Details Magazine: Look for Less

January 19, 2012

For our second guest post for Details Magazine, we decided to look back on a few great films of 2011. It’s the look for less: the idea of taking something that styling crews shelled out hundreds for and recreating it for pennies on the dollar. This isn’t necessarily dress-up; it’s just a little inspiration.

A common thread amongst the films was one man. Ryan Gosling. Enter the Gos.
Okay, he couldn’t make it for the shoot. So, I rolled out of bed and stepped in.

With the deadline approaching, we phoned our main man, Anthony Barlich, to make shit happen.
And he did. See for yourself:

Drive: Badass leather jacket, driving gloves and a ratty, old henley. You’ve got those, now make it happen.

(Special thanks to Wicker Park for being a dirty dive.)

On Jeff: Dark wash slim-straight, mid-rise “Max” jean (sale) by Acne; grey henley from Seth‘s closet; thrifted grey moto-style jacket with padding ($40) from Rad Vintage; silver-framed aviators from Mallory‘s purse; off-white “James” wingtip (end-of-season sale $100) by Frye; last-minute fingerless leather driving gloves ($10) from Urban Outfitters; vintage sterling silver “Southwest” inspired cuff ($10); skinny railroad spike cuff ($50) from Giles & Brothers.

Crazy, Stupid Love: Sharp suits, coy attitude, mixed drinks, beautiful women and The Bedford.
(Special thanks to The Bedford Chicago for letting us shoot in your amazing space.)



On Jeff: two-button, notch-collar midnight smart suit (on sale $300) by A.P.C.; slim-fit, mini-check button-down shirting (sale $50) by Scotch & Soda; thrifted woven leather belt ($2); laceless brown “Lexington” wingtips (Nordstrom Rack, $50) by Florsheim.

Ides of March: Politics, schmolitics. Dirty scandals, clean looks. Keep it secret, keep it safe. I also don’t own a grey suit, so you gotta make do with what you have.



(Special thanks to Chicago for being beautiful at sunset)

On Jeff: Grey trench courtesy of Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection; thrifted wool scarf ($10) by Pendleton; shrunken charcoal sportcoat (sale at Halls for $260) by Bill Tornade; high-waisted charcoal trousers ($60) by American Apparel; short-sleeved white button shirt (end of the season sale $40) by rag & bone; gifted silk tie by rag & bone; thrifted patent leather penny loafers ($5) by Allen Edmonds; tortoise shell sunglasses from Mallory‘s trunk. 

Once again, Major eProps to Anthony for the photography for this project with Details. Also, a big bear hug to Mallory for being the lighting queen. She can hold a light longer than one of those schmucks on Survivor standing on a totem pole for a piece of chocolate.

Seriously, y’all. Anthony makes it happen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02348786536365897354 Mme Dos Rombos

    Ahh, que bellos!
    Nat.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00165257615168669558 Seth J. Putnam

    @Nat: Muchisimas gracias por tu comentario. Que barbaro que estás leyendo en Uruguay!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09640598620558176438 Caleb

    Love that you guys are contributing to Details now. Keep repping the Midwest.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13725606568890507062 Blake

    Great stuff guys! Nothing beats taking inspiration from the Gos. Congrats on Details!
    http://21stcenturygent.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01021595268854155569 Matt Graham

    Definitely would have gone with Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl and Remember the Titans.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08108800884567167345 Jin

    Love all the looks! Show them we got guys with style here in the midwest!

    http://www.jinsphotoblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04641370679763351914 Bianca

    where have you guys been all my life! YOU BLOG IS AMAZE!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14193397528743710979 Terryl

    amazing. all of it. i’m dying over the biker look.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14169934945628133136 Funmilayo

    I love the photos and the clothes :)


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