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June 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm
Carlos has a very romantic look, similar to the men in the French Impressionistic period. I, too, love that crumpled linen look, but, as you said Scott, it works because he's wearing a proportionately correct fit clothing. His whole appearance makes him deliciously handsome!
June 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm
June 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm
this proves to me that layering can be done effectively for any season. :) I love how the jacket contrasts with the neatness of his dress shirt
June 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm
I love the linen suits! The picture is amazin!!Xxx from Spain!! :D
i LOVE his beard :)
June 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm
It´s absolutely fascinating.
His eyes has got something mysterious… vintage ??
June 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Sigh… A great pre-summer post! The book does really capture that certain feel, that breeze… and it goes great with Carlos' look. Sigh…
BTW, love his haircut and beard!
so chic ;)
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June 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm
Love the gold belt buckle!
June 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm
Beautiful jacket! I love the rumpled effect…makes for a wayyyy more intriguing story than something pressed and tailored…so much character seen through this look! Great shot!
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June 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Let's comment on that belt!
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June 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Very nice, I love vintage books . Http://www.copperetiquette.com SHOP DRESSES
June 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm
I don't love it. While I am not a fan of the European, tight, overly-tailored look, this looks sloppy to me.
"Golden Age of Travel"—Reminds me of a New York radio host who recently compared airline travel in the 1960's (when men wore suits and ties, the stewardesses looked like models, and you were served a real meal), to today, when you consider yourself lucky if your seat mates have bothered to shower and/or wear shoes, and you can get your 'flight attendant' to throw you a bag containing 6 peanuts.
Mediocre: It's the new spectacular.
June 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm
I'm not so fond of this particular linen suite, though I like the guy. He looks cool. And the book is pretty nice too.
June 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm
I like this look too!
June 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm
I love the way he looks! a kind of stylish urban shipwrecked
el viajero impresionista
June 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Very interesting man. Not the average Spaniard, neither the common look there.
My wardrobe is full of linen clothes for the spanish summer. Greetings.
Not a fan of tight fits, this is much more elegant.
June 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm
Like the linen suit!
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June 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm
love his look..though the jacket is a little too crumpled for my liking..almost sack like..xx meenal
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June 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm
such a cool and unique look…
June 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm
mon sac by me
June 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm
An unique élégance !
June 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Handsome mansome! Plus I love linen!
Marcel Da Chump
June 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm
The disarrayed pocket square and tie match the unconstructed linen blazer perfectly.
June 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm
June 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm
he's not the same guy of firenze(italy)???? This kind of men is very common to see in Madrid when you are walking on the streets like Serrano or Ortega y gasset… Magnifico,Bravo!!
June 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm
his eyes, smile and the whole look – delicious!!!!!!!!!
June 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm
June 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm
This is the first good photo you've taken in months.
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June 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm
He's really handsome…
June 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm
June 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm
Linen is by its very nature crumpled in a delightful way. It is almost useless to iron it as it is also very stubborn. I like the look. Makes me want to pull out my linen wardrobe and pretend it's summer.
June 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm
The linen jacket and the mix of colors is incredible, I love this look!
June 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm
He looks a little rumpled and unkept (see the tie)…not lovin it!
June 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm
I just came back after 6 weeks in madrid. Never saw a guy with such a wrinkled jacket, especially not in Serrano where "los Pijos" to show their style wear Belstaff every thing. In San Sebastain I saw flowing linen not tight linen, in Granada and Sevilla lots of cotton.
Sorry but I fail to see the elegance of this look. If he were my son I would send him back to change :)
June 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm
I love how that crumpled jacket makes the look less tight and smart and a little more casual. Nice detail with the hankerchief hanging out his pocket. C x
June 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm
This is a real man…confidence is the best accessory…
June 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm
oh, I'm in love with this look….also surprizing, is the contrast between Carlos age and his crumpled suit – you expect an old man it it. Maravilloso!
June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm
Very handsome and effortlessly stylish man!
June 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm
This look is full of charm!!))xoxo
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June 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm
June 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm
what a gorgeous photograph. he looks so sharp!
June 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm
I also really love this mans rugged look! It's careless BUT careful at the same time. He is very tailored and clean BUT the jacket throws the whole look off in a very good and appealing way. Check out my trendy blog! http://thetrendydwarf.blogspot.com/
June 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm
Ciao Scott…mi trovo a Madrid….Notami, voglio finire sul tuo blog!
June 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm
Awsome! As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been getting a lot more inspiration from the guys than from the girls on this blog. My rumpled linen blazer is a major staple in my wardrobe, and this guy just reassured me it looks great! In fact, I prefer this approach than the 100% tailored, super form-fitting one seen on the Italian guys (which is gorgeous and very tasteful, but I prefer this one). Glad to see some pictures from Spaniards here as they are a very stylish bunch!
June 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm
What a handsome man! I love when men take great pride in how they look. It is a wonderful thing to see.
June 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm
wonderful post! i think mr.castillo's look also works so well with him because of the way his hair and face is all scruffy and rugged-like… as well as the messy tie and his pocket square with a mind of its own…actually i think you caught this guy after he slept over some ladies' house… i think you caught him on his walk of shame… but that walk was his runway because he looks fabulous… call me mr.c… ;)
June 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm
That's the second picture in these days that shows mens with their hands into suit jacket front pockets. What's that? I have thought it were so inelegant…or at least it would damage the jackets….
June 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm
The coat makes the look because of the shaggy beard and hair. I love a person who knows themselves perfectly.
June 8, 2011 at 12:10 am
Pretty women love beards or so I noticed.
June 8, 2011 at 12:13 am
Fire! i want that coat i already got that beard!
June 8, 2011 at 12:41 am
Love the look and the book reference. Good call.
June 8, 2011 at 1:41 am
A few days ago, a commenter asked if Le Corbusier Glasses Guy's wrinkled linen was "ok" or "acceptable" (I'm paraphrasing). This man would neither ask not care what anyone thought of his jacket. And thank goodness–the rumpled coat is fabulous (just wish it were unbuttoned so it could really drape), as are the slightly shaggy hair and beard. All in all, so very much nicer than the over-groomed, uptight, self-conscious and fussy looks so often adopted by those aspiring to be stylish.
June 8, 2011 at 2:14 am
you took a march pic of him too, right? he looked dashing and untamed in that one as well. i think his attire captures the reality of the summer season, which isn't friendly toward constrictive clothing and naturally pushes all those – except ones locked in air conditioned denial – into a search for comfort and breathability. he succeeds with a classy color palette.
June 8, 2011 at 2:50 am
Beautiful picsbesines from Spainhttp://elarmariodepispi.blogspot.com/
June 8, 2011 at 3:27 am
It tends to be obvious to say linen is crumpled, but the beauty really comes from the silken glow which gives depth to the granularity of the fabric.
June 8, 2011 at 3:37 am
it´s look so effortlessly chic.
June 8, 2011 at 3:38 am
it look so effortlessly chic.
June 8, 2011 at 3:52 am
June 8, 2011 at 3:55 am
I'm with you, Scott: I love this look. Any leads on the brand of the jacket? I'd wear it to death all summer if I could find one just like it.
June 8, 2011 at 4:30 am
Yep…..looks pretty good!
June 8, 2011 at 4:39 am
Fantastic picture, you managed to shw the essence of Spanish elegance! I love Madrid!
June 8, 2011 at 4:49 am
June 8, 2011 at 4:52 am
Oh dear! I don't like the way the jacket is pulling on the button, especially with his hands in pockets…Otherwise I love crumpled linen in the summer and he definitely wears it well..Sx
June 8, 2011 at 5:06 am
My linen suit is coming out tomorrow. I have just decided.
June 8, 2011 at 5:07 am
Of course it helps that, as with all your subjects, he is INCREDIBLY easy on the eye. He looks painterly. I like what I can see of the belt – a gilded touch to contrast with the earthiness of his jacket and hair.
June 8, 2011 at 5:33 am
His look is timelessThats beautiful
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June 8, 2011 at 6:09 am
Casual, fresh and elegant at the same time, great…
June 8, 2011 at 6:18 am
Like the crumpled look on Carlos but the beard is a no-no for me, I'm afraid…
LOVE the vintage poster!
June 8, 2011 at 6:22 am
everything is perception for me the shirt and tie gives the apperance the jacket was washed dryed and came out wrinkled
June 8, 2011 at 6:45 am
i like what he's done with that jacket. It would be difficult to make thhat jacket look as sophisticated as he has done it. brilliant!
June 8, 2011 at 6:49 am
looks like Steve Zahn
June 8, 2011 at 7:22 am
veramente un bel look
June 8, 2011 at 7:44 am
I do love the look of the striped shirt with a plain black tie, was looking for some ideas on how to pair ties with shirts and suits. As for the linen suit itself, the rumpled look is a nice contrast to the pristine shirt and does complement the loose tie, rugged beard and gives him a relaxed but stylish look overall. It just goes with his look :)
June 8, 2011 at 8:02 am
You're right – there's something very appealing about this guy despite his rumpled attire. Who knew that "slept in" could look so good?
June 8, 2011 at 8:32 am
You can say that, FINALLY, a new kind of 'pijo' has emerged in Spain, and you can see this phenomena specially established in Madrid.
I say FINALLY because after many, many years of 'classic pijos' or 'pijos 1.0', we are whitnessing are 'pijos 2.0. Thanks globalization!
Thanks for document this for a wider audience.
June 8, 2011 at 9:11 am
Yes, rumpled he is.
June 8, 2011 at 9:19 am
He's a good-looking man, but I can't get behind the linen jacket. It just looks rumpled and creased. I tried this look for years and just always felt that I looked unkempt. I really like the idea of summer linen, but I never think it looks good on anyone unless you sit still and don't move.
June 8, 2011 at 9:48 am
All of us love Carlossssssss
June 8, 2011 at 10:45 am
His tie askew, open shirt collar and carelessly stuffed-in pocket square just add to his sloppy look.
June 8, 2011 at 11:42 am
Love the poster colors!!
June 8, 2011 at 11:58 am
My first comment to your blog. I admire your eye and your pictures and observations are a welcome addition to my day.
I can't get behind this look for summer. Carlos has a wonderful face. The jacket is totally out of synch. It just doesn't work.
Summer… seersucker, madras cotton, linen blends all work for me.
June 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm
Very nice belt!!!what a fashion guy!!
That's Not My Age
June 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm
I love his look too. It feels very natural, like he isn't trying too hard.
June 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm
Pure spanish style…
Hunters and Gatherers
June 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm
I'd love to see this look head to toe.
June 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm
I love how it looks like it's not just wrinkled but it simply hasn't been ironed after it was last washed. Let it go, if you are going to wear linen you must embrace the wrinkles just like Carlos has done! great job.
Also a big fan of Khaki suits like this- http://9tailors.blogspot.com/2011/04/get-this-khaki-suit.html
June 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm
I agree. Winner of the Steve Zahn look alike contest.
June 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm
Often wish I could jump into a book world too. Thanks for bringing us the world through your eyes!
June 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm
I saw this and immediately threw my J.Crew linen suit into the washer and hung it to dry! Seriously…like 5 minutes later! Thanks for giving my old suit a new life and saving me a few bucks for dry cleaning!
June 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm
June 9, 2011 at 4:21 am
très chic ! mais qui est Carlos Castillo ? pas un joueur de football en tout cas ….
June 9, 2011 at 6:48 am
Great look!! I love his LOVAT & GREEN´s belt… Thanks Carlos for your image…
June 9, 2011 at 7:44 am
Pure spanish "stale" posh look, very common and boring (here in Spain, of course).
June 9, 2011 at 7:55 am
Whenever people talk about living in a past era, I always remind them that they didn't have air conditioning back then! I'm happy to live in the now.
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June 9, 2011 at 8:31 am
I love linen suits!
June 9, 2011 at 11:51 am
Who is Carlos Castillo…??? Somebody made this question… Carlos Castillo is the founder, owner and "soul" of the MAN´s brand!! He has 2 of the most special and unique men shops in Spain (Madrid & Bilbao). Many people would recommend visit these spaces. Thanks for his spirit & creativity!!! XXXXXXOOOOOOOhttp://www.man1924.com
June 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm
This photo inspired me to pull out a similar linen jacket out of my goodwill give away bag. After a few months folded up in the bag it came out pefectly wrinkled, bingo. I'm wearing it today.
June 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm
I like his tie and the way his collar is situated most of all. :)
June 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm
If only my man would dress like this!
Meanwhile, MY rumpled linen jackets are being enjoyed – I've given up ironing for the Summer months ahead.
June 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm
great looking guy, but the jacket gives off a bathrobe vibe. not appealing.
June 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm
pretty special, great..
June 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm
Don't like the way the facing rolls froward and the hem is lumpy. Rumpled linen looks better if it looks pressed, THEN rumpled from gentle wear. This looks like an old housecoat. Not quite the same effect.
June 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm
Can't care less if the jacket is wrinkled or not. He's got style…end of discussion! J'adore your blog Mr.Schumann!
June 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm
Carlos gives off the vibe of a philosophy professor: handsome, sexy and smart. I dig it.
June 10, 2011 at 9:56 am
i think more important than the fit of the jacket is the casual, somewhat rumpled devil may care look of the jacket against the crisp, clean pressed shirt
June 10, 2011 at 10:26 am
Certain people could pull off this stylishly crumpled attire, or the quietly aristocratic or casually elegant, or even the ostentatiously glamourous look, all due to an inner light that has nothing to do with the outer appearance, other than being its organic result. Think of those famed Water Crystals – the tiniest idea or reflection of a thing, once fully formed or realized, shows to the world nothing but its true self! Carlos, you are welcomed to San Francisco anytime, my friend~
June 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm
I am right there with you. There is something about vintage Travel Posters that make you want to jump in and be apart of them, like they do on Mary Poppins! You're awesome, twice!
El coolhunter accidental
June 11, 2011 at 4:55 am
He wears a perfect outfit….Love it
June 11, 2011 at 11:35 am
Understated, classic and somehow really sexy.
June 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Perfect example of how to layer and mix textures!
June 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm
He owns that style. very handsome.
June 16, 2011 at 3:28 am
now THAT's a plainly perfect look. flawless: elegant, a little ruffled, relaxed, present.
June 18, 2011 at 11:29 am
The light in Madrid…just amazing!
June 19, 2011 at 1:08 am
This is serious style. I love it.
June 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm
so very giorgio armani!
June 20, 2011 at 2:58 am
All great Fashion blog here!! i really like the site!! i am gonna to follow it!!!
Worn and Torn
June 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm
OMG. Both he and that jacket are the stuff dreams are made of.
xoxo Honey n Boom
August 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm
I really like his style and I love the vintage photo too.
November 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm
Hey there! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!
November 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!
December 1, 2011 at 9:26 am
¿Dónde te escondes? A mí me puedes encontrar en Sevilla!!!!!!!!!
December 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm
A mi tambien, estoy con Terete…… en Sevilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 23, 2012 at 10:34 am
i like the de- structured jacket
October 30, 2012 at 6:09 am
Unstructured linen suits and linen jackets ……absolutely love ‘em….and I’m in love with ‘AllSaints’ in London, UK in summer for this very reason.
December 5, 2012 at 9:48 am
Current day Aragorn.
December 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm
The best example to show how comfy LINEN is to wear ! Go linen, go !
February 24, 2013 at 10:22 am
If there’s anyone that exemplifies the vision I have for my future style, it’s this gentleman, Carlos Castillo. Simple pieces, timeless style.
http://www.genteelflair.com (Grow forward.)
May 13, 2013 at 3:38 am
So true about linen suits, and what’s perhaps even more devastating is that there’s been so little support to help the community rebuild
June 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm
My wife won’t let me go to the office wearing my jacket like that.
August 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm
G u a p o! Yo no veo nada asi ni en madrid ni por aqui…para alegrarte el dia! Meencanta la barba y q parece que no se preocupa mucho de su apariencia…dije parece….
November 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm
Very European but something careless and informal. See one it lines Caribbean in http://Thecubanhouses.com
June 23, 2015 at 9:38 am
I like the state of the jacket…..