Friday, March 7, 2008

This Man Knows The Power Of The Well Chosen (colorful) Accessory

I love Cesare’s ability to find “high impact”(but not necessarily expensive) accessories.

Colorful gloves (below) or a folkloric hat (above) add a subtle sense of humor to a seriously good suit.


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  1. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I think maybe you’re overanalyzing here Scott….!

    This chap is well turned out but really his choices are generic.

  2. Gabriela

    March 7, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Couldn’t agree more with what you have written here Sart. However, I must say I fins more interesting the imact those gloves created than the folkcloric hat idea. Great anyways!

  3. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 11:08 am

    There is something of the 1930s Michelin man about Cesare.

  4. Luxx

    March 7, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Isn’t it great when you find the same person twice and you see the same idea reinvented
    i love the green hat :)

  5. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

    OK — I’ve been doing a lot of “Ug”ing lately, but this guy gets it! It’s not a costume, he’s not a victim, but he’s obviously got a great sense of personal style that shows his personality. In some of your recent photos I’ve been left asking “who’s wearing who?”

    Excellent shots. Excellent style. Take a chair Sart, you will NOT be going home this week.

  6. Laguna Beach Trad

    March 7, 2008 at 11:36 am

    That’s an absolutely gorgeous suit. Wow! Classic and stylish. Grey chalk stripe really gets my blood flowing. Very well done. Thanks for posting these photos, Sart.

  7. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Ha! Fun. The burgundy suede gloves are genius, particularly with that aqueous blue shirt.

    In the top pic, a more neutral necktie would make the olive of that felt hat pop a bit more. Is it a Homburg? Outstanding. I wonder if he actually wears it.

    Both gentlemen have some pepper. I like that.

  8. redvic

    March 7, 2008 at 11:48 am

    ironic that the pictures are so dark you can’t see the colors…

  9. Asmo

    March 7, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    The dotted tie in the firt picture loosks great. I wonder if it is knitted.

  10. Nelson vH

    March 7, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    We completely agree!

    Nice suits, he really seems to be comfortable in, in both of the pics.

    The guy really seems to know who he is.

    The gloves and the hat add that bit of humor and “Lässigkeit” ….


  11. La Terpette

    March 7, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    love the cut of his suit in the first photo

  12. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    His overcoat in the second picture looks to me to be a beautiful deep blue which looks amazing with what he has on underneath. Overall, he’s fantastic–my favorite guy post in a long while.

  13. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I was trying to find the “colorful accessory” in the first pic, then I read the text and realized that the hat was supposed to be it. Nice suit and all, but Christ on a bike, can we possibly get any *more* conservative and stuffy in here?

  14. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    the suit is of impeccable quality, very nice shirt and tie combination, but – sorry – he lookes very much squeezed into the jacket. Nice photos, any way!

  15. Anonymous

    March 8, 2008 at 2:15 am

    I dunno, but when I see a sweet chap like this, “conservative” is the last thing on my mind.

    I love his hat. I’m not sure how to spell, but is it from Friuli (NE-most Italy)? Or Tyrolean? Swiss? It’s a mountain hat, for sure.

    He’s lovely.

    – desertwind

  16. Anonymous

    March 8, 2008 at 4:44 am

    I know that Robert Venturi said “Less is a bore”, but I tend to think that the Miesian approach of “less is more” works for the adult gentleman constructing a public persona.

    Far from being stuffy, these snaps of Cesare’s show how well chosen simple components work well to form a quiet, comfortable and subtle harmony. God seems to be in the details…


  17. Andrew

    March 8, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I think he just came from a Broadway performance where he stars as the legendary Robert Burke.

  18. Anonymous

    March 8, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    The guy looks like loads of fun and I love his suit on its own merits, it just looks too small for him.

  19. Anonymous

    March 8, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    NO NO NO: Sart is not over-analyzing; in fact Sart has not analyzed this enough (he probably has better things to do than listen to guys like me). Oddly, very few comments on this guy: is it a gender thing like more women viewing/commenting than men and they (women) are not interested in this shot. Fact: men wear suits too large, particularly at the shoulder (visualize Michael Jordan and those 747 wing-span suit jackets). Stipulated: the top button on this guy is about to pop. C’mon, he’s a banker coming off a 3 hour lunch (who would trust a skinny banker?). This suit, however, speaks of bespoke, and he wears it well, very well: the shoulders are perfect. Query: why 2 button and narrow pants (a bit lengthy) when banker-boy has the DNA for double-breasted (nyet!). Views, please (but only from those who really, truly care about bankers).

  20. Kanani

    March 9, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Oh, perfect! It’s jaunty but elegant!!

  21. On Track

    March 9, 2008 at 5:31 am

    I love it when a man knows how to dress well, it revives my faith in the human kind :)


    March 9, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Sorry for disturbing thetopic. I jut have a question and nobody seems to have an answer. I have a pair of shoes from Mentor. I love their line and quality and I want a new one. I wrote to their email adress and nothng… Does anyone knows whre I can find them online or in Berlin?


  23. Anonymous

    March 9, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Tout Simplement la “classe”!!!!
    Rien a dire……

    Belles photo!!
    bravo et Merci!
    Damien from Paris

  24. Anonymous

    March 9, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Yes this is quite good. The waist does seem tight in the older photo but that could be the hand in the pocket stance; it’s hard to tell under the coat. In the new picture the jacket clearly fits quite well. I’m amazing anyone could call either look generic or boring – both have considerable verve, and I don’t pretend I could pull off the hat or gloves!

  25. Anonymous

    March 9, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I was in something of a swoon over how handsome he looks. But when I turned a more analytical eye on the photos, it became clear that his good looks are not a genetic gift. He made himself into a dashing fellow with his cheerful demeanor, good grooming, and stylish clothes.

    Gentlemen, take note–there is a suave devil residing in every one of you, if only you allow him to shine! Even if you can’t spend as much as this fellow, it is worth the effort to look your best.

  26. lynn

    March 9, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Hey, you’re No. 20 on the list of the World’s most powerful blogs today in UK’s Observer Magazine, Sartorialist! Yay well done.

  27. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 2:37 am

    A guy in a suit is a guy in a suit and there are squillions of them around.

  28. Felicia

    March 10, 2008 at 3:57 am

    He needs a larger blazer and a larger shirt.
    He looks as if he’s sucking in his girth and that is not stylish no matter which designer he happens to be wearing or how great the photographer is.

  29. Mer

    March 10, 2008 at 7:03 am

    I think the hat is the best!!

  30. Somers

    March 11, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Love the shots, but I would really like to see the whole look put together. Put those accessories on man!

  31. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 5:30 am

    People so often just miss it: the top photo is tailored suting par excellence! I love how the cut and the fabric of the suit is not stiff (not at all actually), and how he pulls the whole look together with a wonderfully classy tie and shirt. Look at the collar of that shirt and the fit around the chest and neck, beautiful. He could do a DB suit but I believe that would make him look too wide, unless maybe it was one of these new slim ones. But this suit right here maeks him look perfectly tailored and lean. Lovely.


  32. Sandra

    March 12, 2008 at 2:27 am

    This guy has had practice! The suit is becomes him. I’m only young and even I find myself rather attracted to this older gentleman…

  33. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 5:39 am

    You are spot on about this look Scott. Actually before seeing this photo I was attempting something very similar, but was shot down by a friend because he thought the combo of the shirt color (mine is almost identical) and the striped suit in grey (again, very close) was too much. This gentleman and you have proved me correct. Very nice to see. I look forward to your posts from India.

  34. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Energie 5:30 AM – you validate my views (10:33 PM). This is one of the better suits Sart has posted, and while this guy ain’t no elf, he still comes off as “perfectly tailored.” That is not easily achieved.

  35. red

    September 6, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you very much for this information.


  36. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 1:38 am

    really Great!!
    He has sense of how to wear…
    but wish the trouser was shorter than now…

    Anyway real great!

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