Friday, November 6, 2009

On the Street….The Tiniest Tie Clip, NYC


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  1. Stefan

    November 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    the skinny tie-clip for the skinny tie!

  2. najee

    November 6, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Grey is the most amazing colour!

  3. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Where may I find that tie clip! Gray always makes a statement of subtle power.

  4. Lucas Jones

    November 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

  5. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    This is fabulous. Single-breasted, cut, fit, the white cuffs and handkerchief, the glasses: all spot-on. Even his hair matches the tones of his outfit!

    And yet not too matchy-matchy.

  6. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    The whole look is just perfect. Although the too short jacket and the tie in the pants are actually absolute no-goes!
    Suit from Brooks Bros.? And what do the shoes look like?
    Glases and tie clip give a more individual spin to the look.
    Plus: Great portrait!

  7. -h

    November 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Perfection. Cary Grant would be proud.

  8. The Photodiarist

    November 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Wow! That is tiny. Really tiny. But the look is sleek.

  9. katrina

    November 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    His glasses are amazing!!!

  10. Edgar C

    November 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    great look! reminds me of my dad as a young man back in the 60s!

  11. The Blasphemous Fiendess

    November 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I love the white shirt. I always like a white shirt but I like the way this one is not too crisp and not too cold white. This one goes in the file of fashion for dressing hubby.

  12. Beverly Bohan

    November 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Very spiffy. I especially like the thick-framed glasses–reminds me of ones my grandfather wears.

  13. Dannie

    November 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    this is a great look, he looks like an undercover super hero!

  14. Jed

    November 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Mad Man!

  15. startwithtypewriters

    November 6, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    that entire outfit is thom browne

    tie clip, suit, tie and shirt.

    looks fantastic

  16. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Very subtle, yet refined power in the grey suit. Toned down with the black tie, no pop like a bright blue or red would have given. Love the glasses. But wheres the belt?

  17. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I love everything except for the tie tucked into the pants.

  18. Beth

    November 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    He looks amazing, love the length of the tie and the way the he has tucked it into his trousers. Simple but so chic.

  19. Mimi

    November 6, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I really like the geometry of the whole look. The tabbed pant, the lines of the tie (and how it's tucked in for yet another straight line), the length, or lack thereof of the clip to offset the flat length of the straight pocket square. Even the top line of his glasses seem to follow suit.

  20. southerngentinL.A.

    November 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Mad Man! Nice work…..

  21. Miguel

    November 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Thom Browne head to toe, looks like. Envious, but I do have to say it's a little tacky to just do the whole thing straight on. There's always room for personal style, even (especially?) in a highly regimented style like Browne's

  22. josh

    November 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    let's see this guy's style profile

  23. Darla: Retro Ways

    November 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I love a skinny tie and his glasses are devine!

    great shot ;)

    ♥ Darla

  24. AnonymousJK

    November 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    The tie clip may be tiny, but this guy is big on style!

  25. Nick Leonard

    November 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Sweet glasses.

  26. Niki

    November 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Wow! He looks amazing. Nothin' like a well-dressed man. The suit is so sleek, love the grey. The tie and the glasses are my favorites. Nice work, Sart!

  27. Allen - East Hampton

    November 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Yes, the clip; but everything else for that matter. Nice!

  28. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    noticed the un-buttoned button-down…nice touch. This whole look is so clean, me likey.

  29. Tim

    November 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Thom Brown tie clip!
    This guy looks amazing

  30. pretty kitty publishing

    November 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Mad, rad, man!

  31. vadim-kontra

    November 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    - About the tie clip. Its not small. This is an absolutely classic style for the slimmer ties. And good luck finding one. I've been on that quest for a year now.

  32. Jane

    November 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Scott, you crack me up. Are you sure that's not a fancy paper clip?

  33. Jonah

    November 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I had the exact same reaction as a few other commentators — "Sir, I really like your spectacles, and you look good, but you are just wearing one single designer's signature look from head to toe." Whether the tags all say Thom Browne or not the point is the same. This is an example of a lack of a real personal expression. But note — that statement in and of itself is one that Browne loves to evoke with his shows consisting of scores of identical 1960's era men at desks with typewriters. All the same, no individuality in their dress. Maybe what this is intended to evoke is that this man's individuality comes out in other ways. Just a thought.

  34. Joy Mars

    November 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    The whole guy is great. The silve-streaked temples, the glases, the goatee-in-training, the "normal" business suit with small-cut jacket. I'm glad I'm not seeing the pant length if it's short.

  35. SallyO

    November 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Yes, it is teeny-tiny.

  36. alastair

    November 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Myabe you could say: "It's not the size of the clip, but what you clip with it."

    I'm usually obnoxiously pro-belt and anti-tie-tucked-into-trousers, but this guy's look is just so good! I might even start to change my mind…

  37. Alexej

    November 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Have you noticed the unusual placement of the button-holes?Really like the outfit,but not that the has his tie tucked in the pants.And i bet it slips out if he moves a little more than usual.


    November 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    He looks so elegant, love the pants!


  39. Adam

    November 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Love the tie clip!

    But why do so many men insist on tucking their tie into their pants? It looks utterly ridiculous when you unbutton your jacket.

  40. Alex Folzi

    November 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    love the color of the suit.

  41. Francesca

    November 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    love it! the tie , the perfectly tailored suit and the clip.

    F –> two girls living in new york city and chicago blogging all things fashion!

  42. Ganymede Girl

    November 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I was really liking everything here until I noticed the tie tucked into the pants. I actually wasn't aware that anyone ever did that, it looks really awkward and not good. The rest of the look is nice, especially his grey hair and glasses.

  43. Sophisticated Misfit

    November 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    There's no unusual placement of the buttonholes on the jacket. The lapels have simply been slightly pressed to fold at the middle button.

    Fantastic get-up all round; classic colours and masculine items that will stay relevant for another 200 years maybe 300. I also dismiss the belt sometimes which allows for fluent lines.

    My only gripe is as follows: In an Italian setting where unique sprezzatura becomes the norm in a matter of a few weeks, get this, I would have buttoned the sleeves and the collar just to be different thereby messing with the minds of conformists and followers alike.


  44. Love40mp

    November 6, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    It's all about the straight lines. The tie clip, the squarely folded hankerchief, the way he tucked in his skinny tie.. all was done intentionally. Brilliantly thought out outfit. Love it!

  45. Cassandra

    November 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Love the thoughtfulness behind this outfit. Every little detail is just great.

  46. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 3:39 pm


  47. Vinh H

    November 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Narrow tie clips are a awesome. Took me forever to find mine.

  48. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    matchy matchy – Thom Thumb out of the box – we don't need to see the shoes do we?

  49. Flor M.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm


  50. The Louche

    November 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I've seen muc much worse, but I'm tired of the TB thing. I also agree with an earlier commenter that he doesn't really do anything "his way" here, its 100% from the TB playbook. How much you wanna bet his trousers stop at the ankle and he's wearing double-soled wingtip bluchers??

  51. Petey

    November 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    There's a lot of geometry going on in this photo with the horizontal accents of the tie clip, handkerchef, pocket flaps, cuffs and the waistband of his beltless pants.

    The tucked in tie? Eww. Just too close to other stuff.

  52. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Mr Drapper would be proud

  53. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Love the little clip, but the tucked-in tie gives me the impression he forgot to look in the mirror after going to the bathroom.

  54. Theophilus Davenport

    November 6, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I wish I knew who made this suit, though I might say that it looks quite Thick as Thieves LA.

    This look is awesome, something to emulate.

  55. SwanDiamondRose

    November 6, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    hello tiniest tie-clip, you are great!

  56. João

    November 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I think his twist on lapel (the fold on first button) makes all the difference, because it changed the proportion of the jacket. He is probably small, so he looks better in a two-button jacket. Its a very good idea, with no doubt. :)

  57. Danielle

    November 6, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    love it!

  58. Jacqueline

    November 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    love it! Great job!

  59. Laurence John

    November 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    all Thom Browne non ?
    like the sleeve-head wadding.

  60. Miguel

    November 6, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    On second thought, might he be a Thom Browne SA? that would make a world more sense.

  61. Thomas

    November 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    love the glasses
    love the tie
    love the suit
    love how the tie is tucked in the shirt
    good look

  62. LizPR

    November 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Love this look – though I don't know about tucking the tie in. That just looks weird.

  63. Ammu

    November 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    So stylish – love the grey jacket with the white handkerchief peeping out.

  64. Alec

    November 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    The outfit is great, but some small annoyances here: –The unbuttoned collar is just a bad trend, if that is the point. –Agreed that the tucked tie is creepy, and –I think a clean shave would have helped.

    Ont the other hand, THRILLED to see the pocket square; glad they're making a comeback in fashion circles!

  65. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    This is why I love TB and why its so much more wearable than his critics suggest. Don Draper would be proud! Thom's original thought process was "anti-fashion". Uniformity, modernity, clean lines. This look is perfectly executed down to the unbuttoned collar AND the tie tuck. That is exactly how Thom wants it!

  66. Joe Black

    November 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    nice clip, I'm wondering if its a brand or vintage piece.
    good grey/gray.

  67. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    …the tiniest jacket too.

    will his jacket even button up?

    just sayin'…

  68. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    it's all thom browne people. everything.

  69. MOD PAUL

    November 7, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Love that Clip from our good friends @ Thom Browne…

  70. Joshua Wolfe

    November 7, 2009 at 1:52 am

    I love the classic fit & look of this suit; grey, black tie, white shirt & pocket square. However I've never understood or liked a tucked in tie especially when wearing a tie stay. And no belt?

  71. cerealjoe

    November 7, 2009 at 3:40 am

    The clip is, indeed, quite interesting!

  72. Julien

    November 7, 2009 at 7:08 am

    The tie in the pants, impossible, no way !

  73. Liz S

    November 7, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Very smooth…..
    Very pleasing to the eye.

  74. L

    November 7, 2009 at 8:48 am

    It's like a GQ editor meets early 1960s Italian "Mad Men".

  75. Daphne

    November 7, 2009 at 11:38 am

    The tie clip..a forgotten accessorie

  76. Couture

    November 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    LOVE everything I see! Grey is my favourite black – sorry I mean colour! Suit perfect yet very individual. Tie pin is as big as it needs to be no more no less with no obvious embellishments either. I especially love the fine detail of the shirt and the fact the collar is soft and a little creased.
    What quiet confidence!

  77. Mitch

    November 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    nice touch of facial hair–would not have been acceptable with this attire in the sixties.

  78. Josh

    November 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    was this a three button suit transformed into a two button??

    Cuz if thats possible, than that makes things so much easier! and still very stylish.

    where can you find a small tie clip like that? thats not in new york i mean aha.

  79. Ken's Lounge

    November 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hmm…Mad Maen meets Milano…I like it!

  80. Sharifa

    November 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    What a dapper man! You cant go wrong with a well tailored suit.

  81. Istanbul Diary

    November 7, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    very simple ! Great!!!!!

  82. Markmont

    November 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I like the skinny tie-clip, that's about it. Yes, it's a nicely tailored suit, don't get me wrong, but the tucked in tie is really killing this look for me. On his build, the collar looks too big as well. Not to mention it's a button down collar un-buttoned.

  83. Andrew

    November 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I believe that is a Thom Browne tie clip.

  84. Ellie

    November 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Crisp, clean, simple. Perfecto!

  85. Marco Mascarello

    November 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    except for the tie inside the pants…

  86. Liana

    November 7, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    you should use this title & photo as inspiration for a children's story. i can only imagine the possibility…

  87. Some Like it

    November 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Love the suit – believe it or not, grey is my favorite color!

  88. Charlie's Wardrobe

    November 7, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, another Thom Browne clone. Yay

  89. turu

    November 7, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    He looks like the way Matumoto , down town , does with a tie.

  90. Anonymous

    November 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    The way he ties resembles Matsumoyo Hitoshi from downtown, defenitely

  91. Chris

    November 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    In The Mood For Love, anybody? (Ignoring the tie tuck) This is just too good!

  92. Emerald

    November 8, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Oh that suit! I love it.

  93. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    November 8, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Interesting details with the tie in the pants.

    Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

  94. Anna

    November 8, 2009 at 5:37 am

    His hair is so ………….. gorgeously George Clooney.

    Anna |

  95. Villi

    November 8, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I think this type of suit is called "a rolling three button". Hugo Boss had one simular in their collection a few year back

  96. Sophisticated Misfit

    November 8, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Someone stated that they're thrilled about pocket squares making a comeback. I'm absolutely devastated. I was sporting them when no one had a clue. Now every second dork has one 'cause they saw it in a magazine or blog. Nothing like a bunch of conformists to spoil a good thing.


  97. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I love the look of quiet confidence on his face….if i was a man in a suit i would want to look like this :)

  98. joe t

    November 8, 2009 at 10:20 am

    lov the tucked in tie and no belt,,,,, simple clean its all works,,,,

  99. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Mad. Just mad. I have a slim Brooks Brothers suit a bit darker than this and a beautiful flat black military cotton tie. I might try this look. Have to get a silver tie clip though.

  100. howardroark

    November 8, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Madmen Japan edition

  101. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    This is either a $3000 TB suit or a nicer made $10 vintage thrift store find. But he certainly looks like a smart enough dude not to waste a lot of money on something just for the label.

  102. kid n play

    November 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    First off, we like this guy. Extra credit for wearing properly fitted pants. He is invited to the party… in fact, the party is for him.

  103. Dan from Tokyo

    November 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Straight lines, grey, no belt, tiny clip, …very geometric. In two words:

    "Personified Bauhaus"

  104. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    he ain't no mr. akamine, that guy is the be all end all

  105. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    MAD MEN!

  106. Le 21ème

    November 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Love this tie-clip! VERY NICE look overall!


  107. roggie

    November 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    As someone with a head of grey hair, I really like seeing guys who aren't dying theirs to attempt looking younger. That's a smart look going on there, grey is good!

  108. Anonymous

    November 9, 2009 at 4:56 am

    so Mad Men style !

  109. Timo

    November 9, 2009 at 5:14 am

    His look is amazing. I dig it so much, man.

  110. Sean

    November 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

    It was commented earlier that the sleeves of the jacket were too short. Maybe its more that the sleeves of the shirt are too long? Whatever the case I think the whole thing looks good.

  111. Blanca

    November 9, 2009 at 8:40 am

    unbelievable style, the clip and tucked tie, you certainly look twice at this guy..

  112. Mark

    November 9, 2009 at 10:14 am

    That tie clip could double as a money clip in an emergency.

  113. Anonymous

    November 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I have to add my praises to this one: so many little and completely quiet details. The best accessory though is exactly that it's a reflection of his personal style, even if it is all TB. If I wore that exact outfit, I'd look ridiculous – so he certainly knew that it would just work on him, and it does.


  114. basietrane

    November 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Wow! What can I say. If the hipster stole heavy-rimmed glasses from the cool, this guy just stole them back.

  115. Carlos Gonzalez

    November 9, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    It is a great look. The jacket is beautifully cut, I love how the lapel rolls over the top button. The un-buttoned soft shirt collar makes the whole ensemble less stern. I think however, the only detail that needs to be improved has to do with the trousers side pockets. It would be more flattering if they weren't so low cut and they were concealed under the jacket.

  116. Lise

    November 10, 2009 at 6:29 am

    I love the tie in the pants. Very cool.

  117. Premton

    November 10, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Now, dont get to exited, focus on the propotions. I know it is a nice color and all that but that jacket is wayyyyy to small for him. Look at his waist, that thing can't even button up. hahaha
    He is pushing it.

  118. lev vackert

    November 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Love it!
    Specially the cuttings on that jacket!

  119. vietnamthemovie

    November 11, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Very cool…very Mad Men…me lika!

  120. izzit

    November 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I think both his tie and the clip are the right size – not the wide triangular flags passed off as ties (that accentuate the belly).

  121. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    It's Thom Browne

  122. City Chic

    November 15, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    love the fit of the suit and the subtleness of the colors but stylish at the same time :)

  123. Villedela

    November 27, 2009 at 8:26 am

    This is how all clothes should fit: perfectly. The glasses add a nice touch.

    Villedela Goes to London

  124. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    agree w/ anonymous… the whole outfit seems like it's from Thom Browne. Short suit w/ skinny tie and mini tie clip. I think GQ always features this tie clip.

  125. silk ties

    January 7, 2010 at 10:09 am

    He's so stylish!i love the tie clip!!

  126. Cufflinks For Valentine Day Gift

    January 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Very spiffy. I especially like the thick-framed glasses–reminds me of ones my grandfather wears.

  127. Anonymous

    October 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    amazing look, that tie clip just completes the look. love the grey suit too. i copied the look too, with a mik & mika short tie clip

  128. Andros

    October 11, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Love this look. Bought myself one on

  129. Gabriel!

    November 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Phenomenal is the button for the third button, just a detail and option!

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  131. MemberOfTheMaleSpecies

    May 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    They may sell the short tie bar at

  132. Paige

    May 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    My specialty is hand forged skinny tie clips like the one he is wearing! I can make them ANY size you would like, and in all different types of metals, finishes, edges and even custom monograms and inscriptions!

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