Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Gay Talese, the father of New Journalism and the son of a southern Italian tailor, reminds me of my father. The two were great friends, often referring to each other as brothers, and shared many of the same interests; from a thirst for self-discovered knowledge to fare la bella figura.
From a young age I was always interested in Gay's style. He has enough personal quirks to make Lino jealous! He once told my father that he would never purchase an automobile that he could not fit into with his fedora on. My favorite was always the fact that he kept shirt boards from the laundry with him at all times for notetaking.
Camo, Uncle Sam's army boots & a shot of poetry. I'm indebted to Michael Bastian for the inviting me to my first show and what a show it was, I know Kanye and Lupe thought so...
I tried to snap a few photos on my camera phone but it didn't yield the kind of results that this audience deserves so I figured I'd pull some of the shots from mens.style.com.