The Five eSSentialS oF French Style
that has had a thousand outings, smells of multiple perfumes after
so many hugs, with past–their– sell– by– date business cards forgotten in the inside pocket, and a hem coming undone so non
chalantly that it becomes a form of refinement.
that once were raw, but are now like a second skin, looking as if they had a lot of stories
to tell, and worn into a hole by the groin, of course. with the sleeves rolled up right to the biceps, like Popeye.
4 a tee Shirt kept For purely Sentimental reaSonS that has survived four break– ups, three moves, and a dozen spring
cleans. But, hey, the cotton has become silky smooth with age, the neck sags with just the right amount of insolence, and it
rides up nicely at the slightest movement.
with buttons decorated with anchors; robust — none of that polyamide laminated nonsense — no zips, no Gore–Tex, not even
waterproof. And if it’s cold, you turn the collar up and grit your teeth. But at least you don’t look like an Icelandic fisherman.