I love how the checkers of the jacket are set against the squares of the fence. But, I really have to ask what is going on with colour here: Different browns, black, pale blue, navy blue, bright yellow, white, and a face which is much more orange than the hands…The warmth of the jacket’s tones would be better offset by fewer cold tones. And, the jacket is too tight around the waist…one pocket flap in and another pocket flap out…elbow patches with formal black pants? I dunno…
This gentleman demonstrates a theory of mine: when the hair goes grey, bring brown into the wardrobe. When my own hair was dark I stuck to cool colors and lots of black and grey. Now i need those earth tones to warm up the total palette. Works great – and brown is a perfect counter to blues, violets … even pinks. Bravo.
He’s pretty sharp. Got that very Milanese brown/gray/blue thing down to a science. I love the elbow patches on a db jacket, very unexpected, as are the yellow glasses. I would have prefered brown buttons, though. Those white ones ar a little to spring for January, no? And if he could just pop out his pocket flaps on the right…
But i digress. He looks great, and his outfit probably cost more than I made last month.
Agree, outside tweed/game or war attire, elbow patches should only be allowed as a result of mending a beloved & well used garment. I do however suspect that this is such a garment, to this gentleman. In fact, generally I believe that well-kept mended clothes sends interesting subtle signals of the “sartorial level” of the wearer. This gentleman sports strangly folded handkerchief, narrow tie to cut-away and those mind-boggling buttons and still it looks great on him. Cool.
Younger men, take note: There is nothing more dashing than a well-groomed older gentleman. This is the man whom one imagines would meet you for lunch, hold the door open, tell you how great you looked, and have impeccable manners throughout. It’s courtly, but fun and on target.
I think he looks really slick! Also think the white buttons are cool because they make him stand out. The only thing that bothers me is the tie/trouses combo. The jacket looks like one I’ve seen at Brunello Cuccinelli. Can’t see what’s wrong with the patches, they make the look a bit more sporty. Good job! Does anyone know who he is?
I wish I could see his shoes. Dark brown semi-brogue Oxfod would be fine, in my opinion. The elbow patches should be attached in ten years or so. As for right-hand shoulder, it looks as though the sleeve had been telescoped into jackect, and not gently swen.
I think one pocket flap is tucked in because that may be where he puts his cell phone and the flap gets pushed in. It’s hard to remember to pull it back out each time. I see the same thing on a lot of the attorneys I work with; inevitably it’s caused by the cell phone.
I think the whole look rocks, even down to the white buttons, which set off the silver hair.
I’m another one who wished I could have seen him with his glasses on.
Love the jacket. Is the ticket pocket flap tucked in or is there no flap, and only the opening seams? The bottom pocket has a flap that’s tucked in but the ticket pocket seems to be flapless. Just wondering…
The jacket has a very british , military like, cut rarely seen today. The brown of the jacket is matched with the blue of the tie in a superb way. The global outfit reaches an handsome result , worth of being considered as a wonderful example.
“gianginess” – i’m curious, what does that mean? or, “giangi” i suppose?
LOVE this. his facial expression really clinches it. lancaster in il gattopardo – i agree completely. or a character (shady or not) out of a bond movie. joe pesci? yeah, joe pesci WISHES he looked as awesome as this guy.
i just wish he was wearing the glasses. damn!
oh – and just a comment to all the men who might not like this – count me among the women who think this is utterly, devastatingly sexy and dashing, in a sweep-me-off-my-feet sort of way.
This is definitely one of my all-time favorite looks on your page! I had a short peak yesterday and was already fascinated but left it uncommented; now that i look at it again, i still wish i had these elements in my wardrobe – very well done! and as i said already: one of my favorites!
If you don’t close up on the photo, its an elegant Augusto Pinochet British look. Zoom in you’ll find the trousers looklike pressed nylon and the jacket is horribly thin. Colours of the jacket good, why the horrible funeral blue tie?