Originally Posted by Holdfast
Personally, I think my brain has a crossed wire when it comes to the undone BD collar thing. I just don't "get it". Not that it looks bad (PG always looks good!) , but I just don't really think it says anything more than "that guy deliberately left his collar buttons undone". Still, I guess PG shows it can work with an overall look at times.
Well, we start with the presumption that PG always looks great...which is why I cruelly have volunteered him for the thought of the week sub-column.
But it's not just the collar undone...there are other informalizing elements that are often in the bunch as well.
Compare to Foof when he undoes his BD collar. The effect is not the same, don't you agree?
Is this because (a) so much life leaks through in the type of photography PG does compared to nearly everyone else, (b) once you go sprezz, you should go all the way, or (c) PG has successfully translated OCD into a stylistic opposite.