We have previously noted that Michael Bastian is one of our absolute favorite designers, but besides knowing he was former Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman and that he made some of the finest menswear, we really had no idea what he was all about. He keeps relatively low-profile, which is a good thing when all the high-concept designers parade their lavish clothes everywhere they go. The New York Times Style Section did an awesome article on him that hit newsstands today. He started out in advertising and took the job at Bergdorf without knowing a lick about men’s fashion, and now he has one of the most respected brands in fashion (with materials produced by Brunello Cucinelli–extra points). But still he is low-key and admits he hates how much his clothes cost. He also hasn’t fallen into designing for the hipster build, 6 foot 2 and 150lbs. His clothes are trim, but he doesn’t approve of skinny jeans. He designs his clothing for real men. Even if you can’t afford his clothing, take a look at the article, it shows you that all the guys in fashion aren’t flamboyant hipsters. Read the article here.