The Hill-Side x Gitman Vintage x Oliver Peoples

When Emil Corsillo of The Hill-Side asked me to be one of the faces of his Spring look book, I made an executive decision and reached out to Chris Olberding, the mind behind Gitman Vintage, and Patrick Torres-Wright, the creative director of Mosley Tribes and the strongest foot soldier for Oliver Peoples. This was to be a collaborative shoot showing off some of my favorite clothes.

After reading in the New York Times about the demise of one of my favorite frames — and an all-around classic — OP’s O’Malley, I asked Patrick what the chances were of acquiring one of the last pairs around. He was gracious enough to provide me with a pair and with the following little tidbit: Oliver Peoples has released its entire vintage stock from the archives with vintage glass lenses. They’re available exclusively in the New York City store on Madison Ave. and at the original Oliver Peoples location on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.  Both locations have a great assortment of rare tortoise colors.

A Hill-Side tie made with vintage fabric found in a thrift store in Connecticut.

Jacket c/o Folk. Tie c/o Gitman Blue. Bicycle c/o Secret Forts. O’Malley frames c/o Oliver Peoples. Navy overdye chambray scarf c/o The Hill-Side.

Alongside Shaun Barneveld and James Wilson, Emil and I set out in my old stomping grounds, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and he went to work with a big old film camera. The shots you see here are tests he snapped with his digital.

The Hill-Side rail stripe chambray scarf. The chambray jacket is c/o Sunny Sports. Emil bought it at Douglas Fir in Los Angeles.

This is one of Emil’s vintage French work jackets. They call it a “bleu de travail” which means “work blues.” I nearly bought one the other day at Eleven. The jeans are two-year-old APCs and the belt is from my beloved Leather Man Ltd.

Thanks to Chris, Emil, and Patrick for providing the beautiful clothing. Thanks too to Shaun and James for a great day. For my take on The Hill-Side, read the profile I put together. For more of our fun day in Fort Greene, see Flickr.


  1. components of enthusiasm
    January 29, 2010

    max, great looks here man. props on the collab, definitely a good call on getting oliver peoples and gitman involved. are those apc’s new standards?

  2. wingtip blog
    January 29, 2010

    Great frames. Mostly envious of the Folk slicker though.

    What do you wear around your wrist?

  3. Chris M
    January 29, 2010

    All those looks are great. That vintage French work jacket is amazing. I hope the Hill-Side puts out more products in that selvedge hickory stripe next season.

  4. Sarah Reilly
    January 29, 2010

    A beautiful post Max. Those Oliver Peoples suit you perfectly. Btw, you’re way Hot.

  5. Nicolas Lazaro
    January 29, 2010

    Great outfit selections, Max. Nothing I wouldn’t love to wear myself and now I’m really looking forward to spring.

  6. Conor
    January 29, 2010

    Nice post Max. When are normal people going to be able to get our hands on the Hill-Side scarf?

  7. karen
    January 30, 2010

    so many great pieces! I’m still not sold on the chambray scarves although I think the Hill Side is doing a great job…

    I especially love the vintage fabric tie shown above. (For those of you who haven’t seen it in person, it’s a woven tweed-y fabric, not a print- BIG difference!) That as a print wouldn’t be so hot!

  8. David
    January 30, 2010

    Those are some nice frames. I was admiring similar ones that Stanley Tucci was wearing in “Julia & Julie” while watching it with the wife this week.

  9. James of Secret Forts
    January 31, 2010

    Really great day. The photos turned out equally wonderful. Saw the contact sheets the other day over at HQ Corsillo.
    Look forward to hanging when next you’re in NY.


  10. trip
    February 1, 2010

    As most everyone has mentioned, great frames. And they yellow jacket is pretty awesome. I like that it has snaps instead of a zipper.

  11. Paul
    February 1, 2010

    Nice look Max!!

  12. connie
    February 3, 2010

    Love the belt…

  13. J.C. Unitas
    February 3, 2010

    Love the jacket selection… the scarfs speak for themselves and the O.P. frames are great.

  14. Tim
    February 3, 2010

    Max, how did you get that kind of buckle on the leather man belt?

  15. hannah
    February 5, 2010

    that first look is so so good.

  16. joe b
    February 6, 2010

    Great looks Max,but they pale in comparison to the neo retro pleated baggy trousers you were spotted aporting in Chicago. Where can I get a pair?

  17. MR
    February 6, 2010


  18. M. Wastler
    February 7, 2010

    coe – They’re APC’s Hipsters.

    wingtip – I found some old friendship bracelets this summer and a leather strap my dad made. Each has a story. The cheapo Timex does not.

    Chris – I guarantee an ever-expanding line from The Hill-Side.

    Conor, The Hill-Side scarves are all available at Context.

    Karen – Try a scarf. Wash and dry it a bunch. You’ll get it.

    David – I have it on good authority Mr. Tucci’s frames are OP as well.

    JW – Agreed on all points.

    trip – Look again. Snaps and zips, and a hidden photo blue hood. So cool. Folk is great.

    Tim – Call Jeffers at Leather Man Ltd. Tell him all plaidout sent you.

    Mr. B – Those pleats come C/O the company you oversee. Shouldn’t be too hard to nab a pair.

  19. Matt
    February 13, 2010

    Great look — just checked out leather man ltd – I have to have that belt. Did you add the buckle yourself? Couldn’t find it in current offerings. Thanks!

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