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Power Lunch: Nick Wooster

GQ recently sat down with style icon Nick Wooster in the GQ cafeteria to talk fashion, haters, and, of course, his street style status. Here’s a sample:



GQ: Are you surprised that street style has become so popular?  Nick Wooster: It 100% caught me by surprise.  The only person I was  really aware of was Scott Schuman. While in Los Angeles, I used to think  to myself, “Shit, I wish I lived in New York.” We only had Bill  Cunningham, who was really the godfather of it all. One day, Tommy Ton,  who was the first one to take my picture, took my picture and it appeared on GQ.com. I was literally in Milan  when all of a sudden I started getting all of these messages from people  telling me about it. I didn’t even know that GQ had—sorry!—that  feature on the web site. I think it’s important because I think it’s  good for business, I think it’s good for brands and I think it’s good  for designers. It’s just good for everyone, you know?

GQ: The honeymoon is over though!  Everyone has a street style  section of their magazine or web site now.  Has it gone too far?  Nick Wooster: Well, you know, like anything, too much of a good  thing is maybe not good. That’s certainly been my experience.  I laugh  about this all the time, saying “I’m sick of myself. Aren’t you people  sick of me yet?” You know, like I said, I am truly flattered and  honored, but now there’s haters [and] you get the negative comments. And  that hurts, I’m a human being. We’re all human beings and nobody’s  harder on myself than I am.

GQ: The Internet is so damn angry.  Nick Wooster: Right. But there’s nothing that anyone can say that I  haven’t probably thought of myself. I’ve always dressed differently.  I’ve always had my own deal.



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Power Lunch: Nick Wooster

GQ recently sat down with style icon Nick Wooster in the GQ cafeteria to talk fashion, haters, and, of course, his street style status. Here’s a sample:

GQ: Are you surprised that street style has become so popular?
Nick Wooster:
It 100% caught me by surprise. The only person I was really aware of was Scott Schuman. While in Los Angeles, I used to think to myself, “Shit, I wish I lived in New York.” We only had Bill Cunningham, who was really the godfather of it all. One day, Tommy Ton, who was the first one to take my picture, took my picture and it appeared on GQ.com. I was literally in Milan when all of a sudden I started getting all of these messages from people telling me about it. I didn’t even know that GQ had—sorry!—that feature on the web site. I think it’s important because I think it’s good for business, I think it’s good for brands and I think it’s good for designers. It’s just good for everyone, you know?

GQ: The honeymoon is over though! Everyone has a street style section of their magazine or web site now. Has it gone too far?
Nick Wooster:
Well, you know, like anything, too much of a good thing is maybe not good. That’s certainly been my experience. I laugh about this all the time, saying “I’m sick of myself. Aren’t you people sick of me yet?” You know, like I said, I am truly flattered and honored, but now there’s haters [and] you get the negative comments. And that hurts, I’m a human being. We’re all human beings and nobody’s harder on myself than I am.

GQ: The Internet is so damn angry.
Nick Wooster:
Right. But there’s nothing that anyone can say that I haven’t probably thought of myself. I’ve always dressed differently. I’ve always had my own deal.

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(via gqfashion)

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