Friday, June 9, 2006

Tim Hamilton Fall 2006 Preview

We are definitely in the mist of a “New York Moment” for menswear. Add the name Tim Hamilton to the list of young designers that are helping to reestablish the “American esthetic” on the international design scene.


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  1. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 9:04 am

    great look – where does Tim sell right now?

  2. Otto

    June 9, 2006 at 9:28 am

    Clark Kent visits the upper west side. Black oxfords sans socks.
    Tight grey shetland and OCBD shirt.
    Dark Bermuda shorts.
    Trad ingredients set the scene for style tragedy, but suprisingly it works…
    because of…

  3. cecile

    June 9, 2006 at 9:34 am


  4. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 9:37 am

    Love the knee length shorts for fall.
    Very sexy- very Clark Kent!

  5. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 9:54 am

    Where can I buy the line??

  6. Natalie

    June 9, 2006 at 10:25 am

    His legs are decent. I could go for the long sleeve shirt and shorts look, but the thick pullover is just too much. But I do like all of the individual pieces.

  7. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 11:08 am

    The look is enhanced by the guy’s muscular physique. Look at his sculpted calves, the way the shorts are tight on his legs, and the clear outline of his bicep through the sweater.

  8. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 11:17 am

    Woohee, Clark Kent is A-Live!!

  9. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 11:26 am

    I could be mistaken, but I believe you can buy his stuff soon at Jeffrey?

  10. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful stuff, traditionally masculne but edgy too…I think you will find at Jeffery and Bergdorf soon…

  11. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 11:38 am

    Finally, a fresh perspective on American menswear! An amazing collection that is sophisticated, but not too serious. We need more!!

  12. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 11:54 am

    Thom Browne wannabe.

  13. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    Wow!I want him!! :)

  14. Shopaholic D

    June 9, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    interesting….i normally don’t like this style, but he looks great!

  15. COACD

    June 9, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    More importantly who is the model?

  16. SwanDiamondRose

    June 9, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    sexy man. and i love the 2nd outfit. i like the unexpected details. at least to me- no socks with brogues[?] oxfords[?] [help me people], a tightish pinstripe short, scarf. nice.

  17. Gus

    June 9, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Is that a military ribbon on his upper right lapel? It makes a cool accent to the plaid pocket square on his casual jacket.

  18. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    thom browne does suits and this new guy looks more casual and approachable the only comparison i see is the no socks thing.. i dig the short look. i may have to invest in the silk scarfs for fall.

  19. df

    June 9, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    Looks like a service ribbon on the label which is an interesting touch…if you’re a vet. I would have never have thought of doing that myself.

  20. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    My guess is that after he crossed the street, his feet were begging him to take off those brand new oxfords.

    A Coco Chanel quote comes to mind:

    “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

    - Eminence Grise

  21. tee

    June 9, 2006 at 3:18 pm



  22. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    I wonder if the “dress shoes with no socks” look will catch on to the extent that the “sports jacket with the sleeves pushed up” look did once upon a time … will it become something to look back at and cringe, like old pictures of ourselves in full Miami Vice glory? Or will it not even get off the runway?

    Hey, why not TWO pairs of socks, with the outers folded down to show a contrasting-color inner pair … yeah!

  23. roeboats

    June 9, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    clark kent line is the cats meow

  24. zoe

    June 9, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    what a fresh new look, so much needed!

  25. Anonymous

    June 9, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    Yeah, I agree that this may very well be a trend to be remembered with regret. But sometimes a trend can be very positive. A fresh alternative to the classics with a great deal of attitude. Come on, you have to admit, there are too many “rules” in men’s fashion (compared to the ladies). As long as I could remember, guys have worn dress shoes without socks. It has simply received more attention. Women wear closed toe dress shoes with skirts. It should be no big deal that a guy wear nice short with equally nice shoes. It’s all about balance right?

  26. gordon duffy

    June 9, 2006 at 9:51 pm

    super cool. has a nice attitude. i know my boyfriend would look great in these peices. where can i get them?

  27. andrei

    June 9, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    The stuff looks great…I like it a lot. Fashionable, yet masculine.

  28. beth

    June 9, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    where is he possibly going besides brunch? bottom half of legs in an office? nix. in a movie theater? yuk. maybe he is in transit between the gym and home? maybe he works at home but leaves the house just for coffee and a paper? it’s not just how you look on the street, although looking fab on the street is fab, it is where it looks like you’re going once you get off the street. this is why everyone is saying clark kent, it’s not just the glasses, he looks like he is in transition. then again aren’t we all right now?

  29. Anonymous

    June 10, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    Sorry, I don’t like the shoes, no socks with shorts…the shorts are ok, a scarf in warm weather with shorts is silly, but each to their own. I understand wanting to push the current limits, but this one goes nowhere.

  30. Bertie

    June 11, 2006 at 12:31 am

    This whole thing is rubbish. If you consider the pieces they’re nothing by themselves and only look good on this hunk of man flesh because he happens to be a hunk of man flesh. Otherwise it’s dull as dishwater and especially dull dishwater at that.

  31. The Sartorialist

    June 11, 2006 at 6:25 am

    wow – unless you are one of the few people that has seen the collection in person during a private preview how can you say the whole thing is rubbish?

    The pictures I showed give a sense of the collection but don’t show the little details so how can you be so sure it is rubbish?

    wait until the collection hits Bergdorf this Fall then I would love to hear your assessment

  32. The Sartorialist

    June 11, 2006 at 6:50 am

    “No shorts with a sweater and scarf?

    real life and real weather is so much more varied than what a lot of you are giving it credit for. Maybe it is because I don’t work in an office that I don’t think this idea is so weird.

    As I write this it is 57 degrees in New York and it will warm up to mid 70′s today. I could complete see wearing this to get my coffee and read the paper. My legs rarely get cold, if I can keep my torso warm I’m set. As the day progresses I can take off the sweater and scarf and throw it in a bag – now I don’t have to go all the way back home. What is the difference really if he were wearing a hoodie? not much just a style option To me this is life in NY

    Again this is about inspiration – I doesn’t have to be that exact sweater or those exact shoes – maybe it is a cardigan or Jack Purcells or even an old blazer.

  33. Anonymous

    June 11, 2006 at 9:52 am

    I agree w/you Sarto…
    These looks are what make living in NYC so great. Considering our varied climate, anyone could wear a sweater with shorts and is accepted if it was “activewear” (i.e. patagonia, etc.). But this is a dressier and chic alternative absolutely perfect for urban life. We have to remember too, this is a Fall look.

    Thanks for depicting people who exhibit a sense of style. The glamour is on the street!

  34. Anonymous

    June 11, 2006 at 10:52 am

    i would say whoever has negative comments to a designer who is starting a collection is acutually kind of pathetic, i think we should try to encourage each other, not knock them down- there is already enough of that in the world. i am all for any type new creativity.

  35. Anonymous

    June 11, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    I agree with you completely Sartorialist. The look is great, utilitarian. But you must admit the elements you show here – the graphic, cropped cardigan; the tailored short pants, presumably made with suit fabric; frumpled oxford shirt; no socks with shoes; and the distinct preppy American model would not have been possible if Thom Browne had not opened the doors to this newfound American spirit in menswear. So while bravo to Tim for jumping ahead and creating TB sportswear, let’s all give it up to TB for starting the look in the first place.

    Just keeping it real, that’s all.

  36. Gus

    June 11, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    I love the scarf for spring summer. The Europeans have been doing it with menswear for a while. Etro has some beautiful linen and lightweight gauze scarfs in summer and spring colors. The scarf makes a great, stylish accent, like a necktie or pocket square. I met with an Italian gentleman this past wekend in Las Vegas and he had a scarf tied in a loose knot over a t-shirt and under a jacket. A very cool look.

  37. Anonymous

    June 11, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    This looks great! I own one of the stores Tim will be selling at and I have not seen such cool, American style like this in awhile. It’s so refreshing to see a designer take a fashionable, masculine approach to menswear. Tim will definately run in the same pack as Cloak, Trovata, Thom Brown and the new relaunched John Bartlett.
    Keep an eye on this one!

    Jake / Chicago

  38. Anonymous

    June 11, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    I agree with the Thom Browne comparisons and may very well be true. On the other hand, one must say that TB’s inspiration has a source as well. It’s a nostalgia forgotten and brought back again, right? I feel it’s a matter of who get’s it right and most important, keeps it alive. I love many aspects of TB, but I question his longetivity and marketing tactics. I love upholding the craft details but still, his signature “proportions” on what make’s a man look good is still questionable. When I watched the movie Stay, (Ewan McGregor outfitted by TB) I loved the looks but then felt too distracted by the exposed ankles and too big shoes (esp. when he’s decked-out in colder climate layers [coat, jacket, sweater]) then suddenly all this exposed ankle??? I should never have to look down for that long. It should be an overall look, right? Sure it’s all about the styling and individual, but the way Timothy Hamilton is doing it (so far), I enjoy the overall look, not distracted but a overwrought concept. Yet, that’s just me, like anon 12.09pm “keeping it real”.

  39. Anonymous

    June 11, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    If one disagrees with a “negative” remark, it’s probably more useful to offer a counter-argument – as Sartorialist has done here – than to say that negative remarks should not be allowed. There’s already a school of thought that fashion people are mindless uncritical trend-followers ….

    And just to show I’m not brown-nosing The Big S – Bertie’s cmments are directed at the pictures shown here, aren’t they? Not at the collection as a whole.

  40. jason

    June 12, 2006 at 11:29 am

    i think the clothes look amazing – nice to have something fresh on the market. great colors and fits. it’s about time.

  41. Anonymous

    June 12, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve had many female friends tell me my ankles are sexy…some of them are positively transfixed. I still don’t know why so many men still have trouble showing their ankles. Most of the people who make comments about my TB cropped pants are other men – and I think that’s the rub – that we’re supposed to be manly and exposing skin isn’t manly. I can frankly care less about what men think since it’s the women I love! :)

    Dudes, it’s okay to show a little ank. It’s hot! The right girls love it! Try it. Go out with cropped pants and no socks. You’ll get a lot more “Hello’s” than “Goodbye’s.” Especially if you have an attitude to match. Laters.

  42. AnastasiaC

    June 12, 2006 at 9:26 pm

    that look is HOT!! I like it a lot!!!

  43. Emily Cook

    June 15, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    i love the sweater with shorts combo – and completely agree with the sart…in the morning it can be cool and warm up throughout the day. there are times in VA where its 50 in the morning and 80-90 during the day. if you’re walking around the city you better have some layers on. and – a sweater is easily thrown in a bag, you can’t do that with a bulky jacket.

  44. vic damone

    June 20, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    kind of ridiculous all the banter about guys with oxfords and no socks or shorts and a sweater… this is standard prep fare, worn by stylish, confident men for years. tim is nailing a new twist on some of the most timeless looks in menswear… you’d rather he had socks on?

  45. Anonymous

    June 22, 2006 at 6:47 am

    I read a really good article on Timothy Hamilton’s new line in this weeks DNR. It had some very cool looks.
    Really excited to see this line I have been waiting for something new in mens!

  46. Anonymous

    June 29, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    Integrity and ingenuity make a great match in this collection!
    We want more

  47. tristan.

    March 19, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    these are my favorite two photos of yours sartor. i spent the last half hour scanning just to enjoy looking at them again. dress shoes with no socks? it’s the only way! jill sander understands. the scarf, the glasses, the cardigan, the shorts. it’s perfect to me. oh, and the pocket square is stellar.

  48. Ka Man Carmen

    July 9, 2007 at 1:34 pm


  49. Ka Man Carmen

    July 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Wanna have updating about Tim Hamilton collection………many thanks!!!

  50. Topol

    November 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    By “American esthetic,” do you mean “preppie”?

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