I like this outfit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    I think the trousers are too short only by american standards. To a continental, I doubt this would be even noticed as a potential flaw.
     


  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    He looks outstanding and he carries it off well. To my eye, most of the objections are matters of taste. I might not want to use the same elements, but I certainly strive to achieve the same sort of poise and presence.
     


  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I believe he is Italian though not sure. He was pictured at the Pebble Beach car Concours in August.
     


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    He looks just great. I'm not sure why he buttoned the top jacket button though... The pants cuffs look gigantic by the way! (I like that but I'm not sure I would dare to get 3.5" cuffs...[​IMG] )
     


  5. Joel_Cairo

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    I'm pretty sure he has a stain on his tie. It could be a subtle medallion-type design, but it seems off-center. Either way, it looks fantastic.
     


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    Carey Senior member

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    The guy is definately dapper, but picking him apart is as much fun as when we were children trying to find all of the hidden objects in the Highlights magazine.

    Are those Bessom pockets on his suit or is the flap tucked in? His whole ensemble seems a bit affected. The trousers are a skosh too narrow.

    His tie is not perfectly tied, as he has allowed the outside edge to curl. Also the tie should hit the belt-line, not obliterate it.

    The unbuttoned shirt cuff may be a mistakenly left undone. If left undone intentionally, then it is pretentious and still looks like he got dressed in a hurry.

    I still do not like the top two buttons fastened on the jacket. Yet the gorge would be too low if he only buttoned the middle. The cut is dated to my eye. I have always been a two button guy. Oh, I had a brief affair with DBs, but they aged out, and my older two buttons are only dated to those in the know. The idea is to never be too in fashion, so that another person can pinpoint the year you bought the garment.

    His trousers are a wee-bit short, and that large cuff is too much for the narrow cut of his trousers.

    The black shoes are the classic choice, but unimaginative none the less. What is it with the recommendation for brown shoes here? If it must be brown, then dark brown only. I still think that light or medium brown when paired with navy makes a man look like a rube. Why not shell cordovan? That is what I wear. They go with everything. Yes expensive, but worth the investment. This guy obviously has spent some major bucks on his outfit. The venue appears to be a vintage auto concours type event. An owner or sponsor devotes major buckage to support those endeavors.

    Lastly, he is wearing a stainless steel watch band with a suit. I don't care how much it cost, this is wrong. The only choice should be leather watch band, especially if you only have a sporting watch to wear with your dress clothes. Some will say, relax that rule, but then they will say OK to a Rolex, but no to a Fossil. That is snobbery in favor of labels.
     


  7. Tibo

    Tibo Senior member

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    This guy just looks great, I think ... I'm not fond of the undone shirt button, but it works well on him.

    I'm pretty sure he's Italian. The pocket square, the undone shirt button and the large pants cuffs all make me think he is.

    I really dig his shoes. Any ideas who the maker of this oxford could be ?
    And I certainly don't think his pants are too short. Otherwise you wouldn't notice the shoes [​IMG]
     


  8. Ivan Kipling

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    There's a problem with proportion and balance. But fine potential.
     


  9. Jolly Green

    Jolly Green Well-Known Member

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    I really dig his shoes. Any ideas who the maker of this oxford could be ?

    Looks very AE Park Avenue to me.

    I wonder if most of the fit issues mentioned above are because of his akward stance.

    Cheers,
    D
     


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    Looks very AE Park Avenue to me.

    Nah, I don't think so. AE Park Avenues (at least recent ones, and those seem pretty new shoes to me) have 6 eyelets and his shoes only have 4 ?

    [​IMG]
     


  11. Tibo

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    On a similar note: if you want to find a textbook example of ill-fitting, badly coordinated suit, look no further ... than the guy who's interviewing him [​IMG]
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    I like the outfit too, it's got that thrown-together look that doesn't seem out of place in the venue.

    If he were in the boardroom, there might be some concerns, but surrounded by guys in the polo/khaki uniform (see background) or tweed jackets, he seems comfortable enough to fit in.

    Put it another way - the pictures of Donald Trump at the US Open make him look badly out of place. This gent seems to belong, and I know who I would rather be seated next to.
     


  13. Lucky Strike

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    I really can't see anything much with this outfit that I don't like...oh, well, maybe the tie knot, shirt cuff, pocket flaps; I suppose he would benefit from the trousers being a fraction longer, but come on...that man is very well dressed. Personally, I like the wide cuffs on the trousers. It looks very Italian, as mentioned repeatedly above - the trouser length, the slight affectation of unbuttoned cuffs on jacket and shirt, but what's wrong with that?
     


  14. Lucky Strike

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    Put it another way - the pictures of Donald Trump at the US Open make him look badly out of place. This gent seems to belong, and I know who I would rather be seated next to.
    The suit would be very good for wearing when firing people, actually.
     


  15. Jolly Green

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    Nah, I don't think so. AE Park Avenues (at least recent ones, and those seem pretty new shoes to me) have 6 eyelets and his shoes only have 4 ?

    Wow, good catch. everything else is so similar.

    Cheers,
    D
     


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