Those structures of privilege or social realities that might mediate the encounter are nowhere accounted for. Instead, we are presented with what appears to be the portrait of an individual who has risen above those unnamed social structures (only apparent in the condescension of “regardless of the job”) to attain self-confidence and dignity, but who (in this story the Sartorialist tells) does not challenge those structures at all.
From Threadbared on The Sartorialist’s photo “Pride In His Work”
I enjoy looking at The Sartorialist, and just interviewed him for The Sound of Young America, but this was, in my opinion, a very effective and interesting critique.  If there are other people writing about style this well and this thoughtfully, I hope you’ll let us know.

Those structures of privilege or social realities that might mediate the encounter are nowhere accounted for. Instead, we are presented with what appears to be the portrait of an individual who has risen above those unnamed social structures (only apparent in the condescension of “regardless of the job”) to attain self-confidence and dignity, but who (in this story the Sartorialist tells) does not challenge those structures at all.

From Threadbared on The Sartorialist’s photo “Pride In His Work”

I enjoy looking at The Sartorialist, and just interviewed him for The Sound of Young America, but this was, in my opinion, a very effective and interesting critique.  If there are other people writing about style this well and this thoughtfully, I hope you’ll let us know.