Too cool for school! I like the unaffected freshness of this gent’s look. Of course the white pocket-square is inspired! I diin’t even care about the fact that his belt and shoes don’t match (gasp, shock, horror)!
No. Don’t get it. The white denim part anyway. Fall may be the only time of year white just does not work no matter how much I’ve tried. Would love to see it pulled off by someone though…just not happening here
white jeans are timeless…isn’t it tonne goodman that lives in them with black turtlenecks?…I think it was polly mellon that did an article once about wearing them with chocolate brown in the winter. yummy.
Rule-breaker or not seemingly affected or not, I like the way he looks and I’d give a second admiring look.
I often think those who always hold fast to the fashion “rules” are those without the courage to try different things, which sometimes don’t alwways work.
Being affected is sometimes just wanting to look the way you choose to look and going for it.
Once, someone I knew only by sight called me affected for pronouncing the word “schedule” with a silent “c”, the way the British do. When he realized I was from another country and culture where it was natural for me to do so, he felt a complete idiot. But even if I simply liked the way the word sounds pronounced that way, it would have been my choice to pronounce it as such.
One person’s affectation is another’s natural instincts.
Love to see Mr. Fink wearing white after Labor Day. I believe there was an earlier picture of him wearing a white blazer ( i believe it was taken just after Labor Day)…! Rules were made to be broken and Mr. Fink sure breaks those rules well!
I think you can wear white whatever time of year…Generally, I’m traditionalist when it comes to menswear, but this is a silly rule. I have a pair of slim white trousers that look just as well in the summer with a button down and loafers as they do in the fall with a light turtle neck and brogued chelseas.
I always liked white denim, especially when worn in winter. It was quite popular look last winter and it seams now it’s spreading to fall too. On the other hand, sockless look should be reserved for summer exclusively.
It’s very refreshing how the “rules” for fashion in the US (in this case about white and after Labor Day) don’t really apply to other parts of the world, and yet “American” fashion is often historically referenced. The super-sartorial Japanese Men’s fashion magazine “Men’s EX” November issue features lots of white jeans for fall and winter supported with pictures from Italy of Pitti Uomo (probably from last winter).
Just a thought: “I banish white denim to the fashion graveyard to be united with gi-normous peasant skirts & fugly cargo pants!” I was just wondering, is it because of your own, brave, trend-setting ways that you’re… anonymous?
Lucifer: Fashion/Personal Style doesn’t NEED to be daring/trendsetting in order to be enjoyed by the wearer–these are mere outcomes after you’ve left your front door & the world observes your taste in motion.
I don’t find it that shocking that he’s wearing white denim. Men in London, often City types (as in the real City men, not just the men who happen to work within the City) – guys who look like lawyers and investment bankers – often wear white/off white denim, tanned/brown leather shoes, navy jackets and a plain (often blue) shirt underneath. That’s as a casual look, obviously they don’t go to work dressed like that. His trousers bother me because they’re too high above the ankles and he’s not wearing socks.