If obvious effort is the antithesis of grace, it is from Artful Dishevelment that grace springs.
A contradiction by definition, the Artfully Disheveled man lives with a certain nonchalance so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.
To be Artfully Disheveled in style is to dress as if one puts little thought into his choices. The Artfully Disheveled man appears to be uncalculated in his attire, when in reality; premeditated measures were taken to create a particular look.
He’s the well-dressed rebel. He’s the tailored misfit.
He’s the Artfully Disheveled man.
“Strong and content I travel the open road.”
-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass: Song of the Open Road, 1856
A source of freedom and a symbol of democracy, the open road welcomes anyone and everyone. On the open road, the trappings of life are left behind. The insignificant and superficial are seen in the rear view mirror while true dreams and honest goals lie ahead.
Here, social differences are set aside. One meets new friends, gathers new companions and makes new memories. It is on the open road where true life lies, always moving ahead while never looking back.
BEG, BORROW & STEAL
“Go beg, or borrow, or steal thine expense”
-Geoffery Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: The Tale of the Man of Law, 1387
Though in Chaucer’s day “Beg, Borrow and Steal” may have spawned from negative connotations, we look to Chaucer’s statement in the positive. True character is displayed during times of adversity. We believe in obtaining our goals by any means necessary and find no shame in resorting to this lifestyle in the figurative sense.
It is through this gritty approach that Artfully Disheveled will have you begging for more, borrowing details from the classics, and stealing the attention of any style minded individual.