Fashion vs. Style: Bill Cunningham @ NYT
Bill Cunningham’s weekly fashion polyptych, “On the Street”, runs in the Sunday New York Times. This week he focuses on men, and a contrast is apparent to me. There are many shots of young men wearing the “sockless shoes, short narrow trousers” outfit that is currently in vogue. This look is not my cup of tea (and it probably shouldn’t be a geezer’s cup of tea) but to each his own. It strikes me as fashion—popular now but gone tomorrow.
On the other hand, the dandy gentleman pictured above just
oozes exudes style. This more traditional (but spiced up) look would have been as swank 70 years ago as it is today (and hopefully will be 70 years hence). What a dude.
Please, no flames! My opinion probably tilts this way due to advancing age. You young guys may feel differently. Check out the short video at the Times site and see what you think. I can’t find the published image itself, but if I do I’ll update.