Showing posts with label Influential Imagery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Influential Imagery. Show all posts

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Influential Imagery - Guy Mariano















The videos above are worth your time, even if you don't know what it feels like to push a skateboard down the street.

Never underestimate the resilience of the human spirit.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Influential Imagery - Know when to Think and when to Act

Michelangelo's Lorenzo de'Medici, Duke of Urbino
image borrowed from here

Michelangelo's Giuliano de'Medici, Duke of Nemours
image borrowed from here

Monday, August 24, 2009

Influential Imagery - Dark Water & David Lees Photography









all flood images borrowed from the LIFE archive

David Lees, the Florence-born LIFE Magazine photographer, was just one of the many amazing people highlighted in Robert Clark's fascinating book Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces about the devastating 1966 flood of the Arno river. The book is required reading for anyone with an interest in Florence or Renaissance art history. As a one time AH major, I can say that it has thoroughly rekindled the flame of curiosity in me. Lees' photographs of the tragedy brilliantly capture the sense of dutiful melancholy that was felt throughout the region by Florence's own people and the rest of the world. They can bee seen in their entirety here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Fresh Take on Influential Imagery







Adam Christopher’s take on the boardwalk at the Fontainebleau ‘54


This is the best thing I’ve found in a while now. A Fresh Take is like Secret Fort’s Head to Toe but oh so much more. Each post is like a one look concept rig focused on a particular time and place. Follow Adam Christopher from a contemporary brunch in Tribeca to a date at the Drive in circa 1962. The range of product he chooses from in also refreshingly broad from James Perse and A.P.C. to Bean and J. Press. To me, this is the very definition of influencing imagery.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Influential Imagery - Wooden Timepieces






A detailed description of these and other amazing wooden watches can be found at Watchismo

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Influential Imagery - A Restless Transplant





all images taken by Foster from A Restless Transplant

A word to the folks at Rogue Gallery - Hold onto this Foster chap if you know what's good for you.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Influential Imagery - Spring Rigshots at BG

If I could dress myself from just one store it would be, without doubt, Bergdorf Goodman. It is the closest to retail perfection that I have found (despite the lack of Rugby product). The music is surprisingly hip for a luxury store, the sales associates are knowledgeable and amicable without being pushy or annoying and the product assortment is the best mix of heritage American, classic Italian and everything in between. I love heading over at the beginning of each season to take a look at their rigs. Below are a few I was inspired by on my last visit. I know that the east coast prep style has a supposed monopoly on summer brights (ie: GTH pants & madras blazers) but I’ve got to say that I’ve never seen seersucker and that dusty rose color, this time in chambray, look much cooler than it does below on that Cantarelli rig.


The Italians are backing tailored jackets in chambray this spring and I'm backing them.

The perfect summer grey - This look is all Lino

The shorts and jacket combo looks cool as long as it's not a suit. Just ask these guys.

The double buttonhole is the first thing most would notice here. I like the cotton cable knit tie.

You can't tell from this photo but that jacket is a white on white seersucker.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Influential Imagery - Borsalino gets that spring blue just right


Who knew Borsalino made clothes? Apparently the people over at L'UOMO VOGUE. As I was looking at their previously mentioned SP/SU Fashion Guide I noticed that they used a pair of steel blue/grey trousers made by Borsalino in almost every look for their "Total Blue" concept. This peaked my interest and led me to the images below. I love the atypical use of navy and grey as a spring color driver. It’s easy and obvious to roll out bright color for spring but it takes a real talent to make a spring version of the blue blazer/grey flannel combo feel right. Cucinelli usually nails it and apparently Borsalino can as well.



Check out the grey pinstripe linen undercollar...


A Chambray 2 button Peak? 13&W approved.



All photos borrowed from Borsalino