04
Feb
Gay Talese as photographed by Vanity Fair — I really like the way those pinstripes match up on the lapels.

Gay Talese as photographed by Vanity Fair — I really like the way those pinstripes match up on the lapels.

09
Oct
Gay Talese’s underground writing bunker — The New Yorker has a short video feature on journalist Gay Talese’s home office, which is located beneath his townhome in what used to be a wine cellar. 
Talese now decorates it with collages of his stories and keeps a wide assortment of files and notes from each piece and story he’s worked on — going back decades. 
What amused me greatly was to see how Talese takes his notes. As a former journalism student, I’m always fascinated how journalists take notes as there’s no one “right” way to do it. Talese’s method works for him and I think it’s pretty cool. 
Other great videos featuring Gay Talese:
Put This On, S1E7 - “Personal Style”
Big Think interview with Gay Talese
Jake Davis Test Shots: Gay Talese
Men.Style.com visit to Gay Talese’s home
Gilt MANual: Tour of Gay Talese’s hat closet
An Evening with Gay Talese
G.Q. Style Sages: Gay Talese
Vine Talk: Gay Talese on wine culture

Gay Talese’s underground writing bunker — The New Yorker has a short video feature on journalist Gay Talese’s home office, which is located beneath his townhome in what used to be a wine cellar. 

Talese now decorates it with collages of his stories and keeps a wide assortment of files and notes from each piece and story he’s worked on — going back decades. 

What amused me greatly was to see how Talese takes his notes. As a former journalism student, I’m always fascinated how journalists take notes as there’s no one “right” way to do it. Talese’s method works for him and I think it’s pretty cool. 

Other great videos featuring Gay Talese:

30
Sep

nickelsonwooster:

Hats.

parkandbond:

Tyler and Josh speak to the legendary Gay Talese about hats over at the MANual.

Gay Talese talking about hats? *thumbs up*

Also, I gotta start knocking down some walls to install a hat closet.

29
Jul

You guys, Gay Talese owns around 150 suits

Seriously though, it’s a really good read to learn what Talese thinks about men’s style and clothing.

(Via putthison)

25
Jul

putthison:

Put This On Episode 7: Personal Style

Episode seven of Put This On explores personal style - elegant, quirky, distinctive and everywhere in between.

Field correspondent Dave Hill visits the annual meeting of the Corduroy Appreciation Club, held each year on 11/11, the date which most resembles corduroy.

Then Roxana Altimirano brings a new Nerd Boyfriend segment, with an investigation of an icon of eccentric style, Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 of Outkast.

Plus: a conversation with one of the world’s most elegant men, Gay Talese. He’s not just one of America’s most celebrated magazine writers and the man who invented the contemporary magazine profile. He’s also one of the best-dressed men in the world, the son of an immigrant tailor who imbued in his progeny a love of fine clothing. Besides that, he’s got his own lapel shape!

Stay tuned to putthison.com for more information about season two. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring season two, email us at contact@putthison.com.

Directed by Adam Lisagor

Editing & Second Camera by Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Hosted & Written by Jesse Thorn

Featuring Dave Hill & Roxana Altimirano

iTunes / Vimeo / YouTube

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I can’t honestly think of a better season closer interview than Gay Talese.

(Can someone please hit this up with a #menswear tag?)

24
Jan

Gay Talese on his personal style — Well blogged and seen already, but always refreshing to watch. (Via MenDotStyle)

24
Jan
24
Jan
Gay Talese is definitely one of my favorite style icons. One thing I’ve noticed while searching for photos of him is how he’s definitely found a few things that work for him that’s in nearly every outfit he wears. For one, he goes for some rackishly-large lapels, definitely a throwback. Perhaps it’s his age and confidence that allows him to wear something that’s currently “off trend,” but you could never look at Talese and think he’s unstylish or being overly bold — at least in my opinion. He always looks at complete ease in his clothes, the fabric moving with him naturally. He has no pretense of looking as if he’s stepped out of a photoshoot for a lookbook, nor does he seem unconcerned with his appearance. What’s interesting to me is that I can’t picture him anywhere and think he’d be overdressed — even in the most casual of situations. He is the guy in the suit, but he’s not imposing any sort of uncomfortableness around him because he’s so much at ease.
(Photo via Isaac Hernandez)

Gay Talese is definitely one of my favorite style icons. One thing I’ve noticed while searching for photos of him is how he’s definitely found a few things that work for him that’s in nearly every outfit he wears. For one, he goes for some rackishly-large lapels, definitely a throwback. Perhaps it’s his age and confidence that allows him to wear something that’s currently “off trend,” but you could never look at Talese and think he’s unstylish or being overly bold — at least in my opinion. He always looks at complete ease in his clothes, the fabric moving with him naturally. He has no pretense of looking as if he’s stepped out of a photoshoot for a lookbook, nor does he seem unconcerned with his appearance. What’s interesting to me is that I can’t picture him anywhere and think he’d be overdressed — even in the most casual of situations. He is the guy in the suit, but he’s not imposing any sort of uncomfortableness around him because he’s so much at ease.

(Photo via Isaac Hernandez)

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A menswear blog on finding your personal style, written by Kiyoshi Martinez.

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