Ravishing ensemble and photo and face. Just one question–Sart, is there a rule on not buttoning the lowest button of a vest or suit? Because I thought the rule was, leave the bottom button open, but beautifully dressed ppl in your photos often do not. BTW love those jacket cuffs!!!!
He’s rocking the lavender! It works. And the suit is VERY well made. Do you see the way that the horizontal lavender stripes on the sleeves match the placement of the stripes on the body of the jacket? And the plaid stripes on the body of the jacket match the stripes on the pants? That’s no accident. That’s GREAT tailoring. Two minor qibbles. I love the working buttonholes on the sleeves, but 5 buttons is excessive. 3 is dashing. 4 is flashy. 5 is silly. Lastly, he should unbutton the bottom button on his vest.
beautiful! i can’t believe what i’m seeing… is the minute pattern match between jacket and trouser that we see the fruit of extraordinary craftmanship, mr. schuman’s sense for sartorial perfection, or just a random stroke of luck? (i suspect not the latter…)
I see that 5-button sleeve as idiosyncratic – it’s just a quirk, and makes as much sense as 3 or 4. Sleeve buttons – even working ones – are essentially decorative anyway. Like male nipples.
The topic of which and how many buttons must be closed or left open is such a peculiar one = a guy is tempted to close the bottom of his vest just to annoy those who declare a rule against it. Remember Swift’s nation divided in war between those who break their eggs on the bottom and those who break the top?
yes, that 3 piece suit draws attention. Like driving around in a 599GTB Fiorano, you’re just going to get looks. (imho) I think it’d take bigger balls to pull this off with confidence than a mishmash ensemble of eclectic / stylish clothes.
Didn’t this gentleman appear in a previous post some time ago wearing the same suit, sans the vest? He was holding a Chanel folder of some kind in that photo. The dark umbrella, scarf and hair all highlight the lavender/grey suit.
OMG great suit! but I agree with tj and I think his hair is a strong contrast. I dont know if I like that. Especially because the dark scarf prolonges the lengths of his hair optically. may be the scarf is a bit too heavy for the soft colours of the suit. but who cares…
i don’t care who made his suit or how many buttons on his jacket cuff or if he broke a “rule” in fastening the bottom button of his waistcoat. what i have always loved about clothes is how they function aesthetically, as ART, the way they can visually transport you to other time/spaces, that kind of magic that makes getting dressed everyday such an endlessly creative ritual. while i definitely like things that are modern and futuristic, what i love about this outfit is the dandyish- art nouveau elegance that really comes together with with the umbrella, scarf, pocket square, hair, superfluous buttons, etc. The grace and androgyny remind me of certain scenes from “The Lover,” a film i haven’t seen i ages but which i’m going to netflix right now.
Fantastic, fantastic suit and picture. I cannot believe the way he is photographed with the hair slightly covering his face-brilliant! He looks like the rich villain in an anime film, and what a beautiful villain he’d make! I love this photograph, one of my favourites!
Is the plaid on the vest left unmatched to the jacket for a reason? I can’t imagine it to be an accident; contrast, maybe? I don’t think it’s Tom Ford – the cap on the shoulder isn’t exaggerated enough; prob not Saville either since the plaid doesn’t match at the pocket welt, but gorgeous nonetheless.
Single Breasted, Peak Lapel seems to be everywhere today. Three years ago I thought I was the only one who had one. I think (hard to tell) the plaid does match the pocket flaps. And who cares about the vest button…the working sleeve buttons seem to negate the leaving the waistcoat button open. Great shot too. I wonder how many shots were taken to get this one with the hair flying in the face?
Catching up on posts missed, I came across THAT suit. SWOON. The plaid-matching just slays me all over again, as does the grey/lavender. Working-button (5!) sleeves. Slender pants. Proper umbrella. Wonderfully dramatic scarf and hair. Glad you ran into this again. Today is better already. THANKS!
I have seen this guy here in this same suit before.. it was a better picture the first time because i remember thinking it was stunning.. it was the reason I keep coming back… i going to have to look at the archive now.. for the original..