Ah, the tucked tie! I never, ever do that, and only partly because it looks vaguely silly to me. Mostly it’s because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it successfully, with neither irony nor goofiness.
Beautiful, happy couple. Great light, great feeling of movement. One teensy peeve — this very ahtletic, toned, slender, extremely attractive lady is wearing pants that help demonstrate why low rise pants can be synonymous with “muffin top” for even the most willowy, elegant woman. You can see that she has a lovely figure — yet they cause a miniscule bulge even on *her.* (I shudder to think what the sam cut would do to me.) I think the “What Not To Wear” ladies advise buying low-rise pants a size too large for this reason.
I think the tucked in tie and the vulnerability of the lady’s outfit are distracting us from the real jewel: his perfectly fitting suit. Notice how he isn’t wearing a belt and it doesn’t appear that he has suspenders. Notice how the suit falls perfectly from his neck down across his chest. The cut is beautiful and by the way it lays across his body I’d say the fabric is of a good quality. This photo is about his suit.
I used to work with Charles when he was manager of the Polo Mansion. He got Ralph to do the skinny, unlined “Charles” tie with the small knot. Good work Sart on spotting one of New York’s great men of personal style.
This is Charles Fagan, top brass at Ralph Lauren. When I worked in the store at 867 (1989-1994) he was the manager and taught everyone how to dress. His professionalism and attention to detail and to Ralph’s vision are part of what has made the Polo name an enduring part of fashion for the last 40 years.