I am wearing my Nantucket Reds today! I truly hope the rest of your audience appreciates red pants; I have certainly gotten some jokes in the office about mine. I think this guy starts with a challenging color (red) and pairs it well, as far as shoes, shirt, jacket and tie. I cant see what is happening with the pocket square, but I dont like what I see, perhaps I would have rather gone without. One thing for sure, I am pairing my pants with a light purple shirt next time I wear them. Jorge from W Palm Beach
An adventurous palette which would benefit from a little subtlety.It’s slightly cartoonish which his tall frame and long arms do nothing to mitigate, but it almost works. I think the pants throw it off the most. Not that they couldn’t be bright, not that they couldn’t be red even. But this isn’t quite right.
I love him. I want to be him! I have red pants and they are my absolute fave for summer. Can I just say I want to steal those shoes right off his feet and take them home with me. The patina is perfection!
I bought a pair of lightweight red pants last year. It was something of a bold move at the time but I’m glad I did it. They are not dissimilar in color to this gentleman’s. I was living in Florence at the time where such flamboyance for color is more comfortably accepted. In Italy a lot of men in their late-30s and upwards incorporate bright shades into their work wardrobe. In New York it’s a little trickier – my girlfriend says I’ll start a riot – but I think I pull them off (no pun intended).
Who needs the Italians or Parisians to tell us how ro dress this is both classic American with a European touch.It could all have come from Boks Brothers or J Press but the way its put together shows an almost English disregard for the norm.Mot a fashion shoot its a BLACK THING. Think Harlem or any black neighbourhood om a sunday morning after church and youve got it.
People with deeper skin tones can carry off the most unlikely colour combos. When I was in Africa I’d see it all the time. This red and lavender is freakin’ hot. Not that a Norwegian dude couldn’t pull it off, actually I’m sure he probably could. Regardless Cheers to bold choices!!
I gotta tell ya, this color combination is wild. It works, with the exception of the tie, that is a bit pale. The shape however is not very good, he seems to have no torso, and very long legs. in his case he should have used th second button of the jacket instead of the top button. It would have highlighted the front of his shirt and elongated his torso. Does anyone agree?
Red is certainly a challenging color, and I find these red pants just a little too challenging. A red jacket with navy pants and a crisp white shirt — maybe, with the right tie to pull it together. As it is, the pieces look just too random.
i love the it from the shoe to the pant to the sport coat, but the lavender to tie to handkerchief is a little busy to me. however, he does wear it well. but i think this man could wear anything and look amazing.
Very difficult to get perspective in the photo, but it looks like the guy is really tall. That may explain why his tie doesn’t reach his belt buckle. I like the tie and the shirt quite a lot. I think they look great together. I’m just not sure about the fit of the jacket. It looks a bit too fitted in the waist, and a bit too short in the sleeves. I imagine it must be difficult to buy off the rack if you are exceptionally tall. The selections at the Big and Tall shops can be limited. You’ve got to give the guy credit for pushing the envelope. The color combination is challenging, without being offensive.
A magnificent looking young man. Even if he were not wearing a colorful ensemble, he would attract considerable attention. He is not afraid to add the extra layer of “look at me”–and yes, we happily will!
I love how the jacket accentuates his tall, lean frame. Also, I think the shaved head is nice with his face.
somehow he pulls off an unusual color combination. and he looks totally at ease – i'm guessing he has done some modeling work at some point. love his whole look & the fact that he does not dress exactly like everyone else…
As often happens I wrote my comment on this post too quickly this morning and forgot something I meant to say. What this needs more than color adjustment is more contrast in texture. Mr. Rubinacci’s post last week is a good illustration- he used strong colors but the textures of his jacket, pants, tie, pocket square, bracelets, etc. were pronounced. Without a relief in texture even these swathes of bright color become monotonous. The main variations in texture in this gentleman’s outfit are provided by his (beautiful) shoes, and his tie. I don’t know what to recommend- maybe just a more contrasting texture in the jacket? Okay, I think that’s all I have to say about this post. I look forward to the day when I can put all my thoughts into one comment rather than two. I don’t criticize these details to be petty. I consider it a sort of dialogue in which I hope to recognize things I should apply to myself. Sart is admirably into concept and inspiration and many of us respond with comments about details, but there are many reasons for doing that. I think I’ve become more conscious and constructively critical of myself since joining the discussion here. I’ve certainly become more conscious of the people around me and of looking for inspiration in them (probably more easily done in Italy than in Richmond Viginia, where I am- oops, being critical again). Dan
as all things are subject to perspective… here’s mine;
- Shirt and Jacket Sleeves a bit (too?) short… note that they don’t actually reach anywhere near his hands. - Accented by Pant legs that are bit long for my taste – watch the fabric collect below the knee. - Pant legs with cuffs as deep as buckets - The tie seems a bit wide (and ‘heavy’)
all that to say…
- Bold color combo that MORE than works - Suit Jacket with great color, pattern and cut (sleeve length aside) - The tie is helped by the spread collar shirt - Belt and shoes seem to match the ensemble (and each other) wonderfully - Clean Cut and Clean shaven… classic.
nearly bought my first pair of really well made and that fit really really well (Brioni…which is unusual) red pants …a while back ….and looking at how awesome he looks I really really regret it now……BTW people get it in your head if you want to event exist in Italian Fashion..U MUST WEAR NAVY …….and not the navy we have here ….but a particular shade they recognize over there….I cant describe it …but most italian made clothes will offer it. CIAO REGAZZI! and always THXSAR!
AMAZING STYLE…props to him but i wouldn’t have chosen a grey tie…it take away the lovely lavender color…the shoes are nice but could’ve been a little darker…but globally the style is very very nice a head-turner that’s for sure ;)
btw : i LOVE the scarf in his pocket ! gives the suit a little xtra oumf ;)