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Conformant

GUESTPOST. David Innanen

I’ve never really wanted to fit in, but lots of times, i’ve looked at people, like business men in suits, and policemen in uniforms, and thought it would sort of be fun to be them for a while, and eat lunch where they do and talk about things sort of effortlessly, when people asked you, what you did.  Most of the clothes in this outfit post have this kind of story, they are not really things I am, maybe, but I feel they fit in very nice, though I still feel out of place wearing them.

In Paris, you notice that french children dress nicer than most adults here, as a sort of trade off to this, or even bonus, i’ve noticed french men retain a sort of child-like pettiness and amusement with things their entire lives, they even drink coke in cafes, and their writing sounds malcontent. I felt out of place walking around in paris, not in disposition, but in appearance, outdone by children,  so I thought, maybe, it would feel good to feel better than a child. Buying these Alain Mikli’s , which are oversized, expensive, and sort of  stupidly coloured, made me feel a bit french, a bit like I belong, or, maybe, like I’m a bit better than belonging, which i feel is french, not to be pinned down.

Workman type shirts have been very big for a while. I was slow to get ‘on board’ , with thicker fabrics, and that sort of unmodern look… this is one of the closest things I own to that…  I don’t really like blue denim shirts, I don’t really see them as something I would wear, if I was a sort of dream figure of myself. Other people wear them, though, and you see other people do things, and look okay doing them, so you’re sort of curious. I would never say I look quite right in this shirt, but it seems to sort of work in some way, and it’s sort of fun to wear it and feel like a blue shirt person. I feel almost the same way about boat shoes, but i’ve worn them so many times now that they’ve become my own, or something I am okay with, sort of like those things you feel dirty about the first time, but settle into a comfort with.

I see lots of camo shorts in stores now, but I see few people wearing them, i’m not sure why.  I remember as a boy playing with GI Joes, and having a little army outfit, and how if you passed an army truck on the highway all the soldiers would wave to you and maybe honk their horn. The army seemed sort of apolitical then, and sort of joyful, and that’s pretty much how I feel in these shorts… the shortness is liberating,  they make you feel like you are playing army, or playing world, every time you prance around in them.

alain mikli glasses.
Vintage l.l bean denim shirt
Quoddy semiboat shoe
cyeoms beast t.
muttonhead lieutenant shorts.

 





everything is all white – trend report

Innocence, purity, and luxury. Wearing all white makes a statement. Like a human art gallery, it can be a pedestal to showcase accessories or worn simply. It’s fairly easy to keep your cool and follow this years’ white on white action. White wash away your sins with these 4 different ways to wear it. ▼ CONTINUE READING . . .





F as in Photoshoot


Vancouverites may already know this beloved Main street establishment as cool kid mecca and the sweet bearer of $10 rummage sales. 
Torontians, let me introduce you to my F as in Friend, F as in Frank. Born this October, nestled sweetly on Queen West, I approached this nubile, young store insistant on taking some tasteful photos. Seducing them with promises of fame and fortune, they gave in to my advances and here’s what we came up with.

Vintage shopping usually ends in me being overstimulated by chaos and leaving empty-handed or worse, regret-handed. I like Frank because the clothes are neatly sorted by style and colour with plenty of light to peruse. They also offer reworked garments that breathe new life into the crazy fabrics of yesteryear.

I gave myself an 1hr to put together as many outfits as possible.. PROJECT STYLING BEGIN!

sassy velvet backless number

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