C’mon now, this does not look good at all. This is not aperson with a sense of style. It’s like a parody Thom Browne. And the way he bottoned the jacket is complete wrong (the top two or just the middle one is the correct way). Are ypu getting blind from those spectacles youre shooting for Vogue?
He doesn’t look like he’s having much fun, because if you’re going to wear a fashionable outfit like that, you might as well enjoy it.
As for the look itself? Well, the shrunken & skinny look has influenced my wardrobe for sure, and has gotten me safely away from the potato sack suit, but something about this picture has given me pause.
Fashion is cyclical, but ephemeral. Will this look hold up 5 years from now? I don’t think so. He will look like the kid who used the camp laundry and had his clothes returned several sizes too small. On the other hand, maybe this is the look of the future, just as waistcoasts, knickers and tails evolved into the modern blazer. Who knows?
For the rest of us otherwise-impressionable men, better to invest in a timeless outfit with modern influences.
Here’s an example of the truism that not all fashions work for all bodies–that is, if you’re tall and skinny, think twice about shorter trousers/shorter sleeves.
Putting aside the “rule” that one should NEVER button all three buttons of a suit jacket (at least a traditional one), the guy, having done that here, further emphasizes long-and-lean, and not to his advantage.
Ditto the effect of the skinny tie.
The point is, the clothes call attention to themselves in a not-happy way.
My first thought was “Ah ha!” Finally I see how this short-pants trend is supposed to be! I think he looks great. He has the perfect build for this look. If he’d only stand up straight, he’d have it down.
I understand what this guy is trying to do, but I just don’t like it. Brooks Brothers on acid. I abhor 3-button jackets as a rule, even more so when all 3 buttons are buttoned! Short cuffs? Not a good look, in my book.
As a fan of shrunken & skinny tailoring I’m surprised that I don’t like this more than I do. That said I applaud his experimentation. I see far too many men wearing a suit that is atleast one size too big. I think the look here would have been complemented with some variation within the styling, a little to much tall and skinny going on here, either there needs to be less cuff or more trouser.
Once again-someone without socks! Looks like he has put on a suit which was the right size when he was years younger and shorter.Perhaps he liked it a lot and saved it .Today this suit on him doesnÂ´t look good at all. Wish he would give it away to charity.
Hm, some of the greatest musicians of all times is wearing his pants like this guy….
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i think the top half is fine. yes, even the short jacket sleeves, and ALL buttons done up (i’ve never subscribed to that stupid rule anyway). but i think he would benefit from a fuller and longer trouser leg. the Thom Browne length works better on a smaller man. why ? because it actually makes you look lankier (psychologically:like you’ve outgrown your trousers). on an already lanky person it merely overemphasizes your lankiness.
Anon, I didn’t know why at first, but your comment about the “correct” way to button really irked me. I think I’ve figured it out. I think “correctness” in fashion really goes against the spirit of this blog. You haven’t accounted for personal style. And, given the way this suit is fitted, I think the full three buttons keeps the look tight and clean. I’m all for classic looks, but I also think that this guy seems to “own” this look. It’s right for him. That said, I can’t stand the highwater/sockless thing that seems so prevalent right now.
The proportion seems to be correct due to how the man’s trousers are short. So, if you just look at the suit, it looks great, however when you look at the man in the suit, it looks a little too small for him. I’m all for what Thom Browne is doing, but this is Thom Browne to the extreme, which doesn’t look as great.
I noticed that some cheaper companies have tried to make skinnier, slim suits with shrunken jackets (ie, H&M), however due to button placement, this effect is lost. The buttons are placed too low. However, Thom Browne places his buttons in a normal position which makes the proportion look correct, which can also be seen in the suit this man is wearing.
If he wears this partly to provoke some reactions, he has succeeded. I don’t think this proportion works for him. I envy anyone who can afford to spend money on a suit that will invariably look dated in just a few years.
so i think many of us can agree that “rules” are made to be broken, but white cotton with no socks in late september is a bit past it for me.
as for the whole thom browne thing. i’m pretty sure in the early 1960′s most american men wore thier stuff narrow and short, but this stuff here simply looks too small. there is a difference. narrow and short can be sharp and fashionable, but this guy looks like he’s wearing a suit that his mother bought him before his final growth spurt.
I love this look, especially on him. I might have added socks, though, but everything else works for me perfectly. He’s clothing sends to me a message of an interesting personality, one who isn’t too concerned about what other peole might think of him, something that is sadly rare especially among men – let alone those men who wear suits!
If I was single, I would be running down the streets right about now trying to locate him and test whether I got the right signal about his personality. This is what I love about fashion – all you respecters of the Rules go join the army or something.