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I was recently in Boston for an overnight trip that was extended to about a week due to the recent snowstorm.  My old alma mater had changed in many ways (I got lost on a two block long walk from the train station to the place I was staying), but in its core, it’s remained […]

Sebastian Maria

Sebastian Maria is a music producer, composer, and visual artist for boys, a music project he’s been developing with Sergio Aragon since 2014. Together, they do composition, live performances, DJ sets, and sound design installations. To me, Sebastian represents the new wave of creatives: young people who have experienced different cultures, and have dipped their […]

Valencia and Andalusia

I always enjoy visiting Spain, perhaps it’s the colonial connection to the Philippines, or the fabulously laid-back siesta culture.  How I wish I could’ve spent more time in Valencia, with its sleepy streets and the most perfect oranges ever.  There was a certain haze all over Andalusia—Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba; spending a few days in the three major cities […]


I must confess, I didn’t think much of Switzerland before I planned a trip there last month, mostly because I didn’t really know much about the country.  I thought it would be a sober, sensible start to an extended Europe trip, but one thing I’ve learned in my travels is that many times, it’s the […]

Dashiel Brahmann

Dashiel Brahmann is the first person I’ve profiled on this site twice.  If you take a peek at my last post of him, you’ll see the change his style has undergone; shooting him again was like profiling a new person.  I found a kindred spirit in Dash whose sense of style seems to be an […]

Los Angeles and Manila

On a whim, I booked a flight to Manila, and swung by LA for a few days.  The last time I visited was about four years ago, and I thought it was the vapid city they said it was: hard to get around, with mediocre food, poorly dressed people, and generally not much to do.  All of […]

Gregory Bourke

Gregory Bourke is the assistant to the Director at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery in New York, a former actor and dancer, and a creative who dabbles in film photography.  He grew up in a 100-year-old haunted Opera House in Georgia, and he counts Alex Da Corte, Haim, Larry Clark and Veladya Chapman as his biggest creative influences.  Greg’s […]


Spliced together a bunch of photographs of my travels to Singapore, Manila, New England, and my life here in New York City.  And fashion week, too.  They don’t all seem to make sense together, but I’d like to think everything falls into place, in the bigger picture.  


I’m not going to stress about the importance of a good white shirt–the cornerstone of every great tailored outfit, or any fresh, handsome outfit for that matter.  What I will tell you, though, is that the ones they make at The Tailory New York are perfect.  The fabrics are of great quality, the fit is impeccable, the […]


I’ve taken to wearing a uniform this winter.  I admit I’m not the best at layering, but I’ve developed some sort of formula for when layers are necessary for survival.  I start with a band mandarin-collar shirt under a round-neck sweater, relaxed dark trousers, woolly socks, chunky black shoes, sunglasses and gloves.  I throw on my jacket […]

New Look

Many of you who follow my style closely know that I do a complete wardrobe overhaul somewhere every four to six months.  I may hold on to key pieces a little while longer, but there’s always a conversation going on in my head about the image I want to portray at each specific point in my […]

Dad Jeans

This is not a story on the hottest new jean trend on the streets; this is a story about how I fell in love with jeans again.  I’ve gone months without wearing denim.  I found black trousers to be infinitely more exciting than the staple black skinnies favored by many a downtown NYC boy, and I […]

Jimmy and Joey Jimeno

Jimmy Jimeno is a store manager for Opening Ceremony, and Joey Jimeno is a freelance writer, and head barista and back of house at Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market New York.  The brothers were born in Baguio, Philippines, and have lived together and separately in Northern Virginia, Berlin, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and New York—a background […]

Fall Dad

I’ve decided that my look for this fall would be “cool university professor’s young dad son”–a look that I thought would be best topped off with the Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch sponsored by the lovely people at Socialstars #AstronElite.  I’m not getting any younger, I’m even graying, and I find myself drawn to things that are less […]

A Going-out Shirt

Not too long ago, GQ had urged men to ditch the going-out shirt: ill-fitting, ugly, and worn untucked with boot-cut jeans, it’s apparently the bro’s uniform when he goes to clubs, house parties, and worst of all, dates.  Having grown up in Southeast Asia, where it’s too hot to wear a jacket for most of […]

Peter Meckel

Peter Meckel is a buyer for Barneys New York and a one-time fashion blogger with a penchant for classic, everyman menswear and a knack for putting things together in an unexpected way.  I was drawn to the subtly novel and thought-provoking...Show More Summary


One thing that keeps me interested in dressing up is the idea of taking items of clothing that have fallen out of favor and finding new ways to make them work.  I love a good vest– it’s an easy way to add some structure to an outfit, and a low-commitment addition that keeps you a little […]

Rhamier Auguste

Rhamier Auguste is a manager at Opening Ceremony, and a freelance stylist and creative consultant.  There is a subversive sense of humor in his style that is tempered by an impossible sense of cool: I look at him and I don’t see a fashion plate, just a guy with great style, who seems like someone cool to talk to. […]

Bright Blue Suit

As someone who tends to favor restraint and the subtlety of non-colors, getting so much wear out of my bright blue suit from Reiss comes as a surprise.  I’ve worn it three-piece with a crisp shirt buttoned all the way up to attend a few fashion week shows (thanks, Highsnobiety and Huffington Post!), two-piece with […]

Title of Work

I paid a visit to the Title of Work showroom, where designer Jonathan Meizler showed me his art, and took me through an extensive selection of accessories that I could only describe as gentlemen’s couture.  Ties are beaded and embellished with silver and rough diamonds, bowties covered in tulle and fringed with chains.  His aesthetic […]

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