Sidewalk Chic: Modern Dandy in SOMA
Name: Jeffrey Ying
Spotted: Paradise Lounge, 10:52 p.m.
Wearing: Custom Hart Schaffner Marx suit, Versace silk shirt, 1970s orange wallpaper pattern Ernst tie, Brioni sweater vest, J.M.Weston Chelsea boots, Cutler & Gross eyeframes, 1950s gold Omega wristwatch
What inspires your style? “I find sartorial inspiration in characters of the past such as the 1970s art forger, Fernand Legros or the 19th century dandy, Comte d'Orsay [Alfred Guillaume Gabriel]. The modern dandy, [Fashion Journalist] Nicholas Foulkes mentions how the Comte d'Orsay used to dip his watch-straps into Caron perfume.”
Fashion must read? "Any Helmut Newton photography book".
Why we love his look: There’s nothing quite like a stand-out suit paired with wonderfully eccentric accents in a city full of ‘California casual’.