Saturday, June 25, 2016

talk aesthetics to me

According to Google, empathy is defined as "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." I think I am lacking empathy. Empathy in the sense that I sometimes just don't understand what you're trying to convey with style.

I have yet to comprehend the t-shirt as pseudo-dress over skinny sand-paper trigger happy jeans and some on trend sneakers to pair said combo. If you understand it, please come talk to me and we can chat about fashion and other great things like pour-over coffee.

Tell me more.

We are all aware that men's fashion has had a renaissance in the past couple years, from biker jeans at Balmain to Stella McCartney launching a menswear label this fall. This resurgence of men having the ability to dress as they desire has caused some dabbling in the dark arts of personal style. It would just be easier if society just pigeonholed us as fashion-less folks. But society has evolved, sort of, and we're a market worth billions of dollars (I don't have numbers, but I am sure billions is almost right), so why the fuck not capitalize off of the XY chromosome.

As of late, I have noticed a spike with the urban gentleman who sports skinny jeans with ripped knees, some form of fitted oversized top, then cloaking oneself with preferably a bomber jacket (even in 30 degree weather) and finishing the Kanye-inspired look with Yeezy sneakers of some variety.

These yung hooligans are also listening to Justin Bieber's Purpose album because it's just that good.

These yung hooligans also own a blog. That blog is Instagram.

This goes back to empathy. My lack of empathy for aesthetics outside of my personal style. I can appreciate the look if taken apart as separates and can stand alone as an entity. But what I have analyzed from this cluster of fashion people is that it all feels very basic. If girls have the basic female who is listening to Taylor Swift and sporting a head-to-toe outfit from American Eagle, then let me microphone it now that this is the male equivalent. The pragmatic fashion bro.

Jerry Lorenzo, if you're out there, call me. We need to talk. 

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