Saturday, 4 June 2011

London men.

My iPod died yesterday on the way home from an amazingly exciting day working with costume and textiles designer Nicola Killeen at Pinewood Studios and being the lazy bum that I am- never charged it. Therefore I had to find something else to do for the journey to Hackney. Sooooooo I write this article into pocketword on my ancient brick of a phone whilst drinking a shitty cup of coffee and eating the most pathetic blueberry muffin (early morning organisation isn't my thing) and I've just finished playing a, somewhat perverted, game by myself on the bus. Watching Londoners race past and saying yes or no in my head as to whether I'd... marry them? Kiss them? etc? Well, anyway it turned out to be an awful lot of no, no, no, no, no, no, no with the occasional yes...Which led me to thinking how unfortunate most men are in their looks...Which then brought my attention to the fact that the majority of people passing by were men! I'd say 75% were men which sort of shocked me a bit.
The stereotypical London male worker in my mind is in business of some sort, in an office somewhere, who strolls around in a clean cut BLACK Hugo Boss suit with a brief case clutched under one arm. And by the looks of things I'm growing more and more disappointed in the way that male Londoners express themselves. No artistic flare to be seen. And why does every suit I see have to be black?! Where is the bloody colour?!
However one very beautiful Londoner has just appeared in my mind who had the artistic flare of a God-  Mister Lee Alexander McQueen. He had more creativity in one eyelash than these brief case soldiers have in their entire bodies!I truly believe he is an inspiration. And should be for all men. He grew up in Stratford, London being the youngest child of six and found a job along Saville Row at the age of sixteen working in a tailors which is where his journey is said to have begun.
It's just a bit sad to see all of these men passing by with the potential to be as great as McQueen, but instead they're dressing the same every day and working in politics or something boring like that. Fair enough if they want to be smart and enjoy politics, but there must be some other way to appear smart without the repeatitive black?
Maybe then there'd be more yes's than no's...

1 comment:

  1. My thoughts exactly. Why do most guys think that dressing to perfection is somehow giving away there masculinity? I wish guys didn't wear so much black. Its so safe... and girls for that matter as well. As a street style photographer I struggle sometimes as there is way too much black out there. I use to live in London so I know what you mean. Anyways... very funny reading your little post.