It’s a simple combination, but it works well. What catches my eye?
Nice collar on the shirt. Quite a wide spread but the points tuck very neatly underneath the jacket.
Classic width of the tie. Bit wider and fuller than a lot of ties you see these days since the trend is towards skinnier, but matches well with …
The jacket! The real star of the show. The width of the lapels remind me of YSL jackets and I like the very high notches on the lapels themselves. It’s an elegant fabric too, sea blue with a shadow stripe. The slightly wrinkling gives it a bit of character. No pocket square? The right choice. The lapels are prominent and the breast pocket seems a little low, you’ve already got the hacking pocket on one side, an extra pocket square might be too fussy.
Other minor things … single pleated pants, quite low waisted, nice mix of contemporary and classic. Not crazy about the black chronograph, but can’t win ‘em all.
Its funny how disproportional elements can come together to create a look that works. Here we see a short collared shirt, a look that is very in right now and usually paired with a skinny tie with a small not. To contrast the shirt, he chose a wide tie with a large four-in-hand knot. Likewise, he decided to contrast a jacket that fits perfectly in the shoulders with a extra-wide lapel and short sleeves(he’s easily showing 4 inches of cuff). And finally, one can’t help to notice the amount of character that is added to the jacket by the angel and placement of the pockets. Brilliant. I wouldn’t be surprised if his pants were short with large 3 inch cuffs….
So chic. Makes sense he would be on Rue Saint-Honore. Love the shapes – of the jacket (that waist!), the collar of the shirt, the width of the tie.
It all says “I know about fashion, but I won’t follow trends – I just do what looks sexy on me.” This is a kind of ‘young playboy’ look that endures in Paris no matter which way the fashion winds blow.
Question: I have a frame quite like this man–skinny and tall–and I have trouble getting sport coats with lapels that cover the ends of my shirt collars. Is there a way to get a jacket taken in so that it fits my neck more closely? I ask because he’s done in brilliantly.
Fantastic!! i loooove the jacket, perfect fit nice and slim but the length of the sleeves is even better. just how i wear them, “beaucoup cuff” as said somenone is great. The colors works well, but another shirt might have completed the look even more
Great look. The shirt collar is wrong for his face. His face is round and wide at the jaw. Wide collar makes his face appear even wider. But, he is young enough to learn in time to never follow fashion.
Everyone needs to chill about the sleeve/cuff thing. As a man, and a jacket wearer, I know somtimes the sleeve will ride up – that’s what happened to the sleeve on his right arm. The sleeve length on his left is perfectly normal. It’s a momentary thing.
Anonymous said… Question: I have a frame quite like this man–skinny and tall–and I have trouble getting sport coats with lapels that cover the ends of my shirt collars. Is there a way to get a jacket taken in so that it fits my neck more closely? I ask because he’s done in brilliantly.
I think the width of the lapel can be attributed to the fact that the coat might have been a 3 button and was then rolled to 2 (look a the button-hole)… Is he missing a belt? That’s non-chalance, I guess.
To the anon questioner about getting a jacket to fit better around the neck…I was a tailor, so I hope I know this, but NO. You can’t, or shouldn’t take it in. The entire jacket’s hang/fit is based off the neck and the roll line of the lapel combined, so you can’t/shouldn’t really mess with that. IT’s a whole thing about working off a center line and balance. Your best bet is to just try on lots of jackets, find one that fits you in the neck area in a manner that you like, and then have it altered everywhere else. Or go have one made to fit. Costly, but worth it.
Oh Dear! Anon poster at 10:17 You are so right, I didn’t even look at it in close up, but yes, the roll line of the lapel has been changed. In a tailored jacket, the roll line is reinforced with a narrow piece of twill tape which theoretically forces the roll line to occur somewhat naturally; the roll line is supposed to land/end just above the buttonhole/button on either side of the jacket. For some reason, however, someone decided to change the roll line on this jacket, perhaps to obliterate the three-button styling. But this change has indeed made the lapels roll too wide. Three button jackets are cool! how sad. Sorry for all the blathering, but I’m trying to be helpful or possibly educational for any of those who may care!
I celebrate his willingness to experiment with non-traditional color combinations. Now, with that said, a lot of the comments are celebrating my man’s jacket, but I don’t think that we should confuse a nice cut with being too small. Sleeves showing way too much shirt cuff.
sandman_gr said… Very French- the coloring, the styling…Why no belt?
His pants are belt less – I wouldn’t be surprised if they were tailored (just like his jacket) – they would have adjustabl tabs on the side.
Richard said… Everyone needs to chill about the sleeve/cuff thing. As a man, and a jacket wearer, I know somtimes the sleeve will ride up – that’s what happened to the sleeve on his right arm. The sleeve length on his left is perfectly normal. It’s a momentary thing.
I agree with Richard – here, as all my suits & shirts are bespoke or tailored for me, it happens at times.. & PERFECT is really not what it’s all about, but how you wear it..
to those complaining about the jacket sleeve, i would say, the problem is not in the jacket sleeve but his shirt sleeve may be a little too long. also, the sleeve is drawn out probably because he’s carrying something in that hand. if he wasn’t carrying a load, i bet it would retract an inch or more.
I didn’t want to blather before, but now I am encouraged….although, perhaps flogging a dead horse as this post is several days old now. But I studied costume design for years, and worked as a theatrical tailor and am couture-level trained (people I worked with also worked for Galanos and Chanel, which is some serious high-end shit, as far as tailor heirarchies go. Ferget about the hoity aspects: fine, fine clothing, and extremely well made.) so: The jacket, I would guess, is vintage 60′s – three buttons, and the double flap pockets, and the slim, slim cut are tres mid-60′s mod-tastic. However, someone, somewhere along the line did some funky changearoonie on the roll line and tried to make it two-button, which is sort of apalling: You shouldn’t fuck with tailoring.
Haha! So funny! The look is great and the picture too, of course but…this guy is Spanish, if you want to know more about him, check out this month’s issue of TELVA magazine. There is a special report on young-stylish-posh-men and you can find him with his brother Javier, with whom I talked to just the last weekend, btw. So…ain’t Spanish men learning something, at last?! Hope Spanish women were next :) Cheers and congrats for your blog, work and incredible lovely family! Bea (Madrid, Spain)