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Justin R Saunders is the creative mind behind JJJJound, a picture blog featuring an array of stylish photographs. If you scroll through his vast assemblage of pictures to the very bottom of the site, you will find this footnote:

The blog posts will have no titles.
The photos will be random.
No text either.
Just great photos.
(BTW, this is going to be your favorite blog)

He is right. It is my favorite blog. He only updates about every two weeks, but JJJJound has landed him a gig with the Men’s Fashion page of the New York Times’ “T Magazine” blog.  I encourage you to give it a chance, and if you do, don’t just scroll through the pictures with an absent mind.  Look at the order in which they appear.  Many times there are consecutive pictures that are meant  to be looked at as a whole.  Check out the flow of color schemes as you scroll down the page as well.

A short example of his work, but these five pictures alone cannot show off the allure that JJJJound holds.  It’s really the quantity of stylish and unique photographs that set this site apart from the rest.  After 15 minutes you start to question how this guy finds such large quantities of completely random pictures that work together to form something great.

The address to his site:  http://jrsrules.blogspot.com/

And if you’re into this kind of thing, Drew Vickers has a blog with similar format that I would highly recommend as well.  The link to his site, Poolside Bungalow, has been recently added to our links.

I think I’ll do this on weekends when I’m unable to make words. Because 1003 likes to get down, and now thinking is very difficult, the morning after. I need food, but you guys need pictures.

“I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.  It’s awful.  If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I’m going, I’m liable to say I’m going to the opera.  It’s terrible.”

Founded in the year of my birth, 1988, A.P.C. is a French brand known for its modern, yet minimalist looks.  A.P.C. stands for, ‘Atelier de Production et de Création,” which translates to ‘Workshop of Production and Creation’.  I aspire to obtain a career with a steady income in the future so that I am able to buy clothing from the likes of A.P.C.

Pictures via Hypebeast. Check out the rest of the collection on their site:

http://hypebeast.com/2010/01/apc-2010-springsummer-lookbook-2/

The reclusive author of “The Catcher in the Rye” and many great short stories in the 1950s  and 60s died Wednesday of natural causes at the age of 91.  He hadnt been published since 1965, and he hadnt given an interview since 1980, but his voice continued and will continue to ring strong through his angsty, picaresque characters, most famously Holden Caulfield. For the past five generations young boys have related to Caulfield’s conflicted and complex relationship with the world. In memory of Salinger we will be posting a Caulfield quote on our blog for the next week. We’d love to hear your comments on Salinger or memories of his books.

Throughout the course of my summer in London, I was required to attend Friday-morning seminars in South Kensington.  Although these tedious lectures were probably the most unfortunate segment of my internship experience, I had the luxury of passing by what looked to be a British grade-school, in between the tube station and building where my seminar was held.  If only I were more courageous in asking 7th graders if I could take their picture, then this post would be all the more understandable.  I would have first-hand proof of how fashionable these children actually were.  Kids in Europe dress as if they were designers in their mid-20’s.  I think that’s why as a whole, Europeans are much better dressed than Americans–they learn fashion at such an early age.  It’s part of their culture, for boys and girls.

So what I’m trying to say is…fashionable kids could very well be the coolest thing ever.

Look at every detail of their personal style.  It’s inspiring, and yet I can’t help but be jealous.

(The first two photos via the Sartorialist, of course.)

(And these two from the amazing, Garance Dore)

I think our only hope for the future of America’s youthful fashion could be JCrew’s Crewcuts….

And finally, while we’re on the subject of Kids…I know everyone and their mother has heard this track, but many have not seen the music video.  It’s MGMT at their best, so take a few minutes and check it out. (btw, MGMT has a sophomore album coming out later this Spring. Stay tuned.)