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September 10, 2009 at 8:34 am
this is amazing, the patterns fit like helland his face gives the rest
September 10, 2009 at 8:35 am
very excentric !!!
September 10, 2009 at 8:39 am
What a dandy.
Adoring the 'David Hicks' esque patterned cloth.
Wonder if the Pierre Cardin trench is vintage?
September 10, 2009 at 8:44 am
I love the mixing and matching of patterns
September 10, 2009 at 8:45 am
The Pattern mixing is glorious, as well, the blue in his jacket & shirt and the blue in his eyes is a magnificent match.
i swear, nobody else can pull this off. hb can do no wrong.
September 10, 2009 at 8:46 am
wow i like his tie n coat!!
Competing prints!! Love it!…..
September 10, 2009 at 8:47 am
nice colors! heh
September 10, 2009 at 8:48 am
I wonder what shoes he had paired with that outfit?
Interesting use of patterns.
September 10, 2009 at 8:51 am
No glasses?! I'm incredulous!
September 10, 2009 at 8:52 am
I was hoping mustachios would come back.
September 10, 2009 at 8:53 am
Amazing & surprising costume!I kinda like it…..
September 10, 2009 at 8:57 am
He's totally made out of awesomesauce!
The Clever Pup
September 10, 2009 at 9:02 am
That is one wild and crazy suit. Hamish is growing to look like my Uncle Ken from Northamptonshire.
September 10, 2009 at 9:05 am
I love the statue of the French soldier. Gotta love those pop up shops. I ran one once that sold Titanic merchandise. Not the movie, after the 1985 discovery.
September 10, 2009 at 9:08 am
Wow, that's a lot of pattern layering! The Pierre Cardin trench is glorious!
September 10, 2009 at 9:09 am
The best thing in this picture is, of course, the mustache.
So cool! I love all these patterns.
Peace and love!
September 10, 2009 at 9:11 am
It's all in the mix! oh I'm loving this print-mix.. looks stunning!
JouJou Loves You
Ooopph…love the tie and the jacket. I didn't even notice the print of his suit at first….what a visual surprise.
I love that he is using a pattern. I for one have been guilty of neglecting pattern and colour and it's very sad. Quite refreshing to see this.
Thank you! Hoping I may get to run into you in Manhattan somewhere today!
Delighted and Charmed
September 10, 2009 at 9:13 am
oh Hamish….so awesome.
September 10, 2009 at 9:14 am
I'm not sure how I feel about this suit, but I have to say that the whole outfit looks great! And I guess that's what counts, right??!!
Glad the street pix are back… we missed you!
September 10, 2009 at 9:15 am
original mix ;-)
September 10, 2009 at 9:17 am
Oh. My. God. He looks great with the mustache and lack of glasses!And that suit…I am a woman, and I'm drooling for it!
No disrespect to Mr. Bowles, but YIKES!
Love the multiple textures, shades and layers. All surprisingly works so well together. It's as if he took the color of his mustache into consideration!
September 10, 2009 at 9:19 am
31 flavours of awesome. And I love the 'tache, it totally works on him.
Un posto speciale
Perhaps I'm not so fashion to appreciate but there's something which doesn't match.. Too many different squares, too many colors, too much of everything.The best is the self confident face who wears the combination
September 10, 2009 at 9:20 am
I guess when there are just that many patterns going on they all cancel each other out and it works!
September 10, 2009 at 9:25 am
The common thread of blue helps.. definitely an eye-popper. Wonderful trench. I would have gone with a more solid suit..
Perhaps I'm not so fashion to appreciate but there's something which doesn't match.. Too many squares, too many colors, too much of everything. The best is the self confident face who wears it
September 10, 2009 at 9:31 am
Less patterns would be nice, the suit, especially the pants results it too much..
Laguna Beach Trad
September 10, 2009 at 9:35 am
Great shot, Sart. That's a wonderful shirt, but the rest of the ensemble is not to my liking. There's too much going on, a clash of patterns and colours. Love the haircut!
In general Mr. Bowles is a bit too eccentric for my taste. Funnily enough, in this photo he looks like (the American comedian) Jeff Foxworthy's more creative brother.
September 10, 2009 at 9:36 am
This is like couture; hardly anyone wears it but it gives a vision of what is possible.Personally, I find it overwhelming but admire the deft mix of pattern. Do love all the blues.(Yes, I recognize who he is.)
September 10, 2009 at 9:37 am
Hamish Bowles has KICK ASS STYLE that's for sure!!! His Paris apartment featured in "World of Interiors" this month displays the same flair he does in his dress. The mustache looks wonderful on him.
Jorge from W Palm Beach
September 10, 2009 at 9:42 am
Wow, the combination of patterns works on him. Not sure it would work on anyone else! The Pierre Cardin trench must be vintage, he must have dug deep in his closet for it!
September 10, 2009 at 9:46 am
As usual, HB can pull off ANY look. He is probably one of the most daring and stylish people I've met (in London, 2003). Gracious chap.
September 10, 2009 at 9:54 am
He's a true fashion genius…Its undeniable!!!
September 10, 2009 at 9:56 am
Wonderful outfit! His suit is from Dries Van Noten. I like also his moustache, a nice dandy. Dries is my favorite designer!
September 10, 2009 at 9:58 am
this is one of the best photos i've seen of him.
September 10, 2009 at 10:01 am
The blue colors are a marvellous match to his blue eyes, but he should replace the shiny buttons with more "quiet" ones.
September 10, 2009 at 10:09 am
Ohhh my goodness. Like everyone else said, the patterns are riveting.
A little quirk that I liked about the jacket was it's lack of patterns, and the buttons of course.
September 10, 2009 at 10:14 am
Now he could pull off anything! On anyone else I swear this ensemble would look ridiculous.I love his trench coat – I really want one now!
interesting how context changes meaning. because that looks a lot like a pimp's suit from a Blaxploitation film.
September 10, 2009 at 10:15 am
Is that suit Etro? When I saw it at the store, I thought it was a little too flashy, but my does Hamish quieten it down superbly. Anyone who can mix these patterns together without making you dizzy or want to lose your stomach is a genius, which, of course, our Mr Bowles is.
September 10, 2009 at 10:22 am
i dunno, he looks like a war between the 80s and the 90s.
London Fashion Rocks
September 10, 2009 at 10:38 am
Awesome, I love the pattern mix and his trench too
September 10, 2009 at 10:39 am
is thay suit dries van noten? or ann dubelwhatever?
Hot Cover Girls Central
September 10, 2009 at 10:56 am
i like the uniqueness of his clothes, i think he's in fashion, :)
cathy young http://hotgirlsphotogallery.blogspot.com/
September 10, 2009 at 10:58 am
love the mix of patterns and the blues – especially like the shirt and the trench.
yes, perfect coat!
September 10, 2009 at 11:02 am
so so fabulous….i'd love to see the shoes….and for some reason I'm curious what color his undergarments are….I'm not being crass…it just popped into my head. He's had such a good time with the rest of it…
he looks quite butch here,
nice patterns though surtout DVN suit
September 10, 2009 at 11:03 am
i love mixing patterns on men!!!
September 10, 2009 at 11:10 am
Only Hamish! Daring soul. I love it, though. I think he looks brilliant. The mustache is also dashing.
September 10, 2009 at 11:12 am
so nice~~ I want to there~~
September 10, 2009 at 11:19 am
all the patterns are held together by the look in his eyes
a god among men
September 10, 2009 at 11:21 am
He looks fantastic! xx
September 10, 2009 at 11:30 am
Love this blog!Love NYC.Thank yor for bringing this to me!
September 10, 2009 at 11:37 am
not so sure about that suit, myself. it looks like pajamas. but i do love the colors and patterns of the shirt and ties.
September 10, 2009 at 11:41 am
Sorry, but what dies it together are his tie, shirt and coat. The suit itself lends nothing more than an abominable shape and discreetly distasteful pattern. Seen w/o said additions, or in other combinations (or even w/o the coat) – his suit would be ridiculed at best.
September 10, 2009 at 11:48 am
how daring is this man!
September 10, 2009 at 11:49 am
jeeze I just love on him.Where are yer glasses Hamish? You still look incredibly dapper.
September 10, 2009 at 11:59 am
Everytime my friend and I see a person who´s dressing like this, we say "MUY SARTORIALIST" (Very sartorialist)..
September 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Eh all the patterns are held together by the solid coat. Take it off, he looks like bozo the clown.
September 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm
It's really too much and overwhelming. I like the shirt, but with the tie and suit, it's too jarring at least for my taste. Also, he has a rather small face and the bulky suit overwhelms.
September 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Wow, what a great combination of patterns!
September 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm
age becomes him!
September 10, 2009 at 12:32 pm
and what a cool pierre cardin trench:)
September 10, 2009 at 12:35 pm
If the colours were brighter, this would totally fall apart. It's the muted tones (with the bright tie) that keep it becoming too busy.
September 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm
There's nothing that makes me happier than someone so unafraid to put pattern on pattern. Love.
September 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm
This is so brilliant!
September 10, 2009 at 1:13 pm
I was a fan, but now I'm in adoration, nobody does it like Hamish. This weekend I bought a suit of similiar pattern, but single breasted and with shorts (Dries Van Norten,) and I hope I do it as much justice…ROCK ON HAMISH.
September 10, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Too much, but..I love patterns
September 10, 2009 at 1:24 pm
He looks much better than I'm used to and the outfit is great. Very nice combination of prints!
September 10, 2009 at 1:26 pm
The moustache isn't doing him any favors. As a matter of fact, it's really dating his look. Hammish, please lose he moustache, you'll look much, much better.
September 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm
oh wow! <3
September 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm
I like the thinking but, I think it's too much. I think the tie should be a solid.
September 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm
overload, too much going on. eyes can't rest, must look away.
September 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm
combination of many patterns, yet he totally pulls it off looking calm, cool and collected.
Obia (Haute and TRASHED)
September 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm
The mixture of patterns work so well.
DOS Migitation strategy
September 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm
Pierre Cardin trench is like butta!
September 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm
But Schuman……where the shoe man??????
September 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm
Oh no he didn't.?!
September 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm
Eccentiric is an understatement..However, from what i know, it suits his personality
September 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm
this makes my eyes fall out of my head out of sheer delight! i wish my whole world was patterned like this!!!
September 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm
September 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm
He looks ridiculous.
September 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm
Honestly, if anybody younger than 40 would pull off such an outfit, I would definitely say that he "overpaced" and looks like a clown and I would hate it… but if men of a certain age come around with such a look it´s incredibly cool, because they incorporate a certain respectful aura!! Great look!
September 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm
POST THE TOUR DATES PLEASE!!!!!!!!
September 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm
Oooohhhh….I love it! The suit (jacket) is so amazing! Love the colors and patterns!
No soy tu estilo
September 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Lovely blog! I am your new fan!
…i'm in awe
September 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm
spectacular.i wonder, do you ever edit your photographs? like the lighting, exposure, contrast, etc..
September 10, 2009 at 3:16 pm
wow. just, wow. wonderful.
September 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm
Too busy. Adding the tie was overkill. Just the shirt and suit with a solid tie would work. Just the suit and the tie with a solid shirt would work. The three together, though, look clownish.
Nice trench coat, but it isn't a key part of this gent's look.
September 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm
Can anyone tell me what suit that is? Thanks!
September 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm
well dressed indeed!
September 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm
Just a big WOW!!
Hamish can mix patterns like no one else. Love him.
September 10, 2009 at 3:42 pm
the trench anchors the outfit. superbly balanced ensemble.
September 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm
wow, he looks legendary. mixing all those patterns together, yet still looks really simplistic.
September 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm
I really like the variety of patterns. overall the outfit, lovesit!
September 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm
wow, heavy pattern mix! I like it.
I like his expression too. :) symphatetic. he reminds me of someone I knew, but I don't know who.
September 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm
this is not every body's cup of tea but it's cool and ballsy and it reminds me of Tim Burton movies…
September 10, 2009 at 5:02 pm
Come on. Really? No way. There is a fine line between high fashion and ridiculousness.
September 10, 2009 at 5:24 pm
wayyy awesome. is it that cold in NY already?
September 10, 2009 at 5:28 pm
Hamish has such a genius way with prints, patterns and color.This is the perfect color story for back to the city dressing.
Angeles Almuna Design
September 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm
I love all the different patterns, amazing,perfect mix, only him :)
September 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm
(Gunshot. Bowles falls to ground, dead. Pan up to Alan Flusser, holding a smoking gun.)Flusser: It's just been revoked.
Is it already cold enough in NYC to be wearing all those layers?
September 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm
Too much color
September 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm
wow! his face looks like the lovely face of one of my lovers, his profession was climbing mountains, now he`s dead, falling down. I bought your book for my sister as present for her 55. birthday. wonderful fotos- like here!
September 10, 2009 at 6:06 pm
Wow, it's amazing how he could make all those patterns work together. He looks put together all right.
September 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm
Very dapper but it takes a certain personality to be able to pull this off, he does, very well.
September 10, 2009 at 6:28 pm
Wow. I REALLY like this. Even down to the buttons on his coat. Brilliant!
September 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm
The Pierre Cardin coat is definitely key here, together with the awesome pattern and cut of the suit.
September 10, 2009 at 6:36 pm
This guy pull it off very well, and I love that look on him. It wouldn't be me tough. BTW, for non americans, who is Hamish Bowles ?
September 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm
WOW!! He pulls it off.. Is that a vintage Pierre Cardin trench or a new? Can't tell but the buttons are sweet. Suit, Tie, Shirt it just all works. Get in there my son!
September 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm
A stylish modern-day Sherlock Holmes anyone?
September 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm
September 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm
fantastic patterns. this is obviously not for everyman, but i love that they are those that take. it. there.i hardly recognize him without the glasses. interesting…
September 10, 2009 at 7:24 pm
Wow. Everything (and there is a lot here) works with the rest. The outfit is so self-referential it's unbelievable, but it works a charm.
I salute you, Mr Bowles!
September 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm
Great style , but i think: Only Jacket without trousers and another tie , but very intrepid his stylesorry for my english
Sr. Bon Vivant.
What a strikingly beautiful image… Truly regal.
September 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm
If these pieces were not in the same color family, this would fall apart. I don't really like the tie pattern nor colors, but otherwise, I like how he's carrying this off.
September 10, 2009 at 8:21 pm
He looks like a character from Gankutsuou! I swear, that animated series has the best print-on-print ideas ever.
September 10, 2009 at 8:23 pm
wow….the first look i had at this picture…his eyes matching the outfit. its almost as if the outfit was not made for him, but for his eyes…
September 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm
I'm in total lust with this man, and it's not just because he looks smashing. He's especially sexy here in all his dueling, Vuillard-inspired patterns and textures.
September 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm
September 10, 2009 at 9:08 pm
it is amazing how well he mixed those patterns. the coat also looks really nice
September 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm
the suit is too self-conscious and over the top.
September 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm
perfect. purr-fect. purrrrrrr.
September 10, 2009 at 10:24 pm
i aspire to be this man. this pattern mixing is perfect
September 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm
just a grown sexy man. you have to have gained a certain fashion wisdom to pull off this look. amazing.
September 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm
That one pictures tells us that fall is just around the corner. Love the way he telegraphs the change of season via his clothing.
September 11, 2009 at 12:34 am
he looks brokenhearted.
September 11, 2009 at 1:42 am
the suit pattern is similar to something you would have on PJs. I am not a big fan of the suit, but the coat is amazing, as is the tie. the shirt goes terribly with the outfit because the outfit is busy enough as it is, and is even busier with the added design of the shirt. I would have gone with a solid color shirt
September 11, 2009 at 2:07 am
This reminds me of a modern art movement. Now let me see… what is it's name?
I know — cubism!
But I wouldn't want to hang him on a wall.
September 11, 2009 at 2:59 am
You go, Hamish Bowles.
I always love the way he puts himself together.
It's funny how playful his manner of dress is, and how it contrasts with the seriousness of his expression.
…like the 'stache too!
September 11, 2009 at 4:42 am
Thats simply fantastic… FANTASTIC!!!
September 11, 2009 at 4:48 am
The quintessence of eccentric-chic!Only in New York and a few places more someone can wear this outfit without being critisized…
September 11, 2009 at 4:59 am
I think that is one scary necktie.
September 11, 2009 at 5:23 am
one of the worst taste suits i have ever seen. looks like 1980s pajama fabric.
September 11, 2009 at 6:18 am
He is a sketch waiting for me to capture.A bon vivant! I adore the Pierre Cardin buttons..pve
September 11, 2009 at 6:59 am
First of all, BRAVO, ME GUSTA, BELLO, this is was fashion is all about. this is the best execusion ever !!!!!!! my feelings are very very hurt with this outfit.
September 11, 2009 at 8:36 am
Love the mustache, lose the raincoat-overkill. Go Hamish-you're the man!
September 11, 2009 at 8:47 am
One of the most stylish men alive, he always looks fantastic. A true dandy in the best sense.
Teresa @ good-grace
September 11, 2009 at 9:17 am
The tie is diVINE!
September 11, 2009 at 10:14 am
if he tried for once to wear a "normal" suit, he would not be recognized at all. i believe for people like hamish, this is the most important thing- above all to be seen (thus the get-up). otherwise, he would just be passed over for the ordinary (or below average) fellow that he is.
September 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm
I like the whole ensemble, but what I am really digging is the 1970's Pierre Cardin trench.
This is going up on the bulletin board.
September 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm
I can not believe how well this works. Shoes? Blue suede Lobb William's?
September 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm
I´ll have to be honest. I don´t like his outfit. There is just too much thought in it, too much. He does attract attention though.
September 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm
Oh my God, is that a Courreges trench… ? Hamish Bowles is a fucking legend.
September 11, 2009 at 8:29 pm
We have Legend Ladies and Gentleman! Mr. Bowles takes menswear patterns and prints to new lengths ALWAYS.
pretty kitty publishing
September 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm
Presence. And once again, the perfect word verification (how does this happen?). Here it is:
September 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm
I love the way he has mixed the different shades of blue. The mixed patterns, themselves, are the icing on the cake. But i feel best of all is the matching of the golden orange in the tie and the golden Cardin buttons. Hamish is a great inspiration to me.
September 12, 2009 at 12:03 am
Pattern overload! I'm into it! the buttons on the topcoat are awesome!
- le 21ème
September 12, 2009 at 4:39 am
Excentric in excess!!!
It looks like a clown
September 12, 2009 at 7:40 am
Just wish I had the body build to wear a double row button suit with pattern.
September 12, 2009 at 9:05 am
i admire his confidence to carry so much pattern, and the plain blue coat balances the whole outfitbut what i love most of all, is those buttonswhere can i get some!
September 12, 2009 at 10:08 am
Fab. Totally unexpected. Totally individual. Pretty darn insane. And absolutely awesome.
September 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Great outfit. Diffent squares, but the same tune. He still looks neat and stylish. Not everyone can manage this kind of mixing.Anyway,inspiring me a lot.
the fabulous miss k
September 13, 2009 at 7:18 am
Hamish is always ecentric in his style – a real English Dandy but he manages to pull all the patterns together
September 14, 2009 at 3:37 am
I have always loved his sense of style. He is my guru. AMAZING! I did not recognize him with the stash..
September 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm
I adore Hamish, always.
September 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm
I feel like someone just kicked me in the gut. Overall image is so powerful that the details (patterns, patterns, oh my) only register a few seconds later.*breathless*
September 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm
BEST SHOT OF HAMISH, LOVE !!!!!!!!!
September 14, 2009 at 11:11 pm
This guy looks familiar!
September 15, 2009 at 2:49 am
Every once in a while, I see a photo that makes me wish I were a man so I could dress like this.
September 15, 2009 at 11:54 am
sooooooo stylish. wow. just wow. a man in his years with so much classy taste left in him… he's like one of those lords out of classic books
September 15, 2009 at 10:28 pm
Amazing. Show stopper status. This is literally eye candy to me, I love men who dress so dapper. It's just so clean, tailored and complimenting. Can't get enough!
October 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm
Awesome outfit! This guy reminds me a little bit of Larry Bryggman as seen in Die Hard 3 :P
February 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Busy, fussy, pretentious.