The Boys Are Back in Town
The folks at Wingtip in San Francisco have been stepping up their game in a big way over the past few months. They have been attracting some serious talent to their store, and that can be seen in the dual trunk show going on now.
Phillip Carr of Saint Crispins and Salvatore Ambrosi will be at Wingtip 10am-6pm today, taking orders for custom handwelted shoes and bespoke trousers, respectively. Both men represent the absolute best in their field and I’m thrilled that they will be stopping by San Francisco regularly. If you have the available funds to commission items like this, know that I am very jealous and suggest that you stop by.
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CLOTHES BEYOND BEDSHEETS: AN INTERVIEW WITH GHOSTFACE
by Jasper L
It’s rare to find someone who blends styles, silhouettes and designers with as much whimsy and as much ease as Styleforum’s ghostface. He has an incredible eye both for texture and for color - and he’s perhaps unsurprisingly erudite, which comes across in his responses to interview questions as well as in the way he dresses.
What drew you to clothing? Did you have a long gestation period, or did you roll out of bed one day and think, “You know what, I need a change”?
I’ve always been drawn to beautiful natural materials, weird textures, clean lines, and organic shapes. The earliest manifestations of that attraction drew me to alpine mountain environments and, when back in civilization, to amateur interior design. In both cases I was seeking and finding a certain kind of aesthetic experience, a sense of harmony that included elements of risk and imperfection. It was only natural for this interest to spread eventually to clothing, since choosing what to put on our bodies is just a more intimate, direct version of shaping our personal environments. But I only made that transition in a deliberate way five or so years ago. I suppose that does make it a long gestation period.