Very sharp. I’d imagine that this gent has just come from a party where a girl spontaneously tucked the flower (gardenia/rose?) into his pocket; for some reason this happens to me all the time! The off-white flower against white hanky against grey is great though. But leaving the flower aside this is a seriously well-cut suit. It’s strange though Sart, that rather a fetish is made now of the clearly hand-sewn when a few (30?/40?/50?) years ago the object of expert workmanship was to efface itself as much as possible. I wonder when a reverse luxury aesthetic such as unfinished seams will really take hold in menswear as it has in women’s.
Please forgive me if this an inappropriate question but are you contractually prohibited/limited by Style.com from posting the photos you take when on assignment for them on your own blog? It would be great to see them here both as a record and because I don’t always look at style.com or know that you are posting there. Just a thought…
I appreciate this man’s style and joie de vivre. I wonder if wears a flower regularly or if there is a particular reason he is wearing one on this day. The world would be a better place if more men wore a boutonniÃ¨re on a daily basis…
i agree with you, Sart, the flower in the breast pocket IS brilliant, and witty too. the suit is superbly cut; i love the high waist and i love the high shirt collar too. What i am not loving is his tie – i would prefer a patterned silk tie with a V end, but maybe that’s because i’m a girl…
So many good things about this guy. I LOVE the length of his jacket sleeve and shirt cuff. Nothing looks worse than the sleeves below the wrist and not seeing any shirt. Makes me nuts. Screams ‘Men’s Warehouse.’
Also love the high waist pant with the solid tie tucked in. And the wide lapel of the jacket – it says he’s beyond trends.
A handsome, well-made suit should last at least two generations. I’ll bet his father wore this in the 1970s. It still looks perfect. I love the wide tie tucked into the beltless trouser, a sumptuous ploy best left in the hands of the Italians. And is that a vintage three-button chronograph lurking beneath the shirt cuff? Have mercy!
Tie is actually where it should be and is square ended knit. Suit clearly looks bespoke but im wondering if it was made for him or maybe another family member? Lapels look 70′s era wide although the roll on them is amazing you can see the button hole where the third button would be even though it rolls down to the second, nice touch!
The sunglasses with 2 hinges on each arm are Ray Ban Wayfarers ‘folding edition’… I don’t know what the model name is or anything, but when they are completely assembled they look normal. You can hardly even see the hinge on the bridge. When completely folded they are as big as one lens.
Quite impressive, but I think he should just have the normal, classic pair.
I agree: the flower in the breast pocket is very smart for florance. And the puckering around the lapels leads me to infer that we are looking at a very nice hand-made garment. But there goes that jacket length again! Some of my coworkers tell me that such a fit is clasical for Italy. I tend to be more hesitant, as I feel that a jacket like this makes a man look short.
Mr. Rover, glad to know there are people who agree with me. Style is timeless and has nothing to do with fashion. Style sets trends not follows them! Style is effortless not affected! I applaud this gentleman’s brilliant use of the flower in the pocket, what a modern twist to a classic habit!
wow! What a look! There is always a certain strength in a business man’s attire that screams, POWER! This is perfect (I’m sure his shoes are dope!) A great suit and the flower, which adds a certain softness to his strong features. Distinguished, Debonair, Perfect! KUDOS