Am I the only one not digging the overcoat? I like the color but the shoulder seams remind me of an over-sized t-shirt which doesn’t really suit the rest of the outfit. Not feeling the short sleeves on it either.
To my eye, the look seems part Ted (from the 1970s) and Buffalo Boy (from 1990s) — both out of the UK of course. I’m not suggesting the guy here is even aware of these influences — at his age, he probably isn’t — but there always seem to be a return to a close-to-the-body, severely tailored, “gay blade,” macho look that brings the stevedore, the biker and the blue-jeaned tough to high fashion. The downside, in my opinion, is that this impulse is always a wanton rejection of sartorial tradition, without really understanding what you’re rejecting and why… inevitably, we eventually come back to collars and draped trousers, and all the other time-tested particulars of the male tradition.
I started off with an oh! That looks good and then I started looking critically, I tend to concur with the comments regarding the coat and the fact that the cuffs of the jacket protrude to far through the coat sleeves. While I pick up on the imperfections, the gentleman looks good and he has put some thought into it. So as far as I am concerned he is too praised, he looks good, he is putting thought and effort into his appearance, it is not perfect and none of us are. So well done sir, you are a credit.
Marlon Taylor-Wiles is a great person first off. He is also one of the best dressed brothers I know. This photo says so much. The sleeves on the jacket are beautiful. The flipped up collar really emphasizes the winged lapels. And the peter pan collar is killer. His stance is that of a great dancer. Ok I’m done :)