Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Beautiful shirts in literature

Dave Hill quotes Daisy in The Great Gatsby on the appeal of a beautiful shirt

Recovering himself in a minute he opened for us two hulking patent cabinets which held his massed suits and dressing-gowns and ties, and his shirts, piled like bricks in stacks a dozen high.


Techapostle said...


What a thought! Shirts stacked in a wardrobe, and suits too!


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Patricia said...

I have to mention the "shirts" chapter in James Salter's novel Light Years ... I'm sorry I've loaned my copy so can't give an excerpt. The pleasure and importance of a well-tailored shirt, and the intimacy between the tailor and his client. Lovely.