The clock strikes twelve and the curtain closes on an evening of Jazz and Burlesque at Macao Trading Company. Crowds of well dressed revelers thin and disappear into the night leaving a few late night stragglers to nurse their cocktails or savor that final bite of cake. A bandleader and burlesque beauty seek solitude amidst the dimming lights and fading footsteps. Their figures illuminated by the votives, a photographer captures them in repose. – Dandy Wellington. @dandywellington
Photography by Jane Kratochvil
Subject: Raquel Reed and Dandy Wellington
Dandy Wellington: Jacket: Against Nature Bespoke, Bowtie: Seigo Neckwear, Cufflinks: Brian Wood
Hat, Pants and Shoes: Vintage
Raquel Reed: Corset: Sweet Carousel Corsets, Gown: Varla Va Voom
Years ago, when I decided that bow ties should be added to my already extensive neckwear collection, it was difficult to decide where I should make my first purchase. There are many different kinds of bow ties, all reminiscent of very specific people, time periods and cultures. Though I have an affinity for dressing period specific I am a modern Dandy, so I had to do it my way. So for a unique take on a classic piece of menswear, I went to SEIGO. Created by Japanese designer Seigo Katsuragawa, this brand has everything a true sartorialist needs to adorn his garments. The variety of ties, bow ties, pocket squares, handkerchiefs, umbrellas and other accoutrement are almost overwhelming, yet quite satisfying when you find that perfect addition to your collection. So, if you need some neckwear inspiration visit one of Seigo’s Location in Manhattan.
1248 Madison Avenue(btw 89th & 90th).
762 Third Avenue(47th).
1034 Lexington Avenue(73rd & 74Th)
I recently went to the third avenue location for a bit of nostalgia, here’s a look: