What a week! I am hanging by a thread but this made my day.
The Window is a window into the Barneys world, with news about fashion and happenings at Barneys stores. When asked if they could feature ‘the modman’, it was an automatic yes. Icing on the cake? Joining friends Bonnie of Bonnie Tsang and Helena of Brooklyn Blonde, the lovely Erin and Stephanie of The Coveteur and the impossibly cool Sean Sullivan of The Impossible Cool. Here it is:
Photography by Alex Huang
Here’s the complete feature:
What inspired you to start the blog? (the title? contents?)
I was watching an episode of Mad Men and I thought.. who is the modern man? If Don were alive today, what job would he have? What would he wear? Where would he live? And from that came the evolution of ‘the modern man’ to ‘the modman’. I am in no way the modern Don Draper but its interesting to think about everything that makes up today’s modern man, including style, etiquette, confidence balanced with humbleness, intelligence, and so much more.
Who is on your best dressed list? (celebs, designers, socials – why?)
For me, its not about who dresses nice during awards or events, but how they dress day-to-day and who they are, the lives they lead. David Beckham always knows when to wear what, when. David Beckham is a ‘modman’.
Victoria Beckham is the ultimate modern woman. She juggles a hectic life and looks amazing doing it.
Emmanuelle Alt, Ashley Olsen, Elin Kling – all so effortless [and it doesn't hurt that they love black].
What is the best fashion advice you have ever received?
Know what works for you. Certain trends aren’t meant for everyone.
Invest. This is not an excuse to buy a lot of expensive things, but to think carefully about what you need and how much wear you’ll get out of it. Cost-per-wear, people.
With that said, have fun with fashion! Being smart with your purchases is great, but I know those sky-high crystal Louboutins are calling your name. Get that Givenchy Rottweiler sweater that you’ve been eyeing. Or that metallic hologram ps11. If you don’t, you’ll definitely regret it. And regrets are the worst.
What is the most coveted item in your closet? (why?)
It would have to be my blackout Ricky. It is the right mix of classic and edge. Oh, and its limited edition black on black.
How would you describe your aesthetic?
M3. Modern, monochromatic and minimalist.
We hear you’re a fabulous cook. What would you whip up for us in Fred’s?
The bird that told you that I’m a fabulous cook!
I actually love to cook and bake. Right now, I’m all about cauliflower. Cauliflower soup, balsamic & parmesan roasted cauliflower, cauliflower risotto.. I love it all. I wonder if I can make it an ice cream?
What five men’s accessories should every man should get their hands on for spring? (why?)
1. A fun spring shoe, with just enough edge, Prada.
2. A simple, thin card case to replace your brick of a wallet, Valextra.
3. A smart business brief to help keep your life contained, Valextra.
4. For that last minute trip to Berlin, Rimowa.
5. Always keep them guessing. Its what a ‘modman’ does. Le Labo.
A Daily Double! Add a personal whimsical touch to any suit lapel or jacket, Lanvin.
If you were “accidentally” locked in Barneys, what would we find you with/wearing in the morning? (please include links to new merchandise, no sale. Feel free to make this answer as playful or serious as you’d like)
The first thing that comes to mind? Packing. Destination? Unknown.
Check out The Window for my picks.