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Breaking the street-style mould – Mr Newton

I found myself thinking, yesterday, of the different street-style sites I read: The Sartorialist, Face Hunter, Vanessa Jackman, to name but three. I was thinking about how, though street style is organic, and unique, and individual and related entirely to …

Fri, Jan 6, 2012, 14:30

   

I found myself thinking, yesterday, of the different street-style sites I read: The Sartorialist, Face Hunter, Vanessa Jackman, to name but three. I was thinking about how, though street style is organic, and unique, and individual and related entirely to personal style, street style itself has become somewhat standardised. Garance Doré even wrote a hilarious post on how to get street snapped.

But if street style has become commoditised, to a certain extent, what is the point? It all gets a little sad and desperate, and you wonder if maybe, just maybe, you’ll never be stylish enough because you don’t dress head to toe in pattern, you’re not Taylor Tomasi Hill, or you just eat too much to ever fit into a sample size. Then, by coincidence, I stumbled across these outside-the-box shots on Mr Newton, and my faith in street style was restored.

I love both of these looks – because, honestly, personal style blogs have started to bore me slightly. Everyone got given the same Valentino shoes last season and now it’s just … I dunno. They all look the same again, and surely the whole point was some kind of rebellion against styled shoots! It just makes me want to style some seriously rad stuff and make people realise why high fashion is high fashion not street fashion. Holler for unexpected inspiration!

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