25 February 2009

Veins of Colour


I had my weekly check up with my doctors today and as I was getting changed in the morning my mind was on a documentary I had previously been watching on the heart. I was mesmerised by the vast structures of veins and arteries, continuously working to pump blood to all the extremities of one's body. The images of these branching vessels reminded me of tall, majestic trees and the very beauty in the design of the human body.

As such I chose to wear a fine stripe shirt, with what I often consider as green veins running down it. I always envisage a tree bark, with its rough and weathered exterior leading down to a vast system of supple roots, barely seen, coarsing through the soil beneath us. I decided to match this green with my socks, a slight allusion to the colour without being too direct.

Atop the shirt I wore a cream woolen sweater with brown buttons, carrying on the natural and earthy feel I sought. As opposed to the deep brown cotton trousers I would have liked to have worn, I thought to make the concept less literal I would instead wear some faded denim jeans. Although this particular pair was pre-faded, I always find an inherent beauty in the idea of organic fading caused by the individual wear. Indeed this is why I am so fascinated by the idea of raw denim, and the search for that unique and owner based fading.

Currently playing: Us Placers - CRS (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West & Pharrell)

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28 comments:

  1. I love that you're inspired by what you learn, and assemble outfits accordingly! Shames me for just reaching in blindly and grabbing at skirts and sweaters.

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  2. great inspiration. so nicely written as well.
    i have a similar pair of shoes in black but the red is so nice too:)

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  3. i looove your red plimsoles, they are definitely an eyecatcher!

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  4. Great color use. It's great how it pops-up from the whole outfit. That sweater looks so cozy.

    xo

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  5. I discovered your blog recently and I find it really interesting. In fact, that thought of today always amazes me and you came with a great materialization in your outfit, I liked it a lot :)

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  6. it's very interesting to read what inspires you to get dressed. you look dapper as always.

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  7. the color combination is perfect here

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  8. great outfit. and you must be the only guy I know who can pull off the basic red shoe so perfectly.

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  9. totally love your shoes!!

    thanks for commenting :)

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  10. I wish I could chose an outfit taking inspiration from things as beautiful like these!

    ^^ Great outfit!

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  11. The red of your shoes is fabulous !
    Great choice !

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  12. I love the thought process of how you get dressed!
    I'm just like... ooh, I choose THAT. x

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  13. very, very nice. the heart has always been my favorite thing to learn about, it's really quite wonderful how intricate and important it is. your outfit executed that perfectly!

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  14. Plimsolls Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love ur socks too...feeling ur steez

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  15. Really beautiful comparison of trees and hearts--I can see what you're describing. Also, the red shoes are such a nice punch.

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  16. This, in my opinion, is the ultimate amazing casual look

    you got it down,man ;]

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  17. You put so much thought into your dressing... I love it. You look great!

    p.s. you write beautifully

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  18. Your writing is so good, I can visualize your thought process with your careful choice of words. That sweater looks so comfy!

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  19. Perfect description. I studied the heart last year and it was honestly my favorite organ. Its design is perfectly structured and it probably was the only organ that made me gasp outloud when I saw it up close :)

    Your sweater is perfection, the buttons and the color, love it!

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  20. Red shoes and mint socks. Sometimes staring at my feet is all that gets me through meetings.

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  21. Thoughtful and well put together. And I want a similar white pullover, looks so warm and cosy!

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