looks great. really like that waist length sweater vest with the suit (although i wish the vest weren’t so straight across the bottom), and the pocket handkerchief keeps the whole look from being blah.
Leaving the buttondown collar unbuttoned…risky….VERY risky. Akin to leaving the working buttonholes on your jacket sleeves unbuttoned. If I run into you and those are unbuttoned, I can’t be held responsible for my actions.
i’ve got to know who made that suit! and the perfect vest for layering. any ideas? a snappy blend of forthright masculinity and age appropriate fearlessness. got to have it. it’s a confident mix of loose and louche, but somehow the ultimate effect is quite formal and discretely tailored and powerful. ps the sunglasses are killing me. super.
I have no idea who this gentleman is but I agree; a great look; personality and character; there is a story there; we’d love to hear it. This is one of the main reason Sart’s pix get such good reactions. People want a narrative even if they have to make it up. I do, however, agree that he left a button open on the fly (pun perhaps) and perhaps that’s a part of his unshaved, morning after narrative.
The all go to hell look is always a good accessory when I wondering if one has done a look 100% on top. if he was intending to give an an air of frankness or was it phil 2? lol. ..nice ..GAMA, 90% in this case and this special kind of one says you can. clearly you got this one’sname … to learn off past experiences.
Anon 12:14 – Thank you for the comment specifying the peaked lapels – that really is part of what makes this look so great. That lapel style is often SO formal/structured, but it doesn’t overwhelm here and the blue vest with the stripes in the suit are really rich.
It’s an understated but sexy photo – couldn’t go wrong. Thanks!
Very attractive in attitude and clothing, but tell me, am I all alone in my dislike of these wayfarer glasses. The shape seems at odds with the topography of the face, and is so dominating. Men with fascinating bone structure are reduced to cartoonishness by these overtly framed,square dark glasses. Who has not wept to see the photos of Heath Ledger in his red wayfarers?
so A&S made the suit? who is A&S? this suit is built beautifully for real men who don’t happen to wear an American 38 long. must know more about this house. info please! and ps alone on his face, wearing a white t-shirt, probably not, but the wayfarers suit him here b/c they suit the outfit as a whole. hawt.
Mea culpas on the unbuttoned fly comment. However, I’ve been a fan of your site for some time and I know that details are a big part of the styles that you showcase. Is it therefore so childish to point out an apparent flaw in a detail? Not trying to spar with you here, just a bit of rationale behind the original comment. Keep up the nice work!
I only posted that response because I think there is a difference between a flaw (fit) and just a mistake (even though I still think it is his hand position) besides who wants to be the subject of that kind of thing in public, i have such respect for my audience and i think we are a little above something like that.
I guess i have gotten to know a lot of these people personally and they have been very kind to me so I can’t help but end up feeling a little protective of them on things like that – in the end they are just human so lets try to keep that in mind when making comments.
plus I’m a little extra tired/sensitive after two months of shows
i just think it’s too bad that people rip apart a man who’s very attractive and obviously makes an attempt at getting dressed and being stylish regardless of what he wears. based on previous posts of this gentleman he wears a friggin’ polo and khakis and makes them look better than 90% of men doing likewise.
in this day and age when most men – and women for that matter – feel that polar fleece is an option to be seen in public in, it’s great to see *anyone* make an attempt.
What is great about looking at your site each day is that 90% of it is folks making positive comments and staying away from nasty critiques. Sart, I am with you here. That’s why I was surprised at the criticisms in this strand, this guy basically looks like a movie star and that is that. We should all look that good. Let’s keep this blog about finding the best in different styles and not about what NOT to wear…congrats on getting through Paris and all…
this man looks so cool, calm, confident and easy in his skin, perfect outfit – i think a tie wouldn’t reflect what he is saying about himself with this outfit. it does help but he is a bit of a hunk of burrrrning love too :)
Regarding the possible “fake Wayfarers” as posted above, I don’t think they’re fake at all. They definitely aren’t authentic RayBans, as the sidearms are too narrow. However, there must be dozens of other manufacturers, brand name and otherwise, who make a similar iconic frame. Furthermore, if they really were authentic RayBans, purchased within the past, oh, 20 years, they would be splashed with no less than 3 logos (both sidearms and on the lens) shouting “RayBan”.
I know that the unbuttoned shirt collar is a conscious choice. I don’t love it, but I know that some others do. To each, his own. But, the collar on the jacket is another story. The collar is askew on the left side of the photo (on the right side of Mr. Cortina). I’m surprised that a guy who clearly takes pride in his appearance (based upon the beautiful suit and the dandy hanky in pocket) wouldn’t take an extra 5 seconds to look in the mirror and fix his jacket collar. Scott, do him a favor next time and fix his collar before taking the photo. He’ll be in your debt. :-)
I was outside this same fashion show taking street fashion photos for a school project and got a photo of this exact same guy full stride with who walking next to him but yourself sart! And in a fantastic stroke of luck he looked at me just as I snapped and gave me a great big smile. I think he has a perfect put together yet relaxed and confident look, a nice change from the uptight and conservative french mens style one so often sees in paris.
If I can look this good in ten years, I’ll be ecstatic- heck, I’d be happy to look that handsome and stylish now. Anyone who thinks his look is “almost” finished, does not understand the look IS complete and intentional. Very cool, very masculine, and stylish (i.e., not hard) at the same time. And the fit is dead on.
It’s a treat to see the people “behind the scenes” who seldom get credit publicly be highlighted here (like stylist George Cortino). Scott, you have rare access/insight to these citizens and thanks for sharing.
Being a tiny bit disheveled enhances the look! Is it the quality of the suit that makes it possible for him to be all devil-may-care with his unbuttoned collar, tousled hair, and unshaven face? If everything about him were all crisp and tidy, he would still look great–but I would respond very differently.
Also, I love how you capture him mid-stride. Seeing the clothes in motion adds to the feel of the photo. Bravo Mr. Sartorialist!
That’s a cool vest. Has a bit of ribbon under the buttons, does it? I can’t tell, but the fabric may also be velvet, which would work well with the suit’s weave. This is limited palette done well. Any tie or jazz in the pocket square would be too much — the vest and square and glasses are enough.
Do men stroll around in suits like this in Paris? If so, I’m going to have to man up and do the same.
Incidentally, the pointed lapels go great with those sunglasses. Nice and understated. Thanks for the view, Sart. Always well done.
Alright, I have come to The Sartorialist’s defense here. For every blogger like Mr. Schuman who cares about his site/readers/subjects enough to respond to comments, there are a thousand bloggers who have no interest in interacting with their readers or showing loyalty to those they feature in their blogs.
Even though I was the recipient of his retort, I give credit to the guy for giving a hoot about his subjects and taking the time to respond to what he feels is unfair criticism. He could very easily not publish comments that don’t fit with his viewpoint and create a little online Sartoriopia where all comments sing his and his subjects’ praise.
Credit to Mr. Schuman for being responsive to his readers.
Reminds me of the former FIAT chairman Gianni Agnelli (RIP), who in the 70s sported 2 wrist watches and typically wore his button down Brooks Brothers shirts unbuttoned, commiting the obvious “fashion faux pas” (I just coined this term). This can be risky as one can come off as contrived; it takes supreme confidence to pull it off. Agnelli’s alter-ego pulls it off nicely.
something to think about here, and it’s important: he wasn’t styled, groomed, and blow dried for a shoot. he himself woke up that morning and chose to put on this fantastic ensemble and walk around Paris looking amazing. so he missed a button, so his collar is a little turned up on one side. maybe there was a breeze, maybe some beautiful woman had just hugged him, maybe he has a huge willy! the fact is, he made beautiful choices for who he is in REAL LIFE.