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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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!
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!
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’
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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