Friday, May 29, 2009

'the tramp'

japanese designers have done a pretty good job at creating clothing that projects some of the qualities that chaplin mastered in his character of 'the tramp': the vagrant with refined manners who holds onto personal dignity despite his monetary circumstances. this effect can be achieved without spending the thousands of dollars that it would take to be dressed head to toe by 'comme des garcons' or 'yohji yamamoto', two designers that have excelled in pauperism at it's most chic. pants a little too big, a jacket a little too small is a start. what's comfort when one's going for charlie?

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