Art Vent

Letting the Fresh Air In

Winter brights

December 18, 2007 - 10:22am -- Carol Diehl

Scott introduced me to The Sartorialist fashion blog, and now I’m an addict, because it doesn’t feature fashionistas but people the world over, young and old, who have created their own style of dressing. Therefore I was inspired to take this picture of the gentleman who sat down across from me in the Coop café the other day, who I’d noticed a number of times before because of his charmingly colorful garb. Neither hippie-ish nor gypsy-ish, his elaborate use of bright color only enhances his thoroughly distinguished look. It turns out he’s an Irishman named John ffrench (the correct Norman spelling), and a ceramicist who uses a lot of color in his work. It must run in the family. ffrench told me his wife buys his clothes, while his daughter, Crispina, is well-known in the Berkshires for her colorful fashions made of recycled fabric.


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Hey, that's my dad!
He is pretty hard to miss. When I was a kid it was sort of embarrassing but now I think his style of dress is GREAT!

He is a big influence on what I do.

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