Nick Wooster is a Manhattan based men’s fashion consultant, and one of my personal style icons – I don’t think I have seen anybody look tougher and more masculine in contemporary tailored clothing.
Labeled by GQ as an ““Internet Superstar Fashion Director”, Wooster’s veteran fashion career began at Barney’s New York as a buyer and then onto the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and John Bartlett where he became President. Most recently he held the title of Men’s Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
In May of 2005, Nick began the successful Wooster Consultancy and has since worked with clients such as as Thom Browne, Mac Cosmetics, Chaiken Clothing, and most recently, Gilt Groupe.
Today, Nick has become a fashion icon and internet phenomenon where his unparalleled take on tailored menswear graces the pages of just about every men’s fashion blog.
A couple weeks ago we visited Nick near his Westside apartment to meet the man behind all those awesome photos, chat about the industry and the pros (and cons) of internet fashion stardom, and yes, take more pictures of him.
Here, Nick gives us a little insight behind what he’s into this summer.
1. Tailored Camo
“The last time I wore this jacket was when I was photographed in it…so it seemed like a good way to start. I love the idea of subverting a beautifully tailored jacket in camo. The fabric and fit are supreme, and I love the idea of a matching jacket and tie.”
Bonus Tip: Once you have the essentials (like fit, color coordination, confidence, etc) mastered, then you can become a man of great detail. I’m talking about things like a bandana as a pocket square, cargo shorts with a jacket and tie, a military inspired belt paired with camo, mismatched captoe/wingtip brogues, and an old school mustache curl to coincide with the unbuttoned collar point curl. As you can see, the man is no rookie.
- Camo jacket by Michael Bastian
- Camo tie by Michael Bastian
- Blue oxford cloth shirt by Thom Browne
- Silver tie bar by Thom Browne
- Tan cargo shorts by +J Uniqlo
- Red bandana pocket square picked up at Nepenthes NY
- Khaki canvas military belt by JCrew
- Mismatched brogue shoes by Trickers x Engineered Garments
- Gold reflective aviators by Ray Ban