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On the Street....Strongly Striped, London & Florence


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

On the Street....Strongly Striped, London & Florence

Comments on "On the Street....Strongly Striped, London & Florence"


Anonymous Designgod said ... (8:46 AM) : 

The elegance of the banker aesthetic will never die. I love both of these looks. The men appear confident and in control. The pocket squares are the perfect dash of nuted color on the striped jackets. I veer away from double-breasted because I think it's a bit heavy and makes me look fat, but there is something to be said for the look here.


Anonymous k said ... (8:53 AM) : 

the haircut in the london picture is just fantastic. looks like joy division jumped into elegance. great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:04 AM) : 

Oh my goodness I think I just fell in love with the first guy!!!


Blogger Sinatra's Shadow said ... (9:18 AM) : 

The suit (and shirt) sleeves in the first picture do not fit properly. Apart from that, it is a good look. More young workers in the City should wear double-breasted - it is nothing to be afraid of.

In the second, the wearer's unshaved look completely clashes with the pinstripes and double-breasted look. To achieve a successful business look, one cannot be half-hearted.


Blogger Peter Breese said ... (9:24 AM) : 

fantastic, i really like the contrast b/w confidence and silliness


Blogger XAVS said ... (9:42 AM) : 

Fabulous! Finally there is people that can wear those suits without looking like Al Capone...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:50 AM) : 

The first suit seems to fit well, but the choice of tie is utterly boring and doesn't go well with the look. A blue or a grey or a silver would do better.

The second look does not work in my opinion. I agree with the above comments about the shave -- did he misplace his razor? The suit itself for whatever reason looks like something off of a discount rack and makes him look like he's pregnant. The sunglasses are wrong too. Try again.


Anonymous tj said ... (9:53 AM) : 

I'm guessing that the shirt sleeves in the top photo only LOOK too short because of the pose. Given the beauty of the shirt and the suit, and the fit at the neck, I want to believe that the fit of the sleeve is right.
I like the bottom photo a little less. It's still good, but it gives me a "trying too hard" vibe. Two buttons undone on the sleeve? Did you think we wouldn't notice if you only left one button undone? And, the pocket square that is made from the same fabric as the shirt is not my cup of tea. I prefer some contrast to add a little more color or drama. In this case, I think that if he'd gone with a pocket square that picks up the color of the polka dots in the necktie it would have been brilliant.
I like the bias cut on the sleeve-cuff. A nice subtle touch.
The sunglasses are really nice, but do they fit properly? It seems like the arms of the glasses are too high on his head (instead of down by his ears).
It's really a lovely suit, shirt, and tie on both these gents.


Blogger Miguel said ... (10:54 AM) : 

Not a big fan of stripes... I used to owned a couple of double breast suits but in the caribbean you no longer see many of them! Might be the weather.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 AM) : 

oh.. what, I'm sorry I must have fallen asleep


Blogger Jason said ... (11:17 AM) : 

The gentlemen on the bottom does a good job mixing patterns, but I would change up the pocket square. Matching the shirt completely looks a bit tacky to me. I'd personally like him to splash just a tad of green in there.


Blogger DOUBLE D CHERRY said ... (11:57 AM) : 

I agree...The first pic is outstanding. The pinstripe double breasted suit is to die for. The pocket square and its shape is great as well. He certainly has the haircut down. But I was thinking more Morrissey than Joy Division ;o)


Anonymous diederik said ... (12:00 PM) : 

I think these two pictures perfectly exemplify the difference in English and Italian style.

Whereas the English fellow has a very understated elegance with a softly tailored suit, quiet shirt and tie (but admittedly his shirt cuffs are to wide), the Italian with his open cuff buttons, matching handkerchief and shirt, big sunglasses and the facial hair, is is simply a peacock.


Anonymous lord sessa said ... (12:08 PM) : 

The double-breasted suit is the most dashing outfit,provided you are skinny...The cut of the second suit is better,and the attitude,a mixture of irony and nonchalance that is very compelling...This chap is totally at ease with the world.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:27 PM) : 

Nice suit on the English guy, note the jetting of the pockets and the alignment of the pinstripes on the lapels & collar. The shape of the pocket square in relation to the peaked lapels. doesn't come cheap good to see.

Like the railings and pinstripes combo as well


Blogger A la Femme said ... (12:31 PM) : 

The pull this look off really well. I especially like the gentlemen in the first picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:02 PM) : 

I believe that the first guy works in Anderson & Shepherd...


Blogger landis smithers said ... (1:08 PM) : 

i want to like this.

(must be a trend this week for me.)

but doesn't it make them look . . . how do i say this . . . "hippy"?

(not vegan "hippy". JLO "hippy".)

look again. not really flattering.

ok, i need to go eat . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Why should the second guy be shaved? Both photos update the bankers' look with a twist, so as to make it bearable - after all, who likes stiff bankers? The first one does it with the hair, the second with the unshaved look and the playful glasses.


Anonymous alisa said ... (1:51 PM) : 

The man in the london picture reminds me of Morrisey. I love his tie colour.


Blogger Jeffrey Byrnes said ... (4:07 PM) : 

I love the first photo. He looks like he is standing there hearing someone talk, but trying not to listen to them. I am a fan of the suit as well.



Anonymous Style Habits said ... (4:19 PM) : 

Great styles, I love to see modern men in double breasted suits, as it's not too common these days. In the first picture the sleeves look like they could be longer, but I agree with the other commenters, it's just the pose that's causing that.


Blogger =shane white= said ... (6:12 PM) : 

The top guy looks like he stepped out of a J.C. Leyendecker painting.

Great suit.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

That second picture, the guy's suit is a little bit wide at the bottom.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 PM) : 

Totally love this look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 AM) : 

Although the stripes look great on vote is for London.


Anonymous Simon said ... (2:47 AM) : 

Love the first picture! The second picture looks like the guy had a suit tailor made (perfect fit over the sholders) but then lost a lot of wheight (in my oppinion the DB jacket is a bit to wide from the waist down). But maby it's just me :)

Great blog btw! It has made me dress better.



Blogger Laurence John said ... (3:44 AM) : 

both jackets look like they have very little or no padding along the shoulder line, just a little in the sleeve head. that is fine but it makes a DB jacket look bottom heavy, especially when the bottom button is undone and it swings open as these 2 are. most older DBs would have had more padding in the shoulder to balance things out. the blue cotton DB in the earlier post below actually fairs much better because even though it has no padding the much larger lapels add weight up top and give it a much more flattering masculine look.


Blogger António Erre said ... (5:35 AM) : 

To much formal in a square way - both. Mmmm...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:03 AM) : 

I d like to spread the first guy on a cracker...


Blogger mateo said ... (11:09 AM) : 

the first one's lovely. i'm from argentina and i knew this blog because of FTV, i've seen you there going on about street style. lovely work. XOXO


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29 AM) : 

the fit on the first guy is fine for the most part, especially given the natural shoulder - the cuffs could be tighter, though one can't expect a cuff to be glued to someone's wrist regardless of his pose. the only real complaint i have here is the pairing of a four-in-hand with a cutaway collar.



Blogger Designs Good said ... (1:37 PM) : 

hello handsome... the suit, the hair, the "i'm too cool for school posture"... i'm in love.


Blogger Maggie May said ... (5:09 PM) : 

reminds me of Morrissey


Anonymous Your Friend, Josh! tm said ... (6:34 PM) : 

Guy #1 gave me goosebumps the first time I saw him. His swagger is almost bleeding out onto my desk as we speak.

The new age hair with the sweet classic aesthetic...even the cellphone in place of a pocketwatch is genius.

I'm almost getting turned on by it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:37 AM) : 

I love both of these look. Just the hair of the firts guy seems desacorded with his style.


Blogger sb. said ... (9:37 PM) : 

London fashion at its best.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:52 AM) : 

London suit is A&S, it seems - not a bad place to start when looking for a double-breasted suit.


Blogger Donk93953 said ... (11:12 AM) : 

Major thumbs up....!


Anonymous Yoko said ... (4:00 PM) : 

The stripes (or perhaps the jacket shape, can't tell) make the bottom photo man look a bit heavy in the stomach area, but the stripes are really great on both men


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:13 AM) : 

The first one looks like a Jil Sander model in an Anderson & Sheppard suit, i.e., a strong juxtaposition. He looks rather affected and not too comfortable.

The second one looks like he's having fun, and has lots of character. He looks supremely comfortable and confident. Not too crazy about the pocket square matching the shirt, but other than that, fantastic.


Blogger penelophe said ... (12:15 PM) : 

Super chic and elegant!


Anonymous Harnihal said ... (4:44 AM) : 

Something Missing in both pictures...

A Frank Muller on first
A Panerai on second


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 PM) : 

i believe the first guy is in fact:


Blogger utkuozt said ... (5:31 AM) : 

i am pretty sure that I saw the first guy in the latest issue of Fortune magazine (with Miuccia Prada on the cover) in an article named trend setters. It was about the opinion makers and influencing people in the fashion industry. The subject gentleman was seen amongst the owners and tailors of Anderson & Shepherd. I believe he is a taylor in A&S.


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