Thursday, April 17, 2008

On the Street….Channeling Marcello, New York


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  1. Kate

    April 17, 2008 at 8:18 am

    If only you could find women’s tailoring that is so unambiguously perfect! Love the brown check with the brown spots and what a great shirt collar.

  2. bartynova

    April 17, 2008 at 8:19 am

    o lĂ lĂ ! Nice, the dots and the squares, and the “hanky”.
    (A bit too much brwon overall for my personal taste though)

  3. Dave David

    April 17, 2008 at 8:22 am

    I love visiting your site, its my daily cup of tea.
    Love it!!

    Quick question, I take photos here and there as a hobby and I’m sure you own a professional camera. But what are your settings (Aperture, Focus, etc…) to get the background blurry to make the foreground POP like you do.

    Thanks in advance!

  4. William

    April 17, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Are his pants black? I really like the jacket, overall its a great look but I think I would have added some more color in the tie

  5. Alice Olive

    April 17, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Chocolate – divine. Love that tie.

  6. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 9:09 am

    mmm chocolatey delicious!

  7. McTickle

    April 17, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Sharp! He also looks like he’d be a funny guy. Not sure why I get that, but I do.

  8. tj

    April 17, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Great looking guy. Great tan, good hair, and great sunglasses.
    I don’t see anything exceptional about the clothes.
    I think this is a case of “the man makes the clothes” instead of “the clothes make the man”.

  9. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 9:57 am

    wow, tan much? his skin goes with the outfit. i really love the dark chocolate-y color of his coat though. reminds me of hershey’s.

  10. cigalechanta

    April 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Very nice but I wanted to tell you, I loved the photo of you in this month’s French Vogue.
    (Kate Moss on the cover)

  11. Paul Pincus

    April 17, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I second what Kate said @ 8:18…Love the way he is standing…his hands. Truly cool.

  12. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Now I’m a big brown fan myself, but this is way too much. But hey, the Bahamas was so much fun (over tan), why not just let the fun go on in NY??!


  13. frederick kambo

    April 17, 2008 at 11:22 am

    The assymetrical tie bar and crooked pocket square make an otherwise studied look entirely natural. Very well carried.

  14. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 11:28 am

    VERY Marcello… well done sir.

  15. Anne Corrons

    April 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Quelle classe!

  16. Richard

    April 17, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I love his jacket/tie combination.

    Aviators to be big this year?

  17. Jennifer

    April 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I appreciate the humor in the pose as well. Love the clothes, and here’s a man who’s not afraid to lead with his chin.

  18. Anthony

    April 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Is homeboy posing? Wonderful!

  19. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    LOVE this! Love the brown and white and pattern mix, and the brown stitch on the pocket square. I want to steal the entire outfit right off him.

  20. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    godammit i tried to do this with some sunglasses but they just ended up looking like black raybans. i’, a girl with a fringe as well so it dodnt work

  21. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I thought this was Lee Trevino!

  22. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Dave David 8:22

    I am wondering the same thing about the camera settings. Could it be wide aperture for short depth of field? I’m still experimenting!

  23. Erica Bergstrom

    April 17, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    What a fantastic looking man! Very masculine, yet refined.

  24. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Love the chocolate with the white, the subtle attention to detail (tie and hanky), and the well matched up windowpane of the jacket. Best of all this guy looks as though he is ready to burst out laughing… not taking himself too seriously.

    ~ Miss Mary

  25. -h of candid cool

    April 17, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Those sunglasses are superb! (And so is he of course)

  26. cowboydan

    April 17, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    not into the (fake?) tan or the tie knot. like the browns w/ the white though…

  27. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    I LOVE him. He looks like the kind of person I’d want to meet and have a coffee with.

  28. John

    April 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    This guy has spunk! As a big fan of brown, I really like this look overall. Love the patterns on the tie and jacket.

  29. Vicki

    April 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Not just a great fit, but the tailor did a nice job at matching up the window pane so they continue accross to the sleeve. Bravo.

  30. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    the tie is a bit too big for my taste. but hell this is one expensive outfit. and he knows how to carry it. gotta give props for that.

  31. Sabrina

    April 17, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    I love the box print on his blazer. He’s stylin’

  32. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I find this a bit too matchy matchy.

  33. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I just lost my obsession with a perfectly flat-folded- finessesed pocket square. Restrained Agnelli in the best sense.

  34. the swede

    April 17, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    he wore it well! nice combination with a perfect fit!

  35. Kanani

    April 17, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Great hair! Love that he’s let it go grey.

  36. Alicia

    April 17, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I love the mix of tan on chocolate patterns with the play between the plaid and the small shapes on his tie, and the serged border of the pocket square.
    But, don’t tell me, those pants aren’t black, are they!?!

  37. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    i love the pose! did you do the picture in front of Tiffany’s?

  38. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    First I thought it’s George Clooney, but then I saw the perfect dress he was wearing and rapidly discarded that thought.

    Who would have thought that brown suits with brown ties can be so chic?

  39. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 6:53 pm



  40. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Super cool.

  41. Candace

    April 17, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    He definitely looks like a bar of the finest chocolate…i love it! :)

  42. cigalechanta

    April 17, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Trying to sell brown to an American was one of the hardest things when I worked at Brooks Bros.

  43. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Like it, like him. I’m gonna say the jacket is cashmere or at least a soft blend. The pants look charcoal which is perfect. I’m betting the shoes are a rich chocolate brown suede, or a nice rich cognac would do. Definitely could see him on the set of Pret 2. Jacket length ? A short going for a regular maybe ? All in all right on.

  44. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    I posted at 4:10 PM and missed 11:22 AM asymetrical tie bar comment: great catch. I don’t know if you’re “right” but I’m absolutely in agreement with you.

  45. Peter

    April 17, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I love the tie, the clip, and the way it’s haphazardly tossed contrasting with the his refined and manicured pose. Although, which continent do orange people come from?

  46. Lina

    April 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I certainly adore this particular shade of brown, there’s a lot of wine in it. It looks very crisp with the white.

  47. sam

    April 17, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    i dont think it resembles marcello in the least. when i think of marcello, i think finely tailored black suit and dark black glasses. marcello would never wear something as ugly as that jacket.

  48. tomassocroccante

    April 18, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Scott, the new GQ has (besides your pics and comments on Parisians) a few words elsewhere on “hand in the jacket pocket” as an effect – or affectation.

    Like the shades – a variant on the Persol 649/714 shape, by … can’t quite place them.

    One again – when you go gray it’s time to wear brown, even if you never did before.

  49. Laguna Beach Trad

    April 18, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Beautiful. The sport coat, the trousers, brown tie, tie clip, pocket square. There’s a whole lotta wonderful going on here. Most of all, I love this young gentleman’s hair and sunglasses. A brilliant execution. This is a chap one would love to have as one’s wing man.

  50. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I guess I’ll be the minority view here, but I think the black pants are perfect with this jacket. It’s the tie that’s off! A black, (yes, black) tie would play off the hair and the pants and pull everything together, imo.

  51. deka Rosadik A.S.

    April 18, 2008 at 1:01 am

    i love his look! brown rocks!

  52. Reem

    April 18, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Oh lala he is totally working this outfit! I absolutely love it on him, it’s so unique.

  53. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 2:24 am

    What thumbs on this guy. Reminds me of the way Littleton people hide away in the churchyard on Wednesday nights in Ponca hills. It’s that brown. And that tilt. And I’m sure his swagger is just as elegant as Proust scholar in Rome on a budget.

  54. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Whats the name of those sun glasses? I need them now.

  55. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2008 at 7:20 am

    the pants and shoes are brown

  56. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 10:54 am

    I second the sunglasses comment.. Where can I get some?

  57. Yi

    April 18, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    ooo.. can he be my sugar daddy? love that his skin is so tan too.. makes his marcello look that much more authentic

  58. Jack

    April 18, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Yes, wide checks are in. Cool sunglasses.

  59. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    This incredibly handsome man is my fiance…thank you my friend The Sartorialist for finally finding him (you have found me several times!) He is truly the most elegant dressed man from head to toe, nothing studied about him. Always had great style and taste, never following trends and always ahead of the time. Fashion trends seem to follow him. I am the luckiest of women…but not easy keeping up with him. By the way, tan is natural…jacket cashmere…tie 7 fold…custom designed gold rope tie bar–by sunglasses ever. As the saying goes…Fashion Changes, Style Remains.

  60. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Speaking of French collars and big tie knots. This gent has it nearly perfect.

    I have never understood why American men tie such tight knots in their ties. I think it hides the tie, so why even wear a tie if you must hide it.

    I tie a loose and big knot on most every tie I wear and lately I am wearing almost only the French collar which works really nicely with a well fitting suit.

  61. Margo Channing

    April 18, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    The color looks absolutely divine on him. Great sunglasses too!

  62. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    sophisticated without being studied, elegant without being pretentious. well done, sir.

  63. Tony Bravo

    April 18, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Your blog is a daily little reminder of unexpected beauty in the world.

  64. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Great outfit! It is not that easy to wear a jacket with this kind of checks (size) in a good combination. The pattern of the tie fits nicely to the jacket, any other colour than white for the shirt wouldn’t do. If his shoes are of the same colour as the belt (and his tan) it is perfect! Only the tie knot I do not like: too big, no dimple.

    My regular visits to The Sartorialist site are always a great way of relaxation and inspiration for me! Thanks from a German fan!!

  65. Anonymous

    April 19, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Mastroianni lives!
    (see this poster for ‘La citta delle donne’ by Fellini:

  66. John

    April 19, 2008 at 9:11 am

    It’s a great look but then he starts with the considerable advantage that he looks like a male model. It always helps! I have no problem with the brown tie and brown jacket, it’s a monochromatic effect that was popular with Cary Grant although he usually went the grey route. Oddly enough I recently purchased a rather similar jacket in Brown linen/silk blend from good old BB’s but with a peaked lapel so I’m going to experiment with some brown ties. I’ll have to work on the sun tan!!

  67. BritnLind

    April 19, 2008 at 9:02 pm


  68. pearlescent

    April 20, 2008 at 11:18 am

    It’s funny that a few of us thought of chocolate, the color looks yummy. Brown can be a very boring and plain color, but it can also be rich and elegant, and he definitely knows how to wear it..

  69. The Sartorialist

    April 20, 2008 at 11:28 am

    the pants are brown

  70. oliver

    April 20, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    absolutely wonderful. love the checked brown suit and the tie is amazing, and i have to say, his facial expression is great, trying to hold in that smile.

  71. wonderlily

    April 20, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    excellent outfit. i love the combination of the different shapes.

  72. suzannemarques

    April 21, 2008 at 10:34 am

    i love the chocolate suit. even more delicious than the real thing! he does look like a lot of fun

  73. Stylesalvage Steve

    April 21, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I love everything about this man. The polka dot tie playfully teases the check detailing of the suit. His expression and pose is perfect. I wish I was that photogeneic

  74. Anonymous

    April 21, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Tie knot is too big, should be a four-in-hand or a Prince Albert.

    Otherwise very good.

  75. kim

    April 24, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Great portrait

  76. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 4:16 am

    love the outfit, love the reference even more

  77. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 11:56 am

    really nice really powerful, what a suit should be

  78. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    That is a lovely chocolate brown combination.

  79. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I know this man. He has excellent taste and he wears his clothing well. The trick is not just well tailored clothing, its good health and staying in great shape. We can take a page from his book.

  80. Adidas Ski Goggles

    January 15, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Oh yes, the brown check dress is really cool.

  81. werimo david

    June 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

    The patterns are perfect for the cat and tie. simple and smart.

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