August 22, 2016

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The Sartorialist
The Sartorialist

 

Scott Schumann of The Sartorialist has an incredible eye for detail and character. His subjects are a growing mass of fashionable types from here and in Paris, London and Milan. I like that they cover a range of ages and types. What they all have in common is incredible and sometimes way over the top style. It’s unapologetic and makes a case for the power of fashion and style. You can practically treat Schumann’s 3 volumes as primers on how to dress.READ MORE >

July 19, 2016

You say Pajama, I say Djellaba

Anton tuning in.
Anton tuning in

My first encounter with a djellaba was about 5 or 6 years ago at John Bartlett’s West Village store which no longer exists. That season he made these curious floor length djellabas in a linen/rayon fabric. It moved around the body like a cool breeze. The style was very much in the vein of Egyptian thobes or Dishdash. This fact would become clear a few years later when I made my first of 4 trips to Qatar where I lectured at the Fashion Design dept of a university there.READ MORE >