Oh how much I adore this picture! It would be impossible to pass this man without seeming like a total gawker or a spy. One waits months, or even YEARS to see a look as fine as this! Good eye, Sartorialist!
I absolutely love it when Scott decides a photo needs to be b&w. Absent color, the eye is drawn to composition, texture, light, and character. Wondering what color the guy’s suit is completely misses the point — I suspect Scott thought it would be a distraction.
If the colors of the suit were vivid (which I suspect they were), most people would focus right on that and never see everything else that is wonderful about this photo. A color photo pretty much does it all for you — it’s a passive look-see. A b&w photo engages the imagination — make up your own story about this and paint it all the colors you want.