Originally Posted by edmorel
well, we all have different tastes but if you look at the thighs of his pants, the buttoning point on the jacket, he looks like a sausage and this is a guy that is probably in good shape. I will never understand sneakers with a suit, the old Kiton boutique manager in NYC Luigi swore by this look and I thought he always looked awful. If you want to wear sneakers and a suit, the suit should probably not be a classic worsted type of suit, maybe a linen or some funky fabric. The combo with the green sneakers and purple pants is bizzare.
I think a lot of people are drinking from the blogosphere kool aid, rather than develop their own style. Classic menswear is classic for a reason. I think when a lot of these guys look back a few years from now at their pics, they are going to say 'WTF was I thinking?".
Wearing sneakers with a suit can be a good look, but you have to follow the precepts to Fuuma's guide to everything, ever
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-The suit has to be from a brand SW&D likes not something MCers wear: Dior Homme, Raf Simons, Helmut Lang, etc.
-You need to wear simple white sneakers (think white/white stan smiths or delicate designer sneakers (think Lanvin), avoid all sort of trainers/running shoes/shiny Nike shit
-The rest of the outfit has to be casual, no tie, no patterned suit, material of the suit is cotton, moleskine, velvet, shiny wool etc, suit is slim and maybe shorter than usual. Maybe you wear a v-neck tee instead of a shirt, if you wear a shirt it absolutely has to be white and plain and not have silly stuff like a spread collar.
-You need to have a look (facial hair, haircut etc) that labels you as some casual dude, not some office dude.
-If you are Italian or a blogger just give up, you don't have what it takes for this look.
The reason the Pitti-spazzatura-GQ crowd dresses like shit is made painfully obvious by the way they use sneakers: they think one casual element is enough to bring a fun casual touch when it reality it is how you start from a casual mindset and mix various casual elements. They're the fun socks of dressing....