November 15, 2012

Julien Decanali

Julien Decanali is a buyer at Barney’s, and one anomaly of fashion.  You might see him at the gym, scruffy, looking like he might have just gotten in a fight, and if you miss his Margiela basketball shoes, you might never think he was a card-carrying member of the menswear set.  He represents a movement in the menswear industry—men, not particularly “creative”, or crazy, just men who are more and more honestly appreciative of fashion—a movement that spells great, global changes in menswear.  Julien melds the ruggedly athletic with the suave and polished, a bundle of both rough and smooth, all in a style that is charmingly his.

Julien Decanali in Burberry Prorsum, at home in Williamsburg.

single monkstrap shoes worn lazy-private-schoolboy-style

Julien Decanali in a vintage tank, Nike shorts, and YSL sneakers

a tattoo tribute to Alexander McQueen

space-age Margiela basketball shoes

Florsheim for Duckie Brown lace-up wingtip boots

The Dandy Project for W Magazine

6 Comments

  • Hannah
    November 15th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    He definitely has style!

  • Aldous Wright
    November 15th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    In love with the last photo. An all black ensemble never ceases to be significant.

  • eduiracheta
    November 16th, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Buen post!:)

  • diana lucenti
    November 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    he is sexy and stylish with a little bit of bad boy. really put together well.

  • Duck
    November 19th, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Do you only know exceptionally handsome fashionisti, Izzy? :)

    I find what you’ve written strange, however. My experience in London so far has been that those guys working in menswear are decidedly not “creative”. They all dress pretty conservatively… Obviously not true for all, and definitely not necessarily true for the guys who work on the womenswear side of things, but I have been constantly surprised by the way fashion industry males dress. Not that it’s a bad thing, I just always assumed it would have attracted people a little more experimental with their image.

  • esteban
    November 20th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    dat boots


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