Men in suits give me shivers (of the positive kind!). If only more of them would stick to this type of one/two-button European cut. It gives them a great V-shaped elongated body. [Stay away from the three-button box!!!] Wish you could have taken a back shot – I’m itching to know if it’s got a single or double vent.
My only gripe with the photo is the lack of a smile – a guy that looks that good should always be smiling!
The slim tie has been a hit for quite some time in Stockholm. ItÂ´s even reached the point where itÂ´s getting a little old and “normal” ties are coming back strong.
Ps. I have a question for the Sart himself. You have an amazing talent when it comes to finding interesting outfits of different kinds, however I canÂ´t quite put the finger on what your oppinion is on brands like Dsquared and D&G and the look they wanna reach out with. DonÂ´t think I’ve seen anything from Dsquareds springsummer 07 here.
/Robert of Vasastan, Sweden (email@example.com)
i love the suit. the tie…perfect. the clothes fit the personality…its really great, BUT…i never think you score points for bright colored socks. if the clothes are great…you dont need it. if they’re not, you look like a clown. its just my opinion, i could be wrong. i do like the photo. the red socks with the bike reflectors…sometimes it just comes together like that.
I am a Swede myself and I think it’s very interesting to see the comments made by some of my fellow countrymen. I’ve never ever seen these kinds of comments ever before on your blog, so therefore I must come to the conclusion that this is something typically Swedish.
We are a very socialist country, ruled by the same socialist party 90% of the time since the 1930s. Our mentality is the one of the “Jante-law”, a law which says that people should never try to make themselves better than they are. Our society is the opposite of the American, where individuality and excentricity is praised and supported.
Therefore I find it interesting, when a man from abroad with an objective mind, and who is also guru of style and clothing comes to our country. The “brats” of Stureplan and Ă–stermalm, gets an acknowledgement from an objective source because much of their style and way of dressing is immaculate and indeed very stylish.
Maybe this comes as a shock for bohemian leftist people from SĂ¶dermalm as well as from the suburbs.
This is also a sign of the ambiguity of the Swedish society, and just comes to show that we are a divided society when it comes to style, and politics. Unfourtunately, insisting on having this “beef” on this forum, is not very respectful to The Sartorialist, who is a guest in our country. I can’t help feeling somewhat ashamed of the way some of my countrymen are acting.
Achived thoughts from last summer wasnÂ´t what I was hoping for but thanks anyway :)
Even if I can agree to most of what your saying, to be honest your the one making a bigger deal out of it than anyone else :)
oh and by the way. This Ostermalm VS Sodermalm debate is cute but what about Vasastan? I guess Mr Sart was very busy during his stay in Stockholm and never visited the calmer parts of Vasastan. Would have been interesting to see his reflections and views of what he would catch on film over here. :)
ps. That looks like a Swedish made suite, my wild guess is Tiger of Sweden.
To me, the red socks take a generally great outfit and make it HIS great outfit. They say something. They give me hope that bold socks aren’t dying… (I was recently scolded for my socks of this hue, though I did not take said scolding lying down…) A very handsome man, to be sure.
Red socks are not just a flash of color, but a way of emphasizing the articulation between leg and foot. This articulation is made possible here most importantly by the short pants and big, well crafted, foot-shaped shoes. Contrast long baggy american trousers practically hiding shrunken business-american shoes.