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September 27, 2012

Style Salvage Steve

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

Nike flyknits

the tired tourist

trudges along

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


  • Judith
    September 27th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I love Steve’s haircut and your beautiful words, Izzy. Merci to you both!

  • Stephan
    September 27th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Love his style. And his blog!

  • Jin
    September 27th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Really digging the trainers with everything, man

  • Danny
    September 27th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Amazing style, great photos and awesome post as usual! Keep it up, Izzy, very inspiring!!!

  • Duck
    September 27th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Ahhhhhhh Steve looks so cute here! I hope Susie knows he’s been raiding her closet…and her perfume collection :)

  • mat
    September 27th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Steve is pretty ace isn’t he. agreed, Style Salvage was one of the first blogs I really got into and exciting about, inspiring me a lot. Along with yours actually Izzy. He’s got some tremendous shirting and trouser(ing?) combos, the pattern and fabric mix is just lovely looking.

  • amo
    September 27th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    great shirts
    i love the blue one


  • Cristián Pavez Díaz
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Killer outfits!! Loved them and want them!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    Twitter: @cristianpavezd
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  • Syed
    October 2nd, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Unf, those Schneiders!!

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