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On the Street in NYC....Mr. Wilcox

post #1 of 11
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About Mr. Wilcox "vintage" fabric jackets at The Sartorialist http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/
post #2 of 11
Maybe it is the way that he is standing, but the coat looks big on him. A bit long and very full in the skirt. It does look like it has some waist suppression. Is it possible that this is not his size? That could explain keeping the hands behind his back. Also - the colored thread on the lapel is a bit affected, even if one wears the coat casually.
post #3 of 11
Why a tie with jeans?
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Duveen
the coat looks big on him.

Coats tend to look big/long when worn with jeans because of the loss of overall balance. The same with fitted, flat front trousers, thus the tendency of designers to shorten the coats and open the front quarters. No?
post #5 of 11
too much hi-lo aesthetic going on. The contrast from top half and bottom half seems too extreme for me to like it and don't meld/transition with one another. That jacket looks like it's part of a suit and I'd rather see him wear the corresponding trousers.
post #6 of 11
It looks a little like a picture from a mens magazine, where the style editor tries to convince the reader how versatile a suit can be. Look! You can wear it with jeans! I agree with Tomasso on the balance. The jacket may not look too big if he were wearing the suit pants. I wish we had a thumbs down icon!
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
too much hi-lo aesthetic going on. The contrast from top half and bottom half seems too extreme for me...

I know what you mean; it might look better if it were anchored with a really sharp pair of sleek shoes.

And maybe a tie with a knot that was smaller than a baby's head.

And a dimple.

And make the jacket two buttons.

OK... I like the idea, but the execution's not quite right.
post #8 of 11
I generally like the look, although the tie knot is way too large for my liking(and no dimple!).
post #9 of 11
Did you guys,tag that wall?
post #10 of 11
I like the longer skirt on his jacket. It's a nice antidote to the "let's steal our baby brothers' suits" epidemic that seems to be going through NYC lately. Dig the tan suede Gucci loafers, too.
post #11 of 11
The jacket's a little too long. Much less noticeable if he were wearing a suit, but with jeans like these he should have gotten with a shorter jacket. And lost the tie. The hopsack of his jacket works better than the standard AmJack worsted, though.
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