Glenn O’Brien’s Bergdorf book launch last week saw quite a bit of sharp gentlemen come out of the woodwork. This snap catches the Style Guy flanked by Andre Balazs and GQ ed-in-chief Jim Nelson—and while none of the three is exactly a slouch, we’ve got to hand this one to the man in seersucker.
He’s a little more dressed-down than the two black-clad gents to his left, but Jim Nelson is the guiding light of casual seersucker style here. The weathered jeans, skinny tie and perfectly placed tie bar play up his elfin charm, while the thin peaked lapels set his jacket apart from the more traddish models you’ll find at Brooks Brothers. He even manages to pull off the loosened tie, a move that can come off as slouchy on lesser mortals.
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.