I doubt very much that this is anyway a care free ensemble (not that it has been otherwise suggested). The fit, tone, colour, texture and proportion of each item is so individually perfect and are so perfectly coordinated together as part of this overall outfit that the result has to be one of much consideration and preplanning. I simply love it and aspire to find clothes that allow me to dress in such away.
This guy buys his clothes to fit and he knows what colors and styles he looks good in; he conducts his grooming a certain way–some are not so adept at that–then Voila!
I don’t know if that is preplanning if not more so finding one’s look and sticking to it (that is carefree–put it on and forget about it).
We all strive to do that to some extent if we take care with how we look.
I certainly agree that he knows what works for him (as I believe I do too!) and one can wear outfits in a care-free manner once this has been determined, however I personally find that ideal fit and collective harmony of clothing pieces is not an effortless pursuit even if the result is. I rarely find ideal RTW items and I have wasted an inordinate sum of money on such only to have them altered in the vague hope that that it would rectify an ill-fit; which it has not. Unless one is of ‘standard’ dimensions, bespoke or good MTM is the only way ideal fit can be achieved. Piecing it all together of course requires good taste.
Great look, great pic. Found out recently that the reason it’s considered de rigeur to leave the bottom button undone on a waistcoat is down to the friends of an English prince. He was a tad on the large side and couldn’t manage to fasten the bottom button up due to his extended girth. To make him feel better his mates left their’s undone too. Being an Englishman myself, with no overwhelming love of royalty, I’ve taken to always fastening the bottom button since I read the story. The prince in question was, I think, one of the Edwards from the beginning of the twentieth century.
I remember this gentleman from last year’s summer where he was wearing a similar attire, in a wonderful palette of indigo. He obviously has his colours sorted. Would love to see more of him (and his clothes !).
It looks effortless to me. Every guy has a blue shirt, white pants, a black belt, and a watch. Add a blue vest (which not every guy will have, and which is the EXTRA in this outfit) – and your outfit is done. He’s not even wearing jewelry. This guy is simplicity personified. He knows his colors, and what looks good together, and is well-groomed. That’s why he looks elegantly casual. Would be curious to know what type of shoes he is wearing.
-sigh. I’m sure he’s a nice person but I’m getting tired of this Tidy Everything-is-small-and-tight-fitting Gentlemanly look that’s so prevalent on this blog. There are other dudes out there, let’s see ‘em!