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Friday, July 23, 2010

Wasn't This What They Really Meant For Casual Friday?

Comments on "Wasn't This What They Really Meant For Casual Friday?"


Blogger Cindy K said ... (2:06 PM) : 

Perfection! Love your blog.


Blogger Jennie Nguyen said ... (2:07 PM) : 

cool man!



Blogger ISÈY DUREE said ... (2:08 PM) : 



Blogger Kyle said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I love this look and I definitely agree that this is what casual friday should be about.

I never understand why so many people take casual friday as an opportunity to dress like crap when it should be used to add some more personality to your work week wardrobe.


Blogger Virginia Ibarra said ... (2:10 PM) : 

I think so! then people went overboard :( sad thing but this man has pulled it off elegantly!


Anonymous Matteus said ... (2:11 PM) : 

Would work without the tie. Jeans and a tie just looks odd.


Anonymous Johnny the Mule said ... (2:12 PM) : 

Very cool - even though I'd have a less formal look for the shirt and tie.


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

He's flawless.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:17 PM) : 



Blogger Beverly. said ... (2:21 PM) : 

I love the jeans/blazer look.


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

Maybe less this with the faded jeans perhaps more the image of Francesco Clemente.


Blogger mariel said ... (2:28 PM) : 

i used to have a coworker that wore FLIPFLOPS to the office...the kind you wear to the beach or around the house. i used to really bother me but she eventually found a different position elsewhere.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:38 PM) : 

Perfection. i was going to ask for the counterpart look for a woman - but this concept works well for both sexes.


Blogger Connie Staccato said ... (2:47 PM) : 

I would very much like this gentleman to marry me.


Blogger courtney said ... (2:47 PM) : 

I love black and navy together.


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

Looks semi-casual and just as uncomfortable as non-casual to me.


Anonymous Plastic Oclayo said ... (2:55 PM) : 



Anonymous Anna said ... (2:58 PM) : 

Where was this picture taken?


Anonymous john b said ... (3:05 PM) : 

This hearkens back to a previous post about uniforms. It seems as though so many have forgotten the importance of being well-turned-out. Casual Friday (and Monday to Thursday)is just another example. This I would like to overhear a conversation between this gentleman and the well-appointed Italian bartender of a previous post.



Anonymous JimJims said ... (3:09 PM) : 

Style + Class with an edge!


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (3:13 PM) : 

Definitely! He dresses so well. I love the shoes and the top portion contrasting with the denim.


Anonymous Cruz said ... (3:17 PM) : 

I disagree with the previous comment about a jean and tie combo not working. In fact, when I first saw this photo I didn't even notice the tie because it was so natural and fit so perfectly with the rest of the look. Maybe if the tie was of a more formal style, then yes, it would be awkward, but this scenario è perfetto!!


Blogger Mike said ... (3:21 PM) : 

I'd never wear jeans, a double breasted jacket and tie. Ain't got nothing to do with style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 PM) : 

DB with jeans and black shoes ?
Ooooh noooo, please!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 

spotless + brilliant


Anonymous Rosemary said ... (3:42 PM) : 

Yes! Love the jeans! they are an absolute perfect fit on him too, the shoes are awesome. He looks great!

Skin & Wood Vintage,


Blogger Faith said ... (3:48 PM) : 

I wish more people dressed like that all the time.

Preludes to a Dream


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (4:05 PM) : 

Best version of "Casual Friday" possible; even because most of the times it becomes "Freaky friday", and... well, better not! :)
Casual, cool and elegant at the same time. Best combination possible.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 PM) : 

Amen! Perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:14 PM) : 

Gentlemen, please button your jackets unless you're seated! A man of his generation should know this. (A double-breasted jacket, as shown here, looks especially sloppy when unbuttoned.)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 PM) : 

Flawless...except the shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Looks rad but I don't dig those jeans too much.


Anonymous Adam said ... (4:33 PM) : 

have to disagree on this one he is a bit too Jeremy Clarkson for my liking


Blogger Miguel Ignacio said ... (4:45 PM) : 

Its just amazing how one cool jacket and a prewashed jeans can always give us a great and semiformal look without any effort.

Visit Ive really cool shots from my city.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:45 PM) : 



Blogger Tango K said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Whew- saw the words casual friday, I started imagining the usual 'daisy dukes' and rubber flip flops.

His hair is elegant, even they way he is perusing his phone. Wonderful!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:52 PM) : 

Awesome style!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 PM) : 

He looks great, but that tie + starched shirt collar (looks starched) do not look casual. Nice shiny shoes!


Anonymous Heather said ... (5:04 PM) : 

He is totally casual. Nothing wrong at all with that outfit.


Anonymous carole said ... (5:08 PM) : 

He is amazing!


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

I agree with the no tie comment, mostly because I myself feel awkward wearing a tie with jeans and love sporting the jeans/shirt/sport coat combo for casual Friday.


Anonymous Daniel said ... (5:27 PM) : 

Love how his body position mirrors that of the tent poles. Great photo as always.


Anonymous Min said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Love that he can rock that slim cut on those jeans - and check out the detailing on the fly. This gent knows he's still got it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Why yes, I believe this is what they meant for casual friday. In my ideal world, at least. I like how the shirt and pocket square compliment his hair color (or vice-versa?). Personally, I'd have gone for a darker shade of jeans for (and maybe a wider leg too) but then this lighter shade also compliments the shirt and hair and helps make the outfit more "summery". I've said it before and I'll say it again, I like the tie-and-jeans look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:11 PM) : 

not to bad. but the cigarette is ruinning everything


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:39 PM) : 

Quick question for you. What do you say about mixing navy blue with black? I've always been curious about this because some people say that it's a total no no to mix'em while others definitely don't care at all.


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



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

No, denim is over-worn. There is nothing great about this look. This is a mix of this and that, which equals nothing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 PM) : 

Jeans have come to mean, "I can't think of what to wear, so I'll wear jeans, they look good with anything." The problem is, jeans don't look good with everything. Jeans began as work attire and should have remained there.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Sorry, this look doesn't work. The jeans are too tight, can't you see his belly coming over the top, hmm maybe that's why he's wearing the tie.


Anonymous Lisa said ... (7:11 PM) : 

We can only dream that men looked that way on Fridays..or any day!


Blogger Sarah said ... (7:27 PM) : 

Am I the only one alarmed by seeing so many Sartorialist gents in tapered/skinny-ankled pants and jeans? I shudder, especially when I see it with no socks and loafers. Is this look coming back en masse? So uncomfortably 1980s for me -- I'm old enough that todays 80's rewinds just aren't appealing.

It's not just an 80s aversion, either. It's a proportion problem -- men and women look like top-heavy ice cream cones unless they're careful about their shirt and coat selection.

I'm thinking about tight breeches and narrow calves and ankles in costume history. Men would pair that kind of leg line with longer skirted coats, or with very lean coats, short or long. These made for a balanced look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:49 PM) : 

Yes, this works - very cool look - but totally reliant on the fact that he's "mature", and has a distinguished and vaguely dangerous air about him (i.e. he's old, looks like he has some money, but could still kick most peoples ass in a bar fight). Same clothes on a middle aged dad, or for that matter a faux-hawked "hipster" wouldn't have the same effect IMO.


Blogger Robby Cress said ... (9:00 PM) : 

I love this look! Great fit, great color - just so put together yet still comfortable. This my kind of style. Nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 PM) : 

This is EXACTLY what "casual Friday" is meant to be. However, we so seldom see it done well. Thanks for the wonderful selections, as always.



Blogger Rose said ... (9:10 PM) : 

yes casual fridays should always look like this. and the world becomes a better place :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:12 PM) : 

Looks perfect to me - what a stylish man!!! Don't understand the criticism from some of the viewers - pleeease, take another look!!!


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (9:51 PM) : 

All I can say is that he's got a "Valentino" tan.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:57 PM) : 



Anonymous Liza Ramli said ... (10:00 PM) : 

There's something about the (right) jeans, white shirt/t-shirt and loafers combo on men that just makes me go slightly weak in the knees...what more topped with a jacket and pocket square...this guy has got it all looking simply mmmm mm.


Blogger stephanie roberts said ... (10:11 PM) : 

i LOVE this. i would have loved to watch this man get dressed that morning. Yum.


Blogger Elizabeth said ... (10:29 PM) : 

Yep, my thoughts exactly. I think this is what they meant, but the message got lost on its way...
Elizabeth, NZ.


Blogger Lee Oliveira said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Yes, this is it. Casual Friday doesn't mean a tracksuit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:07 AM) : 

The Silver Fox at Pitti Uomo!


Blogger The Original Swedish Blonde! said ... (12:15 AM) : 

Gorgeous looking gentleman ;)


Blogger thwany said ... (3:52 AM) : 

those jeans fit like a glove


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (5:37 AM) : 

Love that blazer with jeans! Chic man!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:47 AM) : 

No. Denim? Really? He is too suave. Maybe he just had a bad wardrobe day. Casual Friday could have been better served with an open button or two and not-so-groomed hair.


Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (7:12 AM) : 

genial tout


Blogger the nyanzi report said ... (7:13 AM) : 

You got that right.


Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (8:36 AM) : 

He looks great of course. I'm about the same age and often wear exactly this combo so I would say that wouldn't I. There's one challenge. Keeping the line of those jeans is not easy when you don't have the waist of a 20 year old any longer! Any criticism I'll put down to a propensity amongst some to find fault with anything and everything.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:28 AM) : 

I know what you mean. All that sloppy clothing on casual Fridays, where you feel like you're in a shopping mall with the kids.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:54 AM) : 

He put the "business" back into "business casual"


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:58 AM) : 

I think I have fallen a little in love with him. All british men need to take a lesson in 'casual friday' dressing from this man. Yesterday I actually saw a man on his way to work wearing a football shirt, that is casual fridays taken far too far. This chic silver fox has the look nailed perfectly. X


Anonymous Patricia said ... (12:08 PM) : 

he looks damn cool :p


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:17 PM) : 

Really love your blog.

my reference.. and for me your probably the best photograph in the world.
Thank you Scott for this part of your work.


Blogger BobKentNoVa said ... (3:48 PM) : 

I like this mix of semi-formal and extreme-casual. It has an edge. If there weren't people who disliked it, the "Anonymous" poster(s) above, it wouldn't be edgy.


Anonymous Laurent said ... (7:45 PM) : 

Fridays, in NY finance and law firms,pre 1990s usually meant a worsted suit, or blazer and wool (not khaki)trousers("uniform")Because you were dressed to leave for the country weekend. Khakis came in and then polo shirts with blazers, never jeans! The ONLY pants worn in Miami in clubs and restaurants are jeans.Noone wears jackets. Men in dark suits are either going to court or are in on business and look out-of-place. Without the tie, this would work!


Blogger ~chetna~ said ... (1:16 AM) : 

yes, this is exactly what they meant ..


Blogger Hiroaki Nagahata said ... (12:01 PM) : 

I love this jeans!


Anonymous kelli said ... (4:46 PM) : 

I love his look and wish more men I know would adopt this look!


Anonymous CK Dexter Haven said ... (5:46 PM) : 

I dunno. Top half looks swell. But, if you're gonna go ahead and cinch up a tie, you might as well wear the whole suit.

Agreed, though — "casual fridays" shouldn't mean "hobo." Everything is far too casual these days. Effen flipflops are killing me. How are so many people watching Mad Men and then turning around and looking like schlubs?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:51 PM) : 

Agrre with the previous comment about flip flops, they are the worst possible footwear, especially on men, so ugly........


Anonymous Laurent said ... (11:47 AM) : 

In Miami (anywhere Florida actually) Men are wearing F.Flops into restaurants, clubs, shopping, business meetings!!!!! The beach, the pool, THAT's IT!!!!!Especially if your feet aren't groomed. Try boat shoes(sebagos, topsiders), canvas or suede slip ons, cool, casual, cheap at shoe outlets. Please.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:26 PM) : 

Spot on!
Caz Friday should be no less than this!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:28 PM) : 

His jeans shave years off his look...great look!


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

I love him! Wish to see more of this gentleman in my daily life.

(ie, go away, hipsters!)


Anonymous evalyn said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Yes, casual Friday done right!


Anonymous Megan said ... (3:20 PM) : 

This is definitely what I wish everyone wore for casual Fridays. I mean even the shoes are perfect. Why anyone wears tennis shoes except except for tennis is beyond me.


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

I should think so!


Anonymous Marisa said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Though it pains me to detract from a mature, stylish gentleman, I can never get behind jeans and a sportcoat on a man. It is incongruous. Like "Business up front, party in the back," it does not comine into a style for me. If you want to wear jeans on a casual day, they need a different jacket. Tie is fine.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:33 PM) : 

Scott-Yes and No (to Casual Fridays)

NO-Let's hope they had better jeans in mind.

YES-The rest is great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:40 AM) : 

No, because those jeans are absolute tat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

awesome but casual


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 PM) : 

I'm sorry but I have to disagree with the chorus of approval about the outfit. In comparison with so many of the people you show here who show great imagination in what they wear, this shows none. By that, I mean it's just a formal suit, cutaway collar shirt and tie combination, with a pair of old, ill-fitting Wranglers. Sorry, but this smacks of lazy thinking.


Blogger Eilish said ... (5:20 AM) : 

super super dooper man he is. so cute :)


Blogger Kathleen said ... (10:44 AM) : 

As far as I'm concerned, the answer to your question is "Yes". As always, this gentleman is the ultimate picture of cool. I love the fact that his jeans are so well worn they are actually fraying at the hem. And then the perfectly polished "like a mirror" shoes and the cashmere blaze? He is perfection!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Very Italian. I love the cutaway collar & the overall effect!


Anonymous Greg said ... (12:52 PM) : 

I regularly employed a similar look when I was at college, though my clothes admittedly were usually in some state of disrepair. To me it's close but no cigar. My favorite part is that he seems to have matched the pocket square to the jeans. Also I like the color palette. But his jacket is way too bulky for his jeans. I would have preferred a slimmer fitting single breasted blazer for this kind of look. And even though the more tapered jeans may be kind of fashionable these days, I think they're an unfortunate choice for this outfit. It further emphasizes the bulkiness of his top half, and ends up giving him that sort of ice cream cone shape which was an epidemic back in the 1980's, the last time (to my memory) tapered jeans were this popular. I would totally be cool with a slim straight leg if he is slim enough to pull it off, but it's kind of hard to tell what he's hiding beneath that enormous blazer. =)


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


This is casual refined ...

So tired of seeing people in NYC wearing flip-flops with dirty feet -- what I would expect at Coney Island beaches


Blogger kramer said ... (10:47 PM) : 

Hurrah! Perfecto! The moustache mirrors the frayed hem of his jeans. I like the hand in the blazer pocket - he seems to be reaching for a mint or a cookie. Just the perfect snack for this outfit.


Blogger CDC said ... (2:20 PM) : 

No. The jeans are inappropriate for an office. However, the style is spot on for the intent of casual Friday. Perhaps a modern update that conforms to a semblance of tradition?


Blogger Inés Beatriz said ... (4:14 AM) : 

love this look1


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

In the olden days in the Fortune 100, Friday's casual was a blazer or a tweed sport jacket with flannels. Mon - Thurs was a suit!


Blogger Nicola said ... (3:51 PM) : 

I would marry this man, by Sunday morning.


Anonymous sweetgirl said ... (5:57 PM) : 

this is amazing i love your blog it is so great
these pictures are quite amazing
the fashion is always changing
i love it :)

i just started a blog on fashion etc this is great


Blogger Vale Cervarich said ... (3:23 AM) : 

Something is wrong with the jeans. They are too worn, a little too short, a little too tapered. the fraying at the bottom? Better jeans would work for me, but these particular jeans fail. On a blog so attuned to fashion detail, this one should be obvious.


Blogger nena said ... (1:26 AM) : 

Hmm, I'm seeing pilot up top, regular dude on the bottom. I actually don't like this ensemble.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:43 PM) : 

The blazer with jeans is 1990s as far as I'm concerned.


Blogger Sunny Side-Up said ... (5:46 PM) : 

lol hahaha I like it!

I wouldn't want my boyfriend to dress like this, however, this man wears it well. He gives off this nonchalant vibe.

God bless!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 PM) : 

He's || <----- oh sooooooo close to successfully pulling this off. Kinda'~sorta' looks like a younger Omar Shariff. If he'd lose the tie, unbutton one or two buttons on the shirt, and had on a single breasted jacket, he'd have nailed it.


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