, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Love the mix!

  91. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Cool optical frames.

  92. shark mombassa

    October 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

    so subtle – gorgeous shade of green – altogether very dapper….

  93. coven

    October 6, 2009 at 11:33 am


  94. Mariam

    October 6, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Some smooth style here, there is a reason why Satorialists shot him and i see the reason, a unique blend of elegance.

  95. xris

    October 6, 2009 at 11:41 am

    über natty.

  96. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 11:51 am

    This outfit is definitely not for everyone. Can you imagine the gentle in the left (background) wearing this outfit? He will look like a clown.
    This guy wear it with such confidence……..wear what suits you..well, i guess we need to know what suits us.

  97. Obia (Haute and TRASHED)

    October 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    simply perfect.

  98. Alexandria J.

    October 6, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Great use of plaid. I thought that this was at first

  99. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Too precious by half.

  100. desertwind

    October 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    LInton Kwesi Johnson vibe and you can't go wrong with that.

  101. Valncami

    October 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Absolutely Love this!

  102. Rita

    October 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    favourite look of the week! amazing.
    How is he doing that!?

  103. MIA

    October 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    thank you god for 'doing' these people and thank you for photograph them!

  104. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    The green in the jacket is so beautiful. It's a color a lot of guys won't wear/buy. The mix is bold, but it's one of those "certain city", "certain look", "certain age" kind of looks that doesn't work on everyone. He pulls it off with a lot of panache.

  105. Juliet

    October 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I love plaid!

    juliet xxx

  106. Jack Daniel

    October 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I love it that you also photographed the details.

  107. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    "thank you god for 'doing' these people and thank you for photograph them!"

    mwaaahahahahaa and thank you God for before thee I were blind. Scott, you've made God status for some, it seems.


  108. christina-b

    October 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I love the plaid it goes incredibly well. The dark green is a great colour

  109. The Modest Adonis

    October 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Sam and co roll deep… Keep up the style boys

  110. Beata

    October 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    very cool!

  111. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Different, but a good different. It looks effortless. Very classic.

  112. Gil

    October 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    FANTASTIC!! Guy has taken traditional items and patterns. mixed them up, accessorized them, and made them hypster cool.

    Great contrast to the very BCBG Paris gentleman in tweeds.

  113. Matt

    October 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm


  114. SustantivoMasculino

    October 7, 2009 at 2:56 am

    ~very classic. it reminds me of old school sidebar singers of the 60's.

  115. Alba S

    October 7, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Welldone Shaka :-)

  116. Out of the Rabbit's Hole

    October 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

    The accessories are what gives this outfit it's win.

    The Hat
    The Frames
    The Bracelets
    The Pins

    The Rabbit Hole

  117. Cris

    October 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    perfect "no match", successfully worn!

  118. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm


    Shaka always gets it right. You deserve all the attention.

    I love the look. It's perfection, 'n so are u.

  119. Dithyramb

    October 7, 2009 at 7:31 pm


  120. Joy Mars

    October 8, 2009 at 12:56 am

    The hat makes it work.

    But he should lose the beard.

  121. The Photodiarist

    October 8, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I am loving this mix.

  122. Anonymous

    October 9, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Very obviously an urban take on a 'country' look, so too contrived for me. The juice for me in 'authentic country' looks is in the shoes, socks, bags, scarves. So the lack of detail means I am unable to feel this guys look.

  123. Anonymous

    October 12, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Yes, this is what i was talking about. authentic fashionista is back.

  124. Hanger Appeal

    October 15, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Love the mix…always good to mix anything up, limitless!!

  125. Anonymous

    October 15, 2009 at 2:08 am

    hat and pants little too matchy-matchy

  126. The Blasphemous Fiendess

    November 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I love this plaid mix; it absolutely works and the colours are great. Something isn't right though, maybe the accessories?

  127. Lilac

    November 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Truly brilliant.

  128. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 12:59 am

    "Hello, I want to look like André 3000".

  129. Emily

    January 11, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Another fantastic outfit from Mr S. He always looks this great, the best dressed man I know.

  130. Desireable

    January 26, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Love him! I've seen this guy so many spots in London, he is just always nicely turned out and you cant help but take note. :) And he's cute and little!

  131. portobello west

    January 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    yap it's an English awareness to school of taught that comes naturally and yes! you are a fab student. ok,Shaka- delight……will be seeing you @porto-b lockdown.(same place,same time,same vibe)

  132. Anonymous

    February 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

    One half of the ACF Gents,these guys are the most stylish and talented people i know.Keep up with good job guys,can't wait till the book comes out.

  133. phone number lookup

    January 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Real nice pattern and wonderful written content , very little else we want D.

  134. Julie

    January 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Love the style!!

  135. Robin

    April 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    This guy totally knows what he is doing and always looks fantastic. I like the two watches. He’s continental!

  136. james

    July 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Go to savile Row

  137. julian

    October 28, 2012 at 7:19 am

    This is a look I’ve seen now and again in London (beard included).

    You could call it a ‘Monk-like’ or ‘Thelonius-ish’ style ?

    These gentlemen are lone hunters, and can often be spotted, lurking at the back, rarely ever speaking but looking cool, in jazz clubs or off beat, boho cafes where jazz is a staple ingredient of the incidental background mixtapes.

  138. spicchiodiluna

    February 10, 2015 at 9:02 am

    really grooming!

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