There are few bi-annual posts I love doing more than my Pity I’m Not At Pitti series, but I’ve gotta be honest – give or take a couple of amazing images of the perfect union between Nickelson Wooster’s pants leg and shoes, I’ve felt a bit ho-hum about most of what I’ve seen in the streetstyle department. It’s no fault of the photographers or their subjects, they’re just doing what they’ve always done. It’s more a case of this: Now that imagery of amazingly dressed men is so readily available on the internet; because the #menswear blogosphere has done such a good job of propagating the necessity to dress better; and since the mass-market retailers have taken note and designed accordingly; it’s like, who doesn’t dress like this these days? Everywhere I go I see men in donegal tweed blazers, shetland wool sweaters oxford button downs and cropped/cuffed pants over great socks and amazing shoes. Well dressed men have saturated the market. All that said, the one guy who consistently wins for me is Carlos Castillo – owner of Man 1924 in Madrid – seen above in the blue suit and hat. He kills it every single time.
Remind me to go visit his store this year.
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