Sonntag, 1. Mai 2011

Notes on Poet- Fogey- Style:


- Scruffy brown jackets (2B, two-vented)

- Corduroy trousers (well-cut ones! baggy is English/country/weekend)

- Bordeaux-coloured loafers, also dark brown suede half-brogues by a good English maker.

- Only patterned shirts (solids are too solid/correct/serious, also: patterned and striped shirts have the aura of the eccentric; this can be slightly emphasized by the poet)

- If pocket squares at all, then only proper handkerchiefs [cf. the excellent books by Hardy Amies and Nicholas J. Storey]- my fav.: one with a Japanese poem printed on it!


- Argyle socks (even in tasteless Miami-colours although I haven't tried this one myself yet, I only own ones in classically subdued brown- and blue-tones, but this idea came to me spontaneously just now!)

- Some phantastick books that draw you into the chaotic realms of hypnagogic madness [my rec., today: Lovecraft (The Ancient Track), Kerényi (Dionysos), Clark Ashton Smith (The Last Oblivion) or even Gombrich's (Art and Illusion), Praz's (Romantic Agony) or Jung's (Der Mensch und seine Symbole)...

Kommentare:

Hilton hat gesagt…

Where is Pater's Studies in the History of the Renaissance?

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

:)

Hilton hat gesagt…

I have acquired Dionysus for my home library. Thank you for the recommendation, sir.