Saturday, August 14, 2010
Josh Peskowitz is a bit of a personal hero of mine. Besides being a great writer and a well dressed man, he was an editor over at men.style.com before Conde Nast shut it down, and I used to love reading the Image Matters blog and watching his In The Closet video style tutorials/debates/soapboxes (they were literally shot inside the fashion closet). men.style.com was my favourite website and my first entry into fashion on an international scale. I remember the moment I discovered that you could see every look of every show online – that was a big turning point for me.
Anyway, if you're as much of a blog trawler as me, you'll have already seen Jake Davis' Test Shots series. Basically, he gets hot girls with amazing style and shoots them in slow motion, resulting in very good looking videos. Josh Peskowitz is the first guy I've ever seen him shoot, and he uses a similar formula, but the video is narrated by Peskowitz talking about classic style.
"If an item of clothing or a piece of music or anything like that is classic it means it's been tested, all the extraneous sh*t has already been stripped off of it, you know it's been through the paces, it's been put through the paces, and now it is in a pure form."
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