Recently I came across pictures on the internet of Ed Westwick filming the new season of Gossip Girl in Paris carrying what may or may not become the new 'manbag': the cane. I have of course realised that it may not be an accessory at all, more of a prop (as remember he went down in the series finale of Season 3 in that extremely fake shooting scene), but I like to think that Chuck is taking his modern day Beau Brummel look to the next level. A cane is the perfect accessory for Chuck's character as he is debonair, prone to evil and also sort of kinky. Personally, I am loving the cane: there is something intrinsically masculine and old-school about it. The trick for modern dandies is not looking too pretentious or like a school history teacher. I truly believe that the cane would in fact make the ideal accessory for the Dior Homme coat/capes so Chuck Bass, please take note because I am deeply upset by this black trousers/white shirt/waistcoat ensemble in the bottom picture. It looks like when Dan Humphrey had to be a 'cater waiter' at Eleanor Waldorf's Seder. Quelle horreur!