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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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    I believe Acton and Waugh engaged in homosexual affairs together in college.

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

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