put a razor cutting bowler on his head… hey wait! That old 007 flick “Goldfinger”, right? Short ties, working buttonholes, tight armholes…c’mon let’s move on already. Let’s see some personality, not the new Au Bar generation.
gentlemen, if we want to respect the canons of men’s elegance, then at least 1. the tie must end at the belt; 2. the pant waist must be at the height of the middle button on a 3B coat; 3. off the rack this man made a mistake; m-t-m his tailor made an even worse one. If you’re Thom Browne all this doesn’t apply.
i am italian and i believe i know what the sartorialist meant with this picture. for us navy blue blazer grey or brown pants blue shirt brown shoes and tie or not tie means a less formal way of getting dress. the point is that for italians casual froday does not mean white snikers jeans and polo shirt. we do not go dressed like that at the office on friday. we still like to have our blazer our blue shirt and our brown hand made loafers. in order to appreciate this look you do not need be italian. this guys looks pretty sharp to me and it looks like he knows how to put stuff toghether. if he showed up in my town in italy dressed like this i would be impressed and happy to see that our style is traveling abroad. fyi you guys are getting to much serious about the lenght of the ties yes the buckle rule exists but in italy we like to play with …rules because since everybody admire the way we dress we like to interpret the rules our way so sometime we like to wear our ties short sometimes long but believe me when we do that we are perfectly aware of the rules. sometime you need to break the rules in order to be your unique self (see gianni agnelli look, so many tmes against the rules but still extrimely stylish)
He can’t really work at DV with that tie! It reads maroon on my monitor, and is tragically boring regardless of the color. The tip should come to the middle of the belt – American men tend to wear ties on the short side.