15 April 2008

WASHINGTON, DC -- At School...The Boots - Part 2, Howard University


I'm kind of over the keffiyeh craze (actually, I was never really on it) so that's not what drew me to capture this shot. Yes, the keffiyeh/scarf is a lovely accessory, but these days the eccentricity of ones scarf is what will save the individual from being branded as too cliché.

So what had me spellbound you may be asking? (1) The cowboy boots and (2) the creased jeans. These are two elements of style that are both audacious and not too often attempted by the weary-hearted. Moreover, they work hand-in-hand in complementing the overall ensemble. The creased jeans is a trend that is popping up of late and we see here how its utility helps in revealing the rustic elegance of the boots. If in the event he had chosen not to exercise some sort of amendment to the length of the jeans, the boots would have been hidden and the visual transition from the jeans to the boots would have been a far cry from pleasant with its crumpled appearance.

The nice fit of the leather jacket is an added aesthetic bonus!

8 comments:

shop liquorice said...

you're very analytical! and i mean that in the best way possible, lol. i would've missed most of those details. i tend to have a more instinctive on-the-spot response to most things, so the way you deconstruct is a refreshing alternative to my method.

x

Anonymous said...

A very subtle uniqueness to this ensemble making it a very powerful statement.... I like!!

XXX said...

I'm on the fence with this keffiyeh craze. It looks good on almost everybody. I do find it fascinating how art imitates life, and how fashion transcends cultures. PPl should def read up on the keffiyeh, and not just cluelessly rock the trend. It's a cool look. But knowing the story behind fashion styles is what separates the trend followers from the trend setters...

Chike-Ikechi Is said...

Poignant point Jaja. Trend setters emerge from those cognizant of the historical relevance of the dress they don each day. Fashion and style goes beyond the aesthetic as Jaja pointed out because behind every article of clothing, there is historical fabric that should be equally sought after. Separate yourself...

-h of candid cool said...

The navy blue & the brown do compliment each other nicely. What I do find interesting is how he's looped his scarf under the hood of his sweater.

OnTheCorner said...

this is one of those times when i think: "i must had paid more atention to my english teacher"
anyway, first of all we´re honored to be on your street style links list. This is one of the most amazing street style blogs i´ve seen, it´s not just your idea, but all your analytics...
i´ll be around
peace

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Paul Pincus said...

I'm with you regarding the keffiyeh...the rest of the look is kinda brilliant. He looks very modern...I love this.

miss cavendish said...

This young man has a bit of a jodphur going on, no? I like teh balance between the fitted and looser jean on him.