JOSEPH, ART DIRECTOR
“They say you have to learn the rules before breaking them. It’s a cliché, but I think it’s pretty true. I got interested in clothes when I was a teenager. I’d go to thrift stores and pick out suits to try and look like Gary Cooper or Humphrey Bogart. That’s when I learned the importance of knowing your size, respecting certain proportions and choosing the right finishings, depending on the style, with two or three buttons and with wide or narrow lapels. I don’t wear suits anymore, but this basic knowledge still informs my style.“
I found this sleeveless puffer jacket on eBay– it dates back to the 1960s. A good sleeveless puffer is vital for a spring wardrobe.
I wear this belt bag by Tom Sachs every day. It holds everything I need: my phone, wallet, keys, a pen and a notepad.
This cap is by Western Hydrodynamic Research, a brand based in Newport Beach. I really like it because it’s comfortable and makes me think of the beach and the ocean. I’m from Sydney, Australia, and I like this reminder of home.
An old parka from the 40’s made from military fabrics. My favorite piece of outerwear.
I have a lot of vintage jeans from the ’50’s and ’60’s, but these Visvim jeans are my every-day go-tos. They can stand up to anything.
I bought these Nike ACG Mountain Flys after a long search for the right shoe. They’re super comfortable, and I even run in them when it rains because the Gore-Tex keeps my feet totally dry.