Saturday, August 23, 2008

Stockholm Syndrome

[Stretch. Yawn.]

We're back from our self-enforced blogcation.

I came across this picture and post on the Sart website, entitled, "On the Street .... The Stockholm Look Via Los Angeles."





source: The Sartorialist

I scrolled through the readers' comments, where there was a healthy debate as to whether or not this look was sooo uncharacteristic of LA. The majority agreed that it was not characteristic at all.

Really? It has been about five years since the resident male and I lived near--as in, only an hour drive to--or frequented Los Angeles, and we're admittedly a bit out of touch.

Is this so atypically L.A.? Apart from the Hollywood vibe and corresponding dress code (e.g., what others term as the "tanorexics" -- yeah, broad generalization here) that is so often loathed--explictly so by readers of sites like the Sart--this look can't be that foreign there, no? What about in the eclectic, gentrified pockets of Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Los Feliz? I'm genuinely curious, so please let me know.

In any case, I like it.

1 comment:

Minh said...

LA people can dress well, but generally not in this way. This is more NYC and euro.