One of the Victorian era’s greatest gifts to style was the art of speaking in code. Flowers, jewelry, calling cards and fans all possessed a rich language that could communicate volumes to the person who knew how to read them. In 2009, our metrosexual’s wardrobe whispers secret messages through his accessories: his simple, masculine belt speaks of inner strength and confidence; a suspender left to dangle suggests he may play coy when cornered; a fedora and open vest may signal that the wearer is playful and comfortable with experimentation. However, any suitor would do well to be cautious—his black leather adornments imply one should not play him for a fool.
Produced by Mike Hnida
Hair & Make-up by Adam Lang
Photography by Mike Hnida, Lavender Studios
Introduction by Heidi Fellner
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