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New York Fashion Blog Treats Homeless Man In The Most Epically Hopeless Way

by | 15th, February 2014

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WHEN Scott Schuman published a picture on his Sartorialist fashion blog of a homeless man in New York, he called it “NOT GIVING UP”:

I don’t usually shoot homeless people. I don’t find it romantic or appealing like a lot of street photographers, and if you asked homeless people they are probably not to happy about their situation either. That’s why I was surprised to be so drawn to taking a picture of this gentleman.

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And then the comments came:

Chou Chou Design:
I find Homeless people having the most creative style a lot of times. The way they layer/ coloring/ mixing patterns are so powerful! I always find them inspiring. You said this photo isn’t about fashion. What is Fashion anyway? I thought this is pretty fashionable.

I never know when I am going to be moved. “…hasn’t lost his need to communicate and express himself through style.” Well put. This blog is the perfect example of style and substance. Thank you.

the F word
i want thsoe boots!!!!!

It’s so easy to believe that homeless people are down on their luck, but really they have a freedom the rest of us in society do not. The chaos of uncertainty can yield a freedom that eludes the rest of us with our perfectly clean lives…

It will be great if the man gets to keep this image of himself; it’ll be rewarding to know he made an impact


But the winner is….

Jorge from W Palm Beach August

I often look at homeless folks for inspiration on what to wear. There is a certain softness to the clothes after being worn day-in, day-out. I also think they tend to wear exclusively what is necessary, something not too warm for the day, and a warmer layer for nights. I particularly remember a certain gent in Cincinnati who would wear a perfectly coordinated outfit until it got dirty, and then he replaced it with another, also in perfect coordination. What he thought about fashion, I’ll never know. Jorge from WPB

It is beyond parody.

Read more at The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion, by Tansy E. Hoskins

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