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!
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.
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.
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 :)
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/
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!
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… ;)
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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~
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!
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!