That hanky has got to be vintage or with a lace detail that speaks to another age, crochet or tatting. What an unusual choice, along with the little denim flower, for this man. The blues and whites sing a serene melody to me. I love it.
I love this photograph and your subject. What an ironic play of pure masculinity with almost feminine touches to the denim jacket. Sort of mind blowing in a way. Not that it matters to me whether this man is gay or straight, but there is a certain wonderment to all that's going on here. He looks as "manly" as they come, but the suede flower and simple country lace handkerchief throw me way off the beat and track. Big smiles here, he's got my interest! Love the pants, the gorgeous shirt, and the jacket? Whats not to love. He is one sexy man!
Oh my… Love this! Loook at the fine details on the lapel – it looks like it has handstitched topstitching! The ever so slightly faded areas at the tip of the lapels and cuffs. (the only thing that might make it better would be bound button holes, but that may have added too much bulk to the front – impairing the beautiful way the jackets opens in front…) And the peek of the pretty hanky and the tonal plaid shirt – very refreshing in a bit of an unexpected way.
This is a great example of blues coming together beautifully…The turquoise in the shirt with the dark denim is stunning….I also love white pants…white pants only enhances the other items…Great details: white embroidered handkerchief …and is that a small flower made of denim?…beauty is in the details…PERFECT.
Very witty combination of fabrics: the hound's-tooth shirt, the fine denim, and the crochet-edged square peeping from the pocket. Nicely tailored too, though I suspect the jacket sleeves are a bit too long.
My vote goes against the sartorial denim. At least here. I would say that it lacks an element of "coolness" that denim implies although, aesthetically, it's an interesting proposition. Everything else works very well, especially the shirt.
i can't believe he put the lace there! great way to use all this italian lace my great grandma passed down! my husband is italian and he prefers to dress american style..ughhh…i need to show him more of these pics..thank sartorialist! bellissime foto..
I like the contrast of the denim to the glen plaid shirt. However, I like neither the folded ladies' handkerchief/doily/antimacassar or whatever is in his pocket nor the something that looks like an antitheft sensor in his lapel buttonhole. Call it a matter of taste.
Beautiful shirt and outfit. I am surprised by how many comments there are stating how well-dressed the Italians or the Europeans are, and how the women wish they could be with such. I accept that generally, throughout the US, men dress and look like 12 year olds, or just boring, however, NY, Miami, LA, SF? Please Sart., some photographic evidence that certain US men "get it"? tks
Why is it that American men NEVER dress like this? From the lace handkerchief (LUV) to the Mont Blanc pen (I own a paper shop- REALLY LUV this)- not to mention the boutineer… accessorized details to the nth degree!
I had a denim suit custom made for me from Gianluca Isaia and it is my favorite piece in my closet. I have had to spare its usage for fear of wearing it to death!! LOL Not to mention all the compliments I have received.
Azzuro I have been fortunate to spend much time in Italia Always in Italia we see a dignity amongst the older generation, that is sadly missing here in the US, except maybe NY of course. I am always so impressed to see the retired men sitting amongst friends, taking the sun and chatting or playing cards. They dress with a sense of decorum and style in their dark sweaters or sports coats, a nice hat. Even those of modest means set an example of elegance to the younger generation.