Historicially, two fractions in society have managed the suit: the bourgeoisie and the dandy. The bourgeoisie has been the standard-bearer of a subdued version of the suit. The dandy has pushed forward a loud version, save the very first dandies, that is, George Bryan Brummell et. al. The country squire has been in charge of tweed, corduroy and derby shoes – the English Country House Look (ECHL), as Bruce Boyer has coined traditional British country clothing.
Michael follows the tradition developed by Brummell, d’Orsay, and Wilde. He is in the dandy style suit wearing a DB flannel suit with violet chalk stripes, braces, a pink tie, a silk handkerchief, plaid socks, and cherry coloured loafers.
The slender cut with trousers “shivering” on the shoes looks Italian, and indeed it is – the suit is from Florentine tailor Francesco Guida. The suede loafers are by The Shoe Snob, the necktie by Hermès, and the handkerchief and the socks from Grunwald.
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