When the page came up, the screen showed only the masthead and about 5/6 of the photo–the man’s lower shins/ankles/feet were cut off. I was already in love with him, despite that lack of information, but then I scrolled down for the full effect, and I was richly rewarded . . .
Habitually Chic – I’m going to go with “looking good” as an answer. I take it you don’t like red socks. I have to agree with the other commenters – the red socks make this look. The pant hits just right and that splash of colour is excellent.
As for the fit of the jacket, I’m not sure. I think it is the right size, not too small at all, but the way he is standing stretches it across him. And I don’t have a problem with the one button, but I’m pretty gauche when it comes to these things.
Saw a comment that the jacket is too fitted. My opinion? Not in the least. Great fit. He looks comfortably sleek. I think we Americans are, sadly, used to the potato sack look. It’s as if we are expected to grow into our suits as we get older. Well, that may be the case, but there’s no reason to collectively flaunt our growing girth. A baggy jacket will make even a slim fellow fat.
YEAH-he sure looks swedish,expect for the red socks.IÂ´ve seen the red ones before on your blog from Sweden.I hope he is not the same one and sure wish he has washed them in between. The shoes look a bit old-fashioned.
Django Reinhardt wore red socks, much to Stephane Grappelly’s overly finicky chagrin. Denmark has some very fine jazz guitarists in that Hot Club style. ca. 1930-50. Very good, both the music and the clothes.
This man reminds me of another photo you took in Sweden for GQ (I believe) of someone in a navy pinstripe, three piece suit. You can see the similarity in that artfully skewed tie knot. Oh yes and also: hooray for RED SOCKS!!!!!!!
I almost feel like I should have a problem with his socks. But because he is so impeccably dressed and so well groomed, the socks only add to his character. I think this photograph really illustrates how a good outfit can turn something that would otherwise be considered poor taste into something that allows an individual’s personality shine through.
where are all of these pefectly cut skinny pants???!!?? i see them in photos every where, but i never see them in stores. it’s a big problem for me, since i refuse to where curtains on my legs. i have a good tailor, even, but that can get pricey.
yes landis, i think it’s amazing how he variegates from shades of navy to grey to black. although i can’t tell for sure on my monitor, it looks like his shirt might be white-collared with the subtlest blue tint to the body. if so, all the better.
This guys works (or owns) a great clothing store in Stockholm selling fantastic italian clothes, most probably what he is wearing. You should visit it if you’re ever in Stockholm. The name of the store is Gabucci and it’s on SmĂĄlandsgatan 2, close to the Royal Dramatical Theater.
I like the look of the red socks, but what are some general guidelines on when it be okay to wear them? (I know this is about style and there are no hard/fast rules).
Also, an observation, his trousers seem to sit high, seems like a good look for him. I know this was the topic of a recent posting. I would agree, his trousers seem to be a bit short, but with red socks, he can pull it off. :)