- Apr 10, 2011
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Are you replying to points two and three on my list? Where I said "no sleek Italian tailoring" or "very clean SR stuff?"It’s funny-I usually am in jacket/tie, or a suit when I go to my local scruffy bookstore (has cats, even) because I’m walking from work on a lunch break.
If so, I think the expression of the tailoring matters a lot. I think there's a frumpiness to the look. For instance, I don't think Andreas Wineas is very bookcore (although I admire his style)
But I think Ethan Wong, who's also often in a tailored jacket, is kinda bookcore. I also think many of his friends are bookcore-ish.
Yes, in my head, it's a "white, college-educated, liberal" look, but I think partly because I live in those types of cities. I try not to be too specific about the definition because I think other people can use the idea for their own purposes, if they find the idea useful. Was only referencing what I've seen online with people such as Ethan Wong, Rachel Tashjian, Avery Trufelman, Tony Sylvester, and other folks, who I would not describe as Ivy.Really good comments and questions here that thoughtfully engage with the content of the article. One thing I’ll say is that, given that the first recommendation in the book suggestions section of the article is Bourdieu, I think @dieworkwear might agree with this. Or, rather, I think Bourdieu’s response would be that there’s no such thing as a style that isn’t fundamentally a cultural/class signifier. You’re right, however, that this missing class consciousness is the aspect of “bookcore” that a further presentation of the idea might need to develop more fully.