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Thursday, July 27, 2006

At The Collective - The New American Banker


I loved this guys take on the "American Banker" look. I had seen him later in the day and his bowtie was still perfectly askew.

Comments on "At The Collective - The New American Banker"

 

Blogger argos said ... (6:47 PM) : 

There is a casual and very comfortable look about how he wears the suit. Love the shoes.

Collar is a little funky however.

 

Blogger laquita said ... (6:51 PM) : 

I LOVE this look!!! He looks professional but edgy. The bowtie tops it off perfectly. I am addicted to your blog and also wish you would show more professional women.

 

Blogger Gus Trenor said ... (7:48 PM) : 

I love the cuffs on the pants. His pocket square really mirrors that horizontal line as well on top.

The contrasting brown colors of the tote and shoes are a great mix. Like the seersucker, it's another great example of a brown oxford. The higher polish on this one is definitely more professional.

I am only concerned about the tote. The shape of it is a bit casual and almost more appropriate for shopping. I would suggest a messenger bag but stick to that same hue.

 

Anonymous gus said ... (7:52 PM) : 

I like the length of his pant cuffs. Luciano Barbera said that Europeans maybe wear pants too short and Americans too long and that's why he chose to wear his with a "mid-Atlantic" length. It seems that this gentleman pulls off that length with ease.

 

Anonymous Kendra said ... (8:03 PM) : 

I think his suit looks ill-fitting.

 

Blogger Alex said ... (8:04 PM) : 

as a former American banker, I wish I had dressed this well!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:20 PM) : 

I love the length of his pants and his crooked bowtie. This could have very easily made him look like Steve Erkel, but the slim, one-button suit really makes him look sharp.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 PM) : 

I think I'm in love.

 

Anonymous quigley said ... (9:20 PM) : 

I've never seen an Asian man wearing a bow tie. He has a great look.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 AM) : 

Wow, he is like the stylized version of a man who works in Silicon Valley.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 AM) : 

Something about the suit makes it look askew. I saw quite a few bowties at the Collective. In fact, I wore one on Sunday myself!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 AM) : 

Well, I'm an Asian man that wears bowties regularly...

 

Blogger Ostentatious Style said ... (2:44 AM) : 

Love the bow tie with that leather bag! Oh and the glasses! Oh and the hair style! Oh and the pose!

 

Blogger ken said ... (6:29 AM) : 

I actually really like his hair. And his tote - looks like distressed leather - is perfect.

 

Anonymous quigley said ... (10:44 AM) : 

It wasn't a racial thing that I said I had never seen an Asian man wearing a bow tie....it's just that I haven't. And it looks good on him.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Love the tote with the suit. Gives him a relaxed attitude. I wish more guys would wear leather totes instead of stiff briefcases or those horrible black nylon computer cases.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Of the men I know who wear bow ties, most seem to be either doctors or lawyers. My stepdad (Asian) is one. He has salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. So cute!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 PM) : 

where did you get the term "American Banker"?

 

Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (2:18 PM) : 

"American Banker"?
I guess because his outfit looks like an old-school banker and b/c I only know what American bankers look like since I'm American.

Is there something about this look that screams Canadian to you?

 

Blogger argos said ... (2:32 PM) : 

thats funny Sarto..Canadian Banker, Ha!

I agree that the pant length in my book is close to perfect.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 PM) : 

What an adorable (and polished and professional) look. The bag he's carrying reminds me of a leather bag that L.L. Bean used to carry. I think it was called a "log tote" or some fancifully rustic name like that.

To digress, years ago, L.L. Bean made a very simple cotton backpack that came in red, and possibly green. It was wonderful. Why they stopped making it I'll never understand.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:09 PM) : 

It would be a funny coincidence if this fellow is Canadian because one of the most stylish men I know happens to be Asian-Canadian. He's more of the vintage-tie-with-tie-bar type than a bowtie wearer, however.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 AM) : 

This fellows name is Kenny and happens to be Japanese.
He is a highly respectable buyer from the Japanese Store called Beams.
He has an incredible eye and incredible style!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:39 PM) : 

not liking the hair, but the outfit overall suits very well.

 

Anonymous Lauren said ... (5:17 PM) : 

His hair is so cute ! Looks like my hair =)

 

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