I was just wondering, what are your thoughts on Public School NYC? I'm not sure if I'm the first one to ask you about this, but I don't recall ever seeing your input on the brand (probably because it's more of a high fashion brand). I read your piece on "honest design" awhile back, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I've looked into the concept further since then. Do you feel like they display that same concept in the context of high fashion?
Hey brother, this is a solid question.
I’m going to start off with the fact that I could never justify buying a Public School piece, solely because it doesn’t agree with my taste. I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate it (I do, not greatly, but I do), and I won’t say that Eugene doesn’t do a gnarly job styling the pieces (he does). It’s just not my thing.
Taste is taste, and that will never change.
In terms of the honest design application:
Some PSNY pieces do appeal to me in the sense of achieving a successful and honest design, but I’m going to fall back on my point from that article. It’s easy for high-fashion pieces to look cheap, as well as familiar. Obviously, I can’t do what Maxwell and Dao-Yi do, but I will say that I think the major victories that the label have had lie with Eugene’s styling.
Haha in my mind I was thinking you were looking for something more street when I answered that. If you want to break away from streetwear the above options are great, and J.Crew also makes a decent one as well.
Hiya! Like you blog? alot! Im looking for chelsea boots, not to pointy tips, not to expensive (student-budget), either in black or brown. I want to use them with denim, so maybe somewhat rugged? Any advice?
What kind of shoes would you wear around a pool or beach? I thought about espadrilles but from what I've heard you can't really get those wet.
I’ve always been an espadrilles man. I wear them everywhere in the summer, but if I’m at the beach or the pool, I’ll take em off and go barefoot. That’s what it’s really all about anyway. Wearing shoes at the beach is completely unnecessary.
If they get wet, that’s not ideal, but it doesn’t really matter.