“Booking” your vacations
Looking for a stylish read during your summer holidays? I’ll leave you with two suggestions:
The Sartorialist - based on the famous homonymous blog by Scott Schumann, this book is a (small) compilation of the outstanding photos he has been sharing for the last five years. A must have for all fashion and style lovers, the book presents photographs of both famous and anonymous people from all over the world, whose personal style and identity caught Scott’s eye. It portrays nowadays globalized society through the universal language of fashion, from mutual influences to those dictacted by specific ethnical or cultural traditions.
I can easily imagine my great-great-grandchildren going through the book and having a laugh about “style back then…”, much like we do with the 80’s.
Take Ivy (reedition by Powerhouse Books) - originally published in Japan in 1965, this book was a joint project of four Japanese style enthusiasts who captured the essence of American Ivy League students’ dress code and lifestyle. Interesting enough, the book was responsible for introducing prep style to Japanese students living in the Ginza district of Tokyo.
Considered by many as one of the most important references on American prep style, it has earned the status of a highly sought collector’s item.
You can get them at Amazon for about 14€ each.