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Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

Not giving up, no matter how blue

September 2, 2009, 11:10 PM

The Sartorialist took this photo:


Here’s why he took it:

I don’t usually shoot homeless people. I don’t find it romantic or appealing like a lot of street photographers, and if you asked homeless people they are probably not to happy about their situation either. That’s why I was surprised to be so drawn to taking a picture of this gentleman.

I was being interviewed for an article in British Vogue; and while we walked down Bowery back in April I barely stopped walking when I took the shot. Fiona Golfar, the writer, asked why I took the photo. At that moment I couldn’t really explain – but I just had a feeling about the power and grace of how he was sitting there. It wasn’t until later that night when I was working on the image that I realized why I had noticed this man.

Usually people in this man’s position have given up hope. Maybe this gentleman has too, I don’t know, but he hasn’t given up his sense of self or his sense of expressing something about himself to the world. In my quick shot I had noticed his pale blue boots, what I hadn’t noticed at first were the matching blue socks, blue trimmed gloves, and blue framed glasses. This shot isn’t about fashion – but about someone who, while down on his luck, hasn’t lost his need to communicate and express himself through style.

Looking at him dressed like this makes me feel that in some way he hasn’t given in or given up.

Reminds me of Siddhartha. Or Narcissus. For all we know, he might be living his last life cycle. Who knows. But my guess is he’s free. Unlike most of us.



Love & Hate 3D Tee

November 29, 2008, 3:21 PM

Great idea from Tokyo Cube. It comes with glasses and all :D


Hmmm, this tee would be great to go voting in :D

thanks Gina for finding it ;)




July 31, 2008, 12:16 PM

It’s so wonderful to be reminded from time to time that beauty can be so breathtaking, no matter where you find it.


(via garancedore)



Mandru mi-s../Proud to be..

November 24, 2007, 1:54 AM

Extraordinary traditional-romanian-influenced clothed guy just in front of the Romanian Palace of Parliament (second largest building in the world, after Pentagon). Respect!


(via Urban Style)





Red riding…

November 19, 2007, 3:35 AM

Gorgeous girl, on another new romanian street fashion blog, Urban Style:


(via chestionabil)




Maurish samurai :)

September 11, 2007, 3:10 AM

Found this while surfing FaceHunter. Great syle, attitude and photography. Love the hakama-like pants and the big, arabian-like belt (which also resembles the romanian chimir, a traditional belt). You almost wonder if he just left his turban and scimitar at home :)


Also, very nice photos on Hel-Looks, fashion from the streets of Helsinki, a city that seems to be inhabited by very stylish (or sometimes crazy?) people. Sure’d love to see this kind of variety and style bravery in Bucharest.



About the first guy, after reading the comments I realised that it’s quite an obvious pirate outfit :)) And I thought about japanese hakama. I guess we all see what we already want to, or more familiar with.

Later edit
It seems I was a bit wrong, here are two sites to prove me wrong about Bucharest fashion, Bucuresti Looks and Lookarest. And here’s a photo that describes quite well the romanian attitude (or at least a large part of it):