Kempt Man of the Hour: Nigel Barker
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
So far Fashion Week has been pretty much of a disappointment sartorially; blame it on the morons who decided to hold the thing in the middle of February, when inclement weather dictates that one must choose comfort over style, like it or not.
Still, we've seen a couple of standouts at the various shows and parties; first up, natty Nigel Barker, the London-born photographer and *America's Next Top Model* judge, pictured here at the Betsey Johnson show with fashion maven Mary Alice Stephenson.
Barker broke the mold in a bespoke two-piece English worsted black wool suit with a white ropestripe, ticket pocket, and tapered flat-front trousers by Duncan Quinn (who also tailored fellow MOTH Adrian Grenier), worn with a skinny black silk tie, crisp white shirt and a classic stainless steel Rolex.
Not visible in this pic: the brilliant purple Bemberg lining of Barker's suit. Sometimes it's what you can't see that really counts.
- Jared Paul Stern