What a smart looking coat! I must say, however, that I am put off when my eyes make their way down the perfect outfit and fall on…. nike’s. This was the case with the “Flea Market Fines” gentleman as well. I do wish the taste for nike would wane.
Are you refering to the consistency of the earth tones through his outfit? I think it is a dangerous path, but he pulls it off well. Mostly, I think this is because of the good fit of the coat; long yet close to his body throughout. It would be too easy to go for one of those huge coats everyone wears, and it would kill this. The sneakers appear to be vintage, which is always cool. Only thing I would change would be the wrinkle creases on the pants. Stuff fresh out of the dryer: yes. Stuff that looks like it has been piled on a heap of laundered stuff: definitely a no-no. Jorge from W Palm Beach
The shoes make this practical and ordinary. Not a bad look, just not very distinguished overall. But his face is appealing, and he’s set it off well with the plain, pale hat and scarf. Actually the color scheme as a whole seems designed to make his face pop.
My college professor always said, one should always judge a person by the shoes he wears. You don’t go into the woodshop wearing flip flops, he said, and you don’t present at your final critique wearing sneakers.
this is one of those times when i really have to step back and praise the part you play in translating this look onto paper (or rather, screen). this is a reminder to me of how the great synergy in these looks isnt only from the people who have assembled them, but also from your thoughtfulness behind the scenes/lens. the background here is fantastic and raises everyrththing to the next level. the glass has a nice transparency that keeps everything light and effectively keeps it in the background while complimenting the person. the colors in the glass compliment the colors you are pointing out in the outfit perfectly.
The shoes are great! It matches his sleeve (or watch? can’t tell..) The blue is a good contrasting color to the rest of the outfit which is more muted in color. I think he looks stunning as everything fits him well and he matches well with his pants to his beanie to his scarf. Lovely casual look.
I’m not really feeling this at all. I don’t care much for scarves outside of the jackets, I’m lean towards functionality in general. The overcoat is very nice but it doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the outfit.
Without getting into the khakis in the winter argument, sneakers with khakis is always hard to do. These shoes are just to informal to make it work. I do however, find it clever that he matched his sweater with the swoosh. Perhaps this outfit would look better sans coat, hat, and scarf…I might even be able to get over the shoe khaki thing.
Oh this is great! What a wonderful line, which is a nice thing about winter coats. I always particularly like it when The Sartorialist features “real real” folks whose sense of style is (or at least seems to be) utterly natural and free of self-consciousness.
I love the coat, but the shoes are killer. I like that they remind me of something my brother wore in the 80′s, but somehow now chic. And I did notice that his sweater seems to match, at least it looks that way from the cuff.
I like his combination of colors and the look like he is NOT trying to hard to look chromatically correct. Today, it is obvious this guy is in his “chill” mode. I would wear any of these pieces in a second, especially the coat (vintage?).
Yeah I think he def could have tied the scarf better but dude prolly didn’t think he was going to be on The Sartorialist when he stepped out, it was prolly something more like “Jeez it’s cold outside!” lol
The shoes and shirt is dope tho, you people that don’t like Nikes just because they are successful are missing out on a quality brand that really seeks to be in tune to the customer. That’s why they drop so many colors of the same shoe. They look like All Courts but whether or not they’re vintage is impossible to tell cause white shoes get that yellow aging from light and oxygen exposure. I used to work in a shoe store lol
I love the coat in this picture. As well as the way that the blue either shirt or watch compliment’s the kicks. However I would still say that the kicks throw off the outfit. Got to keep em clean, but this is about being comfortable just as in your own skin as you are in your clothes. And that is what this is about.
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Scarf is tied too perfectly IMO–don’t know if that was a purposeful contrast to the, wrinkled pants and shoes which I think are too casual. Did he actually give thought to his outfit? I mean, was it truly a study in contrasts?
He looks amazing: Sandwiched between the rather contrived but refined GQ looks of the gentleman shown below him and the casual Superfuture uniforms of the gentlemen shown above him, he is such a true individual in the spirit of the Sartorialist.
Everything he is wearing (except for the kicks) may be vintage or designer, thrift store or high lux, and the gentleman himself may be rich or poor– doesn’t really matter. All that matters, in the context of the purpose of this blog, is he transcends all these factors with his style.
Radiant style (and his warm smile adds to his allure).
The sneakers match perfectley! Sports labels are very stylish when they are worn the right way. And this guy really gets it. Dont all the people that are hating sneakers know that Adidas Stan Smith are Marc Jacobs favorite shoe? People are so narrow minded when it comes to sneakers. So snobbish.