These pictures were taken by my friend Michal Tockarczuk in Katajanokka, a district in nearly-downtown-Helsinki. The area used to be populated by workers as well as disreputable people such as criminals and pirates, or so I have been told. This was, they say, before it was repopulated and rebuilt in the Edwardian period. Today Katajanokka is inhabited by wealthy people as the stone-built Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) houses are a sign of status as well as a treat for the eye.
My outfit is comprised of a vintage style pair of trousers made by my good friend Marianne, a waistcoat, which is vintage, a minimalistic cotton tie, most likely Finnish, and a modern shirt garnished with a collar pin. The shoes are some suede brogues that I happened to stumble upon in a fleamarket, the cap has the same story, only that it wasn’t on the floor and I didn’t almost fall on my face. Well, the result is the same.