Snapshot surveillance by photographer and writer, Hartnett.
To quote the wise, wise words of the ladies Salt ‘n’ Pepa:
He’s not a fake wannabe tryin’ to be a pimp
He’ dresses like a dapper don, but even in jeans
He’s a God-sent original, the man of our dreams
In search of representations of where it’s at, I can’t be arsed with all this screen clicking about. Sure, every once in a while I go on a Google binge, but such scrounging around only feeds me with bite-sized chunks that lead to a headache.
To the rescue comes my personal library. Shelves and cupboards, stacked with full cream, rather than the skimmed UHT milk of self-promotional bloggers and a minefield of misinformation. Takes more than PR hand-outs to have a considered opinion.
For style with substance, a read of 10 MEN is always insightful, especially when the editorial digs beyond the contructed veneer of industry style makers, such as George Cortina (associate fashion director for Vogue Japan) Stefano Tonchi (editor at W), Olivier Lalane (deputy editor / editor in chief at Vogue Paris / Vogue Hommes International), Christopher Bollen (editor at large for Interview), Panos Yiapanis (a now legendary stylist, gorge on his portfolio, intrepidlondon.com) and… Alister Mackie (the dark horse, the one to monitor with CCTV eyes… catch him if you can for his ‘twisted youth’ work).