• Rock the Tote

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    Photographed In New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Ernest Alexander wax utility tote, painted Bass Weejuns, Gant Rugger three-piece tweed suit.

    Nov 8, 2011 | Permalink (23) Total Comments

    Sal Valentine left a comment on 12/18/2011 at 6:54 PM:

    I don’t understand some of the tut-tutting and naysaying going on. Dude looks great - if you can, why not?
    Tweed suit > my everything.
    www.Salvalentine.tumblr.com


    Stephen left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 10:15 PM:

    I’d also like to know about the shoes. I’ve seen the duct tape on the Topsiders and even red and green tape on Topsiders, but this is something very precise, apparently painted on leather shoes. That’s a committment!


    emjkmj left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 10:34 PM:

    I just noticed this guy tonight on the Sartorialist.com, posted Nov, 9th.  Same shirt and bag… Must be the same guy.  Does he wander the streets looking for fashion bloggers?


    WH left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 10:28 PM:

    Nice shot, creative composition.
    http://moderncavalier.blogspot.com/


    chris left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 4:41 PM:

    @ bucephalus Good point. It’s for that reason we’ve   left the last button hole on the cuff “uncut”. Voila, no more frowning needed.


    Dylan-Thomas Childs left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 2:28 PM:

    Don’t rock the tote baby!


    McBindle left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 1:13 PM:

    The colors work on this ensemble while the fabric of the suit is very nice.


    GChild left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 12:15 PM:

    The nicest things about this look (aside from the photo composition) are the tote and the specs.

    @NWR is right. Retail world, not real world.


    bucephalus left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 10:52 AM:

    Surgeon’s cuffs on off-the-rack jackets, like the one in the photo, is something I frown upon.  If you need to shorten the sleeves, it has to be done from the shoulders—an expensive and tricky proposition.  That’s if it can be done at all, because sometimes it can’t be done.


    bucephalus left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 10:44 AM:

    This character must be pretty tall, because Michael Bastian jackets aren’t terribly short and have a relatively low stance.


    George left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 2:19 AM:

    We here in CA didn’t get the Big Apple memo on painting shoes. We’re mostly “in with the in-crowd” as the song goes, but this one got by us. We’re eager to understand, though, and are listening hard to your tuition. Please indulge us…?


    OldGeorgetowner left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 9:09 PM:

    Loving the cut of the whole suit.
    Love the length of the pant, the fit..and on and on. Your model looks fantastic.
    Oggie.


    khordkutta left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 3:39 PM:

    How tall is this gent?


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 2:39 PM:

    That suit looks great.


    AEV left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 11:34 AM:

    Fred - does this guy work for Gant/Bastian? What’s your opinion on the appropriateness of casual/painted loafers with formal (albeit hyper trendy) suiting?


    NWR left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 11:25 AM:

    Great look for the retail world; I’m not sure about the real world.


    James left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 11:20 AM:

    The look is great. I dig most everything about it. Most everything…I don’t claim to polish my loafers on a regular basis, but if I had green paint on them, I may have to go buy another pair. Kudos on the rest of the look.


    Brian E left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 10:40 AM:

    The outfit is great.  Colors and textures all work well together.  I like the subtle touches like the contrast boutonniere and surgeon cuff button holes. I like the tote too.  I just can’t wrap my head around the fit.  I know the schoolboy look is “in,” but it takes away any air of maturity or seriousness the wearer might have.  That may be a good thing for all I know and probably works in the fashion world, just not for me.


    dam left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 10:24 AM:

    What a look!


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 9:52 AM:

    “A Young Fogey in New York”

    Effing awesome!!


    AEV left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 9:31 AM:

    This leaves me speechless too.


    Paul left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 8:43 AM:

    And so I have to ask….the painted weejuns?


    Harry left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 8:28 AM:

    This leaves me speechless… too impeccable…


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