Socks seem to be back in the limelight as of late. I like the idea of something comfortable and functional being featured. It’s nice to add a splash of style and excitement in an unexpected place (like wrapped around your ankles). Lovely.
absolutely, the pants are too tight and too short. he’s already thin enough and tall enough, he looks like he is growing as he stands there. also he needs to pull his shirt sleeves out from the jacket.
love the glasses jacket shirt tie and socks – fantastic!
That has nothing to do with a zoot suit except the fact that the trousers are short. And they are not that short actually, they just appear to be shorter as a natural consequence of wearing knee length socks.
It is a pitty that we dont see any cuff, and that his jacket is pulling….
Actually it looks like something his 12 year old brother should wear, it would probably fit. Isn’t about the sleeve or trouser length, it’s the fit…except across the shoulders, the suit is 2 sizes too small. Would like to watch him sit down.
the pants are ridiculous… and why? to show off super matchy socks…?
what makes a fun pair of socks interesting and the short pant stylish is proportion, paired with the allure of seeing a man sans socks or the surprise peek at a quirky set of socks… not how well you matched your suit to your socks to your shoes to your watch …
Yes! You said what I just did a minute ago – I had not seen your comment about a “surprise peek at a quirky set of socks”. They should be exactly that – a nice little surprise that people can see when you walk or sit down – in much the same way that cologne should be a treat for those who get close enough to you. OK, I actually like to wear a little more than that, but no one’s ever complained ;o).
On what basis are you people able to proclaim that anything should or should not be??! “Socks should show in this manner, or that manner”; what nonsense! If this kid wants to walk around half naked, let him! You are not the holder of rules on what constitutes “correct” dressing or not…and who the hell says he is trying to match your standards of what is right or wrong. I bet you he is trying to say exactly that: eff you to anyone who dare try tell him what to wear and how to wear it!
Well, we are free to judge and critique and I agree that he looks silly. It’s not my cup of tea and I am more of a traditionalist, but to each their own I say. I am not saying he has to dress like I would like to… but as readers of Sartorialist, we have a right to speak our mind. You have your fashion standards and I have mine.
Sorry, but we don’t all ALWAYS like everything we see here. Most “negative” comments aren’t generally presented to be mean spirited, rather we are just saying what we might not like about a given outfit. I’ll say again, he DOESN’T “look really great” if his clothes don’t fit. The already short pants are hiked up, and are so tight, you can see where his socks end. I wear cute socks too, but wait til I sit down when my pants ride up naturally, and people can enjoy them. Curious if Scott thinks this suit truly “fits” or not. By my standards, it does not. I still give him kudos for trying something different, tho.
I applaud the bravura, but wince at the end result. The trousers look as though they were already short and have been hitched just a little further to be just a little shorter. They remind me of those godawful jeggings (and, in the avoidance of hypocrisy, I must state I own one pair).
Imaginative….but oh, so fiercely ugly. Honestly, there is little to commend in terms of a fashion-forward statement. Just look at his face: I would be glum too if someone dressed me in this!!Ai..yai..yai.
i just don’t care for this outfit. he is good looking and we all know that usually gives people extra license with breaking rules.
from the color choice to the tailoring, this is one very, very aware individual. aware of what he put on, considered the reaction it would garner, aware that the look is wild. for that many kudos and for having a great spin on Les Sapeurs suited look.
for the good or the bad, i much prefer this to a slovenly pair of unwashed jeans and logo tee.
If the pants fell without the wrinkles and didnt look like he just grew too tall for them, I could go for his look. The attention to detail, like well shined shoes shows elsewhere so would like to see it follow through. Maytbe he pants are just a tad too tight at the calf, otherwise he looks superb!
No…no…no and no!! The suit is way too short, especially the slacks–the color combo is not bad. He looks kinda not happy to be a guy dressed in such a whimsical way. Like he was being held hostage at a costume party. He wouldn’t last two minutes in my neighborhood unless it was Halloween.
A couple of years ago, this elegant young man was my junior assistant and believe me, everyday he was dressed so beautifuly that it was a pleasure to see him coming. Add to that that he is incredibly sweet !
This is quite a stunning look in my opinion, but one thing I would like to see is the trousers be *even shorter*. I would say take another 6-8 inches off the bottom and you’ve got yourself a real, strong, deep, hard, fast, strong (did I say strong?), full look ready for the Autumnal season.
I totally agree with your sentiments. What I’d like to see in addition to your suggestions is a hat of some sort. A bowler hat maybe? I’m wondering why he’s wearing a silver tie bar and not a burgundy one? Perhaps he is color blind. This small detail really lets the whole look down IMO.
Actually, your names sound familiar – do I know you from somewhere? Were you at the Milan Fashion Show ’08?
Anyway, Shon – a “bowler hat” is so early-November 2012. I can’t see how that would go with such a awe-inspiring look such as this. Toby, (i’m sure i’ve met you before) don’t you think we should be seeing more sock? More Leg, just more of everything? Not too high though, eh? Don’t want to see everything. ifyouknowwhatimean.jpeg