I approve of the look in the top photo without completely liking it, which is not really a contradiction. I called for the return of the boutonniere a few weeks back- this one is practically a corsage! Double-breasted and double-buckled? It all works on him-another case of style seeming to match personality and being worn with elan. Dig the lollipop, too. The bottom photo is really fresh and summery. I’d never attempt a white suit for practical reasons alone, but he looks great.
I like the 1st photo. I think it would be cooler if the flower stem on the lapel was tucked behind the lapel through the lapel whole. Or the stem shortened. Otherwise I would say that he is “going green”
Where do we stand on the short, double-breasted jacket? I was always told that a jacket had to reach down to just below your knuckles. And I associate short white jackets with European waiters. But he does look cool. Do those old rules still apply?
To me, these two pictures turn the adage that “the clothes make the man” on its head. Both show clear style, and yet the man on the bottom (with all due respect) lacks a sense of personal confidence that detracts from his sartorial acumen. The gentleman on the top has a certain air that makes his look. I think it more apt and accurate to say that the (wo)man and the clothes make each other.
White suits are dangerous territory but this gentleman pulls his off really well. I like his pocket square very much; the shirt and fat tie knot detract from all the white and he has chosen his shoes to match tonally. He looks very smart but not overdone.
Love the watchband in the top look…his color and style choices work together very well, with a hint of whimsy (even the sucker tops it off). I lije the more formal air of the bottom look, the white looks crisper framing blue accessories; I would have opted for some sort of lighter shoe, white suede bucks (but that might be too casual for the great symmetry of the suit). I think his tan is awesome too. Fantastic pictures, Mr. Sartorialist.
Really nice summer looks on both… with a “but”… I know that the reigning aesthetic on this site or among designers at the moment is for quite slim pants, but in the upper picture, there’s so much volume going on up top for the guy (his build, the hair, and esp. the DB jacket) that I really think the pants also need more volume to balance things out. … In general it’s difficult to pull off the slim pants if one’s build isn’t slight (– mind you it’s not as if this guy is out of shape or anything). Love the palette though, I’ve worn almost the exact same in summer (SB tan suit, light blue check shirt with navy tie).
I bet the mother of the lower gentleman is awfully proud for her son. He is so immaculate, including the suede shoes with no socks. (There are excellent deo sprays for feet and shoes, I bet he has several.)
Both great outfits; what is interesting is the contrast of characters. The guy on the top is like a lion, whereas the guy on the bottom is much more subdued in his demeanor (gimme that pocket square!). In both cases, I love the blue shirts (my favorite), and blue ties, which add richness and contrast to what would otherwise be a “Good Humor Man” look.