Add a tweed jacket with patches on the elbows,a Virginia Slims cigarette in one hand, a whiskey sour in the other,loafers without socks (even in winter in Colorado) and you’ve got the psych/soc prof who flunked me in college. Sorry, I’m sure this is a nice man but, that’s where his look took me. But I’m not bitter.
Ah! Dont you love it when clothes appear worn just so, not crisp-new but at that point where they just feel too comfortable and are not frayed to the point you can’t wear them to the office? I like the shirt in an almost chambray fabric and the button fly, it always makes such a big difference! He violates one of my father’s rules: no belt!!! But I feel the pants are tailored enough that it looks good, and also agree w Stacy at 8:15. Not sure I will try the ascot, if Hermes makes some cotton ones I might. Jorge from W Palm Beach
Nothing wrong here except that before enlarging the image I thought he was about fifteen years older than he must be- He might want to think about that. I think it’s probably the beard/glasses and the associations with an ascot being slightly old-fashioned (I’m not sure if this is properly an ascot, but that idea). Up close he looks great including the ascot, the colors of which are really handsome.
I like his classes and beard. The total look is stylish because of silent details, such as buttons instead of zip in pants, monogrammed shirt, dark buttons in shirt. The scarf is tied up in good mood, I hope it is not too tight.
I have the same impression as moi 8:33 am. I love professors and the professorial look, but the grey beard and ascot gives me heebie-jeebies. I’m afraid I’ll get trapped by him at the department head’s cocktail party and I’ll not get to talk to anyone interesting. (I’m sorry to the fellow in the picture! I also am sure you must be a nice man.)
The scarf is awesome. Looks perfect with the shirt, beard, glasses, flyaway hair. Love the button-up pants, but maybe they’re just a little snug on his waist. Who cares, it’s a handsome Gerald Murphy-kind of look.
The first thing I noticed was no belt. I was contemplating with or without just like the other comments. I feel a belt would perhaps brings some balance to this ensemble. Just a thought. Overall, a nice, casual and sporty look.
He looked a little bit like Johan Lindeberg in the face, and his style is quite Lindeberg looking to. Maybe it is? I think he has a pretty cool look any way! Agree with earlier anonymus about the details.
I love it except that it looks as though maybe his top button is done up? I think it would look better with an open collar with the scarf. He looks as though he is choking. Great glasses, beard and hair, too. He looks like a John Irving character (or, actually, like John Irving himself.)
Incredible photo, Sart. I’m really enjoying this pic. I love the chambray shirt, glasses, scarf, and flat-front khakis. Not a big fan of missing belts though. I love the monogrammed front. Slim Aarons used to do the same thing to his OCBDs.
I like the complimentary textures of shirt and trousers. The colors are great for late summer. A little too much accessorizing up top, though. Choose one: beard, glasses, or ascot. The ascot is more individualistic. Those glasses and beard steal individuality and wearing one and/or the other makes you look just like everyone else with them. Technically, the trousers don’t need a belt because they have side tabs. However, I think side tabs look better as part of a whole suit as the jacket interrupts the rumpled line at the side of the trousers and allows the top of the waist to be framed by the opening sides of the jacket and the tie. In this case, trousers with belt loops and belt may have contributed more to the casual tone.
Is he intending to wear the scarf as an ascot? I don’t think so, but I think that might be the only part of the outfit I don’t like. It just seems like too much. I don’t really like when men wear scarves like this, tucked into a collared shirt (which doesnt need one — esp. this nice, blue one)
How appealing! The pants look wonderful and the shirt, and the glasses (on him). I can almost smell that wonderful blend of ironed cotton and clean skin. I only wish he’d put the scarf down into the collar instead of on top. But that’s just a nit.
I love his face. Great beard and glasses. His clothes are fine but just to knit pick, I would prefer a) if he wore a belt and b) if his top button were not buttoned. The way the scarf is tucked in looks too fussy to me.
I think it’s a rejuvenating take on the old, risk-less khaki-and-blue shirt combo. no belt and tie, put a neatly tucked scarf and the look is totally transformed. As to a comment that preferred the look on a younger man: well, I’d say “you’re only as old as you look.” Be it physically or on your choice of accessories. This one’s got spezzatura points.