Conservative down to his shoes.I haven’t seen a three-piece suit in a while. This one is nicely tailored, and he has paid attention to the details- the buttoning of the vest, the knot of the tie, etc. The jacket sleeves seem a little long (where are his shirt cuffs?)and I question the casual denimy shirt, although the shirt and tie colors are a nice relief to the subdued colors of the suit. He’s taken a classic look and employed it with almost complete success. On another note, those taxis and street markings do make great compositional elements.
Where the hell is this guy going? Country pattern works with the denim; denim works with the loafers; loafers work with the cut of the suit; the context works to make the photo interesting. It all works together. Maybe he’s headed for his country tailor to have those sleeves fixed.
This suit is just too costume-esque for me. The checks are over-dramatic, a characteristic that is emphasized by the contrasting denim look of the shirt. The bottoms fit like skinny jeans rather than trousers, and I think this gives the whole suit the appearance of being a little too tight. It’s almost as if he took all the characteristics of what might be considered a “fashionable” suit right now and emphasized each of them a little too much…
I like it when men dress as if they care about themselves and about you. It’s so troubling when men go to work dressed like college students who’ve run out of clean clothes and don’t have quarters to go to the laundromat. Trust me, I’m in Austin, it happens.
That looks like a Ralph Laurn suit – they’ve been doing a lot of beautiful slim fitting tweeds the last few seasons. I really like the bellows pockets, too. I don’t know about wearing a 3 piece tweed in summer, and about the denim shirt, which has a bit of overly-ambitious eclecticism about it. The sloppy tie knot feels wrong with the impeccable suit, too.
Interesting dynamic. He looks at her intensely. I see lust in his eyes. She looks away … with a faint hint of boredom. Could it be that this picture was taken right before a furtive afternoon thryst?
Now about his suit. I love the fabric. Maybe a bit warm for this season in New York perhaps? A vest could many men look portly, but not in this case. He pulls it off nicely. Is this a Tom Ford suit, by any chance?
Everything about this look is subtly FIERCE except the denim shirt. The cut of the suit is perfection, his posture commands that you take notice, I love his palate with regard to the color combination. I simply wished he would have worn a different blue shirt.
Superb suit with a sexy fit, gorgeous bold blue shirt and purple tie, but the outfit would look 1KX better without the vest. Or maybe that restraint makes it work. I dunno. The vest just seems a little too Sean Connery in the 19th century.
I love their silent conversation along with his pointer-dog ready pose.
Ahh, I guess the northeast is an entirely different world, but I (here in Florida) am practically melting just looking at a man in a three piece suit and a denim shirt. I spent a couple hours outside today walking in a cami and a cotton skirt and I was still sweaty by the time I got home.
I agree that the shirt throws the look. In the thumbnail, when it was just a bold blue shirt to my eye, it looked perfect.
People in other parts of the country would think his suit doesn’t fit because people in other parts of the country don’t know how suits are supposed to fit. Americans are notorious for wearing clothes two sizes too big for them.
I’m trying to dig these tight suits. I get that it’s elegant and all that but it just doesn’t look comfortable and when a man doesn’t look comfortable it’s hard for me to see him as chic or elegant. It doesn’t look like he can button the jacket. To me, sacrificing comfort for style is an ultra femmy thing to do…. and that’s not appealing on a man IMO. Especially when we’re talking about a suit that is as expensive as this one probably is.
The denim shirt is something different and I like that it brings an otherwise stuffy suit (no pun intended) into a more relaxed realm. The fabric of the suit is nice and goes well with the purple tie.
Her bag is a good basic bag. I know the biggies are going out of fashion. Too bad. I love the functionality of the mega bag. They carry all your shit.
i quite like the intensity of his gaze – and the way he’s standing. there’s a little hidden drama in this shot that makes me wonder what happened leading up to and after this moment.
i love the fit of the suit (with the length of the sleeves being a minor quibble) i don’t see any sloppiness about the way the tie is knotted as someone else mentioned – look at the dimple for one thing – but it is too large for the collar of the shirt he’s wearing. love the colour combination, but had the suit not been cut just so it could have easily gone so horribly wrong.
odd how when i first started reading this blog i was pretty clueless about menswear, and could never have known to look at any of these details (still learning even about women’s wear). see – the sartorialist does educate! ;-D
Its a nice suit, and fits beautifully, but I don’t like the tight fitting pants with tight fitting jacket. Frankly, he’s a little old to carry it off the pants to my taste. And the blue shirt/purple tie thing, no no no. Not with such a well cut suit. Its distracting and reminds me of the stuff middle aged liberal highschool teachers pull out of the closet when they have to wear a tie. Bonus points for the shoes though.
Lovely material and convincing combination of suit and shoes. The suit itself brilliant as a three-piece, but definitely a tad too tight; checked-pattern just can’t be worn super well fitted, neither can wool suits.
Love the color pallete. He looks like a mannequin standing there, expressionless. She focuses on something down the way that interests her more than what is in front of her, Mr. Country Tweed Suit Man (he should be hot in that outfit, her arms are bare). Great shoes, I would have worn a spread collar shirt in the same shade as the denim (end-on-end, lends great color texture), denim looks too casual. His pants could be a hair looser. Nice body contour on the jacket, great vest fit.
Mr. Schuman, you do know how to take a great picture. Bravo, again!–HB
I know I’m a traditionalist but denim shirt with three piece classic suit and loafers. He looks ok but it’s like we have to find something to admire when there isn’t much. It actually reminds me of some of those bizarre teamings you see in ads in Men’s Vogue, it’s all about the effect not whether it represents true male elegance. She however, is a cutie.
The suit looks too tight to me as well, the pants really, especially in the thigh area. Men really have to not just buy nice clothing, they also have to have them tailored appropriately…..these pants are not.
My concern is the button stance on the jacket. The lapel looks rather long. Is that a one button front, or is the lapel rolling over the second button? I suppose a lower button stance makes sense for a three-piece suit–allowing for more exposure of the vest. Like others I agree that, as a suit coat, the sleeve length, is too long. The length would work, however, in a more casual setting.
Love the suit and its fit, except the sleeves. Like the shoes, even though he caught his cuff in one of them. I’m intrigued by the colors of the shirt and tie, but am torn on the fabric of the shirt and hate the size of the tie. His intense gaze gives me the willies, not in a good way. Great hair choices, though.
Her *two* oversized bags combine with the bad skirt length to make her look dumpy, which is quite an achievement in those shoes!
I like the suit, although it seems a little snug. Don’t like the tie with it…the color is wrong, and the knot is too big…he should have opted for maybe a silk knit in a yellow or a beige, or a nice foulard. Still, this fella reminds me that GQ model from the ’70′s who had a beard…does anybody remember who that guy was?
This three-piece suit has inspired me to do more crunches, so that I can pull this look off without looking, as someone else wrote, “portly”.
This fella would probably look good in a proper English bowler… there’s something about his features that evokes the 1890′s.
I love, love, love the fit of his suit. At this level of attention to detail — I think the longish sleeve is intentional — a personal quirk — which I like — but I really love the fit of the shoulder, the high armhole, and how the fabric skims the whole body in a very sensual way (there’s the slightest hint of basket bulge — which I like — why not, you only live once). Another commenter stated that the suit was Ralph Lauren — but I’d be surprised if this was off the rack — it just fits him as a second skin — unless he was the fit model — such a fit is hard to come by from a generic pattern — I mean — not only does the jacket fit perfectly, but the pants also. Great look for a tallish, thinnish guy — real polish and panache — also love the posture and presentation — quite a peacock! American men should take note — they always seem to buy suits two sizes too big.
The suit itself is great. Look at how the plaid matches from vest to jacket to sleeves to pants. Fantastic. I don’t love the fit. The pants are too tight for me. It’s got to be uncomfortable sitting down when the pants are that tight. The jacket looks like it might pull if you button it. And, as others have said, the jacket sleeves should be a bit shorter. It seems that leaving both the top button and the bottom button on a vest is becoming quite popular. I’m fine with that. Tab collar on a denim shirt? Not my cup of tea. Particularly if you’re wearing a bulky tie. Tab collars are great with thin ties, but straight collars are much better with bulky ties. The purple tie works great with the subtle green stripe in the plaid suit. Purple and green are a fabulous combination. The guy’s grooming is exceptional. Bald can be beautiful. Haircut and beard are both sharp.
Intense look on his face – what did she just tell him? I like the suit but it ages him. Also, the shirt and tie look like he started with one outfit in mind and suddenly changed it. Too incongrous for my taste.
How would his look change (improve?) if he wore chukkas or brogues, rather than loafers? We can quibble here and there, but I was simply relieved to see that he wasn’t wearing (1) Chuck Taylors, (2) Topsiders, or (3) green Tod’s driving mocs. Everyone else seems to be wearing them, regardless of the outfit or occasion.
This is a great case for style versus fashion. Yes, he has done things that flout the laws of fashion but he seems so comfortable with it, he makes it work. My first thought was “wow, he looks great” followed by “that souldn’t work”, but it does. His boldness of personal style should be applauded.
Too tight pants, long sleeves, wrong shoes…. uh hu. This man clearly knows what he likes and is dressing in a way that pleases him. So what if showing 1/2 inch of cuff is ‘right’, he is far from sloppy and looks wonderful. Rather a 1900-ish shape, lovely.
Has the look of one of the new slim fit Ralph Lauren suits. Absolutely beautiful – elegant and dapper in every way. The denim shirt doesn't really fit though but I guess it works in an eccentric way! How about a piece of tanzanite jewelry to set off the blue denim?!
I think the denim shirt looks sick!!!!! Just so good! This is a man, who’s got beautiful taste, classic well-put-together look and had to be a little rebel by bringing the denim. Purple tie looks good, I’m sure he had to be wearing socks that would poke at you as well!
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