POTD: Dress Code

Dress Code
Chicago, Illinois
2011

There are a lot of street musicians in downtown Chicago. I thought too late to make a project out of photographing them but I did get a couple of good shots. I was impressed by this guy’s attire. He’s better dressed for performing on Michigan Avenue than many popular musicians are when they go on stage these days. Not that I care–jeans and a t-shirt are my preferred dress most of the time anyway and, growing up in the sixties and seventies, my hair was never what could be called well-coiffed. But, I do sometime wonder when watching music videos whether or not the performers spent a lot of time agonizing over choosing just the right ragged t-shirt and rumpled pants and primping in front of a mirror in order to get that just-rolled-out-of-bed look, or if they had in fact just rolled out of bed and didn’t even look in the mirror on the way to the stage. Whatever works.