Just Shoot Me

image_1454293.jpgOne 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:

More...Pretty in pink:

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A butterfly dandy:

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Gettin’ down with his homies:

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The quintessential double shoot:

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10 Responses to “Just Shoot Me”

  1. Christian Says:

    Remember that car-crash sound effect in the “Changing of the Guard” video? Nick not only damn near broke the site posting this story, he almost destroyed the entire Internet.

  2. joe Says:

    Is it just me or does this guy look like he’s hissing at someone?

    -J.

    P.S. If I had to guess, he’s hissing at whoever the Hell took his pocket squares.

  3. JamesT Says:

    He reminds me of a slightly melted wax figure.

    …Perhaps Conan O’Brien left out in the sun?

  4. joe Says:

    Liberace/Conan love child.

    -J.

  5. robert winsboro Says:

    Is it a smile or a pained expression?

  6. joe Says:

    I think in his case, the former is the latter.

    -J.

  7. JES Says:

    Always the left hand over the right, in exactly the same position…the more you look at it, the weirder it gets…

  8. M Says:

    Maybe he’s just showing off the watch. In any case, I do very much like the Palm Beach / Palm Springs look of the second pic down.

    M

  9. Incroyable Says:

    His posture is interesting in that it was also the favored pose of Roy Halston with the arm business.

    However, the feyness he radiates is classic “Boys in the Band” era wealthy friend of Dorothy. One imagines him trading acerbic puns with Beatniks and a slightly decadent socialite.

  10. DavidPatrickBoring Says:

    haha i cant believe i just found this! i thought i was the only one who wretched at his queeny hairdo and ‘oh life is beautiful and i’m so Greta Garbo’ smile

    let’s face it..he’s a relic of the passed by gay old queen set

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