Pink & Orange: On the Street & On the Stands

Posted on March 24, 2008
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I guess it was a little too close deadline-wise for Lucky to have been inspired a la J.Crew by this Sartorialist image for its April 2008 cover with Hilary Duff, but his image was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it.

I like The Sartorialist outfit better! Maybe it’s because Hilary looks so uncomfortable in those clothes…and I just don’t know how great the outfit would look in person. It just looks so….DONE.

Sorry about the late post today – my internet at home has been more down than up and I’m at a cafe now. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow.

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Matthew Lesko!

Posted on March 21, 2008
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Everyone knows Matthew Lesko, the “Question Mark Guy” who is known for wearing suits with question marks all over them. Apparently he has them sewn on by a woman in Baltimore. He told me that he has something like 16 or 17 suits covered in question marks, but the symbol is now also slowly creeping onto his casual pants and shirts.

Tryst in Adams Morgan is fast becoming my favorite place to people-watch.

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Surrounded: The Sartorialist!

Posted on March 20, 2008
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I managed to piece myself together after the drive back from Lexington and get over to Adamson last night to see the show (again) but more to see Scott Schuman…it was great – actually a smaller crowd (not that it was SMALL necessarily) than I thought. Poor Scott was a bit mobbed though – he kinda had to just stand there with people surrounding him to ask questions and get photos with him – and autographs! He definitely was only going to be in town long enough for the show it sounded, so I doubt we’ll see any DC street shots. It was hot as blazes in there too, so I was impressed by his ability to deal with all of it.

I was pretty much unwilling to push myself into the crowd of people waiting, mainly because I just sorta wanted to casually shoot the breeze with him about the show, why he chose what he did, etc etc, so it was sweet that David (Adamson) grabbed Scott to get him to a cooler area and then introduced us (that’s David making the scrunchy face above…we were joking about something, who knows what now). We talked for a while and I felt heartened that he was sweating as much as I was. He is a cool guy. I wanted to know if it was hard to choose which images made the cut (it wasn’t really….he and Jeremy Danziger – of Danziger Projects – sat down with their favorites and edited it down pretty quickly) and what he does exactly to make his subjects appear so comfortable in front of the camera (he thinks his shorter stature helps).

The crowd turned it out for Scott – lots of nicely fitted jackets/suits and cool pocket squares and quirky eyewear. Then I went with some friends over to Great Wall next door for some seriously good Szechuan food.

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Striped Socks, 14U

Posted on March 20, 2008
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I just snapped these pictures at 14U Cafe in the U Street neighborhood. He’s wearing an APC jacket with pants and a shirt he bought in Argentina. The hat is from Bavaria and has a badger tassle. I love his striped socks (those are Cydwoq shoes). He’s working on a “sexier” (though not in that way) version of George Washington’s Rules of Civility.

We took a few posed photos of him with the hat on as well that I’ll post below, but I think I like this top one best, when he didn’t know I was taking the picture. It’s funny that he’s sitting right in front of me as well as in front of me on the computer screen…

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