Scott Schuman Does Not Care About Your Style Blog
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Everyone who makes their living as a fashion blogger wishes they were Scott Schuman, the photographer behind The Sartorialist. Scott Schuman, however, doesn’t really care for people who blog about personal style.
In an interview with Style.com, Schuman said he’s “not really a fan” of personal style blogs, especially the ones on where people post pictures of themselves wearing clothes and talk about how stylish said clothes are. And while that’s not the end all and be all of fashion blogs, there are certainly a lot of people who practice this form of blogging. Schuman says he isn’t particularly inspired by any of them, but that they will probably be of use to fashion historians some day:
I’m not really a fan of personal style blogs—you know, the ones [on which] these girls just shoot their outfits and all this stuff. I haven’t seen one that I really like or that draws my attention every day. The good and bad of that is that most these girls only have a limited wardrobe; they don’t have many clothes to shoot and I don’t think most of them have come up with looks that are that interesting, that draw me.
However, I do think that it will leave a great social document for 100 years from now. A lot of these girls are just everyday girls from cities all over America and all over the world, and it will be great to be able to look back and say, “Wow, this is how real girls were kind of into that thing, dressed at that time.” And then maybe historically they’ll be able to pull out similarities. It seems like every girl, everywhere in the world, has a pair of denim cutoff shorts…but I don’t think it’s so much of a contemporary thing but what it will mean historically.
Women united under jorts? Well, let’s hope we can leave the world a better legacy than that.