When I started this blog in July of 2008 it was a way for me to catalog the many magazine clippings, images, and articles I had piled up on my desk and desktop. I titled it “The Pursuit Aesthetic” because I felt that as social beings we’re constantly attempting to express ourselves through the clothes we wear, even if we’re not conscious of this. Decoration in dress is positively correlated with such traits as conformity and sociability; comfort in dress is correlated with self-control and extroversion; interest in dress is correlated with insecurity (uh-oh!) and social conscientiousness; and economy in dress is correlated with responsibility, efficiency, and precision. These seemingly inert objects, when combined or styled in just the right way, can give us a better understanding of who we are.
It’s with this in mind that I announce a collaboration with several people who have inspired me over the last year and a half who will be “styling” outfits (example), which they believe are (or maybe wish was) representative of who they are. They are bloggers and fashion professionals – they are, yes, The Aesthete.
Owen Parrott | Inventory Magazine
Michael Williams | A Continuous Lean
Brandon Capps | Drinkin’ and Dronin’
Andrew Chen | 3sixteen
Jon Patrick | The Selvedge Yard
Mordechai Rubinstein | Mister Mort
James Wilson | Secret Forts
Jayson Santos | Fiber & Fellow
Samuel Garlov | Industribolaget
Kevin Burrows | The Windmill Club
Hollister Hovey | Hollister Hovey
John Tintin | The Trad
Kirk Bray | Billykirk