This week’s MOTH comes from the rarefied world of competitive bartending—specifically a competition held last week at New York’s Macao Trading Company. The gentleman in question is Bryan Schneider, barman at Clover Club and one of the two winners of the shindig…but really, we’re more interested in that tie clip.
Mixologists tend to be a traddy lot, but they’re also working with enough liquids that they need to keep their arms clear and their torsos clear of any dangling ties. More impressively, Mr. Schneider pulls off the trick without any outsized affectations like sleeve garters. A tight roll is enough, which, paired with a high tie clip and a sleeveless sweater, made him the best-dressed man in the place.
And we’re guessing he can mix a decent drink.