ASK and you SHALLL Reeceive! Thank You Sar!…..love these pictures …….mu kind style …..love thepocket square detail …..with the brown edge picking up on the tie….I am a strong believer of the subtleties.
Again I would love to see a woman dressed in Kiton or Agnona….personally I would not know how to spot these designers on woman that is. Thanks!
That jacket is the best I’ve seen in a while. Everything else seems soo broad and bold- while the jacket is just as bold in it’s layering of fabric but demur in the choice of color to hide some of these features.
My husband is a well-paid (for this part of the world, at any rate) professional. He has always bought one type of jeans (L.L.Bean) and one type of shoes (Rockport). He’s had a grand total of two suits in the 20+ years we’ve been married, and he doesn’t know what a pocket square is – I just asked him.
Needless to say this blog has been…an eye-opener. I’m truly astonished to discover how much there is to learn about men’s fashion and how many people are interested in knowing it.
Hand-rolled edges? Spread collars? Man bags? Who knew?
Keep the faith, Sophie Spence! Learning over time is, in fact, possible. I shudder to think about the way I dressed 20, even 15 years ago. I’ve really only gotten focussed on how I look in the last five years, and in the past year I start to be rather pleased with the things I figure out.
Try having a look at a book called “Dressing the Man,” by Alan Flusser. To me, his views smack of Sound Principles, but whether you agree with him or not, he makes clear arguments and illustrates them with wonderful old photos and illustrations, so you can make up your own mind.
I made a brief review of his remarks about mixing pattern (shirt, tie, jacket) and these helped me a lot buying ties on a visit to Rome a couple of weeks ago – two ties carefully chosen with Flusser’s ideas in mind suddenly gave me several new shirt+jacket combinationss I didn’t know I could do.
I am 52 and my wife made the observation a year ago that when I wear plaid jackets, such as this gentleman, I look older and less “cool” than wearing a solid color jacket like navy, black or khaki. I think that when I was young these jackets really looked “smart” on me, but now at my age, I think she is right, they do seem to make me look more senior. I have noticed the same thing on other well dressed men of a certain age……unless they are blessed with very youthful genes.
That jacket is such a perfect fit! But I’m a bit uneasy about the trousers/tie/pocket square combination. The brown and white horizontal effect of the admittedly exquisite pocket square is just too similar to the tie. A striped tie needs either a plain pocket square, or perhaps a rather flamboyant paisley print. I reckon those trousers are OK, although perhaps a bit too high-waisted. Having his hand in the pocket distorts the appearance. Knowing what to do with one’s hands in a photograph has always been a problem for me, too!