Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On the Street….DB, No Shirt, London

Ok, he actually was wearing a navy tank top under the jacket; but this is one of the first times I have ever seen someone basically do a jacket-no-shirt look and have it appear totally normal.


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  1. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 9:01 am

    love it <3 :D

  2. Fermina M

    September 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

    He is so classy and manly, I love that he appears to be so comfortable and natural in his clothes. Also, the colors and his skin are great.

    • Simone Fraser

      December 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Here-here. The jacket has a very attractive cut, from what the angle shows. The sleeves are neat and slim.

  3. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 9:25 am


    great look, easy and yet strong


  4. suzinne

    September 22, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Oh I love how he wear! color, attitude, etc… Fabulous:)

  5. calispel

    September 22, 2009 at 9:35 am

    not to mention completely elegant!!

  6. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 22, 2009 at 9:39 am

    A tank top under such fabulous jacket. I dont get it- my practical side worries about deodorant stains in the lining of the jacket, even if it has shields sewn in. I do like how he paired the navy jacket with the brown-ish scarf. Is the cuff of the jacket somewhat unusual or is my screen wrong? Jorge from WPB

  7. Soren Lorensen

    September 22, 2009 at 9:40 am

    wow at that flash of green in his pocket

    and his hairs are all beautiful

  8. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 9:43 am

    It works quite well further due to the scarf/foulard he wears around his neck and the tailoring of his DB blazer. Without the two components it would be too Miami Vice/Los Angeles nightclub.


  9. Sarah

    September 22, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I think the reason it works is the scarf. And it would only work with a closely-fit jacket.

  10. blu|gallery

    September 22, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I suppose that the day was warm :) btw green scarf makes this outfit more chic

  11. Michael K

    September 22, 2009 at 9:47 am

    He carries this off really well.
    I wonder where he is from? The reason I ask is that I imagine such a look on a balmy late summer evening on the Med, rather than in the middle of London. But then saying that the navy and dark red works well for a summer-autumn look as well.
    By the way, it was great to meet you at Liberty last night!

  12. demetric

    September 22, 2009 at 9:50 am

    The scarf plays a huge role as filler in this case…I think of old mafia bosses with gold chains and tank tops with double breasted jackets…would like to see look with out scarf to see if it really works…love the pocket square, that green is amazing…love the buttons also…

  13. sofiasophie

    September 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Beautiful mix of colours brown/autumn tones with this bright dark blue and of materials…..
    Truly genuine!

  14. CW

    September 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

    The look says – sotted old rock star wannabe.

  15. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Absolutely and intensely gorgeous! DB blazer & silk pocket square lend stark contrast to no-shirt. Love the look, great photo!
    Angela in Victoria

  16. Holly

    September 22, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I think he looks ohlala…dreaming of Tuscany…thats what I am doing.

  17. Wikifashion

    September 22, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I love the navy and the subtle polka dots on the shirt :)

  18. Serian

    September 22, 2009 at 9:56 am

    it really looks normal.
    maybe, he is gentle man :)

  19. Nick

    September 22, 2009 at 9:58 am

    What does that mean—"normal"? Do you mean "undergirding patriarchal power structures" and "not gay"?

  20. Asad

    September 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Maybe the ascot helps.

  21. The Khaki Crusader

    September 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

    that DB manages to be super casual given its deconstruction that it works effortlessly. thats a really cool jacket.

  22. hedi

    September 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I love navy jacket.

  23. louise or valentine

    September 22, 2009 at 10:18 am

    such a classy man, reminds me of my dad. he gets all of his suits tailored and made on savile row.

  24. Allen - East Hampton

    September 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Very elegant man. Beautiful color choices.

  25. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 10:29 am

    magnifique tout simplement!!

  26. Jacqueline

    September 22, 2009 at 10:43 am

    He looks good in that jacket =)

    check out this American girl abroad in Barcelona @ http://www.fashionsnag.com

  27. The Photodiarist

    September 22, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Would never have guessed.

  28. -----

    September 22, 2009 at 11:09 am

    William is by far London's most stylish man.

  29. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 11:16 am

    HELLO Handsome!!!!

  30. Iamgant

    September 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I am impressed. This settles the age old debate that men are conservative in English fashion. There is no better statement for men to go without a shirt. It rules out these questions, checked or striped shirt.

  31. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    LOVE it! It's awesome when something can be done so well and you think, why isn't it done more often? It takes guys like this one to pull it off!

  32. Gil

    September 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I love this. Lovely casual cotton/linen suit in a beautiful shade of blue worn with the right accessories. I see a blue sleeve peeking out from his jacket sleeve so it must be a long sleeve t-shirt he is wearing and not a tank top.

  33. Gil

    September 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I love this. Lovely casual cotton/linen suit in a beautiful shade of blue worn with the right accessories. I see a blue sleeve peeking out from his jacket sleeve so it must be a long sleeve t-shirt he is wearing and not a tank top.

  34. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    anyone have a recommendation on a nice double-breasted jacket like this?

    it's the casual flair that makes this work, and makes the DB become a more accessible piece

  35. Suzanne Nelson

    September 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Definitely interesting… this look works really well in a/as a photograph but I'm wondering if i met him face to face, in real life wouldn't it be a bit 'hold on , haven't forgotten something?'…??

  36. Javi C.

    September 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Nice jacket with the combination of the handkerchief(scarf) of the neck.
    Curious and elegant.

  37. Xris

    September 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Reminds me of Peter Saville. Is that a cotton jacket? And, what sleeve is peaking out? Was it a blue low-collar long-sleeve shirt?

    NIce pocket square.

  38. ingefaer

    September 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    what polka-dots on what shirt……..am I missing something?

  39. Mat

    September 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    i hope i look even as half as good when im older. ace hair!

  40. Judith

    September 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Wow. he is totally distracting. Nice catch!

  41. Pietman

    September 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Bless this man for not looking like a woman trap in a man's body.

  42. Laura

    September 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    William… you are simply stunning…
    Great elegance and a witty smile.

  43. -h

    September 22, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    also that scarf is stunning as well.

  44. Stratos Bacalis

    September 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    The scarf and the tailoring of the jacket are the reasons this is successful. And the green pocket scarf is incredible! Kudos.

  45. This Time Now

    September 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    He looks like he'd be wonderful to wake up to.

    This Time in Seoul

  46. olafgermany

    September 22, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Who is William ? He looks really nice and interesting…great style !

  47. hi-d

    September 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Love the dark navy with the green pocket square.

  48. Joshua Logan Wolfe

    September 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Casual double breasted jacket. I want one.

  49. ModernDowager

    September 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm


  50. Ian

    September 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    This is not the sort of fellow I think of when I read, "DB, No Shirt"

  51. Celia

    September 23, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Not only does he pull it off, but to have it done this well…what a man.

  52. PaigeMarshall

    September 23, 2009 at 8:17 am

    guess i am in love! :)

  53. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 10:27 am


    I can't believe it took the 49th post to realize this.

    Sexy, sexy indeed.

  54. The Clever Pup

    September 23, 2009 at 10:55 am

    A handsome, sexy guy. He resembles my husband quite a bit. He just need to relax more, if you know what I mean.

    Great dreamy guy.

  55. Simo

    September 23, 2009 at 11:04 am

    i like his pocket square
    i will say even without the scarf it will be more chic

  56. Chukker

    September 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Now we are talking! This is awesome, for years I saw the most terrible outfits when you try to pull off a suit with no shirt underneath! And I saw quite a few.
    This is elegant and you completely forget the lack of shirt (here the foulard is covering up the extra skin)

  57. jessica

    September 23, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    fantastic style without trying too hard. i like that he is contemplating. he is a busy man. i like that he is a man, not a boy.

    what is his story?


  58. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Iggy Pop on his "Idiot" album cover sported a tight and
    cropped DB jacket with no shirt. When I first saw it I thought he was the sexiest thing alive; man or a woman. Check it out!

  59. y

    September 24, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I remember that Iggy Pop cover; and I'm definitely going to have to somehow use this idea myself at some point. Digging the way the color of the lozange, the jacket, the buttons, and the skin/hair works together, too.

  60. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Very understated and elegant. Love it.

  61. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Epitome of "effortlessly chic"… I wish more men dressed like this.

  62. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    so, who is this stylish man?

  63. coy colleen

    September 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    he's so dreamy!

  64. Randall

    September 27, 2009 at 8:25 pm


  65. David

    September 30, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I watched Thunderball last night. Largo wore a DB with no shirt, and just a silk necktie, scarf or cravat. In fairness he had just returned from diving, but it was an interesting look, if not impractical – you will get the lining all wet/sweaty! I wonder if this is a sort of niche look for stylish old italian yachtsmen etc?

  66. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    it's William Gilchrist – well known London based stylist and dandy.

  67. Agnieszka

    October 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    is it his outfit or his persona which takes make me gaze?

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    February 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    DASHING< I will married him tomorrow…

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    Sometimes you can even find semi-formal clothes, like I have this pink-checked shirt that could almost pass off as a formal shirt, but this shirt is also fantastic.

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  73. Harris

    December 4, 2010 at 7:55 am

    He is looking very cool,, specially the blue court is very suit on him, Cool man, Nice dressing, I like his court,.

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    December 24, 2010 at 7:34 am

    This is some thing new because jacket-no-shirt is some thing which I also never see before, but I think it depend on the person that what he or she does wants to wear and in the picture the person is looking nice, it is not like a thing which look different.

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  77. auto

    March 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    What do you really mean by normal? You mean men like? Somehow we are told that jacket must be worn with a shirt. One of the reasons why I choose not to wear jacket most of the time.

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    April 5, 2011 at 2:17 am

    So stylish jacket man..

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    He's going to catch a cold if doesn't wear a shirt =)

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  84. mutuelle

    March 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    great look, easy and yet strong !!!!!

  85. dcinDC

    June 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Hmmm… The jacket appears more outer coat with the scarf, yet the scarf suggests “shirt” making it a jacket again. Astonishing! Does give me an idea of how to wear a jacket with a tee without having my neck soil the jacket collar – a scarf! How obvious, now!

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