Iconic! The top picture is like a painting, dazzling in every possible way. I never thought about matching different shades of blue with a navy suit-Truly works,
I find that its possible to find the same exact color of an accessory if you get them from the same designer-for instance here the tie and the pocket square are almost if not exactly identical (I know tie/pocket squar are sold in pairs sometimes but not in haute couture, you have to look for it). The fit of the suit is what makes this work overall. I always read about matching watch band with shoes but this sort of rule can be overlooked. This guy is so well groomed and polished he looks unreal-Good one Sart.
In the U.S. media is steering us in the direction of telling us that grey is the new black of the season. Take notice that what you typically see coming out of Florence, the U.S. may promote the following year. But I do love the take on classic American coming out of Florence. We should be seeing allot of Shades of Blue (Kind of Blue) very soon. I can just hear the Miles Davis playing as the theme music. The gentlemen in the picture never disappoints. Brown shoes and Blue socks..you can't go wrong. -Tony Post No Bills
I love the combination of blues. I think it's funny how a lot of people seem hesitant to pair brown shoes with a blue or grey suit: to me it's always a more obvious choice over black, especially by day.
I love the matching tie and socks combination. I try to do it myself sometimes. This could be the next biggest thing after the belt/shoe combo, especially as almost nobody notices it, it's more sophisticated and understated.
Nice suit! minor critiques: The socks should blend with the pants and seem an extension of them, not contrast with them, they contrast a bit too much here. Too bad we can't see the pocketsquare well enough, seems to have a pattern, if it does and or the square is not too similar to the tie then nicely done.
Love your blog, Mr. Scott Schuman! One comment; as an Italian, I wear brown shoes ("brown" actually comes in many, many shades, of course) with blue, with grey, with light grey with charcoal grey, with navy blue, etc. etc. I am fascinated that Americans find it so "daring" or bizarre that one would wear a brown or tan shoe with a blue suit! For example, the comment from Jorge of West Palm Beach.
Leather or "cuoio" is naturally in shades of brown. People over the centuries have always worn variously tanned leathers with their garments, as long as the colour matches properly.
Mr. Cool is back! Great pictures Sart. I have to say this gentleman is one of my favorite subjects of yours, if not the hands down best. He always looks fantastic – classic without being too conservative, and I love the cut of his suits. Nice job.
I am a bit annoyed by the fact that there are no pictures of women in smart, formal suits – a fact of today's world is that women also work in suits and not every woman can go around in flip-flops or mini-skirts. Why does a Sartorialist choose to overlook those formally dressed women?? I want to be inspired, but the only time I can wear a mini is on the beach or on the weekends…a bit chauvinistic approach to everyday women…who also come in all shapes and work outfits…
Those Graftons(Church's)shoes are real killers..I love them…The only 'fausse note' about them is the bookbinder(semi patent)leather. Soap and water replace cream and polish and that, for a shoe aficionado, is a real put off! xavier
Professional, yet whimsical. His clients, whoever they are, will feel confident in him; and, his friends will think he’s fun to be around. Most importantly, the clothes don’t dominate the man, they nicely frame him. Hard to do better.