Who: Comedian Seaton Smith, 28
Where: A Chinatown studio for a Brightest Young Things photo shoot
What brings you here today? “I work with BYT a lot. We do monthly shows called ‘Family Hemerlein,’ where my friend [musician] Matthew Hemerlein and I host a comedy/music show. He does the music, and I do the comedy.”
Is anything in this outfit secondhand? “This military canvas belt was $1. This is a vintage cardigan. I have a checkered shirt, also vintage—no idea where I got it. The glasses are from some consignment shop. Also a vintage jacket.”
Your jacket fits really well for vintage. “I have no idea why it fits so well. I was so happy because I specifically told myself, ‘I need myself a tweed jacket.’ Very rarely do you have a want in a thrift store and have it immediately achieved.”
Do you have a strategy for shopping vintage? “This is all luck. This is eight years of thrift-store shopping. Sometimes you get lucky.”
Brooke says: I was participating in a photo shoot, and this man’s dandy style caught my eye. I love the mixture of fall colors and textures with the pop of blue in his gingham shirt.