Love this shot! – the cigarette, his expression and pose, it’s great! i love the piled on proportions with different colours but all the same tone. The jacket is cool, it looks like a Barbour but i’ve never seen one cut that short. Maybe he had it tailored? Gives me an idea for one of the assortment of aged waxed jackets i’ve got piled up in the UK…
For some reason, this makes me think of the music “videos” by Jacques Brel (who was Belgian, lest anybody think he was French!). They were shot in the 1950s and 1960s, very artsy, with dancers who look like this gentleman. A timeless look.
The short Barbour is for fly-fishing (note the D-ring on the right shoulder – for hanging gear from). The short torso keeps the bottom hem from getting wet when you’re wading in a stream. Don’t think this chappy’s been out on the Big Two-Hearted any time recently, but he has a vibe. Is that A sweater and scarf or all 1 garment?
This is a Barbour Fly Fishing Jacket – it is so short to avoid getting it wet whilst you are standing in the water. It is no more in production but browsing ebay.co.uk you should easily find a good used one. (A Barbour should of course always look like you inherited it ;) )