Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tying it up...Cambridge
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The Great Trench...Boston Medical Center
The Great Trench...Harvard Square, Cambridge
A lesson in the origin of the trench coat according to Wikipedia.
"The trench coat was developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War. The trench coat was created by Thomas Burberry, the inventor of gabardine fabric, who submitted a design for an army officer's raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901.....
During the First World War, the design of the trenchcoat was modified to include shoulder straps and D-rings. This latter pattern was dubbed "trench coat" by the soldiers in the front line. Many veterans returning to civilian life kept the coats that became fashionable for both men and women.....
A typical trench coat by this period was a ten-buttoned, double-breasted long coat made with tan, khaki, beige, or black fabric. Trench coats often have cuff straps on the raglan sleeves, shoulder straps and a belt. The trench coat was typically worn as a windbreaker or as a rain jacket, and not for protection from the cold in winter or snowy conditions."
Monday, March 24, 2008
Mr. GQ...Harvard Square, Cambridge
Does it show that he interned at GQ? The leather weekend duffel is this undergrad's bookbag. No Eastpak here. The shades are Tom Ford.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Here's the thing. I can't be the Sartorialist. There's only one Scott Schuman. So, I've taken more of an anthropological approach to this experiment. I'm now more interested in taking pictures of people who exhibit personal style. In the words of Chanel, fashion comes and goes, but style remains innate. I don't think style has to be dictated by celebrities, Milan, Paris or Japan. It has to do with expressing that little sumthin', sumthin', that confidence or creativity that you're trying to get through.
This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday, so, I'm going to choose a traditionally ethnic neighborhood to showcase on the BBC. I hope to be as pleasantly surprised as you will be.
Flash of silver
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Ladies at SoWa, Take 1
Kate’s all black ensemble is very slimming and chic. Notice how the whole look brings your eyes down to the pointy shoes which also elongates her figure. Often times when you’re doing a monochromatic look, texture (as found in her scarf and in the shiny material of her coat) should be considered as it stimulates the eyes. Her bag looks vintage but is from Talbots. Though some of their clothes are targeted towards an older audience, you can get some great finds there.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Every day wear. Take 2...Whole Foods
Monday, March 10, 2008
Every day wear. Take 1...in Cambridge
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Galvinized at SoWa open studios on Harrison Ave
A friend dragged me to First Fridays at SoWa Artist Guild. We passed Marie Galvin's studio, meandered through all the studios before walking back to Marie's studio. To think I almost wasn't going to go in. Marie is a milliner. I didn't buy a hat, but I did walk out with a faux fur stole.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Charles and Beacon
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Isn't she lovely...Harvard Square, Cambridge
If you don't already own a trench, you should consider getting one. They automatically add a sheen of sophistication to any outfit. They are everywhere this season. Don't be afraid of color. I got a red one from Zara three years ago, and I'm still rockin' it. I'll do a little research and spotlight my faves.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Brattle and Church
Sunday, March 2, 2008
This look (of the woman, the image of the man is from Ben Silver) is inspiring me to start wearing an ascot with casual clothes. I've suddenly developed a fascination for them. Let me know what you think. Visit Ben Silver for directions on how to tie one.