Kempt Man of the Hour: Bronson van Wyck
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
The admirable cause of saving the High Line on Manhattan's West Side might have only gotten so far on merit alone; what really put it over the top were all the fabulous fetes and benefits held to raise money for the daunting task of converting it into a public park and promenade (and possibly the only safe vantage point for viewing the Meat Packing District on some nights). High Line booster Bronson van Wyck (as in the Expressway named for his ancestors), is the event planner extraordinaire who donated his serves to the cause.
The Groton and Yale grad has the sartorial skills to match his social ones, as evidenced by this pic (with *New York* magazine ice princess Serena Torrey) from the *Atlantic*'s State of the Union bash at the Plaza the other night. A kicked-up variation on the single-breasted peak-lapel style we've been admiring lately, van Wyck's suit was in a seasonal wool check by Gucci, with buttoned tabs at the shoulders *and* a button-flapped ticket pocket on either side, worn *sans* necktie with a Burberry shirt and gray leather Bottega Veneta shoes.
- Jared Paul Stern