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Kempt Man of the Hour: Hamish Bowles

  • Jared Paul Stern


Photography: Patrick McMullan

*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan*

This marks the first, but by no means the last, MOTH appearance for Hamish Bowles, the dashing Brit writer, editor and style guru who's one of the best dressed men in the world. His impeccable bespoke suits—some day we hope to wrest from him the name of his tailor—are always accompanied by eye-popping shirt and tie combinations, offset by the ever-present insouciant forelock and bold tortoiseshell eyeglasses.

At the Irving & Fine trunk show the other night, Bowles paired an autumnally-appropriate abstract stripe and check mélange under a double-breasted, three-piece flannel suit with a ticket pocket. Something of a modern-day Cecil Beaton, as Vogue's European editor-at-large Bowles is often in the enviable position of squiring Arctic fox Anna Wintour to fashion shows.

UPDATE: We've tracked down the intrepid Mr. Bowles and gleaned the following for your sartorial edification: the suit pictured here is in fact a Bill Blass one-off, a sample made by Lars Nilsson's tailor when he was the designer there. The shirt is by Arthur & Fox of Paris and the tie is Etro.