Today is the debut of a new portrait series for The Sartorialist. I’ve wanted to add studio work to the blog for a while, and now that we’re in our new studio it’s finally the right time.
This is a series that I will shoot all over the world, and like my street work, I
will focus on the intriguing people I meet on my travels.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed shooting it.
I was really surprised and touched by the passionate response to this post.
What I think I understood from the comments, is that there is not really another item of clothing that can capture the personality and history of a person as perfectly as a well-worn pair of jeans.
Sneakers? A leather jacket?
What these commentors seemed to have in common is that they search for the perfect pair of jeans and then wear them to death, literally. I understand that concept, but I like/wear white jeans, black jeans, raw denim and pre washed– basically it would take me forever to get one pair of jeans to that condition on my own! Years ago, I had some Levis 501s that wore out like that, but I would never wear them now, not the fault of the denim, but the leg is just too full cut for me now.
I learned something from that post, so please let’s keep the fact that I bought them that way stay just between us million or so friends.
Finally ! Bruce Weber’s films are available on iTunes. I’ve been carrying around these films on Region 2 DVD (pain!) for a few years and this is soooo much easier.
Broken Noses and Let’s Get Lost are both great character studies. I’ve heard that he is working on a film about Robert Mitchum – can’t wait.
Though, if you want to buy the DVD box set, it’s on Amazon.com.
I loved visiting Kasbah Tamadot last December, but my goal is to visit again at a time that I can enjoy the pool and spa under a warm Moroccan sun.