Don't worry, there won't be flannel, or rather, there won't be much flannel.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Sartorialist

This guy is an amazing photographer. Just check out his blog, The Sartorialist. You have to. Do it. 
He takes pictures of not only noteworthy people in the fashion industry but also people on the street who's style catches his eye. Yes, the streets he is roaming over happen to include fashion capitals of the world, New York City, Milan, Florence, whole worlds removed from the great U.P. Still, check it out. The pictures are beautiful, the fashion amazing. Many of the looks I think are completely replicable for the more subdued streets of the Yoop, with the exception of the runway photos. 

I hate to use the word "replicable." The pictures are more for inspiration, an art form to move you to try and think something different. Getting dressed for me can be art. I know, that sounds like a stupid statement. Hello, we all have to get dressed, whats the big deal? Putting an outfit together for me is a creative outlet. With every piece of clothing you don, it says something about you. Putting together an outfit for me is like writing a beautiful sentence. It flows well together, it has a quality about it, a hum, a sigh, a bar of music that can be so utterly perfect...Getting too abstract here. But this photographer has it, in the most perfect of ways, the ability to put that little piece of art, creativity, beauty into something concrete. And I try to do that with clothes now. I may not achieve quite the effect that he catches on his worldly streets, but it certainly is fun.

And if you are reading this and think "artsy fartsy" you belong in the inner circles of hell. 

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