Last week, I snapped photographs of somebody who wears minimalism in a way I typically wouldn't dress myself---militaristic, utilitarian, spare---but that I thought to be quite compelling. Minimalism for me would be baggy black from head to toe, slicked-back hair, a sparkly ring, and sleek shoes. Matthew's silhouette is archetypically masculine, but his expert use of accessories (backpack, socks, jewelry) keeps things interesting. Matt Kisly, 24, is a menswear design student at FIT, a huge fan of Marmite, and thinks the best date spot in New York is former US Army installation Fort Tilden.
Tim Hamilton jacket, vintage Helmut Lang shorts, Jil Sander shoes
backpack from the Army Navy store
The vintage Helmut Lang bracelet whispers a mischievous reference, and the silver signet ring by Werkstatt:München is classic menswear.
exposed zipper tape on the Tim Hamilton jacket
a modern crew cut with that awesomely awkward touch of wavy bang
How do you do minimal?