Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Evening Rant

I've been thinking lately about people in the fashion world, with the fashion state of mind. And I've been thinking a lot about the differences between The Sartorialist and Face Hunter. I believe that fashion blogging is a separate unit in fashion entirely because it's sort of disconnected from the world. It involves so much fantasizing in criticizing and obsessing (not to mention plagiarizing, but that's a different story). Some times I get so caught up in trying to distinguish myself through my clothing and be unique, that I end up looking exactly like every other hipster, or I look absolutely ridiculous and have to take a step back and think about if I am actually considering leaving my house dressed in pajama shorts and a camisole (true story). This is Face Hunter's downfall. They become so fixated on finding people "ahead of our time" and "fashion forward" that many people they feature seems to be heading to a costume party. I'm not saying that The Sartorialist hasn't made any faux pas's and caused me to close my computer screen and shudder in disgust (well, maybe not that bad), but at least he seems to have a mission: to illustrate the timeless and universal elements of style. While Face Hunter has gone off on a journey to another planet, Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) shows us the classics and the rebels (like I have said before - you have to know the rules before you break them).


natalia said...

"get caught up in fantasizing and criticizing"

i must say.
the sartorialist has way too many fucking people criticizing the cut of someones pants for example.
i dont like that at ALL.

speaking of which

did you see that guys sunglasses on facehunter? the one with the rolling stones patch on his jacket
fucking kickass.


laureilly1990 said...

dude, those sunglasses are the sex, but, honestly, how hipster are they?

I disagree that The Sartorialist criticizes details such as the cut of someones pants'. The one instance that I can think of that The Sartorialist passes judgment on someones style was the announcement of the Sartorialist make-over. That's slightly fucked. The one place where the most criticism is is in the comments, but thats good. Comments are good (hint hint to everyone but Natalia), they promote discussion and they help people break down the elements.

JuliAM said...

the whole online community allows us to see personal style that NEVER would make the cut on 'what not to wear'...it's creative and unique and makes us wonder if we are pushing the boundaries enough? is what we're doing interesting enough to be taken seriously? i agree with you that sometimes you have to take a step back and evaluate, is this really my style? am i comfortable in this and do i feel like me? its so great to get inspiration from others, but its key to be comfortable with and secure in our own style and not get lost trying to compete. everyone's different and that's whats great. i get it.