Posts Tagged ‘street style’

November 15, 2012

Julien Decanali

Julien Decanali is a buyer at Barney’s, and one anomaly of fashion.  You might see him at the gym, scruffy, looking like he might have just gotten in a fight, and if you miss his Margiela basketball shoes, you might never think he was a card-carrying member of the menswear set.  He represents a movement in the menswear industry—men, not particularly “creative”, or crazy, just men who are more and more honestly appreciative of fashion—a movement that spells great, global changes in menswear.  Julien melds the ruggedly athletic with the suave and polished, a bundle of both rough and smooth, all in a style that is charmingly his.

Julien Decanali in Burberry Prorsum, at home in Williamsburg.

single monkstrap shoes worn lazy-private-schoolboy-style

Julien Decanali in a vintage tank, Nike shorts, and YSL sneakers

a tattoo tribute to Alexander McQueen

space-age Margiela basketball shoes

Florsheim for Duckie Brown lace-up wingtip boots

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November 2, 2012

Paul Wagenblast

I had profiled art director and Dazed and Confused writer Paul Wagenblast on the blog a few months ago.  I really like the way he pairs cozy clothes with tiny pieces of jewelry, like amulets for life’s daily battles.  It’s a look I have yet to master; comfort and gentleness are not my strong suits.  Here are a few more photographs of Paul at home in Williamsburg.

a tiny trinket over a Jil Sander t-shirt

a vintage brooch on Paul’s Lee jean jacket

 

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October 20, 2012

Paul Morehouse and Gordon von Steiner

Stylist Paul Morehouse and photographer Gordon von Steiner are creative partners and dear, dear friends.  They have collaborated on projects for GQ Japan, Tim Hamilton, and The Ones to Watch, among many others.  Gordy and Paul belong to the new guard of talented creatives in New York City: thoughtfully progressive, with a mastery of classic technique.  I see this in their work and in their clean, iconic, and subtly subversive personal styles.

Paul Morehouse and Gordon Von Steiner, both in self-made cut-out tank tops

on the right: Gordy in a Jeremy Scott jersey, Neil Barrett leather pants, and Nike basketball shoes, Paul in a Y-3 jacket, Uniqlo jeans, and AllSaints shoes

Paul Morehouse, stylist

photographer Gordon von Steiner in his studio in a Givenchy tank top and his favorite vintage plaid shirt

Gordon von Steiner in a Martin Margiela dip-dye shirt and vintage cross necklace

Gordy and Paul collaborate

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October 10, 2012

Leo Becerra and Houman Farahmand

Leo and Houman are best friends, and the conversation between their respective aesthetics is one to eavesdrop.  Together’s they’re an essay on the clean and gritty, the architectural and the organic, the tenderly human and the alien-like.  I’ve encountered the duo many times as fellow night crawlers in New York, and I’ve long been intrigued by Leo’s penchant for vintage volume and skin, and Houman’s clean, clean lines.

Leo Becerra and Houman Farahmand

Leo Becerra, originally from Caracas, is a student at The New School in New York City and people, energy, friends, change, and innovation inspire him.

Leo Becerra in a Patricia Field “Vogue” mesh football shirt and Charlotte Ronson leather pants

mesh and leather

Houman Farahmand is a buyer for Nasty Gal in Los Angeles.  He loves mid/late 70s-80s film, and Woody Allen films, especially.  “It’s hard for me to go through a film without stopping several times and doing Google searches, and pulling up images based on what I see,” says Houman.  He also has a penchant for color and texture.  He says, “I have and always had an obsession for leather. I love the smell of the leather in old european cars.”

Houman Farahmand in a Fred Perry polo, vintage white jeans, and 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes

vintage gold zipper earring

Houman’s favorite large rings

Houman in a vintage motorcycle jacket, Thierry Mugler turtleneck, The Row hunter green leather pants, Comme des Garcons slip-on half boots

the resurgence of the square toe by way of Comme des Garcons

Leo wears Dries Van Noten glasses, a Miu Miu cardigan, and a vintage shirt

I really like Leo’s matching vintage red leather bracelets and his voluminous striped Hermes pants.

Leo in a vintage motorcycle jacket and Alexander Wang top and Houman in a Fred Perry cardigan and Balenciaga turtleneck, in Chinatown

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September 27, 2012

Style Salvage Steve

Steve Salter of Style Salvage is my blogging hero.  His blog features interviews with emerging designers, journalists, and shop owners, style profiles, and snaps of his own personal style.  He’d be what I’d call a quietly powerful force in menswear today, still sincerely modest after having been named one of British GQ’s 100 most influential men of 2011 and having fashion buyers the world over stocking new designers after reading about them on Style Salvage.  He was one of the very first to take note of The Dandy Project, and the integrity and fervor by which he runs Style Salvage continues to inspire me.  Steve was in town for fashion week, and I thought I’d take some photographs of him inspired by a phrase he used to describe his style in an interview years ago: “an Englishman on holiday.”  This Englishman on holiday in New York brought forth quite a modern, sensible interpretation of the idea with the wardrobe he packed for the trip: it was a uniform of sorts, made up of a relaxed shirt and sweatpant-like trousers, and comfortable shoes.

Steve Salter wears a Christopher Shannon t-shirt worn over a shirt by Casely-Hayford, Ganryu Comme des Garcons sweatpants (part of a suit), Nike Flyknit trainers and Oliver Peoples Vintage glasses. He holds a passport holder by Smysthon.

Oliver Peoples vintage glasses and a marled Christopher Shannon t-shirt over a Casely-Hayford knit-collar shirt

Our Legacy shirt, Stephan Schneider trousers, Nike flyknit trainers, and sunglasses stolen from his better half, Susie Bubble

Susie Bubble's sunnies

great detail on the Our Legacy shirt

Nike flyknits

the tired tourist

trudges along

Comme des Garcons shirt, Christophe Lemaire trousers, Ale et Ange polka dot cat cap

Royalties Paris socks and creepers by British Remains

b Store x Liberty shirt, Yohji Yamamoto trousers, Ally Capellino backpack and Nike LunarGlide+ 4 iD trainers

This Liberty printed b Store shirt embodied his scent that day, a heady floral Jo Malone he stole from Miss Lau.

I love the ease and understatedness of his Yohji trousers.

Ally Capellino x Harris Tweed backpack

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September 21, 2012

Elliot Aronow

Elliot Aronow is creative director of RCRD LBL, the world’s first free and legal curated download site, host of a talk and variety show called “Our Show with Elliot Aronow,” and columnist for Playboy’s “Self Styled with Elliot Aronow.”  In the many roles he plays, he bridges the little gap between the worlds of music and fashion in a style all his own: smooth, rebellious, and classic.  He is a man of short stature, a fact that he casually and cheekily refers to from time to time, and all of us who aren’t quite model-long and lurchy (I’m 5’11″) could learn a thing or two from him.  To me, he is a character in the music video that is New York nightlife, a relentless conversationalist, and a gentleman of style.

Elliot Aronow in a shirt and jacket, all custom-made by Brooklyn Tailors, with a poster of Prince Balthazar Carlos on horseback by Diego Velázquez hanging on his closet door

shirt by Brooklyn Tailors, shoes by Opening Ceremony

bigger buttons and a higher slit on the cuff of the polka-dot shirt

Elliot at work

a Hirst parody and vintage mixers

suit and shirt by Brooklyn Tailors, vintage boots

I really like the subtle pattern on his blue suit.

I thought this was really smart: he installed a rack made out of regular metal pipes to hold prospective outfits for the next day.

vintage t-shirt, APC jeans

 

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September 13, 2012

Greg Armas and Dani Griffiths

You might have seen Assembly New York’s Greg Armas on the blog before; here he is again with his sales director Dani Griffiths, who is also a model and an accessories designer.  They share a similar subdued-weathered aesthetic and their styles perfectly complement each other.  Photographing the duo right after the rain in the pocket garden behind the Assembly boutique made for a delightful afternoon.

Dani Griffiths in vintage and Converse shoes, Greg Armas in Assembly New York and B Store shoes

Dani Griffiths and Greg Armas

Dani's top, a vintage piece, was reminiscent of 90's Helmut Lang.

Dani's weathered painted white watch and copper bangle

battered black-on-black high-top Chuck Taylors

an old compass in the pocket garden

Greg Armas outside Assembly New York

beat-up B Store pointy oxfords

 

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September 8, 2012

Ian Bradley

In the daytime, Ian Bradley is a renowned stylist, having directed editorials for Vice and campaigns for Levi’s, and at night, he is gatekeeper at Le Bain, one of Manhattan’s sexiest stomping grounds, and a character in the zoo that is New York nightlife.  He has a keen sense of color, one that I’ve always found amusing in the midst of all the easy nighttime black.  How nice it was to sit back and snap photographs of him at home in the East Village and see a more relaxed, subdued side to the Door Ian that all of New York knows.

Ian Bradley, at home in the East village, in a ludicrously blue Calvin Klein Collection shearling jacket.

a thumb ring and his grandfather's signet ring

that floral Supreme hat

Vans Sk8-Hi's in white leather

words of truth

blue and Bowie

Chanel Iman is both a strong black woman and a tiger Asian lady.

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juice run with a Jil Sander pouch

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August 27, 2012

Phillip Via

Phil Via is a civil engineer and a resident of one of the most glorious brownstones in Brooklyn Heights.  It was a delight shooting around his place that damp, sleepy Saturday, and meeting his most beguiling blonde roommate, Jesse.  Phil’s style is bare, and worn-in, and youthful, a fine exercise in simplicity.

shady and waiting in a vintage denim shirt and t-shirt, Uniqlo jeans, and APC shoes

boy's silk Hawaiian shirt and worn-in t-shirt, both vintage

a boy and his dog: meet Jesse, the golden retriever

foliage

Diptyque and a near-empty accessory tray

a Paul Smith thick-knit sweater and Paul Smith boots

boots in blue and gold

final change

picture

all in black and biking inside

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August 22, 2012

Paul Wagenblast

Paul Wagenblast is an art director and a freelance writer for Dazed and Confused.  He also performs gem readings, in which he determined that lapis lazuli and bloodstone are the rocks that will enrich my life.  His style is a study in comfort: soft shapes and dark, sleepy colors accentuated by delicate jewelry.

Paul Wagenblast in a vintage silk shirt, a Marc Jacobs sweater, and a leather jacket made out of a deer his grandfather skinned

Pauls wears the above with the most perfect slouchy Hope trousers and vintage shoes.

his trademark septum ring and a chain-link double-piercing earring

One of my favorite pieces of his is this vintage sapphire ring.

vintage monk-strap shoes from Assembly New York

See these and more in my Street Style section for W Magazine.