Monday, August 13, 2012

On the Street…….Blue Suit, London


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  1. Simbarashe

    August 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Please excuse me while I pick my excitement up off the floor.
    Saville Row??? Come on!

    • sharongee

      August 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      omg…i love saville row and bespoke tailoring…OZWALD BOATENG is my fav and i’ve been on his facebook page begging for him to create a women’s division!

    • Name*

      August 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm


    • Verity

      August 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

      I love this suit, the high button on the jacket. All men take note, the presence in this photo is so attractive, along with the edgy threads!

      PS Man in pic lets have coffee, get via website!! x

    • thecircleofit

      August 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      indeed !!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. SB

    August 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    the suit is tailored to utter perfection.

  3. Dan

    August 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I know I tend to be picky in my comments, but…
    I love the suit, not the tailoring. It’s very unflattering through the hips; not a good look on a woman OR a man.

  4. Laura

    August 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

  5. Konstanty Willemann

    August 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Looks great. Love the brown knit and a pocket square. On the other hand, it’s a pity his shirts cuffs are missing.

  6. Jamie Royston-Smith

    August 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    That vividness of that blue is amazing and brings out the sharpness of the cut. Excellent tie/square combination too. Great shot Scott.

  7. Vasco Silva

    August 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Very elegant… stylish! just…european

  8. Ashok

    August 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Ozwald is the man. Those shoulders and waist nip are unbelievable.

  9. Lucine

    August 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Brilliant simplicity!

  10. Elisa

    August 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I guess the suit’s not bad… but the face! Beautiful!

    Wandering Minds fashion

  11. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    August 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

  12. Adrian

    August 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this combination of colours for quite some time now… Perfectly fit, as well.

  13. African Fashion

    August 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  14. Thom

    August 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    God I m in love with this, I don’t usually like single button suits, or brass buttons, but this is amazing.

  15. christian

    August 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    HOW a great suit , he is really stylish but simplu dressed

  16. quigley

    August 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Thumbs down to one-button suits. His shirt cuffs should be slightly showing, too.


    August 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    With a face that mesmerising, any clothes would be secondary. But actually, the suit and face together are mesmerising and a half. What an extraordinarily beautiful man.

    • une chatte grise

      August 14, 2012 at 12:26 am


  18. Daniel

    August 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Sloppy tailoring (chest/arms), sloppy tie knot, shirt sleeves too short.

    • Brián McQ

      August 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Have to agree with you there although this chap’s able to get away with the imperfections through sheer élan.

  19. Martha

    August 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    One word:


  20. WhiteCloset

    August 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    love the pink touche de couleur of the handkerchief in the pocket :)

  21. Nika

    August 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Power is the first word that came up in my mind – actually it was ‘kracht’ the Dutch word for that.


    August 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    cool picture!!!

  23. Irene

    August 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    classy is always the best choice

  24. Alexandra

    August 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Regardless of sloppy tailoring or not (re: comment by Daniel), its great to see London, its fabulous to see a well groomed man and awesome to see a guy not shy away from colour:)

  25. Rugged ivy

    August 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Is that not a Reiss suit??
    Whatever, it’s a sharp look

  26. Diana Pereira

    August 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  27. Andrew89

    August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    He gets everything quite right … except his shirt sleeves appear to be too short. The color of that suit is so right for his complexion.

  28. Hasan

    August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    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

  29. Sevan

    August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    The tailoring of the suit is to be desired and where are the shirt cuffs ?Once again, this man made the suit and his hands are beautiful. He could wear anything, he’s got poise.

  30. *sP

    August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    without doubt – the color choices are arresting. however, the fit ought to get his tailor arrested.

  31. S

    August 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful face

  32. Sophie

    August 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Pretty sure this guy works in Reiss on the Kings Road! I’ve met him before and he was wearing a purple suit then! He just looks great anyway…it really suits him!


  33. Bohemian Style

    August 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Loving that blue.
    The light bamboo umbrella handle is a nice touch.

  34. TerranceJ

    August 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    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?

  35. Sapphire

    August 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I dare say that’s a perfect shade of navy blue and the guy’s expression shows he knows it. So what it takes to pull off a one-button suits, many trips to the tailor.

  36. Big M

    August 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Very, very Ozwald! Maybe not the tailoring, but the total look. The shade of navy is yummy.

  37. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog

    August 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I love this kind of blue… and looks great on him!

  38. CultureShockArt

    August 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    The tailors came out of the woodwork on this one. Love the pic!

  39. ttea

    August 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    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.

  40. Ann-Marie

    August 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    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.

    • Anders

      August 14, 2012 at 4:28 am

      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.

      • Ann-Marie

        August 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

        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.

        • Anon

          August 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          Dummy, he was agreeing with you

    • Ciiku

      August 14, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Hear! Hear!

    • Sue

      August 15, 2012 at 2:51 am

      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?


    August 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    So stunning. Very Classy.

  42. Víctor

    August 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Well, I think the jacket is a bit too long, the sleeves are too short and he isn’t wearing a long sleeve shirt.

    A total no-no.

  43. Kate

    August 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    What a gorgeous man in a gorgeous color…


  44. Shopaholic in London

    August 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, that it a sharp looking man.

  45. Jenny Kozlow

    August 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    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.

  46. Roxana F

    August 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I don’t know anything about tailoring or fit but if I were to see this man on the street I’d do a TRIPLE take. Wow.

  47. Stamos

    August 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    The colour is nice, but the suit looks cheap and poorly tailored.
    I’m really surprised by the positive comments in regards to this.

    • Kelly

      August 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      thank you! I thought I was the only one thinking that.

  48. talitah

    August 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm



  49. Alessandra

    August 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  50. ARIF

    August 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm


  51. Arif Ayala

    August 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm


  52. Jani

    August 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    It would be really wonderful to see more American men wearing suits with such a close fit, instead of baggy ones.

  53. leslie

    August 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Love the color and the fit

  54. Andria R.

    August 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Nothing better than a man in a good suit.

  55. Katie

    August 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    He is absolutely lovely…

  56. Wayde

    August 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    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!

  57. pRiyA

    August 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Wow! Striking! Have to stop and stare!

  58. Pi

    August 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Wow! What a suit! An incredible face, a beautiful portrait.

  59. Ramon

    August 14, 2012 at 12:36 am

    My eyesight isn’t the best but do I detect a subtly curved cuff on the suit sleeve? If so, I like it!

  60. une chatte grise

    August 14, 2012 at 12:37 am

    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.

    • Monsieur Marcel

      August 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

      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!

      • une chatte grise

        August 15, 2012 at 3:51 am

        Gracefully done, Monsieur M! And yeah, I’ve known that feeling.

  61. RJT

    August 14, 2012 at 1:11 am

    What a very handsome man in a very smartly cut suit

  62. Mira

    August 14, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Stylish and handsome man. Love the color of the suit too :D


  63. corrine

    August 14, 2012 at 1:54 am

    That colour is beautiful on him.

  64. Anoushka

    August 14, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Londoners dress the best!

  65. Serdane

    August 14, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Amazing blue suit. Sure it’s from Savile Row.

  66. Andrew

    August 14, 2012 at 2:14 am

    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!

  67. Czar

    August 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

    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.

  68. style-xyz

    August 14, 2012 at 3:02 am


  69. Kui

    August 14, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I am thoroughly impress. The confidence he pot rays by looking straight at the camera means that he knows he is dressed to kill. The shade of blue is unexpected. Well done

  70. ray dennis

    August 14, 2012 at 3:42 am

    he looks sharp. love the tie and pocket square. nice fit except for the chest

  71. Irene's closet

    August 14, 2012 at 3:44 am

    He is so elegant!

  72. Lou'Ana

    August 14, 2012 at 4:17 am

    So elegant, really attractive man ! x


    August 14, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Looking Good !

  74. ola

    August 14, 2012 at 4:46 am

    This how perfect suit should look!

  75. mMore

    August 14, 2012 at 4:51 am


  76. Adrian

    August 14, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Very smart looking suit, lovely colour

  77. Melanie

    August 14, 2012 at 5:10 am

    What a beautiful man in a lovely suit. The colours and different fabrics of the blue suit, the knitted brown tie, the apricot hankerchief and the green umbrella. Wonderful!

  78. Mikael

    August 14, 2012 at 5:26 am

    This is an amazing suit. I love the tie color combination but I think the photograph would be better without the greenish umbrella ;-)

  79. Tamera

    August 14, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Exquisite, down to the cuffs. He wears it well.

  80. The faces box

    August 14, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Just perfect

  81. Patricia

    August 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

    What a gracious looking man. I don’t get your comments about the cuffs etc. Don’t let the perfect be an obstacle of something great. This man is amazing, he does not need to be perfect.

  82. F-Town

    August 14, 2012 at 5:58 am

    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:
    1. Face
    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.


  83. lola

    August 14, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Super hot!!!

  84. Jokey

    August 14, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Какой мужчина, какой костюм! а галстук прям под цвет кожи… элегантно!

  85. Beatrice

    August 14, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Wow! This pic is fantastic! Love this blue!

  86. Sue

    August 14, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Yes, please.

  87. ikzo

    August 14, 2012 at 7:41 am

    it’s a cool

  88. Susie

    August 14, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I love this particular shade of blue for a suit on a man – something about it just screams perfect suit. So handsome!

    Sea and Swank

  89. Lucia

    August 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I think the suit is from Reiss…

  90. Pokupky

    August 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

    You read the book and imagine the English dandy, always with an umbrella-cane – this guy is better than any illustrations for the book!

  91. Opposite Lipstick

    August 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

  92. Samira

    August 14, 2012 at 8:36 am

    nice suit

  93. hadhka

    August 14, 2012 at 8:50 am

  94. KRH

    August 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

    My long lost Twin!!! I wish!!! Fab!!

  95. j'ecris

    August 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

    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.

  96. quigley

    August 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

    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…

  97. pennywren

    August 14, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Now that is sophistication!

  98. Reiss

    August 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    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 June’s London Collections wearing our SS12 Denton suit in blue and Cutler tie in bitter.

  99. Reiss Fashion

    August 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Our staff members are so handsome and stylish!
    Personal Tailoring Coordinator at our Kings Road store, Mark wears our SS12 Denton suit and AW12 Cutler tie very well indeed.

  100. Toni

    August 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Gasp. What a beautiful vision he is.

  101. carole

    August 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm


  102. Eva

    August 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    He looks amazing in that suit! Perfect fit and color!

  103. Evalyn

    August 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    j’ecris has it right – there is nothing powerful or masculine about this suit for all the reasons mentioned. It is the Justin Bieber of suits, pretty but otherwise, all wrong.

  104. Me

    August 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Just stunning!! O how I would wear this

  105. Becky Bedbug

    August 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Wow, immaculately tailored!


  106. Juanita

    August 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    What is there to say – this whole picture has left me speechless! This man is painfully stylish and unbearably cool! WOW!

  107. Kemi

    August 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm


  108. juan cruz

    August 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I said, but indeed sir.

  109. Gray Cat Can Fly

    August 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    WOW! I’m speechless.

  110. Tomek from Radical Eyewear

    August 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Style confidence!

  111. King of Madison Avenue

    August 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    So handsome!

  112. Juanita

    August 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I now also LOVE that he is wearing a suit from Reiss. It’s the man that makes the suit – just so fabulous and hope they have given him a bonus for such a great PR job!

  113. Jason

    August 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Indeed !!!!!

  114. Clo

    August 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    He is so charming !!

  115. The Style Engineer

    August 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  116. Sofia - WinterStays

    August 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I like this one, a lot. Never thought I’d say that about a one-button suit jacket :)

  117. Tia

    August 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    The color of choice is amazing and the tailor that made the suit is AMAZING!!!

  118. bibi

    August 15, 2012 at 2:28 am

    love the blue, the man and the cinched waist!

  119. Johnny

    August 15, 2012 at 3:58 am

    I could never pull that suit off as he does: on him that’s really amazing!

  120. Andy D4

    August 15, 2012 at 4:21 am


  121. antique engagement rings

    August 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Classic and elegant.. a fantastic look!

  122. Russ

    August 15, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Is that a cool little tat peeking out under his left cuff? Sweet.

  123. Michael

    August 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I think the color combination is just great. I wish I had this suit at home.

  124. Eve

    August 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    The fit, color combination, and overall attitude of this look is leaving me very happily speechless. Love it!

  125. Zoe

    August 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I could imagine the suit being just as stunning on a woman as well.

  126. B

    August 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Such beautifully sculpted features. Love how sophisticated he looks.

  127. Emma

    August 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

    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!

  128. Serafine

    August 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    check out those elegant hands.

  129. Justin

    August 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    This suit is simply exquisite.

  130. Von Feely

    August 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Is actually an amazing number from Reiss on the high street! Not Saville Row or Boateng. Can’t beat a bit of Reiss for value.

  131. eddie dawes

    August 23, 2012 at 6:37 am

    He looks great in that suit, the guy works in Reiss Kings Road Chelsea. Really affable chap. He must be about 6’3.

  132. Marilena

    August 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful…simple and clean.

  133. LabellaLuxe Boutique

    August 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Love this!

  134. julian

    October 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Funny how many instantly thought this was an Ozwald Boateng number, as did I

    Turns out its a suit by Reiss !

    The cut, fit and colour on this gent are immaculate and he cuts a stunning dash around town.

    For some reason though Reiss’ clothes never fit me properly and certainly never look as good on me as they do on this guy.

    Superb pic though and i love his style

  135. Boris

    January 17, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Spectacular suit, but uhm…cuffs!

  136. Yohan

    March 30, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Does anyone know where to get this exact suit from ?

  137. Ian of Bromley

    April 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    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.

  138. Deepak lahoriya

    April 19, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    american classic

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