In the ongoing project Fashun Bois, I asked several boys of distinct and separate fashion sensibilities between the ages of 18 and 30 to wear their favorite outfit and answer the same six questions about what role men’s fashion plays in their lives, identities, and society as a whole. I photographed each in their residences with a large format camera.
I am interested in how we choose our garments as a kind of directly accostical assertion of how we would like to be perceived, and how we perpetuate our own stereotypes by our fashion choices. I was specifically interested in men, because men’s fashion has, for a good period, not been at the forefront of either the haute couture or mass market fashion world. One of my friends once said to me that as a man you can go into any store and there are the same three shirts to buy.
I would like to continue this series with a large variety of people in various institutions and job positions, to seek out all kinds of perspectives and attitudes, many of which are insisted upon on by culture starting at very young ages, about the very real and often overlooked place that personal adornment takes in men’s lives.
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