This picture takes me one step closer to quashing my belief that Americans in Paris typically have aweful style. Everything in this pic is so great; the scarf, the gloves, the jacket, the trousers, the corsage, the ‘kerchief, the chains, the beard, the hat…
What an amazing photograph. It looks like this man has steped out of a time warp. He does look very dapper indeed, down to the red carnation on his lapel. He looks as though he should be found on a boat as a sea captian.
This is what I love best about Sartorialist, capturing people who are truly unique and creative. Okay, so he looks like he’s wearing a costume. But he’s having a good time, and he’s more interesting than all the ForEverInBlueJeans crowd. He can always suit up or wear the jeans when the occasion requires it.
OMG, the leather workman gloves, whoever would have thought somebody could make them look stylish? utterly eccentric but not costume set so. i can easily imagine him walking along collins street in melbourne and nobody batting an eyelid. fabulous…
I had to actually look at this man more than once to take it all in, as I was put off by how much is going on. The red pants are what throw me off, first. They are too loud for me, I would rather see a medium/dark grey trouser with a subtle red pinstripe in them than those. The jacket is very sharp, but I would ditch either the pocket square or the carnation. The hat and shoes are perfect, as is the scarf and neckerchief. I would ditch the belt with a waistcoat, though. It looks like he got those gloves from that Milanese man smoking a cigar a couple weeks back.
All in all, too busy for me. My favorite part of this outfit? Definitely the glasses.
Too much. A man can express his personality without turning into a cartoon. This guy has just gone overboard. Are those the same style gloves as are being worn by Via Montenapoleone, Milano (Feb 19 photo)?
Well I love everything except the hat. Maybe it makes him top heavy or it’s too…country bumpkin for all the silk and color and chains of the rest of the outfit. I know the hat is clearly deliberate and to judge the look without the hat is to…not judge the look. But I can’t help taking the hat off in my mental processes. Very cartoony, I’m not sure I’m on board.
Most people don’t have the elan to pull this off, but he does. It’s a little crazy, to be sure, but he inhabits the look with just the right amount of confidence (his gloves look suspiciously like my work gloves, although his are much cleaner). I like seeing the up-to-the-minute fashionistas that you photograph, but I think, even more, I really, really enjoy seeing your photos of people who have their own, deeply individual style.
The really fabulous bit is how the boutonneire matches the pants. The rattan cane and the scarf (how I wish I could see a close-up of the pattern!) evoke a certain worldliness. I agree with an earlier poster though on the “ol’ prospector hat”. Surely a more dignified chapeau, perhaps a trilby (nay–too urban–yet lacking the fully *urbane*) or dare I suggest, okay I dare–a bowler! would have tied it all in a bit better. In a shade complimentary to the jacket, but with a feather the hue of the pants and flower. Then, I’d say we have one startlingly put-together old gent.
so great to see someone having fun expressing their uniqueness sartorially…to bad people dismiss this as attention-getting. So what if it were. Getting dressed can be quite legitimately performance art, like Anna Piaggi. Dressing is not just about conformist notions of taste and propriety. Some people have a bit more to say than that.
Sart has managed to find several of these gentlemen throughout the blog; they truly are using clothing and their sense fo style to get through or, perhaps, simply enjoy life. What’s wrong with that? I wouldn’t attempt to decontruct his “statement” any more than I would try to re-configure the costume in a broadway musical (less fur in CATS; more feathers in another). If anything, gentlemen like this give 18 year olds the courage to…maybe wear a scarf..or skip the jeans once in a while..bravo.
Incredible! The way the color accents jump around the “composition” of the ensemble. The way the hat picks up the mustache! He is a bold genius of closet artistry, and my new hero. Can I buy a print of this?
OK Sart, you got me. My first purchase decision drawn from the blog was a pair of the yellow gloves ($17.50 marked down from $35) Same make I believe in deerskin with “Thinsulate Insulation” by 3M. I guess Thinsulate has been around long enough so that any weird environmental or health issues would have surfaced by now. I premiered the gloves last night teamed up with a new navy Chestefield topcoat. I even held one just like the pic. Socko; a perfect example of the old design addage that what makes something really great is often what is not quite right about it.