Summer polo matches like last week’s Cartier International usually call for a uniform of khaki suits and lightweight gray wool, which tends to produce solid results. Sir Kingsley gets this week’s prize for bucking the trend with a powder-blue blazer, a midnight-blue shirt and weather-defying black pants.
The cotton blazer is as close to a summer staple as you get, but one in this color is a lot harder to pull off than it looks, and pairing it with ink-black pants is the kind of sartorial vision that takes you beyond the basics.
This advance pic comes from Scorcese’s Shutter Island, and provides a nice study in 40s style. The baggy trench, for instance, will make just about anyone look like a fed. And in our experience, the man in the bowtie is usually the bad guy. Spoiler alert?