Wonderful look — I love purple and am always happy to see men wear it (seems to be a bit rare).
About anonymous’ question regarding the “crimped” seam — that’s because it’s hand-stitched! Machine stitching is flatter because the presser foot presses the fabric/folds (thus the name “presser foot”). Hand-stitching gives what you see here.
This afternoon, overheard an older gentleman who was studying a Zara display on 5th Avenue: “I just don’t have the balls to wear pants like that.” I wonder, Sart, could you please show such gentlemen that they do indeed have such balls?
i think the beauty in this jacket is that while it is double-breasted, the seemingly exceptional tailoring slims the silhouette to suit a skinnier fellow. absolutely fantastic. i myself am slim, and this is the first time i have seen myself in a double-breasted jacket.
and the way purple and navy offset and compliment each other is so classic i don’t think it will ever go out of style.
I agee with the SAR…..it’s pictures like these that continue to confirm that men’s sense of personal style is something that everyone should have …and if you are already a practioner of personal style then U know exactly what this photo is saying.
To me it says “LOOK HOW COOL U CAN LOOK IF YOU TRY AND SEEK OUT YOUR OWN SENSE OF PERSONAL AND YET IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE TOO TERRIBLY UNUSUAL….just special!” THX SAR!
yesterday i wore a double breasted suit with a pullover v-neck sweater and tie underneath. i’ve never done that before, ever, but this photo convinced me that it was not only do-able, but actually striking. thanks for the accidental fashion advice.
To be honest, I fail to see what is inspiring about yet another minute variation on the same menswear uniform found around the world. If menswear is to inspire me it has to be in some way original or creative, rather than just doing the same old thing but executed really well.
There might be a tie bar beneath the sweater, but most likely the tie maintains its bulge due simply to the fact that it has been pulled out of the sweater a bit and the sweater’s collar is holding it up.
This is a subtle touch that makes a tie look better beneath a sweater, but it’s most likely something that’s going to need occasional readjustment throughout the day.