05 June 2008

Bruce Chatwin Preppy Chic

The English writer Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was a devotee of OCBD shirts, which numerous photos can verify. I include just two here, including one featuring him in an OCBD and tick-weave jacket with a 3/2 roll. The other shows him in a white OCBD and boat shoes. A masterful writer and engaging character, he is missed.


Anonymous said...


And I met him. Once. His eyes went right through you, X-Raying right into the core of you. He was amongst the first of my insights into the wider world.


Richard said...

Nice photos! I am not familiar with his writings, but he appears to have style.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I've never heard of any of these guys. Well, of course I've heard of Ian Flemming, but none of the rest. You must be well read.

I like to read Patrick when he's talking about his movies. It makes me feel relatively sophisticated. But over here it's kind of the opposite.

Pigtown-Design said...

Ohhhh... I just got a bio of Bruce Chatwin. Can't wait to read it!

DJ said...

I wonder if I'm in it?