The Sartorialist strikes again, a blow for the grandeur of middle-age suits everywhere.
Seriously, is there anything that could be better in this? They’re pouring wine, but it’s lunch-time wine, a friendship drink, casual. And then their suits are so classic: shirt, vest, tie, coat. But they are not trying to be anything but suits. They are modern classics.
Man on the left uses a patterned shirt instead of white—with his more bohemian style of haircut the mix is lively, but given balance by a solid tie. The man on the right has a more business color scheme, also matching his hair, and the white shirt sets off his distinguished countenance, enlivened by a wilder pattern in the tie.
All this with the exact same form of suit style. I am in tears, like a good Italian, with wonder at how beautiful it is.
And apparently this is the way to wear a wide tie: knotted up high so it looks more like a cravat. Brilliant.