December 19, 2012
Brandon Seah is a fashion buyer in-training in New York City by way of Singapore, a substantial patron of Rei Kawakubo and her disciples, and a favorite subject of The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman. I’ve learned to appreciate the merits of wearing well-loved sneakers to balance a heavy, rich Fashion outfit since I met him two years ago. Unlike many of the men I’ve profiled on this site, his style reads more doofus than debonair—humor plays a huge part in the way he dresses. Brandon Seah wears clothes for the joy and artistry of each piece, and it is the peace and the grace with which he puts himself together that I admire most.
Brandon Seah in a Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto jacket, Comme des Garcons shirt and trousers, Vans sneakers, and I-D Tokyo glasses
buttons large (Comme des Garcons) and hidden (Yohji Yamamoto)
wide pinstripe trousers and Brandon, your favorite Vans sneakers are falling apart.
Miharayasuhiro jacquard coat, Hermes bag, Calvin Klein trousers, Vans sneakers
The forest print on this Miharayasuhiro piece looks like a picture projected on to a mundane gray striped coat.
boy with a Birkin
Brandon’s Hermes Birkin 35 in vert anis comes adorned with a rosary, a hippopotamus, and googly eyes on the clochette.
detail on the Tess Giberson sweater worn inside
Comme des Garcons jacket, shirt, and shoes, Tsumori Chisato trousers, Uniqlo leggings
If there’s one piece I could inherit from his wardrobe, it will have to be this fringed Comme des Garcons Homme Plus long jacket. It is dark and dandy incarnate.
Comme des Garcons sandal-shoes