That’s the wackiest blazer. Velvet collar and hacking pockets on what is supposed to be a nautical inspired piece of clothing? It boggles the mind. Is it a Covert Coat? An Austrian sport coat? A Navy blazer? Or just Mr Peppino run amock?
The almost-too-small cut, the understated shoulders: beautiful, BEAUTIFUL! A touch of vulnerability, despite his self-assured look. Can’t think of anything that would be better with it than the turtleneck. Only complaint: velvet details makes it all a little too soft.
Your site is wonderful, Sartorialist, and there are so many outfits you photograph that I absolutely adore (To start, the one directly below this one).
Maybe I should limit myself to writing only about my positive responses. There’s enough negativity in this world already. I suppose I should at least be less glib in phrasing my negative ones. I’ll be more careful and considerate in the future.
I do have a pretty developed sense of texture, from years of practical experience in artmaking and related fields.
Perhaps if I’d met this gentleman in person, with the sunlight on the velvet, and the jacket in movement and the softness of the sweater almost tangible, and the wearer himself in motion, with all the charm that a person exudes in real life, I might have had a different response.
However, since my comment’s already out there, I’ll stand by it. There’s something disturbingly ‘dead’ to me about this man’s outfit in this phtograph, ‘texture’ or no.
To hungry eye: Thanks. Finally I have found someone who immediately understood what I meant. I feel that the outfit of this boy blue is r e a l l y dead and I can┬┤t see the different textures,but Sart if they are there ,I believe you. I was merely making my observations from this one picture which didn┬┤t inspire me at all. an.12:54 pm
I didn’t even notice that that was denim until I read the other comments (shame on me, but I suppose I was blown over by all that navy) – oh my god! Aside from the pocket square this outfit has no edge, no pizazz, no anything! it’s like a shadow of an outfit, a bad memory of a blazer- I can only imagine the shoes!