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Is there anything more sartorially American, than denim?
Celebrate this cloth of humble origin, by checking out Jean Stories.
We are big fans of this "jeanius" (ha, get it? sorrynotsorry...thanks Portia Lawrie of The ReFashioners!) story about Erin Hogan-Braker and how the Brittany Spear's, "Slave for You" jeans got the ball rolling on her tailoring education and amazing career.
More great style love stories to inspire you here.
Ms. Hogan-Braker is also a Bernina Ambassador and has some excellent video tutorials here.
Ah, girl crush....
THE MATERIAL IS ALIVE.
Have you ever complimented a friend's garment, or been on the receiving end, only to hear yourself or the other say, "oh, this is so old."
Old, as if that's a bad thing.
We beg to differ and know that
Ali of A Noble Savage would too.
Check out his beautiful collections in this interview he did with StyleLikeU.
Beware: StyleLikeU is an amaaaaazing project that will have you down the rabbit hole of awesome for daaaayyyysssssss.
Best clear your schedule immediately..
Understatement of the year:
Garance Dore is a huge influence to Styleposium
and every other fashion blogger out there.
Fashion lover and multi-talented illustrator, photographer, and writer, Garance Dore has been charming a global audience with her eponymous, award-winning blog for years and last year she came out with her book, LovexStylexLife. Last week, her and her team did a style story on artist and model, Langley Fox.
Read about it here.
Seamstress + Patagonia collaborator, Barbara Heinze Keeps Your Stuff Alive:
Keep 'em coming Patagonia! If you're not familiar with Patagonia's Worn Wear campaign, see this former post.
We almost described this as homework, since the documentary is much longer than the 5-15 minutes videos we usually share, but know that it is totally worth it.
Add "Tailored Stories - An Oral History of Savile Row" to your list of must-watch movies.
So if you ever wonder why suits are so expensive,
there you have it:
they are Ferrari's for the body.
See you next week!
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