Sunday, February 17, 2008

On the Street…..Joseph Abboud, NYC


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  1. christophe

    February 17, 2008 at 9:04 am

    stylish man, although i don’t like the shoulder straps and the pockets on the jacket…too much details for me.

  2. cigalechanta

    February 17, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Nice photo of Abboud. I knew him when he was a salesman at my favorite Boston shop, “Louis.”

  3. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Amazing jacket. And all these shades of grey here… Including his hair. Wonderful.

  4. Huuuuuge fan

    February 17, 2008 at 10:32 am

    One can never have too many pockets.
    Everyone should dress like this 24/7.

  5. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Handsome jacket! ^..^

  6. Ballerina K

    February 17, 2008 at 11:20 am

    this is such a fantastic jacket! the details are so cool and this elder gentleman knows how to wear it. ;) may all men both young and old dress with such style.

  7. Trish

    February 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I never comment on the men’s clothes but this look is so strong I can’t help it. So well done, Bravo!

  8. Asmo

    February 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Well done, sir. The jacket is stunning and very elegantly worn, the tie is perfectly knotted. Sporty yet sofisticate. Most importantly, this gentleman looks confortable in his clothes.

  9. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 11:50 am

    sehr gut! a bit designery and excessive (but he is a designer!) but take the ideas of the layered look, the complementary colors, the patch pocket jacket (sans exaggeration through epaulets, odd seams, etc.) and you can tone down a good idea and make the look your own.
    This is why designers are creative; they provide the starting point and inspiration for us to adopt to our own interpretation of their ideas.

  10. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    i love that jacket!

    i want to learn to make clothe.

  11. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    beautiful detailing for a mans coat. The grey goes so well with his skin tone. I think that any man with olive skin should have a shirt just like here, its masculine but refined.

  12. Coulisse Sthlm

    February 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    The colors of his clothes are really beautiful. He looks very good.

  13. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Symphony in grey. Gorgeous!

  14. Max

    February 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I like that zipper on the lapel. It looks like he’s taking a page out of the Engineered Garments style book.

  15. Casper Odschild

    February 17, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    I really love the colors!
    I mean how his grey hair connects to his shirt and tie and how his skin reflects to some of the brownish tones in his jacket. I really wish that there was multiple photos with different backgrounds and with warmer and colder lights sometimes…
    Such a great photo, you have an amazing eye mr Sartorialist.

  16. Patagonia Community

    February 17, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Nice to see him again. I remember seeing a profile on him in GQ way back when (’89? ’91?) and how he was outfitting Bryant Gumbel when he was on Today. I’ve been a fan of his work since then. Easy, subtle, and handsome clothes.

  17. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    great jacket! anyone knows where I can get it?

  18. Sarah

    February 17, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    yes! Boston’s very own Joseph Abboud and one of my favorite people to come out of my neighborhood! He’s the same age as my parents, yet he dresses so much more stylishly and still looks great. The jacket is fabulous.

  19. The Urban Naturalist

    February 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Wonderful jacket!

  20. premier

    February 17, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Love the jacket. Any idea which designer’s is it?

  21. Gabriela

    February 17, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I like that white hair and the tie, scarf and shirt look very interesting together. If I were him, I wouldn’t put my hand in the jacket’s pocket because in the long run it can ruin its shape: it would be a shame, but the jacket would still be great.

  22. pretty kitty publishing

    February 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Talk about suave. It takes special kind of class to pull off the velvet scarf loosly tied about the neck. This lovely blazer is authentically genteel. Sarto, I would love to read what you have to see about this gentleman’s jacket because I am not so well versed in the details that I see here. Are those epaulets on the shoulders?

  23. John

    February 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I love the coat. the looks is casual yet elegant, he makes it look too easy.

  24. Philip Scott

    February 17, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Joe Abboud has such an incredible sense of style, and pulls it off so naturally. It’s such pleasure to see him again.

  25. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Like the two-toned scarf. A jacket with so many pockets is hard to pull off unless one has a broad chest. The epaulets are overkill.

  26. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 3:06 am

    I’ve never left a comment before, because i normally agree with most people’s views- but i think this jacket is horrible! dreadfully overdesigned, not very well cut, and the epaulettes don’t even sit flat. Other than that, undistinguished shirt, trousers, and tie. Fairly nice scarf, and i like that he has his sleeves rolled back. Disappointing!

    Sorry to be negative, usually love the outfits, and i will of course continue to check in every day!

    • Salva

      May 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Love this man and his style. Mind you he got quite big in the 80s when bombastic was in absolute vogue. I think u are hitting on a lot of points that I have been telling myself when I want to buy something. Everything I buy I catch myself saying it looks better when it is simpler and suits the body. Also I do think people are gushing to much about what he is wearing and the greys. Maybe in another background I would see what the great is the fuss. I almost wonder if Mr J Aboud would agree.

  27. Jo.

    February 18, 2008 at 5:09 am

    What a stylish man. Great choice of variety of grey shades and patterns.

  28. Seth

    February 18, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I was wondering how acceptable it is to leave the top button of a 3-button jacket open… if it’s good enough for Joseph Abboud, it’s good enough for me.

  29. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 11:45 am

    1st thought: a safari coat in this kind of material? I don’t think so!
    2nd thought: in this ensemble, it looks great.
    Conclusion: I have a lot to learn. Thanks.

  30. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    he’s designing the new menswear line at lord and taylor this fall…can’t wait to see it

  31. biglakestyle

    February 18, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Anyone know what this gentleman does now; I know he sold his line a few years ago. Surely he has not gone back to Louis in Boston; and BTW..why didn’t they last in NYC; the odd location on 57th perhaps; a bit too east?

  32. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    sorry all but this look isn’t doing it for me. Kind of strange but for some reason I don’t think the outfit is for him. If I put my hand over his face the outfit looks nice enough, perhaps a little fussy around the neck with the turned collar, low scarf knot, and exposed tie. As soon as I remove my hand, he just looks like he;s trying too hard. Maybe I just have this reaction when an older man wears an outfit with so much going on, so many details, esp the twisted arm seam. It looks a bit contrived.

  33. PrĂŞt-Ă -Porter P

    February 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Perfect. Well done sir!

  34. Huy

    February 18, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    a combination blazer and scottish m65 military jacket in classic tweed and earth tones. very nice.

  35. tomassocroccante

    February 20, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Classic military jacket in tweed, truly a weekend/country look, worn here in Manhattan on a workday – proving once again that the old rules don’t apply.

    Guessing that jacket is Abboud – but maybe not? Will have to look around.

    Thanks for posting it, Scott!

  36. Mr. Style

    February 21, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Is this one of his new items?

  37. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Mr. Abboud looks marvelous! How nice to see an American looking chic – yet casual and very pulled together – while on the street.

  38. tomassocroccante

    February 22, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Looked for this in his Fall 08 collection online and didn’t find it in there. Couldn’t find the 07 line anywhere.
    Scott, I note JA isn’t included in the runway shows on – ?

  39. UES boy

    February 28, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I love this guy…but I have absolutely no idea why! Strange.

  40. DonAldo

    August 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

    This man knows material.

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