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  1. Jenny

    April 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    This look! It’s timeless. We have seen the denim underneath the top coat for the longest time. However how does it not get bulky? My boyfriend has tried it but said the denim sleeves wont get under without looking bulky! Oh well, Spring is coming anyway

    • andreea

      April 10, 2013 at 3:49 am

      cool! i love how he pulls it off. very modern! :)

    • El Wonger

      April 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

      I wrote to Scott about this in a previous denim post, but it may be back-dated.

      I find that Jean jackets are generally cut very generously, partially due to the style and also with regard to the era. Levis LVC and most trucker jackets are boxy in keeping with the original cut. But for shorter guys bigger in the shoulders or overall, its a tough look to carry.

      I actually take almost all my denim jackets into my tailor to slim the sleeves, taper the body and do a nip-and-tuck. The Levis trucker Ryan Gosling wore in Drive got tons of fan appreciation, but was not off-the-rack or even vintage off-the rack. Rather it’s a hybrid. It was a 50′s trucker that was slimmed in sleeve and body.

      Get your guy to tailor his sleeves and I guarantee he’ll get no bulk under his topcoats. I’ve been wearing my denims under my Camel, my Barbour and my Navy Pea coats all winter without feeling any tightness at all.

    • cristi (

      April 11, 2013 at 7:07 am

      I was my father was so stylish. :(

    • Hakan

      May 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Maybe it’s a denim vest so the sleeves don’t look bulky? You never know!

  2. Mallow

    April 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    This is why I want a blue peacoat!!! awesome outfit

  3. [email protected]

    April 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Peacoat over a denim jacket! What’s not to love?


  4. Tara

    April 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    A lot of layers going on here. Surely, just like the many layers one has to go through to get to the heart of this man.

  5. Anon

    April 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Great shot. Definitely comes down to the combo of age and a great head of hair.

  6. milex

    April 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    unexpectedly fascinating

  7. Wes

    April 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I count four (four!) layers, if you include the turtleneck. This should come off as pure affectation, but somehow this gentleman has managed to make it work. My money’s on the peacoat covering that entirely superfluous sportcoat. The wonderful plain turtleneck comes in a close second for holding this look together.

    This has me really thinking about why people make certain choices. This guy would have looked fantastic in the turtleneck and peacoat–why add the extra layers? I can’t accept comfort as an option–layering often has an inverse relationship to comfort (with a peacoat over a blazer over a jean jacket, I guarantee this guy has less than normal range of motion). So what other reason to make this choice?

    • Another Kate

      April 9, 2013 at 5:23 am

      You can tell by the pink tinge of his nose and cheeks that he’s wearing so many layers because he’s cold!

      • Wes

        April 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

        We do layer when it’s cold. But would a scarf or heavier sweater have been too plain or functional? Again, why *four* layers? That’s a conscious choice. There could be a lot of interesting and “acceptable” reasons for making that choice, but as I said before, I don’t think comfort is one of them.

    • Charlotte

      April 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Spot on! I am wondering the same…

    • Rosie

      April 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

      He doesn’t have to have a reason, he’s French. It’s the ‘je ne sais quod’.

      • Stijn

        April 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

        Well Rosie, he has that Belgian ‘je ne sais quoi’, since he’s Belgian. It’s Geert Bruloot, the founder of the famous shoe store Coccodrillo in Antwerp supporting and selling the shoe collections of Belgian designers since the 80′s

        • Charlotte

          April 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm

          Thank you for this information, Stijn! I know Coccodrillo and have visited the story many times. It’s nice to know the face behind it. And based on this picture I am not suprised it has such a good collection.

          • David Zichy

            August 13, 2013 at 3:48 am

            Not only Cocodrillo but also he used to have and was the brains behind the store Louis

  8. Rachelle

    April 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Great layering and sharp pic.


  9. Patricia

    April 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Look a little closer… he is wearing what appears to be a cardigan? over the denim jacket (and underneath the peacoat) Trois layers!

  10. GIAA

    April 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Omg this is an awesome look!

  11. Isa tout simplement ...

    April 9, 2013 at 12:44 am

    All in denim , I love it !

  12. Lauren at adorn la femme

    April 9, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I am loving the jean jacket as an undergarment!! His bespectacled visage is like a really cool teacher I once had!

    Lauren at adorn la femme


    April 9, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Hmmm… Denim Jackets having a comeback.

  14. Freya - Fashionable People

    April 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Vrey stylish with those glasses!

  15. Denisa

    April 9, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Very nice pic. This style is good. Great day.

  16. Herrbergquist

    April 9, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Bleu de bleu – love his layers! Classy.

  17. Bosnian janisssary

    April 9, 2013 at 3:38 am

    this guy carried off so well the color navy ! Layering is also fantastic , I’d also add a colorful scarf to this look as a signature…

  18. almu

    April 9, 2013 at 3:39 am

  19. yvonnelw

    April 9, 2013 at 3:44 am

    gosh that pop of denim. <3

  20. berenger

    April 9, 2013 at 3:44 am

    He looks JUST like my dad!

  21. Trescic

    April 9, 2013 at 4:01 am

  22. sandrine

    April 9, 2013 at 4:15 am

    J’adore, he looks classy with the jacket, and vintage-young-cool with the denim jacket :)


    April 9, 2013 at 4:18 am

    I like this fabrics mix style!!!

  24. Hadhka

    April 9, 2013 at 4:24 am

  25. Reptilia

    April 9, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Great photo, as always!
    He is really cool. love his coat!


  26. Nx

    April 9, 2013 at 4:39 am

    All those layers and he still looks COLD!!…makes my teeth chatter!
    roll on the summer :-)

    P.S. A navy pea coat trumps all other coats in the style ranks.

  27. Laura

    April 9, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I love the layering of a denim jacket with a coat!

  28. Laurier

    April 9, 2013 at 4:43 am

  29. E.

    April 9, 2013 at 4:57 am

    That looks like Geert Bruloot! Yay, for Belgians!

    x E.

  30. Mila

    April 9, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Great coat. Very confident style combined with a slightly panicky look – interesting…

  31. irene

    April 9, 2013 at 7:21 am

    loe this shoot!


  32. Olaf on a Tuesday

    April 9, 2013 at 7:52 am

    To carry that many layers and maintain the silhouette – whilst also remembering a good peacoat can have real weight to it – his frame must be one of PURE SINEW.

  33. Gian Luca M

    April 9, 2013 at 8:05 am

    very cool denim

    Gian Luca M

  34. Sevan

    April 9, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Great layering but I wonder if the denim jacket and cardigan are vests, no sleeves, so this man can move his arms freely.
    Anyway, I long for a great peacoat myself !

  35. Rosie

    April 9, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I love this! All the different layers just add a ‘je ne said quod’ feeling that for some reason only the French can pull off. The navy blue denim looks great with the black coat and gives this outfit just a raw edge. Great picture mr. Schuman, as always.

  36. Namrata

    April 9, 2013 at 8:37 am

    The hint of denim jacket and the glasses make the look!


  37. Nico

    April 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

  38. Elena

    April 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Putting together so many layers-great job! He is definitely warm now:)

  39. Alessia

    April 9, 2013 at 10:19 am



  40. Anna

    April 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Great shot, love his denim!

  41. FripperyVintage

    April 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I’m getting a Woody Allen vibe from this man. He has a concerned look on his face!

  42. Eva

    April 9, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Ciao Sart,
    I love the layering of four items, a turtleneck sweater a denim jacket a checked jacket and a peacoat , he is full of extracts and all without seeming awkward. “Sportivo” with charm!. Very smart photo.

  43. monkeyshines

    April 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

    classy and effortless!


  44. Fashion Snag

    April 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Love how the collar looks.

  45. JV

    April 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    A perfectly cut peacoat. He could lose either the denim jacket or the sportcoat(?), though, too many layers. Although somehow, it doesn’t look bulky. Dude is probably just really skinny or he cut off the sleeves of the two inner jackets, ha.

  46. Bosse

    April 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    To those who need it a denim jacket adds volume and width. Here it adds a young twist to a very classic and masculine look. This looks great. Comfortable and not too dressed up.

  47. Lindsey

    April 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Love the jacket and layering

  48. tallulah

    April 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    The pea jacket reigns supreme.

  49. Jen

    April 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Loving the mix of denim and wool. He is uber-cool.


  50. John

    April 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Love the peacoat, where did you get it? :)

  51. Noemi

    April 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    He’s so well dressed!

  52. Name*

    April 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    geert brulot, the man who helped Antwerp get on the fashion map.. fantastic guy.

  53. Michal

    April 23, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Just fantastic! So manly and at the same time refined. Thumbs up!

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