As you all probably already know, I really don’t like posting photos of myself on this site. I’ve never wanted this to be a personal style blog, simply because I don’t think I really have that much personal style. But this week my friend Chris Fenimore kindly asked for me to participate in his “In Media Res” series in which he shoots someone for five days. Normally, I’d have turned the offer down, but as I’ll explain below, I figured this week was a bit of a milestone, and so I might as well record it in some way. And yes, please ignore my crooked smirks and bleary eyes, I am truly bad at this sort of thing.
Monday: I think that designers and publications alike tend to focus too much on color. Color in my opinion should always be secondary to texture. I would rather wear the same three colors everyday and riff on textures than try to worry about working in a whole mess of colors just for the sake of it. The washed Double Breasted on top of washed denim look is one of my all time favorites. It reminds me of all the ex urbanites that flee to the southwest and end up with these wild wardrobes that area blend of a lifetime’s worth of different styles.
I’d like to introduce all of you to the first episode of The Menswear House Podcast, featuring Jeff Hilliard, Kyle Christensen and myself. It’s been quite some time since anyone has really pushed the boundaries in menswear commentary, so the three decided to get together and try out a new, more free flowing platform to stretch beyond the reblog culture that seems to dominate right now. So I hope you enjoy the show, and be sure to follow The Menswear House on Tumblr and Twitter, and don’t hesitate to shoot us an email with any questions or comments.
It began with globes. Then it was maps. Then it was antique collectibles from the World’s Fair, and from there it was just about anything they could get their hands on. All my life, my parents have been collectors, amassing everything from a golf course windmill, to “Buildings of Disaster,” to bank giveaways from the midcentury, to folk art from around the world. Today, my Dad’s office is a shrine to a life spent collecting – a personal museum fit for a museum designer.
All credit for this post is due to James Wilson, also known as Mr. Secret Forts because his Out/About/Here/There cel phone image roundups have always been some of my favorite posts out there (no pun intended), and quite frankly I always wanted to rip the idea off. So, I decided to gather about six months worth of photos off of my phone (until half a year ago my phone camera was broken so I could barely even take a photo), many of which have already popped up on my instagram, but I figured I should put them all in one place, for the sake of posterity. Enjoy.
I finally got my film processed from New York Fashion Week, so here are my photos from the inside last week.
This past Friday night, I was out at a bar with a few close friends, who happen to also share my interest in menswear, when we found ourselves caught up in the inevitable conversational boomerang that seems to arise every time we get together. Our discussions always start out the same way, on some obscure topic of men’s style that only we would be nerdy enough to actually debate, then it deviates (often intentionally) towards something else to break up the monotony, before arriving back at yet another point regarding the intricacies of our shared interest.
This past Monday, in advance of this year’s (capsule) trade show, I had the pleasure of joining my good friends photographer Liam Goslett and stylist James Jean down at Basketball City to shoot the Capturing Capsule look book. As brands arrived and unpacked, James and Liam, along with models Patrick Rood and Patrick Dery, braved the cold to create a series of looks inspired by the work of photographer Gavin Watson, using some of the best pieces from the scores of brands that showed at (capsule) this season. Thanks to an incredibly gracious offer by Liam, I was on hand to capture B-roll of the shoot and so here’s a look behind the scenes of Capturing Capsule.