Mr. Schuman has been a busy guy this past season, making his rounds to the fashion capitals of the western world to take pictures of people who dress well. Sounds like a tough job doesn't it? There is now a little compilation of his top 'pics' from the off-the-runway New York scene on mens.style.com. There are definitely some good looking people wearing some good looking clothes. I seem to like the same colors, materials and general style with my top picks of the Sartorialist's top pics. Of these four, my favorites are the top two images. I love the varsity cardigan and aviator glasses a lot. The other fellow has a nice grasp of the shrunken outfit look and I really like the hint of plaid from the inside of his jacket. Kanye and a couple uber RL guys round out my top choices - really enjoying Kanye's gloves.
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The layered coats have been showing up in good places the last month or two. First in Junya Wantanabe' fall presentation, and more recently on Mr. Schuman's blog. While I do like a lot of the Junya looks from his recent show, its the photos of real life men wearing the layered coats that has me a bit more into the look. Both of these gentlemen have gone with a jacket or coat that is cropped shorter than their sport coat underneath. I haven't really seen this too often but the result is really nice. It feels a little bit fresh with the use of blue, purple and grey and the navy, khaki and pattern combination is just about perfect as well. Both of the looks are great for dressing down otherwise more formal items and also help avoid having to wear a heavy coat which can be a nuisance at times. You won't be able to pull this off for too long as the weather gets warmer, so take advantage of the next few weeks or great clothes wearing weather.
I am pretty much loving everything double breasted right now. I've seen a lot more of it to come for the spring and fall as well which is great news. There are cardigans and blazers galore available by classic and new designers, as well as some great vintage finds to be had. I don't know why the sudden increase in interest, but I am liking the look in all sorts of variations. Tailored suiting, pea coats and casual sport coats all look very appealing. I particularly like some of the navy inspired pieces with larger buttons and the yellow around the sleeves. The double breasted coat is definitely more traditionally a formal piece as far as I know, so making it casual enough to wear with some slacks or even denim can be a tough task. When it's done right it can look great, and there really aren't a lot of people doing it well that I've seen, so if you are successful you will definitely be ahead of the pack. All photos by Scott Shuman
Scarves are pretty much a necessity these days with the serious drop in temperatures around the world this winter. But there are a lot of different ways to wear them, there are a lot of different scarves as well. I have seen some pretty nice scarf maneuvers in Paris, Vancouver and via The Sartorialist in the last couple months and I think there are a few ways I prefer. These three variations are definitely among them. I like the variety and different looks each scarf provides. Whether it fits underneath you coat, on top, or is wrapped around your neck, the scarf is there to serve a purpose but can be one of the best accessories. Of these four looks, I find myself doing something most like the bottom right picture. It keeps me warm and I try not to have the scarf interfere with my coat as much as possible. Any suggestions from our experienced scarf wearing readers?