Peter Meckel is a buyer for Barneys New York and a one-time fashion blogger with a penchant for classic, everyman menswear and a knack for putting things together in an unexpected way. I was drawn to the subtly novel and thought-provoking ways he wears otherwise normal items of clothing, almost as an antidote to the faltering normcore trend—the prevalence of layering ill-fitting over unflattering, or worse, the cheap styling trick of putting Birkenstocks on an outfit and calling it progressive has all become disconcerting. “I prefer dressing for day than night, because I like to be subtle – with a small detail making the outfit different or my own,” says Peter. On his brief flirtation with fashion blogging, he recalls, “I felt very exposed and unprotected, but excited, too, because I felt it was very true to myself. It was exhausting and at times I wasn’t sure what I was doing it for.” Settled and geared towards years of growth in the numbers-driven field of fashion buying, Peter manages to do one thing many of today’s bloggers only aspire to do, which is to inspire someone to think about clothes.