March 1, 2013

Tuan Bui

Tuan Bui owns An Choi, a dark and sexy Vietnamese restaurant and bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and creative hub for many young visionaries in the area.  I don’t exactly live in the neighborhood, but find myself with my grilled lemongrass shrimp banh mi there all the time; it was the first meal I had coming back to New York after a two-month-long hiatus.  Get it with fried egg and a side of their clear soup.  I see Tuan there regularly, and second only to my envy of his ability to grow a full beard is my admiration for the ease and coolness by which he puts himself together.

Tuan Bui wears a quilted Barbour jacket liner as a vest, and drop-crotch skinny pants, which though harder to pull off than big drop-crotch pants, he wears them well.

Tuan Bui wears a quilted Barbour jacket liner as a vest, Clark’s Wallabees, and drop-crotch skinny pants by Oak, which though harder to pull off than big drop-crotch pants, he wears them well.

quilted Barbour jacket liner as vest

quilted Barbour jacket liner as vest

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An Asian man with a substantial beard is a unicorn in the world of grooming.

An Asian man with a substantial beard is a unicorn in the world of grooming.

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Monolith necklace by Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons

a hefty leather key fob, designed by a friend

a hefty leather key fob, designed by a friend

in an Ann Demeulemeester jacket

in an Ann Demeulemeester jacket

5 Comments

  • Hannah
    March 1st, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Cool!

  • Domenic Bartlett-Roylance
    March 2nd, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Lovin it sick

    xx Domenic

  • Jon
    March 2nd, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Wish I had friends whp could make me an accessory like that!
    http://jonatparson.wordpress.com

  • Jackson
    March 3rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Very classy photo shoot. How do I not know this guy? I am an ex-NY resident who keeps abreast of all things restauranty. Plus, I lived on the Lower East Side, right on E 4th. I used to love strolling down Indian Restaurant Row on 6th St (I think that’s the street). Anyway, the jacket in the final photo evokes something i owned years back from jspade. Demeulemeester? Never heard, but maybe I’ll check her out!

  • Duck
    March 4th, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Wow, I love that necklace! When food and fashion collide…my two favourite things!

    ^^ Jackson – you’ve never heard of Ann D.?!?


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