Take a close look at this snap just in from the Listen Up Philip premiere at Sundance.
You’ll notice that Jason Schwartzman is wearing hiking boots with his otherwise normal-looking suit and tie instead of a pair of hard bottoms. It’s an advanced move that we’ve seen pop up a few times over the years—and like most sartorial affectations, it looks better on the Internet. But we do see a few rare situations in which a stylish gentleman might find it appropriate to wear his hiking boots with a suit. And yes, premiering at Sundance is one of them.
Every once in a while, you find yourself needing to do some wooing (perhaps even on some evening next week). Sure, you’re great at gift giving and a pro at the art of the love letter.
But sometimes, the situation calls for something bigger—a little more intricate, Cary Grant–level wooing. And where does any self-respecting gentleman worth his weight in rose petals get a little inspiration? Why, the cinema, of course.
In honor of Scott Pilgrim—which is awesome, by the way—we dug up this snap of Jason Schwartzman at the premiere a couple weeks back for this week’s MOTH. And the mustache is just part of it…
Schwartzman’s so tied to Band of Outsiders (and for good reason) that it can be surprising to see him in a jacket that reaches past his wrists, but he pulls this one off just about perfectly, from the busily striped shirt to the pitch-perfect red-brown shoes.
It’s a casual way to wear a black suit—which is a harder trick than it seems.
Armory Madness: Plum Sykes will be wearing a body-hugging, flesh-toned dress to 7th on Sale so she can avoid the dressing rooms. Try this with Lycra bike shorts and we don't know you. [NYSun]
Giorgio's Way: "No matter how hard I try, I will never persuade Sam Jackson to appear without a hat!" That and 20 somewhat more useful of rules for style appear in The London Times. Geez, that guy is everywherethese days.
Slacker Synergy: Mope/goof Jason Schwartzman is modeling for prep/punk Band of Outsiders. Seems right. [WWD 2nd Item]