Great outfit! But I am sure someone from Styleforum is going to say “the pants are too long”. Also, it strikes me that African Americans are the only ones who can probably “pull off” these kind of outfit. I can’t imagine a white guy looking great in that combo… but maybe you’ll prove me wrong some day.
Dispatch from the front lines…from another black guy.
This outfit would have so worked on a guy his age, but like so many of my black dude brethren, he lost it at the shoes. Those shoes are not right with that get up. It takes a potentially classic look and makes it look almost clownish.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a guy with a incredible outfit on, and it’s topped off with a pair of $400 UGLY AS SIN shoes. Expensive does not equal chic.
I’m not sure of the pedigree of matching shoes like that, but I don’t think it falls totally apart.
I’m impressed by a few pictures here on sartorialist where I see gentlemen putting gloves in the breast pocket of a jacket. I don’t know if it is the cheapness of my jackets, or of my gloves, or both, but I feel like I have a massive leather boob anytime I do it.
As ANOTHER black guy, I think the shoes are perfectly fine. This man is old school, like my uncles that are his age and his choice of shoes and accessories comes from a heritage that probably started in the forties and fifties:it’s dandified, slick and sharp. This man was a cool dude in the fifties,sixties, seventies,eighties- all the way up to now. Shoes are very important to black men, so I’m quite sure he put alot of thought into how they work with this particular outfit. There are alot of diffrent ways for men to dress and I’m glad, Sartorialist that you give credit to everyone!
I think he looks incredibly dapper. My only issue with the shoes is that I think they’re a little too spring/summer to be worn with an overcoat. I think the shoes are great, but they’re not really weather-appropriate.
There’s an older gent who I see walking home after church on Sundays sometimes, and he’s got that same classic-dandy thing going on. He’ll walk down a street crowded with folks in baggy jeans and oversized jerseys, like a little sea of civility unto himself.
(Also, I am looking forward to the Easter Sunday hats that some of the black ladies around here wear every year! Amazing, beautiful, things.)
Okay. I’ve been a good girl and haven’t said anything until now. When I first glanced at this gent, I thought, “Oh, how nice that The Sartorialist is snapping pics of stylish doormen, too.” The cause of my too-quick assumption? The cut and color of his coat.
What if the coat had been bright green? Or purple? Or shocking bright blue?
I otherwise love what he is doing with his look. It is so dandy Old New York.
He’s a salesman ay Barneys and a wonderful guy. He would probably be appalled that he was mistaken for a doorman! As yet another Black guy commenting on this photo, why do we always have to be confused for staff???? Is it really all about the shoes?
Indeed, he’s a suit salesman at Barneys New York, Arthur I. one of the best in his profession, an icon. Mostly wears bespoke or made to measure garments. The many times i’ve seen him he always had a great bow tie matching perfectly his entire outfit, pretty conservative style, and he rocks! he has this sort of classic jazzy style..thats how I think of it, i’d like to add that all his suits inner lining are red it seems, I took this from him, looks awesum