The hound stooth and checker combined on the second man, with delicate lines of red and bold navy and gold peeking through is perfect. It is a nice way to mix patterns for those of us opposed to the Etro look. These men are so stylish that they are burning a hole through my computer screen.
Ahh..I love the trenchcoat look, but these look fabulous, especially since they were able to pull off such large pockets. I’m especially liking the bottom look – the detail on the jacket is fantastic, the scarf is thrown so sophisticatedly,and the belt just kicks ass. Nice.
I like the mix of patterns in the second one and the scarf, but the contrast of a very bulky jacket with oversized side-pockets makes his legs look too skinny and out of proportion. It’s top heavy without balance.
The first guy’s jacket is not so bulky and the cargo pants add balance. I think to pull it off you need wider pants and probably some pretty chunky boots or shoes.
why is an apparenly grown man wearing cargo pants? Am i the only one here who thinks men should dress like men and not junior-high kids emulating Hollywood slobs? As Marcello Mastorianni(who is curiously absent from all the reverential treatment given Cary Grant et al) said: “When the whole world is elegant, then I will dress like a bum.”
Sart, tell me those aren’t cargo pants I see featured on these pages?? Never thought I’d see the day, but I suppose the focus was to be on the top part? Well, guy on top picture does not look good but bottom picture dude looks like the guy all women want, manly but still soft touches (scarf), and he is rocking that look big time-coat’s fantastic.
I have a soft spot in my heart for the 1980s, which these seem to echo. The difference here, I think, is better tailoring, more distinctive pockets and pleasing fabric. As good as these guys look, it’s unclear whether they will stand the test of time as durably as more classic outerwear has.
hey: welcome back “Kalashnikov” Calascibetta, fashion guru of Corriere della Sera Style Magazine and top purveyor of sartorialist wonderment (sart aficionados should remember the “marlboro mickey mouse” yellow gloves stunt last winter)
as always, Alessandro is showing the way here. also: nice impersonation of the Zoolander “Blue Steel” look here. done in dark brown, of course, to go along with that brilliant scarf. bravo bravissimo!
The detailing on the coat in the upper image is bliss.
And I love the rugged, casual aesthetic of the lower coat, paired with an otherwise sensibly slick ensemble. It’s also interesting to note that the sharkskin runs more in the blue hues (which works wonderfully with the indigo sweater) but the jacket pulls out the browns of the scarf, creating harmony where, in my opinion, you ould otherwise have a rather sour note of dissonance.
Great photos, Sart. I like both men’s jackets. Note the quilted jacket/vest and turtleneck sweater on the guy in the top photo. He looks cold. When I was at school, we called short jackets such as these ‘bum-freezers’ because they left one’s bum exposed to the cold. I love the scarf on the gentleman in the bottom photo. Very nice.
Yes,I have seen men in similar outfits,ok I guess.But IÂ´m a little worried about the material seen lately- itÂ´s depressing and not so nice.I suppose it is real stuff,but please send us something on which the eye can rest for a change.
i feel like the moleskine makes it all seem contrived,, but i just bought myself my first one for christmas, so maybe i’m overly aware. #2 made me kind of frown, but the pockets on his coat are so awesome it saves his whole one-photo-impression.
Two very sexy slightly older men. They look like tailored, real-life Indiana Jones’. Esp. the top man….he looks ready to jump in his bi-plane and save the world. I love this look – It reminds me of my Father, who used to dress exceptionally well.
The top one has the look I just crave in a man. Slicked back hair, a little gray, totally Masculine. Love the earth toned, layered look. Gloves to make it. The wet glimmery streets and angle of the camera is right on! Glad I found your blog from the Newsweek section today! I will be in NY next month and maybe I will wear something fabulous and walk the streets in hopes you are there taking more pics of real people. :)
As many have said so far, The cargo pants are pretty bad. The brown jacket is a bit too short and although the vest does add some good features, it also adds unnecessary bulk to his appearance. He looks like he has no neck, although he’s a much nicer looking model all in all than the man in gray. The brown jacket’s pockets aren’t so ridiculously oversized either. The material on the gray jacket is very nice (As it looks less like a Carhart’s jacket) and the oversized collar adds an interesting shape. Not sure if I like the scarf too much…
Love the second look. You’d expect the jacket to be paired with jeans since it has a more casual flair to it (due to the oversized pockets and short length). But pairing it with dress pants and then adding a well draped scarf and eye-catching belt, tranforms the look from casual to chic sophisticated. Though, he must’ve been a bit nervous having you take his picture cuz he seems a bit stern…
Both men are very handsome. In the 1st guy’s defense, those aren’t cargo pants; they are fishing pants. The pockets are for all the fishing paraphernalia… the material dries quickly and does a nice job blocking the wind.
I love them both, similar jacket structure but both rocking it in very different ways. More men should wear short jackets, you may surprise yourself! I love the 1930s aviator, right down to his fabulous hair, which i think really finishes his look. The second man is dark & chic and beautifully put together.
And I think the cargo pants are working for the aviator, out of curiosity, without changing the top half what would the cavillers have him wear instead of cargos?
mctickle, “real men” don’t notice the fit of other men’s pants…and also, “real men” don’t read blogs with the word sartorial in it…and also, “real men” don’t put pictures of themselves on someone else’s blog…LOL “real men” youre a joke mctickle.
The first gentleman: Great face. Perfect hair. Nice scarf and turtleneck sweater. Oops! I forgot to mow the cobblestones. Grab my surplus fatigues from the hamper, throw on my Carhartt quilted jacket liner and J.Peterman Melton Utility Boleroâ„¢ and out the door.
The second one looks like it was intentionally shot for a GQ Regrets column.
Ralph looks sharp per usual (is that italian?)… funny to see him out of the summer white /khaki getup, but I suppose the fatigue greens add a louder shade to his palette. Like how the navyish gloves punctuate the arms there.
Ralph looks great per usual (is that italian?)… funny to see him out of the summer white /khaki getup, but I suppose the fatigue greens add a louder shade to his palette. Like how the navyish gloves punctuate the arms there.
The guy in the second photo looks fantastic. I have exactly the same Moncler jacket (though maybe a size more resembling my body, as his seems more large for some reason), yet I hadn’t imagined wearing it like that.
i think pilots from the sixties onward look like jackasses, but wartime aviators make me swoon. once again- fatal combination; seriousness and tweed. second only to the other fatal combo; ernestness and tweed.