Have you ever taken a leisurely stroll past the magazine racks when you saw a picture on one of the covers that just screamed “PICK ME UP?” Well, if you’re a frequent guest in the magazine section, then chances are you’ve seen the work of photographer Norman Jean Roy. His primary work has spanned the last decade and a half with covers and feature stories for Spin, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue to name a few. Catch a healthy sampling of his work below.
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Sometimes I wish I had enough money to dress classy. I mean…you can always put together some Salvation Army finds with something and make it look a bit dees, but then there comes that designer shirt, pants, or shorts that would just take you over the top. In this case - its by Free Pants.
Gant Rugger’s pre-fall collection hit web and stores today, inspired by old math clubs back in the 60’s. Its funny to me, really, how mathletes 50 years ago were not considered sexy or fashionable by any sense, but if they would be transported to now - they would be classy and trendsetting.
The New Haven Math Club, which is the theme/title of the the line, was heavily influenced by photographs of a Yale math club from the mid-’60s. “It just blew me away, because there are these super geniuses, the top guys at math at the time, and they were all super preppy,” designer Christopher Bastin says. “It was like taken out of Take Ivy madras blazers, button-downs—they looked really, really sharp.”
Ruggers created a 3 minute video showcasing some of their better pieces in the collection. It looks like this whole video was shot, edited, and then put into Instagram for color correction. I love it.
If you want to see more of the collection and some of the inspiration behind the line…click MORE…
“We’ve done a lightweight, two-piece wool suit, which has a very slim silhouette. It’s still a comfortable suit to wear, but it looks really sharp.”
“The nice thing about what’s happening with menswear right now is that it doesn’t feel contrived. It comes naturally—there’s lots of sprezzatura in what people are wearing. It’s effortlessly cool, and that’s what it should be all about, I think.”
“There’s also a sweater that we call ‘All Cricket,’ which is kind of a mix between a classic tennis knit and a cricket knit. That’s also taken straight out of one of the pictures I saw, where one of the guys was wearing this kind of classic tennis knit under a really dressed-up sports jacket.”
“I’ve always been a vintage nerd, but I’ve kind of obsessed over vintage American sportswear since I started at Gant. [Going through the archives] I started finding all these keys to the way that most guys dress today.”
“There was this set of 10 pictures, everyone was in class, there were these amazing algorithms on the blackboard, and the teacher just looked like something out of Mad Men. They just looked so astonishing.” [via Valet and GQ] The only thing bad about dressing like this - is the price tag. I’m just typin’ what we’re all thinking. ///Steven
Jay Z does it again. Well he hasn’t really done anything like this before…but what I’m trying to say is that he’s awesome. That’s the message here.
He recently launched Life + Times, an online lifestyle magazine, which he personally will curate.
This is internet gold.
“Sartorial Sounds integrates both music and style, two elements embedded in every culture past and present. We think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right. And it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas. We assembled seven individuals to partake in this editorial. The finished product incorporates their individual talents such as spoken word, rapping, singing and tap.”
Mara Hruby marahruby.com
Joshua Bennett joshuabrandonbennett.tumblr.com
Joekenneth Museau joekenneth.tumblr.com/
Theo Martins imjusttheo.com
Jesse Boykins III jbiiimusic.com
Rinaldy Alarez twitter.com/rinaldy
Directed by Dr.Woo twitter.com/DrWooArt
[via The Pursuit Asthetic]