Sunday, January 15, 2012

WISE Style: Marked by the Path of Our Elders

Anytime I go out, I'm always interested in what other people are wearing. There's a broad spectrum of style choices out there, but one thing that I am commonly drawn to is the clothing that older people wear (not all older people of course). After all, many "contemporary" trends in fashion are a nod to yesteryear.

Case in point: I came across the man photographed above at a local swap meat. I'm not sure if he was a vendor or a customer near the stand he was located, but I am sure that his JACKET is pretty spiffy.

Sure, it's a bit excessive (combining two trends in a single piece: both denim and what I refer to as the native american pattern trend), but clearly it represents a high degree of style.

And there's no doubt in my mind that this jacket is probably older than me (20 yrs).

Clearly, we should both listen and take notice of our elders. We are marked by the paths that they have already driven...both in life AND in fashion.

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