There is something wonderful again about a plaid woolen coat. For so long they looked tacky–but again there is a such a need for pattern and rhythm in a world of solid and dark Banana Republic monastic joylessness. This man wears it well-with confidence and naturalness.
What’s the little piece hanging from the collar? The plaid matches so it looks like it’s supposed to be there. From the curve of the piece I think it’s supposed to button across to the other side. Is it some holdover from a military trench style?
Would it be to over the top to suggest that he take shorter strides when under the umbrella so that the tips of his shoes don’t get wet and throw off – even if ever so slightly – the WICKEDNESS of his outfit?
The coat is so obviously expensive. Every single overlap and line matches on the plaid, the attention to detail with the fabric is fantastic. The shoulders sit well on him, but maybe the sleeves are a tad long. The collar is so interesting too, it almost looks high set while framing the face away from the neck. I like the level of confidence it takes to do ‘thirties’ gangster hair, that hard, slick part. The shoes are nicley worn, I even like how the toes are wet from puddles. Why then, don’t I love this? The elements are great but I just can’t say it truly does anything for me. Maybe the coat fabric is a little too stiff, and the break on the pants a little too slouchy. Somehow the shoes are too casual for the rigidity of the fabric, but match the classic “car coat” feeling. Lots to like, not enough to love.
I think that’s right up there with the best coats we’ve seen this season, quite incredible. Look how snuggly it fits, perfection. And paired with those shoes, makes the entire outfit sensational!! I really do like and appreciate the way this gentleman is dressed-bravo!
LOOK at the way the lines on the belt are perfectly in line with the lines on the main body of the coat. its a coat made by a master. this is the perfection that makes clothes beyond fashionable. its like the tailor saying there is a right way of doing things, and a wrong way, I will do it the right way.its rocket science.
I have to agree with the above commentor’s sentiments. I love this site and I even enjoy reading the comments. However, whenever I read a poster’s commenting on how an individual’s ethnicity contributes to his sartorial skills, I tend to cringe. Believe it or not, I’ve seen Asian men dress horribly so dressing well is not a genetic trait. I can only assume that that person has not been around Asians that much. If another poster comes along later on and tells me or the previous poster to “lighten up” a la Rosie O’Donnell, I can only bemoan the lack of enlightenment in our society. Other than these types of cringe-inducing comments, I love this site and the pictures.
Aha! It’s the proportion that’s off – the belt/waist is too low – it makes his torso look very long, but his legs look almost stumpy. This has been bugging me, but I think that’s what’s not quite right about an otherwise bodacious coat.