Thursday, October 18, 2007

This Was The Type Of Gentleman I Was Hoping To See When I Visited London


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  1. Laguna Beach Trad

    October 18, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Great photo, Scott! I like the colour of this young gentleman’s double-cuffed shirt and tie. Englishmen are usually very creative with their shirts and ties; not so with their suits, which retain sober patterns and colours.

    But as far as “English gentlemen” go, this chap is a fairly mundane specimen who exhibits a classic City style. I’m sure you’ll find more typically English gents out there. I’m referring to the Englishmen decked out in tweed, tattersall, knit tie, v-neck jumper, quilted jacket, Barbour jacket, cord trousers, brown brogues, etc.

  2. Butch

    October 18, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Yes, he does typify a certain Brit look. Let’s not quibble with the details–tie length and knot, etc.–or have I just?

  3. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 10:42 am

    tie is too long. tie knot too big. derbies with a city suit. not exactly my idea of a gentleman.

  4. cigalechanta

    October 18, 2007 at 10:43 am

    A little too much cuff showing.

  5. John

    October 18, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Everything is just right except for the tie length.

  6. jkh

    October 18, 2007 at 10:55 am

    the chap looks all french. suit, TIE, GGGLASSSES – and the whole combi and appearance: FRENCH
    F R E N CH

  7. jkh

    October 18, 2007 at 10:57 am

    and the shoes, and the RAINCOAT over his arm…..

    F R E N C H

  8. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    great pic Sart

    always like how the Brits have the smallish spread collars and the massive ties

  9. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Where in London did you go? You see people dressed like this just about everywhere in places like Notting Hill, Hampstead, the West End, the City …..

  10. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Marvellous, the shirt and tie make it, and the fact that he is showing that much cuff without looking silly. I envy that.


  11. Jonathan

    October 18, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    He looks fine, but hang around in the City and anywhere lawyers hang out (Holborn) and you’ll see other, possibly more classic, examples.


  12. Dulcie

    October 18, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    Sart you should see my father! We live in London and he would be great for your blog, he borders on eccentric but always gets his basics right. Seriously, as a graphic designer himself, he has such a brilliant understanding of aesthetics.
    PLUS he is quite the little man aswell, at about 5 4″.
    Come back to London soon and I’ll make sure he is somehwere you’ll be and looking sartorialist worthy.

  13. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Looks more italian influenced than Brit to me.

  14. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    OH LET’S DO!!

    Knot: perfection

    collar spread: inspired

    pant length: precise

    overall look: sartorial bullseye

  15. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    sart, have you given any thought to disabling the comment function?

  16. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    That is a humongous fucking tie!

  17. Anonymous

    October 18, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Is this the purple and pink guy from a few posts ago? (or maybe all bald men with glasses look the same to me – that is worrying)If it’s him, then I love it – a complete change of style, looking great both times.

  18. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 4:29 am

    goog look except the tie length and hid raincoat

  19. tintin

    October 19, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    You would think this is what you would see but:
    Most Brits don’t cuff trousers on “City” suits.

    The shirt/tie combination would be louder. Much louder.

    The shoes…Are those Westons?

    You want City of London Gents? Go to the Lamb Pub in Leadenhall Market just off Lime St. Grab a pint and wait for Lloyd’s of London to let out around 4:30PM. You’ll be in target rich environment.

  20. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    his shirt looks enormously too long. it drives me nuts when mine ride out half that far.

  21. Eva

    October 20, 2007 at 1:40 am

    I love the english gentleman! Does he still excist?

  22. Vinny

    October 21, 2007 at 11:39 am

    What type of gentleman is that? A staple straight out of a Guy Ritchie movie?

    Pulls off all the blue nicely, however.

  23. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 2:24 am

    hmmm. reminds me of my father. the way he is standing, with the phone, the business look.
    though im sure sure my dad would have something to say about that tie!

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