Top chef Greg Baxtrom has worked in many a high class eatery. Not only has he cooked in the kitchens of three of top restaurants in the country: Alinea, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Per Se, but he is also known for being comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s former personal chef. Most recently he has gone out on his own and opened Prospect Heights eatery Olmstead.
The 31-year-old recently dished to Racked about his sartorial style. At 6’4″ with a size 14 shoe, looking as good as his food tastes can be a challenge.
Some of the tastiest interview tidbits include: “I became aware that I wear too many graphic tees with Transformers on them.” “I don’t want to be the guy who’s wearing snow caps indoors.” And “If I could afford to wear John Varvatos all the time, I would.”
Unlike Seinfeld’s sitcom bff George Costanza who famously said he wanted to be “ensconced in velvet”, Baxtrom — after purchasing a $500 white cashmere hoodie from Vince — opted to buy a whole cashmere ensemble. While he is a bit afraid to wear it outside, he instead says he opts to wear it on the couch because it is so comfortable. “The best deal I’ve ever gotten is probably those cashmere pants. I wore them this morning, and I slept in them.”
It’s no surprise, really, because — with another nod to a George-centric Seinfeld episode — “Who doesn’t like cashmere?”
While his closet contains a plethora of “plaid or flannel shirts that were the colors of Power Rangers,” thankfully it doesn’t appear to contain any puffy shirts.