Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 4, 2012.
Is this on your wishlist? You seem more like an Aston Martin gentlemen to me...
he's wanted a ferrari for a while, but he's not getting p4/5.
saw a pearl white aston martin dbs the other day, wow
I think the Glickenhaus P4/5 is pretty hideous, actually. The original Enzo is a far better styled car--you may not like it, but it is a coherent design. The P4/5, on the other hand, is a clumsy pastiche. The retro 80's rims are not bad because they are retro, but because their bulky, angular design does not harmonize with the generally sinewy and curvaceous form of the car. The front end is a disaster, abruptly ending in a straight edges and right angles. The peekaboo exhausts in the back are too stupid to speak of.
I do in fact.
But, here goes.
The 993 has a taut body design with no wasted space, in the same way a bespoke suit might. The body lines fit barely over the mechanicals and are there for purpose only. The basic body shape, just like classic style, has remained very similar for decades. The interior, covered with leather, is simple, purposeful, and yet elegant, like a nice pair of Edward Greens. And finally, the car's purpose is performance first, and in that form following function style, it manages to excel at both.
Its not the best car made like some will say, but it is a quite fine piece of machinery.
I'm not a huge fan myself. The enzo is probably a nicer looking car, but I can appreciate what jim went through to build the car and its racing equivalent. Its impressive, if not nearly as pretty as his classic and untouched P3/4 race cars.
I loved the 993 when I was in high school. The 996 was a terrible aesthetic misstep. My favorite 993 was the Turbo, with the very artfully scooped-out rear fender vents. Still, I think none beat the late 60's, early 70's cars. Did you see the 1973 911S I posted? Painfully perfect, in my opinion.
Nice composition. I like that the watches and house in the photograph express such a coherent aesthetic.
I think he tried to play designer too much, and should have let Pininfarina run more free. Exercising taste means knowing when to delegate as much as anything else.
Someone should dork this up. And that someone is me.
to this I will also add
Those Faber-Castells are anything but dorky. Really gorgeous. Wish I had an excuse to buy fancy pencils.
That calculator is very similar to the classic HP 12C:
A mainstay amongst us finance types. Indeed, quite a looker.
My 993 is a turbo actually, you are thinking of the Turbo S, which has the fender vents.
As for the early cars, I like them, but i would go for the 73 rs
Ah, that's right.
In reality my daily pencil is a pentel kerry.
Less pretty, but the FC tends to be fussy in real life use. I break it out for sketching purposes mostly and it was a whim purchase in a very serious way. I love the way it looks and feels though. The HP is a 15C and is a grail among engineers and the like. The image above is a reissue from last year, real versions from the 80's go for ridiculous amounts on the bay.
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