Mittwoch, 23. Juni 2010

Teatro Grottesco

Old Raj and Gin in general

I am not a gin person, not at all but if it is of exceptional quality like Hendricks or Ol' Raj, I do enjoy it a lot, especially in the warmer, leisurely months of the year...


Dienstag, 15. Juni 2010

My favourite colours (to wear)…

Have always been earth-colours especially brown-tones on the one hand and blues with a focus on navy on the other.

There is a fun theory invented by some eccentric nobleman of my acqaintance that draws parallels between the prominent forces of the military (Army, Navy, Air Force) and the elements*, and clothes. According to him all those components ought to be combined in the right proportion in order to make one a dashingly well-dressed gentleman (or Ehrenmann or gentilhomme, depending on where you live).

Basically the theory says that the Army stands for the element of earth and all its colours. Its contribution to good clothes is structure and material (fabric, weave), its overall feel and comfort. Then, there is the Air Force: element 'air' of course; its characteristic is not colour-it uses them all- but rather the cut, the sharpness, the lines of the clothes. And finally we'd have the Navy: the element of water, that contributes elegance and roundness and binds all the other characteristics together…furthermore there was also fire which is supposed to be artillery but it would be a bit too much fuss to explain it thoroughly in this short space: it adds creative splashes of colour here and there (ties, socks, cufflinks, buttonholes, pocket squares [least of which I personally hardly use at all] ) and is also quite important to women (paradoxically – or rather: conclusively- so, for Freudians); anyway, it seemed to be a pretty crazy theory.

* confer the teachings of the philosopher Empedocles there who supposes 4 basic elements: earth, fire, water, air!

Those were some hot days-

But also very good ones to me; the universe is working my ways, correcting obstacles and teaching people certain meanings, although I know that this cannot last forever. I felt very relaxed and finally could do some concentrated private studies of a literary, artistic, metaphysical and philosophical kind. I also wore this unstructured coat, at times; it is simple and not perfect but I like it and its colour well enough. It reminded me of North African desert uniforms and quite appropriately so, fore these days we were blasted by hot winds from the Sahara.

Samstag, 5. Juni 2010

Freitag, 4. Juni 2010

For a rainy spring: scarf from Drakes

We had a very rainy season and this light scarf, along with my beige Barbour jacket as well as my navy Burberry one belonged to my trusted allies on walks through town. Now, I heard that it will get sunnier and warmer and I probably only will use this overly-long drapery on cooler summer evenings when drinking some wine between vineyards overlooking the Vienna Woods or as a lasso for girls. Anyway, I wish you a nice weekend (should you 'celebrate' it).