This guy is ready for a cup of G.I Joe. Military issued anything to combat chilly manhattan mornings are steps in the right direction in my opinion. I love the collars and lapels working together like a bit of Flash and Thunder to spike up your attitude. R
Why is everyone so hating on the rolled pant? I think it's a good way to spice up classic looks and outfits one already has without needing to buy the newest "hottest" pieces. No, it probably won't be around forever, but why not roll with it (pun intended) while it lasts? I think most of the hate comes from those who don't have the confidence to try it themselves.
I think the roll-up thing has less to do with the ankle (who wants to see that bony hairy thing anyway) and more to do with the shoe, which it shows off to great advantage in this case, far more than it would with a traditionally hemmed pair of pants. I agree that it is incongruous with winter layers, as here, to have bare ankles. There needs to be a fall/winter way to achieve the same effect. Maybe it's time to bring back knickers and long wool argyle socks.
Javi C. I am charmed with the neck of his(her,your) shirt, the width of the tie and contrast of the jacket with the huntress. I would not dare to take the trousers like that. Good photo. For when the book in Spain '
Boots would go better with the combat-style jacket (looks like Italian issue from late 1990s)and the rolled trouser cuffs. A vest without lapels, perhaps a suede one, would present a better line because of the large lapel of the jacket. Alternately, a combat jacket would look good over over suit, especially if worn with an informal but brimmed hat.
Rolled pants kill it. It's casual but cool weather. The vest works nicely with lapels,the open spread collar is a great formal contrast, but why roll the pants above the bluchers? Ruins an otherwise great mix of classic elements in a striking casual look.
Wish I could slick my hair back like that without looking like guido.
I don't care for the exposed ankles, but otherwise it is indeed unmistakably RL – the whole outfit: shirt, tie, vest, jacket, pants, shoes, look just as fresh and current as they looked 20 years ago – the beauty of Ralph Lauren.
Way too affected. I did the rolled up trouser 20 years ago, back in middle- and high-school. This guy looks older than me, so he probably did it as well. You know the rule–you're only allowed to do it once, like bell-bottoms.
He also needs a wider tie and bigger knot. A four-in-hand never works with a spread collar.
I had a long post written but forget it: if you don't understand any part of this, you don't understand where men's style is right now, or possible, where it's always been. But seriously guys, how does that vest not fit? It frightens me to think people think anything on this guy doesn't fit.
i get a kick out of people knocking things like knot size of tie and rolled pants. with him, dissecting is missing the point — This guy loves a little drama when he gets dressed and he's clearly enjoying himself. i think he looks pretty damn good and we should just enjoy it for what it is. i believe this is the same guy who wore the DB, rolled jeans and velvet slippers. what more could RL ask for in an employee than this guy? you see him on the street and think, hmm, i need a piece of that look, im going to Polo.
Stop your nitpicking. All pieces have a sense of congruence with eachother (fit perfect too) and it's obvious he put thought into making it work together. He may look slightly tense in the photo, but you know he gets joy from it all. He knows how he looks.
If he wore army boots and a cap he would look overdressed, like steampunk (cool, but would push the whimsy way over subtle). Here he is completely dressing appropriately for the time and space he is in. Well done.
Most people don't try hard enough. Some don't try at all. Some put all their energy into looking like they didn't try and it just magically came together. Why is putting thought and effort into one's outfit a bad thing ?!
Love the fatigue jacket. Inspires me to think how to pair my new j. crew fatigue jacket. The only thing that looks a bit daft to me is the cheap-looking pair of khakis. Top half of this guy looks expensive but the pants half looks like a Walmart knockoff. And then you've got the great shoes. Upgrade the trousers just slightly and lose the roll (though a small cuff just at the shoe would look good) and this is about perfect.
Of course the look is planned. The moment you pick out matching socks or tie you have done just that. Lets face it, would we all be reading this blog if we were not interested in carefully considered clothing? Contrived is another matter. Was contrived? Maybe if Scott asked him to take his socks off or roll his pants it would be. I might normally suspect this but again I come to this blog to see the people doing things a little differently then the average man on the street. I like the look, even if I don't have the confidence to pull it off in my little town.
First time commenter… The pants could perhaps be more fitter to pull off the look better but the no-socks thing doesn't make sense here …. he's dressed for a cool autumn day… You figure he'd wear some socks also… The no socks thing to me is definitely a summer look
okay: i like the look but all together it definitely looks overly staged and not natural. Really like the top half with the layering and well fitted look, but really it does look strange to do the cuffed pants with no socks and then wear such cold weather attire on the top half. all looks good just a bit tooo much like he came out of the catalog..
Great Fall look. Love the no socks, wing tips always look better without them. Vest fits perfectly. Like the more traditional full cut chinos. Rolling them up is a necessity, unless they're cropped or tapered chinos look sloppy with dressier shoes.
pretty good, dont like the spread collar for this look though, great vest , great jacket , great palette .. the pants should be slimmer… it was a bit hot that day so ill let him slide with the rollup sockless part.
wow this guy really know how to command a picture! i love his fierce look. and his outfit is really impressive! the jacket makes me feel like he used to serve in the army though. esp. with the hard expression on his face. but i love this