I always wondered where “trads” (traditionalists) came from? Was it something you could be born into or ,more likely, was it something you adopted after flings with New Romantics, Rebel, Jock, Nerd or Euro?
Recently I met Michael Williams, a cool, young, New York trad who owns NO.9 Public Relations. He is the perfect example of how any style (no matter how potentially unhip), if mixed the right way and worn with a certain attitude can work on almost anybody, any age.
The Sartorialist asked Michael a few questions about his personal style.
Describe your personal style
Personal style quirk
I love to change outfits in the middle of the day.
You build your daily look around your?
Everyday its something different… sometimes shoes, sometimes pants,
other times a jacket or shirt.
The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist’s outfit?
I always break this fashion rule.
Brown & Black or Navy & Black
I never break this fashion rule.
I really don’t follow “fashion rules” I like to wear what feels good
and looks right to me.
Must have item for Fall 2006
Anything from Michael Bastian AW06
J. Press ? NYC
Steven Alan ? NYC
By George ? Austin
American Rag ? LA
Cable Car Clothiers ? San Francisco
Worst fashion mistake
Shirt collars over jacket lapels
Favorite item of clothing
Some great vintage woven shirts from J. Press in the 80s
Favorite “fashiony” movie
Wall Street , American Psycho ? basically any 80′s prep movie
Tote bags, Denim
Most overrated item in menswear
Made in Italy
Most underrated item in menswear
Made in USA
Most stylish city
When I was high school I wore?
Shine your own shoes?
I always dress my best for?.?