Artist Tim Bavington’s Mod-Punk Style

Photo by Tomas Muscionico

Photo by Tomas Muscionico


Age: 43

Career: Artist, Tim Bavington Studio

Style icon: The Modfather, Paul Weller, for his “self-expression and individualism.”

What He’s Wearing Now: Paul Smith Gents woven cotton shirt, silk tie, straight-fit jeans and Rabbit trainers from the Paul Smith boutique in Crystals at CityCenter.

Hair: by Globe Salon

A product of 1970s London, during its mod revival and the advent of punk rock, Tim’s personal style is a combination of both. The evidence is scrawled on his chest when he wears his favorite T-shirt emblazoned with a Sex Pistols’ album cover. His mod sensibility comes across in his paintings, inspired partly by his favorite designer, Paul Smith, and the clothier’s striped shopping bag, circa 1987.

Suggested Next Read

Tied and fit: men’s accessories

Fashion Rx

Tied and fit: men’s accessories

During our last brief (Feb. 4), we covered wardrobe building blocks, style basics and some fit guidelines. Keep those in mind as we begin to navigate the minefield of men’s accessories, which can be tricky. It is best to use the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach when it comes to selecting your hardware. Remember, less is more—unless we’re talking style, in which case more is definitely more.