One of our favorite Internet presences is Mr. Geoffrey Bradfield of New York and Palm Beach. He is an interior designer, often photographed at swank social events presumably trying to drum up some new commissions. Whenever a camera is near he dons a forced smile that, we assume, he considers charming. We think that it makes him look as if he is sniffing offal.
Why does he deserve the attention of dandies? Well, like all dapper gents, Mr. Bradfield knows that when wearing a jacket you must show a quarter to one-half inch of shirt cuff from under the sleeve. Otherwise, you would look like you haven’t yet grown into your brother’s hand-me-down. It is Mr. Bradfield’s genius to have taken this commonplace to ridiculous lengths. He has mastered the art of what we have dubbed the double-shoot, a contortion he assumes for photographers. It is the ostentatious display of excessive shirtsleeve by unnaturally crossing one wrist over the other.
Herewith, some photos of Mr. Bradfield doing what he does best:
Pretty in pink:
A butterfly dandy:
Gettin’ down with his homies:
The quintessential double shoot: