The American hobo was a man without roots.
Never residing too long in any one location.
Happy to find work, committing just long enough
to earn rail fare to the next destination-
wherever that may be.
A hobo lead an itinerant existence:
living each day as it comes,
fixed only on the present.
The past a distant memory,
the future in the distant and not foreseeable.
With just the clothes worn
and a small parcel containing all possessions
the hobo travelled light –
free to move from town to town
(image from motherjones.com):
For Paris Fashion Week, menswear a/w 2013
designer Junya Watanabe
captured the spirit of
Mr. Watanabe layered patchwork pieces
and accessorised with wool felt bowler hats.
(No suitcases necessary, wearing all on one’s back.)
(images from fashionising):