Originally Posted by The Sartorialist
Welllll...except for the jeans, which seem cheap and shapeless, the separate components of the get-up are all right. I can't stand ties with jeans (admittedly, I've seen it work with navy gilt-button blazers and Gucci bit loafers, - it's the Eurotrash look), but I suppose this might be a matter of personal taste. I just find the resulting look very incongruous - a turtleneck or an open shirt with a scarf, or a cravat for the brave, would look far better.
In my eyes, it's the combination
of items that fails. If this get-up was worn with matching trousers, he would get away with it completely, but the pair of jeans ruins it.
LA Guy: Thanks for the "German businessman silhouette" expression. I will use it well. A friend of mine used to say that people dressed like this looked like mobile phone salesmen...that was my first associaton when seeing the photo.
He comes across as very "salesmannish", not that there's anything intrinsically wrong with that, but it's not something I would wear like this.
Being strict, but unfair...