I just found a very similar trench in mint condition at the San Diego store Hunt & Gather. I was hesitant due to its double-breastedness, but seeing this man I am sure it was the right choice. It looks phenomenal paired with another plaid!
Somehow I don't find the big red particularly appealing in this ensemble. A vest in a shade of purple would work better — unfortunately purple is ubiquitous this year, and I would wear it with discretion…
It was great that you photographed him with the canvas bag behind him, it looks big enough to overwhelm the outfit. Like the other comments, I also like how he mixed the 2 patterns with the solid sweater in between. Jorge from WPB
Double-glanced. Don't know how I feel about how deep that V is, however I love the mixture of the plaid. He looks great! I hope he already had his coat collar popped up a bit in the back and you didn't just do that for him. ;)
I like the mix of colors and textures but I don't care for these shapes. The coat flaring out is not attractive–he looks like a woman trying to hide a pregnancy. I try not to wear anything double-breasted unless it's kept buttoned-up, and this picture shows why. Maybe Sart told him to unbutton to show the color underneath–I hope that's the case. The exaggerated V of the vest looks silly, too. There's just too much mismatch of proportion here for me to like this.
some people can just pull it off… It looks great. But if I tried wearing it it would be one of the outfits you put on – just to take off shortly before you leave the house, because it just feels wrong.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I don't see what people find baffling about the combination. There are not that many patterns( just the blue check of the shirt and the prince of wales check of the coat) or colors (red, blue, and grey). The Prince of Wales check coat contains and matches the colors he is wearing underneath.
Perfect, I love how he wear this so naturally. both the colour and cut could overpower him or seem like a costume but instead it looks so smart and almost understated. The styling is also great with the up collar and the scarf. wonderful.
The only thing I like here is the ascot. The rest I don't really care about. From the upturned collar to the patterns, from the massive v-neck to the length of the coat, he can keep it all. That stated, if he can wear all that and have a bunch of girlies profess their eternal love for him on a blog then his mission is accomplished, innit?!
this is style being thought through. The coat should be a staple in every closet – especially one that can go with jeans AND a suit. I hope it's really cold where he is, so he can validate the scarf that he has on. Either way, nice.
L.Vega 7:23PM, the ascot can be worn in summer under a shirt. It's a refined way of wearing a shirt without a tie in fact and most gentlemen would wear one to replace a tie in summer. The weather does not necessarily need to be chilly for the ascot and you'd be hard pressed to see someone wearing it in winter. The ascot is silk; it's a different animal from a scarf.
Think English manor, think library, smoking jacket, monocle, think smoking a pipe, think trophy wife; all that's missing is the ascot. It's a very refined look.
I have a small collection of silk ascots from vintage Hermes to Gucci. I love them all. This summer I'll gather enough testicular fortitude to take them for a stroll in this country of board shorts and flip flops.
while the jacket is a great piece, I think you loose his face/head with all the patterning that is gathered around the neck. A different shirt perhaps, r possibly not such a low cut V-neck sweater, or even a more muted red for the sweater.
However, this is something I would probably wear and not give a heck what anyone thought of my outfit!
The overcoat is definitely something I would wear, the pattern is so nice. But what I like the most with this outfit is the wide opening at the neck of the red sweater, I think that the pattern of the shirt, combined with the pattern of the overcoat, makes an exciting look.
red and blue… together are like super hero combo…. i couldnt pull that red off by itslef the coat is awesome…. has the movement..its really amazing when u start to think about .. how am i goin to present myself to the world… and we all know its a mass production of clothing… etc etc… but each one has a distinct look…. thats what i love about fashion…
Interesting that so many people dislike the deep V. With his posture, and with the contrast of colour it gives the effect of plumage on a bird. The V creates a framing for his face, and creates a natural line drawing out to the shoulder, an inversion of the fla(i)red line the jacket traces from his ribs. It gives him a masculine chest and strong shoulders and gives him a waist. A composition with an intriguing palette.