I talk a lot about my sartorial journey.
And a big part of my work as a stylist, designer and haberdasher involves helping the guys I work with find their own sartorial path. Tonight I’ll have the chance not just to talk about my journey, but to see it through other people’s eyes. I will attend the grand opening of the new fashion exhibit “Artist/Rebel/Dandy Men of Fashion” at RISD’s Museum of Art.
What does this exhibit have to do with me you might ask.
A year ago I would have said not much other than it sounds like an exhibit I’d love to see. But now I can proudly tell you that it’s a part of my personal sartorial journey.
Not only is it an exploration of men and their relationship with their wardrobes, but it’s also a celebration of many of the extraordinarily stylish guys I have admired all my life. And by some incredible stroke of luck I’ve been included in roster of stylish guys put together by curators Kate Irvin and Laurie Ann Brewer.
This incredible photograph taken of my by Bill Gentle of backyardbill.com will be in the exhibit along with the suit I’m wearing.
Of course every man is not born to be a dandy like me and not all dandies are alike. And that’s exactly what this exhibit is about – the full spectrum of men who follow my personal manifesto:
“Enjoy what you wear. Wear what you enjoy. Then go out and show the world exactly what you’re made of.”
I’m off to the museum – follow me on twitter and facebook – I’ll be updating everyone of the sartorial plumage I’m sure to witness tonight!!