It all started when I was 6. A 1994 CD copy of Pink Floyd’s “The Division Bell”. Me and my dad, sitting there, him trying to explain rock music to a first-grader.
The experience stayed with me since then.
On this blog I mainly share my dapper, yet rebel style, but you’ll also find some musings on music, art and literature.
Want a background story? I grew up listening to rock-n-roll, consuming lots of books about history and appreciating everything I deemed pleasing to the eye. On one hand, inspired by sad British music and the romanticism of left-wing philosophy, I always enjoyed being a bit different, even eccentric in a way. That’s where the rebel side came from. On the other hand, being a bookworm I liked the sense of nobility and class. Love for fashion came naturally into the picture, somehow blending both the classy and the rebellious sides into one wild mix.
You might be thinking, is this guy trying to get a Pulitzer writing his blog’s “About” page or what? Not really. What I’m trying to communicate is the following:
- There is a strong appreciation of classy aesthetics in me. That’s where the “Sartorial” part comes from, i.e. wearing suits, military jackets and pocket squares.
- I’m a rebel at heart, that’s why you always see a dash of extravaganza in what I’m wearing. A battered Motorhead t-shirt combined with a $1000 suit? Why not! That’s where the “punk” side lies.
If you’re still puzzled, this quote below really represents my values well.
― Jack Kerouac, “On the Road”
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop, and everybody goes “Awww!”