The whole look is just perfect. Although the too short jacket and the tie in the pants are actually absolute no-goes! Suit from Brooks Bros.? And what do the shoes look like? Glases and tie clip give a more individual spin to the look. Plus: Great portrait!
I really like the geometry of the whole look. The tabbed pant, the lines of the tie (and how it's tucked in for yet another straight line), the length, or lack thereof of the clip to offset the flat length of the straight pocket square. Even the top line of his glasses seem to follow suit.
Thom Browne head to toe, looks like. Envious, but I do have to say it's a little tacky to just do the whole thing straight on. There's always room for personal style, even (especially?) in a highly regimented style like Browne's
I had the exact same reaction as a few other commentators — "Sir, I really like your spectacles, and you look good, but you are just wearing one single designer's signature look from head to toe." Whether the tags all say Thom Browne or not the point is the same. This is an example of a lack of a real personal expression. But note — that statement in and of itself is one that Browne loves to evoke with his shows consisting of scores of identical 1960's era men at desks with typewriters. All the same, no individuality in their dress. Maybe what this is intended to evoke is that this man's individuality comes out in other ways. Just a thought.
I was really liking everything here until I noticed the tie tucked into the pants. I actually wasn't aware that anyone ever did that, it looks really awkward and not good. The rest of the look is nice, especially his grey hair and glasses.
There's no unusual placement of the buttonholes on the jacket. The lapels have simply been slightly pressed to fold at the middle button.
Fantastic get-up all round; classic colours and masculine items that will stay relevant for another 200 years maybe 300. I also dismiss the belt sometimes which allows for fluent lines.
My only gripe is as follows: In an Italian setting where unique sprezzatura becomes the norm in a matter of a few weeks, get this, I would have buttoned the sleeves and the collar just to be different thereby messing with the minds of conformists and followers alike.
I've seen muc much worse, but I'm tired of the TB thing. I also agree with an earlier commenter that he doesn't really do anything "his way" here, its 100% from the TB playbook. How much you wanna bet his trousers stop at the ankle and he's wearing double-soled wingtip bluchers??
I think his twist on lapel (the fold on first button) makes all the difference, because it changed the proportion of the jacket. He is probably small, so he looks better in a two-button jacket. Its a very good idea, with no doubt. :)
The outfit is great, but some small annoyances here: –The unbuttoned collar is just a bad trend, if that is the point. –Agreed that the tucked tie is creepy, and –I think a clean shave would have helped.
Ont the other hand, THRILLED to see the pocket square; glad they're making a comeback in fashion circles!
This is why I love TB and why its so much more wearable than his critics suggest. Don Draper would be proud! Thom's original thought process was "anti-fashion". Uniformity, modernity, clean lines. This look is perfectly executed down to the unbuttoned collar AND the tie tuck. That is exactly how Thom wants it!
LOVE everything I see! Grey is my favourite black – sorry I mean colour! Suit perfect yet very individual. Tie pin is as big as it needs to be no more no less with no obvious embellishments either. I especially love the fine detail of the shirt and the fact the collar is soft and a little creased. What quiet confidence!
I like the skinny tie-clip, that's about it. Yes, it's a nicely tailored suit, don't get me wrong, but the tucked in tie is really killing this look for me. On his build, the collar looks too big as well. Not to mention it's a button down collar un-buttoned.
Someone stated that they're thrilled about pocket squares making a comeback. I'm absolutely devastated. I was sporting them when no one had a clue. Now every second dork has one 'cause they saw it in a magazine or blog. Nothing like a bunch of conformists to spoil a good thing.
I have to add my praises to this one: so many little and completely quiet details. The best accessory though is exactly that it's a reflection of his personal style, even if it is all TB. If I wore that exact outfit, I'd look ridiculous – so he certainly knew that it would just work on him, and it does.
It is a great look. The jacket is beautifully cut, I love how the lapel rolls over the top button. The un-buttoned soft shirt collar makes the whole ensemble less stern. I think however, the only detail that needs to be improved has to do with the trousers side pockets. It would be more flattering if they weren't so low cut and they were concealed under the jacket.
Now, dont get to exited, focus on the propotions. I know it is a nice color and all that but that jacket is wayyyyy to small for him. Look at his waist, that thing can't even button up. hahaha He is pushing it.
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