I was just going to make the same comment, or at least ask the question how come so many of these stylish folks still smoke? I live in France where more people still smoke than in my native England, I know that Spanish folks smoke even more, maybe Italians are the same. Scott, what is the answer???!! Of course, maybe there isn’t an answer…
What is with the Anti-Smoking police. This is the Sartorialist not a health and safety blog. Surely, chacun a son gout and all that. Everytime I see a posting with someone smoking I expect the witterings to start. I have not been surprised yet. My personal belief is that if someone is that judgemental perhaps they cannot fully appreciate the depth of this blog. Just my opinion, I do not wish to insult anyone.
I’m not insulted at all, I agree that smoking is just a lifestyle choice, albeit a very unhealthy one but what the hell, it’s not the only bad choice we make. I just wondered how come so many of the very stylish folks on the Sartorialist site are smokers when nowadays you meet and see so fewer smokers than twenty or thirty years ago. Is there a connection between nicotine and good taste in clothes?… Only kidding!
I hate to tell anyone this, but: people smoke for the same reason people use drugs: it feels good.Think people would smoke if it didnt feel good? Everyone on the planet knows its bad for you, ok? So feel free to not smoke or use drugs. But now you known why. And I hope critics do not eat red meat, get their exercise and consume no sugar or sugar subs. Cause those are all bad for you.
Why should Scott do that? He captures people on the street, candidly. Some might be holding a cigarette. Should he ask them to put them out? It’s part of who they are at that moment. Just like this woman has long hair. Maybe next year she has short hair and has stopped smoking. Who knows? Who cares?! It is who she is at that moment. And that is what Scott has captured. And that is what I love!
Kind of a dull outfit, imho. But with all the cigarette commentary, I am amazed to see no-one else has mentioned this: a lot of very skinny people are featured on this blog (apparently more willing to be photographed, according to Sart). Smoking is a classic appetite suppressant. As long as skinny = stylish, there will be stylish smokers.
You really ought to be ashamed of yourself (and this goes for ALL bloggers) for continuing to glamorize smoking. I have just come from visiting a 43 year old friend who is dying of lung cancer. Don’t you get it or is it that you don’t really care for anything other than your bottom line!
guess what? Scott takes pictures of people on the street, idle.
Usually people who are idle in the street are there because they are smoking…since they cannot smoke inside.
So, this is not glamourizing smoking. It is simply life in modern times.
I love this look and I wish I knew where she got those shoes and that skirt. Perfect. About smoking: if she wants to smoke outside, who cares? Florence suffers from the same incessant smokers that ruin the air for all of us all over the world: cars and trucks. Being in an urban area means you are essentially smoking constantly. So leave the the minor offenders (smokers) alone!
Come on people! Dont bully others just because they choose to smoke, is their choice; there are many other things that can be potentially damaging to our health and no one wants people just shouting it out on our faces all the time! Apart from that….Scott you should totally add a category or tag for perfect tees (one of the most difficult-to-find item in a wardrobe)!! I loved her look btw.