Friday, May 5, 2006

On The Street…..Madison Ave, NYC

I love the 4-button DB suit with a ticket pocket but I love the small blue flower ,chosen to match his shirt and worn so dashingly in his lapel, even more.

I didn’t get the sense he was a head-of-state or even that he was rushing off to any place in particular but he was going to look his best wherever he went – if only for his own sense of pride and amusement.


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  1. Grief

    May 5, 2006 at 9:55 am

    Again, I only hope that I look so sharp when I’m a sectagenarian! And kudos for this gentleman for keeping the boutinere alive.

  2. 39-3

    May 5, 2006 at 10:23 am

    Look at how well he poses, shifting his weight ever so slightly to one hip! So comfortable and showy at the same time! Quite a contrast to the young man-on-the-street poses: the Humourless Stoic with a plain square stance or the Hulking Slouch.

  3. Anonymous

    May 5, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    Sartorialist – I think you mean a 6×2 DB.

  4. Betsy

    May 5, 2006 at 12:28 pm

    He is lovely… I image the flower was not planned but nicked from the table and tucked in by his equally lovely lunch companion!

  5. Anonymous

    May 5, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    Bet he’s got a hot secretary!

  6. idonothingallday

    May 5, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    congrats, i just saw that Blogger made you one of their blogs of note.

  7. Anonymous

    May 5, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    The tie knot looks a bit sloppy and a spread collar shirt would have paired much better with the classic DB.

  8. Anonymous

    May 5, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    The ticket pocket, pocket square and flower together are a little busy.

  9. Trenditional

    May 5, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    If that is a 4 button, I’ll have to take back some of my negative comments about them (not all, but a few). I have never liked a 4 button coat, but his suits seems to fit him very nicely. A classic looking older gentleman.

  10. Anonymous

    May 5, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    Love the boutinere! When it isn’t a prom or wedding, any guy gets satorial points for having the style to wear one.DB jackets are great, especially on tall lean people like this gentleman. I preffer it when the bottom button is left open. On shorter guys, leaving the top button open gives a nice body lengthening, roll to the lapel.

  11. Sara

    May 5, 2006 at 7:33 pm

    I think I know this man!

  12. "Maggie"

    May 6, 2006 at 12:40 am

    Dashing gentlemman totally at ease with himeself, how sexy.

  13. Cha Cha

    May 12, 2006 at 1:16 am

    OMG! This man is my ex-boss, Ira Spanierman of Spanierman Gallery. It was a crazy joint to work in but Ira is always tunred out to the nines, for sure. Daily uniform: a bespoke double breasted Saville Row suit and an Hermes tie and pocket square!

  14. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    What a beautiful faƧade Ira is pulling off. Bravo to bravado

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