Monday, June 2, 2008

On the Street…The DB Vest Suit, London

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  1. suzannemarques

    June 2, 2008 at 10:36 am

    how darling is he in his pinstripe suit? i love the fit and the red tie. scrumptious!

  2. Lindsay

    June 2, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Amazing look.

  3. An Aesthete's Lament

    June 2, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Rather 1930s Argentine playboy goes to London. Very nice.

  4. Diana

    June 2, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Wow! You didn!t take the shoes, but I am pretty sure, they are very carefully shined (or brand new).

    Somehow it doesn!t look like his everyday look, perhaps everything on him are brand new. What do you think?

  5. Runway Rules

    June 2, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Every thing’s perfect.
    Tie dimple – check
    Nice combination of suit and tie – check
    But one thing missing is shirt cuff,
    but anyway thats not the point. Its about the d-b vest. I don’t know I don’t think I would wear it though but I think it would look good on an elderly gent.

  6. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Classic Anderson & Shepperd double breasted silouette here. Get the hands out of the pockets, button the jacket and it would be superb.

  7. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Not a fan of this one. I really don’t like that strong stripe, nore the white pocket square. It’s just too gangster referenced and not in a good way either.

    Energie

  8. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 11:51 am

    It does look gangsterish, but I like it because everything is so perfectly fitted. I love the double breasted vest, but I am not crazy about the pleats.

  9. Victor

    June 2, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I thinks there’s too much of everything in this picture, too many pleats, fabric, lapels, pointy shirt collar…
    Seems more like someone who’s going to a 1940ies inspired party or a tango session then an outfit for work.
    I would suggest to change tailors for getting a new approach to the same theme, cause I do think wearing the right 3-piece can be a very 2008 look. Try RL Purple Label, Mark Powell or any other tailor on the Row.

  10. Lucy

    June 2, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    This is not gangsterish – this is just City Wideboy pinstripe. Those guys in finance love their broad chalk stripes…

  11. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Looks great, but I’m pretty sure this guy is a tailor or works in one of the tailors on the Row (Saville Row, that is).

  12. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Normally not a fan of three-piece suits, but This One could be wearing sweats and would still be hot. Woof! Jorge from West Palm Beach

  13. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    He works on Savile Row, Gieves&Hawkes I guess

  14. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    He was in the BBC Savile Row series. I think he is a cutter at Anderson & Sheppard and those are his work clothes.

    Love the tie.

  15. Leon

    June 2, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Interesting that the lapels of the waistcoat seem to be cut and sewn on (otherwise, they would be angled to the vertical).

    This guy works at A&S.

  16. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Fabulous – I love the way the traditional/conservative pinstripes and the waistcoat are being updated. The striping on the lapel makes the look & the shirtsleeves peeking out area nice touch.

  17. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    star!

    just a little shady in just the best way.

  18. Laurence John

    June 2, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    i’ve always had a problem with DB waistcoats… i’m not a fan of the way the trouser pleats emerge from the taught horizontal of the waistcoat. it reduces the height of what should be high-waisted trousers and makes them look wrong.

  19. Miriam Parkman

    June 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I love it!
    The polkadot tie is just charming, and the fit of the suit is
    perfect.

  20. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I personally think you need a certain body type to pull off the DB Vest Suit, and oooh boy what I would do to see this guys!

  21. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    This guy works for A&S dont know his name or what he does but love the suit. He always look’s very good as you would imagine for someone who works for one of the best tailors in the world.

    Sart. can we have some profiles of the guys that work on the row.

  22. phyllis

    June 2, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I also like his close cropped ahir with sideburns.

  23. ChrisL

    June 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    What a pity the pockets aren’t visible they are diagnostic for A&S see link:

    http://www.englishcut.com/archives/000126.html

  24. Gabriela

    June 2, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I love this one! Not only the fit is perfect, that humorous mix of dots and diplomatic stripes is brilliant and I also love the contrast between that red and that black, softened with white shirt in tone with the white hankie. It¡s kind of daring in it’s formality, but that is what I like. Only a dark strong looking man like him could make this work so greatly.

  25. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Fierce. Lovin’ it. He nails it. the look works totally 100% from head to err..knee.
    Incredibly well spotted, Sart – you don’t see many DB waistcoats(local lingo) even on Savile Row…

  26. Anonymous

    June 2, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Immaculate. For a guy going against the modern grain, He’s awesome. Giving the Row a little Sicilian retrospective. Let’s see the pinky finger.

  27. CHIC NOIR

    June 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Good God, this man is fine. I really need to fly to London. I would marry him.

    *digs out credit card to book flight*

  28. Chris

    June 2, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I agree with Diana–there is something not quite natural about all this. Also, don’t care for the tie/shirt collar combo. I don’t understand why men make this choice.

    • dcinDC

      March 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

      It’s a pretty basic collar/tie combo. I think this dressy look really needs a spread collar, tho. As it is, the shirt looks too casual.

  29. Dovid

    June 2, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Notice how the stripes on the lapels align with the stripes on the vest? That detail is too shticky for me…

    But I love double breasted vests!

  30. Gregory_FB

    June 2, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I really like the geometry of the peak lapel and the large-ish point collar. Like a set of jaws, or something. If he’d been wearing, say, a spread collar it wouldn’t have had such an eye-catching effect.

    Anon 11:17AM: I thought the “rule” was that if you are wearing a vest you never button the jacket. No?

  31. FireBrand

    June 3, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Call me a sucker for tradition, but I love vests.

  32. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 2:33 am

    You just can’t beat a waistcoat with a suit. In my opinion there is no better look.

    Fantastic photo. Lets have more…

  33. monique

    June 3, 2008 at 2:35 am

    While he wears it as well as one can, it’s very costumey. Like he just stepped out of a production of Guys and Dolls.

    He is very handsome though and that goes a long way.

  34. Mr. Rover

    June 3, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Great look- The small tie knot on a broader tie is a nice change from the fist-sized knots on super-thick Italian silk ties and the skinny ties. I think this is a perfect example of proportions working at their best.

    I don’t think this looks dated at all, although it references tradition in a similar way that Ralph Lauren pulls inspiration from the 30s. It’s classic in a way that transcends fashion- I could see Fred Astaire wearing a very similar look.

    The stripes are definitely on the showy side, but they are balanced out by the conservative shirt and an eye-catching slash of red on the tie in a conservative pattern. Cary Grant probably would’ve worn something solid or slightly darker, but the red adds some life to what would otherwise be a very plain business suit (with some very exciting details for the already-initiated).

    The only reason to date this to the 1930s is his slicked hair, which suits him, but I doubt anyone would even mention the Godfather references if he were a fresh-faced, billowy-sandy-haired Ivy League kid or a NYC hipster dressed in a similar manner.

    Masculine peacockism at its finest. Kudos Scott.

    By the way, is the jacket double breasted or single breasted? The single lapel button hole would suggest the latter, which would be more appropriate with a double breasted waistcoat.

  35. * Fashion Dreamer *

    June 3, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Love it. I love how he mixed the city boy stripes with a slightly playful polkadot tie. The cut of the suit is perfection. But something about the white pocket hanky is bothering me..

  36. utkuozt

    June 3, 2008 at 8:17 am

    the stripes on the lapel to our left (his right) match whilst the ones to our right so not. interesting asymmetry.

  37. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 9:24 am

    What a beautiful man. He just needs a pocket watch chain to complete the look.

  38. Marianna

    June 3, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Mmm, nice. I love his style. If I didn’t read “London” in the title I would had thought this guy was straight out of Milan. Or somewhere in Italy.

  39. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Simply perfect!

  40. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    That’s my pal Karl over at Anderson Sheppard, Savile Row tailors par excellence.
    Karl always loves mixing it up a bit, adding a bit of panache to the wonderful, though conservative, tailoring work down by Mr. Hitchcock over at AS.
    This shows how an essentially conservative, classically British outfit can be fantastically worn by a modern dude, brought up to date. Bravo, Karl and Anderson Sheppard!!

  41. Anonymous

    June 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    This is exactly what a London ‘city’ suit is supposed to look like, any Italian references (to the fabric) would have come from this first I believe.
    I’ve never really liked these on British men however as ‘city’ men who spend all their lives totting up figures have a tendency toward pale skin and this colour does nothing for that. Couple this with the British love of uniforms and herd mentality (read; everybody in a 1 mile radius wearing the same suit) and it paints a pretty dull picture.
    However this guys looks good as an isolated figure and the DB waistcoat is lovely in my opinion, although probably comical without a jacket

  42. tj

    June 4, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    The suit is beautiful. The double breasted vest with a straight cut at the bottom is a nice bit of flash.
    But, the combination of the hair style with the suit does give a “gangster” vibe. I think a softer hair style would work better.

  43. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I take all pictures on this page at
    my myspace :-)

  44. Anonymous

    July 9, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    He’s better looking than this in real life.

  45. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Tell me about it!! I’m a lucky girl ;)

  46. Cychou

    September 7, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I feel that the pinstripes are too pronounced. I really don’t like this look.

  47. Anonymous

    February 23, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Tasteful and superbly classic. I might have gone for a higher rise on the trousers, and accordingly a higher-cut vest. Still, excellent.

  48. mar

    August 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

    This guy works on savile row for either anderson and shepard or for henry poole & co!very good look like seeing the classic english gent making its way back!

  49. Lalli

    May 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    WOW! amazing look… it looks a 1940 picture!

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