I think your title was well-chosen: this is an alternative. Personally, I think such a fuzzy fabric has no place in a man’s wardrobe, but that’s just me. Having said that, I like the well-worn shoes of the gent in the top picture, and the unusual scarf of the guy on the left. When you are out covering the fashion events, it is always refreshing that you cover non-fashion people as well. Look forward to more of your photos on men.style.com. Jorge Perez from W Palm Beach
The photos are great. It’s wonderfull to see your work improving at every post. The coats look cozy and beautiful while both gents look confident and chic. I guess in this case good personality came along with great clothes.
Re:the top picture – i looked at the coat and my initial thought was ‘Teddy Bear’. then i took in the wearer’s fine looks, his hair, those narrow pants and his great beautiful shoes that look as if they were made for him 30 years ago and have been much loved, repaired and polished eversince. As for the turned up collar? nonchalantly perfect.
Does anyone know what’s the fabric on these coats??? My first guess was a brushed rabbit fur but seems unlikely after reflection. Very nice alternative to camel indeed. Not sure I could ever wear this and look good in it. Seems to be an older look too, not to sound condescending, just a remark. I just feel like you have to mature in fashion to wear ths as well as these gentlemen on here. Snazzy!!
Ok…enough already! You are killing me from the envy I bear looking at these beautiful people in their warm striking winter jackets. I also hope viewing these pics will keep people from asking me “why are you wearing those nice suede shoes in the rain?”
FABRIZIO! He’s absolutely as cool as he looks. Too bad we can’t see how crazy his scarf really is.
As for the other two, it reminds me of casentino wool, but it has to be something more elegant i think. I’m not sure that they’re the same material, but if so, it is much better made up as the double breasted.
I love the rich colour of these coats. I especially love the older gentleman’s elegant manner even in the looser style of the coat. I am charmed by the look in his eyes and his beautiful hands. And I love the way the colours of the coat and ivy are picked up in the stone underfoot. Just wonderful! Bravo!
Not sure the fabric is either alpaca or vicuna (thanks toni and beths) the fabric looks pretty rugged to just be traditional alpaca, unless its mixed with something else or it went to some process in manufacturing, that is? Or my sight is not what it used to be? lol I just want to know what to ask for if I ever go looking for something similar. A sart. intervention here would be appreciated :-)
I don’t know, I am not as thrilled with these as the camel hair – the bottom photo of the pleasant gent on his phone looks like he’s out in a bathrobe. However, I do so like his brown suede monkstraps! I wanta pair of those.