Our fulsome coverage of the New York Auto Show will be spilling out over the next couple weeks, and to kick things off, we bring you a little sartorial amuse-bouche.
Brian Mazza in a bespoke flannel suit at the Porsche party
We’ll begin with the best-dressed gents we encountered during a very hectic few days, who stood out in a sea of mainly shabbily attired professional automotive journalists, a genus not known for its nattiness.
Our man of the hour here is in fact not a journalist at all, which perhaps accounts for his sprezzatura to spare.
Windsor Custom; click to enlarge
Behold Brian Mazza, director of hospitality for the Paige Management Group, which artfully and innovatively combines both fine-dining establishments and a custom tailoring shop.
A suit from his by-appointment-only Windsor Custom boutique
Mr. Mazza was wearing a killer spring weight flannel suit from his by-appointment-only Windsor Custom boutique complete with elbow patches and contrasting throat latch, the marks of a true dandy.
(Side note: why did no one think of this before?)
No. 21 Martini Racing Porsche 917 LH; click to enlarge (© Jared Paul Stern for DRIVEN)
The No. 21 Martini Racing 917 LH from the Porsche Museum
In their competition livery, the cars were as well turned out as our bespoke buddy here…
- Posted April 06, 2012
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- Jared Paul Stern for DRIVEN