• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • We would like to welcome House of Huntington as an official Affiliate Vendor. Shop past season Drake's, Nigel Cabourn, Private White V.C. and other menswear luxury brands at exceptional prices below retail. Please visit the Houise of Huntington thread and welcome them to the forum.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

Typewriters.

LabelKing

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 24, 2002
Messages
25,421
Reaction score
268
Does anyone else still use a typewriter? I find that they're much more convenient, not to add more pleasurable, than computers for small things such as letters, shipping labels, envelopes, etc. Of course, for longer things, a computer has the capability to save.
hermes-3000-portable-manual.jpg
 

Thomas

Stylish Dinosaur
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Jul 25, 2006
Messages
28,098
Reaction score
1,279
I use one for the inevitable 1099 tax forms we deal with at year end. For longer forms I use computer, but there's always the one person at who gets the odd form - for interest or something. That then becomes an exercise in paranoia, since typos abound for me. Wrose still, I have adpoted one of those comfort curve keyboards at home and the office, so coming back to the clickety-clack machines is once a year is fraught with anxiety.
 

caelte

Senior Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Mar 16, 2006
Messages
739
Reaction score
3
I sold my three typewriters when I left San Francisco in the late '80s.
One was a very nice Hermes desk model, the other two, quality lightweight portables.

There is an underground trend towards the use of manuals.
I think it is more than just Luddites tapping away.

I recently bought two portables. Mostly for color and design but I do have an unfullfilled urge to go sit in the sun under a volacano and type out a romantic novel.

The computer is my main printing device and the pen gets a great deal of use as well.

Actually , I favor the pen.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
4,572
Reaction score
5
I am thinking of getting a typewriter.

I have ambitions to write, but when I open my laptop, I end up here... or worse.

When I sit down with pen and paper, I doodle.

Typewriter may be the only solution.
 

faustian bargain

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2004
Messages
2,444
Reaction score
2
or one of these:

6388620__1162846590__1__1-9cd76435325304ff3eb43efdcb9eb992.__big__.jpg
 

LabelKing

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 24, 2002
Messages
25,421
Reaction score
268
The writer of "Brokeback Mountain"--I don't know his name-- somewhat famously thanked his Hermes 3000 typewriter when getting the Golden Globe.
 

LabelKing

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 24, 2002
Messages
25,421
Reaction score
268
Here is a Royal I have; unfortunately the string broke and I haven't had it fixed:
RO_Port_1930_M.jpg
Here is another one I use. In fact, I just used it today to type up some forms and envelopes:
RE_Port_Noise_7_Matte_M.jpg
I got the Remington for $5 at a rummage sale.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
4,572
Reaction score
5
i quite fancy this one:
nakedlunch5lj1.jpg
here is a link to a typewriter purveyor-------and a nice write-up of the HERMES 3000. $350 OUCH! i just found a site that provides a nice summation of the manual typewriter game, to include the preferred typewriters of a laundry-list of authors. here's philip k. dick's typewriter and mug:
typewritermugdy4.jpg
 

Bradford

Current Events Moderator
Joined
Mar 19, 2002
Messages
6,626
Reaction score
227
I'm having a flashback to 7th grade typing class...

And DDML, I'm not really surprised that Gibson uses a typewriter. I went to a book signing when Pattern Recognition came out and he looks like the stereotypical sci-fi writer who writes about future technology but doesn't use it, but what do you mean by he "linked you"?
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2006
Messages
4,572
Reaction score
5
erm... yeah. he had a link on his blog. i've never communicated with the fella.

yeah, those sci-fi guys are conundrums. i think he has stopped using typewriters. he mentioned making the move to word-processors in the same blog entry. so i assume he's using a mac laptop of some sort-----pattern recognition is littered with ibooks and "the cube"
 

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite style of coat for winter? Choose up to 3

  • Peacoat

  • Great coat

  • Trench

  • Mac

  • Chesterfield

  • Duffle coat

  • Topcoat

  • Shearling

  • Balmacaan

  • Parka

  • Loden

  • Car coat


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
503,326
Messages
10,565,215
Members
223,409
Latest member
tranquil
Top