Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I saw a white wizard in a Corvette today. No joke.

I have a ridiculously busy week that unfortunately involves real life. I'll resume posting this Friday.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tom Ford is in the director's seat for A Single Man.

I'm excited to see A Single Man. It's directed by Tom Ford and stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

Tom Ford and I share the same birthday. I think it's a sign. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is it James Schuman or Scott Dean?

James Dean photo originally uploaded to Flickr by Chris Weisberg.

Browsing through Flickr for an upcoming post, I stumbled on the above James Dean photograph and my initial thoughts turned towards Scott Schuman (aka The Sartorialist). I've always wondered how he worked behind the camera and I took the Dean photo above as something comparable. Continuing to browse through James Dean photos, I began to see a similarity. I'm not sure it's of conscious influence, but Scott emulates James. My proof is below.

James Dean photo originally uploaded on Flickr by adkins_rita. Photograph of Scott Schuman by Karl Hab and posted on Hypebeast.

James Dean photo originally uploaded to Flickr by adkins_ritaPhoto of Scott Schuman originally uploaded to Flickr by yael_sloma.

Well maybe not completely. Dean seems more of the rougher sort and Schuman is probably a charmer.

If you haven't bought Scott Schuman's newest book, The Sartoralist, you can buy a copy through Amazon. If you're lucky enough to live in a large city, you might be able to attend one of the author's book signing events. Anyone want to send me a signed copy? I highly doubt he'll take a visit to Austin, TX.

On Repeat: Principles of Geometry

I'm kind of obsessed with A Mountain for President by Principles of Geometry. It reminds me of Sébastien Tellier. Speaking again of my time abroad, at that time I never heard of Sébastien Tellier and my guy friend invited me to his concert when I was in Copenhagen. I decided not to go because I had something going on the next day (it was something insignificant like an exam or of the similar). I really, really regret that decision. I hate being a good, little student sometimes :(

The Turn: T Magazine and The Brothers Grim

I blame my love for Jane Austen books and the imagery of the characters within her books for my admiration for topcoats, top hats, and neatly folded scarves. The Brothers Grim in T Magazine for NYTimes utilizes inspirational pieces from the common fashion of the Victorian era to provide a modern interpretation of such sartorial wear. Jane Austen wrote in the Georgian era, which is pre-Victorian.

These pictures reminded me of the music video Crucify my Heart by Private. I think the lead singer should have opted for a top hat. Don't get my wrong, I love seeing a Dane without blond hair, but the hair just kept getting in the way :( When I was wrecking my reputation in Copenhagen, my guy friends would make me flirt my way into requesting My Secret Lover at the gay clubs. Funny thing was that the DJ was a fine example of a lesbian Cougar. Thankfully, I had my catnip cologne on so it didn't take much. True story. Find more Private at their happy, Danish blog.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I do too.

Originally uploaded by ernieland.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

News and Highlights

Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck are guest editors for this month's Wallpaper (via Design Milk).

Thom Brown lowers prices. I guess my 1000+ emails finally worked (via We Are The Market).

Milla Jovovich give you purple love in the current issue of Purple. Beyond that greatness, interviews in the issue include Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, and Yoko Ono (via Swipe Life).

Everyone should be jealous of me just for one second.

NOTCOT loves my twitter bio. That is all.

Follow NOTCOT and The Sartorial Architect on Twitter.

NOTCOT loving my Twitter bio... I should go study.

The Item: Apolis Activism Wax Canvas Bomber Jacket

Apolis Activism has some notable pieces for the upcoming fall season. The wax canvas bomber jacket struck me because I usually have a No Bomber Jacket policy. I really can't stand the snug cuff and waist portion of the jacket; I'll fidget between my shirt cuff, watch, and jacket cuff in attempts to style the three appropriately. I have problems. I like this bomber jacket enough to overlook my pending mannerism. The blue, wax cotton makes the jacket. On top of being a great shade of blue for the season, the wax will add a slight shimmer providing a great texture to contrast a pair of dark grey jeans or any other pant of your choice.

Find this jacket at Context Clothing.

Busy Bee

So this is Busy Bee. I saw this little outfit at the Galleria in Houston and I had to have it for my cat, Sophia. When I place it on her she doesn't move and just looks down. I think she likes it or believes that I'm robbing her dignity when I place that little bee hoody on her. I'll probably have to put it on her some more before I can decided which one is true.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Etsy Find: Black Ankle Strap Boots

It's not a Robert Geller ankle boot, but that's okay. These happy boots from Stuart McGuire are a size 11AA and will cost you about $52.00.

Black Ankle Strap Boots.

Dreams do come true.

True Religion Black Jeans, Tiger of Sweden Grey Vest, J.Crew Black Belt, American Apparel Headband (used as an armband), RVCA Black Hat, Unis Blue Shirt, Giles & Brothers Hook Bracelet

A while ago there was this gorgeous blue Unis shirt that was haunting me (okay okay, it was from like three seasons ago, but the shirt is damn nice). I was tormented that I didn't buy this one piece and what made it worse was that I tried to substitute it for some knock-off I found on Ebay (the auctioned shirt was no way close to the Unis shirt). In all my anguish the Fashion Gods saw that I was hurting. And well Unis found some of the old material from the blue shirt and lucky me I was able finally get a shirt of my own. So yes, I have my happy ending thanks to Unis :)

On Repeat: Junior Boys

I've been a fan of the Junior Boys for a while and they're touring the states this October. If you haven't heard of them before, I suggest you check out one of the videos below. They're great to listen to during the late evening hours. Enjoy.

Junior Boys- In the Morning

Sally Shapiro - Jackie Junior (Junior Boys remix)

Let's get this party started.

Me with the H1N1n virus. The severity of my sickness is demonstrated in my inability to keep myself up right.
True Religion Black Jeans, Tiger of Sweden Grey Vest, J.Crew Black Belt, American Apparel Headband (used as an armband), RVCA Black Hat, Unis Blue Shirt

It's been a while. I almost forgot how to blog. Everyone, my lovely audience, please forgive my absence. I came down with H1N1n. A daughter strand to H1N1, the "n" in H1N1n stands for nerd. It's a serious virus that should not be confused with H1N1d where the "d" is an abbreviation for douche (Kayne West recently brought this horrible virus to the public's attention during the VMAs). H1N1n is similar to the manbearpig influenza virus, but some how a bit of nerd DNA replicated itself into the H1N1 giving rise to the virus that infected me. It started at the beginning of this past summer when I downloaded World of Warcraft. In rapid succession, I began to not venture outdoors, consume easy microwavable foods (see Hotpockets), and drop into a horrible state of playing WoW for 16 hrs straight. Basically, H1N1n was to blame for my lack of blogging these past couple of months... I was addicted to WoW.

I named my character after my anti-anxiety medicine.

I made sure he matched. I couldn't allow him to kill Horde players if he was not looking his best.

Thankfully, I'm now better. I still have a little H1N1n in me, but those symptoms only come up once a week now. And well now, I'd like to say "hello" and I'm really looking forward to once again posting about my sartorial interests.