Him? In the flesh? Well, physician heal thyself, so to speak.
The getup’s attractive enough, but, well, the jacket seems too rigidly built-out at the shoulders to me; the tie knot is too large (or the collar too small) for the former to fit at the top of the latter’s inverted “V”…and I don’t dig the use of the scarf as decor only: too self-conscious. The pallette’s rather wan, too.
Little things are big here. How often do you see a solid colored double breasted suit? I think it looks so much more restrained than the typical pin striped version. And the slant pockets make it unrestrained again. This is the first time I’ve seen a double breasted suit that I’d wear.
I love the polka dot pocket square and the patterned scarf. Lovely colours. The double breasted suit is also very effective. A neatly packaged outfit. The look would be complete with a creamy white buttonhole of some kind.
I’ve met Mr. Abboud on several occasions in CFDA meetings and he is ALWAYS turned out and so dapper. The paisley foulard, polka dot pocket square, knit tie, check shirt…great mix. Shows real confidence and individuality.
He looks gorgeous…..love it all ….from the slant pockets on the jacket to the classic paisley patterned scarf….to the polka dot pocket square. beutifully dressed…I love this guy ……again I can’t help but vocalize how I notice when someone wears luxury and style as a second skin. THANKS!!!
Here is a guy who really knows how to dress. What a cool yet subtle sense of style. I wish I could get my scarf to do that. And, by the way, his book is a terriffic insiders view of the world of retail and fashion. Anyone who reads this blog would certainly enjoy it.
Could it be that Joe is not wearing one of his own suits? Hacking pockets on a DB suit, that looks like Bespoke to me. Seems that all the big designers have there suits custom made by SR firms. Not a very good way to show confindence in the clothes you sell.
If that suit is really Savile Row, I must applaud Mr. Abboud’s powers of persuasion. Most of the real SR tailors (i.e. Huntsman, Poole, or Anderson & Sheppard, not Boateng) would strongly discourage hacking pockets on a DB. Or they might deliberately “not hear” that part of the order!
Sorry gents (or whatever). Why is it people can not accept the man and his beautiful ensemble as merley his mode of self expression? Most of the put down artists herein with the rules this and the faux pas that are probably persons who have not the experience in dressing to really understand where this outfit is coming from. Please accept there is so much more to style than blue jeans and crap from any old second hand dive. The man is clean!
I don't think that suit is bespoke– but perhaps made-to-measure. I say this because Abboud is a part of HMX Group, which besides Abboud's own line includes Hickey, Hickey Freeman, and Hart Shaffner Marx. The pairing genius of this ensemble is awesome!