It’s so nice to wake up to an image like this. His films and this outfit are all about the details. I love how he subverts a potentially serious look with a subtle touch of irony (the pin). Playful, thoughtful and anything but your average hipster.
Wes! Iâ€™m so happy to see his picture in this blog. He has such a wonderful style! I’d try to dress somehow like him if I were a man. He always looks so smart, even to go shooting, but always adds something personal, unexpected and original. He is like his movies. Great picture Sart!
Parts are fine (with exception of the overlarge and too stiff collar); but the ovelong swater peeping through the spanning jacket (yes, I know: his hands are behind his back, putting stress on the closure) and the too baggy pants…
I agree with Matthew – this jacket (with that button done up) is not flattering, and he does look like a pear! It makes his midriff look wide and his shoulders look narrow. I think shifting the top button down a bit would improve matters.
Love, love, love, LOVE Mr. Anderson. You can tell a Wes Anderson film from a mile away, all thanks to his signature style and the same can be said for the man himself. He is a unique being, and isn’t that what style is all about?
It’s funny how in every picture I’ve seen of Wes Anderson he’s always wearing that suit and a blue shirt. The horse pin is, I should think, from the Stockholm Film Festival where he received the “Visionary filmmaker” award last november. The prize is a large bronze horse just like the pin he’s wearing. I should know, I worked at the theater where the prize ceremony was held and took care of his statue for him. And yes, he was wearing that suit and a blue shirt.
you guys have to be kidding. a thrift shop suit and old v-neck do not mean style. Love the films, don’t mind the casual approach to a suit (wrinkled, baggy) but I don’t see how he is on here other than his fame.
First I saw the image above this and fell in love with her, then I started thinking about how I am going to India in two months and how excited I was. Then I started thinking about The Darjeeling Limited. Then I scrolled down and I am pretty happy. The thing that Wes really needs in this photo is a line of Sailors walking in a line and in step behind him. Maybe, since this is France, they could be a little more reminiscent of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
I don’t really get it either: he always wears the same old corduroy suit that makes him look somewhat pale and dull. And this time matched with grey and light blue – hm. Like the pin and tie a lot though
This is what I mean when I think “well dressed” for a man. What is the feminine equivalent of this look? That is how I would like to dress. Corduroy skirts, cashmere sweaters, silently fun indiviudal costume jewellery, what else? I will find out!
I love the look of his movies, but I think this is everyday fine. Cute pin, cute tie, handsomely worn suit – but hardly a sartorial inspiration… the only thing interesting is that he is relatively young to be in these clothes…
maybe its unfair that his post is surrounded by the India series?
bess – wes apparently gets his suits tailored for him by a “gentleman” on 5th avenue in new york. i imagine, therefore, that the entire look, including the fit, is deliberate and well thought out, and is not incidentally “baggy”.
i think it’s interesting to see a man wearing a suit that complements his character as well as his frame …
Wow. Perfect tailoring and perfectly put together. What else can I say about this look but that it’s perfect? Just from this look you can tell he has character. Other people couldn’t necessarily pull this off, but he does! There’s really something to be said for such well-tailored clothes!
Dear Sartorialist, I am having a hard time remembering, but I recall a post about a messed up memory card which resulted you losing a photograph of a beloved idol. For some reason my memory says it was Wes Anderson. Could this be the recovered shot? And if not, who was the idol? Thank you, and all the best, Clare
clearly, I’m going against the grain on this one. Wes has the goods, but there’s lacking, fading currently in his filmmaking and personal style. This corduroy eternal grad student trip isn’t timeless, it’s a modern style dependent on staying ahead of trends and seeing ahead of curves. Standup comics and frat boys now bust out brown corduroy – with less skill – but it’s time for Wes to move on. Wes is a tastemaker, readers. So he has to make some. Darjeeling Limited was also cinematic water treading for a guy with such an Olympian track record. I want what’s next.
i agree a bit with jacq that his body looks a little out of proportion. but i think he looks this way because of the way he standing (with his hands behind his back). i bet if he put his arms to his side he would look different. he looks handsome overall – i like it when young guys wear old man suits. i think a hanky in his jacket pocket would top the outfit for me…
one of my favorite texans. That smile makes me wanna hug him, not sure if it’s his demeanor or the way the lines in his 2buttom draw my eyes into him, and I dont even have a crush on him. All the lines between his neckline-tie-vest-and intentionally open button work magic for me. now boys, take notes.
gets all his bespoke done @ Mr.Ned’s on 5th ave and 20th…after hearing this, i recently had them do a very slim double-breasted 3 piece (think RL black label)…ridiculously reasonable pricing w/o sacrificing fabric selection, craftsmanship, etc…would get 1 leg of a pair of Brioni trousers off the rack for the same px
Most men stray from corduroy thinking it will make them look too academic. I am not one of those men, and this gent looks great. I would like to see some linen in his pocket though. Regardless, I still like it!
One observation, with no malice or mean-spiritedness intended as I struggle with this as well: the sweater looks like an inner-tube around the lower waist (think of a child wearing an inflatible swimming device). I find this distracting to an otherwise tempered professorial look. Do you (a) pull it down; (b)tuck it in a bit or; (c) just ignore observations like mine. (I vote for “c”!)
dear mr scott, i am a malaysian girl who just happened to stumble upon the sartorialist one day, and i instantly fell for your blog and wonderful pictures. i am very sorry you lost the photos of michael stipe as you have once mentioned (clare, maybe this was the one you were referring to?) but i am equally happy with this absolutely charming one of wes anderson! love, delia
he’s a charming director and carries quite a bit of that through his persona, it’s a bit ill fitting but fun in the details. For him it’s his uniform, he’s been wearing these cord suits for years now, right? maybe a little contrived?
I am last on the ball as always, but I do have opinions (that no one will read): I like the Wes style. I mean he has another take on the strict rules of the menâ€™s wear. I seem to remember a comment he made some years ago on the fit of a suit. I think it was “the jacket should always be a little too small, and the pants a little too big” I dont know if that is true with this outfit, but I can see he really likes the narrow shoulders.
i have a big celebrity crush on this guy. the art direction, music, and production design in his movies are utterly brilliant and reflected in his great style. is that a horse or a unicorn pin? i hope its a unicorn. i love you wes!!!
Love Wes Anderson! A huge part of what makes his movies so amazing is his sense of design – and I love that it’s basically a part of who he is and how he sees the world. He’s got this incredibly unique paradigm. His suits are custom made to be a little too small, and he’s always got something just a little off going on.