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April 17, 2006

Resurrecting Style

Easter Parade

The Sartorialist, a fantastic blog devoted to man-on-the-street photos of fashionably dressed New Yorkers, is featuring pictures of dolled-up Easter worshippers.

Note how the gentleman above successfully successfully pulls off the double-breasted suit, a feat that many of Izzy’s readers find impossible. Izzy is, however, not so keen on the overly short jacket sleeves, which should expose only about a half inch of linen. The pinned collar, boutonniere, straw boater, and pipe are dynamite, though.


  1. To my (rather inexperienced) eye, the suit looks a little snug across the middle. And I agree that the sleeves are too short.

    Comment by Occasus — April 17, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

  2. Izzy noticed the same thing, as well as the gape between the jacket and the neck, but wasn’t sure if they were due to the position of the gentleman’s arm.

    Comment by Izzy — April 18, 2006 @ 1:19 am

  3. Agreed. The jacket looks a little small for the gentleman in several respects. It’s more difficult to see, but it’s too snug in the shoulders and chest as well as around the middle, the shoulders are too narrow (causing the gape between jacket and neck), and of course the sleeves are too short. The suit is very pretty, but obviously not made for this gentleman. I can only hope that the trousers are not also too short.

    Comment by JaneC — April 18, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

  4. The jacket would not look as small as it does if he unbuttoned the bottom button like he is supposed to. Why is that becoming popular? Almost every single gentleman wearing a coat with two buttons has them both buttoned. What happened to leaving the bottom button unbuttoned?

    Comment by Rob D. — April 19, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

  5. That suit is so ill-fitted that I feel fat.

    Comment by Rickardo — April 25, 2006 @ 6:15 pm

  6. This suit makes me laughable…
    But what I do…? It’s now fashion….
    I can’t break the modern trend. So I’m ready to enjoy…


    Comment by alex — June 27, 2008 @ 9:03 am

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