Great jacket, but once again, the fit is very important. I think I have figured out the secret when wearing cotton that is not pressed stiff is to pair it with something that is- his shirt is immaculate, and that balances things out. I doubt I would try a jacket in lavender, but I love the way it is constructed, especially the sleeves. Jorge from W Palm Beach
Color is unusual and appropriate for this time of year. Nice. Style is nice too, with the detail stitching on the body and the sleeves. Nice hair style, and classic eyeglass frames. But, I think the snug fit at the waist causes the jacket to flare at the hips. It gives a feminine look. Not my cup of tea.
it is a problem at slim guys that this size is perhaps a little too tight at the shoulders, but one size bigger would be too big. What is the solution? The shirt and the tie are beautiful. Mr Bowles has the typical man-illness of stuffing the pants-pocket full :-)
Spot on and beautiful. The “it” color. A very sartorial move to wear khaki pant with a great cut, keeps it kind of “Sahara”. Yes, white/cream color pant would be the magazine choice, also navy would work, who knew lavender was so versatile. I’m picturing this with a Clark sandy suede chukka (English made) The Girls seem to like it, atta-boy.
Now, I love Hamish and I love the color of this jacket…and maybe it’s the way he’s standing and perhaps he has too much in his trouser pockets…and, really, I love this guy…but, I think the cut of this jacket makes him look a tad pear-shaped. Regardless, I love the idea of the jacket and it’s a fantastic color for him.
My wife’s Vogue, which I proudly read more thoroughly than she, tells me that this is Hamish Bowles, whom I respect for taking fashion risks. Most of the time. The pants and the shirt should be lighter to allow the jacket to show its true lavenderosity. I like the fit of the jacket, though. And his hair and glasses are always right. Physically he resembles the brilliant but little known Dutch designer Jules Jonkheer.
His pant pocket is quite full- I wonder why when he has plenty more available on his jacket! The lavender is beautiful. Christopher Lloyd (the gardener) said lavender went with everything. Apparently it goes with lavender and more lavender very well. Yes, more men should wear lavender; pink, too (and a polo shirt hardly counts).
Mr. Bowles always gets in right, don’t you Hamish? Alas, my sincere stone-washed denim regrets to the beautiful & tony Ms. Lauren Davis who even she can’t pull those jeans off. I won’t hold it against you though because your incredible Olivier Theyskens wedding dress more than makes up for a million questionable styling choices.
I don’t think i’ve ever seen a picture of Hamish Bowles looking anything less than impeccably stylish and interesting, and this photo is no exception – although can’t help wishing his pants were pale yellow or even lavender too..
This man is a fashion icon for the obvious reason; his well fitted cloths in that long slim body are always a pleasure to see. He knows and wears color with exquisite expertise and doesn’t ever seem to make a mistake. He is never boring or a spectacle. I have seen him twice in the airport still can remember what he was wearing (also loved his luggage). I wish him a beautiful life.