Dave Schilling is a contributing writer for Image. He regularly covers style trends and culture in Los Angeles and has written sharp, witty and hilarious criticism about the joys and peculiarities of fashion in Southern California, including an ode to exposed chest hair; an essay on the beauty of cis straight men in skirts; and a feature on how skinny jeans factor into the gentrification of Northeast L.A. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Guardian, New York Magazine and GQ.
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It’s easy to see yourself going somewhere in these clothes, even if it’s to nowhere in particular.
Feb. 14, 2024
I envy Knicks fans. I look over the white picket fence that separates us, me in my lavish, marble-appointed castle and them, with their quaint Craftsman that could maybe use a fresh coat of paint and some landscaping.
Aug. 16, 2023
They are a middle finger to the gods of couture and good taste. But the thrill of the Frankenstein object is that it could be a means of self-expression or a gateway into DIY craftiness.
Aug. 14, 2023
The Venn diagram of comfort and swag is nearly a single circle now. Boston mules — fabulously comfortable shoes beloved by well-dressed people who prefer walking over driving — are at the forefront of the vibe shift.
May 29, 2023
Jerry Lorenzo’s interpretation of luxury is rooted in the city’s ethos. Fashion must function as protection; but it also has to be loose, organic and adaptable.
April 25, 2023
Whether you’re commuting across L.A. for a long-distance relationship or a short getaway from home, Gucci luggage is the ideal situation of the intracity adventurer who wishes to stunt.
April 18, 2023
Never mind wearing them at home. Whatever stereotypes you once clung to don’t make much sense the moment you put on a pair.
March 15, 2023