The gentleman on the right is most definitely OWNING hos outfit right now. down to the jacket left open and tied. LOVE the fit of the denim with the “working class cuff” he needs to ditch the coffee cup and get a better accessory tho…
Haha, I live in Ireland and when for whatever unfortunate reason I have to leave to confines of the city, I see men dressed like this everywhere, tending to their cattle! xP That said, they wear wellington boots instead of lovely Loakes and lack the turned up jeans and lovely scarf and belt detailing xP This post made me laugh anyhow, just imagining the good old wholesome farmer look passing as stylish!
These two gentlemen pair well together like wool over your shoulder on a very briks evening. I can appreciate the spread collar with the textured tie and imperfectly lined tie-clip. I think that the vest if not anything else brings this look home. The jeans provides a relaxing look and feel and the brims adds a element of sophistication.
These two gentlemen pair well together like wool over your shoulder on a very brisk evening. I appreciate the spread collar with the textured tie and the imperfectly lined tie-clip. I do believe, that the vest, if not anything else brings this look home. The jeans provides a relaxing look and feel and the brims the both sport are dashing.
Everyone’s perspective is different, but these outfits look so self conscious to me — obvious combinations, done just so — in a way that ‘rugged’ apparel always seems to fall flat. It looks too forced, so much reference to utility without actual purpose, but worst of all it doesn’t look effortless. It is evident in a glance how long this dishabille took to assemble, how very noticeable the artificial informality is — in three words, trying too hard. Really perfect for a Ralph Lauren show, I must admit.
If I saw these guys on the streets, I would have given them a triple take. It was insta-appreciation when I saw this picture. I especially enjoy the gentlemen’s outfit on the right – it’s old school/early 20th century yet appropriately fashionable and nostalgic. Ding-ding-ding it’s a winner!
These gents look GREAT! The colors, layering, fit. The clothes look worn in, except for the blue dress shirt on the right. They look good with out the trying too hard look. I wish I could see more people dress like this in LA. These chaps should be walking around Los Angeles and hand all the Ed Hardy or Hollisteror untucked dress shirt w/ square toe shoewearing guys REAL dress shirts, ties. newspaper boy hats!
Does this mean that the market town near where I live is now cool? It's full of men like this (only they wear well worn boots & the bottom of their trousers can occasionally have mud stuck to it & their faces are very weather beaten). Great look but a little baffling for the middle of a city.
For NY the look is a little forced, but, hey, Ralph Lauren walks around NY wearing cowboy gear!! LOL!! The look is super hot in NY now, seems beards are coming back too.
But, both of the gents do look great. I especially like the vest on the gent to the right. So much so, that I tried it on at RL Atlanta. You better be lean and mean to wear that baby. I couldn’t even get it buttoned up!! The same with the jeans, they are super narrow below the knee, but I love them just the same :)
A man can’t go wrong with classics and RL does it best, just choose wisely.
I would easily buy and wear everything the gents are wearing. Except the vest, which is my problem!!
It’s so fake, i can’t bear it! Some would argue all fashion is fake. Where do you draw the line between ‘fashion’ and ‘style’? Brings up lots of question about cultural appropriation (i was raised among people for whom the origin of this look is a daily working uniform) and other questions you have to think about in fashion theory lectures…
I didn’t even want to analyze it; I wanted to say that I think they’re drop dead sexy; but then I started to read the other posts and I can’t resist.
They also remind me of Ireland/England/the UK generally/Barbour; but I don’t think that they’re necessarily fake or affected. For all we know they’re “authentically” from some place where they developed this look, but even if they’re not, what’s wrong with a little homage?
I am also from the Irish countryside and find the look (of the guy on the right especially) is unbelievably accurate.
However I’m afraid I agree with Nick and Suzanna on this. There is far too much narrative involved here. There’s a very fine line between being interested in a certain theme or looking like you’re going to a fancy dress party.
In my opinion style is a often a very personal account of a certain look or narrative, usually derived by what is available in your particular location and adding your own personal touches to this. Simply hijacking a complete regional style in an impersonal and humourless way is not interesting for me.
However all the items of clothing here are beautiful in their own right
Sigh….. They ARE indeed on the Polo payroll, so the be all end all is that they are comitted to Polo, overkill or not. Just hang around 60th and Mad and you can watch the parade all day long for inspiration….
Morsels… can I take both home? How to torture a girl, Sart! I like how the tie gives the look. I like the contrast of the tight and lose fitting of the clothes… I think I prefer the tight fitting one, you can see more of the man/person…. and I mean that in an innocent way! :) like it, Elizabeth.
I’m partial to the guy on the left – he looks a little less “done”, but mostly I just love, love, LOVE his smile. It’s one of those that makes you want to smile back just looking at it. And so nice to see a man flash a genuine smile in a photo instead of trying to look all serious and macho.
It is true of dress in even a higher degree than of most other items of consumption, that people will undergo a very considerable degree of privation in the comforts or the necessaries of life in order to afford what is considered a decent amount of wasteful consumption; so that it is by no means an uncommon occurrence, in an inclement climate, for people to go ill clad in order to appear well dressed.(The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1899)