My friend Casey Bickley has a unique sense of style and an even more unique story to go along with it.
He was born in Texas, attended boarding school in Minnesta on a hockey scholarship, played varsity at West Point and spent five years in the army before leaving his duties as a captain to pursue his true passion; fashion & style.
With plenty of alpha-male experience under his belt, Casey is now expressing years of pent-up talent and creativity as the newest member of the styling team at Michael Andrews Bespoke.
I love meeting masculine guys, from different backgrounds and walks of life, who are expressing their interest for fashion and style. In my opinion, Casey (hockey player -> soldier -> stylist) and I (farmboy -> basketball player -> blogger) are just two examples of a new generation of fashion-conscious “guy’s guys”.
Here, Casey shows us how he gets down in NYC’s East Village.
1. Tailored ToughGuy
What I love most about Casey’s style:
1. He only buys quality pieces that will last the test of time, and wears the hell out of them.
2. He combines classic menswear elements with slightly more forward silhouettes and proportions.
3. He doesn’t give a f*ck what anybody thinks. He wears what he likes and is 100% confident in it.
He understands that well-made outerwear, like every coat in this post, is always a good investment. The design should be classic, the construction should be strong and the fabric should be sleek since you’ll be wearing it often, hopefully for decades to come.
“Now that I work in mens custom clothing, I like to experiment with bolder suiting fabrics. I typically pair a louder pattern with more muted shirts and ties.”
- Light grey flannel three piece suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Black toggle coat by Surface to Air
- Black brogues by Scarpe di Bianco