I’ve been grabbing every decently made suit from the vintage bin I can find, and I have to say, contrary to the TB line, I quite like large lapels as long as they are notched. It can add good structure to the chest without using padding, plus they hold their shape much better then smaller lapels over decades. I like the low break on the pants. Love the colour in the fedora. That fellow right there is going to have his pick of the litter at the senior’s home.
Not to correct anyone but I think the “circa 1982″ comment of 10:49am is actually your subconscious recognizing the hat with wide hatband and light colored suit combo from the Duran Duran video “Hungry Like The Wolf” which was ,in fact, a hit in 1982 – or so I’m told, I was only 4 in 1982, (not really)
I am dating myself here but that suit has to be from the 70′s, back when Ralph was selling incredibly wide ties which also required incredibly wide lapels and collars. It’s a good reminder that for long term classic style you may want to avoid purchasing anything too extreme in its cut and go for the right proportions that your body needs.
Wow, the color scheme is amazing. I think he looks very dapper, the suit looks slightly dated, but in a classic way, not very extreme as far as late ‘seventies suits go. The most important point here is that he pulls it off. The pants are definitely not bellbottoms. My dad got married in the late seventies (I guess I’m dating myself too… but in a different way.) The suit he wore was a dated suit. Huge lapels, tight in the waist and the pants were very flared in the leg, and as for the fit in the crotch, well let’s just say you could pretty much see his religion. This guy really doesn’t come close to that. He looks good, more men need to wear hats and bring flowers for their lady friends. I also really like his brown shoes.
i can’t believe people are being so picky about this look! the lapels are too wide, the front is too loose, the pants are wide-legged… really? i’m a woman, and i don’t know much about men’s suits, but i do know that this guy looks HOT! so suave, so sophisticated. if he were to give me those flowers i would just swoon. yes, it’s not a “current” look – that much i can tell – but who cares? the dude has got IT, the IT that everyone wants. ooh baby.