19 December 2007
It would be nice to post a picture of someone dressed like this today at a resort. Don't you think? Of course, it's impossible. Flip flops, sleeveless tee shirts, fanny packs and the chewing of sugarless gum is more of what you're to see. It breaks the heart.
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Labels: casual attire
17 December 2007
Inside Apparel Arts Magazine
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Labels: Apparel Arts Magazine
The Origins of Trad
Apparel Arts Magazine. The birthplace of Trad. University students at Yale and Princeton were the sartorial leaders in this country circa the mid 1930s. They followed students at Oxford and Cambridge and that's why Trad has such a close relationship to the UK. This epherma is history. Beautiful illustrations document men's dress in what most agree was the Golden Era...the '30s.
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Labels: Apparel Arts Magazine
12 December 2007
Peter's is on 1st Ave. An odd place to be sure. Peter owns it. Boris (Boris the Blade) cuts my hair. $26.00 includes a shampoo. Very Trad.
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11 December 2007
My Family Tartan
Thinking of tailored trousers by Chris Despos in the family tartan. Is there an uglier one? I don't think so.
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09 December 2007
Christmas at Turnbull & Asser
No one can do Christmas like the British. An annoying fact of life but there it is. Bloody little you can do about it. T&A doesn't get any better.
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Labels: Christmas, suits, Turnbull and Asser
05 December 2007
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Labels: French Posters
21 November 2007
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Labels: 80's, Guckies, pet shop boys
20 November 2007
Hog Skin Gloves
The Brits call it Boar Skin. Seen in the Herzfeld window on 57th just off Park. I caught a woman trying to steal mine in a bar. Always a good sign. Suede gloves? Never.
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01 November 2007
The Bow Tie
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27 September 2007
The Real Deal
The landing between the second and third story of Bergdorf Goodman. In an age of outsourced, cheaply produced, below the salt menswear...this is the genuine article. But at a price. Try the restaurant on the third floor for lunch. It's the only bargain here.
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Labels: Bergdorf Goodman
Made in India and only ten bucks a patch. How about twenty of these spread over the front of a blazer?
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Labels: blazer patch
25 September 2007
Sloane Ranger meets American Trad
Ralph Lauren's Rugby gives me pause and hope. The store on University and 12th is Trad heaven. You have to admire what these designers have done by combining English Sloane Ranger with American Trad. Even the suits, three button, short center vent and narrow notched lapel, are made in the states. Unusual today and perhaps a fond memory in five years. And then somebody screws it all up....
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20 September 2007
A Trad Dinner Out
A most Tradly restaurant for dinner at a most Tradly hour...6PM. Le Veau d'or is a venue with the ghosts of Papa and Dietrich but that's no reason to go. The food is...is....Well, that's no reason to go. You go because it's comfortable, not crowded, you love the service and love the look and feel. It's been on 60th St. for 70 years. There's a patina of history to the place and you wonder, "God knows who all has eaten here."
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Labels: New York Restaurants
19 September 2007
A Trad Dinner at Home
Red Meat and Red Wine. A classic. Dry aged strip steaks and a Umbrian red from Paolo Bea. Simple and superb.
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Labels: Food and Wine, The Trad Cook
13 September 2007
Shirt and Tie
Some Trads enjoy the contrast of color. Especially primary colors. The Yellow stripe in the tie, the yellow button down, the yellow of the blazer buttons...That's a lot of yellow. Same guy from the photo below. Asked me to snap this in the college president's office the next day. You shoulda seen his shoes.
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Labels: Coat and Tie
12 September 2007
A Summer Place
I love Street Scene Blogs. But after a while tee shirts, piercing's and tattoos can become tiring. Trad or Traditional or Preppy or Ivy League. Whatever, it does not have to be boring. Classic? Yes. To that end, see the fellow pictured above. College Alumni weekend somewhere in Florida. In a sea of cargo shorts and flip flops rises Vintage LillyP. trousers almost 3o years old. Mother of Pearl buttons on a side vented blazer lined in Orange and a beer bottle that picks up on the pants. Guccis or Yuckies can be annoying to most Trads but here they work. It is Florida after all. Might as well do it Full Assed as opposed to Half Assed.
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Labels: Lilly P
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