The stylish menswear team at Ralph Lauren has been getting a lot of press time on the blog scene lately. Feels almost like a guerilla P.R. campaign.
Jerry Lauren is a legend in menswear and if you know him, you’ve heard the following Jerry-isms– ”Regimentals for the gentiles” –pronounced regimentiles, as in regimental stripes & “The perfection is in the imperfection” –like the beauty and greatness of an old printed fabric is in the way that the screens are slightly off-register, giving it character and visual interest. Today, designers will often engineer prints to look off-register for that old world, authentic flavor. One of many tricks of the trade.
J.L. via Mister Mort. Can you name these other guys?
Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Label design
Rugby concept design
Vintage and Presentation maestro
I have to say– The Sartorialist’s “candid” shots are feeling more and more staged these days. Right down to those paper coffee cups. I’m a big fan of the site like everyone else, but would love to see a return to some of the earlier, more spontaneous, “on the street” vibe.