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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

as suited.

(image from motherjones.com):

For Paris Fashion Week, menswear a/w 2013

designer Junya Watanabe

captured the spirit of

hobo life:

travel

freedom

adventurous

raffish

self-reliant

Mr. Watanabe layered patchwork pieces

and accessorised with wool felt bowler hats.

(No suitcases necessary,  wearing all on one’s back.)

Junya Watanabe

a/w  2013

The Collection

(images from fashionising):

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