Since millions more know of The Sartorialist than know of Plain Jane it's rather bumptious of me to be introducing him. But for those who don't know him, he's a New York-based photographer who travels widely photographing people on the street whose mode of dress catches his eye. His blog is a gallery of arresting shots, and a must for anyone interested in style.
If you want to know more about him, go here, but in any case this short, nicely shot doco is worth a few minutes of your time.
I particularly enjoy his lack of analysis and pretension about what does catch his eye. He doesn't care if it's "in" or "hot"; he simply walks the streets waiting to be seduced.
What a great defence of stylishness this suggests (and oh yes, it does need defending, but I'll get to that another day) - that to present a stylish appearance is to provide a small aesthetic treat for the hundreds who will see it in the course of a day. Or the millions, in the case of The Sartorialist.
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