Rockin’ The Roll

Random photo discovered on Pinterest. Checked sportcoat, club tie, and blue buttondown with delightful roll. 

27 Comments on "Rockin’ The Roll"

  1. Caustic Man | June 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm |

    The disorganized stacks of books only add to the charm.

  2. whiskeydent | June 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm |

    I’ll bet this guy follows Heavy Tweed Jacket on Tumblr.

  3. Mitchell S. | June 24, 2018 at 3:34 pm |

    The goatee doesn’t go with the outfit; maybe a beret and black turtleneck instead.

  4. Grey Flannels | June 24, 2018 at 4:01 pm |

    Does anybody recognize this distinguished-looking gentleman?

  5. Canadian Trad | June 24, 2018 at 4:19 pm |

    Great look!

  6. Perfection!

  7. Old School Tie | June 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm |

    Something to cheer me up at least, although one supposes he has not been browsing Ralph Lauren online with that happy countenance of his – RL have just butchered their European websites. Awful beyond belief. To add insult to injury, about 70% of the stock has just suddenly vanished. I presume the work was farmed out to some two-bit outfit on the Subcontinent…

  8. john carlos | June 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm |

    I pretty much tuned out RL years ago.

  9. Old School Tie | June 24, 2018 at 7:31 pm |

    Unfortunately, as mere Eurotrash, we do not have ready access to everything you chaps do. We have to slum it with RL. I do not know what they are playing at, but to pull a disappearing act on most of your stock that David Copperfield would be proud of looks pretty desperate…

  10. john carlos | June 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm |

    In my opinion, much of RL casual wear is contrived, for kids. At my age,68,I’m not as interested as I once was.

  11. Can anyone identify the brand and model of the frames?

  12. I’ve always liked that jacket pattern, “District Check” I think, but it’s not so easy to find on US racks these days.

  13. Richard Meyer | June 25, 2018 at 5:41 am |

    A nice look indeed, including a well trimmed goatee, a la Ahmet Ertegun.

  14. Breast pocket on the right? Must be a mirror image, or a negative printing error. Lapel button, too.

    Anyhow, nice outfit.

  15. Great looking combo. Especially like the district/gun club check.

  16. It’s such a nice trad outfit that I can forgive the Windsor knot.

  17. Charlottesville | June 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm |

    Chalk my vote down with those who say this picture is just about perfect. Very distinguished looking gentleman wearing classic American clothing, with great glasses and a nice looking bookshelf to boot. The books look too interesting for a law office. College professor perhaps? I wish more of our academics dressed even half so well. Bravo.

  18. Old School | June 25, 2018 at 3:19 pm |

    The frames appear to be the Oliver Peoples “Gregory Peck” model.

  19. Just Sayin' | June 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm |

    @ GS – I highly doubt that’s a Windsor knot. It looks from the shape like a four-in-hand, made larger by the tie material. Emblematic ties often produce bulkier knots, either because of the embroidery or because they’re more thickly lined, or a polyester/silk-poly blend material which doesn’t tie into as small a knot.

  20. Atticus Finch II | June 26, 2018 at 2:25 am |

    For the curious: The model number of the Oliver Peoples frames is OV5186.

  21. In typical CC style, we’ll see another headline later today or tomorrow. (“he moves with the speed of light, than one…”). But really and truly, this picture should remain near the masthead for at least another few days. We see so (too?) much of the blazer-and-repp tie combo, and WAY too much of the Vineyard Vines/Neo Prep nonsense. Here, then, is trad perfection: blue OCBD with brilliant roll, the famous district/gun club check in hues of tan, navy, maroon, and green (olive? Hunter?), and a matching club tie. Look and learn.

    Often affiliated with tweed, it behooves us to remember that this check is available in wool tropical and silk-linen blends (thanks to Magee/Robert Noble). So, you can look like an English countryside-dwelling gent in mid June. Pair with tropical/panama gray bottoms and a blue end-on-end, and you’re good to go.

  22. Grey Flannels | June 26, 2018 at 10:53 am |

    Your recommendation of blue end-on-end shirts should be taken seriously by more men. It seems to me that many trad dressers are unfamiliar with the cloth, in fact many also seem unaware of pinpoint oxford. Once I started to wear end-on-end, I gave up Oxford cloth, except for the occasional pinpoint. Both are far more comfortable than regular Oxford cloth.

  23. Old School Tie | June 26, 2018 at 12:40 pm |

    Blue end-on-end gives rise to obvious sweaty armpits and small of the back in hot or humid weather, just because the wet cloth appears so much darker. Seen it many a time. Go for white. Are the sharp-eyed here now convinced that the doyen is likely to be wearing Noble district check, probably O’Connell’s if he is from your side of the pond. The tie looks dreadfully faux-collegiate from the likes of RL, more authentic-looking than the real thing.

  24. Curious George II | June 28, 2018 at 1:48 am |

    I’m disappointed in the sleuths who frequent this blog and have been unable to identify the Tradly gent.

  25. Giacomo Bruno | June 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm |

    Old School and Atticus Finch II got the frames right. If only the titles of the books in the background were legible, that might give us a hint about the profession of the mystery man.

  26. CC already told us that his name is Random. Now we have to figure out whether that’s his first name, last name, or nom de plume.

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