November 17, 2005

cute book on the dandy



The New English Dandy by Alice Cicolini

"Dandyism is the last vestige of a sartorial spirituality. It is a secular monastery, but with essential accessories."

Another amusing quote: "Neo Modernists are 'citizens of the world' united by a passion for music that has consistently defined Modernists' pared down razorsharp style in the past." (from)

No one really knows who he is ... not even the Times.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, hope it's been good so far, and things just get better and better

jean said...

thanks ... :) ... it's nice you remembered! i hope chicago is treating you well ... are you all bundled in a long winter coat? (and what material is it?)

Anonymous said...

Well on my last trip to Japan I was fortunate enough to go during the super "shimmering sale." Ironically, I fit into a large in Japan and those sizes were plentiful! I bought 5 jackets there, my personal favorite is a long black coat, similar to the one Neo wears in the matrix. My other long coat, the one I wear to the hospital :(, is 90% wool, brown, textured, and warm. I'll send you pics! Have a great b-day

jean said...

oohh ... you mentioned the matrix. faux pas!!

Anonymous said...

Ok so I don't know anything really about fashion, heheh. It's black, long, fits me like a glove, originally cost like 800 bucks and I got it for a steal! I am not sure how else to describe it..

bach said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!!!!!!!!!

andrea said...

if it weren't for blogs, i wouldn't know: happy birthday!

jean said...

well, it was SUPPOSED to be a secret. geez

*looks at floor and kicks dust*