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Richard Haines for J. Crew

Richard Haines’ blog What I Saw Today takes streetstyle for a spin. There are no photos of the well-dressed gents he sees on the street, only sketches, a fitting combination of Haines’ background in both fashion and illustration. The NY-based menswear designer “has worked with some of the best in the business – Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, Tom Ford, and Isaac Mizrahi.”

The sketches themselves are a refreshingly light and sometimes humorous take on fashion. They remind me of Quentin Blake’s whimsical illustrations in the Roald Dahl books of my childhood. And today and this Saturday you can get your very own Haines sketch at the new J.Crew men’s shop in Soho where he’ll be (from 12-2 and 4-6) to sketch just about anything you like.