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Patrick Grant on E.Tautz SS15 Collection. Read the full spread here.
"I don’t think you can ever design just for one person, or just for yourself. Personal tastes are just too narrow. But you design with one single sense in mind, this sense that comes from all of the work you put in at the beginning of the collection. It needs to be something new, but something that people who share your ideas, on everything from art to social history, will understand and want to follow you into."
80 Pitti Uomo
Church’s SS12 - nice to see a renowned classic brand reaching out to a wider and increasingly heterogenous audience. Red suede bucks with contrasting white laces and black crepe soles? EU 43 please…
Up close with Sergei Sviatchenko
Selectism recently published an interview with Sergei Sviatchenko, the brilliant mind behind one of my (if not THE) favourite blogs of the moment: Close Up and Private. Recently named Denmark’s best dressed man, this arquitect/artist provides some of the most insightful and refreshing takes on men’s blogging out there, by means of outstanding, yet beautifully simplistic pictures of his son, intertwined with color blocks and unrelated appealing images. This makes for a whole new experience, resembling that of an art exhibit or installation, all while throwing amazing outfits at you, one after the other. If you have yet to visit his website, do so now!
Here’s how he sees it:
"The idea is, with my knowledge, with my style, how I understand it, I mix the clothes exactly the same way as I do my collages. So the combination works in the same way a stylist would work with the clothes.
"When I put them on Erik, my 19 year old son, it’s suddenly extremely twisted."
You can check the full story here.
The man himself
Just a sample of what you’re in for…