Wow! A very nice outfit. Im sensing a wibe from an “east coast yachtclub affair”, mainly from the jacket. I love that red scarf contrast against the blue shirt. It also goes really well with the persons skincolour. Great!
I agree with Pedro – I would NEVER try that at home, but some people can pull it off. This guy appears to be handling it nicely. Question: If you are wearing a colorful silk ascot, do you also need a colorful silk pocket square?
Have to agree with the others…pretty hard one to pull off, however he is dapper. I personally feel that his very themic and perhaps that is why I would hesitate trying it myself unless i was at yacht club etc. Thanks.
I think he looks great, most men wouldn’t dream of pulling off this outfit. The guy looks great in his double breasted blazer with gold buttons, black watch tartan trousers(a plus) and the ascot and pocket square- A salute to the superb Mr. Howell Look! I think most men should start experimenting with different styles and looks such as this one and stop saying I couldn’t pull this off or that off. How do you know if you don’t try? Remember fashion is individuality and without individuality there would be no fashion. In my opinion, all men should make a pledge to take a break for a moment of simply wearing the same old boring solid charcoal and solid navy suits and do something different as this discerning gentlemen did. “The Real Bespoke”
This gentleman wears the classic blue dubble breasted blazer with a touch of gilt so well.
Did you know that the blazer goes back to the Captain of the frigate HMS Blazer,who in 1837 was faced with a visit to his ship by Queen Victoria.To smarten up his shabby looking crew the Captain had short jackets in navy blue serge,with brass Royal navy buttons,made up for his men.Queen Victoria was so impressed by the crew’s apperence that the jackets became a permanent part of their dress!
I tried the ascot look while attending a dinner with a good friend. I prefer a multicolored dark ascot rather than bright detailing. It worked, although my friend though I was sporting my thin scarf in a whole new manner. Kudos to this man for pulling it off!
I have something similar – but mine is paisley and at the cleaners right now. In Bridport (Dorset UK!) people mostly wear sacking, radiation suits, blood spatter aprons etc. Why not come and visit our literary festival..
Does he hail from the Caribbean? I swear, men from the islands really know how to dress. One of the executive directors in my last job was from Trinidad, and he was the best dressed man in the whole company.
I know this fellow, having shopped at his boutique (B. Oyama) in Harlem. He is always a gentleman, remembering your name, and sending you a “thank you” e-mail. One of the best compliments of my life was when I walked into his store after church on a Sunday, and he asked me where I purchased my 3/4 length chesterfield coat. He’s a classy dude, epitomizing not just “old school”, but “Old Harlem”, when 7th Avenue was for the boulevardiers on Sunday. Now I want to play some Bobby Short, and MJQ.
I think he looks absolutely fabulous. Harlem Renascence all the way. However I just get the feeling that he is trying too hard, I would have appreciated the look more if there was a certain ease to its coordination. The pocket square and the scarf are a bit overdone, and not well matched. Also, I don?t know if it is his hand position in the picture but the jacket looks ill fitting in the waste. I think it should be taken in by a couple of inches.