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
another pevensie post. peter always acted as the voice of reason among the kids and i feel like he was one of those all american types (despite being british). he was wicked smart and eventually was crowned king peter the magnificent. magnificent might be a stretch, but who am i to judge?
1: oh look, we’re in narnia: coat by burberry prorsum, shirt by michael bastian, pants by gilded age, vintage boots
2: oh great, now we have to rescue edmund: coat by ralph lauren, shirt by dolce and gabbana, jeans by gilded age, vintage boots
3: peter the magnificent: sweater by ferragamo, pants by dries van noten, boots by burberry prorsum
All images from GQ.com.
presenting the original vampire, count motherfucking dracula. unlike other vampires i might mention, he doesn’t sparkle. he doesn’t hate werewolves, he commands them. he can shape shift into anything and change the weather. he lives with three vampire brides in his castle and wants to take over the world.
don’t mess with count dracula, he’ll bite you. in all seriousness, i’m begging you to read the original by bram stoker…it’s so damn good.
1: welcome to my castle, mr. harker: coat by alexander mcqueen, shirt by givenchy, pants and shoes by costume national
2: traveling to london with my transylvania dirt: coat by alexander mcqueen, shirt and sweater by prada, pants by dior homme, boots by paul smith
3: settling real estate matters in london before i bite lucy…and mina: suit and shoes by dolce and gabbana
and p.s. it’s tumblr tuesday, care to recommend me?
all images from gq.com
continuing with franny and zooey, here’s zooey. zoeey is 25 and the second youngest of the glass children. he often battles with self identity and blames this on his older siblings who exposed him to philosophy at an early age. as a result of this exposure, zooey believes he’ll never be able to look at humanity quite like everybody else. aside from his resentment, he’s described as the most handsome of the glass children and seems to have a real negative/almost devil may care attitude about life. who could blame him?
1: i hate people: shirt by trussardi 1911, jeans by c.p. company, boots by band of outsiders, coat by trussardi 1911
2: they’re the worst: coat and scarf by c.p. company, shirt by band of outsiders, sweats by michael bastian, vintage shoes
3: mom, get out of the bathroom: scarf, shirt and vest by gant by michael bastian, pants by richard chai, shoes by john varvatos
at last, the post photoshop ate this morning. napoleon was a pretty interesting guy. his image is hard to mistake thanks to portraits left behind. a few artists that always come to mind are delacroix, david and ingres. each portrait shows napoleon as all powerful and all conquering…with a little flair for the dramatic. of course, not everybody thinks of him like that, but i bet you that’s what he wanted. hence, some crazy power coats.
1: oh, you don’t know me?: coat and scarf by ferragamo, pants by paul smith, sweater by prada, boots by louis vuitton
2: i’m crossing the alps, you should know me: coat by burberry prorsum, pants by ferragamo, vintage boots
3: i’m the emperor, get wise: coat by gilded age, sweater by agnes b, shirt by jil sander, pants by dries van noten, shoes by ferragamo