Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Why I Love This Look – YSL

The gloves,
The scarf,
The shoes,
The pocket square,
The accessories take an unremarkable suit to a whole new level.

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  1. yves saint laurent chicago

    July 18, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Excellent!

  2. Anonymous

    December 24, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Love it. Seems doable at any price too!

  3. jérôme

    March 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    It is like your post to the mr.ripley-film: the good old 50`s.

  4. vanessa smutty

    December 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    where can i find a man like this! haha:D

  5. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Not to mention the perfect physique …oh la lahh

  6. Lenny

    May 25, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Wow perfect to the T

  7. Bogdan Andrei

    January 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Great look from top to bottom!

  8. Equus Vestiti

    October 25, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Mr. Schuman,

    Is there a constant signature silhouette to YSL suits? If so, what are its characteristics?

    My initial reaction to this photo is admiration for the cut of the jacket; it is elegant and compliments his lanky build. I see five specific characteristics: 1. padded shoulders extending beyond the natural points of his shoulders; 2.ever-so-slightly roped shoulders; 3.suppression of the waist (greater visual appeal than that of a BB sack suit); 4.a longer opening between the lapels (“the rise?”); 5. the jacket bottom covers the crotch and the bottom curvature of the buttocks (unlike the short, off-the-rack fashion of 2012/13 which leaves the wearer looking like the teenager who has outgrown his junior-high graduation suit). Are these the YSL hallmarks?

    One further question on the shoulders in this photo: are they of the style of Rome in the late 1950s, or are they approaching 1980s excess?

    I enjoy your website.

    PS Could you start showing more clothing from movies of the 1930s through the early 1960s movies (BEFORE the hippy/counter-culture disaster)? We could learn something sartorial from Sinatra, Martin, Peck, et al. Maybe Netflix would be a good source? BTW, you should have a look at the current Starz TV series “Magic City,” which is set in Miami Beach circa 1959: the clothing is great!

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