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June 9, 2015

Dashiel Brahmann

Dashiel Brahmann is the first person I’ve profiled on this site twice.  If you take a peek at my last post of him, you’ll see the change his style has undergone; shooting him again was like profiling a new person.  I found a kindred spirit in Dash whose sense of style seems to be an ongoing conversation in his head–I change my style every so often, and from the dark, faintly glamdrogynous aesthetic we both used to be into, we now both seem to favor a look that is more honest, natural, and masculine.  He just started a clothing line called Looseleaf, a line completely composed of natural fibers, focusing on essential garments with a bit of a creative flair, casual pieces you can work or lounge in.  Dash grew up three blocks from the beach and has always been involved in surf culture, which apparently, is a lot about personal style. His favorite surfers—people like Craig Anderson—are known for their smooth, graceful style.  He says, “I want that to be the feeling that my clothes emote, effortlessness.”

Dashiel Brahmann in a vintage Yohji Yamamoto Costume D'Homme coat, Looseleaf shirt and lazy pants in navy striped linen, Vans slip-ons

Dashiel in a vintage Yohji Yamamoto Costume D’Homme coat, Looseleaf shirt and lazy pants in navy striped linen, Vans slip-ons

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Dashiel Brahmann

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Dashiel Brahmann at work in a Looseleaf windowpane shirt and matching pants

Dashiel Brahmann at work in a Looseleaf windowpane shirt and matching pants

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Troentorp Monet clogs

Troentorp Monet clogs

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Looseleaf indigo shirt, Levi's Red picker jeans

Looseleaf indigo shirt, Levi’s Red picker jeans

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vintage linen blazer, vintage Flax by Jeanne Engelhart linen shirt, Looseleaf black washed linen trousers, vintage Per Spook hat, Vans slip-ons

vintage linen blazer, vintage Flax by Jeanne Engelhart linen shirt, Looseleaf black washed linen trousers,
vintage Per Spook hat, Vans slip-ons

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Dashiel Brahmann in a Looseleaf shirt, tank, and pants, all in washed linen, Vans slip-ons

Dashiel Brahmann in a Looseleaf shirt, tank, and pants, all in washed linen, Vans slip-ons

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Loose Leaf is available at Pilgrim Surf + Supply.

April 22, 2015

Gregory Bourke

Gregory Bourke is the assistant to the Director at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery in New York, a former actor and dancer, and a creative who dabbles in film photography.  He grew up in a 100-year-old haunted Opera House in Georgia, and he counts Alex Da Corte, Haim, Larry Clark and Veladya Chapman as his biggest creative influences.  Greg’s history in the theatre and with dance seems to very much influence his artistry, and reinforces my recent resolution to take up new hobbies and active pursuits to nourish my creative soul.  In terms of style, what’s been inspiring me lately isn’t really fashion with a capital F, but rather the notion of wearing ordinary pieces in a subtly modern way to create a look that is as intriguing as it is approachable.  He says he has a specific weakness for a 1950′s rebellious high schooler in Idaho vibe, and he pulls it off pretty well.

Gregory Bourke in a Nike top, Levi's jeans, and Converse shoe

Gregory Bourke in a Nike top, Levi’s jeans, and Converse shoes

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small tattoo envy

small tattoo envy

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vintage sweater, leather jacket, and leather pants, Adidas Stan Smith shoes

vintage sweater, leather jacket, and leather pants, Adidas Stan Smith shoes

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Obey cap, vintage cheerleader jacket, basketball jersey, and leather pants

Obey cap, vintage cheerleader jacket, basketball jersey, and leather pants

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Opening Ceremony rainbow ombre shirt, Hanes waffle top, vintage Levi's

Opening Ceremony rainbow ombre shirt, Hanes waffle top, vintage Levi’s

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black briefs by 2(X)IST

black briefs by 2(X)IST

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vintage red motorcycle jacket, Gap t-shirt, Sandro jeans, Vans shoes

vintage red motorcycle jacket, Gap t-shirt, Sandro jeans, Vans shoes

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cut-off hems and Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers

cut-off hems and Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers

vintage Adidas t-shirt and 2(X)IST control shorts

vintage Adidas t-shirt and 2(X)IST control shorts

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November 13, 2014

Jimmy and Joey Jimeno

Jimmy Jimeno is a store manager for Opening Ceremony, and Joey Jimeno is a freelance writer, and head barista and back of house at Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market New York.  The brothers were born in Baguio, Philippines, and have lived together and separately in Northern Virginia, Berlin, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and New York—a background that has refined the two as creatives, and strengthened their bond as brothers.  “Moving quite frequently growing up was one heartbreak after the next, at least initially,” says Jimmy.  “One way I coped with the trauma was developing a sense of humor.” Joey, on the other hand, tends to think that everything he affords is based on his romantic longing to construct a notion of ‘home.’  I used to follow the brothers many years ago when they would post their outfits on the forum Superfuture, and had always been fascinated with the way they conveyed new ideas through their style.  It was a different time then, with the volume of user-generated fashion media being only a fraction of the size it is now; it may have been elitist, and a little scary, but it was a creative hotbox for the people who were in it.  “The way you deal with fashion elitism,” Jimmy says, “is giving ZERO fucks…because there are far more important things to worry about than WDYWT and brand synergy.”  Like many of us kids of the early fashion Internet, the Jimeno brothers have matured in style, and have gone on to do things that hold influence in the world, but what keeps me looking to them for inspiration is that they’re two brothers who are very close, with one really cool hobby.

Jimmy Jimeno in an Agnes B floral shirt, RRL jeans, and Doc Martens 50th anniversary shoes; Joey Jimeno in an Epaulet x Liberty shirt and Taylor Stitch trousers

Jimmy Jimeno in an Agnes B floral shirt, RRL jeans, and Doc Martens 50th anniversary shoes; Joey Jimeno in an Epaulet x Liberty shirt and Taylor Stitch trousers

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Joey and Jimmy Jimeno

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Jimmy Jimeno in a Raf Simons sweater, Lift Label jersey, Number (N)ine jeans, and Tim Hamilton Boots; Joey Jimeno in a Uniqlo turtleneck, Sunny Sports Clothing chore coat, APC New Standard Jeans, and Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes

Jimmy in a Raf Simons sweater, Lift Label jersey, Number (N)ine jeans, and Tim Hamilton Boots; Joey in a Uniqlo turtleneck, Sunny Sports Clothing chore coat, APC New Standard Jeans, and Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes

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Prada keychain

Prada keychain

Tim Hamilton x Guidi, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens

Tim Hamilton x Guidi, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens

Jimmy in an old Supreme NY fitted cap, custom marble dye Champion sweatshirt, RRL Jeans, and Nike Airmax 2003's; Joey in a Kenzo bucket hat, Opening Ceremony oxford shirt, Junya Watanabe Man blazer, Patrik Ervell jeans, and Steven Alan derbies

Jimmy in an old Supreme NY fitted cap, custom marble dye Champion sweatshirt, RRL Jeans, and Nike Airmax 2003′s; Joey in a Kenzo bucket hat, Opening Ceremony oxford shirt, Junya Watanabe Man blazer, Patrik Ervell jeans, and Steven Alan derbies

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vintage David Letterman Late Show Letterman jacket on Jimmy Jimeno

vintage David Letterman Late Show Letterman jacket on Jimmy Jimeno

Joey in an Interwoven scarf, Rising Sun and Co. Jacket, Brooklyn Denim Co. chinos, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes; Jimmy in a vintage YSL denim jacket, Engineered Garments shirt, RRL jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

Joey in an Interwoven scarf, Rising Sun and Co. Jacket, Brooklyn Denim Co. chinos, Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens shoes; Jimmy in a vintage YSL denim jacket, Engineered Garments shirt, RRL jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

Baguio brothers

Baguio brothers

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Jimmy in a vintage Christian Dior robe and custom Opening Ceremony soccer shorts; Joey in a Pigalle jumpsuit and J. Crew sneakers

Jimmy in a vintage Christian Dior robe and custom Opening Ceremony soccer shorts; Joey in a Pigalle jumpsuit and J. Crew sneakers

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TDP: What inspires you today? Jimmy: Too many thangs! Lately though? Definitely my friends and my Playstation 4.

The Dandy Project: What inspires you today? Jimmy: Too many thangs! Lately though? Definitely my friends and my Playstation 4.

Art Direction Assistant Michael Dodd

October 22, 2014

Peter Meckel

Peter Meckel is a buyer for Barneys New York and a one-time fashion blogger with a penchant for classic, everyman menswear and a knack for putting things together in an unexpected way.  I was drawn to the subtly novel and thought-provoking ways he wears otherwise normal items of clothing, almost as an antidote to the faltering normcore trend—the prevalence of layering ill-fitting over unflattering, or worse, the cheap styling trick of putting Birkenstocks on an outfit and calling it progressive has all become disconcerting.  “I prefer dressing for day than night, because I like to be subtle – with a small detail making the outfit different or my own,” says Peter.  On his brief flirtation with fashion blogging, he recalls, “I felt very exposed and unprotected, but excited, too, because I felt it was very true to myself.  It was exhausting and at times I wasn’t sure what I was doing it for.”  Settled and geared towards years of growth in the numbers-driven field of fashion buying, Peter manages to do one thing many of today’s bloggers only aspire to do, which is to inspire someone to think about clothes.

Peter Hunter Meckel in a Dickies jumpsuit, Saint Laurent boots, and Henschel bucket hat, in hand.

Peter Hunter Meckel in a Dickies jumpsuit, Saint Laurent boots, and Henschel bucket hat, in hand.

Peter Meckel

Peter Meckel

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Brooks Brothers glasses

Brooks Brothers glasses

Saint Laurent shiny leather lace-up boots

Saint Laurent shiny leather lace-up boots

Dickies

Dickies

Margaret Howell coat, Margiela shirt, Carhartt jeans, Grenson boots

Margaret Howell coat, Margiela shirt, Carhartt jeans, Grenson boots

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Carhartt jeans and Grenson boots

Carhartt jeans and Grenson boots

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Acne women's dark gray leather jacket, J. Crew henley, Carhartt pants, Buttero boots

Acne women’s dark gray leather jacket, J. Crew henley, Carhartt pants, Buttero boots

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Buttero suede boots

Buttero suede boots

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Greenpoint

October 14, 2014

Rhamier Auguste

Rhamier Auguste is a manager at Opening Ceremony, and a freelance stylist and creative consultant.  There is a subversive sense of humor in his style that is tempered by an impossible sense of cool: I look at him and I don’t see a fashion plate, just a guy with great style, who seems like someone cool to talk to.  I was even more thrilled when I came to his Bed-Stuy apartment to shoot, and found a very tightly curated wardrobe of mostly crazy pieces, with a smattering of a few basics.  “Everything goes with anything,” Rhamier quotes stylist Lori Goldstein, who he’s previously worked for.  I questioned my notion of what is essential in a wardrobe: as I trekked to my favorite consignment store hauling bags filled with the perfect Comme black jackets and must-have white Thom Browne shirts in every version, I thought, what a pleasure it might be to get dressed in the morning picking through a very concise wardrobe of clothes you love.

Rhamier Auguste in a Patrik Ervell cap, XXBC sweatshirt and sweatpants, and Opening Ceremony x Timberland boots

Rhamier Auguste in a Patrik Ervell cap, XXBC sweatshirt and sweatpants, and Opening Ceremony x Timberland boots

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Opening Ceremony X Timberland boots

Opening Ceremony x Timberland boots

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Citizen watch in blue and gold

Rhamier Auguste in a Raf Simons sweatshirt, Supreme New York x Champion warm-up pants, Ice Cold New York socks, and Raf Simons x Adidas trainers

Rhamier Auguste in a Raf Simons sweatshirt, Supreme New York x Champion warm-up pants, Ice Cold New York socks, and Raf Simons x Adidas trainers

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everyday jewelry

everyday jewelry

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Ice Cold New York 3M reflective socks and Adidas x Raf Simons shes

Ice Cold New York 3M reflective socks and Adidas x Raf Simons shoes

Comme des Garcons coat, Uniqlo oxford button-down, +J by Uniqlo trousers, and mismatched Comme des Garcons x Doc Martens shoes

Comme des Garcons coat, Uniqlo oxford button-down, +J by Uniqlo trousers, and mismatched Comme des Garcons x Dr. Martens shoes

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Patrik Ervell hat, Supreme New York Nairobi shirt, Stone Island t-shirt, Dickies trousers, and Nike Air Max Plus TN trainers

Patrik Ervell hat, Supreme New York Nairobi shirt, Stone Island t-shirt, Dickies trousers, and Nike Air Max Plus TN trainers

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Patrik Ervell hat, t-shirt, and jeans, Nike Huarache trainers

Patrik Ervell hat, t-shirt, and jeans, Nike Huarache trainers

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double Ervell

double Ervell

huaraches and "original hems"

Huaraches and “original hems”

Patrik Ervell sweatshirt and a Supreme pin

Patrik Ervell sweatshirt and a Supreme pin

September 29, 2014

Nick Blumenthal

Nick Blumenthal is a visual artist who does mostly photography, but dabbles in painting and some mixed media.  He counts memory and psychological tension as his greatest inspirations, and unrequited love on occasion.  Nick recounts the most romantic thing that has happened to him in New York: “An ex of mine who royally fucked up took a 10-hour bus ride to show up at my work, teary-eyed with apology roses.  Granted it didn’t work out, but seeing the girls on my train home passing glances, whispering about the lucky girl who I was bringing them home to, was entirely satisfying.”  There is a melancholy romance that drew me to his photos, as if the teenage angst of a once Myspace-emo kid had been distilled into something much more pure and refined. We share a very similar creative path: his work is mostly personally driven, rather than politically or otherwise, and seeks to apply this personal material into a universally digestible narrative.

Nick Blumenthal in a Hood by Air sweatshirt

Nick Blumenthal in a Hood by Air top

Hood by Air top, Rick Owens shorts, Air Jordan Retro 1's

Hood by Air top, Rick Owens shorts, Air Jordan Retro 1′s

with BLK DNM bomber

with BLK DNM bomber

detail on the Rick Owens shorts

detail on the Rick Owens shorts

Nike Air Jordan Retro 1's

Nike Air Jordan Retro 1′s

Daniel Jackson for Topman jacket, Rick Owens silk muscle tee, Nicolas Andreas Taralis jeans, Dr. Martens boots

Daniel Jackson for Topman jacket, Rick Owens top, Nicolas Andreas Taralis jeans, Dr. Martens boots

silk muscle tee by Rick Owens

silk muscle tee by Rick Owens

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Rick Owens DRKSHDW coat and jeans, Asher Levine top, Air Jordan Retro 11's

Rick Owens DRKSHDW coat and jeans, Asher Levine top, Air Jordan Retro 11′s

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Asher Levine long t-shirt

Asher Levine long t-shirt

custom ID necklace by Drawn & Quartered

custom ID necklace by Drawn & Quartered

"BLU"

BLU

Air Jordan Retro 11's

Air Jordan Retro 11′s

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At home, with his portraits of trans men. Jil Sander t-shirt, Calvin Klein boxer briefs

At home, with his portraits of trans men. Jil Sander t-shirt, Calvin Klein boxer briefs

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Alpha Industries jacket, BLK DNM sweater, basketball shorts

Alpha Industries jacket, BLK DNM sweater, basketball shorts

August 4, 2014

George of Grand

George Inaki is Filipino and Japanese, and lives in New York City.  He worked PR for American Apparel, Chanel, Dior, and YSL Beauté in Tokyo before moving stateside to start his clothing line George of Grand: luxury t-shirts with graphics created in collaboration with Japanese artists, all produced in New York.  He and his partner Jed Root are fantastic hosts, graciously welcoming me to their Palenville estate a few weekends ago.  George invited me over to their fabulous flat in SoHo to take pictures and peek through his closets of treasures—here’s what I saw.

George Inaki in Prada

George Inaki in Prada

shoes: Chanel, Nike, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent Paris, Chanel, Chanel, Prada

shoes: Chanel, Nike, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent Paris, Chanel, Chanel, Prada

Jil Sander jacket, George of Grand t-shirt, Vans

George Inaki in a Jil Sander jacket, George of Grand t-shirt, Nike shorts, and Saint Laurent sneakers

Persol sunglasses, Cartier watches, Leica Camera, Saint Laurent wallet, jewelry by Cartier, Chrome Hearts, Chanel, Givenchy, and others

Persol sunglasses, Cartier watches, Leica Camera, Saint Laurent wallet, jewelry by Cartier, Chrome Hearts, Chanel, Givenchy, and others

George of Grand t-shirt

George of Grand t-shirt

May 24, 2014

Sam Lee

Sam, or Samantha Lee is a film director and a graduate student at RMIT Melbourne.  Wes Anderson, Alexa Chung, and Jenna Lyons are her inspirations, and she describes her style as organic and personal, with whatever feeling she has at the moment transcending into her work.  I decided to have Sam be the first woman I photograph in this series of style portraits because I found in her a kindred spirit.  She told me about years of her early life feeling compelled to wear what was typically expected of her, frilly dresses and skirts, and how menswear just feels right.  Like Sam, I’ve spent years of trying to conform to the expected, but as I grow older, and closer to my truth, I realize the power of clothing–how common interests in very specific styles of clothing can bring people of similar philosophies together, how people in other parts of the world can run the risk of public lashings and imprisonment for wearing things differently, how something seemingly superficial can speak volumes on what is going on inside–and I wear what I want.  When asked to describe how wearing menswear makes her feel, she quotes a line from Vampire Weekend’s Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa that goes: “Is your bed made?  Is your sweater on?  Do you wanna fuck?  Like you know I do.”

custom suit by Ziggy Savella, Acne top, Vans shoes

custom suit by Ziggy Savella, Acne top, Vans shoes

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Banana Republic jacket, Acne top, Gap pants, Converse shoes

Banana Republic jacket, Acne top, Gap pants, Converse shoes

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burgundy suit by Ziggy Savella, Topshop boots

burgundy suit by Ziggy Savella, Topshop boots

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Stradivarius jacket, Uniqlo shirt, Dr. Martens shoes

Stradivarius jacket, Uniqlo shirt, Dr. Martens shoes

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shot at EDSA Beverage Design Studio

make-up by Sari Campos

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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