I am going to gush: I LOVE how he is dressed. I love that his shoes and tie are the same rich brown, and that his white shirt and hanky snap white, and that his court is a teal-y navy. I love that he is striding out with confidence and sure-footedness, and looking like the hippest guy in sight. I wish more men had this fashion sense.
Hello from Canada. Love your work. I find it curious that most of your subjects are in solid fabrics rather than prints and patterns. Is that your taste being revealed or the ‘fashion society’ in general?
Handsome man with a commanding presence. I like the fit of the DB jacket, the shirt collar, the tie. But I’m having a really hard time accepting the short, narrow-legged trouser. Combined with the length and weight of the jacket, the trousers look wrong, and give him the appearance of having legs that appear considerably shorter than they likely are.
My girlfriend says I should never wear black and blue together, but it looks good to me! I am color blind though and get blue and purple confused. is this blazer blue or purple? I guess it doesn’t matter if your confident or you don’t care what other people think.
Hmmmm, blue & black & brown, yet every one is gushing. This is classic; this man could carry off anything, I think. Put this suit on some one else, and it would look wrong. Self conciousness is the death of fashion, so this man's confidence makes the outfit; savvy?
I think the issue here is that the fit is superb, but the colour slightly off. I don’t think you can wear dark shades of colour on both your jacket and trousers when wearing separates. One should be light and one should be dark, or there should be sufficient textual difference to make colour irrelevant. e.g. a dark tweed jacket with dark grey trousers.
Your blog is the best concerning fashion and in my opinion there is only two cities where the true chic and elegance can be found: Paris and Milano (with rare exceptions). And yes, this is a timeless and elegant look!
Contential chic ala Italiana.the spread collar one would eaisaly say that the |DB jacket shows all the hallmarks of old Carracini very slight roping in the shoulders enough cuff, slim linte pants just the right length to show off the Lobb Williams,and caught in motion.Wonderful work the photographic composition is what you see first then the style interesting looking at the photo in black and white the entire ensamble stands out.
Everything fits so damn well on this guy, who cares about the color! What draws the eye is the fact his clothes are made to fit and he walks with a wide stride (his shoes must be comfortable). The pant length is perfect and I bet his black pants are actually gray. Brown and gray is not a sin with a strong blue color, this pic is a clear illustration. Confidence prveails!!
the tie is great, perfect for that color. A double breast his is a hard sell, but I like the overall depth of this outfit. The little details are great. The cuff poking out at an amount I prefer, his pocket hank, his barrelesque body offset by skinny legs, and those shoes that pair up with the tie. Even his hair.
Wow …yet another snazzy looking gentleman, we’re spoiled sart lol i’ve seen a similar pair of shoes at barneys Ny which were by lidfort or ferragamo I don’t recall which exactly, they are amazing shoes indeed. A bit unconventional due to the double buckle..thats why they “pop” I think.. I love again how flawless his attire is, perfect fit, sleeves, the plain bottoms slacks, pockets sq ect..utterly italian yes. I’ve been reluctant to get a double-breasted navy sportjacket…maybe not so much anymore :-)
Such a well-fitted outfit on an Italian gentleman! – I think it can be only regarded as ” traditional look ” among italians. Especially adore the brown tie with the spread collar shirt, already a very good combination. DB blazers with a white pocket sqaure. Anything, we can complain about?
I have talked with my favorite tailor in Vancouver about this work. We agreed that gentlemen must have at least two pairs of double-monk shoes to consolidate the bottom and entire balance. I am going to get a new double navy blazer like this for this summer!!!!
I absolutely adore this outfit. I’ve always been a fan of the classic blue DB blazer – it’s a living legend in its own right and a style essential. Normally I’d hate to see it with anything other than its natural partner – mid-grey flannel trousers – but this fellow knows how to wear it so well that I can suspend my presumption! The shirt collar is perfect too – it add just the right amount of crisp snap to the look and shows that the wearer hasn’t just thrown the outfit together, but considered what to wear with that, down to the last detail. Perfect, perfect, perfect.
I bit this is one of the sartorialist’s own favourites; everything abut this shoot is just perfect..ot only the gentleman’s sence of style..it’s his Ego, his gaze, his walk..the shooting angle, the buildings , the wires..the way the cars are about to move..just so dynamic , just so ALIVE..I LOVE
The shoes are dope, and the fact that they hit the tie is perfect. The shirt matching the hanky is good. The spread collar is fantastic (seriously, spread collars make everyone look more sophisticated).
BUT – Pants like that with a different jacket OR jacket like that with different pants. Don’t try to tell me those buttons make it work, they don’t. Overall – it’s a miss.
Sorry. Just cause you are sexy doesn’t mean you can make everything work.
I’d semi-vowed not to chime in a second time on these posts anymore but I’m going to, firstly because I’ve realized from previous posts- including your wonderful custom shirt story- who this is.No wonder he gets it right, and I guess this is actually an “extreme cutaway” rather than a spread collar? Secondly the color criticisms are somewhat amusing. Surely these are charcoal slacks. What could be more classic and traditional than charcoal slacks and a blue blazer? Even if they are black I think it’s perfection- an all-time favorite. Thanks.
I see poor to average dressed men trying to mix colors like this but they just look sloppy; it’s the tailored look (unbuttoned cuffs optional) and the attitude that makes the mix look incredible and makes me want to live in Milan.
Perhaps it’s the angle of the photo and maybe a full front rather that 3/4 profile might have been more flattering but I’m not seeing the emperor’s clothes here. The idea of this outfit is nice but the actual thing isn’t working in my eyes and feels a bit cartoonish. I don;t know if it’s perhaps not the best outfit for his build or what. The way this outfit is held together is by this gentleman’s confidence. I like to think of it as the “potato sac effect”. Some people can carry off wearing even a potato sack and make it look good.
Since modern man wears something that is a variation of the very early 20th century’s Sack Suit, this comment is
The top half looks sound, but Iâ€™d prefer it if heâ€™d gone for the full whistle rather than the black kecks with the blue jacket. However, the shirt has a boss spread collar which works brilliantly with the blazer and tie. Ditch the strides, lad and youâ€™ll be laughing.
I enjoy seeing a man in a fitted jacket that’s not too tight, as younger men often wish theirs to be. Also, “Little Critic of the Big World”, who referred to this gentleman as an “old man”: surely you jest?
May I point out that it’s not a suit as many suggested. It’s a blazer. See the guilded buttons.. The pants are not black as another suggested, but charcoal. The shoes are the famous double buckle ‘John Lobb Paris’..It would have been a perfect combo if the pants were of lighter shade of grey…The whole idea of the blazer is that it’s less formal than a suit so the pants should bring a contrast to the coat. It would be unimaginable of this gentleman to wear black pants! An absolute no no in the circle of the blazer wearing gents.