Personal Style File: Josh

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Spring has sprung (sort of) so what better way to defrost in our lovely city than to conspire with a bud on a Spring minded photo-shoot in Brooklyn? I mean, it’s the only day as of late that has broke 50 degrees…it was almost mandatory.

I met Josh during one of my many seasons of Big Apple Rec Kickball where he led us to double victory as our Captain. When we realized we had a similar sense of humor and snark, we hit it off right away and have been annoying to everyone around us since. He’s a loyal friend with a heart of gold and a great guy all around— he’s always there when you need him. Josh also comes up with some of the best one-liners I have ever heard which I repeatedly like to rag on him for.

Josh has great style; by way of Texas and employed by Ralph Lauren, he has an Americana Cowboy meets Downtown city-kid vibe that he pulls off with ease and it totally works for him. I knew instantly when the weather warmed up I wanted to pull from Josh’s (extensive) wardrobe for a Menswear personal style file.

Seasonal dressings has gone out the window as far as I’m concerned. In case you can’t tell, we are in a very weird stage of “Spring is almost here am I wearing a pea coat or shorts” limbo. Instead of going for a season, we themed the shoot with transitional pieces— which I think any city-goer can appreciate never knowing how to dress in this weather.

So take a look, hope you enjoy what Josh and I conspired, and enjoy!

— Christian

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Shirt, Hanes.  Jeans, Belt, and Boots, RRL. Necklace, Giles & Brother (Stylists own).  Sunglasses, Vintage. 

Who: Josh, 27

Hometown: Austin, TX

Currently resides: Brooklyn, NY (Bushwick)

Occupation: In-house Architect Global Store Development, Ralph Lauren

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Style Icon: “James Dean. Effortless, classic, all American.”

Beauty Icon: “‘The Holiday’ Jude Law— classic handsome.”

How you would describe your Personal Style: “Classic casual with a touch of Preppy. I like to mix it up.”

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Shirt, Jack Spade. Vest, Club Monaco. Chinos, RRL. Jacket, Polo Ralph Lauren. Belt, Paul Smith. Bracelet, Giles & Brother (Stylists own). Sunglasses, Karen Walker (Stylists own).  Boots, Vintage Goodyear Standard Issue Army Boots 

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Streets of Bushwick during the shoot

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Sweater, Acne.  Shirt, Calvin Klein.  Shorts, Rag & Bone.  Bandana (in pocket), RRL.  Belt, Vintage Ralph Lauren.  Bracelet, Giles & Brother (Stylists own).  Socks, Woolrich.  Boots, RRL.

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Favorite item of clothing to wear: “Oh that’s hard…I love my jean jacket, but I love my black joggers…”

Favorite Season to dress for: “Fall, without a doubt.”

Approach to shopping: “Fit is number one, but I love pieces that are well made. I’m not very trendy, I’m not into fads. I like finding something that could be last season or ten years ago. Much more the classic route.”

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Shirt, James Perse.  Joggers, Elwood. Hoodie, Uniqlo. Sneakers, Adidas.  Bag, Carhartt.

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 Beanie, RRL. Bracelet, Giles & Brother (Stylists own). Sunglasses, Vintage. 

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T-Shirt, Calvin Kline Intimates. Denim, J.Crew Salvage. Sunglasses, Vintage.

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Most prized possession in your wardrobe: “Vintage RRL motorcycle boots (above)— it used to be my Italian leather jacket until someone took it. May she rest in peace…”

Biggest shopping splurge: “Those RRL boots, which are still my favorite. Good purchase— I’ve never been inexpensive.”

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Oxford, Polo Ralph Lauren. Sweatshirt, Zara Man. Jacket, Tahari. Denim, J. Crew salvage. Bandanna, RRL. Belt, Polo Ralph Lauren. Bracelet, Giles & Brother (Stylists own). Boots, Justin. Sunglasses, Vintage. 

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Biggest fashion faux pas: “(Laughs) Probably the fact that I still wear Rugby shirts— and like them. In College I also went through a cut-off button up shirt phase. Something about being an Austin Hipster…it was not well received with the critics.”

Go-To Beauty secret/ quick fix: “Kiehls Facial Fuel with SP15 and my Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle eye roller. Preparation H also works really well for under bags…I swear that’s the only reason I have it…”

 

Photographs by Christian DiPietro

Styling by Christian DiPietro conspired with Joshua Bailey 

Clothing courtesy of Joshua Bailey’s wardrobe  

Products used: Marc Jacobs brow tamer, Kiehls Avocado creamy eye treatmentBlind Barber 90 Proof hair pomade, and Aesop rind concentrate body balm

Location, the streets of Bushwick and neighbors roofs

© Copyright 2015 The New York Narrative. All rights reserved.

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  1. Love it!!!! Awesome shoot!!! Very handsome Josh!!! 😘

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  2. I love you two, SO MUCH. Josh, you’re such a stud. Christ, love the way you styled all of these! My fav’s are the first (hanes tee and jeans – very James Dean) and the third look with the Rag & Bone shorts and sweater.

    XOXO ❤

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  3. Josh,
    When I first met you I knew you were someone special. You look as stylish as always. Austin misses you…lucky NYC!

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