Fabulous! seeing someone embrace pattern and colour like this brightens up my day. Love the coat and scarf, the brass buttons, the cuffs are just right adding another shade of blue and his grey hair is elegant.
I don’t think I would ever have the nerve to buy an overcoat with a pattern like that, but it all works very well together. Very professorial, but with jeans. This is almost exactly what I strive for in my own state of dress, from the shoes, raw jeans, overcoat, all just perfect.
I had to do a second-take when I first saw this photo: that scarf makes the subject’s gender seem incredibly indeterminate. I kind of like that, because the ensemble he’s wearing, I think, could look great on a man or a woman. Very nice!
This man has the spirit of youth, I don’t care how white his hair is. I think he’s wearing old school 501 Levi’s and a corduroy Levi jacket. People who still find Levi’s fashionable and useful, I like. I bet he could teach me a thing or two, especially how to choose and tie a scarf.
I like his coat, the jacket and the jeans with the heavy shoes. He should opt for a leather bag instead, it would look better. The shoes should be brown, or even cowboy boots (ropers, maybe)! I have a pair of brown/burgundy-shaded ropers and they go with everything, dressed up or down. Great individual look, though. Thanks!!
I’m always surprised at the “he should do this…” comments. This is a real person going about his life, not a poser. I’m guessing that coat is old- maybe his for years, or consignment or piece. The pack is functional, like the Levi pieces, and he likes them. This isn’t someone who worries that he’s not carrying last season’s Gucci. He has a life, has had one for quite some years.
if you haven’t, i’d recommend watching some old series of the bbc show all creatures great and small. the colors, textures, patterns, and fit of the clothes are very classic but nonetheless absolutely spectacular. if not the humor, i think you’d really enjoy the outfits.
I agree: the interesting thing for me is that he may or may not be trying to impress (I guess not) but this feels like an authentic style. One he feels comfortable with, which gives it a great feel as well as look.
I really liked this one. Top half looks fairly conservative, despite som fresh colours (which work very well), then the bottom half, particularly because of the upturns, gives a totally different picture.
I imagine this is something style icon Gianni Agnelli might have done, if he actually wore denim. ;)
It took me a while to warm up to this outfit, but I do admire it.
However, it overwhelms his hair color, or should I say it doesn’t celebrate it. His hair is an important story for him. I’d like to see him in an outfit that really uses his hair — at least as a very important accessory. Just an echo of gray somewhere would do that.
The only problem I have is with the terible backpack. It’s ridiculous. It doesn’t add any playfulness that isn’t already apparent in the other choices and it’s just too grossly immature. He’s an adult for chrissakes.