Voguish Authors Who Wrote in Style
| James Arthur
When we talk about fashionable men, we look towards celebrities like actors and musicians but seldom at Authors.
Writers have the ability to move mountains with their perspective, and they have been making an impact in the world with their clothes just as they have with their words.
Here are some talented male authors whose clothes just like their work have story to tell.
“Everybody is going to be what they are, and whatever they are, there’s not going to be anything to apologize about.”
Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr (1930-2018) was an American author and journalist known for his ostentatious white suits and literary works like The Electric cool air acid test (1968), The right stuff (1979), The bonfire of vanities (1987), Radical chic & Mau mauing the flak catchers (1970), The painted word (1975).
“Fashion is what one wears oneself, what is unfashionable is what other people wear”
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) said you can never be overdressed or overeducated. He was an Irish poet and playwright popular for, The picture of dorian grey (1890), The importance of being earnest (1895), The ballad of reading gaol (1898), Lord Arthur savile's crime (1891). The man was a fastidious dresser, wore bright clothes, kept long hair and remained a style icon even after his untimely death.
“The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American writer known for his writings on Jazz age. This famous works include, The great gatsby (1925), This side of paradise (1920), The beautiful and damned (1922), Tender is the night (1934). He mostly wore three piece suits, sport coats and tweed fabric. Him and his wife Zelda made a stylish couple during the jazz age.
“Good taste is the death of art.”
Truman Garcia Capote (1924-1984) was an american novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and an actor. He is mostly known for: Breakfast at tiffany’s (1958), In cold blood (1966), other voices other rooms (1948), A tree of night (1949).
He sported blazers, suits, tuxedos and accessorized frequently with bow ties. To celebrate his book ‘In cold blood’, he threw a masquerade ball at New York’s plaza hotel and various elite of the industry like Frank sinatra attended. The man loved extravagance and it showed in his work and wardrobe.
Edgar Allan Poe
“All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet,writer, editor and literary critic. He is most famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery like, The raven (1845), The fall of the house of Usher (1839), The tell-tale heart (1843), The black cat (1843). A man whose life was as enigmatic as his death, he usually wore capes and long overcoats, a reflection of his writing.
“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinions.”
Jean Louis Kérouac (1922-1969) was an American poet and novelist of French Canadian descent. His most notable work includes, On the road (1957), The town and the city (1950), The dharma bums (1958), Doctor sax (1959), Visions of cody (1972). Kerouac usually wore T-shirts, Khaki trousers, flannel shirts and boots. The man stuck to basics and still looked good.
“I might say what amatuers call a style is usually the only unavoidable awkwardness in first trying to make something that has not heretofore been made.”
Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American novelist, journalist and short story writer. In 1953, he won a Pulitzer and in the following year he was awarded Nobel prize in literature. Some of his notable works are: The old man and the sea (1952), The sun also rises (1926), A farewell to arms (1929), Hills like white Elephants (1927), For whom the bell tolls (1940).
He was a rugged man with a fisherman’s beard and was usually photographed in T-shirts and suits.
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
Françoise Marie Arouet (1694-1788) was French writer. Also called nom de plume Voltaire, he wrote about freedom of religion and freedom of speech particularly against the catholic church. He has written several philosophical and historical books with numerous plays. Some of his popular work includes: Candide (1759), Zadig et autres contes (1747), Micromégas (1752), Letters on England (1734), Hérode et Mariamne (1724).
He was a Frenchman in 17th century, there’s no doubt he dressed elegantly with utmost poise and mighty heeled shoes.
“For every man in the world functions to the best of his ability, and no one does less than his best, no matter what he may think about it.”
John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (1902-1968) was an American author. He was famous for his non-fiction literary work like: of mice and men (1937), Grapes of wrath (1939), East of eden (1952), The pearl (1947). The Grapes of wrath won him a Pulitzer and in 1962, he also got a nobel prize in literature.
Steinbeck mostly wore a sweater and/or a blazer with trousers. Like his work, his wardrobe was also timeless.
Simon Van Booy
“But those who seek only reassurance from life will never be more than tourists - seeing everything and trying to possess what can only be felt. Beauty is the shadow of imperfection.”
Source: Wild magazine
Simon Van Booy (1975-present) is an Anglo-American writer. He is popular for his work namely: The secret lives of people in love (2007), Love begins in winter (2009), Fathers day (2016), The illusion of separateness (2013).
Booy is not just man shining in literary field but has an exemplary fashion style. He is frequently seen wearing sweaters, Blazers, suits and button down shirts. A yacht enthusiast, his style has been compared to Truman Capote.