LAST WEEK we took a look into the modus operandi of three influential Brooklyn artists ~ Ghost of a Dream, Nick van Woert and Courtney Smith ~ all of whom are using their work to make thoughtful statements about our current state of culture and our relationships with things. These are subjects I’m keenly interested in lately, as I go through the process of purging my life of a whole lot of excess.
I will always love beautiful stuff ~ well-executed aesthetics are among my chief joys in life ~ I just don’t want so much of it anymore. I’m inspired by better-ness and less-ness. In my recent move, I downsized from several closets to one small clothes rack, slimming my wardrobe’s contents by at least 80%. I’ve whittled it to a few favorite pairs of tailored and draped pants, some gorgeous shirts, two great jeans, a denim jacket, and a duo of exceptional blazers from The Row. It may not be as extreme as an all-out uniform, but it ain’t far from it. There’s such freedom in simplicity, and that’s exciting for me at this moment.
|ABOVE| The Row does the best extra-long blazers I’ve ever found (I wear my khaki one constantly) and I’m collecting these men’s Comme des Garçons pants in every color (Dover Street Market has them in stock in a fantastic olive-y khaki right now!)
|ABOVE| at Fashion Week in pants I had custom made in Vietnam, a pattern I’m still working to perfect |ABOVE| one dark denim jacket (I like to wear the collar up and close only the top two buttons) and an atypical khaki trench are de rigueur |ABOVE| variations on a theme ~ I’m interested in adopting a streamlined visual vocabulary with diversity in its details (see more of my looks on Facebook!) |ABOVE| Maiyet gets my mood: it’s all about marrying classic tailoring with hammock-like ease |#FOLLOWITFINDIT| In short, I’m all about investing in those versatile, well made, key pieces that offer me optimal optionality and also stand the test of time. Pieces like THESE!