“And so with the sunshine and the great burst of leaves growing on trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F.S. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
I think what makes this even MORE Gatsby-esque is the fact that the woman sitting next to him has on all the pearls and is sporting a bit of an old fashioned hair style. She compliments him in making his outfit fit that era more. His own hairstyle fits the period as well. Great shot.
What a nice summery plaid. As a whole suit it’s missing something, a little color or contrast maybe. I’d have paired the plaid jacket with solid trousers, either something dark or white. Otherwise — nice!
Agree with hissy at 12:28. The suit alone is almost too much, I would also pair it with perhaps a navy shirt, but then again if the gent is traveling then he must adjust to whatever he has clean in his suitcase, right? Jorge from W Palm Beach
… “The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house.”
Agree w/ hissy stitch, it would look really astonishing with white trousers.
Also, as a bit of a fashion noob, it is really interesting to compare Mr. Plaid to our modeling agent guy. Modeling agent guy’s earlier blue look and this look could almost be in the same show, but look at the lack of accessorization and unconfused lines on this guy — just a lone blue bracelet (and it looks like the bouncer put it on him). He making simplicity work…
Magnifique! they both look great pearls, plaid, stripe, white and I love the fact that you can only see half of the lady, tantalizing! and they are having fun. Would the blue ribbons on their wrists be from the Senhor do Bomfin?
You’ve captured a nice secret little moment Mr. Sartorialist! They look fantastic! Love the tiny blue stone on her necklace and his blue fabric bracelet. It is details like this that take an outfit to the next level.
Checking your pics every day, I laugh even at myself, what kind of thoughts are running thru my mind sometimes. As i am not a fashion-person, IÂ´ll probalby never comment on an interesting detail of a suit or a dress, and I will never recognize a designer dress. But it is funny how your pics drive my fantasy.
Looking this particular pic, my thought was: if the guy wear socks….
i have to agree with the sartorialist that a tie would have been too much. the lady is lovely too. love the not too affected chic feeling. oh, and i guess they have been in brazil for holidays because the blue ribbon is a “senhor do bonfim” wish bracelet.
The thing I really love about your photographs is that if I want to see fashion, I can look it a magazine, but if I want to find inspiration, I can look at your blog. It’s not like I like EVERY outfit, but every person on every picture have a personal style, and that’s what matters! So kudos to you, for finding all these amazing people, and taking such inspirational pictures. PS. This is definitely one of my faves!
The plaid suit is a very serious look!!! The suit speaks for itself and yes it’s very reminisent of Jay Gatsby. very classy! Of course it this was me I would have to wear a wide brim roaring 20′s hat to cap this look off. I’m wondering what shoes the Gentlemen is sporting? Perfect execution. FuZz!
This suit is just perfect in the photo, especially next to the woman in the white dress and pearls, who looks like someone from the 20s or 30s herself, but in any other setting I think the suit would look more geeky than Gatsby.
This look just has the right balance of all these tensions: dandy vs. no tie; plaid vs. stripe; special occasion suit vs. summerwear; much thought vs. first thing I put on and out the door; i hour with the hair diffuse vs. just out of the shower hair. The really nice thing isn’t the designer labels or the “in” shoe, bag, accessory (you know, the comments “Gucci suit” “Balenciaga shoe” “Such and such bag” — but a wit and playfulness coupled with really caring to look one’s best and not “in fashion”. I think mostly everyone, fashionistas and the hoi polloi, were they to see this guy walking down the street, would agree that this is one sharp dresser (and much better dressed than everyone else).
Now that I know it’s Caleb, I know he probably spent hours staring at himself in the mirror before he left the house, making sure every hair was in place. He’s probably memorizing all your wonderful comments.
i have to say this: I LOVE YOU FOR THIS PHOTO!! you do not understand- the great gatsby has got to be my favourite book ever!! when i first read it, i could feel jazz and champagne through the lines and pages… it’s thrilling to read. the lady on the left also adds to the whole “gatsby” feeling with her hair and the pearls. even the way they are sitting and smiling looks like an image reflecting moments of the book… fantastic photo!
I think really it is the two of them together that makes the picture for me. Her slightly poofy short hair, triple pearl strands, and bare arms adds emphasis to the overall ’20s style of his look and the picture as a whole.
I love everything about this picture- truly a moment and you can feel their expressions. Imagination is open to fill in the words of what may be happening or of what is being said. Great styling and very Gatsby. The title makes me love it more.