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.
Polo shirt Paul Smith, trousers Marks & Spencers, belt ASOS, sunglasses Saint Laurent
You couldn’t have said it better – craftsmanship! The word is being used so much recently in marketing, but we all know what real craftsmanship is. Something we cannot buy! LOVE the post.
Thought-provoking as always! I do agree that craftmanship has sometimes been forgotten but forget all that and just look at how CHIC you are in this post! Love!
Such a nice outfit, and i’ve loving your shades.
I totally agree with you about craftsmanship and you always set the standards high when it comes to showcasing the most fabulous and most beautifully crafted pieces. Really love this Paul Smith shirt and the sunglasses are awesome!
This monument is absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. I really like your simple and effortless but chic look
What a gorgeous place! You seriously have the best style my friend!!
Awesome post! This look is so comfortable and chic, and something I would prefer to wear in my daily life. Thanks for posting this.
I definitely need to slow down! I totally get what you mean. I was in Greece recently and came across sculptures etc done in ancient Greece and that’s absolutely true craftsmanship. It made me imagine what it would be like to live in such times, away from social media! BTW, love your shades, they’re so unique!