Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snow Prep…. Brian Trunzo


We just faced a beastly snow storm, what was your approach to trekking out in the weather for the shows?


Assuming money was no object, would you take your Ferrari out in a blizzard, or would you bust out the Range Rover?  No brainer, right?  Sure, I could throw on a pair of cordovan boots with dainite soles and a down puffer over-blazer to fight the elements, but would I really want to do that?  Instead, I’ll probably just dig up the old, beat up Bean boots and grab a pair of heavy duty socks, some interesting sweatpants (everybody loves a pair of dope sweatpants these days) and a fur-lined parka.  I was at Paris Fashion Week in the snow a few weeks ago and tried to stay tailored; this time, I showed up super cozy.


-Brian Trunzo, Carson Street Clothiers




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  1. Namrata

    February 12, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Love the pattern on the scarf!


  2. pRiyA

    February 12, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Wow! Look at that face! Look at those clothes! Love his expression as much as his ensemble. He has a lovely chin.

  3. Denisa

    February 12, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I really like that so elegant outfit and that scarf looks great, Now we have snow storm too and It is snowinbg and snowing, HAve a nice day.


  4. bestdressedpoland.blogspot.com

    February 12, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Happy,elegant but apparently missing somebody or something.

    Have a nice day!

  5. andreea

    February 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

    he’s cute! :)


  6. Lelli Family

    February 12, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Example of elegance

    Daddy Lele from Lelli, italian fashion family


    February 12, 2013 at 3:59 am

    love this scarf


  8. irene

    February 12, 2013 at 5:00 am

  9. Victoria

    February 12, 2013 at 5:11 am

    wow,love the scarf and the coat! perfect mix!


  10. Rachelle

    February 12, 2013 at 5:24 am

    He looks so sharp, Love this outfit.


  11. Elisabeth

    February 12, 2013 at 5:38 am

    It’s funny how people in Britain and certain areas of the US talk about snowy weather as a “snow storm” or “blizzard”. Just because it’s snowing it doesn’t mean that there’s a storm. And it is often reflected in not so clever clothing for the abovementioned weather conditions. The only way to go about it is layering with wool on the inside and fabrics that the snow won’t stick to on the outside. Sweat pants are just insane in snowy weather! Greetings from Norway with minus 8 degrees Celsius, snowflakes falling from the sky and not a storm in sight!

    • CCCC

      February 19, 2013 at 4:46 am

      it’s just the common way of talking about a heavy amount of snowfall here

  12. comme fraiche

    February 12, 2013 at 5:39 am

    solid game plan- in a snowstorm staying warm and dry is the way to go

  13. http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

    February 12, 2013 at 5:40 am

    great scarf :)

  14. almu

    February 12, 2013 at 5:46 am

  15. Eva

    February 12, 2013 at 6:00 am

  16. heelsandpeplum

    February 12, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I love the pattern of his scarf and his jacket!!

  17. john b pritchett

    February 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Love the tailored and elegant look but strongly disagree about sweatpants. No one should ever consider sweatpants interesting or dope even with a designer logo across the rear.

  18. FoxyOxieSupernova

    February 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

    This outfit makes me think of Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin.)))



  19. monkeyshines

    February 12, 2013 at 11:38 am

    fabulous printed scarf!


  20. Michael

    February 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Very nice. Love the mix of patterns and textures. Not a fan of the avant garde, you can never go wrong with a look like this.

  21. brummagem joe

    February 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I don’t see this being much good in the thirty inches we’ve just had in CT. Horses for course.

  22. taylor

    February 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Cant go wrong… Coz that’s NTBro :-P

  23. Stephanie

    February 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    He still looks pretty tailored to me!! Very handsome!


  24. lisa

    February 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    It’s perfect. It’s too perfect. There is something a little contrived about the entire combination. I’m sure he’s a nice fellow, but I just prefer the shots of people featuring natural style.

  25. Grey Fox

    February 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Fair Isle and tweed is a classic and successful combination. However, I agree with another comment that there is something contrived here; I suspect it’s the gloves in the breast pocket, too frequent a sight among fashion industry men and no longer strictly sprezzatura.

    A good fusion of colours, though.

    Grey Fox
    A man exploring fashion and style in middle age

  26. Kim

    February 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    That is not a printed scarf. That is a beautiful Fair Isle knitted pattern–and it makes me want to break out the knitting needles RIGHT NOW. The only thing I find puzzling is that the classic Fair Isle technique of knitting–which is quite complex–usually involves creating a reverse side that is NOT presentable. i.e. a Fair Isle sweater or hat or whatever is not reversible. ??

  27. David

    February 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    “Interesting sweatpants”??? Give me a frigging break. You can be warm and comfortable and not look like that. Just ask millions of airline travelers who have that same philosophy. No, you can’t rationalize it.

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      February 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Hi David,

      I think there’s a big difference between the sweatpants a lot of travelers choose to wear purely for comfort, and sweatpants that are just a little bit tailored, with a flattering fit, and a fabric that is both comfortable and beautiful.

      It can be done!

  28. melissa

    February 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Love this look…

  29. Stylites

    February 13, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Nice sweat-pants? It’s just another push to buy a needless, over-priced, item when denim or wool trousers would do just as well.

  30. R. Anne

    February 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Perfect mix of patterns. Love it so much!

  31. Gillian

    February 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Very handsome, love the knitted pattern scarf on the jacket.

    The Risk It Took To Bloom

  32. Digby Jones

    February 20, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Excellent job of pulling off this look! It seems effortless and not contrived.

  33. Arturo

    March 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Great! Molto elegante

  34. eddie

    March 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Brian Trunzo of Carson Street Clothiers. His now defunct website NTB was dedicated to ridiculing street style trends. Interesting to read some posts describing his look as contrived. What goes around comes around, I guess. For what its worth, I like the scarf. Drakes?

  35. Milenah

    May 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    The scarf is awesome. It reminds me very much of the scarf that I have found in one of the Rowan Knitting magazines and was very unsuccessful in knitting int myself (!)

  36. t

    December 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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