I think he’s very dapper. I do note, however, a habit of well-dressed older men: they knot their ties loosely. (Perhaps the opposite is also true: they notice that younger men knot theirs tightly!) Perhaps it’s due to their penchant for double windsor knots. Who knows? He looks smashing.
This man was once my client and he is an absolute sweetheart. All his clothes were made at least 40-50 years ago and they have a wonderful character. He is very smart and very kind. And all you pathetic nitpicking gits that frequent this blog can go to hell. You quibble over questions of personal taste, which are utterly personal and have nothing to do with you. Furthermore, I suspect you’re all living in the midwest and wouldn’t know good taste if it got up and gave you a haircut!
Oh you of little faith… his outfit is excellent, the length of shirt and jacket is absolutely fine, even the trouser break could be just right, given that these trousers are not particularly narrow at the bottom and don’t seem to break in the back. The boutonniere colour is wonderful – this is a summer outfit, obviously, so combining two light but still contrasting colours is absolutely appropriate.
sartorialist, i think you’ve taken a photo of this guy before, no? perhaps yet another candidate for the sarto-interview? :-) love his outfit. someone commented regarding the longer sleeve/pant length: i have to say, i really like it. elongates his limbs, makes the whole look even more elegant. but also perhaps it’s just the fact that it’s something a bit different from the normal suit-cut – it’s just refreshing. i really do feel for you guys who seem to have so much less leeway in how you change around your clothing. or, just way more criticism when you do.