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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
May I also suggest Glamorama? (Which is all about the fashion industry)

Jon.

I agree completely - I find that Am. Psycho mostly just drops the names of fairly well-known tailors and labels, while Glamorama actually describes the dress to a far greater extent. Plus, although I'm thankful for the violence, I find that Glamorama is less grotesque in the violent torture scenes, which actually makes it possible to recommend it to e.g. my very squeamish girlfriend.

I liked the brief "Ask GQ" discussions the people in the book had, though.

An added bonus is that Glamorama does not include the annoying (although I do get the point of them) panegyrics about crap eighties pop music. The canonization of Huey Lewis and the News was almost a deal-breaker for me.

If Am. Psycho is the Trad, Glamorama is the streetwear forum, I suppose.
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
These are great, guys. A few I'd thought about, but many I hadn't.
post #18 of 24
Ah, and another: Dorothy Sayers' aristo sleuth, lord Peter Wimsey (and my old avatar):

http://www.sayers.org.uk/
post #19 of 24
I believe Acton and Waugh engaged in homosexual affairs together in college. Perhaps someone should emulate Ambrose Silk. Anthony Blanche's hair reminds me of Aubrey Beardlsey's coiffure even though Oscar Wilde commented he had "the style but not the substance."
post #20 of 24
Has Oscar Wilde's books been mentioned in this thread yet, or is it too obvious?

Also, http://www.dandyism.net/ gets far too precious for me sometimes, but they're very good with quotes and literary reference.

BTW: Was the Amazon/SF library completely lost in the crash?
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Has Oscar Wilde been mentioned in this thread yet, or is it too obvious.

Also, http://www.dandyism.net/ gets far too precious for me sometimes, but they're very good with quotes and literary reference.

BTW: Was the Amazon/SF library completely lost in the crash?
I doubt it. I am trying to find a copy to put back up. Thanks for reminding me.
post #22 of 24
You might try "I'll Take It" by Paul Rudnick, now better known as a screenwriter. It's a well-executed feather-light comedy about shopping. It's been 15 years since I read it, but I think that like half the story revolves around a plan to blow up LL Bean.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I believe Acton and Waugh engaged in homosexual affairs together in college.

I also think Acton's autobiography is very focused on dress.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
I agree completely - I find that Am. Psycho mostly just drops the names of fairly well-known tailors and labels, while Glamorama actually describes the dress to a far greater extent. Plus, although I'm thankful for the violence, I find that Glamorama is less grotesque in the violent torture scenes, which actually makes it possible to recommend it to e.g. my very squeamish girlfriend.

I liked the brief "Ask GQ" discussions the people in the book had, though.

An added bonus is that Glamorama does not include the annoying (although I do get the point of them) panegyrics about crap eighties pop music. The canonization of Huey Lewis and the News was almost a deal-breaker for me.

If Am. Psycho is the Trad, Glamorama is the streetwear forum, I suppose.

This however was overused IMHO:



Jon.
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