September 27, 2012
Steve Salter of Style Salvage is my blogging hero. His blog features interviews with emerging designers, journalists, and shop owners, style profiles, and snaps of his own personal style. He’d be what I’d call a quietly powerful force in menswear today, still sincerely modest after having been named one of British GQ’s 100 most influential men of 2011 and having fashion buyers the world over stocking new designers after reading about them on Style Salvage. He was one of the very first to take note of The Dandy Project, and the integrity and fervor by which he runs Style Salvage continues to inspire me. Steve was in town for fashion week, and I thought I’d take some photographs of him inspired by a phrase he used to describe his style in an interview years ago: “an Englishman on holiday.” This Englishman on holiday in New York brought forth quite a modern, sensible interpretation of the idea with the wardrobe he packed for the trip: it was a uniform of sorts, made up of a relaxed shirt and sweatpant-like trousers, and comfortable shoes.
Steve Salter wears a Christopher Shannon t-shirt worn over a shirt by Casely-Hayford, Ganryu Comme des Garcons sweatpants (part of a suit), Nike Flyknit trainers and Oliver Peoples Vintage glasses. He holds a passport holder by Smysthon.
Oliver Peoples vintage glasses and a marled Christopher Shannon t-shirt over a Casely-Hayford knit-collar shirt
Our Legacy shirt, Stephan Schneider trousers, Nike flyknit trainers, and sunglasses stolen from his better half, Susie Bubble
Susie Bubble's sunnies
great detail on the Our Legacy shirt
the tired tourist
Comme des Garcons shirt, Christophe Lemaire trousers, Ale et Ange polka dot cat cap
Royalties Paris socks and creepers by British Remains
b Store x Liberty shirt, Yohji Yamamoto trousers, Ally Capellino backpack and Nike LunarGlide+ 4 iD trainers
This Liberty printed b Store shirt embodied his scent that day, a heady floral Jo Malone he stole from Miss Lau.
I love the ease and understatedness of his Yohji trousers.
Ally Capellino x Harris Tweed backpack
The Dandy Project for W Magazine