Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Shopping, continued.

For the first time since high school, I’m considering doing the fully buttoned shirt.¬† I’ve seen guys doing it for a little while now but it’s usually with a plaid shirt, and it’s in the summer, and it looks too woodsy and hot……or it’s a dress shirt with a hard collar, and it just doesn’t look right to me.


But the way I envision it as being done well was reinforced in January at Bottega Veneta.¬† The shirt is with a jacket maybe, tonal, with a soft collar.¬† There’s no stiffness in the neck.¬† It’s wearable.¬† There is a hued palette; it’s not just this jarring white shirt, buttoned up.¬† There is a beautiful transition from the jacket to the knit shirt.


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  1. Thesecretcloset

    September 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Do it do it do it!!! I never thought it would work on me but it’s the next big thing!!! XxxthesecretclosetxxX

  2. Natashka

    September 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    gear layering and colors!

  3. Liz

    September 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    So you call it a fully buttoned shirt? Looks awesome (the model too :)

  4. Aree

    September 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    It’s a good look as long as it isn’t too stiff or with a suit (disaster!)

  5. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    September 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I am in love with the layering shown at the bottom where the shirts meet the trousers! I’ve never seen that before in menswear! It looks so sophisticated!


  6. Lauren

    September 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Yup, nice look.

    The Styleseer

  7. Marcel Da Chump

    September 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I totally agree that a buttoned shirt looks best with a soft collar.

    Buttoned tab collars etc., look wanting of a tie.

  8. talktomyshoes

    September 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Pleaseeeeeeeeee rock this look! It is delightful!

  9. Melo

    September 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I always rock the fully buttoned shirt. Casual yet refined IMHO. Go for it Scott. You have the look, style and elegance to button it up.

  10. Kerry

    September 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Love the layers! With the jacket, sweater, and short showing at the bottom. Wonder if I could talk my husband into this look.

  11. Julia

    September 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Wouldn’t call it the next big thing. Scandinavian guys have buttoned their shirt up for a few years now ;)

  12. Ana Lucia Silva

    September 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

  13. mc

    September 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I think the fully buttoned shirt look actually looks great on women. I always love how simple and fresh the Scandinavians manage to make it look

  14. Bohemain Style

    September 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Growing up I hated the thought of having my top button closed and now I still am not sure I love it.

  15. Rose

    September 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Will be trying to influence my son to do this look for school formal. Love the rich colour as well.

  16. Juanita

    September 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Looks great and can’t wait to see the photos!

  17. Jasmin

    September 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I’m a girl and it’s the only way I wear shirts. It gives you a geeky, preppy, good student look which is always cute imo.

  18. Michelle

    September 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    In both looks the shirts are untucked and the bottom button is left undone. Perhaps having the inverted “V” at the bottom instead of the V of the unbuttoned shirt at the top helps to balance out the look and the untucked, unbuttonedness keeps the top button being done from looking too stuffy? As a woman this is a look I will experiment with…

  19. Francis Chiu

    September 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    It looks quite awesome. Not revolutionary but it adds finesse to otherwise mundane everyday looks. The hue on hue with muted subtle differences in tone make it come off as effortless yet very sophisticated. :D

  20. coco lillian

    September 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I love men’s tailoring, especially for fall. Such great lines.

    Check out my blog: Coco Curvy, new post on the knit dress

  21. monkeyshines

    September 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    love the subtle layering!


  22. CBC

    September 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    handsome strong faces amazing lighting beautiful clothes

  23. CBC

    September 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    love the suttle layering great styling

  24. Gabriel

    September 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Scott, you should look up photographs of Bob Dylan circa 1965-66 through Google Images. He still remains the quintessential proponent of buttoned-up, tie-less cool in my book, and I still think that not even the Beatles or Stones rocked this look as well as him at that time.

    He always wore it with classy bravado and ramshackle panache to spare, whether it was a polka-dot shirt or a pinstripe dress shit with a Peter Pan collar, or with a suede military jacket or three-button wool blazer over it. Brooks Brothers shirts have a great collar roll for this kind of look.

  25. LL

    September 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Omg — shirts, what shirts?? Those faces are off-the-charts gorgeous… (-:

  26. Sarah

    September 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Wow, that’s beautiful. I love the easy transition from the shirts to the jackets.

    ( Fashion Battleship )

  27. Mia Hong

    September 8, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Yes yes and yes. The tailoring, the layers, the colors… They’re all simply perfect. As a girl, I would swoon if a man dressed like this walked by me on the street. If only. (I can dream, can’t I?)


  28. pensive

    September 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I absolutely love those popped collars on serious jackets. Hubby immediately argued against it. Tomorrow morning, there will be a fight over collars at our house.

  29. Dimitra

    September 8, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Do it! I think it looks best with a jacket

  30. Zsuzsa

    September 8, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Do you have a long neck?


    September 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Fantastic color!

  32. coppardo

    September 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

    New? This has been a look in East London for at least 3 years – we call it an air tie!

  33. Xênia Virginie

    September 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Oh my God!
    I love it!!

  34. EmmaLee

    September 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    The unbuttoned portion at the bottom makes all the difference with this look. Otherwise, the look appears suffocating!

  35. art deco engagement rings

    September 9, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Your photos are as always fantastic!

  36. Vali Jamal

    September 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

    @Gabriel: Dylan sure was the button-up shirt man, in a everyday wearbale sort of way. The Beatles in the early days wore rounded collars with a tie. Where they innovated was in the whole look – the denim shirts, the button-up jacket, the side-zip boot – and the hair. They broke up stuffy England.
    John Stephens at Carnaby Street gave us the clothes. So, when the Beatles sang I wanna hold your hand, we were also looking at their whole look. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  37. faderadiate

    September 9, 2011 at 10:40 am

    All the indie boys in London have been doing this for years, I guess it has only just got past the art schools of London to the rest of the world!

  38. m.edwin

    September 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    i’m not exactly a fan of the air tie, but i definitely think it’s a look worth playing with, especially with the soft collar you mentioned. it has a great old-timey cool to it, e.g. There Will Be Blood.

  39. Cara

    September 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    More than the shirts, what I love is that in the second look – and maybe the first, though it’s hard to tell – there is clearly a throwback to the traditional waistcoat (vest, in quotidian American parlance) going on. LOVE. It. Gentlemen attired like gentlemen. How rare and lovely this is.

  40. Reggie

    September 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    lovely blazers

  41. HI

    September 12, 2011 at 5:36 am

    re: Jackets
    2 button or 3 botton , so confusing … can someone pleaase clarify!

  42. Vanessa Versiani

    September 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Great suggestion! It’s really interesting the colors and the jacket’s collar. Well dressed men must use it!

  43. ec

    September 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

    David Lynch and John Waters!

  44. Nomadic D

    September 14, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Yes. I totally support this. For men and women both, I think we’re all going to be buttoned up this winter!

  45. mode 2012

    February 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    love your shoes!

  46. julian

    October 2, 2012 at 8:10 am


    It definitely works, and the top look is gorgeous

    Wonderful pieces in both, although i really wish he’d kept his collar down in the lower pic

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