Friday, April 4, 2008

On the Street…..3-pcs Perfection, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 9:29 am

    very nice…Tom Ford’s menswear, possibly?

  2. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Ravishing ensemble and photo and face. Just one question–Sart, is there a rule on not buttoning the lowest button of a vest or suit? Because I thought the rule was, leave the bottom button open, but beautifully dressed ppl in your photos often do not. BTW love those jacket cuffs!!!!

  3. William

    April 4, 2008 at 9:52 am

    This is an incredible suit but not everyone could pull it off. The fabric is beautiful and I love the lapels.

  4. up and down town

    April 4, 2008 at 10:02 am

    wonderful, but oh how i wish this were a woman. that would take it beyond.

  5. meindert

    April 4, 2008 at 10:11 am

    somehow i dont like the cut of this 3 piece suit. The proportions seem to be off. Plus his hips are accentuated and i think thats a shame.

  6. tj

    April 4, 2008 at 10:15 am

    He’s rocking the lavender! It works. And the suit is VERY well made. Do you see the way that the horizontal lavender stripes on the sleeves match the placement of the stripes on the body of the jacket? And the plaid stripes on the body of the jacket match the stripes on the pants? That’s no accident. That’s GREAT tailoring.
    Two minor qibbles. I love the working buttonholes on the sleeves, but 5 buttons is excessive. 3 is dashing. 4 is flashy. 5 is silly. Lastly, he should unbutton the bottom button on his vest.

  7. Pandora

    April 4, 2008 at 10:19 am

    This is lovely in every way. It fits properly too. I wish I was in the Tuileries right this second.

  8. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Wow… The plaid in the jacket and trousers matches up. Love the pocket square! Love the grey ans lavender. Dark hair, scarf and umbrella… and again someone not rushing past spring into summer. Great!

    ~ Miss Mary

  9. benjamin

    April 4, 2008 at 10:25 am

    haven’t we seen this gentleman in the exact same suit at one of the latest chanel shows on your blog?

    anyhow… brilliantly done.

  10. Parui Paruo

    April 4, 2008 at 10:28 am

    beautiful! i can’t believe what i’m seeing… is the minute pattern match between jacket and trouser that we see the fruit of extraordinary craftmanship, mr. schuman’s sense for sartorial perfection, or just a random stroke of luck? (i suspect not the latter…)

  11. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Very nice color for spring. What’s with the extra, longer buttonhole on the sleeve?

  12. tomassocroccante

    April 4, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I see that 5-button sleeve as idiosyncratic – it’s just a quirk, and makes as much sense as 3 or 4. Sleeve buttons – even working ones – are essentially decorative anyway. Like male nipples.

    The topic of which and how many buttons must be closed or left open is such a peculiar one = a guy is tempted to close the bottom of his vest just to annoy those who declare a rule against it. Remember Swift’s nation divided in war between those who break their eggs on the bottom and those who break the top?

  13. Anne Corrons

    April 4, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Fabulous Japanese style!

  14. An Aesthete's Lament

    April 4, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Honestly, it’s the blunt-cut of the hair that takes this over the top … just the right balance for the suit … and the (apparently) working buttonholes are excellent too!

  15. -h of candid cool

    April 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    J’adore the Dorian Gray look

  16. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    wow… i just had a graham and gunn made of a similar fabric, also three piece, three button– with functioning button holes… small world, and yes, a great pocket square.

  17. reverend dick

    April 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm


    Nicely (com)posed, too. Love the umbrella held just so and the way his hair seems to make itself into the scarf…

  18. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    He is beautiful…

  19. tyboulder

    April 4, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    yes, that 3 piece suit draws attention. Like driving around in a 599GTB Fiorano, you’re just going to get looks. (imho) I think it’d take bigger balls to pull this off with confidence than a mishmash ensemble of eclectic / stylish clothes.

  20. the quarter rat

    April 4, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Japanese bespoke ROCKS!

  21. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Definately Tom Ford, look at the slightly bigger lower button hole. The hair is a bit 2 much, and unbotton the bottom vest button. But absolutely love the suit.

  22. stone

    April 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    oh he is just SOOO gorgeous. The colors the cut. He just looks beautiful. really. Good shot.

  23. marchingbandemporium

    April 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Perfection is the word…just perfection

  24. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    how much cooler would it be if that was a sword and not an umbrella?

  25. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    seen that one before – chanel

  26. Laurence John

    April 4, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    looks like a very well made suit. of course, when the jacket is buttoned the plaid will move inward, and probably still match the trousers !

  27. aziza

    April 4, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I love how the length of his hair contrasts with his suit.

  28. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    the attention to detail on that suit is impressive–especially the pattern matching. absolutely perfect between the jacket body, sleeves, trousers and even pocket flaps. damn.

  29. Sabrina

    April 4, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Glad to see modern dandyism alive and well.

  30. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Didn’t this gentleman appear in a previous post some time ago wearing the same suit, sans the vest? He was holding a Chanel folder of some kind in that photo. The dark umbrella, scarf and hair all highlight the lavender/grey suit.


  31. monique

    April 4, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    I dig this on him.

    It would look even better on an equally androgynous girl.

  32. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 2:15 am


  33. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 8:52 am

    There was another pic of this exact suit (on someone else)was on your blog. Love it. I think it is an Etro. Let me see if I can find it.

  34. Caterina

    April 5, 2008 at 11:57 am

    OMG great suit!
    but I agree with tj and I think his hair is a strong contrast. I dont know if I like that. Especially because the dark scarf prolonges the lengths of his hair optically. may be the scarf is a bit too heavy for the soft colours of the suit. but who cares…

  35. Caterina

    April 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    + I wonder what kind of shoes he´s wearing.
    + the finely checked or woven pocket square adds a cool twist!

  36. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Unbelievably simple and elegant: The perfect marriage of the delicate and the masculine– this man is a true vision of the Romantic. Transcends fashion. Classic. Timeless.

  37. pinkrock

    April 5, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    So classic, clean, tailored. So very French! In the best sense of course.

  38. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Those are definitely Gucci buttons, but it looks like Ford’s fabric. Otherwise than the buttons I might agree that it’s Tom Ford. Would Tom Ford use Gucci buttons for his own line?

  39. aml

    April 6, 2008 at 9:17 am

    i don’t care who made his suit or how many buttons on his jacket cuff or if he broke a “rule” in fastening the bottom button of his waistcoat.
    what i have always loved about clothes is how they function aesthetically, as ART, the way they can visually transport you to other time/spaces, that kind of magic that makes getting dressed everyday such an endlessly creative ritual.
    while i definitely like things that are modern and futuristic, what i love about this outfit is the dandyish- art nouveau elegance that really comes together with with the umbrella, scarf, pocket square, hair, superfluous buttons, etc. The grace and androgyny remind me of certain scenes from “The Lover,” a film i haven’t seen i ages but which i’m going to netflix right now.

  40. Moniker

    April 6, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    my favorite part of the picture is his hair.

  41. Ryan

    April 6, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    i’m not sure if you know this, but this is the same gentleman from your 10.5.07 post

    ..and he just happened to be wearing the same suit when you caught him back then too, except without the waist coat.

  42. Ironika Beaverhausen

    April 7, 2008 at 2:12 am

    i am in love ! his hair, his suit, his pocket square… his umbrella ! he’s lovely, and i’m saving this one for gloomy seattle days when i think no one here has any style. yum !

  43. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Fantastic, fantastic suit and picture. I cannot believe the way he is photographed with the hair slightly covering his face-brilliant! He looks like the rich villain in an anime film, and what a beautiful villain he’d make! I love this photograph, one of my favourites!


  44. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Is the plaid on the vest left unmatched to the jacket for a reason? I can’t imagine it to be an accident; contrast, maybe? I don’t think it’s Tom Ford – the cap on the shoulder isn’t exaggerated enough; prob not Saville either since the plaid doesn’t match at the pocket welt, but gorgeous nonetheless.

  45. Nelson vH

    April 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Thats a nice …a very nice fabric!
    Unfortunately the suit isn´t as well tailored as it could have been…the pattern is not matching on the seams.

    I like the detail of having 5 buttons on the cuffs.
    Ticket pocket is a must … nice to see it here!
    I personally dislike pointed lapels.

    Once again its a shame that we cannot see shoes.

    Still great!

  46. BoycottChina

    April 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

    His hair is the best accessory. I’m having a tough time picturing this outfit without such awesome hair.

  47. tintin

    April 9, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Single Breasted, Peak Lapel seems to be everywhere today. Three years ago I thought I was the only one who had one. I think (hard to tell) the plaid does match the pocket flaps. And who cares about the vest button…the working sleeve buttons seem to negate the leaving the waistcoat button open. Great shot too. I wonder how many shots were taken to get this one with the hair flying in the face?

  48. jkrnyc

    April 15, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Catching up on posts missed, I came across THAT suit. SWOON. The plaid-matching just slays me all over again, as does the grey/lavender. Working-button (5!) sleeves. Slender pants. Proper umbrella. Wonderfully dramatic scarf and hair. Glad you ran into this again. Today is better already. THANKS!

  49. Celina

    April 16, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    What is amazing to me is that he looks Younger in the later picture. Catching his hair doing that anime thing across his face is Perfect! Great shot.

  50. maki

    April 23, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    the hair…it’s japanese mega-stylist and magazine editor de jour tomoki sukezane. the suit’s perfection. want to see the shoes!

  51. thevegasstyleguy

    April 26, 2008 at 2:25 pm



  52. tilt

    May 18, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I have seen this guy here in this same suit before.. it was a better picture the first time because i remember thinking it was stunning.. it was the reason I keep coming back… i going to have to look at the archive now.. for the original..

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