Jacob Gordon’s voice stood out first, before his style: as my former colleague at Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, he was the host of TreeHugger Radio where he engaged with numerous notable figures on pressing environmental issues—with a quality radio voice to boot!
Take one look at his mini bio pic and you’ll see he is a sharp dresser. What can I say? It was a fashion crush from far sight.
Thanks to TreeHugger’s remote office, we didn’t meet in the flesh until he moved to my ‘hood in Brooklyn, where my suspicions were confirmed: Jacob’s style is classic, polished, and put-together (all of the time, not just on occasion).
So without further adieu, here’s Jacob on his style (the story is all in the details):
I’m wearing my favorite leather jacket, which is tattered nearly to oblivion at this point.
I bought it vintage on eBay a few years ago and it may be made of horse hide. I’ve had it relined and patched up as best I can but this horse is probably almost ready to be put down.
The boots I bought on eBay as well; they’re just simple Justin cowboy boots but I’ve worn these dogs for countless hours on honky tonk stages across Nashville and they’ve never let me down (though I’ve had the soles replaced a couple times).
The necktie, one of those short square-on-the-bottom numbers, is vintage from a little shop in Nashville called The Hip Zipper.
The belt is one of my favorite possessions. It’s made by an eccentric Nashvillian leather smith named Colonel Littleton who based his unique–and patented–No. 5 belt design on civil war rifle straps, or so they say.
The vest is from Imogene and Willie, a Nashville brand that does primarily high-quality American sewn denim.
This simple wool hunting vest could probably stop a slow-moving bullet, and when it came in the mail there was an oatmeal raisin cookie in the box.
The jeans are J Crew selvedge denim; nothing exciting but they fit great and last a long time and stay nice and dark (though I don’t wash them much).
Can’t get enough of Jacob? Follow his work at Artiphon, where he is Director of Marketing, or his musings on smiles, and more, on his Tumblr. Or, you can catch him via his clever tweets at @Jacob_Gordon.
Photo: Emma Grady
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This post is part of an ongoing series, “Something Old, Something New,” that looks at how people with amazing personal style incorporate vintage and heirloom pieces into their everyday wardrobes. Through a series of personal anecdotes and images, Emma shares “the story behind the style”, proving that, when it comes to dressing, there’s more than meets the eye. Read more stories, here.
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