Just a glimpse.
The usual rounds. Feeling after feeling. Thought after thought. Circling around the idea of freedom and promises of the future. Being black and white does not apply to all, at this time.
Fashion: Boglioli slim-fit unstructured wool blazer, John Smedley Winsford merino wool polo shirt, Gucci riding plaid wool and cashmere-blend trousers, Grenson G-Lab Dylan suede and leather wingtip brogues, Balenciaga creased-leather pouch, Anderson’s woven-suede belt, Miansai woven-cord and metal wrap bracelet, Turnbull & Asser madder-print silk pocket square, Garrett Leight California Optical Hampton detachable-front acetate glasses, Corgi Parachute Regiment patterned cotton-blend socks
Often in the city, comfort is defined as dinner and/or drinks with the clique. But a city-dwelling suburban prep seeks comfort in introversion. May it be with a hot cup of vendo coffee at the airport waiting for a flight, or watching “hellos” and “goodbyes” at the boarding gates: he enjoys that mixed feeling of melancholy, nostalgia, and uncertainty. For there are more than a hundred layers underneath his layered ensemble.. as there are more shades of hue on his shirt. Always a predictable mystery that’s often mistakenly “easily understood”.
Fashion: Paul Smith striped cable-knit sweater, Gucci flint wool trousers, Saint Laurent suede boots, Alvaro crocodile leather belt, Bottega Veneta striped Intrecciato leather billfold wallet, Globe-Trotter Special Edition 18” carry-on case, Oliver Peoples 25th Anniversary square-frame optical glasses, Borsalino linen flat cap, Smythson crocodile-embossed leather passport cover, Uniform Wares 300 Series chronograph wrist watch
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Waiting for the Sunrise
Thom Browne striped cotton t-shirt, Michael Bastian cable-knit wool and cashmere-blend cardigan, J. Crew Stanton slim-fit chambray shorts, Bottega Veneta intrecciato suede slippers, J. Crew Abingdon waxed cotton-canvas and leather holdall, Miansai Trice woven leather bracelet, Thom Browne round-frame leather-trimmed acetate sunglasses, Uniform Wares 150 Series slim steel wristwatch
Charles’ expectations were met. This was what he thought he’d feel. The cold biting his cheeks was nothing but sweet pleasure. Everybody’s favorite season’s around the corner. Children. Lovers. Family. He didn’t care much. He was expecting to go through this season alone, but not lonely.
Jimmy Choo Sloane paisley-embroidered velvet slippers, Kolor buttoned-collar mohair-blend and wool sweater, Gitman Vintage slim-fit printed cotton shirt, White Mountaineering double-pleated tapered herringbone twill trousers, Maison Martin Margiela Nubuck leather belt, Etro leather pouch bag, Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck polarized acetate frame sunglasses, Miansai Foksol leather and hook bracelet
Throbbing temples and feet. Rapidly beating heart. It took quite a while to be on top of this hill. It’s a very brief moment of mixed emotions. Awe. Acceptance. Complacence. But as what they always say, it’s faster to go downhill. And yes, we’re almost there. The end.
Boglioli Dover under-constructed double-breasted wool-blend blazer, Gucci slim-fit printed cotton shirt, Slowear Incotex slim-fit plaid wool trousers, Church’s Sovereign embroidered crown slippers, Balenciaga creased-leather pouch, Miansai leather and metal hook wrap bracelet, Turnbull & Asser polka-dot silk pocket square
Polished does not necessarily mean shiny, plain, and monochrome.
Yves Saint Laurent double-breasted wool blazer, Michael Bastian contrast button-down collar oxford shirt, Slowear Incotex slim-fit plaid wool trousers, Richard James polka-dot silk pocket square, O’Keefe Milo leather wingtip brogues, Yves Saint Laurent woven-leather bracelet, Illesteva Murdoch square-frame acetate sunglasses
Matters of consequence are always in black and white. While matters of importance have grey areas.
Marni knitted-back wool-blend felt blazer, Neighborhood Labour striped brushed cotton-twill oxford shirt, A.P.C. Prince of Wales check linen-blend shorts, Marni flannel paneled leather brogues, Balenciaga day creased-leather messenger bag, Alexander McQueen high-shine leather belt, Thom Browne round-frame mesh-trimmed sunglasses, Marwood woven silk handerkerchief, Junghans x Max Bill stainless steel automatic chronograph watch
The Coffee and Tea Shop Culture
Do you have any idea on how long people stay at a cafe? Some enjoy solitude, some are in deep conversations with friends, and some are just there to exist. All of these percolate to an ambient buzz: a different kind of city noise. That kind that has always been of great interest to both hipsters and preps. Common ground.
Fashion: Bill Amberg hunter leather backpack, Junya Watanabe for Brooks Brothers plaid wool blazer, Lanvin long-sleeved cotton pique polo shirt, YMC cinch-back cotton blend shorts, Dolce & Gabbana printed silk pocket square, Luis Morais woven-leather and yellow gold wrap around bracelet, Uniform Wares 250 Series steel wristwatch, Alexander McQueen oiled-suede oxford brogues
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Charles’ consciousness is drifting. His cold palms are rubbing onto each other in hopes of getting warm. He is thinking of how it will be for them. He is worried that he might again be rejected by another street hipster. Now he’s looking on his slippers to find some reassurance. He’s running onto this, getting away from that. He is never looking back.
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Top: Santiago Gonzalez crocodile leather backpack, Stubbs & Wootton spirit Navajo-inspired slippers
Middle: Oliver Spencer slim-fit cotton-twill travel jacket, John Smedley striped knitted cotton polo shirt
Bottom: Band of Outsiders straight-leg cotton trousers, Drake’s printed wool and silk-blend pocket square, Thom Browne round-frame lens optical glasses
The Space Between
Predefined points A and B are connected by this “given” distance. That being said, it is of great comfort. But how does one push himself to make it an “adventure”?
Top: Band of Outsiders double-breasted wool cardigan, Etro contrast-trim cotton pique polo shirt
2nd Row: Saturdays Surf NYC Tommy cotton-twill shorts, Stubbs & Wootton velvet slippers
3rd Row: Jil Sander reversible leather tote, Folk Taylor leather-trimmed woven belt
Bottom: Mougin & Piquard x J. Crew stainless steel chronograph watch, Paul Smith burnished woven-leather bracelet, Ray-Ban Outdoorsman polarised leather-trimmed aviators
Following that bright star and never losing sight of it through the changing canvas of the night sky. Bringing childhood memories of warmth. And those of not-so long ago.
Top: Undercover slim-fit ribbed-sleeve wool-blend flannel blazer, White Mountaneering corduroy-trimmed cotton-blend flannel shirt
Middle: McQ by Alexander McQueen contrast-panel slim-fit cotton-twill trousers, Wooyoungmi tasseled leather brogues
Bottom: Oliver Spencer contrast-panel leather belt, Etro printed silk pocket square, Illesteva Leonard round-frame acetate sunglasses
Back-to-back meetings require the comfiest, but still smart, mix.
Top: Neil Barrett Notch Rever slim-fit knitted wool blazer
2nd Row: Marni printed cotton-poplin shirt, Brooks Brothers garment-dyed plain-front 5-inch cotton twill shorts
3rd Row: Gucci fringed leather long-wing brogues, Jil Sander reversible leather tote, Maison Martin Margiela studded leather belt
Bottom: Miansai woven-leather and metal hook bracelet, Uniform Wares 150 Series slim steel wrist watch, Garrett Leight California Optical Hampton detachable front acetate glasses
A Gentleman’s Club
Playing around does not necessarily involve a third party.
Top: Etro slim-fit plaid tweed blazer
2nd Row: Gucci slim-fit printed cotton shirt, Slowear Incotex slim-fit cotton-blend twill chinos
3rd Row: Grenson Sid high-shine leather brogues, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie O’Hare leather tote bag
Bottom: Bottega Veneta engraved leather belt, Alexander McQueen skull-patterned cotton-blend socks, Drake’s silk polka-dot pocket square
Bright Rainy Days
Into the rainy season, prep boys have to bring everything: from Chemistry to gym class. With a pop of color, of course.
Top: Mark McNairy brogues
2nd Row: Gucci suede front jersey varsity jacket, Etro paisley-print cotton shirt
3rd Row: Oliver Spencer slim-fit cotton twill pants, Anderson’s woven belt, Gucci Joy Guccissima leather holdall
Bottom: Garrett Leight California Kinney D-frame acetate optical glasses, Kenzo iPad case, Brooks Brothers windowpane-check automatic umbrella