Posts Tagged ‘street style’
February 18, 2014
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 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
Rolex Submariner, Bergdorf Goodman shoes
Victor basa in a Joy Division sweater, Adidas shorts, and Superga ombre trainers
Gian Romano jacket, Guess x Tiesto jeans
Yankees baseball jersey, Dior Homme jeans, Red Wing boots
Dior Homme jeans
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
November 12, 2013
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.
sheer + steel-toe
90′s vintage Bergdorf Goodman leather shirt, Charles Chang Lim black and white spotted trousers, Gucci loafers, and Robert Marc sunglasses
Gucci loafers with “ghost” horsebits
vintage alpaca wool headscarf, Japanese knit tank, Acne jeans, and Y-3 sneakers
vintage Japanese knit tank
Y-3 floral print sneakers
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
October 8, 2013
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
Vivienne Westwood bracelet watch
Z-coil orthopedic spring-heeled sandals
Narciso Rodriguez iridescent blue trousers
Libl top and Jean Paul Gaultier pants
detail on the stretch top by Libl, a European activewear brand
Jean Paul Gaultier cargo pants
vintage Helmut Lang quilted vest and Issey Miyake quilted pants
with Prada sunglasses and boots
Libl top and pants, Givenchy shorts, and Saucony Razor shoes
the same Libl shirt, in a grayscale colorway
Saucony trainer-aquashoe hybrids
military-issue jacket, JF and Son top, Bruzzer shorts, and Nike Air Max sneakers
contrast seat on the Bruzzer shorts
September 16, 2013
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.
“From Russia, With Punk” by Robert Geller
Mustachioed man of the hair backstage at Geller
Robert Geller and daughter Luna, before the show
Highland’s easy and impossibly cool streetwear
green brows + vintage + Yohji
Dashiel, entering Le Bain in Comme
Dustin in Sons of William
+ on M. Boudet
man in a dress
the inimitable Willy Cartier
Birkenstocks: the unofficial uniform of team The Dandy Project
William Yan in SoHo #bloggerstakingpicturesofbloggers
Baptiste Radufe walks General Idea
cool and clinical at Duckie Brown
Richard Haines, being Richard Haines
Converse sans Margiela
July 15, 2013
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 an N. Hoolywood shirt
vintage teacup and signet rings
vintage glasses, vintage Calvin Klein shirt, vintage ripped t-shirt, Levi’s jeans, vintage shoes
the perfect black bucks
at his home studio in a vintage marching band jacket
Ricky Lewis in a vintage tank top, vintage Moschino trousers, and Converse shoes
vintage Moschino “pinstripe” pants
Agnes the pup
N. Hoolywood shirt, Uniqlo shorts, and vintage desert boots
July 1, 2013
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
necklaces by US BANK and Love Adorned
knuckle ring by Surface to Air
William Temple in a Lanvin jacket and Won Hundred t-shirt, jeans, and shoes
vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses
Won Hundred t-shirt and jeans, Nike shoes
Won Hundred knit t-shirt
“BE NICE,” says the Giles and Brother narrow railroad spike cuff.
New Era cap, Won Hundred hooded jacket, Adidas track pants, Nike x Undercover Gyakusou shoes
Nike x Undercover Gyakusou trainers
June 17, 2013
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 cut into bermuda shorts, Geoffrey Beene socks, and Opening Ceremony shoes
Logan Jackson in a vintage t-shirt, Nike athletic pants, and Opening Ceremony shoes
Forfex x Opening Ceremony crepe-sole creepers in mesh and plastic
shorts suit by Claire Christerson
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
an earring on an otherwise plain canvas Muji backpack
Calvin Klein hooded shirt, Parke & Ronen swim shorts
June 3, 2013
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
Lanvin rust sandals and a charming rip on the hem of his raw-edged tunic
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.
Dashiel in a Damir Doma jacket, Ivan Grundahl dress, Dashiel Brahmann silk satin trousers, and Dior Homme crepe sole boots
shield and cushion signet rings by Tom Wood Jewellery, oval signet ring by Tiffany, vintage pinky ring
Ivan Grundahl dress
Damir Doma sleeveless t-shirt, Dashiel Brahmann silk satin trousers, Siki Im x Teva sandals
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
Dashiel’s favorite jacket: Dior Homme blazer with the keyring detail
worn over a Dashiel Brahmann long t-shirt
April 16, 2013
Landon Miller lives in Brooklyn, works in PR, and is a new men’s fashion blogger. He has a gift for delving through thrift shops and curating an extensive wardrobe of cool and easy vintage pieces. Shooting him was a treat—often the subject of photo projects, Landon was both curiously shy and boldly generous, reminding me of how much I love to do portraiture. His look is emblematic of the borough in which he resides, and let this post be one that celebrates Brooklyn, the place which I, too, now call home.
Landon Miller in a vintage shirt and sweater, Levi’s jeans, and Cole Haan boots
Landon in a vintage shirt by National Geographic
vintage wildlife + Nat Geo
a vintage Native American jacket and a D.A.R.E t-shirt
with Calvins and Timbs
vintage sherpa jacket and boots, Blank NYC jeans
March 1, 2013
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, 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
An Asian man with a substantial beard is a unicorn in the world of grooming.
Monolith necklace by Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons
a hefty leather key fob, designed by a friend
in an Ann Demeulemeester jacket