Saturday, June 14, 2008
Can He Pull It Off?
This is a photo that I saw on the blog called A Continuous Lean, and I believe the blogger found the photo in some New York magazine. The article is a story about the gentleman in the photo and J Press, and of course, his clothes are J Press. The point of my post is to pose a simple question. And, the question is, can he pull it off? A month or so ago, I featured some outrageous suits from Brooks Brothers Black Fleece collection (Thom Browne). The plaid suit featured in that post seem to be too much to handle, and I have never considered wearing a madras suit. However, I am extremely fond of plaid and after seeing some of the Duke of Windsor's plaid suits, I am getting more courage. If you notice, the gentleman above has a matching madras jacket over his shoulder, and I have imagined how the ensemble would look if it were paired with the matching trousers. I can't believe I am saying this, but I think it might work. The pattern is muted, and not as bright as the Black Fleece suit. The simple shirt and tie combination also leads me to believe this might be possible. If the gentleman would ditch the hat and shave, I think he might make it work. What do you think?