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Writing (fiction and non-fiction) on Clothes, Fashion, Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. j

    j Senior member Admin

    Feb 17, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    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.
  2. modsquad

    modsquad Senior member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Alexandria, VA
    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.
  3. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I believe Acton and Waugh engaged in homosexual affairs together in college.

    I also think Acton's autobiography is very focused on dress.
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Apr 19, 2004
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    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:



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