D. Alvaro de Marichalar, Duque de Lugo, son-in-law of King Juan Carlos of Spain, always creative, always impeccable, not the first time on your blog either. Noticeable improvement on his wife’s sense of style after they met.
BTW, we are looking forward to seeing you in Spain, sooner rather than later. I am curious to see what wonderful pictures you will take.
He is one of the most stylish Spanish people today, along with Rafael and Luis Medina, the sons of Nati de Abascal (amazingly elegant herself.) BTW, he is 6’6″. I haven’t seen many people of this size being so elegant.
There is one detail you should take into account: He suffers from a rare kind of paralysis that affects only have of his body. Despite this, he’s been able to stay as the gentleman he is… I little too flashy for me but definetely a gentleman.
The second time that you published a picture from Jaime de Marichalar. You have to know his wife and specially his sister-in-law, the marvelous Letizia, Princess of Asturias and married with Prince Felipe. She’s really charm!
Jaime is just one of the most classy Spaniards around. This is not my favorite out-fit. I have seen him many times better dressed.
What I really admire about the Duke of Lugo and his wife HRH Infanta Elena is their constant vindication of Spanish dressing traditions and style. You should see him wearing the Spanish cape or the Goya inspired dress of Elena in his brotherâ€™s pre-wedding party.
Jaime de Marichalar!!!! at your blog!!! nice! he has character and an own style, quite difficult to see here in Spain. He has personality in “his own dress code”, and what it is better, he has glamour! Include , we can say that sometimes he is creating new trends! Chapeau !
Sorry don’t agree with most of the people that sent comment. I am Italian and have been living in Madrid for 3 years now…and haven’t seen lots of smart people or style-conscious people strolling out there…oh, miento, I had the vision of a colorful :) Agatha Ruiz de la Prada yesterday walking Calle Serrano. I wish I had my camera!
Horizontal stripes are extremely difficult to do properly unless you’re Querelle or Elvis in the jailhouse. I think he’s almost there but at closer inspection the look disappoints. Maybe, I’ll have to watch Peter O’Toole in “How to..” to see how he does it. Thank you again Sartorialist for this though provoking pic!
He is the Duke of Lugo, son-in-law of HM Juan Carlos I of Spain. HeÂ´s married with the Infanta Elena, one of the most elegant woman in the world!!. Please, come to Spain. There are fantastic people to shoot, specially in the north of Spain and in Madrid.
You know, I ‘m not really feeling this outfit. He looks out of proportion and overall, the outfit seems somewhat unsettled. Both the vest and suit coat have an uncomfortable fit – at least in the picture.
Thanks for this pic, very timely too as he is now all over the news here in Spain due to their “temporary separation”. His style isn’t really appreciated here unfortunately – most people find him too “flamboyant” and that is NOT a good thing in my home country. As the saying goes, “Nadie es profeta en su tierra” – so Spanish…
See smart, or sophisticated people, in the spanish streets isn’t unusual (Sartorialist could check more often). The style of Jaime de Marichalar is controversial only for ordinary people because he don’t dresses in the middle class style who wear the rest of the Spanish Royal Family (and common Spaniards,or any countries, in general): He’s a dandy. But there are a lot of interior designers in Spain who dress like him and nobody frightens.
Bravo Jaime!!!, you have brought back the meaning of aristocratic dressing and behaviour to our already too “petit-bourgeoisized” royal family!!! Pity Elena will not have your keen eye next to her in the future.