Let me preface this post by saying that I think Scott Schuman is a great guy and I have great respect for him and his blog, the Sartorialist. I've been reading it since the early days, back when he used to post his latest updates on a certain men's clothing blog that I have been known to read. He used to get a lot of flack back in those days from the crotchiest and most conservative users on the blog for his "ridiculous" pictures. Having tempted in my own clothing crotchiness over the years, I believe that a lot of the criticism was unjustified. However, within the past six months or so, I really have to wonder what he's thinking.
I recognize that because of the size of NYC it is full of both the good and bad, style-wise. But just because some guy has the balls (or lack thereof?) to walk down the street in outfits like these doesn't make him stylish. Maybe I am overreacting. I suppose that the majority of his pictures are not as outlandish as the ones above. Maybe it has more to do with the comments made by the blog readers about how "incredible" these looks are. Worst of all is how many of these readers insist on using the adjective "fierce" which was popularized by some asshole a few seasons ago on "Project Runway." Hey, commenters on the Sartorialist: you are not being original by labeling every retarded look as "fierce."
I guess another thing that has been annoying me about the Sartorialist has been all of the pictures from Europe. While it is exciting for Scott that he gets to go to all of the big fashion shows in France and Italy, it is very apparent that the extend of European style is douchey tight clothes that are black. Yeah, way to go, Europe. The shots from NYC are superior about 95% of the time.
Anyways, this post is not intended to be a bashing of Scott and his blog. It is simply meant to be an encouragement to get his blog back to its roots. As I said, I am happy for his success and wish that my blog could have 1/10th of the readers that his has. I will continue to read the blog daily and hope that others will too.
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