If there is one thing I look for more than anything in this world it has to be craftsmanship. Whether it is the delicately stitched collar on a polo shirt, the perfectly timed and constructed beats of a song, or the life like expressions carved into stone figures, good craftsmanship cannot be ignored. Like a moth to a flame, it has become a pursuit of mine. While I can easily buy the song and the polo, I can’t buy the stone figures. Those century old carvings that decorate buildings, monuments and water fountains have stood the test of time and will probably continue to out live all of us. Which is potentially why I flocked to them so easily, something that seems so straight forward on paper, in reality are complex marvels that enlighten the mind, body and soul century after century. So maybe this post isn’t so much about fashion or what I wore, but more about a notion… Maybe we need to slow everything back down. It took Lorenzo Ghiberti 21 years to create his famous bronze doors in Florence, now we make entire buildings in months. We worship what we can buy, what we can physically carry, what we can show off but maybe the ease of it all makes it all too easily accessible. Have we speed ourselves up to reach quotas and allowed ourselves to forget the patience and preciousness of craftsmanship? Only time will tell.