Thursday, July 3, 2008

On the Street…. Unconstructed Lavender Jacket, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 10:21 am

    podium! love the jacket!

  2. norawoah

    July 3, 2008 at 10:27 am

    why… isn’t that the lovely Hamish Bowles?
    What a FANTASTIC tie!

  3. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 10:33 am


  4. Gustav

    July 3, 2008 at 10:39 am


  5. games? at my age?

    July 3, 2008 at 10:44 am

    i love lavender. he looks nice wearing it; however, i wonder how many men would feel comfortable to wear a shirt, tie and jacket in lavender…

  6. emily

    July 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    omg i LOVELOVELOVELOVE this!

  7. Jorge

    July 3, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Great jacket, but once again, the fit is very important. I think I have figured out the secret when wearing cotton that is not pressed stiff is to pair it with something that is- his shirt is immaculate, and that balances things out. I doubt I would try a jacket in lavender, but I love the way it is constructed, especially the sleeves. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  8. holden

    July 3, 2008 at 11:05 am

    it takes a real man to pull of a lavender jacket.

  9. Iheartfashion

    July 3, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Love Hamish’s lavender safari jacket with that tie!
    And Lauren’s tie-dyed jeans.

  10. Agos

    July 3, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Amazing. I especially liked the previuous one.

  11. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Where are his glasses from?

  12. bakingwithplath

    July 3, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I LOVE it.

  13. tj

    July 3, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Color is unusual and appropriate for this time of year. Nice.
    Style is nice too, with the detail stitching on the body and the sleeves.
    Nice hair style, and classic eyeglass frames.
    But, I think the snug fit at the waist causes the jacket to flare at the hips. It gives a feminine look. Not my cup of tea.

  14. Diana

    July 3, 2008 at 11:35 am

    it is a problem at slim guys that this size is perhaps a little too tight at the shoulders, but one size bigger would be too big.
    What is the solution?
    The shirt and the tie are beautiful.
    Mr Bowles has the typical man-illness of stuffing the pants-pocket full :-)

  15. An Aesthete's Lament

    July 3, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Especially nice is the lavender windowpane-check shirt and floral (?) tie. I would have worn white trousers however. Or at least cream. And what is that rectangular lump in his pocket?

  16. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    who’s the hottie to his right? crazh hot!!!

  17. Alice Olive

    July 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Ah, the man who can carry off a robe! This is a beautiful colour mix. Light and summery.

  18. lord sessa

    July 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Oh,Hamish Bowles..
    The jacket is fabulous,and the colour..
    This guy exudes a joie de vivre that is almost magical…

  19. Carolina Lange

    July 3, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I love his style!
    Very nice jacket!

  20. Anne Watkins

    July 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    OK, now can you wrinkle-phobes calm down a little?
    Being dressed means you can go outside and live and move, not just pose and be perfectly pressed.

  21. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Spot on and beautiful. The “it” color. A very sartorial move to wear khaki pant with a great cut, keeps it kind of “Sahara”. Yes, white/cream color pant would be the magazine choice, also navy would work, who knew lavender was so versatile. I’m picturing this with a Clark sandy suede chukka (English made) The Girls seem to like it, atta-boy.

  22. lis

    July 3, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Now, I love Hamish and I love the color of this jacket…and maybe it’s the way he’s standing and perhaps he has too much in his trouser pockets…and, really, I love this guy…but, I think the cut of this jacket makes him look a tad pear-shaped. Regardless, I love the idea of the jacket and it’s a fantastic color for him.

  23. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Fab jacket and I like the color combination with the tie. Too bad he had to ruin the look of the pants with that bulky wallet in the front pocket, but I guess he had to put it somewhere…

  24. Designs Good

    July 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    i believe the lady to the right is Lauren Santo Domingo of Vogue.

  25. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    This photo made my day. Love the lavendar, the check shirt, and tie. Love her jeans. I wanna hang out with them!

  26. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    My wife’s Vogue, which I proudly read more thoroughly than she, tells me that this is Hamish Bowles, whom I respect for taking fashion risks. Most of the time. The pants and the shirt should be lighter to allow the jacket to show its true lavenderosity. I like the fit of the jacket, though. And his hair and glasses are always right. Physically he resembles the brilliant but little known Dutch designer Jules Jonkheer.

    • dcinDc

      October 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      lavenderosity – heehee!

  27. Ingvildpingvild

    July 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Oh honey!

  28. Dan

    July 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    His pant pocket is quite full- I wonder why when he has plenty more available on his jacket!
    The lavender is beautiful. Christopher Lloyd (the gardener) said lavender went with everything. Apparently it goes with lavender and more lavender very well. Yes, more men should wear lavender; pink, too (and a polo shirt hardly counts).

  29. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    His tie is a lovely match with the lady in the veil.

    She’s gorgeous, isn’t she?

    – desertwind

  30. Nick Couch

    July 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm


  31. Dapper Kid

    July 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Love the colours, that jacket is beautiful!! I’m not entirely sure about the colour of the shirt though, but I love the patterning of it!

  32. Designgod

    July 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I ran into him on the street here in NYC a few week ago in Union Square. He was wearing a fabulous navy blue, double-breasted suit w/ a striped yellow and red tie. Amazing! This man just oozes style!

  33. Chet

    July 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Hamish Bowles you sly dog! Looking smashing as ususal! I think the glasses are from Sol Moscot in NYC.

  34. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Mr. Bowles always gets in right, don’t you Hamish? Alas, my sincere stone-washed denim regrets to the beautiful & tony Ms. Lauren Davis who even she can’t pull those jeans off. I won’t hold it against you though because your incredible Olivier Theyskens wedding dress more than makes up for a million questionable styling choices.

  35. Jennifer H.

    July 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    He looks terrific, but I’ve got a girl crush on Lauren Davis! Does anyone know where I can get those jeans?

  36. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    How do you call this jacket style? Safari jacket? Hunter jacket? I want to search it on ebay!

  37. tartanscot

    July 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    delicious and delightful.

    “ROCK ON, your high and most holy Mr. Bowles.”

    in SF

  38. miss cavendish

    July 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    I like the jacket on Hamish, but I’d opt for a white shirt. There’s just too much lavender going on up top to balance the khakis.

  39. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    This is simply gorgeous.

  40. jen

    July 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    The color is nice, but those pockets just remind me of the cargo shorts that every suburban man has been wearing since 1995 or so…yuck.

  41. style slicker

    July 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    the colour of his jacket is beautiful…….very summery!!

  42. suzanne nelson

    July 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I don’t think i’ve ever seen a picture of Hamish Bowles looking anything less than impeccably stylish and interesting, and this photo is no exception – although can’t help wishing his pants were pale yellow or even lavender too..

  43. Topham Beauclerk

    July 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    It always looks like he’s enjoying life.

  44. Anne Corrons

    July 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I wish I had the same jacket for myself!

  45. deswotans

    July 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Does anyone know who made the jacket for Mr. Bowles? I love it and wnat one for myself!!!

  46. Layla

    July 3, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I wish there were more of Lauren Santo-Domingo, her ensemble looks pretty good…

  47. Anonymous

    July 8, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Anyone else think Hamish and Sean Penn look alike ?

  48. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 1:03 am

    anyone to wear a tie in the paris heat is brave in my eyes! i’m not sure if lavender suits him.

  49. Gisele the Backscratcher

    July 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Did not expect these jeans from Mrs Santo Domingo! :) looks fresh though

  50. SpanishGent

    July 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    It takes TRUE STYLE to pull out an outfit like this! Bravo!

  51. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 7:19 am

    DRIES VAN NOTEN jacket. Just perfect for an informal outfit!

  52. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 8:45 am

    lovely! i love the jack!!!
    is it from Dries Van Noten????

  53. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Hamish is the best! His jacket is better…beautiful lavender.
    And about the checked shirt?!

  54. vavavinny

    July 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Lauren looks oh so hip in the tie-dyed hipster denim! I love the contrast of the airy chiffon top.

  55. YUME

    July 21, 2008 at 9:58 am

    HMMMM Lavender, can’t say I like the color, but the concept is dope!

  56. winter's mama

    November 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    So Hamish, is this something you would wear in the arid wilderness of Utah? I want to drink coffee with you and borrow your jacket. I'd wear it open over a teeny black dress and some nude platforms…

  57. Paola Pompoini

    August 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

    We saw and meet him in Lima, at the inauguration of MATE week, Mario Testino’s art gallery and Foundation. He is actually, a pleasure to look at, every time.

  58. dcinDC

    October 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Looks like he knows something YOU don’t. I try to look like that too ;o). Love the jacket. Do what I can to push the envelope – not too hard in small-town Indiana.

  59. Salva

    May 17, 2013 at 12:55 am

    This man is a fashion icon for the obvious reason; his well fitted cloths in that long slim body are always a pleasure to see. He knows and wears color with exquisite expertise and doesn’t ever seem to make a mistake. He is never boring or a spectacle. I have seen him twice in the airport still can remember what he was wearing (also loved his luggage). I wish him a beautiful life.

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