Sunday, January 7, 2007

At The Shows…..Bold on Bold, Calvin Klein Show

If you have a boldly patterned shirt you almost have to work it back to an equally bold patterned tie.


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  1. Brave Lurker

    January 7, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Nobody does it quite like Mr. Bowles!

  2. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 11:38 am

    I just wish that for once in my life I would really meet a man dressed like that. Of course his eyes are just adorable as well…

  3. Eric

    January 7, 2007 at 11:54 am

    I think the glasses make all the difference.

  4. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Nobody does pattern better than Hamish Bowles!

  5. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    I would love to see the picture in colour. please upload it.


    January 7, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Bowles is the master. Now I know what glasses I should have. Thanks!

  7. Dutch

    January 7, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Very dandyish, nothing better than bold statements pulled off with flair.

  8. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Yes I would love to see it in color too! color makes a difference…
    Hes the best!

  9. Blake

    January 7, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    what a great combo.

    I’d also love to see it in color.

  10. Nan

    January 7, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    So riotously cute!

  11. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    Hamish is always into his patterns – he pulls it off everytime! Ilove how his style hasnt changed much over the years, he must be very content!

  12. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Wow, this shot is so cool. Very inspiring.

  13. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 6:33 pm


  14. fastred1

    January 7, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    It seems a little busy to me. The patterns conflict because they’re of similar scale. Though with help from the frames and personality, he is able to pull it off.

  15. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    I really like his tie, Sat would you happen to know what it is made of?

  16. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    The glasses just simply tie the prints together.

  17. Morgan

    January 7, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    not sure if it’s the same outfit, but here is the Tie (fourth from left) in a color shot:

  18. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Brave gentleman… Bravo!

  19. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    I think he is wearing the exact same shirt and tie combo on Sept. 17, 2006 in a pic on your blog. That picture is in color (shirt: purple, tie: black hounds tooth). He looked cool there too but attitude is what sells it…Mr. Bowles has a PhD. in style. On most people (read: 90%) it would be a train wreck. Funny how much attitude and chutzpah carry the day. A lesson for us all (o.k. for me..)

  20. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    I want to work at a place where the men think to dress like this. (Did I mention I’m in the fashion-challenged Philadelphia suburbs? I guess I should keep dreaming.)

  21. swampgrrl

    January 7, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    holy patterns, batgirl.

    this man is adorable as well. he’s probably gay….not that there is anything wrong with that, of course…..

  22. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Hamish Bowles is a style icon.

  23. Anonymous

    January 7, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    oh mr bowles!

  24. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 12:20 am

    I wish more men would wear glasses, but glasses with some hmmm, how do you say…character. not trendy hip styles.

    thank you!


    January 8, 2007 at 12:41 am

    The patterns just seem to blend.

  26. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 1:04 am


  27. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 1:49 am

    Intricate and executed handsomely.

  28. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 2:25 am

    How interesting; I didn’t notice the shirt/tie combo until after I inspected his glasses (which, IMO, are far more interesting) and smirk.


  29. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Love the whole look! The geek glasses, the mismatched prints, the bemused expression all add up so nicely.
    Lately I have taken to wearing mismatched prints and suprising shots of color which all somehow go together and I love how it looks!

  30. lacaela

    January 8, 2007 at 11:06 am

    It’s Bold on Bold on Bowles. Hamish Bowles is pretty much amazing when it comes to bold patterns.

  31. Alice Olive

    January 8, 2007 at 11:07 am

    It looks great on Mr Bowles. His glasses and his hair all look right too. Plus his little grin!

  32. Q

    January 8, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    I knew it was Hamish! The guy always reminds me of Yves St. Laurent.

  33. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    I heart Hamish. His photos at show several examples of a paisley tie with a plaid shirt, a combination I have been wanting to try myself but have been doubtful about. Maybe now I will have the courage.

  34. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    not only do his hair and glasses complement the outfit, but so does his face – the expression and more so the actual bone structure. perfect

  35. honora

    January 10, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Hamish Bowles – Gorgeous!

    I also think it’s the same combo that we saw earlier in the year – Perfecttt

  36. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    I LOVE to mix patterns as much as possible, but as the person said before me just a little to close in scale. I find it very confusing to the eye. Really did not care for it in the 70′s (Those large prints and patterns) and certainly don’t like it now. Sorry Mr. Bowles!

  37. glamour-geek

    January 10, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Oh, I love love love the houndstooth tie. The whole thing is just divine!

  38. Anonymous

    January 12, 2007 at 9:18 am

    I’ve looked and looked at this photo, but I just can’t like these patterns. Too over the top, not to mention hard on the eyes.
    Sorry — but as they say, de gustibus non disputandum est.

  39. dcinDC

    July 6, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I have a black and white gingham dress shirt, and I LOVE throwing a tie at it that no one else would ever consider. One of my favorites!

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