Thursday, June 10, 2010
Don't get me wrong, I'm still a fan of the streetstyle blog - Jak and Jil and The Sartorialist will always be favourites for outfit inspiration. But there's a new trend emerging on the fashion blogosphere: the ask me anything tumblr. They might not be as pretty as the aforementioned, but they're a constant stream of fascinating, relevant and helpful information. In short, an ask me anything tumblr is a series of questions and answers, all related to a specific topic. Whatever you niche, there'll be something to satisfy your demands. Denim experts, check. Sneaker freakers, check. Americana fiends, check check check. Log on, ask questions, read the other posts while you're waiting for an answer.
My favourite is a guy named Larry. His tumblr is titled How To Talk To Girls At Parties. He has pretty classic American tastes - Sperry Topsiders, Michael Bastian and raw denim jeans, plus a love of skateboarding and hip hop from the dirty South. You can check into Larry's tumblr all day long to find answers to any question - what should I wear to my Uncle's summer wedding - I have a budget of $400. Do you like these shoes? Who does the best khaki pants? Larry has a brutally honest answer for almost all of them. If he doesn't, other readers are always happy to oblige.
Then there's Style Hunting - two guys with limited budgets on the search for the perfect oxford shirt, desert boot or suit.
I've decided to jump on the bandwagon. Ask Isaac Likes. Ask me anything! (Preferably fashion or menswear related.)
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