Tuesday, November 6, 2007

On the Street..Horizontal Stripe Shirts, Paris

Horizontal stripe shirts is not something I would do but I must admit that this gentleman carries it off nicely.


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  1. Teresa

    November 6, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    This man is Princess Elena of Spain’s husband, Jaime de Marichalar.

    • Santi Aleman

      March 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm


  2. Verdiales

    November 6, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    that is so in-your-face

    I love it

    a dark tie would make it pop more, and a red pocket square would give it more flavor than the dollop of whipped cream

    the man is taking chances, good for him

  3. Butch

    November 6, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    A big guy with a rather strangely proportioned suit.

    However, like the color boldness, if not the horizontal stripes, which create a sort of cognitive dissonce with so much length everywhere else.

  4. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Mmmm, zesty! I think it’s time for some horizontal stripe action in menswear.

  5. Gudl

    November 6, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    He looks great!

  6. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    great shot Sart

    love the shirt , though I prefer a different collar for myself, but like his choices

  7. Rita

    November 6, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    you really have a sart-crush for this spanish royalty!! jaime de marichalar is the personification of the 21st century dandy! i also like is style, quite original!

  8. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    He is Jaime de Marichalar, isn’t he?

    • adriana costa

      August 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      yes! Is he!

  9. Di

    November 6, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    Marichalar again.
    Que fuerte

  10. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    He’s married to a Spanish princess.

  11. jsavile

    November 6, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Peter O’Toole wears a nice example of a horizontal striped shirt in “How To Steal A Million.” He carries it off wonderfully.

    Your chap carries it off too, though I like the rather lugubrious expression as much, if not more, than I do the clothes.

  12. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    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.

  13. Margarida V

    November 6, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    actually he is a prince, and i have always thought him to be extremely elegant.

  14. Vivianne

    November 6, 2007 at 10:28 pm


    He’s helped Elena’s sense of style in a big way!

  15. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Nice look .
    Well he always dresses well.
    Let´s just hope he can keep up appearances !
    Otherwise Spain might become a republic.

  16. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 1:25 am

    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.

  17. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 1:48 am

    Trying too hard if you ask me. The clothes are wearing him and not in a good way.

  18. Ramiro

    November 7, 2007 at 2:53 am

    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.

  19. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 3:01 am

    Not Alvaro, but Jaime

  20. frau mo

    November 7, 2007 at 3:22 am

    horizontal stripes?

  21. Paulita

    November 7, 2007 at 4:35 am

    I like this pic, he has lots of style, and since the princess is her wife, she has improved a lot as well.

    But sometimes I think he is simply too much. Maybe not in Paris or in New York, but for Madrid he is too much.


  22. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 4:51 am

    yes, yes, looking forward to seing you in Spain with your camera, and your special eye for fashion.
    what you will get…. surprise, because we spanish people ARE DIFFERENT!!!

  23. laura

    November 7, 2007 at 5:21 am

    this man almost always dresses impeccable. very fashion oriented. although sometimes, he takes high risk clothing decisions that i’m sure are reprimanded at palace…

  24. Fency

    November 7, 2007 at 6:11 am

    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!

  25. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 6:51 am

    I adore the shirt but agree with verdiales about the tie and handkerchief. The white square seems like an afterthought.

    Could you cross reference earlier pictures of the same person? It would be a lot of work, but it would be fun to see their style across time.

  26. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 7:16 am

    I agree,in Spain we also want to be”Sartorialisted”…I´m sure you´ll take great pics…We have all you need:great light,great inspiring food and wines and great stylish people(known and anonymous ;D)

  27. Alice Olive

    November 7, 2007 at 9:08 am

    Agreed – is it partly because he seems so tall and lean?

  28. laia.

    November 7, 2007 at 9:25 am

    I don’t think I ever saw a nice shirt with horizontal stripes like that, but he certainly makes it work!

  29. katsai

    November 7, 2007 at 9:42 am

    i KNEW his face rang a bell!

    and he’s just a snippet of Spanish-style … Would be so great to see what you choose on the “calles” here, looking forward to it.

  30. baglife

    November 7, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Don Jaime is, with the prince of walles, the the most elegant member of european royal families.
    greetings from spain.

  31. Raquel

    November 7, 2007 at 10:39 am

    He is Jaime de Marichalar, as you know.
    Scott, we want you in Spain, as soon as possible!

  32. styleandsubstance

    November 7, 2007 at 11:08 am

    something with a little personal style. Love it.

  33. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 11:54 am

    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 brother’s pre-wedding party.

  34. ricpic

    November 7, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Size is a big factor in being able to carryout this look. If he were smaller, and especially, smaller headed, the shirt/tie would overwhelm him.

  35. Cosima

    November 7, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Yes! It is Marichalar! Funny he liked to pose.

  36. Cristina

    November 7, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    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 !

  37. angie

    November 7, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    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!

  38. atelier

    November 7, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    He is the one who turned his wife into an elegant woman

  39. Uma

    November 7, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    He is the King of original style…is the new dandy.

  40. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    That collar needs a bigger knot. Interesting look, though. :)

  41. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 2:11 am

    looks like a big stick of bubble gum:)

  42. kstone

    November 8, 2007 at 2:54 am

    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!

  43. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 11:37 am

    He is the Duke of Lugo, son-in-law of HM Juan Carlos I of Spain. He´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.

  44. red.is.the.new.black.

    November 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Jaime de Marichalar?!?!


  45. sanzot

    November 9, 2007 at 6:17 am

    Yes, please come to spain but d´ont forget come to Andalusia a true paradise with the most beautiful women in the world.

  46. cletana

    November 9, 2007 at 6:21 am

    his style is very controversial here in spain. some people love it, some hate it. personaly, i like it.

  47. Victor

    November 9, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    He’s one of the best dressed people around. One of my style guru’s !

  48. tomassocroccante

    November 9, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    I wore horizontal striped shirts when I was young and skinny – not so much since. I’m not sure with a vest though … strange visual argument with the V of his waistcoat.

  49. Off The Cuff

    November 10, 2007 at 12:23 am

    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.

  50. Anonymous

    November 12, 2007 at 8:25 am

    I wish there was also the picture with the flowered pants he wore like 3 summers ago in Mallorca!

    ;-) It shocked whole Spain!!

  51. Gypsy at Heart

    November 13, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Jaime de Marichalar, Duque de Lugo. After marrying Elena, she became an icon of fashion and style. Not to keen on the shirt though. I’ve seen him dress better.

  52. Anonymous

    November 14, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I think it’s nice to see someone doing something different but the suit doesn’t fit him very well. It’s obviously too big in the shoulders. This bugs me quite a lot!

  53. Anonymous

    November 15, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Actually, ex-husband…

  54. martbar

    November 17, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    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…

  55. nucleo

    November 19, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Very smart? JAJAJA

  56. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 11:17 am

    you photograph royalty, quite well!

  57. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    soon to be ex-husband! they have separated.

  58. Juan

    November 23, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    I love marichalar’s style! Do you know where I could find this type of shirts? thank you very much

  59. le chip c'est chic

    November 27, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    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.

  60. Anonymous

    December 13, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    que freak!
    que chic!

    Jaime’s must

  61. Anonymous

    March 29, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    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.

  62. alfonso zumárraga garcia

    May 4, 2008 at 11:00 am


  63. Lorimer

    September 30, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    he’s quite fond of stripes actually…of white lines to be more precise..

  64. Striped shirts

    December 3, 2009 at 4:47 am

    I have been looking for ages to get striped shirts just like this one. I just love the look along with a nice suit.

  65. LAURA

    September 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    this is un gentelman

  66. Anonymous

    January 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Actually he is no more part of the Royal Family. Elena and him are (not oficially) divorced.

  67. Sven Raphael Schneider

    March 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    It is very rare to see people with such a shirt on the street. Anyone who is interested in it, should read this article about the horizontal stripe shirt

  68. dcinDC

    April 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Finally! A shirt and tie combo with some pizzazz! I should pull together some of my combos and send them to you, Scott.

  69. Ginny

    June 13, 2012 at 5:29 am

    It’s true that horizontal stripes make things appear wider, but having them in the chest and shoulder area just broadens the shoulders. In this case the stripes actually help the proportions.

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