I’m not referring to this video, which if you haven’t seen then you should definitely check out NOW. I’m also not referring to the one time my friends and I dressed in our guy friends’ clothes and did a photoshoot dressed as them with their bikes, iPads and guitars (although that was awesome). And just to cover all my bases since I did just move to San Francisco…no mom. I’m not turning tranny.
But what a captivating intro to the purpose of this blog! If you read my last post, you’d know how much I wanted those green pants pants, which I went out and bought yesterday. When I brought them home I was surprised how many ways I could style them, but couldn’t help coming back this spread that caught my eye back in January’s issue of GQ:
And it occurred to me - while I LOVE being a girl and would consider myself pretty damn girly in every essence of the meaning, there’s something really fantastic about men’s style that I want. I think it’s the innate simplicity of the elements and clean lines that make a man look well dressed.
After all, the concept of being “sartorial” means well tailored, which can be traced back to Savile Row in London, which is famous for it’s tailors of traditional and elegantly cut men’s suits worn by folks like Winston Churchill and Napoleon III (Fun fact: MK & A’s line name The Row comes from Savile Row. THIS IS SO EDUCATIONAL!)
Either way, I couldn’t help myself: (please let me note how much I despise taking MySpace photos of myself, but I’m trying to prove a point and I don’t have a live in boyfriend photographer like most blogs so SUCK IT UP)
Look I’m a dude! I don’t look like a man right? Girls can have fun too!
I think I’ve opened up a box of worms. All I want to do is wear colored twill pants with oxfords. To go along with this, I’ve collected some inspiration from The Sartorialist (duh).
And if you really know me well….
Too far. I’m not bold enough to actually pull this off like our friend the Man Repeller. It’s too soon in life to start dressing like our dream guy. If that were the case, I’d be in bow ties and my BFF J would be in baseball jerseys. HA. Never say never though…I’ve said THAT once or twice…
IN CONCLUSION. Loafers. Colored twill pants. Clean lines. Simple elements. Let’s go girls.
PS: IF by chance you ARE a guy, don’t forget THIS old gem.