Posts Tagged ‘street style’

March 4, 2014

Andrew Chipman

Andrew Chipman is one of my favorite men’s fashion bloggers, and a DJ in Winnipeg, Canada.  His blog, Pull Teeth and The Dandy Project were on the forefront of a little DIY movement in menswear a few years ago.  He lists the Internet, his peers, and his friends as inspirations.  A little while ago, Andrew came to New York to visit, and we had quite an interesting chat about the current state of blogging.  He says, “It’s a little sad, but it’s interesting to watch people take the tools they’ve acquired through blogging and apply them to other things. I think now is a time to adapt and to explore other things, but not to completely give up.” Blogging five years from now will not be the way it was five years ago, but I do believe that the consumption of media generated by users deemed as trusted influencers, fashion bloggers, if you may, isn’t going away.  For old time’s sake, my friends, here’s a collection of photos of a blogger, taken by this blogger—long shots, detail shots, and beauty shots, all on the street—fashion-blogger style.

Pull Teeth's Andrew Chipman in a Raf Simons t-shirt, Cheap Monday jeans, Vans sneakers, and wholesale rings from eBay

Andrew Chipman of Pull Teeth in a Raf Simons t-shirt, Cheap Monday jeans, Vans sneakers, and wholesale rings from eBay

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brass rings from eBay

brass rings from eBay

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a thrifted Fox Racing long sleeve jersey, dollar store hat, Y-3 culottes, Vans sneakers

a thrifted Fox Racing long sleeve jersey, dollar store beanie, Y-3 culottes, Vans sneakers

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Proudrace t-shirt, thrifted bomber jacket, vintage leather shorts, thrifted leggings, Timberland boots, dollar store hat

Proudrace t-shirt, thrifted bomber jacket, DIY-shortened vintage leather shorts, thrifted leggings, Timberland boots, dollar store hat

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black nubuck Timberland boots

black nubuck Timberland boots

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Cheap Monday sunglasses, Miharayasuhiro trompe l'oeil coat, Uniqlo thermal and jeans, Vans sneakers

Cheap Monday sunglasses, Miharayasuhiro trompe l’oeil coat, Uniqlo thermal and jeans, Vans sneakers

Kurt Cobain bug-eyed glasses by Cheap Monday

Kurt Cobain bug-eyed glasses by Cheap Monday

Miharayasuhiro trompe l'oeil jacquard spring coat

Miharayasuhiro trompe l’oeil jacquard spring coat

February 18, 2014

Victor Basa

Victor Basa is a Philippine actor, photographer, and television personality.  He stars in the recent controversial series “My Husband’s Lover,” a show that takes a stand in the conversation on equality issues in Asia.  ”It’s surprising and great to see that people know love when they see it,” says Victor.  He and his infinitely fabulous partner Divine Lee are in many ways arbiters of style in my home country, and Victor’s sense of dress represents the increasingly open-minded Filipino man: active, somewhat creative and appreciative of tailoring, and keenly global.  He cites the counter-culture movement, Hedi Slimane’s photography, and music of all genres as his inspiration.  He says, “Pop’s great.  People should listen to it sometimes, if they can get over themselves.”

Victor Basa

Victor Basa

Victor Basa in a t-shirt from Suan Lum, Bangkok, H&M x Versace trousers, Superga trainers

Victor Basa in a t-shirt from Suan Lum, Bangkok, H&M x Versace trousers, Superga trainers

Victor Basa in a Sandro peacoat and Maison Kitsune shirt

Victor Basa in a Sandro peacoat and Maison Kitsune shirt

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Rolex Submariner, Bergdorf Goodman shoes

Rolex Submariner, Bergdorf Goodman shoes

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Victor basa in a Joy Division sweater, Adidas shorts, and Superga ombre trainers

Victor basa in a Joy Division sweater, Adidas shorts, and Superga ombre trainers

Nixon watch

Nixon watch

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Gian Romano jacket, Guess x Tiesto jeans

Gian Romano jacket, Guess x Tiesto jeans

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Yankees baseball jersey, Dior Homme jeans, Red Wing boots

Yankees baseball jersey, Dior Homme jeans, Red Wing boots

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Dior Homme jeans

Dior Homme jeans

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

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November 12, 2013

Daniel Villareal

Daniel Villareal is a designer from Chicago, a one-time reality TV star and sex blogger, a coffee enthusiast, and a resident of New York City.  He is a graduate of architecture, and came to New York to find a niche somewhere between architecture and fashion.  As a student, Cristobal Balenciaga’s vision of a woman resonated with him and influenced his understanding of form and structure.  His sense of style is a fascinating play on gender and theatrics, with unexpected touches of restraint.  He barely wears any jewelry, and the night I met him, he wore a women’s fully-sequined sweater in reverse, for a less garish sparkle.  Daniel takes inspiration from the forgotten, the details of everyday life that go unnoticed, and the things that are left unsaid.

Daniel wears an unknown sheer body veil blouse, Topshop slim leather pants, and Dr. Marten's steel toe construction boots.

Daniel wears an unknown sheer body veil blouse, Topshop slim leather pants, and Dr. Marten’s steel toe construction boots.

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sheer + steel-toe

sheer + steel-toe

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90's vintage Bergdorf Goodman leather shirt, Charles Chang Lim black and white spotted trousers, Gucci loafers, and Robert Marc sunglasses

90′s vintage Bergdorf Goodman leather shirt, Charles Chang Lim black and white spotted trousers, Gucci loafers, and Robert Marc sunglasses

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Gucci loafers with "ghost" horsebits

Gucci loafers with “ghost” horsebits

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vintage alpaca wool headscarf, Japanese knit tank, Acne jeans, and Y-3 sneakers

vintage alpaca wool headscarf, Japanese knit tank, Acne jeans, and Y-3 sneakers

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vintage Japanese knit tank

vintage Japanese knit tank

Y-3 floral print sneakers

Y-3 floral print sneakers

vintage motorcycle jacket, David Beckhams, and Dr. Martens boots

vintage motorcycle jacket, David Beckhams, and Dr. Martens boots

Vintage riding helmut by M.J. Knoud, Raf Simons face-print tunic, Theory slouch pants, and Duckie Brown boots

Vintage riding helmut by M.J. Knoud, Raf Simons face-print tunic, Theory slouch pants, and Duckie Brown boots

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October 8, 2013

Ricky Pedaline

Ricky Pedaline is an art director from Ohio.  His work, just as much as his clothes, reflects this bold, esoteric, pleasure-seeking spirit that seems to captivate most of New York’s creative underground scene today.  I’ve long admired Ricky’s sense of style—I’ve known him for years of looks that I could probably never wear or even attempt to.  He gets a kick out of taking pieces that are typically difficult to wear, and making them his worn, and I find great merit in that.  He lists science fiction, sportswear, and “tacky Eastern European style” as his inspirations and says that a European undercover cop/spy is the look he tries to achieve.

Ricky Pedaline in a Margiela sweater, Vivienne Westwood watch, Narciso Rodriguez trousers, and Z-coil sandals

Ricky Pedaline in a Margiela sweater, Vivienne Westwood watch, Narciso Rodriguez trousers, and Z-coil sandals

Vivienne Westwood bracelet watch

Vivienne Westwood bracelet watch

Z-coil orthopedic spring-heeled sandals

Z-coil orthopedic spring-heeled sandals

Narciso Rodriguez iridescent blue trousers

Narciso Rodriguez iridescent blue trousers

Libl top and Jean Paul Gaultier pants

Libl top and Jean Paul Gaultier pants

detail on the stretch top by Libl, a European activewear brand

detail on the stretch top by Libl, a European activewear brand

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Jean Paul Gaultier cargo pants

Jean Paul Gaultier cargo pants

vintage Helmut Lang quilted vest and Issey Miyake quilted pants

vintage Helmut Lang quilted vest and Issey Miyake quilted pants

with Prada sunglasses and boots

with Prada sunglasses and boots

Prada boots

Prada boots

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Libl top and pants, Givenchy shorts, and Saucony Razor shoes

Libl top and pants, Givenchy shorts, and Saucony Razor shoes

the same Libl shirt, in a grayscale colorway

the same Libl shirt, in a grayscale colorway

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Saucony trainer-aquashoe hybrids

Saucony trainer-aquashoe hybrids

military-issue jacket, JF and Son top, Bruzzer shorts, and Nike Air Max sneakers

military-issue jacket, JF and Son top, Bruzzer shorts, and Nike Air Max sneakers

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contrast seat on the Bruzzer shorts

contrast seat on the Bruzzer shorts

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September 16, 2013

NYFW on Film Part I

I went analog this season and took pictures of New York Fashion Week with an Olympus Trip 200 film camera.  It sure beats carrying a big SLR, and the quality of film photos simply cannot be recreated on any digital camera.  But shooting on film is an arduous process; film is expensive, and limited, and needs to be developed, scanned, and edited.  Having to change rolls mid-show can cause heart palpitations on a young fashion boy.  This is the New York Fashion Week that I love: friends, favorite designers, what I saw, ate, and wore, and where I went after dark.

This striped shirt is the one Robert Geller piece I need next summer.

This striped shirt is the one Robert Geller piece I need next summer.

"From Russia, With Punk" by Robert Geller

“From Russia, With Punk” by Robert Geller

Mustachioed man of the hair backstage at Geller

Mustachioed man of the hair backstage at Geller

Robert Geller and daughter Luna, before the show

Robert Geller and daughter Luna, before the show

Highland's easy and impossibly cool streetwear

Highland’s easy and impossibly cool streetwear

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green brows + vintage + Yohji

green brows + vintage + Yohji

Dashiel, entering Le Bain in Comme

Dashiel, entering Le Bain in Comme

Dustin in Sons of William

Dustin in Sons of William

+ on M. Boudet

+ on M. Boudet

man in a dress

man in a dress

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the inimitable Willy Cartier

the inimitable Willy Cartier

Birkenstocks, the unofficial uniform of Team The Dandy Project

Birkenstocks: the unofficial uniform of team The Dandy Project

William Yan #bloggerstakingpicturesofbloggers

William Yan in SoHo #bloggerstakingpicturesofbloggers

Baptiste Radufe walks General Idea

Baptiste Radufe walks General Idea

cool and clinical at Duckie Brown

cool and clinical at Duckie Brown

Richard Haines, being Richard Haines

Richard Haines, being Richard Haines

Converse sans Margiela

Converse sans Margiela

August 5, 2013

Matthew Kisly

Matthew Kisly was born in New York City and grew up in Martha’s Vineyard.  He is design assistant at Calvin Klein Collection, where he works directly under Italo Zucchelli.  Besides his boss, he counts Helmut Lang, Raf Simons, and Kostas Murkudis as his favorite designers.  A few of the things that inspire him are issues of Vogue Hommes International from the 90′s and early 2000′s, artists Nick Knight and Robert Mapplethorpe, architect David Chipperfield, and the Pet Shop Boys.  For the years that I’ve known him, he’s always shown a level of restraint and dedication to his style, which can be better described as discipline: in carefully curating a wardrobe of archival pieces from only his very admired designers, and immersion in media and a lifestyle akin to those artists’ principles.  Matthew has quite the enviable wardrobe of vintage Helmut Lang—cutouts and reflective panels, acid splashes and lace-butt pants—and wears the craziness with such calm.

Matthew Kisly in a Calvin Klein Collection t-shirt, vintage Helmut Lang reflective-panel pants, and Dr. Martens shoes

Matthew Kisly in a Calvin Klein Collection t-shirt, vintage Helmut Lang reflective-panel pants, and Dr. Martens shoes

vintage Helmut Lang reflective pants and paint-splattered Dr. Martens boots

vintage Helmut Lang reflective pants and paint-splattered Dr. Martens boots

with a vintage Helmut Lang bracelet and a Werkstatt:München signet ring

with a vintage Helmut Lang bracelet and a Werkstatt:München signet ring

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all vintage Helmut Lang

all vintage Helmut Lang

vintage Helmut Lang flight pants

vintage Helmut Lang flight pants

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Matthew Kisly at home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Matthew Kisly at home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

a bedroom wall of inspiration images and an outfit of all vintage Helmut Lang

a bedroom wall of inspiration images and an outfit of all vintage Helmut Lang

vintage Helmut Lang peekaboo tank top

vintage Helmut Lang peekaboo tank top

vintage Helmut Lang cut-out sneakers

vintage Helmut Lang cut-out sneakers

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black mesh shirt and stonewash jeans by Calvin Klein Collection

black mesh shirt and stonewash jeans by Calvin Klein Collection

underwear by Calvin Klein

underwear by Calvin Klein

multicolored static-print suit, t-shirt, and shoes by Calvin Klein Collection

multicolored static-print suit, t-shirt, and shoes by Calvin Klein Collection

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Helmut Lang Jeans 1995 top and Helmut Lang Jeans 1997 sheer pants

Helmut Lang Jeans 1995 top and Helmut Lang Jeans 1997 sheer pants

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Helmut Lang t-shirt, Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

Helmut Lang t-shirt, Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

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July 15, 2013

Ricky Lewis

Ricky Lewis is a musician and an actor, and lives in Bushwick.  He grew up in Westbrook, Connecticut, a very small town that would triple in population during the summer, where he went to public school as one of just 54 students in his grade.  Ricky moved to New York City at 19 and studied acting at William Esper Studio, where Mary-Kate Olsen had previously gone.  He seems to be more focused on his music now, of which he says, “The songs are extensions of me, like my deranged little children.”  People, film, collaboration, poetry, and his dog Agnes inspire him.  The romance of his music resonates in his style, and the more I see what he wears, the more I see the actor in him, embodying different personas with different looks—the mark of a bona fide dandy.

Ricky Lewis in an Aspetto suit, vintage hat and shoes, and N. Hoolywood shirt

Ricky Lewis in an Aspetto suit, vintage hat and shoes, and an N. Hoolywood shirt

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vintage teacup and signet rings

vintage glasses, vintage Calvin Klein shirt, vintage ripped t-shirt, Levi's jeans, vintage shoes

vintage glasses, vintage Calvin Klein shirt, vintage ripped t-shirt, Levi’s jeans, vintage shoes

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the perfect black bucks

the perfect black bucks

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vintage marching band jacket

at his home studio in a vintage marching band jacket

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vintage tank top, vintage Moschino trousers, Converse shoes

Ricky Lewis in a vintage tank top, vintage Moschino trousers, and Converse shoes

vintage Moschino "pinstripe" pants

vintage Moschino “pinstripe” pants

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Agnes the pup

Agnes the pup

N. Hoolywood shirt, Uniqlo shorts, and vintage desert boots

N. Hoolywood shirt, Uniqlo shorts, and vintage desert boots

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July 1, 2013

William Temple

William Temple is from Denver, Colorado, and does showroom sales for a company that represents European menswear in New York City.  He reminds me of those cool guys from high school—dressed clean and sharp, no frills and functional.  His greatest influences are his mother, his grandparents, and his mistakes, and his favorite date spot in NYC is Marlow and Sons.  Will continues to grow an impressive  collection of body art that makes me wish I’d have the guts to commit to one of my own.

Will Temple in a shirt by Won Hundred and Public School shorts

Will Temple in a shirt by Won Hundred and Public School shorts

necklaces by US BANK and Love Adorned

necklaces by US BANK and Love Adorned

#HOTBOY

#HOTBOY #tattoo

knuckle ring by Surface to Air

knuckle ring by Surface to Air

William Temple in a Lanvin jacket and Won Hundred t-shirt, jeans, and shoes

William Temple in a Lanvin jacket and Won Hundred t-shirt, jeans, and shoes

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vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses

vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Won Hundred knit t-shirt and jeans, Nike shoes

Won Hundred t-shirt and jeans, Nike shoes

Won Hundred knit t-shirt

Won Hundred knit t-shirt

Giles and Brother narrow railroad spike cuff

“BE NICE,” says the Giles and Brother narrow railroad spike cuff.

Nike flyknits

Nike flyknits

New Era cap, Won Hundred hooded jacket, Adidas track pants, Nike x Undercover Gyakusou shoes

New Era cap, Won Hundred hooded jacket, Adidas track pants, Nike x Undercover Gyakusou shoes

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Nike x Undercover Gyakusou trainers

Nike x Undercover Gyakusou trainers

 

June 17, 2013

Logan Jackson

Logan Jackson is a photographer and a model born in Bermuda and raised in Arkansas.  He finds inspiration in fashion, package design, Internet culture, sculpture, miniatures, and people who start businesses, and loves the work of artists Viviane Sassen, Bela Borsodi, and James Barsness.  I had first taken notice of Logan when I Instagrammed a photo of him modelling Lee Roach at the London Showrooms in New York; I thought, what an interesting, unusual face to photograph.  We met through a common friend soon after, and I grew fascinated with this budding photographer’s raw, youthful aesthetic.  He is emblematic of the Bushwick generation—young, wild, and weird—and this seemingly arbitrary nonchalance that shines through in his modelling, and in his photographs can only come from a place of keen mindfulness.

Logan Jackson in layered t-shirts by Oak, Uniqlo pants he cut into bermuda shorts, Geoffrey Beene socks, and Opening Ceremony shoes

Logan Jackson in layered t-shirts by Oak, Uniqlo pants cut into bermuda shorts, Geoffrey Beene socks, and Opening Ceremony shoes

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Logan Jackson in a vintage t-shirt, Nike athletic pants, and Opening Ceremony shoes

Logan Jackson in a vintage t-shirt, Nike athletic pants, and Opening Ceremony shoes

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Forfex x Opening Ceremony crepe-sole creepers in mesh and plastic

Forfex x Opening Ceremony crepe-sole creepers in mesh and plastic

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shorts suit by Claire Christerson

shorts suit by Claire Christerson

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vintage hat, LPD New York shirt, Muji backpack, American Apparel pants and waist-tied shirt, Generic Man shoes

vintage hat, LPD New York shirt, Muji backpack, American Apparel pants and waist-tied shirt, Generic Man shoes

"Donatella" t-shirt by LPD New York

“Donatella” t-shirt by LPD New York

an earring on an otherwise plain canvas Muji backpack

an earring on an otherwise plain canvas Muji backpack

Calvin Klein hooded shirt, Parke & Ronen swim shorts

Calvin Klein hooded shirt, Parke & Ronen swim shorts

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June 3, 2013

Dashiel Brahmann

Dashiel Brahmann is a young menswear designer and former architect-in-training from a tiny beach town in New Jersey called Longport.  Shooting Dashiel last weekend was reviving; his enthusiasm and experimental spirit got me excited about menswear again.  (This past month had been a tremendously slow one, and in the blogosphere particularly, and I found myself more involved with projects in interiors and art.)  The son of an architect and a painter, he has a keen eye for beauty and a deft hand—favoring an aesthetic he describes as a balance of “masculine and effeminate”, and he makes many of the clothes he wears.  In the taxonomy of style sensibilities, I think Dashiel and I are very much related.

Dashiel Brahmann in a quarter-length sleeve, ankle-length cotton gauze summer shirt/jacket and linen drop-crotch trousers of his own design and Lanvin sandals in rust suede

Dashiel Brahmann in a quarter-length sleeve, ankle-length cotton gauze summer shirt/jacket and linen drop-crotch trousers of his own design and Lanvin sandals in rust suede

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"beaten" ring in sterling silver by Stephen Einhorn

“beaten” ring in sterling silver by Stephen Einhorn

Lanvin rust sandals and a charming rip on the hem of his raw-edged tunic

Lanvin rust sandals and a charming rip on the hem of his raw-edged tunic

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Dashiel Brahmann layered t-shirt, Roberto Cavalli necklace, Robert Geller textured shorts, and Burberry Prorsum shoes

Dashiel Brahmann layered t-shirt, Roberto Cavalli necklace, Robert Geller textured shorts, and Burberry Prorsum shoes

This Cavalli feather necklace is a fabulously Miami version of the popular Ann Demeulemeester plume piece.

This Cavalli feather necklace is a fabulously Miami version of the popular Ann Demeulemeester plume piece.

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Dashiel in a Damir Doma jacket, Ivan Grundahl dress, Dashiel Brahmann silk satin trousers, and Dior Homme crepe sole boots

Dashiel in a Damir Doma jacket, Ivan Grundahl dress, Dashiel Brahmann silk satin trousers, and Dior Homme crepe sole boots

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shield and cushion signet rings by Tom Wood Jewellery, oval signet ring by Tiffany, vintage pinky ring

shield and cushion signet rings by Tom Wood Jewellery, oval signet ring by Tiffany, vintage pinky ring

Ivan Grundahl dress

Ivan Grundahl dress

Damir Doma sleeveless t-shirt, Dashiel Brahmann silk satin trousers, Siki Im x Teva sandals

Damir Doma sleeveless t-shirt, Dashiel Brahmann silk satin trousers, Siki Im x Teva sandals

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These Siki Im Tevas in black grosgrain were my favorite shoes at New York Fashion Week.  Dashiel wears them with black dress socks for a sleek summer look.

These Siki Im Tevas in black grosgrain were my favorite shoes at New York Fashion Week. Dashiel wears them with black dress socks for a sleek summer look.

with a women's Rodebjer long blazer

with a women’s Rodebjer long blazer

Dashiel's favorite jacket: Dior Homme blazer with the keyring detail

Dashiel’s favorite jacket: Dior Homme blazer with the keyring detail

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worn over a Dashiel Brahmann long t-shirt