This is just a little note on the blog 'The Sartorialist', its basically a blog where the editor travels the world and takes pictures of fashion savvy people. I have selected some images from the blog from over the last year that I feel are a mix of fashion forward thinking and classic style
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Ok, so this is all about woman wearing Dr. Marten boots, I mean why do they wear them? I continually see these so called style icons for woman wearing these boots and I cannot understand why? It really gives a lesbian art student edge to the look I guess and if that is what they are going for then I guess they have nailed it.
I am not saying that people should not buy Dr. Martens, they are a cool brand who know exactly what they are doing and who they are aiming at. My issue is why girls in their 20’s are wearing these boots? Do they believe they are being trendsetters? Because if everyone is wearing them then you are not a trend setter rather a follower. So can it be to look sexy? Well surly not, I mean the only people attracted to that are either girls who like other girls or men who consider themselves skinheads.
My advice is bin the boots if you want look stylish or sexy or cool or well not like a soap dodger. Maybe you are an art student and pink DM’s help you fit in or maybe you idolise Agyness Deyn and believe I am talking total sh*t, either way if you have an opinion please let me know.
Friday, 10 December 2010
Marni is not the newest brand in the world, it’s been around since 1994, yet it has emerged these last few seasons as a real force within men’s fashion and is creating a look which is really being taken on by all ages.
The A/W 10 and S/S 11 collections have focused on unusual colours like reds and mustards, with boxy tailored cuts the brand is beginning to define a look that others including the high street are trying to follow
Marni may not be everybody's cup of tea as it s possible to argue that the shoes look slightly orthopedic and the look a little school boy in his dads clothing, but if worn in the right way it can really look great. My advise is to try a piece 1st and see how it works for you
Saturday, 4 December 2010
I have recently started to realise that all the people thought of as icons are over 40 and the new breed of so called icons are I think weak at best. I am talking about guys that other guys look to as setting the standard, whether in lifestyle, fashion or just a way of being. Of course there are the classics, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Keith Richards, the Rat Pack, Marlon Brando, David Bowie, Clint Eastwood the list goes on, these are great examples of Iconic men from yesteryear which always had a style and swagger about them that made them the pinnacle of coolness,
|YOUNG MARLON BRANDO|
My worry is that after Johnny Depp moves on to being less active there is no one set to carry on they work of their predecessors. I am talking about men who have their own style, get drunk, take more drugs then humanly possible, womanise and basically just have a great time while still be great and their chosen profession. Lets go through the possibilities.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Jamie Redknapp is the unsung king of cool casual modern day cool, we have all seen him in his slightly too crotch grabbing shiny suit on sky sports, yet what most people don’t see is that the man knows how to dress outside of the studio.
|Dolce hoody, PRPS jeans, Balenciaga high tops|
Although there is no denying that David Beckham is probably the king of fashion forward British men there is also no denying that when it comes to off duty cool few do it better then Jamie Redknapp. He may not be the biggest risk taker out there but instead fuses very expensive high end key pieces in his own way without ever looking like a fashion victim.
LouisVuitton Scarf, Balenciaga High Tops
I know this has been being done for a while now but I love the new wave of thinking that sweatpants as an acceptable form of going out attire. I am not saying we should ditch the jean or chinos completely but maybe they can get a rest for a while as a nice pair of tapered sweatpants paired with boot, high-tops or brogues can make a smart outfit, which is ontrend and without a lot of fuss. Here are some cool money saving options
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Deep v necks amongst modern men are riff, yet the question is, are they a fashion must or a fashion must not? That is a seriously hard question, on one hand you can look like a fashion forward thinking gent layering on top of it to give substance to a look or have your own sense of style and make the look your own. On the other hand you can just look like an x factor reject.