Tuesday, June 7, 2011

On the Street….Carlos Castillo, Madrid

I have to say I love Carlos’ look.

It proves that the right fit doesn’t have to be a tight fit. The idea of a perfectly proportioned but completely rumpled linen suit for Summer is so alluring to me.

This photo makes me want to get a linen suit and go live in this book.


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  1. Anonymous

    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!

  2. Mr Freak

    June 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm


  3. caribbelle

    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

  4. Miss Ewig

    June 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I love the linen suits! The picture is amazin!!
    Xxx from Spain!! :D

  5. tiffany.

    June 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    i LOVE his beard :)


  6. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    It´s absolutely fascinating.

    His eyes has got something mysterious… vintage ??

  7. Anonymous

    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!

  8. s

    June 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    so chic ;)


  9. The Bohmerian

    June 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Love the gold belt buckle!


  10. Julie Khuu

    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!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  11. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Let's comment on that belt!

  12. Cecille

    June 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    love your new post!

  13. Copper Etiquette

    June 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Very nice, I love vintage books .
    Http://www.copperetiquette.com SHOP DRESSES

  14. Anonymous

    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.

  15. Gary

    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.


  16. Mallory

    June 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I like this look too!

  17. Ada

    June 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I love the way he looks! a kind of stylish urban shipwrecked


  18. 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.

  19. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Not a fan of tight fits, this is much more elegant.

  20. Rachel

    June 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Like the linen suit!

  21. [email protected] marigold

    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

  22. Stephanie Montes

    June 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Love your blog! I've been following for a while and you never disappoint!



  23. greg

    June 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    such a cool and unique look…


  24. Camille

    June 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm


  25. mon sac by me

    June 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    An unique élégance !


  26. Kathleen

    June 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Handsome mansome! Plus I love linen!

  27. Marcel Da Chump

    June 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    The disarrayed pocket square and tie match the unconstructed linen blazer perfectly.

  28. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Que guapo!

  29. Anonymous

    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!!

  30. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    his eyes, smile and the whole look – delicious!!!!!!!!!

  31. Nia

    June 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Amazing jacket!

  32. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    This is the first good photo you've taken in months.

  33. Natalya's Closet

    June 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Lovely pictures! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  34. La chica

    June 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    He's really handsome…

  35. Danielle

    June 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

  36. Marisa Alma

    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.

  37. Fashionthroughtravel

    June 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    The linen jacket and the mix of colors is incredible, I love this look!


  38. Lisa Petrarca

    June 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    He looks a little rumpled and unkept (see the tie)…not lovin it!


  39. Anonymous

    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 :)

  40. carlotta robotta

    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


  41. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    This is a real man…confidence is the best accessory…

  42. Ann

    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!

  43. SarahV

    June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Very handsome and effortlessly stylish man!


  44. Annushka

    June 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    This look is full of charm!!))

  45. Anatoly @ Ecommerce Templates

    June 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    So good!

  46. Elizabeth

    June 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    what a gorgeous photograph. he looks so sharp!


  47. theTrendyDwarf

    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!

  48. Anonymous

    June 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Ciao Scott…mi trovo a Madrid….Notami, voglio finire sul tuo blog!

  49. Victoria Regia

    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!

  50. ADJ

    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.


  51. jackie

    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… ;)

  52. Anonymous

    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….

  53. Matt Farrell

    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.

  54. Times Squarian

    June 8, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Pretty women love beards or so I noticed.

  55. shervinsworld

    June 8, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Fire! i want that coat i already got that beard!


  56. Kacie

    June 8, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Love the look and the book reference. Good call.


  57. Anonymous

    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.

  58. m.edwin

    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.

  59. Pispi.Elarmariodepispi

    June 8, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Beautiful pics
    besines from Spain

  60. janu

    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.

  61. mia

    June 8, 2011 at 3:37 am

    it´s look so effortlessly chic.

  62. mia

    June 8, 2011 at 3:38 am

    it look so effortlessly chic.

  63. Ellas Erlings

    June 8, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Love it

  64. Anonymous

    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.

  65. David

    June 8, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Yep…..looks pretty good!

  66. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Fantastic picture, you managed to shw the essence of Spanish elegance! I love Madrid!

  67. dinamita.paquita

    June 8, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Viva espana!!!

  68. Anonymous

    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..

  69. chr15

    June 8, 2011 at 5:06 am

    My linen suit is coming out tomorrow. I have just decided.

  70. Odin's Maven

    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.

  71. Olithée

    June 8, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Aie muchacho!

    His look is timeless
    Thats beautiful


  72. IS THIS IT? models review

    June 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Casual, fresh and elegant at the same time, great…


  73. Caradiaz

    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!

  74. Anonymous

    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

  75. *sunday*

    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!


  76. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 6:49 am

    looks like Steve Zahn

  77. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

    veramente un bel look

  78. Designer Dresses

    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 :)

  79. Lauren

    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?

    The Styleseer

  80. Anonymous

    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.

  81. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Yes, rumpled he is.

  82. Sappho

    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.

  83. 2heels1flash

    June 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

    All of us love Carlossssssss

  84. Anonymous

    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.

  85. William

    June 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Love the poster colors!!

  86. ija

    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.

  87. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    June 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Very nice belt!!!
    what a fashion guy!!

  88. 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.

  89. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Pure spanish style…

  90. Hunters and Gatherers

    June 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I'd love to see this look head to toe.

  91. Kathryn Walsh

    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

  92. Kurt

    June 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I agree. Winner of the Steve Zahn look alike contest.

  93. Anonymous

    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!

  94. avrtnt

    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!

  95. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm


  96. alex

    June 9, 2011 at 4:21 am

    très chic ! mais qui est Carlos Castillo ? pas un joueur de football en tout cas ….

  97. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Great look!! I love his LOVAT & GREEN´s belt… Thanks Carlos for your image…

  98. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Pure spanish "stale" posh look, very common and boring (here in Spain, of course).

  99. avrtnt

    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.

  100. antique wedding rings

    June 9, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I love linen suits!

  101. Anonymous

    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!!! XXXXXXOOOOOOO

  102. Anonymous

    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.

  103. orphansparrow

    June 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I like his tie and the way his collar is situated most of all. :)

  104. Mary

    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.

  105. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    great looking guy, but the jacket gives off a bathrobe vibe. not appealing.

  106. Anonymous

    June 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    pretty special, great..

  107. Anonymous

    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.

  108. Bloggablegirl

    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!

  109. Ms LadyCakes

    June 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Carlos gives off the vibe of a philosophy professor: handsome, sexy and smart. I dig it.


  110. Anonymous

    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

  111. cathy

    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~

  112. Hurricane Katrina

    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!

  113. El coolhunter accidental

    June 11, 2011 at 4:55 am

    He wears a perfect outfit….Love it


  114. Anonymous

    June 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Understated, classic and somehow really sexy.

  115. FashionIndie

    June 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Perfect example of how to layer and mix textures!


  116. Anonymous

    June 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    He owns that style. very handsome.


  117. hoopoeinanoak

    June 16, 2011 at 3:28 am

    now THAT's a plainly perfect look. flawless: elegant, a little ruffled, relaxed, present.

  118. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 11:29 am

    The light in Madrid…just amazing!

  119. Mountain Dandy

    June 19, 2011 at 1:08 am

    This is serious style. I love it.

  120. diaboliqueguan

    June 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    so very giorgio armani!

  121. shabnam

    June 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

    All great Fashion blog here!! i really like the site!! i am gonna to follow it!!!

  122. 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


  123. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I really like his style and I love the vintage photo too.

  124. cupola

    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!

  125. my blog

    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!

  126. Terete

    December 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

    ÂżDĂłnde te escondes? A mĂ­ me puedes encontrar en Sevilla!!!!!!!!!

  127. irene

    December 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    A mi tambien, estoy con Terete…… en Sevilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. modaitalia.net

    February 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

    i like the de- structured jacket

  129. julian

    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.

  130. Pedro

    December 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Current day Aragorn.

  131. Carry Grand

    December 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    The best example to show how comfy LINEN is to wear ! Go linen, go !

  132. Genteel Flair

    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.)

  133. justlinen

    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

  134. Dax

    June 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    My wife won’t let me go to the office wearing my jacket like that.

  135. Anai

    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….

  136. Piscina Cuba

    November 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Very European but something careless and informal. See one it lines Caribbean in http://Thecubanhouses.com


  137. David Werimo

    June 23, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I like the state of the jacket…..

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