1) The tailoring is sloppy, in my opinion … around the shoulders doesn’t look very nice …
2) The sloppy tie knot is sth I like … it makes it a bit imperfect
3) BUT LOOK AT THE ROUND SLEEVE CUFFS …. AMAZING!
Regarding the fit, the jacket looks superb – a likable button placement, nipped waist and a great length overall. He should slim his sleeves down at the wrists. Fantastic color as well, but is a peak lapel too much to ask?
This man has a lot going on. First is his face, the somberness reminds me of a security guard. Next his suit, which reminds me of an Italian banker. Finally, his umbrella, which gives him that British ‘je ne sais quoi’. Great picture, great man. It’s like three in one.
Is it my imagination or are the comments about men much more critical than the ones about women? Given how ill-considered so many people are about how they present themselves, I find these rather critical comments about minutia surprising. If I saw this man walking down the street he would be capture my attention and admiration. He should be applauded for the pride he shows in is appearance. Wish there were more men who dressed with such style.
Here here, Ann-Marie. What is it with all the “where’s the shirt sleeves?” and “the jacket isn’t cut to perfection” this man has style, nuff said! If you look closely, I suspect he has his shirt sleeves rolled up, lending the jacket a slightly dishevelled look but hey! When you look this good, who the hell cares. Not me, for sure.
Anders, Uh, I think you got my comments mixed up with someone else. I like how this guy looks and was commenting on how harsh other people’s comments were about his clothing. See the words “admiration” and “applauded”…those are positive descriptions.
I so agree with you on this. I love his face and how he projects his inner self and his thoughts. What does it matter how a suit fits or the cuff being visible or not when to see such a magnificent person is enough to make one stop in their tracks. Can we not see the person for the suit?
I adore this colour, in fact I’ve just ordered a custom blazer in this colour with acid green felt under the collar and matching last button hole on sleeves from a tailor in Kuala Lumpur called Bespoked.
This jacket is interesting as it looks like the sleeve hem is curved which I rather like the idea of.
Even if the tailoring is poor in areas and he is not following all the rules verbatim, I think this is a good example of a person dressing confidently and looking absolutely great because of it. Rules are great until you miss the bigger picture. He wears this suit well!
Good grief, there seem to be a lot of folks who are perfectly willing to throw out the baby with the bathwater on this one. So the details aren’t utterly perfect. So freaking what? This lovely man looks gorgeous and confident and is expressing a fine sense of style. The suit may not conform precisely to arcane fit regulations, but it still looks terrific on him. I honestly don’t understand the severity of the nit-picking here.
At the risk getting your Irish up even further, I must say I’m with the nit-pickers. But I’m willing to admit that my critique stems from pure, awful jealousy: I wish I could look as good that gent; though that suit seems like my size, I could never rock it like he does–with a shaved head, for crying out loud!
Hey Scott haven’t been here in a bit so did some catching up today. Congrats on the award and the new book! As always some great shots. I live vicariously through your travels as I dont get to travel much. Godspeed!
I am a hetero male
I don’t know anything about tailoring
this is a good-looking guy. The deep blue sea color of the suit is perfect. For arguments sake, let’s say the tailoring leaves something to be desired; in my mind, this is a perfect example of the man making the clothes, as opposed to the clothes making the man. This man has a regal bearing, he appears to be in shape, and best of all, this man has a quiet swagger. Doesn’t matter whether he’s the vice president of a bank or a security guard, this man has presence and he appears to KNOW who he is.
After viewing this blog for a year, I am a firm believer that it is very difficult for a slim man or woman who has good posture to go wrong.
It’s true most people are more critical towards men. Suprisingly, its mostly men that get jealouse and look for irrelevant details in a non-tailored suit (every gent who knows what bespoke is, knows that is ain’t one). In this look the sleeve lenght doesent matter.
What makes this guy stunning:
2. Bodyshape (there is a lot of effort and hard gym work behind this look). And for all those jealouse man, this is where you need to work on. Then you might just get a suit from Reiss and not Ozwald Boateng.
3. Attention to details: the pocket square that breaks the colour scheme, tie that matches his skin color and the umbrella.
For me–and I suspect for many others–in the realm of men’s fashion there’s nothing quite so perfect as a well-built man in a well-cut suit.
Of course, the accoutrements must be just so–the right tie, the right shirt, the right pocket square, the right watch, the perfect shoe. Details are of paramount importance: the knot in the tie, the cut of the collar and cuffs on the shirt, the combination of colors used, etc.
I understand that men–like women–sometimes yearn for something different. Some few times, something different works: a pattern in the fabric, a new width for the tie, an audacious pocket square…
I know nothing about the subject of this photo, but he certainly has a great face and what appears to be an equally awesome body. Despite that, this suit simply doesn’t work for me. The cinched waist is too feminine. The sleeve jacket length is an abomination–made exponentially disturbing by the lack of shirt cuffs (certainly he’s not wearing a short-sleeved shirt?) The tie is askew and the pocket square is messy. Perhaps the look might be improved by the addition of a watch or bracelet, but as is, this beautiful man looks as though his suit shrunk. All the signals sent by a more traditional suit–I’m a man of power, wealth, substance; I know how to get things done–are sadly missing.
There’s a chance I’ll be blasted for my narrow mind, lack of fashion knowledge or any number of other shortcomings. Nonetheless, I stand unflinchingly in support of my viewpoint.
An earlier commenter said ‘…slightly dishevelled look but hey! When you look this good, who the hell cares. Not me, for sure.’ That’s the problem. So this guy could wear a potato sack and people would love it only because he’s good looking…
We are big fans of The Sartorialist here at Reiss. So we are delighted to discover not only one of our most stylish staff members, Mark from our Kings Road store on here, but also that Mark was sporting a very sharp Reiss suit.
The Sartorialist caught Mark during Juneβs London Collections wearing our SS12 Denton suit in blue and Cutler tie in bitter.
Oh my gosh! I have gone suit mad today as my partner come back from tour of duty next month and I want to give him a little treat. I have booked an appointment with the guys above (as it’s a recommended place) for when he comes back as my friend has been and his suit is to die for but looking at this picture I may just leave the men to their own devices and go on the hunt for this man! He look AMAZING, I could stare at that suit all day I was thinking of going for a grey one but I am never sure what THE colour is for suits, maybe its is all based on the persons character who is wearing it? as they say, if you have got it work it!
I never thought I would buy a suit from Reiss, but now I will have to give them another look.
Of course I would make s few minor adjustments to the the fit if I were him, but over all I think his look is rather brilliant, and at the end of the day no matter some of the negative commentary on the fit of the suit, he makes it look good anyway.