Alton Brown: Cutthroat Kitchen
If you have been following SbN, it is no secret that Alton Brown is one of my sartorial inspirations. I refer to him again-and-again because he just gets this whole menswear thing. Unlike any host on TV, Alton understand how a suit is supposed to fit and nails all the rest of the details. Since the start of his new show Cutthroat Kitchen, nothing has changed.
Cutthroat Kitchen has a bit of a “darker” tone than the other shows Mr. Brown hosts so he sports a most darker toned look each show: blues, blacks, grays, blacks. It makes sense for the show, but he takes it up a notch by, once again, nailing the details. What separates Alton from any host on TV is that he doesn’t allow himself to be dressed in an overly-slim suit with skinny lapels and a skinny tie. He always rocks the right proportions with a menswear-approved lapel width, equally proportionate tie (or lack thereof), and always shows a bit of himself with the unkempt pocket square and signature frames. I cannot believe that Alton is dressed by anyone but himself, and if so, he probably has 99.9% say in what he wears because if not he would look like the rest of the hosts on the Food Network, which wouldn’t be the best case scenario.
Alton Brown will always be somewhat of a style icon to me because of his consistency and the hint of sprezz (I mean look at the unbutton jacket sleeves and nonchalance of his PS), but more than that, he has always been responsive and supportive of my blog. I appreciate that from someone of his stature.
Alton Brown is just an all-around awesome guy.