The Way I Dress Now


Yesterday, Brooklyn Magazine featured a series of posts about how people in Brooklyn dress.

I flipped to my neighborhood (Carroll Gardens / Cobble Hill), and saw a series of people who dressed exactly like those in Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, and Flatbush…you get the picture. Personally, I don’t think they mix it up very well on that site. Why do I keep reading it? I don’t know. It’s obvious they target a specific demographic, and that’s fine.

But there are many of us in Brooklyn who still prefer a simpler way of dressing. Some call it trad. Others call it preppy. Some may say boring. I like to keep things simple.

Anyway, here’s what mine may have said had they seen me, and asked me.

Jack of Clubs, 38, DUMBO

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Where are you headed?
To work

Tell us about your outfit?
Polo and chinos are from J.Crew, shoes are Sperry Topsiders, sunglasses are Ray Ban Caravans. The briefcase is Filson.

Favorite item of clothing?
You’re looking at them.

One piece you covet more than any other?
These chinos.

Store where most of your clothes are from?
J.Crew, obviously.

Style icon?
Paul Newman or Sid Mashburn

What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration?
New York in the 1950’s. I like the preppy/jazz look.



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