Better History…

Let me start by saying that I’m a very nostalgic and sentimental person. I’m obsessed with historical buildings, rises and falls of empires and hold on to keepsakes, letters and clothes that transport me back to a time when I was *insert emotion here*… But I’ve never been able to pinpoint why I long affectionately for the past but I do know I’m not the only one. Whether you throwback Thursday, trawl Facebook for old pictures or simply just watch reruns of old shows, there is something comfortable about visiting the past and going through an archive of what life used to be like. Maybe it is because history makes us comfortable, we know what’s coming and it means we don’t have to think or take responsibility or maybe it’s because we scared to move on. Why would we want to go forward into the unknown but how easy we forget the past was just as scary… But fashion is no exception from review looking, every designer is always keeping one eye on the past, referencing some muse or moment from some bygone era when things were ‘just better’. But I that’s where I think things fall apart for me, things were never better in the past, progression is what has brought us forward morally, socially and digitally. We cannot confuse simple with better just as much as we can’t keep viewing it in such a romantic fashion when it was as brutal as modern day… or at least the people were, some of the buildings are just too beautiful to be ignored. But we need to go forward, even if it does feel uncomfortable as that is when humanity strives for better. And we all know things need to get better.

Knitted polo Dries Van Noten @ Harvey Nichols, trouser Paul Smith, watch Skagen Denmark, sunglasses Celine, belt Asos, trainers Common Projects


  1. April 13, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Wow buddy, I couldn’t agree with you more. We definetely have to more forward and hope for better. I absolutely love your look here and your pics

  2. April 13, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I agree with you. I definitely love the nostalgia that I attribute to older buildings and memories of the past. You’re looking great btw!


  3. April 13, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    This buttonless polo is just too good! Loving the retro feel of this outfit and as always, perfect styling Luke!

  4. April 13, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I understand you i am nostalgic and sentimental person too,
    Your shooting is really great, especially i like the location – very atmospheric!

  5. April 14, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I can totally relate to that.
    No more words needed.
    Love the look!

    xx Frank

  6. April 14, 2017 / 11:02 am

    This is absolutely stunning. Love the style and I share your obsession for historical buildings and architecture

  7. April 14, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    You’ll probably think of me as overly emotional, but this beautiful post had me tearing up. Just like you I am a very sentimental and emotional person. Add sensitive to that and I basically could cry to a TV commercial… There is something about past that has always fascinated me and I think I suffer from the Golden Age Syndrome as I really believe I was born in the wrong time. At the same time I know what is not true. Despite the atrocities happening around us, the world, at least our part of it, has never been as tolerant and loving as it is now and we need to stay strong to build a better future for all of us.

  8. April 15, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    I have to say that I definitely agree with you about finding comfort in history but know that we must always move ahead in order to progress. You look incredible. Every detail is perfect!!

  9. Thai Lam
    April 17, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Love that style! I am a huge fan of that buttonless polo! Well done Luke 🙂

  10. April 19, 2017 / 4:48 am

    Love your post. I am also very nostalgic and sentimental and adore historical things. Your outfit is amazing as usual and perfect for you. xx

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