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June 24, 2015

Switzerland

I must confess, I didn’t think much of Switzerland before I planned a trip there last month, mostly because I didn’t really know much about the country.  I thought it would be a sober, sensible start to an extended Europe trip, but one thing I’ve learned in my travels is that many times, it’s the places I’m not particularly looking forward to visiting that defy expectations.  My friends who live there often describe certain things as being “very Swiss”, which I’ve come to realize denotes something wholesome, benign, and aesthetically cute, in the style of that region.  Switzerland, in addition to being comfy, clean, and safe, is artistically inspiring, and is home to genuinely satisfied, happy, creative people.

Lucerne in the spring

Lucerne in the spring

Yohji Yamamoto jacket, Uniqlo turtleneck, COS jeans, rings by Lanero

Yohji Yamamoto jacket, Uniqlo turtleneck, COS jeans, rings by Lanero

hesitation

hesitation

Zurich

Zurich

Pascal in the kitchen

Pascal in the kitchen

the best fish soup I've ever had

the best fish soup I’ve ever had

Tony Thornburg

Tony Thornburg

dessert, Sprungli

dessert, Sprungli

the library at B2Boutique Hotel

the library at B2Boutique Hotel

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morning walk

morning walk

Üetliberg

Üetliberg

Town and Country vibes on my favorite jeweler

Town and Country vibes on my favorite jeweler

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Nautica Rainbreaker jacket, vintage top, COS jeans

Nautica Rainbreaker jacket, vintage top, COS jeans

Currywurst

currywurst

the ceiling at Volkshaus

the ceiling at Volkshaus

closed bar

closed bar

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with Prada briefcase and Vans slip-ons

with Prada briefcase and Vans slip-ons


June 9, 2015

Dashiel Brahmann

Dashiel Brahmann is the first person I’ve profiled on this site twice.  If you take a peek at my last post of him, you’ll see the change his style has undergone; shooting him again was like profiling a new person.  I found a kindred spirit in Dash whose sense of style seems to be an ongoing conversation in his head–I change my style every so often, and from the dark, faintly glamdrogynous aesthetic we both used to be into, we now both seem to favor a look that is more honest, natural, and masculine.  He just started a clothing line called Looseleaf, a line completely composed of natural fibers, focusing on essential garments with a bit of a creative flair, casual pieces you can work or lounge in.  Dash grew up three blocks from the beach and has always been involved in surf culture, which apparently, is a lot about personal style. His favorite surfers—people like Craig Anderson—are known for their smooth, graceful style.  He says, “I want that to be the feeling that my clothes emote, effortlessness.”

Dashiel Brahmann in a vintage Yohji Yamamoto Costume D'Homme coat, Looseleaf shirt and lazy pants in navy striped linen, Vans slip-ons

Dashiel in a vintage Yohji Yamamoto Costume D’Homme coat, Looseleaf shirt and lazy pants in navy striped linen, Vans slip-ons

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Dashiel Brahmann

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Dashiel Brahmann at work in a Looseleaf windowpane shirt and matching pants

Dashiel Brahmann at work in a Looseleaf windowpane shirt and matching pants

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Troentorp Monet clogs

Troentorp Monet clogs

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Looseleaf indigo shirt, Levi's Red picker jeans

Looseleaf indigo shirt, Levi’s Red picker jeans

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vintage linen blazer, vintage Flax by Jeanne Engelhart linen shirt, Looseleaf black washed linen trousers, vintage Per Spook hat, Vans slip-ons

vintage linen blazer, vintage Flax by Jeanne Engelhart linen shirt, Looseleaf black washed linen trousers,
vintage Per Spook hat, Vans slip-ons

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Dashiel Brahmann in a Looseleaf shirt, tank, and pants, all in washed linen, Vans slip-ons

Dashiel Brahmann in a Looseleaf shirt, tank, and pants, all in washed linen, Vans slip-ons

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Loose Leaf is available at Pilgrim Surf + Supply.


May 26, 2015

Los Angeles and Manila

On a whim, I booked a flight to Manila, and swung by LA for a few days.  The last time I visited was about four years ago, and I thought it was the vapid city they said it was: hard to get around, with mediocre food, poorly dressed people, and generally not much to do.  All of that has changed, and I’m working on finding ways to spend more time in the City of Angels.  I flew home to Manila filled with wonderful food, and inspiration I never expected to find in that city.  Here’s what I saw, ate, and did, in LA and Manila, on film and nothing more high-fi than an iPhone 6 camera.

palms on film

palms on 35mm film

and on my phone

and on my phone

window shopping

window shopping

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One of the most inspiring buys for both menswear and womenswear at Mohawk General Store

One of the most inspiring buys for both menswear and womenswear at Mohawk General Store

British India top, COS jeans, Tevas

LA dad weekend looks

spices in Silverlake

spices in Silverlake

meal 1 of 5

day 2: meal 1 of 5

I love sauce

I love sauce

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

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Muscle Beach

Muscle Beach

sisters

sisters

mall life

mall life

people study here

people study here

Sandy Cohen

in Pilgrim and Loose Leaf

kiteboarding

kiteboarding kites

Sandy Cohen

Sandy Cohen

backs at 12/10

backs at 12/10

CJ in CJ

CJ in CJ

crazy little party girl

crazy little party girl

JC covered in ants, c/o Rhett Eala

ant-infested JC, top by Filipino designer Rhett Eala

escape from this

“This is the part where I break free” – Ariana Grande


April 22, 2015

Gregory Bourke

Gregory Bourke is the assistant to the Director at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery in New York, a former actor and dancer, and a creative who dabbles in film photography.  He grew up in a 100-year-old haunted Opera House in Georgia, and he counts Alex Da Corte, Haim, Larry Clark and Veladya Chapman as his biggest creative influences.  Greg’s history in the theatre and with dance seems to very much influence his artistry, and reinforces my recent resolution to take up new hobbies and active pursuits to nourish my creative soul.  In terms of style, what’s been inspiring me lately isn’t really fashion with a capital F, but rather the notion of wearing ordinary pieces in a subtly modern way to create a look that is as intriguing as it is approachable.  He says he has a specific weakness for a 1950′s rebellious high schooler in Idaho vibe, and he pulls it off pretty well.

Gregory Bourke in a Nike top, Levi's jeans, and Converse shoe

Gregory Bourke in a Nike top, Levi’s jeans, and Converse shoes

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small tattoo envy

small tattoo envy

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vintage sweater, leather jacket, and leather pants, Adidas Stan Smith shoes

vintage sweater, leather jacket, and leather pants, Adidas Stan Smith shoes

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Obey cap, vintage cheerleader jacket, basketball jersey, and leather pants

Obey cap, vintage cheerleader jacket, basketball jersey, and leather pants

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Opening Ceremony rainbow ombre shirt, Hanes waffle top, vintage Levi's

Opening Ceremony rainbow ombre shirt, Hanes waffle top, vintage Levi’s

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black briefs by 2(X)IST

black briefs by 2(X)IST

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vintage red motorcycle jacket, Gap t-shirt, Sandro jeans, Vans shoes

vintage red motorcycle jacket, Gap t-shirt, Sandro jeans, Vans shoes

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cut-off hems and Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers

cut-off hems and Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers

vintage Adidas t-shirt and 2(X)IST control shorts

vintage Adidas t-shirt and 2(X)IST control shorts

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April 1, 2015

Splices

Spliced together a bunch of photographs of my travels to Singapore, Manila, New England, and my life here in New York City.  And fashion week, too.  They don’t all seem to make sense together, but I’d like to think everything falls into place, in the bigger picture.

The Breakers, Newport RI

The Breakers, Newport RI

feeling like a Kennedy in Barbour and AG

feeling like a Kennedy, in Barbour and AG

babies

babies

the baby

the baby

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wedding-themed birthday

a wedding-themed birthday

Cornetticut

Cornetticut

corn-fed

corn-fed

vigil

vigil

the last day of summer

the last day of summer

mall wine

mall wine

Sentosa

Sentosa

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parades

parades

charades

charades

Singapore nightlife

Singapore nightlife

the general idea

the general idea

fancy Vans

fancy Van$

boys

boys

bottoms

bottoms

Happy

Happy

20

20

15 - Taylor Swift

15 – Taylor Swift

 


March 17, 2015

Tailory

I’m not going to stress about the importance of a good white shirt–the cornerstone of every great tailored outfit, or any fresh, handsome outfit for that matter.  What I will tell you, though, is that the ones they make at The Tailory New York are perfect.  The fabrics are of great quality, the fit is impeccable, the detailing is modern, and the ladies who run the shop are just lovely.  I like to keep a good tailor in every city I spend time in, and though I’ve always had one for expert alterations, I’m thrilled to have this place for my collaborative tailoring projects.

shirt by The Tailory, boxers by Donn Mason

shirt by The Tailory, boxers by Donn Mason

a newfound love for short spread collars

a newfound love for short spread collars

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Lanero ring, Skagen watch, and a name only few know

Lanero ring, Skagen watch, and a name only few know

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photographs by Michael Dodd

 


January 30, 2015

Uniform

I’ve taken to wearing a uniform this winter.  I admit I’m not the best at layering, but I’ve developed some sort of formula for when layers are necessary for survival.  I start with a band mandarin-collar shirt under a round-neck sweater, relaxed dark trousers, woolly socks, chunky black shoes, sunglasses and gloves.  I throw on my jacket of the week, or a heavyweight winter coat and scarf, as needed.  I find it best to keep everything covered, in loose, relaxed layers, to avoid looking like I’m being swallowed by winter gear.  And to save me from seasonal depression, I keep myself entertained with cheeky gloves, a collection of pins, among a few other cold-weather distractions.

Garrett Leight sunglasses, vintage Barbour Jacket, Reformation sweater, vintage American Eagle shirt, Yohji Yamamoto pants, Vans shoes

Garrett Leight sunglasses, vintage Barbour Jacket, Reformation sweater, vintage American Eagle shirt, Bird leopard gloves, Yohji Yamamoto pants, Vans shoes

Garrett Leight sunglasses, various vintage pins

Garrett Leight sunglasses

tree-snuggling in McCarren Park

tree-snuggling in McCarren Park

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a collection of vintage pins


January 8, 2015

New Look

Many of you who follow my style closely know that I do a complete wardrobe overhaul somewhere every four to six months.  I may hold on to key pieces a little while longer, but there’s always a conversation going on in my head about the image I want to portray at each specific point in my life, about gender, economics, my body image and my emotional state, and this always comes through in the way I dress.  I’ve been experimenting with a new look–a little more pared-down, a little more masculine–at 29, I feel less of a need to make a splash with fashion statements, and ultimately just wear what makes me feel good.  Current influences are: military classics, California, The New Order, and the pervasiveness of dadcore.  Happy New Year.

Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme military coat, Hardy Amies blazer, Jungmaven henley, AG Jeans, Tim Hamilton x Guidi boots

Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme military coat, Hardy Amies blazer, Jungmaven henley, AG Jeans, Tim Hamilton x Guidi boots

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Capital Eyewear x Allen Edmonds glasses, Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons whale pin

Capital Eyewear x Allen Edmonds glasses, Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons whale pin

the return of the accent sock

the return of the accent sock

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November 18, 2014

Dad Jeans

This is not a story on the hottest new jean trend on the streets; this is a story about how I fell in love with jeans again.  I’ve gone months without wearing denim.  I found black trousers to be infinitely more exciting than the staple black skinnies favored by many a downtown NYC boy, and I bought black pants in all shapes: slim, pleated, drop-crotch, palazzo, and parachute.  Dark denim just didn’t feel right at the moment, and I didn’t even think to consider all the other colors.  But there was something about the idea of classic men’s stonewash denim, dad jeans as dubbed by most, that seemed to appeal to where my style is at the moment: comfortable, pared-down, masculine, and a tiny hint nostalgic.  I searched far and wide for the perfect pair, and after trying on pairs that were too whiskered, too distressed, unflattering, or just the wrong color, I found love in a pair of AG jeans two sizes too big for me.  I wear them with an elastic belt, with all the cozy black things I like to wear in the winter—SO comfortable, I know what I’m wearing on the plane home for the holidays.

Yohji Yamamoto coat, CP Company sweater, AG jeans, Allen Edmonds x The Dandy Project custom shoes

Yohji Yamamoto coat, CP Company sweater, AG jeans, Allen Edmonds x The Dandy Project custom shoes

AG Dylan jeans in 17 years orbit

AG Dylan jeans in 17 years orbit

CP Company "dad sweater," AG "dad jeans"

CP Company “dad sweater,” AG “dad jeans”

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These shoes are a collaboration with Allen Edmonds: I wanted a pair of classic clean American black oxfords, and had them done in the finest smooth black leather, with rubber soles for comfort.  I'm giving away a pair to the lucky reader who e-mails press.dandyproject@gmail.com with his shoe size and a sentence explaining why we should pick you. May the odds be in your favor.

These shoes are a collaboration with Allen Edmonds: I wanted a pair of classic clean American black oxfords, and had them done in the finest smooth black leather, with rubber soles for comfort. I’m giving away a pair to the lucky reader who e-mails press.dandyproject@gmail.com with his shoe size and a sentence explaining why we should pick you. May the odds be in your favor.

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photos by BJ Pascual


November 13, 2014

Jimmy and Joey Jimeno

Jimmy Jimeno is a store manager for Opening Ceremony, and Joey Jimeno is a freelance writer, and head barista and back of house at Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market New York.  The brothers were born in Baguio, Philippines, and have lived together and separately in Northern Virginia, Berlin, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and New York—a background that has refined the two as creatives, and strengthened their bond as brothers.  “Moving quite frequently growing up was one heartbreak after the next, at least initially,” says Jimmy.  “One way I coped with the trauma was developing a sense of humor.” Joey, on the other hand, tends to think that everything he affords is based on his romantic longing to construct a notion of ‘home.’  I used to follow the brothers many years ago when they would post their outfits on the forum Superfuture, and had always been fascinated with the way they conveyed new ideas through their style.  It was a different time then, with the volume of user-generated fashion media being only a fraction of the size it is now; it may have been elitist, and a little scary, but it was a creative hotbox for the people who were in it.  “The way you deal with fashion elitism,” Jimmy says, “is giving ZERO fucks…because there are far more important things to worry about than WDYWT and brand synergy.”  Like many of us kids of the early fashion Internet, the Jimeno brothers have matured in style, and have gone on to do things that hold influence in the world, but what keeps me looking to them for inspiration is that they’re two brothers who are very close, with one really cool hobby.

Jimmy Jimeno in an Agnes B floral shirt, RRL jeans, and Doc Martens 50th anniversary shoes; Joey Jimeno in an Epaulet x Liberty shirt and Taylor Stitch trousers

Jimmy Jimeno in an Agnes B floral shirt, RRL jeans, and Doc Martens 50th anniversary shoes; Joey Jimeno in an Epaulet x Liberty shirt and Taylor Stitch trousers

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Joey and Jimmy Jimeno

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Jimmy Jimeno in a Raf Simons sweater, Lift Label jersey, Number (N)ine jeans, and Tim Hamilton Boots; Joey Jimeno in a Uniqlo turtleneck, Sunny Sports Clothing chore coat, APC New Standard Jeans, and Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes

Jimmy in a Raf Simons sweater, Lift Label jersey, Number (N)ine jeans, and Tim Hamilton Boots; Joey in a Uniqlo turtleneck, Sunny Sports Clothing chore coat, APC New Standard Jeans, and Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes

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Prada keychain

Prada keychain

Tim Hamilton x Guidi, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens

Tim Hamilton x Guidi, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens

Jimmy in an old Supreme NY fitted cap, custom marble dye Champion sweatshirt, RRL Jeans, and Nike Airmax 2003's; Joey in a Kenzo bucket hat, Opening Ceremony oxford shirt, Junya Watanabe Man blazer, Patrik Ervell jeans, and Steven Alan derbies

Jimmy in an old Supreme NY fitted cap, custom marble dye Champion sweatshirt, RRL Jeans, and Nike Airmax 2003′s; Joey in a Kenzo bucket hat, Opening Ceremony oxford shirt, Junya Watanabe Man blazer, Patrik Ervell jeans, and Steven Alan derbies

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vintage David Letterman Late Show Letterman jacket on Jimmy Jimeno

vintage David Letterman Late Show Letterman jacket on Jimmy Jimeno

Joey in an Interwoven scarf, Rising Sun and Co. Jacket, Brooklyn Denim Co. chinos, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes; Jimmy in a vintage YSL denim jacket, Engineered Garments shirt, RRL jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

Joey in an Interwoven scarf, Rising Sun and Co. Jacket, Brooklyn Denim Co. chinos, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes; Jimmy in a vintage YSL denim jacket, Engineered Garments shirt, RRL jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

Baguio brothers

Baguio brothers

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Jimmy in a vintage Christian Dior robe and custom Opening Ceremony soccer shorts; Joey in a Pigalle jumpsuit and J. Crew sneakers

Jimmy in a vintage Christian Dior robe and custom Opening Ceremony soccer shorts; Joey in a Pigalle jumpsuit and J. Crew sneakers

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TDP: What inspires you today? Jimmy: Too many thangs! Lately though? Definitely my friends and my Playstation 4.

The Dandy Project: What inspires you today? Jimmy: Too many thangs! Lately though? Definitely my friends and my Playstation 4.

Art Direction Assistant Michael Dodd