This picture is worth a thousand words. What I notice, is not the great colour of the blazer or his fedora hat, but the tiny esspresso cup that matches the brass button on his pocket. I also like the red and white beer can on the bar that complements the blue of his jacket and how the wood’s colour matches his beard.
I’m not an avid fan of bushy facial hair, but this man can pull it off. There is a very “world traveler”/early 60′s vibe to him, offset by the cargo pants. He looks like he’d have some great stories to tell.
This is one of the best things I’ve seen. That beautiful beard! The hat! The rumpled cuffs! The combination of ginger hair and peacock blue jacket! I wish more people would feel free to be a bit quirky. It’s wonderful.
This doesn’t even look like London,to me it looks like Amsterdam, one of those quayside cafes that the world and his wife frequent. It’s a wonderful portrait, the colours are stunning and that man sure knows how to wear a hat…
it’s the beard and his beautiful eyes,or rather the rugid facial color, that make the whole look personal.in southern china,judging from what the man wears on head,one can possibly be passed as some fisherman or carpenter.
the man also reminds me of some laurence writer or the german actor starred in Das Boot.
I love how European jackets (or jackets manufactured for the European market) have just enough fabric along the sleeves, and high armholes- american jackets have “blousy” sleeves. Certainly this gent would not have this crisp look if the sleeves were huge; I think it makes a huge difference. I love the shirt, I usually buy some ancient shirts like this, with frayed cuffs and collars, although I am always conflicted as to whether I should wear them to work. Conventional wisdom says they pay me enough to buy new shirts :) but still… Great picture, and love the comment on Red Stripe + Espresso. Have a nice weekend! Jorge from W Palm Beach
this reminds me of a early beatnick from the early 6os, his eyes are hiding something ,maybe comical or some dark secret. he has a story to tell of his long dead wife or his fight with a giant orca,we really never shall know but we can amuse ourselves by asking why on earth does he wear that jacket?? its a mystery
Me thinks the sleeves are a bit too long, but other than that, j’adore. Is that a bag w/ graffitti graphics resting on his leg, or another blazer? And is says “Please Respect.” Love the subtle messaging.
I think that it is okay to wear a shirt with frayed cuffs. Cuffs tend to be the first to go because of the beating they take when the shirt is pressed. I think that it is okay to wear a shirt that’s not pressed. The wrinkles give a relaxed feeling. But, for me, a wrinkled shirt combined with frayed cuffs crosses a line. It goes from being “fashionably unconventional” to being “uncaring”. The blazer is great. Love the notch in the collar. Very unusual. The color and the fit are both really nice. Ten minutes ironing that shirt would change the overall look from disjointed to smashing.
this guy is an original with take-it-or-leave-it style. I would love to be the fly on the wall when you (Sart)are trying to convince people to let you take their picture? I take it you do not get too many “no’s” once they find out what it is for?
The thing that makes it, for me, is his attitude. He’s dressed like that because he knows he looks good in it, sure, but he actually probably doesn’t give a darn that other people think him stylish. Good eye!