Wednesday, November 22, 2006

On The Street……Cantarelli Suit, Manhattan

Oh how I love that suit – cotton corduroy if I remember correctly.
Great fit and color combination and notice the ever so slight break in the pants.
He mentioned that he had the jacket taken in at the waist and had the pants narrowed in the leg. This is how a suit should fit and if it needs a bit of work, well, you can see it is worth it.
ps If you think the Bergdorf catalogs have looked great lately (like i do) then this is one of the guys to thank


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  1. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 8:35 am

    This is why I read your blog everyday. Well done.

  2. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 9:29 am

    Wow, this suit is impeccable and he is hot!

  3. Butch

    November 22, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Like it, like it, especially the color, fabric and (relatively) shorter pants WITH cuffs. This is clearly a la T. Browne–a safe ‘n’ sane modification thereof.

    But I’m not a fan of seeing belt buckles when suit jackets are buttoned; the guy’s hands are in his pockets here, which results in some jacket spreading, but the cut still seems a bit…skimpy, or too sharply flared at the bottom….Maybe his tailor was a bit too enthusiastic when nipping and tucking.

  4. Lit

    November 22, 2006 at 10:07 am

    Magnificently cut suit. And the choice of shirt and tie was an inspired move. Very nice.

  5. jkrnyc

    November 22, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Excellent. Beautiful and beautifully-fitted suit. You’re right – just the right break. Is there a tiny bit of lavender in the blue shirt or is that the light? Good call, great shot.

  6. Sir Sart-a-Lot

    November 22, 2006 at 10:14 am

    Sart… do you know which label that suit is? Can it be had outside NYC?

  7. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 10:16 am

    I Like! Great Sucess!

  8. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 10:25 am

    This is sickingly sexy. Love the pants and the cuffs.


  9. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 10:36 am

    My oh my – whata guy. I’d love to be able to thank him in the morning . . . .

  10. Get Smart

    November 22, 2006 at 11:24 am

    Great looking suit, everything from the fit to color to shirt/tie goes together very well. One of your better recent pics

  11. Trenditional

    November 22, 2006 at 11:41 am

    I want one and I hope I would look as good wearing it.

  12. Annika

    November 22, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    That is a perfect suit!

  13. marie

    November 22, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    I love the look this hot and handsome guy is showing off. :)

  14. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    narrowing the pants does create a lot of folds though, especially with the cuffs. in short, the top half of the picture looks better than the bottom.

    don’t be hatin’

  15. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 5:11 pm

    lovelovelove your blog,,
    when will you be flying of to amsterdam??

  16. Tamberk

    November 22, 2006 at 5:36 pm

    I’d LOVE a suit like that!
    Comfort, style and timelessness all in one!

  17. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    looks like an Etro suit based on the coat — length and shoulders

  18. Crash

    November 22, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    Only to be in NYC – here in Syd (Australia) men in general have NFI..

    Eg. The amount of times someone makes a comment about my knit ties or brown shoes with navy or grey suits..

    But then we do have great beaches & beautiful like NYC (though less covered – it’s the heat)

    You are my slice of sartorial daily fix..

  19. Pamper

    November 22, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    I second 8:35am. You’re blog is like coffee to me in the mornings.

  20. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    Does this guy work for Bergdorf? What’s his name?

  21. Anonymous

    November 22, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    Where do you find these guys???

  22. Amit

    November 23, 2006 at 1:27 am

    it’s worth saying that h&m carried an almost identical suit (and i’ve tried them both on – it really is identical) for about $250. i bought the h&m and it’s hands down the best item of clothing i own. better than suits 3x the price…

  23. Solomon Animashaun

    November 23, 2006 at 4:19 am

    Excellent! I love the high button stance Cantarelli jackets. This chap obviously knows what he is doing……no suprise he works for BG!!!

  24. William

    November 23, 2006 at 5:19 am

    I have 2 corduroy suits and love them, one is camel coloured and the other chocolate. Often commented upon in conservative Denmark.
    Great shot

  25. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 6:02 am

    Read the title peoples. It tells you the suit is by Cantarelli!

  26. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Perfection! I love cotton corduroy, I have a shirt and a jacket in this fabric. The color is amazing. And he did right to do the alterations you describe, the fit is amazing.

  27. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 9:05 am

    Just discovered that Cantarelli is sold in Greece too!

  28. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 9:28 am

    Excellent photograph too! Love the lines, the energy, you can almost feel the city moving behind him!

  29. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 9:27 pm

    High-quality RTW, but still RTW. The shoulders are too wide, and the collar and chest are too big, especially in proportion to the narrowness of the waist.

    An exemplary alterations tailor might be able to do something about the collar and chest, but the shoulders aren’t really fixable unless at great expense, and even then they won’t look as good as bespoke.

    In short, the gentlemen would be better served by sizing down (i.e. 40 to 39) or going the bespoke route.

  30. The Sartorialist

    November 24, 2006 at 8:40 am

    for Anon 9:27 pm

    sorry but your comments about the fit are just wrong

    and telling someone that they are better off with bespoke is like saying the would be better off taking a plane to work instead of a car. it is complete overkill

    The unwarranted snobbery is what turns me off about watches and bespoke.

  31. Solomon Animashaun

    November 24, 2006 at 9:40 am

    Anon 9:27. I am strugling to comprehend your comments about the fit of this suit. The shoulders are certainly not ‘too big’! Also bearing in mind that there are so many different silhouette’s out there, your comment about the ‘narrowness of the waist’ is far too subjective. Furthermore, it is rather obvious that no RTW suit will fit or look as good as a bespoke!

    It is relatively difficult to assess the size of this man’s shoulders from a picture (could be anything from 39 to 42), therefore I find it difficult to understand your suggestion with regards to size.

    Given that most items of clothing you encounter in the public domain are RTW, it is a little erroneous to judge them the same way one would assess bespoke items.

  32. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Sartorialist, rather than simply saying “you are wrong,” perhaps you might care to explain, specifically, why you are right?

    The suit’s shoulders overhang the man’s, making the top of the sleeve un-smooth. And there is gaping between the collar and the shirt – this is a BASIC aspect of fit, I am not nit-picking here.

    I fail to see how recommending bespoke is snobbery when there are a number of bespoke options available that cost LESS than this gentleman’s suit.

    I do love your blog very much but it is worrisome that you react so sensitively to what is, especially by the standards of the internet, very constructive criticism.

  33. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 11:18 am

    what a wonderful ‘poser’…..a sheer delight to look at!!

  34. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    Regarding shoulder fit, I think even “fitters” have personal preferences as to whether the shoulder/sleeve seam should fall . . . anatomically, at at the edge of the acriomion (the outer edge of the bone felt through the deltoid muscle) . . . or a little wider such that the sleeve line is straight down rather than showing the “deltoid” bulge . . .

    This from a recent fitting by a fitter considered by many bespoke fans the best fitter in the US, Jon Green . . .

    I would say that if the wearer likes in his mind how the suit fits, who cares about what the bespoke afficionados say . . . Not to say that this hobby of clothing is an ever evolving one, hopefully evolving closer to what each individual considers his or her own “clothing identity . . .”

  35. jason

    November 24, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    his face is so devilish, and his attitude seems so clean and modern.

    what a fantastic man…its like he knows all the men/women want him


  36. Anonymous

    November 25, 2006 at 1:02 am

    Please. Let’s not get into whether the suit should be ‘bespoke’ or not.

    The guy looks great. Period.

  37. Fearlessly Female

    November 25, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    I am also thrown by the comments of an ill-fit…doth mine eyes deceive me? Strikes me as smashing. I love the slim, circa 1960′s silhouette.

  38. Anonymous

    November 25, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    You should have seen him in the summer! We’re talking italian vacation head to toes! This guy used to live across the street from me on 9th st. and Fifth. When I first saw him on the vintage bicycle with his clean navy blue sweater +kakhi pants and old cream converses ..I almost fainted.

    A dream man indeed.

  39. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    That suit is pretty darn beautiful… and so is he!

    This is why I live in NYC.

    Guess I’ll have to shop at Bergdorf more in the hope of a one-on-one encounter.

  40. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    Hey Anon 10:59 PM. I thought he still lived there. Did he move? I’ve met him a few times. A very sweet guy and always adds a visual treat to the ‘hood.

  41. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    The pants are great, but the jacket with its natural shoulders and narrowness says Mr. Bean to me.

  42. Jati

    July 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Is this an old pic of Michael Bastian?

  43. RL Shattuck

    September 30, 2012 at 12:51 am

    lovely and wonderfully anonymous . . . it calls you, but only if you know what you are looking at . . . it doesn’t scream.

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