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July 27, 2012
I didn't feel the patterning on the shirt (which can disappear or become less apparent from afar) was distinct enough in either of the two full-body photos, so I included the strip on the bottom to get a better sense of what the shirt looks like up close. The leather part of the belt and the shoes are closer in color than they appear here, too. The white of the belt adds a needed electric shock to the outfit, I think, that punches up what could be drab at first glance; the white also mirrors the strips of white on the (here unseen) underside of the sleeves of the shirt, and the navy of the belt connects to the small Chaps label on the back of the shorts. I also hoped that rolling up the shorts two times would offset any traditional vibes the outfit communicated, thereby lending the ensemble its edge—not that traditional or embodying some form of aesthetic tradition is altogether a bad thing.