Friday, February 26, 2010

On the Street…..Purple Wellies, NYC


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  1. Sarah

    February 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Oh, I love this! Thank you for showing that you can wear wellies in a classy fashion

  2. Elisa

    February 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Elisa, Argentine

  3. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Modern day Sherlock Holmes!

  4. ryan

    February 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    ridiculous! while i think i'm horribly judging who this man is, i love what he's wearing. that much flannel and felt has to be rewarded. even the color scheme of the book he's holding adds to the odd english/scottish vibe. the scarf and the wellies are banging.

  5. mondoblogo

    February 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Sherlock Bowles….

  6. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Just want to say I love the outfit – Practically speaking though where I am from in Canada your toes would freeze like ice cubes in those rubber boots. Just not real practical winter gear.

  7. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    something about this is so amazing. I think I love most that he is every inch unabashedly a character.

  8. i vestiti!

    February 26, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Those splashes of colour are so good in winter, I've never seen someone wear wellies with a suit. Like the alternate scarf too……

  9. helenlouise

    February 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Hamish! <3

  10. Fashions By Lozano

    February 26, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I so need those rain boots. NY is so white right now!

    great pic

  11. The Boob Nazi

    February 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I LOVE this.

  12. Lemon for breakfast

    February 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    perfect for the weather!

  13. Coco and Zaahb

    February 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    He looks like a 19th century detective, i like it



  14. Lisa Petrarca

    February 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm


  15. FishberryJam

    February 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm


    he looks as he's stepped from a novel

  16. Gon

    February 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Oh my.. It's Hamish Bowles!


  17. Gary MAEL

    February 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    This man's outfit is a work of art. I admire every thing in it. Even the book (sketchbook ?) is great. Love it. Love the scarf, the boots, the coat, the shirt, everything.

  18. Momo

    February 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    the colorful book makes it! awesome.

  19. brightlightsbigcity

    February 26, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    So cool! Awesome combination of the two greys…

  20. In the Viewfinder

    February 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    These things are definitely going high style. I caught a pair in the Metropolitan Museum of Art that had been seriously customized.

  21. Bell

    February 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Very practical gentleman. but I like wearing

  22. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I love that you call them wellies! How British of you.

  23. Brigadeiro

    February 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I looked at the pic before I saw the title, and was sure this gentleman was British…or perhaps a Brit in NYC?

  24. Regina Joi

    February 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Brideshead Revisited! Hamish meets Beaton at Ashcombe!!!

  25. marc

    February 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    please be serious. these type of boots are made for the countryside. trying way too hard there…

  26. Margo

    February 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    He looks like an Oxford don, but the cell phone is a funny jarring note.

  27. princess glee

    February 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Hello Hamish. Dapper as usual.

  28. The College Kids

    February 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Purple Wellies! I love them!

  29. Kathleen

    February 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I have a pair of Marimekko rain boots in Uniko print. Think I'll put them on tomorrow and wear them with my suit. Damn the torpedos, he's ready for anything! He could very well have shoes on underneath. I was wearing snow cleats on my boots just two weeks ago. One must do, what one must do.

  30. sarawithoutanh

    February 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    My husband and I were shopping for some all-weather boots (for him) tonight. He said that he didn't think guys could wear wellies. I just showed him this picture, and he changed his mind :)

  31. Hunter

    February 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Where can I get a gray wool suit like that??

  32. lintmag

    February 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Hamish – no hat or gloves in that freezing weather?? Don't get sick!

  33. thomas

    February 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    rainboots are here to stay for gents

  34. Haley

    February 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Reminds me sooo much of the grandfather from the movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A real eccentric, great!


  35. Emelie Stanfield

    February 27, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Haha "Sherlock Bowles" – That's funny, and so is this picture.


    February 27, 2010 at 12:57 am

    he looks like a well made bed, in the layering… i particularly like the double sided scarf and i wonder what he is reading and if that book cover was made to order for the bright orange cones. so lovely.

  37. andrea nina

    February 27, 2010 at 12:58 am

    now that is how your wear wellies! love it! xoxo

  38. Lisa

    February 27, 2010 at 1:11 am

    love the look but what happens after you get to the office? do you stomp around in the wellies? Or do you change your shoes, in which case, your pants are all wrinkled . . .

  39. Camilla

    February 27, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Fantastic Beau Brummel!

  40. San

    February 27, 2010 at 1:24 am

    he looks like the epitome of the british gentleman on a country trip.

    Excellent shot!

  41. Leah G.

    February 27, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Hamish! How nice is that blue? Such a rich color combination of royal blue and grey…

    He must have brought those boots back from his adventure in the american wilderness of not long ago! I love them!

  42. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Sensible footwear is getting fashionable, finally.

  43. Lou

    February 27, 2010 at 4:36 am

    So genteel and dandy, in an aristocratic manner. He creates his own world and moves around in eras (including our own) with ease. A traditionalist who is modern, a true aesthete. What not to admire?

  44. Miss B

    February 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

    I love it! Hamish Parker-Bowles dressed like a true English eccentric (I have a soft spot for this style – my dad and uncle are also the quintissential English academics)

  45. Davidikus

    February 27, 2010 at 7:21 am

    You need quite some confidence to wear this combination. Is he wearing flannel or tweed?

  46. Emma

    February 27, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I absolutly love this!
    It is so formal with the suit yet so relaxed with the linning of the coat and the rainboots. Love it!!!

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  47. Sophisticated Misfit

    February 27, 2010 at 9:51 am

    The mobile and his classic garments are at odds. Ditch the mobile, sir, and join your community. Yell through an orange witch's hat, if the emergency arises. If they're not within earshot they can wait. Nothing is that important.


  48. T.

    February 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

    He could be a character in a Harry Potter movie!

  49. eff

    February 27, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I love the monochromatic platform of the tie/shirt combo…


    February 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I adore him, he's got the look!


  51. Agnes

    February 27, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Can it be Marc Jacobs special item's rain boots??

  52. Jacqueline

    February 27, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Wow, I love how he is wearing purple wellies with such a classy outfit. Much better than ruining your Italian shoes in the water. xo

  53. Lilja

    February 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Richard Brautigan is alive!!!

  54. gluttonforlife

    February 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    His mustache has totally transformed him in my eyes–he became much sexier!

  55. Ms. Bunbury

    February 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Great! He's ssso New Yorker!I have wellies in grey ice and use them with my usual working clothes (often jacket and skirt/trousers and often black) with a pair of stilettos in my bag. But in Italy people aren't so used to this. We do have wellies here. Unfortunately a lot (as everything that become a trend, we then want to have it). But we aren't ready to put them on with everything (and this is their function, their use: you put them on when it's rainy or snowy), no, we have to create a perfect look for them, as we all should be ready to leave for a weekend in some x-shire english county…

  56. piccola samurai

    February 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I love him! Always stylish and classy! But I agree that rubber boots are not the best if it's freezing…

  57. Dianne

    February 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I think Hamish Bowles looks like a man out of time-but in a good way-seeing him would be akin to encountering Marcel Proust on the subway…

  58. Ash Matthias Guo

    February 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    lol Hamish Bowles's moustache makes everything so perfect.

  59. Gil

    February 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    To the person who said rubber wellies are not warm, have they never seen a pair of lined wellies? To those who object to them because of other reasons I think it is a negative response to the class associations of these items of clothing and related resentments. Mr. Bowles is dressed very practically and elegantly, since being well and elegantly dressed also means being dressed suitably to climate and occasion. Wellies are the perfect thing for walking the snow and slush ridden streets of NYC.

  60. Anonymous

    February 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    loooove it. of course he couldn't do it without the hair + glasses+ mustache combo.

  61. sofiasophie

    February 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    stylish but soooo uncomfortable and…cold!
    Anyway, to be stylish, no matter what you suffer….

  62. Anonymous

    February 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Totally wonderful~!

  63. DIego

    February 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I love the fact that he looks effortless and expensive, but I feel he tends to look like he is wearing the same thing every time he is snapped at a show. Very refreshing.

  64. Anastassia Chepelkevitch

    February 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Ahh again one of the best. Love the wellies mixed with the otherwise classy, neutral colours (and the tie that give a dash of blue!) The stash also adds that element of seriousness and superiority.

    P.S: Read some of your book today, my favorite has got to be the Asian girl in Bryant Park. You know, the one with the outlandish shoes, who got comments about her weight? I don't understand what her weight has to do wit her interesting and not generic style. Anyways, just letting you know : )

    Anastassia Chepelkevitch

  65. KoKoschKa

    March 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I got tired of ruining my shoes last winter and decided to wear wellies with my suits. It took a couple of months to find ones that were to my liking but I'm happy with the result!

  66. What's On The Outside...

    March 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Hamish looking extravagant as always.

  67. Anonymous

    March 2, 2010 at 5:19 am

    there's a fine line between classic fashion and costume, a line which seems very blurred to hamish bowles

  68. Miranda

    March 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Hamish Bowles + Purple Wellies = Me happy.

  69. blogger

    March 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    he's always glam!!!!

  70. NiftyThriftyBeth

    March 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Looks like he belongs in rural england not NYC, love it!

  71. sooolastseason

    March 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Mr Bowles

  72. Georgia

    March 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I love every single element of his outfit, his poise, posture. And i LOVE the two blokes looking on in the background. Fashion icon to the max!

  73. Pure Aesthetic

    March 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Can Hamish Bowles ever dress badly? this is far more simple than alot of the things he's shot wearing. Loved the section in Fantastic Man a while ago with him in one of Bunny Rogers's old suits.

  74. Wedding Cakes Pictures

    April 21, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Love it!! from the haircut through the scarf and down to the purple boots!

  75. Anonymous

    May 14, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    And to think my friends laughed when I purchased a pair of aubergine Wellies. I love this:)

  76. kel

    August 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    This man is pure elegance!

  77. Brendan

    December 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    You people are out of your mind. Anybody who works at Marc Jacobs knows these boots are the most awful scraps of refuse. I'd rather have wet shoes.

  78. Vishnu

    February 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I’m not sure if I would wear them! I mean they dtnafieely don’t look bad on these celebrities, but I guess it’s just not my style? But hehe, who knows, I might change my mind about it. :)

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