A Country Gentleman On Crosby Street

Bill Shakespeare once wrote – “To thine ownself be true.” While Shakespeare wasn’t much of a fashion critic, he certainly seemed to know a thing or two about life. As far as applying this advice to personal style choices…ehh, I have mixed feelings about that. On the runway and the street, I’ve seen some great things happen when people are adventurous…daring…taking chances. Still though, when you think of style icons, one of the main things that ties them all together is that they seem to have this unerring sense of whether a look suits them or not. Style-wise, if not life-wise, they seem to know exactly who they are and what works for them…and even though they pull clothes and accessories from a variety of sources, they never lose this sense of self. For example – there are lots of guys walking around NYC at the moment who haved watched There Will Be Blood a few too many times…and if it doesn’t naturally suit you…well, like anything else, “turn-of-the-century-stylish-country-rogue” can quickly devolve into “Halloween costume”. I had to shoot this guy’s photo below though because I think he really owns this look. He’s not even attempting this look full-on mind you…it’s the hair, the facial hair, the fedora, just the air about him and the way he was carrying himself.


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  1. I was just saying the other day…”some of these guys are starting to look like carny folk, and not in the good way”

    As my grandpa used to say…wear the clothes, don’t let the clothes wear you.

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