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Kempt Man of the Hour: Ferraby Lionheart

  • Jared Paul Stern


Photographed by Patrick McMullan

Welcome to our newest feature, the Kempt Man of the Hour. We're thrilled to have legendary photographer Patrick McMullan on the Kempt team, keeping an eye—and lens—out for the most stylish men about town on his nightly rounds. We'll highlight the best of the bunch on a regular basis….

Many of the moneyed crowd at last week's Guggenheim International Gala wondered who this impeccably dressed young man might be. Turns out he was the evening's entertainment. Soulful singer/songwriter Ferraby Lionheart has been favorably compared to the late Elliot Smith, and (for once) not without reason; his debut self-titled EP is in our permanent collection. Though his workaday attire is quite a bit more casual, Mr. Lionheart certainly knows how to step up to the occasion. At the Guggenheim fete he wore a subtly patterned purple velvet dinner jacket, perfectly proportioned double-breasted, shawl-collar charcoal wool waistcoat, and silver jacquard bowtie loosely knotted to allow a glimpse of collar stud—all by Tom Ford. Call it “Primo Emo.”