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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sartorialist Of The Year 2006 - 2nd Nominee

Are we still making men to take this gentleman's sartorial position twenty years from now?

Comments on "Sartorialist Of The Year 2006 - 2nd Nominee"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:26 PM) : 

What kind of dog is he walking?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:16 PM) : 

All buttons closed, i don't agree about the correctness.


Blogger MrWynn said ... (6:18 PM) : 

What's interesting is that it appears his jacket was cut to have all the buttons closed, which is rather unusual.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

On the jacket
Either the top two
Or the middle one
But never all three


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 PM) : 

is there a reason why all three of his coat buttons are buttoned?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 PM) : 

That is a beautiful tweed jacket!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:54 PM) : 

To answer your question...

I'm in!

Gosh, another marvelous photo too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:00 PM) : 

Ok, so he buttoned all three, but I LOVE that jacket! The hacking pockets, the high gorge, the jacket is classic style. The hat looks good on this guy too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 PM) : 

If Giovanni Agnelli could leave his buttondown collars unbuttoned and be considered stylish, why can't this guy button all three buttons and be considered the same? It's not the number of buttons, it's how you pull it off. And, he's pulling just fine....


Blogger MrWynn said ... (8:51 PM) : 

This may be the nerdiest I can get about clothes but, the idea that you never button the bottom button is almost always true with 99% of the jackets you will see today. However, certain English houses will cut a jacket that is meant to be buttoned all the way. The Duke himself had a few and there are a number of famous photos of him with a fully closed jacket.

What gives this man's jacket away is the fact the the bottom button is aligned with the top of his hacking pockets.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 PM) : 

This is amazing. Quite literally one of the ONLY times I've ever seen three buttons on a jacket fastened and not "tut-tutted".

A strange phenomenon. But an ever-so stylish one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 PM) : 

This guy looks outstanding, and you people are arguing about the "correctness" of his buttoning.

I guess some people will just never get it. Oh well...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 AM) : 

i never knew that to button all your jacket buttons was unusual. and the answer is no i don't think there are stylish men to replace this man in the future, that is what makes me so sad.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:22 AM) : 

He looks wonderful, regardless of whether all of his buttons are closed or not. And I am afraid that there aren't any stylish young men to take his place!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

Don't you think he knows about the buttons? The guy obviously knows what's he doing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:59 AM) : 

It's unfashionable and small minded to cite fashion faux pas


Blogger Max said ... (12:00 PM) : 

If you're 80 and I want your clothes as a 19 year old, you automatically rule.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 PM) : 

I suspect he might have buttoned all three because there was a chill in the air.


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

Agreed. He knows what he's doing.

If there are men around who will take his place in 20 years, they will be a very small tribe.


Blogger Gina said ... (3:01 PM) : 

I certainly hope so.


Blogger MrWynn said ... (3:48 PM) : 

Funny, I consider being judgmental rather unfashionable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 PM) : 

ha, I am the phoenix from the smoldering sartorial ash of my generation! Take heed, ye bloggers! Joe is my name.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:58 PM) : 

To answer your question: no. Everyone today is too busy being ironic, and I don't imagine that will change in 20 years.


Blogger Swagger said ... (6:30 PM) : 

What he is wearing is a Hacking jacket, which is cut for equestrian riding.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 PM) : 

First of all, he looks great. In regards to the button rule: looks like he is wearing it more as a coat rather than a suit or sports jacket. He looks ready for the chill and the way he is put together expresses that (i.e. the way the scarf is worn). He is perfectly styled. Thanks Sartorialist for seeing the truth behind the "rules"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:47 AM) : 

I can't believe we're arguing about whether or not the fact that this man's 3 buttons are ALL fastened negates his right to be stylish.

Stamp collecting. Maybe stamp collecting is the answer! Something that takes up alot of time, and requires one to be detail-oriented to the point of farce...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:21 PM) : 

I too want to know what kind of dog he had.

I think he looks great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:01 PM) : 

Here's a man who wears an ascot and all anyone can see is the jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

Yes! I will take his place. I'm already pushing the envelope about as far as I can, but without grey hair and a weathered face, I can't quite pull it off as well.

Olay should make an aging cream so young guys can try to have such great "old man style."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 PM) : 

He is truly stylish and my definition of stylish is epitomized by breaking all the rules and still looking great. This is one of the sharpest-looking English gents whether or not his lowest button should be closed.

Even though he has all three buttons closed, I don't think he is violating the central tenet of male dress. The jacket is not a sport coat it is either an English equestrian or hunting jacket. Those jackets frequently have four buttons--all which can be button quite properly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:38 PM) : 

God, I hope we are still making men like that. I would feel stylish just by walking next to him and absorbing his atmosphere. This may reveal too much about my psychology: but I would love to take his arm.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 PM) : 

English-looking? As soon as I saw this photograph, it screamed "French aristo". Not sure that's a hacking jacket, either. Hacking jackets are cut much higher with a distinct waist and skirt.


Blogger New Tokyo Terror said ... (5:17 AM) : 

i love the fabric, i love the old man, i love the red leash.


Blogger leatherpress said ... (8:00 PM) : 

Answer: probably not, but people will try. That kind of sartorial crispness or elegance was from a period before fashion entered stage left, or right. I wish money wasn't the arbiter of dress.


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