Friday, July 23, 2010

Wasn’t This What They Really Meant For Casual Friday?

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  1. Cindy K

    July 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Perfection! Love your blog.

    http://www.whtpaper.blogspot.com

  2. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    July 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm

  3. ISÈY DUREE

    July 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Yes

  4. Kyle

    July 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I love this look and I definitely agree that this is what casual friday should be about.

    I never understand why so many people take casual friday as an opportunity to dress like crap when it should be used to add some more personality to your work week wardrobe.

    younggentsguide.blogspot.com

  5. Vee

    July 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I think so! then people went overboard :( sad thing but this man has pulled it off elegantly!

  6. Matteus

    July 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Would work without the tie. Jeans and a tie just looks odd.

  7. Johnny the Mule

    July 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Very cool – even though I'd have a less formal look for the shirt and tie.

  8. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    He's flawless.

  9. Nikki

    July 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Absolutely!!!!

  10. Beverly Bohan

    July 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I love the jeans/blazer look.

  11. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Maybe less this with the faded jeans perhaps more the image of Francesco Clemente.
    *sP

  12. Mariel

    July 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    i used to have a coworker that wore FLIPFLOPS to the office…the kind you wear to the beach or around the house. i used to really bother me but she eventually found a different position elsewhere.

  13. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Perfection. i was going to ask for the counterpart look for a woman – but this concept works well for both sexes.

  14. Underemployed

    July 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I would very much like this gentleman to marry me.

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  15. courtney

    July 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I love black and navy together.

  16. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Looks semi-casual and just as uncomfortable as non-casual to me.

  17. Plastic Oclayo

    July 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm

  18. Anna

    July 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Where was this picture taken?

  19. john b

    July 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    This hearkens back to a previous post about uniforms. It seems as though so many have forgotten the importance of being well-turned-out. Casual Friday (and Monday to Thursday)is just another example. This I would like to overhear a conversation between this gentleman and the well-appointed Italian bartender of a previous post.

    john

  20. JimJims

    July 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Style + Class with an edge!

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  21. FASHION SNAG

    July 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Definitely! He dresses so well. I love the shoes and the top portion contrasting with the denim.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  22. Cruz

    July 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I disagree with the previous comment about a jean and tie combo not working. In fact, when I first saw this photo I didn't even notice the tie because it was so natural and fit so perfectly with the rest of the look. Maybe if the tie was of a more formal style, then yes, it would be awkward, but this scenario è perfetto!!

  23. Mike

    July 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I'd never wear jeans, a double breasted jacket and tie. Ain't got nothing to do with style.

  24. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    DB with jeans and black shoes ?
    Ooooh noooo, please!!

    M.

  25. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    spotless + brilliant

  26. Rosemary

    July 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Yes! Love the jeans! they are an absolute perfect fit on him too, the shoes are awesome. He looks great!

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  27. Faith

    July 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I wish more people dressed like that all the time.

    Preludes to a Dream

  28. IS THIS IT? models review

    July 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Best version of "Casual Friday" possible; even because most of the times it becomes "Freaky friday", and… well, better not! :)
    Casual, cool and elegant at the same time. Best combination possible.
    http://www.isthisitmodelsreview.com/

  29. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Amen! Perfect!

  30. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Gentlemen, please button your jackets unless you're seated! A man of his generation should know this. (A double-breasted jacket, as shown here, looks especially sloppy when unbuttoned.)

  31. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Flawless…except the shoes.

  32. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Looks rad but I don't dig those jeans too much.

  33. Adam

    July 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    have to disagree on this one he is a bit too Jeremy Clarkson for my liking

  34. Miguel Ignacio

    July 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Its just amazing how one cool jacket and a prewashed jeans can always give us a great and semiformal look without any effort.

    Visit http://www.miposteo.blogspot.com Ive really cool shots from my city.

  35. ...love Maegan

    July 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    absolutely!

  36. Tango K

    July 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Whew- saw the words casual friday, I started imagining the usual 'daisy dukes' and rubber flip flops.

    His hair is elegant, even they way he is perusing his phone. Wonderful!

  37. VicissitudiniLombarde

    July 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Awesome style!

  38. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    He looks great, but that tie + starched shirt collar (looks starched) do not look casual. Nice shiny shoes!

  39. Heather

    July 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    He is totally casual. Nothing wrong at all with that outfit.

  40. carole

    July 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    He is amazing!

  41. traviswals

    July 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I agree with the no tie comment, mostly because I myself feel awkward wearing a tie with jeans and love sporting the jeans/shirt/sport coat combo for casual Friday.

  42. Daniel

    July 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Love how his body position mirrors that of the tent poles. Great photo as always.

  43. Min

    July 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Love that he can rock that slim cut on those jeans – and check out the detailing on the fly. This gent knows he's still got it!

  44. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Why yes, I believe this is what they meant for casual friday. In my ideal world, at least. I like how the shirt and pocket square compliment his hair color (or vice-versa?). Personally, I'd have gone for a darker shade of jeans for (and maybe a wider leg too) but then this lighter shade also compliments the shirt and hair and helps make the outfit more "summery". I've said it before and I'll say it again, I like the tie-and-jeans look.

  45. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    not to bad. but the cigarette is ruinning everything

  46. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Quick question for you. What do you say about mixing navy blue with black? I've always been curious about this because some people say that it's a total no no to mix'em while others definitely don't care at all.

  47. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Absolutely!!!!!!

  48. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    No, denim is over-worn. There is nothing great about this look. This is a mix of this and that, which equals nothing.

  49. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Jeans have come to mean, "I can't think of what to wear, so I'll wear jeans, they look good with anything." The problem is, jeans don't look good with everything. Jeans began as work attire and should have remained there.

  50. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Sorry, this look doesn't work. The jeans are too tight, can't you see his belly coming over the top, hmm maybe that's why he's wearing the tie.

  51. Lisa

    July 23, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    We can only dream that men looked that way on Fridays..or any day!

  52. Cloud of Secrets

    July 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Am I the only one alarmed by seeing so many Sartorialist gents in tapered/skinny-ankled pants and jeans? I shudder, especially when I see it with no socks and loafers. Is this look coming back en masse? So uncomfortably 1980s for me — I'm old enough that todays 80's rewinds just aren't appealing.

    It's not just an 80s aversion, either. It's a proportion problem — men and women look like top-heavy ice cream cones unless they're careful about their shirt and coat selection.

    I'm thinking about tight breeches and narrow calves and ankles in costume history. Men would pair that kind of leg line with longer skirted coats, or with very lean coats, short or long. These made for a balanced look.

    http://cloudofsecrets.blogspot.com

  53. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Yes, this works – very cool look – but totally reliant on the fact that he's "mature", and has a distinguished and vaguely dangerous air about him (i.e. he's old, looks like he has some money, but could still kick most peoples ass in a bar fight). Same clothes on a middle aged dad, or for that matter a faux-hawked "hipster" wouldn't have the same effect IMO.

  54. Robby Cress

    July 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I love this look! Great fit, great color – just so put together yet still comfortable. This my kind of style. Nice.

  55. Angela

    July 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    This is EXACTLY what "casual Friday" is meant to be. However, we so seldom see it done well. Thanks for the wonderful selections, as always.

    Angela
    http://www.fiftieschic@blogspot.com

  56. Rose

    July 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    yes casual fridays should always look like this. and the world becomes a better place :)

    onlyarose.blogspot.com

  57. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Looks perfect to me – what a stylish man!!! Don't understand the criticism from some of the viewers – pleeease, take another look!!!

  58. The Photodiarist

    July 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    All I can say is that he's got a "Valentino" tan.

  59. Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Exactly!

  60. Liza Ramli

    July 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    There's something about the (right) jeans, white shirt/t-shirt and loafers combo on men that just makes me go slightly weak in the knees…what more topped with a jacket and pocket square…this guy has got it all looking simply mmmm mm.

  61. ringtales

    July 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    i LOVE this. i would have loved to watch this man get dressed that morning. Yum.

  62. Elizabeth

    July 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Yep, my thoughts exactly. I think this is what they meant, but the message got lost on its way…
    Elizabeth, NZ.

  63. Lee Oliveira

    July 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Yes, this is it. Casual Friday doesn't mean a tracksuit.

  64. Anonymous

    July 24, 2010 at 12:07 am

    The Silver Fox at Pitti Uomo!

  65. The Original Swedish Blonde!

    July 24, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Gorgeous looking gentleman ;)

  66. thwany

    July 24, 2010 at 3:52 am

    those jeans fit like a glove

  67. MELISSA Z.

    July 24, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Love that blazer with jeans! Chic man!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  68. Christine Scott

    July 24, 2010 at 6:47 am

    No. Denim? Really? He is too suave. Maybe he just had a bad wardrobe day. Casual Friday could have been better served with an open button or two and not-so-groomed hair.

  69. Román Iglesias

    July 24, 2010 at 7:12 am

  70. THE NYANZI REPORT

    July 24, 2010 at 7:13 am

    You got that right.

  71. Brummagem Joe

    July 24, 2010 at 8:36 am

    He looks great of course. I'm about the same age and often wear exactly this combo so I would say that wouldn't I. There's one challenge. Keeping the line of those jeans is not easy when you don't have the waist of a 20 year old any longer! Any criticism I'll put down to a propensity amongst some to find fault with anything and everything.

  72. Anonymous

    July 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I know what you mean. All that sloppy clothing on casual Fridays, where you feel like you're in a shopping mall with the kids.

  73. Anonymous

    July 24, 2010 at 11:54 am

    He put the "business" back into "business casual"

  74. La Petite Anglaise

    July 24, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I think I have fallen a little in love with him. All british men need to take a lesson in 'casual friday' dressing from this man. Yesterday I actually saw a man on his way to work wearing a football shirt, that is casual fridays taken far too far. This chic silver fox has the look nailed perfectly. X

  75. Patricia

    July 24, 2010 at 12:08 pm

  76. The Fashionalists

    July 24, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Really love your blog.

    my reference.. and for me your probably the best photograph in the world.
    Thank you Scott for this part of your work.

  77. BobKentNoVa

    July 24, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I like this mix of semi-formal and extreme-casual. It has an edge. If there weren't people who disliked it, the "Anonymous" poster(s) above, it wouldn't be edgy.

  78. Laurent

    July 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Fridays, in NY finance and law firms,pre 1990s usually meant a worsted suit, or blazer and wool (not khaki)trousers("uniform")Because you were dressed to leave for the country weekend. Khakis came in and then polo shirts with blazers, never jeans! The ONLY pants worn in Miami in clubs and restaurants are jeans.Noone wears jackets. Men in dark suits are either going to court or are in on business and look out-of-place. Without the tie, this would work!

  79. ~chetna~

    July 25, 2010 at 1:16 am

    yes, this is exactly what they meant ..

  80. Hiroaki Nagahata

    July 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I love this jeans!

  81. kelli

    July 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I love his look and wish more men I know would adopt this look!

  82. CK Dexter Haven

    July 25, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I dunno. Top half looks swell. But, if you're gonna go ahead and cinch up a tie, you might as well wear the whole suit.

    Agreed, though — "casual fridays" shouldn't mean "hobo." Everything is far too casual these days. Effen flipflops are killing me. How are so many people watching Mad Men and then turning around and looking like schlubs?

  83. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Agrre with the previous comment about flip flops, they are the worst possible footwear, especially on men, so ugly……..

  84. Laurent

    July 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

    In Miami (anywhere Florida actually) Men are wearing F.Flops into restaurants, clubs, shopping, business meetings!!!!! The beach, the pool, THAT's IT!!!!!Especially if your feet aren't groomed. Try boat shoes(sebagos, topsiders), canvas or suede slip ons, cool, casual, cheap at shoe outlets. Please.

  85. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Scott,
    Spot on!
    Caz Friday should be no less than this!
    Allen
    Monteal

  86. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    His jeans shave years off his look…great look!

  87. Sara Lua

    July 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I love him! Wish to see more of this gentleman in my daily life.

    (ie, go away, hipsters!)

  88. evalyn

    July 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Yes, casual Friday done right!

  89. Megan

    July 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    This is definitely what I wish everyone wore for casual Fridays. I mean even the shoes are perfect. Why anyone wears tennis shoes except except for tennis is beyond me.

  90. SartorialStudent

    July 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I should think so!

  91. Marisa

    July 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Though it pains me to detract from a mature, stylish gentleman, I can never get behind jeans and a sportcoat on a man. It is incongruous. Like "Business up front, party in the back," it does not comine into a style for me. If you want to wear jeans on a casual day, they need a different jacket. Tie is fine.

  92. Anonymous

    July 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Scott-Yes and No (to Casual Fridays)

    NO-Let's hope they had better jeans in mind.

    YES-The rest is great.

  93. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 7:40 am

    No, because those jeans are absolute tat.

  94. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

    awesome but casual

  95. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I'm sorry but I have to disagree with the chorus of approval about the outfit. In comparison with so many of the people you show here who show great imagination in what they wear, this shows none. By that, I mean it's just a formal suit, cutaway collar shirt and tie combination, with a pair of old, ill-fitting Wranglers. Sorry, but this smacks of lazy thinking.

  96. Eilish

    July 29, 2010 at 5:20 am

    super super dooper man he is. so cute :)

    http://faialofa.blogspot.com

  97. Kathleen

    July 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

    As far as I'm concerned, the answer to your question is "Yes". As always, this gentleman is the ultimate picture of cool. I love the fact that his jeans are so well worn they are actually fraying at the hem. And then the perfectly polished "like a mirror" shoes and the cashmere blaze? He is perfection!

  98. Anonymous

    July 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Very Italian. I love the cutaway collar & the overall effect!

  99. Greg

    July 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I regularly employed a similar look when I was at college, though my clothes admittedly were usually in some state of disrepair. To me it's close but no cigar. My favorite part is that he seems to have matched the pocket square to the jeans. Also I like the color palette. But his jacket is way too bulky for his jeans. I would have preferred a slimmer fitting single breasted blazer for this kind of look. And even though the more tapered jeans may be kind of fashionable these days, I think they're an unfortunate choice for this outfit. It further emphasizes the bulkiness of his top half, and ends up giving him that sort of ice cream cone shape which was an epidemic back in the 1980's, the last time (to my memory) tapered jeans were this popular. I would totally be cool with a slim straight leg if he is slim enough to pull it off, but it's kind of hard to tell what he's hiding beneath that enormous blazer. =)

  100. Anonymous

    July 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Bravo

    This is casual refined …

    So tired of seeing people in NYC wearing flip-flops with dirty feet — what I would expect at Coney Island beaches

  101. kramer

    July 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Hurrah! Perfecto! The moustache mirrors the frayed hem of his jeans. I like the hand in the blazer pocket – he seems to be reaching for a mint or a cookie. Just the perfect snack for this outfit.

  102. CDC

    July 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    No. The jeans are inappropriate for an office. However, the style is spot on for the intent of casual Friday. Perhaps a modern update that conforms to a semblance of tradition?

  103. Ana Patricia

    July 31, 2010 at 4:14 am

    love this look1

  104. Anonymous

    August 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    In the olden days in the Fortune 100, Friday's casual was a blazer or a tweed sport jacket with flannels. Mon – Thurs was a suit!

  105. Nicola

    August 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I would marry this man, by Sunday morning.

  106. sweetgirl

    August 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    this is amazing i love your blog it is so great
    these pictures are quite amazing
    the fashion is always changing
    i love it :)

    i just started a blog on fashion etc this is great

  107. Vale Cervarich

    August 11, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Something is wrong with the jeans. They are too worn, a little too short, a little too tapered. the fraying at the bottom? Better jeans would work for me, but these particular jeans fail. On a blog so attuned to fashion detail, this one should be obvious.

  108. nena

    August 12, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Hmm, I'm seeing pilot up top, regular dude on the bottom. I actually don't like this ensemble.

  109. Anonymous

    September 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    The blazer with jeans is 1990s as far as I'm concerned.

  110. Sunny Side-Up

    February 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    lol hahaha I like it!

    I wouldn't want my boyfriend to dress like this, however, this man wears it well. He gives off this nonchalant vibe.

    God bless!

  111. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    He's || <—– oh sooooooo close to successfully pulling this off. Kinda'~sorta' looks like a younger Omar Shariff. If he'd lose the tie, unbutton one or two buttons on the shirt, and had on a single breasted jacket, he'd have nailed it.

  112. Cece

    June 11, 2012 at 1:54 am

    This Man is a gentleman and is always properly dressed. He must have been a humdinger in his younger days!! Love him.

  113. dcinDC

    July 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    No, this doesn’t work. Pants are too worn and the top half is way too dressy. A more casual shirt with no tie might justify the jeans. As it is, it’s too schizophrenic. Thanks.

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