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    6 Jan

  1. "You look like a retard, [please] excuse me."

    Paul Owen is standing near the bar holding a champagne flute, studying his antique silver pocket watch (from Harnmahcher Schlemmer, no doubt), and I’m about to walk over and mention something about that damned Fisher account when Humphrey Rhinebeck bumps into me trying to avoid stepping on one of the elves and he’s still wearing a cashmere chesterfield overcoat by Crombie from Lord & Taylor, a peak-lapeled double-breasted wool tuxedo, a cotton shirt by Perry Ellis, a bow tie from Hugo Boss and paper antlers in a way that suggests he’s completely unaware, and as if by rote the twerp says, “Hey Bateman, last week I brought a new herringbone tweed jacket to my tailor for alterations.”

    “Well, uh, congratulations seem in order,” I say, shaking his hand. “That’s…nifty.”

    “Thanks.” He blushes, looking down. “Anyway, he noticed that the retailer had removed the original label and replaced it with one of his own. Now what I want to know is, is this legal?”

    “It’s confusing, I know,” I say, still moving through the crowd. “Once a line of clothing has been purchased from its manufacturer, it’s perfectly legal for the retailer to replace the original label with his own. However, it’s not legal to replace it with another retailer’s label.”

    “But wait, why is that?” he asks, trying to sip from his martini glass while attempting to follow me.

    “Because details regarding fiber content and country of origin or the manufacturer’s registration number must remain intact. Label tampering is very hard to detect and rarely reported,” I shout over my shoulder. Courtney is kissing Paul Owen on the cheek, their hands already firmly clasped. I stiffen up and stop walking. Rhinebeck bumps into me. But she moves on, waving to someone across the room.

    “So what’s the best solution?” Rhinebeck calls out behind me.

    “Shop for familiar labels from retailers you know and take those fucking antlers off your head, Rhinebeck. You look like a retard. Excuse me.” I walk off but not before Humphrey reaches up and feels the headpiece. “Oh my god.”

    A print ad for Christian Dior monsieur from 1985, a tweedy picture of Daryl Janney, a popular male model from the eighties (via). And thread from your favourite #menswear message board or is just another excerpt from BEE’s American Psycho? Can you explain the difference to me while I torture your pet to death?

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  2. 24 Dec

  3. Oldskool banker

    Yuppie scum monday. The not so young, not very urban, not really professional edition - I don’t think Guy de Rothschild ever had to work a day in his life in order to provide an income for himself. Pictured above in 1952 in the old skool, public schoolboy banker uniform, pre-financial markets liberation and bond market boom. Note the exquisitely cut double breasted suit, bowler hat, the way he holds his cane, subtle pocket square and cuffed(?) gloves.

    P.S. I feel kinda sad for the poor victim of pre-photoshop picture retouching, the LIFE editors are a cruel bunch.

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  4. 9 Nov

  5. Just found this scan on my mobile hard disk drive. Makes me want to wear my Borsalino tomorrow. From a spread titled Perfect Weekend in American GQ, 1987. 

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  6. 4 Nov

  7. Sunday’s sweater I

    Sunday shoot. Prince Bernhard wears his cable knit over his waistcoat.

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  8. 14 Oct

  9. Mix shades of green, brown and burgundy for that rus in urbe look. Click to enlarge.

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