I find ostentatious, posed shots on fashion blogs annoying. Nothing will make me click an escape faster than a pastel-clad “model” that is casually leaping into the air. This doesn’t happen in my neighborhood. This isn’t the Mary Tyler Moore show. None of us would have been fodder for Herb Ritz’s lens and I don’t want to give the impression that these pictures are anything more than what they appear to be. This is a simple shot of me snapped in transit to the British Library. I am not about to do a soft-shoe routine. London is a great place to experiment with different looks because no matter how you choose to dress, you won’t draw disparaging looks from passers-by. Today I am wearing a dark-wash pair of seven jeans, a cool tie that I found at the paul smith sample sale and my well-traveled onitsuka tiger sneakers and wayfarers. It’s a very simple style. The tie jazzes up the oufit, and if you look at the detail shots you will see why. Not bad for a piece that was less than $20.
Zoom on this picture and check out the detailing. Notice the phases of the moon in the pink ring surrounding the moon and stars in night sky.
If you haven’t been to London, one of the nice things about this city is the ubiquity of public parks. They make the grime and air pollution almost bearable.
(Banana Republic shirt, Seven Floyd jeans, Paul Smith British Collection tie, Gap belt, Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 sneakers, Ray-Ban Wayfarers)