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Has anyone seen the Exactitudes project? Could SF groupthink get a grid?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by arced, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. arced

    arced Senior Member

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    Anyone seen the Exactitudes project? I know that a thread (which didn't get any replies) on this was started a couple years ago in SW&D, but I thought some here'd be interested in it. There's a Slate.com article about this as a photographic argument for a lack of uniqueness. I don't know how deep it is, but the photos are cool (I couldn't figure out how to add them to this post). Any thoughts?Here's a bit of the article:

    "Versluis and Uyttenbroek pour the analysis into their ever-expanding Exactitudes project. (The name is a blend of “exact” and “attitudes.”) Edition 5, now making its first appearance in the United States, adds a dissection of Italian café culture to the mix. Young, bearded “Americanos” and fur-drenched “Sciura Decaffeinata ” take their places amid older subcultural classics, like Rotterdam’s Gabberbitches of the early ’90s.

    The underlying concept for the project remains the same: Versluis and profiler Uyttenbroek arrive in a new place and scan the streets for looks that seem especially entangled with their wearers’ identities. They are not interested in trends, or even really what people wear—but how they wear it: patterns of sweater sag and self-conscious strut. "
     


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    Seems to be broken... "A Database Error Occurred"
     


  3. arced

    arced Senior Member

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    Does this work any better?:

    http://www.exactitudes.com/

    Here's a couple images:

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    I can appreciate the effort the photographers go through to find their subjects (and spot deep patterns in their outfits and bodies), but I can't decide if it's obsessive genius or just merely obsessive.
     


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