Friday, May 30, 2008

On the Street….Just Off Savile Row, London

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  1. El Aristócrata

    May 30, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Too many colours

  2. My extra juicy edition exposed!

    May 30, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Great outfit! His suit is so perfectly fitting. And a compliment to you! The picture itself is really well done. All the red and green accents in his outfit can be found in the background aswell.
    PS: Love this Blog!

  3. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Is it blasphemous if I say there is something quite Agyness-esque about this girl?

  4. Jeremy

    May 30, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Sure, he could drop the handkerchief and be better off for it, but come on, this is the best suit I’ve seen in a long time. It falls perfectly, the draping is impeccable and the light cloth is beautiful. I love those broad lapels. It’s the best double breasted suit seen on this website in years. Magnificent suit!

  5. Dapper Kid

    May 30, 2008 at 5:36 am

    I love the tie against the backdrop of those red brick buildings!

  6. António Erre

    May 30, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Desagee with él aristocrata. Three colours in the all, considering that white is neutral, could never be seen as too much. Besides the tones of green and orange are very balanced with the stripped blue. And even with the environment. Fantastic!

  7. Laurence John

    May 30, 2008 at 5:41 am

    difficult to find fault with an outfit as conservative as this, but the hair is ruining it for me.

  8. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 6:15 am

    I’m not quite convinced by his color choices, but his pictorial look and graceful demeanor make the outfit speak.

  9. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 6:20 am

    I agree with the ‘too many colours’ comment but I love the cut of this suit. The lapels are awesome.

  10. MensFlair

    May 30, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Somehow something about that handkerchief doesn’t seem to work. Everything else is just perfect.

  11. the swede

    May 30, 2008 at 6:54 am

    to me, it’s a bit too old fashioned. It makes the guy look older than he is too…
    No, this look does not do it for me. I think he should’ve gone for a more modern cut.

  12. Poppy

    May 30, 2008 at 7:31 am

    he looks like a modern dorian gray to me, dunno why…

  13. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 7:42 am

    it would be great if we had some background on the suit here. Make, cloth, etc… after all, this is london – bespoke capital of the world!

    Great suit!

  14. marchingbandemporium

    May 30, 2008 at 7:43 am

    The only thing I would say about the lapels is that their wideness emphasises the smallness of his head. Other than that, fabulous suit and outfit, and great to see some London pics at last…

  15. Gabriela

    May 30, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Handome man, I love his hair. The suit -so perfect!- and the tie look beautiful together, I also like the green hankie, but it kind of bothers me in this outfit, perhaps it would look more neat without it. Just the tie is more than enough here.

  16. tj

    May 30, 2008 at 8:09 am

    He looks great. A bit of his own personality with the hair-length and the facial stubble. I have no problem at all with the green hanky and the orange tie. The collar style and fit of the shirt are PERFECT.
    My only minor quibble is the shoulder of the jacket. Do you see the puckering of the fabric on the left shoulder seam? That should not happen. I’m guessing from the pick stitching on the lapel that this is a custom suit. If so, then the tailor should be a bit more aware, so as not to detract from what is otherwise a beautiful suit.

  17. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 8:33 am

    The colours work perfectly I think, it’s what makes him stand out from all the other London business men.
    Love the hair, amazing suit, great photography!

  18. jkh

    May 30, 2008 at 8:34 am

    colors are fine. sort of… the white shirt does not work. light blue or stripy something would pull that look much better together.
    shoulders are too wide and too soft for my taste.

  19. El Aristócrata

    May 30, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Four colours and three patterns are too much. I believe that the ability to mix and match is the greatest skill a man can learn.

    I agree, the suit looks great

  20. Lucy

    May 30, 2008 at 8:50 am

    his HAIR is the best bit – there’s a rule that all nice posh english boys have floppy hair

  21. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I agree that the tie and pocket square dont quite go- I would not look for a perfect match but at least some connection between the two. So what is the verdict? Is the double-breated suit back in? I noticed that the band of the collar is unusually high- is this the product of London’s tailors, or more of an italian influence? Jorge from West Palm Beach

  22. bakingwithplath

    May 30, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I love this outfit. The cut and fit of the suit is just perfect, and I actually like the hankerchief and tie; I think the colors tie in well with the suit.

  23. carlsson

    May 30, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Well, I like his outfit and the nice colours.
    But something is wrong…
    Maybe the knot of the tie?
    It could be a bigger one?

  24. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Too many colors?! There are only three colors. Sart, this is what you do best. Always inspired by the men in suits. Good find.

  25. Gwen

    May 30, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Great example of how an average looking guy can really step up his game with a well tailored suit.

    Terrific look. And I, for one, love the colors.

  26. violetskye

    May 30, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I lak it I lak it. old school with a twinge of pers style. I can totally see him with his favorite drink, he has his own dog, his hobbies and his pet causes – this is a man who knows his place and is not afraid to make it his own and to stretch out with individ style.

  27. Paul Kierstead

    May 30, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Absolutely impeccable. The cut is unbelievably good.

    Oh, that we could see such use of colour more often!

  28. aviewaskew

    May 30, 2008 at 11:08 am

    now that’s a suit…. and his hair suits him perfectly as well..simply superlative

  29. Erin

    May 30, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Wow – She looks amazing! I feel like I’ve been transported back to he 60′s – but wow…she looks fantastic from the hair, makeup, dress and shoes! Well done – great picture.

    Him! All I can say is that when it’s done right – it is definetly worthy of a picture. He looks amazing and I love how you can see the green and red he’s wearing in the picture as well. Great eye Sartorialist! Bravo for all 3 of you!

  30. Olof

    May 30, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Absolutely astonishing! Just by curiosity, what kind of shoes did he wear to this suit?

  31. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 11:31 am

    i for one love the hanky – the tie is a bit bright/conservative for me.

    he looks likes he works in a shop on savile row though – something about him is a bit ‘put together’ – not in a good way… he’d look happier in shorts playing football or something

    i love the defiant green hanky tho

  32. Laguna Beach Trad

    May 30, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Fabulous hair, beautiful suit. This chap looks Italian. I think the plain white shirt is too dull for London, and the tie is an odd colour; it needs to be darker, IMO. This outfit needs more pattern, something to liven it up. Not to quibble though. He still looks better than 99% of the ruffians one sees on the streets.

  33. Emily

    May 30, 2008 at 11:58 am

    The handkerchief is fighting with the lapel too much, but that’s the only problem. If it was more neatly tucked or folded it would look fine.

  34. veronique

    May 30, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Nice! I wouldn’t mind being seen with this gentleman.
    Where is he going, though, in this beautiful outfit? (…and, then, what would I be wearing?)

    • Niils

      April 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Veronique,
      How could one know without seeing you in person first.
      Be that as it may, you should elegant in your outfit to be a good match: no denim, no leather jacket or skirt, no blue color similar to this one to begin with!
      Hope this helps.

  35. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    The problem is the combination, not the number, of the colors. I agree with JKH that the tie is not set off well by the white shirt – a pale blue, either solid or with a very subtle strip or even tight mini-check, would work much better, and the acidic green of the pocket square does not suit the suit or the tie [check out Will's shirt/tie sets in yesterdays Suitable Wardrobe - he has a great talent for matching both colors and patterns]. The suit itself is def gorgeous.

  36. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    The shoulders are too wide and the narrow sleeves are not in proportion to the overall square cut of the suit. The wide lapels exaggerate the shoulders as well.
    The three colours are nice though.

  37. andrea

    May 30, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    True there are only three colours… but they are all strong colours which compete for attention. Plus the different patterns make it a little too busy altogether.
    But such an amazing cut for the suit!

  38. carrot

    May 30, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Too many colors and this boy needs a haircut!

  39. amy

    May 30, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    love the green. throws it off a bit. like sticking out your tongue.

  40. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    double-breasted.
    hmm… really…?

  41. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    ooh. what a lovely looking young man! That suit is magnificent! So well cut. The double breasted jacket and pinstripes make for a classic look.

  42. cflorax

    May 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    His tie is perfect; it’s perfectly tied and placed. The knot is in proportion to the spread of the collar and not a bit of the placket is showing above it.
    I also like the way his shirt is laundered. It does not have that board-stiff appearance preferred by American men.

  43. tarainlondon

    May 30, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Unless I’m very much mistaken, this guy works at Kiton (the ultra high-end Italian suitmaker) off New Bond Street…

  44. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    I actually like the hanky. Without it it would be too boring. It give his suit a little bit of flair.

  45. style slicker

    May 30, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    love it love it!!!! I rarely see ‘navy’ colour suits in London streets.

    K

  46. stylometer

    May 30, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    He looks great, but don’t the shoulder pads look just a little too wide?

  47. miss cavendish

    May 30, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    London is my style mecca. Love his hair, which brings a welcome dash of insouciance to the more formal suit. And the pocket puff that doesn’t really work with the tie? Perfect.

  48. joey d

    May 30, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Proportions are very boxy. I’m having a tough time discerning whether it is just this man’s figure, or if the cut of the suit could have done something more flattering.

    Tie could have more volume, a bigger knot would help, especially with such a wide-spread collar. With his face shape a narrower collar spread might work better.

    I don’t know about the shiny black buttons against the navy suit. I mean, if you’re going to go double-breasted, the jacket kind of becomes more about the buttons, no? These buttons are the opposite of inspired.

    And, I’m sorry, there is a threshold past which a man’s hair should not cross. This guy’s hair crossed that particular threshold a long time ago. This guy is obviously going for a ‘classic’ look, with the double-breasted jacket and pocket square… but the allure of that ‘classic’ look lies in an essential masculinity. His overly feminine hair unbalances the whole composition. Imagine him with a nice short cut and reel at the difference it would make.

  49. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    The suit and other components seem very high quality. Maybe purchased in different years as to the variety of widths. This guy is a dresser, much appreciated. Fine looking Gent. Definitely Sartorial status. Thank You.

  50. PhilM

    May 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    ee-gads, somebody tell him about the lapels! they’re taking up half his upper torso. also, the shoulder construction looks poorly done. . . . but nice job with the colors! (oh, sorry, that’s colours for you Brits.)

  51. styleandsubstance

    May 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    To TJ- I had heard that the “puckering” on a shoulder is intentional in a bespoke suit. Could just be a load of…. but I have heard that more than once. It does seem like an obvious rookie mistake if the suit is in face bespoke. LOVE the tie color!

  52. Todd

    May 30, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I’m always shy of white shirts even though it is classic its washing out the tie. I find the suit cut a little feminine. It seems to flair too much at the hip and is out weighing the chest and shoulder. Maybe the hand in pocket or the choice of button to leave done up. But I have to give total props for the jewel tones and the broad lapel dead sexy!

  53. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    puckering in the sleeves.
    no good.

    but love the overall style.

  54. dean r

    May 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I love the red blue and green!
    like the three colors you discover looking closely at the tv screen as a kid. very sharp!

  55. Anonymous

    May 30, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    leaves me wishing for a black tie. But too dressy? Nice buttons. Double breasted is hard to pull off with out looking like you’re 2 sizes bigger.

  56. Cem

    May 31, 2008 at 7:45 am

    We need more shots just like this Scott! Kudos! Besides, you used to use shots that we could all use daily when we try to figure out combinations for our suits. Hard to find those shots these days! Thank you!

  57. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 9:03 am

    am i the only person who thinks this person looks like he slept in that suit?
    i actually make suits and i think this just looks like it hasn’t been pressed properly. its puckered everywhere

  58. utkuozt

    May 31, 2008 at 10:40 am

    he could use a bit more cuff..the rest is fine but if it were me i probably would use different color hankie..

  59. J.D.

    May 31, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I agree that the color combination is off. The strong complimentary contrast between his tie and hanky makes for a conversation that is hard to ignore.

  60. Thomasd

    May 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I’m seeing a lot of comments raving about the cut, but it’s not grabbing me. It’s a bit (but only a bit) reminiscent of the boxy double-breasted suits of long ago. I like to see the overlap looking snugger–although to be fair, the width and shoulders are perfect (IMHO).

    Whoa, lots of disagreement on the colors…I say not perfect but passable (the green + blue = not super ‘sartish’

    Wonderful photo overall!!

  61. LichMD

    May 31, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    The color combination is fine, though I agree I would have preferred that the shirt be a pale blue. The amount of cuff shown is perfect.
    Agree that the shoulder puckering is unfortunate, though this suit looks bespoke can’t assume that the pick stitching means it is. A number of better labels are adding pick stitching to their OTR lines.
    Would love to know what shoes he wore.

  62. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    every gentleman can, and should, take notes from this one.

  63. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    There is a fine line between a pucker and a Neopolitan shoulder. Neopolitan clothing like Kiton & Isaia on some/most of there models have a gather around the top front side of the shoulder seam. It is kind of the calling card along with a few other details. Someone earlier seemed to recognize this guy from the Kiton store. Given that, this is the real deal. Inner circle stuff. HA!

  64. Anonymous

    June 1, 2008 at 8:41 am

    I love the handkerchief – it’s the only thing I do like. While the suit is nice (fits great and probably cost a fortune), it’s boring & thoughtless & lacks any imagination or creativity. It’s not stylish just b/c it’s tailored and fits well – any richie rich can do that.

  65. JT

    June 1, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Like the outfit. A red handkerchief might work better, though…

  66. paul

    June 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    The white shirt is a poor choice for the colour of tie I feel. Although the placement of the hankerchief is slightly distracting, it seems to have been ‘plopped’ there, which is very English, as is the fact that it does not pick up a colour in the shirt/tie (both of these things are to be commended). The suit is not particularly well cut – although the 1930s style broad lapels are rather nice, the overall cut is too boxy – vintage looking lapels like that need a suit with more waist suppression, as opposed to the sack like body in evidence here.

  67. 76classic

    June 1, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    I really like the outfit, but I’m not so sure about the green pocket square.

  68. KittyKatt

    June 2, 2008 at 3:15 am

    a beautiful man in a beautiful suit ..what a delicious combination ..mmm..

  69. Lou

    June 2, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Oh Sart! Saville Row! How cliché is that?

  70. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I wish I could knott a tie like that, perfectly done and the tie itself is beautiful and wonderfully off-set by that darn bespoke suit, which is beautifully cut, even though it’s not as slim as the more fashionable DV suits. But that hanky worries me. It’s the colour: green and such a strong navy aren’t a good idea, I think. Why couldn’t he have chosen a different colour, I know there’s plenty where this one came from!

    Energie

  71. Meemo

    June 2, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    He looks like he is from a catalog. Nicely put together, but I would have liked to see more pop coming from the pocket square. The green just fades away.

  72. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Yes, his name is Nicola Zilli and he works for Kiton. At least he did in the NY store, and someone seemed to recognise him from London. I love these DBs!! They are a newer shape from Kiton with a larger more rounded lapel. I bought two after seeing similar on Lapo, and on Massimo’s word, and I love them dearly!

    And I think the pics looks great! These are the ones that keep me coming back.

    A

  73. just anotheR

    June 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    look at this hand gesture! haha. that is so…. classy? can’t find a word….

  74. Mr. Rover

    June 3, 2008 at 4:20 am

    When I first saw this picture, I thought, “That is far more Italian than English”. It seems I was correct- high marks on the bold shoulders and lapels, even though I still prefer classic American and English stylings. I’m not crazy about the tie, but that’s just my tastes. I think a handkerchief that contrasted more against the blue might be nicer too, as this one is blending a little too much.

    Ray Chu

  75. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Nice suit, his hair is too long

  76. Tony Heywood

    November 5, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Nice suit no surprise to find someone so well dressed so close to the row. I love the Anderson and Sheppard Savile Row website. It is so well shot, photographed and designed. Oh if I only had the money to purchase a suit from them. That kind of luxury comes with a luxury price tag. Might have to start with a tie!

  77. dandy

    June 21, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Sorry folks. Lovely picture but there’s 2 things wrong here. The lapels are disproportionately
    large for the wrap of the jacket. The hair is just silly. Too fly-away to be so long. But a lovely shot none the less Scott. x

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