Originally Posted by jeromecd
I'm sure we all value the aesthetic value of clothes and that's why we're on this forum in the first place. There is reason to believe that for the aesthetics some of us are going for, it imposes some limitations on the pieces that we can wear due to reasons such as latitude. For example i can't wear a leather where i am because where i live it's hot year round. But i see some people around here doing it even though it's hot as hell. In this case they're choosing to sacrifice comfort for the sake of aesthetics and i guess it's just freedom of choice. I'm sure there are clothes that look good and have both style and function, but they may not suit our aesthetics and that's where the dissonance comes in.
It's a spectrum isn't it? Obviously some things aren't going to be the most comfortable thing we've ever worn, but there's a limit to that sacrifice I think it crosses a line into affectation.
For me style is lost when you're doing it too much for people other than yourself. It seems less real, less personal.
I tend to enjoy it much more when it's real people, and something about the way she's wearing the clothes tells me it's for a photoshoot, not for herself.
Yeah I know, that means that all photoshoots aren't real, yadayada...I actually think that's most of the reason why people like the sartorialist do so well.