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Saturday, September 13, 2008

On the Street.....Plaid Suit, NYC

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 AM) : 

I think the best part about the suit is the fit.


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (9:22 AM) : 

Conservative down to his shoes.I haven't seen a three-piece suit in a while. This one is nicely tailored, and he has paid attention to the details- the buttoning of the vest, the knot of the tie, etc. The jacket sleeves seem a little long (where are his shirt cuffs?)and I question the casual denimy shirt, although the shirt and tie colors are a nice relief to the subdued colors of the suit. He's taken a classic look and employed it with almost complete success. On another note, those taxis and street markings do make great compositional elements.


Blogger preppy little dress AKA "PLD" said ... (9:23 AM) : 

interesting photo, guess those extremely large bags/totes never took off as the "it" bag! i remember when they were saying, this was going to be the bag - XL large - no thanks! ha! ha!


Blogger External Enclosure said ... (9:34 AM) : 

I love his shoes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Oh, he's rocking that suit. Intense glance too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 AM) : 

He got his inspiration from the movie "There Will Be Blood", starring Daniel Day-Lewis ;) I guess... Awesome outfit, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 AM) : 

Oh, nice glen plaid suit! Beautifully tailored, and while I'd prefer a white shirt with it, the blue chambray and purple tie (purple!) prevent it from being overly stuffy.

The oversized shiny black bag that the woman carries makes my shoulders hurt just looking at it. Nature abhors a vacuum, and a giant bag like that invites one to carry around too much stuff.


Blogger Tsar Kasim said ... (10:24 AM) : 

Nice colour matching on the gentleman, though I personally question the choice of tie colour.

I wonder if he actually meant for one pant leg to go over the shoe tongue and for the other to go under it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Where the hell is this guy going? Country pattern works with the denim; denim works with the loafers; loafers work with the cut of the suit; the context works to make the photo interesting. It all works together. Maybe he's headed for his country tailor to have those sleeves fixed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 AM) : 

probably trying to gaze into her soul - shes is gorgeous.

Love the fit of the jacket, not much else.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:09 AM) : 

I'm seeing so much plaid suit in Milan that it's not even cute anymore.


Blogger Steph said ... (11:10 AM) : 

He's looking so intensely at her lol

The purple and blue with the neutral plaid is so striking, especially with the slim fit of the suit. It gives him such character.

I dunno... he seems to be keeping it from going into costume territory so effortlessly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Such an impressive suit! Missing this nyc alternative dress - shall return soon..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 AM) : 

Wow. I love the suit, but the shirt (its that chambray?) and the purple tie really make the whole thing pop!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:51 AM) : 

In other parts of the country, people would think that his suit didn't fit. Not sure if I like it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:01 PM) : 

This suit is just too costume-esque for me. The checks are over-dramatic, a characteristic that is emphasized by the contrasting denim look of the shirt. The bottoms fit like skinny jeans rather than trousers, and I think this gives the whole suit the appearance of being a little too tight. It's almost as if he took all the characteristics of what might be considered a "fashionable" suit right now and emphasized each of them a little too much...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:06 PM) : 

Suit is oddly fitted. Note bunching of vest at chest and pants at crotch. Pants are too tight as if they contain spandex. Sleeves are too long. In sum, a lousy fit.


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (12:25 PM) : 

I like it when men dress as if they care about themselves and about you. It's so troubling when men go to work dressed like college students who've run out of clean clothes and don't have quarters to go to the laundromat. Trust me, I'm in Austin, it happens.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 PM) : 

A great posture really works wonders.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:46 PM) : 





Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Beautifully tailored suit and well planned shoes. The shirt seems a little bit out of place, but the tie is a nice break.

Intense stare is intense.


Blogger Rob Moore said ... (1:20 PM) : 

That looks like a Ralph Laurn suit - they've been doing a lot of beautiful slim fitting tweeds the last few seasons. I really like the bellows pockets, too. I don't know about wearing a 3 piece tweed in summer, and about the denim shirt, which has a bit of overly-ambitious eclecticism about it. The sloppy tie knot feels wrong with the impeccable suit, too.


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

His grooming is smashing at that ! S&P beards are the must have of the Fall season, or so it seems.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:39 PM) : 

very intense glace, a little too intense (detracts from the photo).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 PM) : 

Interesting dynamic. He looks at her intensely. I see lust in his eyes. She looks away ... with a faint hint of boredom. Could it be that this picture was taken right before a furtive afternoon thryst?

Now about his suit. I love the fabric. Maybe a bit warm for this season in New York perhaps? A vest could many men look portly, but not in this case. He pulls it off nicely. Is this a Tom Ford suit, by any chance?


Blogger Cassaundra said ... (2:33 PM) : 

that shade of purple is quickly becoming my favorite color. i bought a top in that shade the other day, and when i put it on i feel like royalty.

it really looks nice on him, though.
against the tan and brown in his suit - lovely!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I agree. It's a nice suit. But the shoes are wrong, and the shirt doesn't seem to work either. The collar is to slim for the heft of that knot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I agree. It's a nice suit. But the shoes are wrong, and the shirt doesn't seem to work either. The collar is to slim for the heft of that knot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

The fit, the colors, the details... everything is perfect!


Blogger jkh said ... (2:58 PM) : 

marvellous suit.
splendid cut.

something about it makes me think that it is more of a designer suit - rather than a bespoke tailored one.

anyhow... has anybody got an idea who is responsible for that suit (who made that suit)?

i'd love to know.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:00 PM) : 

he looks like he's trying to melt her with his stare lol


Blogger From Gullah to Ghetto and now Ivory Tower said ... (3:01 PM) : 

Everything about this look is subtly FIERCE except the denim shirt. The cut of the suit is perfection, his posture commands that you take notice, I love his palate with regard to the color combination. I simply wished he would have worn a different blue shirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 PM) : 

suit Ralph Lauren Purple label-linen/silk, not tweed
shirt Polo
Tie Louis Vuitton
Shoes Ferragamo
Look- Priceless


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 PM) : 

Is this Jessica from the day before?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 PM) : 

The tulip skirt at that length is doing her no favors.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:17 PM) : 

Never thought denim and plaid would work soooo smart ! cant wait to copy it


Blogger Asis Cortes said ... (5:23 PM) : 

saludos a todos, buen blog muy bueno


Blogger Trace said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I'm going to say it's the color, but maybe it's the knot size

but the tie deprecates this immaculately tailored suit.

i think chambray works with plaid though


Blogger Austin.Garnett said ... (6:11 PM) : 

if it wasn't for the tab collar, i would give his denim shirt a thumbs down.
i do, however, give giant tie knots a thumbs down.


Blogger Austin.Garnett said ... (6:12 PM) : 

oh, and i agree,, if the rest of his suit fits that closely, his sleeves should come up some - shirt cuffs should be showing a bit.


Blogger Beatriz Vasques Dale said ... (6:14 PM) : 

I love the colors. Perfect tie!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:28 PM) : 

i love love her bag....

does anyone know...what designer made it?


Blogger Jean said ... (6:37 PM) : 

Superb suit with a sexy fit, gorgeous bold blue shirt and purple tie, but the outfit would look 1KX better without the vest. Or maybe that restraint makes it work. I dunno. The vest just seems a little too Sean Connery in the 19th century.

I love their silent conversation along with his pointer-dog ready pose.


Blogger Teena Vallerine said ... (6:49 PM) : 

Snazzy checks, denim shirt, purple tie, the cut of the trousers and those shoes! I see nothing conservative here! He's a rebel in disguise! t.x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 PM) : 

I think the whole outfit is absolutely stunning!
You need strong guts to pull out that suit.
And before I forget,,,I love the tie too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:07 PM) : 

Ahh, I guess the northeast is an entirely different world, but I (here in Florida) am practically melting just looking at a man in a three piece suit and a denim shirt. I spent a couple hours outside today walking in a cami and a cotton skirt and I was still sweaty by the time I got home.

I agree that the shirt throws the look. In the thumbnail, when it was just a bold blue shirt to my eye, it looked perfect.


Blogger christinaooi said ... (8:33 PM) : 

i demand a brass coloured pocket watch!!


Blogger said ... (8:58 PM) : 

i love that beards are back! yay beards!


Blogger ricola said ... (9:41 PM) : 

Wow, he's a little fascinating. The suit is incredible, I love a nice plaid. I'm not so sure about the choice of chambray though. I am sure about fit of those trouser legs though, sweet jesus.


Blogger JB said ... (10:12 PM) : 

I like the 3 piece look. The vest makes that suit. So does the look of purpose he has.


Blogger natalia said ... (11:20 PM) : 

I'm back! - and nice photo!


Blogger korlee said ... (12:06 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:06 AM) : 



Blogger J.Covington said ... (12:31 AM) : 

Great vest and jacket...replace the trousers with jeans and go for a knit brown tie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 AM) : 

I like the plum tie, xcept the denim shirt takes away from the statement. OMG just do like a different material or a pastel blue or gray.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 AM) : 

People in other parts of the country would think his suit doesn't fit because people in other parts of the country don't know how suits are supposed to fit. Americans are notorious for wearing clothes two sizes too big for them.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (3:17 AM) : 

I'm trying to dig these tight suits. I get that it's elegant and all that but it just doesn't look comfortable and when a man doesn't look comfortable it's hard for me to see him as chic or elegant. It doesn't look like he can button the jacket. To me, sacrificing comfort for style is an ultra femmy thing to do.... and that's not appealing on a man IMO. Especially when we're talking about a suit that is as expensive as this one probably is.

The denim shirt is something different and I like that it brings an otherwise stuffy suit (no pun intended) into a more relaxed realm. The fabric of the suit is nice and goes well with the purple tie.

Her bag is a good basic bag. I know the biggies are going out of fashion. Too bad. I love the functionality of the mega bag. They carry all your shit.


Blogger beauty comma said ... (4:38 AM) : 

Just found your blog=) It's so good that I'm considering a fashion blogs' blogroll, even if I have a "strictly interior decoration" policy for my blog. Thanks for all the inspiring photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 AM) : 

That suit pretty much perfect, I agree with gullah to ghetto, the diem shirt throws it off...but the purple tie is a nice touch. I definitely like that.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:49 AM) : 

i quite like the intensity of his gaze - and the way he's standing. there's a little hidden drama in this shot that makes me wonder what happened leading up to and after this moment.

i love the fit of the suit (with the length of the sleeves being a minor quibble) i don't see any sloppiness about the way the tie is knotted as someone else mentioned - look at the dimple for one thing - but it is too large for the collar of the shirt he's wearing. love the colour combination, but had the suit not been cut just so it could have easily gone so horribly wrong.

odd how when i first started reading this blog i was pretty clueless about menswear, and could never have known to look at any of these details (still learning even about women's wear). see - the sartorialist does educate! ;-D


Blogger ginjin3 said ... (6:13 AM) : 

That's a pretty sharp suit. The fit, colors, texture, is wonderful. The man definitely has style, look at his beard too. Shnaps!


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

If my suit fit that well, I'd never want to get out of it.

It combines the fit of a bespoke, with the modern cut of a designer suit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:27 AM) : 

Nice mix, plaid/denim. The (wide) tie knot however... ruins the appearence for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:44 AM) : 

Too tight! The poor man can't even lift his arms and looks like he can't sit down.


Blogger Miguel said ... (8:19 AM) : 

Sorry but I have to disagree on the shirt... The suit is grat but that shirt makes me think twice about the concept.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 AM) : 

Its a nice suit, and fits beautifully, but I don't like the tight fitting pants with tight fitting jacket. Frankly, he's a little old to carry it off the pants to my taste. And the blue shirt/purple tie thing, no no no. Not with such a well cut suit. Its distracting and reminds me of the stuff middle aged liberal highschool teachers pull out of the closet when they have to wear a tie. Bonus points for the shoes though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:02 AM) : 

Lovely material and convincing combination of suit and shoes. The suit itself brilliant as a three-piece, but definitely a tad too tight; checked-pattern just can't be worn super well fitted, neither can wool suits.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 AM) : 

It looks like a Ralph LAuren suit. I like it quite a lot, but I'm not sure about the shirt...white of light blue popeline would have been of better contrast. Anyway please shorten this sleeve!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Love the color pallete. He looks like a mannequin standing there, expressionless. She focuses on something down the way that interests her more than what is in front of her, Mr. Country Tweed Suit Man (he should be hot in that outfit, her arms are bare). Great shoes, I would have worn a spread collar shirt in the same shade as the denim (end-on-end, lends great color texture), denim looks too casual. His pants could be a hair looser. Nice body contour on the jacket, great vest fit.

Mr. Schuman, you do know how to take a great picture. Bravo, again!--HB


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:48 AM) : 

The suit is beautiful. The shirt is daring. Love a purple tie. But the shoes are wrong.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

I know I'm a traditionalist but denim shirt with three piece classic suit and loafers. He looks ok but it's like we have to find something to admire when there isn't much. It actually reminds me of some of those bizarre teamings you see in ads in Men's Vogue, it's all about the effect not whether it represents true male elegance. She however, is a cutie.


Blogger The Khaki Crusader said ... (10:51 AM) : 

great suit. is that PCole from Paul Stuart? Sleeves too long - Show some cuff!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:05 AM) : 

l'homme il dit "i am stiff like a day old baguette."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:15 AM) : 

The suit looks too tight to me as well, the pants really, especially in the thigh area. Men really have to not just buy nice clothing, they also have to have them tailored appropriately.....these pants are not.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (11:50 AM) : 

His denim shirt interests me.....


Blogger morethanamailbox said ... (12:18 PM) : 

Lookin' good with the purple tie...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 PM) : 

I just love your pictures, update more often please. it was nice to see som pictures from Stockholm. I'm from sweden you see. You ever go to London? I'm there next weekend!



Blogger Carolina said ... (1:37 PM) : 

I love her shoes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:38 PM) : 

What works on a tanned Milanese does not necessarily translate to NYC.

You have to pose and strut to pull this off - and make it look like you were born to.

He does not...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 PM) : 

The gentlemen looks smashing. For some reason, I do not find the angle very flattering for the lady.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:18 PM) : 

My concern is the button stance on the jacket. The lapel looks rather long. Is that a one button front, or is the lapel rolling over the second button? I suppose a lower button stance makes sense for a three-piece suit--allowing for more exposure of the vest. Like others I agree that, as a suit coat, the sleeve length, is too long. The length would work, however, in a more casual setting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:03 PM) : 

1. Over sized tie

2. Poor shirt selection-- not very elegant.

3. Nice suit but can't see any cuff


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:14 PM) : 

The suit is indeed great. But is that a jeans-shirt???
And I think the knot of his tie is far too big for that collar.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:32 PM) : 

haha a denim shirt? love it


Blogger Zelmarific said ... (9:34 PM) : 

Their body language interests me. They look as though they have pent up passions.


Blogger Ellie Lee said ... (10:37 PM) : 

Men should dress like this more often~ Although the vest do look a tad tight fitting on him~


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 AM) : 

People like anon. 12.46 pm makes me ashamed to be a Norwegian.

I'm not completely sure if I like this outfit, I think someone said that it seems too costumeish. I think I agree with him/her. Mabe it had worked better if he had toned it down a little.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:44 AM) : 

Beautiful suit, though I think that the tie knot is to big for that collar. Should have been a bigger collar or a different, not so thick tie.


Blogger Olviya said ... (8:12 AM) : 

cant say i like his violet tie mixed with blue shirt...


Blogger KAT! said ... (9:29 AM) : 

What an incredible outfit! The fit is snappy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Love the suit and its fit, except the sleeves. Like the shoes, even though he caught his cuff in one of them. I'm intrigued by the colors of the shirt and tie, but am torn on the fabric of the shirt and hate the size of the tie. His intense gaze gives me the willies, not in a good way. Great hair choices, though.

Her *two* oversized bags combine with the bad skirt length to make her look dumpy, which is quite an achievement in those shoes!


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (9:47 AM) : 

I like the suit, although it seems a little snug. Don't like the tie with it...the color is wrong, and the knot is too big...he should have opted for maybe a silk knit in a yellow or a beige, or a nice foulard. Still, this fella reminds me that GQ model from the '70's who had a beard...does anybody remember who that guy was?

This three-piece suit has inspired me to do more crunches, so that I can pull this look off without looking, as someone else wrote, "portly".

This fella would probably look good in a proper English bowler...
there's something about his features that evokes the 1890's.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:53 AM) : 

i've been looking for a striking glen plaid suit like that recently. i dont like the shoes though. and where's his pocket square?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 AM) : 

I love, love, love the fit of his suit. At this level of attention to detail -- I think the longish sleeve is intentional -- a personal quirk -- which I like -- but I really love the fit of the shoulder, the high armhole, and how the fabric skims the whole body in a very sensual way (there's the slightest hint of basket bulge -- which I like -- why not, you only live once). Another commenter stated that the suit was Ralph Lauren -- but I'd be surprised if this was off the rack -- it just fits him as a second skin -- unless he was the fit model -- such a fit is hard to come by from a generic pattern -- I mean -- not only does the jacket fit perfectly, but the pants also. Great look for a tallish, thinnish guy -- real polish and panache -- also love the posture and presentation -- quite a peacock! American men should take note -- they always seem to buy suits two sizes too big.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:30 AM) : 

lucky girl . . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:55 AM) : 

The suit itself is great. Look at how the plaid matches from vest to jacket to sleeves to pants. Fantastic.
I don't love the fit. The pants are too tight for me. It's got to be uncomfortable sitting down when the pants are that tight. The jacket looks like it might pull if you button it. And, as others have said, the jacket sleeves should be a bit shorter.
It seems that leaving both the top button and the bottom button on a vest is becoming quite popular. I'm fine with that.
Tab collar on a denim shirt? Not my cup of tea. Particularly if you're wearing a bulky tie. Tab collars are great with thin ties, but straight collars are much better with bulky ties.
The purple tie works great with the subtle green stripe in the plaid suit. Purple and green are a fabulous combination.
The guy's grooming is exceptional. Bald can be beautiful. Haircut and beard are both sharp.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:54 PM) : 

Have we seen him before? I seem to remember this combination - great suit, though a bit form fitting. Love the plaid.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Intense look on his face - what did she just tell him? I like the suit but it ages him. Also, the shirt and tie look like he started with one outfit in mind and suddenly changed it. Too incongrous for my taste.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 PM) : 

The suit is great. I love the combination of a old-fashioned (pattern, vest) and sexy (cut) - if only the guy was sexier.

Although the colour of the shirt is quite fitting, denim just doesn't seem to be the right material.


Blogger Vivian Darkbloom said ... (2:18 AM) : 

How would his look change (improve?) if he wore chukkas or brogues, rather than loafers? We can quibble here and there, but I was simply relieved to see that he wasn't wearing (1) Chuck Taylors, (2) Topsiders, or (3) green Tod's driving mocs. Everyone else seems to be wearing them, regardless of the outfit or occasion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:30 AM) : 

Beards are yet again a statement. Did you seek the piece in the Page Six Mag? Eric Wilsons piece in 06 about beards?

Beards should be on the Fall "Must Have" list for men, or perhaps they will become seasonless !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 AM) : 

This is a great case for style versus fashion. Yes, he has done things that flout the laws of fashion but he seems so comfortable with it, he makes it work. My first thought was "wow, he looks great" followed by "that souldn't work", but it does. His boldness of personal style should be applauded.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Too much at once.


Blogger Rich said ... (10:09 PM) : 

I love this guy's style. So devil-may-care. That suit is sexy as hell, all because of the way it fits and the way he's ....inhabiting it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:48 AM) : 

Too tight pants, long sleeves, wrong shoes.... uh hu. This man clearly knows what he likes and is dressing in a way that pleases him. So what if showing 1/2 inch of cuff is 'right', he is far from sloppy and looks wonderful. Rather a 1900-ish shape, lovely.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

Love the 3pc, especially in check, the S&P beard and his proud embrace of his baldness...however, something about the purple tie strikes me as "off." I think he took a gamble with the tie and lost.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:18 PM) : 

His suit is perfectly tailored for him and he looks hot.


Blogger Aaron J. Kearney said ... (10:35 PM) : 

The top button of the waistcoat is undone, is that for a reason?


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:44 PM) : 

I think ben bernanke should lighten up the current financial crisis with this 3 piece wonder!!! hehe


Blogger Jamie said ... (6:58 AM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:16 PM) : 

Ha... ha... I know that couple.


Blogger Jamie said ... (4:36 AM) : 

Has the look of one of the new slim fit Ralph Lauren suits. Absolutely beautiful - elegant and dapper in every way. The denim shirt doesn't really fit though but I guess it works in an eccentric way! How about a piece of tanzanite jewelry to set off the blue denim?!


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