Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On the Street….The Dramatic Match, NYC

Personally I love everything about this combo of scarf and pinstripe suit but don’t let yourself get bogged down in the specifics.

This is one of those great abstract inspiration images – “dramatic scarf for a serious suit”

I think it shows how a simple ,but well chosen, accessory can liven up a typical 9 to 5 suit.

A men’s version of “day into evening”

The idea would work just as well with contrasty, bold colors and can be just inspiring to both men and women.


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  1. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I love this look! This gentleman rocks! My father is a recently retired African diplomat with a birthday around the corner, and I do believe that thanks to you Sart, and your dapper subject, I have found the solution to my birthday gift dilemma. Dad will receive a leopard print silk scarf, for a throwback old-school Africa in the 70′s safari look, to wear in a similar manner.
    All hail Scott S.!The King of Sartorialists!

  2. Alice Olive

    March 25, 2008 at 8:39 am

    A scarf is always inspiring! I love the large proportion of this scarf – a smaller version might get lost.

  3. tj

    March 25, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I know you said to not get bogged down in the specifics. However in this particular example I like the concept, but I don’t love the choice of scarf.
    Scott, I think your suggestion of a bold-color scarf (solid or pattern) would be a better combination with this outfit.

  4. suzannemarques

    March 25, 2008 at 9:23 am

    he’s super!
    i love his scarf… it shows such personality with that shining smile :)

  5. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Yes! “dramatic scarf for a serious suit” – gives lots of energy… as does his smile.

    ~ Miss Mary

  6. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Simple and rich…..
    Great elements combination..
    Great print for silk scarf: cowboys are back in NYC!!

  7. marchingbandemporium

    March 25, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Love the scarf with the suit, but not sure about the overcoat…

  8. Cristina

    March 25, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I LOVE this! Such personality and charm.

  9. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 11:32 am

    The Satorialist says it’s about “a dramatic scarf for a serious suit.” But the more I look at it, the more I think it’s the Barbour(?) as well, and the mix of the three. A modern male “dandy” who wore that suit might consider the scarf, but would consider the jacket a serious faux pas, I think (A country jacket in the city – horror! The rules! The rules!). But that’s just it. This guy got dressed for work, then needed a rain jacket, then wanted to spruce things up a bit, and just grabbed stuff in his closet. It’s unstudied. It’s slightly louche. Bravo.

  10. Assen

    March 25, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Wow – that’s genius and for some reason it just works.

  11. Mitchell

    March 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I think the picture is striking and employs a technique I’ll use today. The technique is simple and quite effective as evident here.

  12. Isabelle

    March 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    It’s unusual but I love it! Keeping the colour similar to the suit helps keep the look together.

  13. Kanani

    March 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    On a lot of people, this wouldn’t look natural. But on him, it does. I can tell it’s just his style. I love the scarf –what an unexpected flair it gives the whole ensemble! And yes, once again, you’ve shown us someone who knows how to have fun and enjoy life.

  14. Nelson vH

    March 25, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Scott …once again you are soooooo right!

    Ladies,Gentleman….dare to x-press!

    Drama Babies! ;)

  15. Kat

    March 25, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    He looks brilliant, i love it!

  16. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 2:49 am

    I adore this aesthetic- hard & soft, classic & urban, street & runway- it’s what I live for. Mixing “culture” is the most fun thing in the world.



    March 26, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Beautiful, he reminds me of old men in spain going home after closing shop for their siesta. His suit is perfectly settled under his jacket, and the scarf is simply the music to this party.

  18. Anthony

    March 26, 2008 at 7:53 am

    In addition to this blog, I check the Men’s Sartorialist on men.style.com.

    I’ve seen this picture it seems every day, since February. Imagine my surprise seeing him here too!!

  19. jojo

    March 26, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I love him! This eccentricity should be encouraged- particularly in men’s dressing.

  20. Anonymous

    March 27, 2008 at 1:37 am

    awww i like him! such a beautiful smile!

  21. DBCoopernicus

    April 9, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Looks OK. I’m not sold on the short overcoat. The scarf is a great accessory but I think a bolder, eye catching color would have been better, say maybe an apricot satin.

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