08 December 2010

The Noël Coward Reader


A.E.F. said...

Admiral, Bittersweet buttonhole:
Pretty boys, witty boys,
You may sneer
At our disintegration.
Haughty boys, naughty boys,
Dear, dear, dear!
Swooning with affectation ...
And as we are the reason
For the Nineties being gay,
We all wear a green carnation.

Anonymous said...

Now, if this dear old queen had said cuff links were common, or whatever it was silly Mr Haslam said, one would be inclined to take his diktat a bit more seriously.

F E von S

Anonymous said...

Cufflinks are worn in the US as status markers, usually by ambitious middle class types who utilise them as a relatively cheap and easy way to attain a certain level of sartorial sophistication-- undeserved of course--a pose invariably divulged by the shoddy quality of their suits and shoes (RTW, usually). Expensive cufflinks can not compensate for shitty tailoring and poor taste in off-the-shelf shoes. Not all of us are fooled so easily. And some of us simply don't like cufflinks.


A Super Dilettante said...

I must put this one onto my reading list. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.