Posts Tagged ‘street style’

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

April 16, 2013

Landon Miller

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 Miller in a vintage shirt and sweater, Levi’s jeans, and Cole Haan boots

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Landon Miller in a vintage shirt and sweater, Levi's jeans, and Cole Haan boots

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Landon in a vintage shirt by National Geographic

Landon in a vintage shirt by National Geographic

vintage wildlife + Nat Geo

vintage wildlife + Nat Geo

vintage Timberlands

vintage Timberlands

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a vintage Native American jacket and a D.A.R.E t-shirt

a vintage Native American jacket and a D.A.R.E t-shirt

with Calvins and Timbs

with Calvins and Timbs

rich lining

inside out

vintage sherpa jacket and boots, Blank NYC jeans

vintage sherpa jacket and boots, Blank NYC jeans

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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

February 21, 2013

BJ Pascual

BJ Pascual was my first fashion friend.  We would turn up at Philippine Fashion Week in high, high hair and outfits freshly cut-up and DIYed in the car, and collaborate on experimental photoshoots, the outcomes of which shall never be released.  He is now the Philippines’ top photographer, having shot every cover and billboard and every major campaign in the country.  BJ’s style has mellowed through the years, now favoring well-worn comfort and muddy hues and subtle luxury over tight, ferocious theatrics—a mood akin to what I feel about men’s style today.  I paid a visit to his photo studio in Manila, and took some portraits of this young photographer I so respect and admire.

BJ Pascual in an Eairth sweater, Maison Martin Margiela trousers and sneakers

detail on the Eairth sweater and BJ’s no-shower curls

Margiela shoes against a Margielic wall of frames, by Cheska Nolasco

sitting in his cyclorama in an asymmetrical sweater by Zara, shorts by ÅLand (Korea), and Alexander McQueen for Puma shoes

Puma x Alexander McQueen high-tops with gill-like detailing

dressed up in the dressing room: shrunken blazer by Ziggy Savella, double-collar shirt by Jerome Lorico, Margiela trousers, Dries Van Noten shoes

Dries Van Noten canvas and leather lace-up shoes

I find this worn floral shirt (by French men’s high-street brand Celio) to be reminiscent of Comme des Garcons Fall 2012. Levi’s pants and Alexander McQueen shoes

McQueen slippers and mismatched socks

 

January 30, 2013

Yoshiaki Hayashi

Yoshiaki Hayashi is a model who has walked the runways of Lanvin, Jil Sander, and Damir Doma and regularly graces the pages of one of my favorite magazines Men’s Non-No.  Yoshi is Japanese and Chilean, and this fascinating combination of ethnicities and his passion for football give him a very striking look and physique.  His style is part model-off-duty, part Japanese boy quirky, with a touch of athleticism that makes it all his own.

Prohibit cap, Joyrich paisley t-shirt, Bed J.W Ford bracelet, Motel jeans

red cap by Prohibit NYC

a beaded red wrap-around fabric bracelet by Bed J.W Ford

inscribed with a verse from one of my favorite poems, Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Puma sneakers

Bed J.W Ford t-shirt, Motel checked pants, YSL leopard sneakers

checked and spotted: Motel checkered pants and YSL haircalf leopard print sneakers

oversize Bed J.W Ford t-shirt with raw-edged side slits

GAP denim vest with doodles by Yoshi and his friends

GAP denim vest, Adidas t-shirt, Balmain jeans, Puma sneakers

These Balmain skinny motorcycle jeans, worn beat-up and entitlement-free, can spark a change of heart.

Motel bone ring