• Cargo

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    The recent shrinking silhouette of the cargo pant has me thinking about them in a new way. Michael Bastian has been advocating them for several seasons now and they look equally as sharp dressed up or down on this gentleman.

    Noteworthy: Crockett & Jones cordovan wingtips, navy double-breasted sport coat, slim fitting cargo pant.

    Sep 14, 2011 | Permalink (14) Total Comments

    Christen left a comment on 9/29/2011 at 1:05 PM:

    This look leaves me feeling pulled in two directions - the top half looks nice but maybe I’m just not daring enough to think that its OK to mix the look of cargo pants with a preppy top. Then again, I am also vehemently against wearing cargo pants unless you are in the military. They just don’t send the kind of message I ever would want to send.

    SSI left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 9:59 AM:

    I do like the overall look for a casual / dress mixture.  I’d be interested in trying this with a more tailored DB jacket and khaki colored cargo trousers with less of a roll.  DB jackets are tricky and I’m convinced the only way to do it right is either bespoke or at least made-to-measure.

    Michael left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 9:00 AM:

    In regards to your shorter stature, good use of clean, uninterrupted lines will add some height.

    J.P. left a comment on 9/19/2011 at 10:03 AM:

    The double-breasted jacket, scarf, tie and even the haircut are great, in kind of a between-the-wars Britain kind of way.

    John left a comment on 9/19/2011 at 7:28 AM:

    I agree the top half is nice, as are the shoes.

    fluffy left a comment on 9/19/2011 at 5:42 AM:

    It’s a good look.

    Scott Alexander left a comment on 9/19/2011 at 2:00 AM:

    @BKH—I appreciate your boldness. The top half looks excellent and jacket fits rather well.

    AEV left a comment on 9/18/2011 at 9:53 PM:

    When I require a scarf, I wear socks…being needlessly cold isn’t fashionable.

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 9/18/2011 at 8:35 PM:

    I like almost everything about this, including his hairstyle, wonderful sport coat, and C&J wingtips.


    B. L. Davis left a comment on 9/18/2011 at 8:09 PM:

    @trip:  I can assuredly say that I agree at least 70%, perhaps a little more; the best parts are going on above the waistline.

    @BKH:  Up front, I strongly admire your sense of style and the unbounded guts it takes to be photographed and placed prominently in the style blogosphere.  Well done, Sir.

    In terms of the fashionable sense, I actually like what you have going quite well.  I would be interested in seeing the same look with the trousers rolled one less time, such that the bottom of the pant leg rests perhaps 1/4 inch above the top of the shoes.  Speaking of which, the long wings look quite sharp and play well with the rest of the attire. 

    I am especially intrigued, and in the good sense, by your choice of layers on top.  Again, well done, Sir.

    BKH left a comment on 9/18/2011 at 7:56 PM:

    The reason that my legs do look short is because I am only 5’5”.

    Thank you for your constructive criticisms. We all have our own sense of style.

    trip left a comment on 9/18/2011 at 7:01 PM:

    From the waist up, this is good.

    RowBoat left a comment on 9/18/2011 at 6:57 PM:

    I’m not sure if it’s just the style of the cargo pants or mixed with the longer cut of the sport coat, but this makes his legs appear shorter.

    cam left a comment on 9/18/2011 at 7:24 AM:

    I like his tie