In a recent discussion at the office, we were going over our favorite books from high school. All the usuals made their appearances, Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, A Separate Peace, Of Mice and Men and of course The Great Gatsby. I’ve posted Jay Gatsby before and Daisy twice but thought I’d take another look with the new collections. The brief rundown is—Gatsby is rich and has a crazy love affair with Daisy, but Daisy is a greedy trollop who only cares about status. Gatsby dies and despite their love for each other, that bitch doesn’t even show up to his funeral. Good god woman, have some respect. In the crazy Jazz age of East and West Egg, there were some great parties and plenty of money floating around, so you’d best believe Gatsby had some good style or…steez.
1. What’s up Daisy, look at my designer jeans…yah, a lot has changed since high school.
Coat and scarf by Corneliani, cardigan, shirt and tie by Canali, jeans by Junya Watanabe, boots by Paul Smith
2. Daisy, you just killed that woman! (edited from man, i read the book over 10 years ago, gimme a break)
Coat by Rag & Bone, pants by Salvatore Ferragamo, shirt by Junya Watanabe, cardigan by Billy Reid, shoes by Hermes
3. This party SUCKS, but at least I look AWESOME
Coat by Thom Browne, suit and shoes by Yves Saint Laurent
Good Monday morning to you all. Holden Caulfield was the very first post I ever did on Textbook. Somewhere down the line it got added into my tag line and now it’s kind of a thing. I haven’t styled him since the original post on 9/1/09 so here we go again. For those of you who don’t have a solid idea of who Mr. Caulfield is, I encourage you to read The Catcher in the Rye and get wise. But for our purposes, just imagine he is a bitter Upper East Side 16 year old aching to get out of his poor little rich boy life. What up #WHITEBOYPROBLEMS.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Don’t judge me if I post a bunch of pictures from my holiday later.
1. Pencey Prep
Jacket, shirt and tie by Band of Outsiders, pants and shoes by Billy Reid
2. Callin’ out Phonies
Coat by Robert Geller, sweater by Dries Van Noten, jeans by Gilded Age, vintage bag/shoes
3. Chillin with Phoebs
Jacket by Michael Bastian, sweater by Paul Smith, pants by Alexis Mabille (random, I know), double monks by Robert Geller (or from his show anyway)
All images from GQ
the great gatsby is one of my favorite books of all time, right up there with catcher in the rye. it’s basically required reading for any american high school student and it chronicles the lives of a wealthy social circuit as seen through the eyes of nick carraway. mr. gatsby is a very well off resident of west egg and nobody knows very much about him. he’s a mysterious character with a secret love for daisy buchanan whom he fell in love with years before. the novel tells the story of their affair dotted with scenes of the rich and glamorous. however mysterious he is, there is no denying that jay gatsby is a well moneyed american royal type.
1: casual on west egg: coat by billy reid, scarf by gant by michael bastian, sweater by ferragamo, jeans by bottega veneta, shoes by dries van noten, bag by gilded age
2: party at gatsby mansion: paul smith head to toe
3: gasp, gatsby is a bootlegger: coat by michael bastian, shirt, tie and cardigan by gilded age, jeans by billy reid, vintage boots