Photographed in New York, NY
Noteworthy: winter sport coats in tweed herringbone (hers) and corduroy (his).
I have this thing for plaids—tartans specifically—that more closely borderlines an obsession, if I’m being completely honest. Blankets, pillows, and wingback chairs throughout my apartment are all plastered in the Scottish pattern. So when my friends at Del Toro approached me to design a Prince Albert slipper with them, I instinctively turned to the hardy autumnal cloth. Rendered in a variant black watch wool tartan, lined in soft calfskin, and hand crafted in Italy, this slipper easily pairs with everything from gray flannel trousers to your favorite pair of threadbare denim.
Although my affinity for plaids couldn’t be more timely as bolts of it streamed down the New York runways of Ralph Lauren, Thom Browne, and Marc Jacobs earlier this month, tartan is timeless. Del Toro worked really hard to make this Prince Albert slipper available months before fall is knocking at our doors. But don’t wait too long as only 25 pairs were commissioned.
For the past six months I’ve been meandering around New England photographing prominent rowers for a coffee table book I’m honored and privileged to be a part of. World class athletes, Olympic gold medalists, and world record holders...a true elite gathering of rowers to celebrate the sport of crew by way of the storied rowing blazer. Although I can’t reveal any of the final photographs I’ve created until publication, I do feel it is some of my best portrait work to date. I do want to share these snapshots I captured of the Amsterdam Student Rowing Club Nereus while at the Head of the Charles Regatta this past fall. Their blazers were beautiful, with some wearing the sweat and tears by which they earned them literally on their sleeves. A couple of the jackets were at least 40 years old. The student rowing club was founded in 1885 and produces a substantial part of the of the national team as well as Olympic medal winning athletes.
Photographed in Cambridge, MA