The Way We Wore: A Life In Threads

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The Way We Wore: A Life In Threads

The Way We Wore A Life In Threads One day in the five year old Robert Elms saw his brother return to the family council house in a petrol blue Italian cut mohair suit he d just had made for him by a tailor in Kilburn On the rec

  • Title: The Way We Wore: A Life In Threads
  • Author: Robert Elms
  • ISBN: 9780330420327
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One day in 1965, the five year old Robert Elms saw his brother return to the family council house in a petrol blue, Italian cut mohair suit he d just had made for him by a tailor in Kilburn On the record player was Too Hard to Handle by Otis Reading This, Robert realized, was it This was what you grew up for At the age of 22, the same kid from the slums of Notting HillOne day in 1965, the five year old Robert Elms saw his brother return to the family council house in a petrol blue, Italian cut mohair suit he d just had made for him by a tailor in Kilburn On the record player was Too Hard to Handle by Otis Reading This, Robert realized, was it This was what you grew up for At the age of 22, the same kid from the slums of Notting Hill Dale found himself at the epicentre of hip London Writing for the new style bible, Face, his pronouncements on what to wear and what not to wear, what to listen to and how to be cool, dictated youth taste to the post punk generation In an era that saw style become a mainstream preoccupation, Robert Elms was the high priest of a new cult.This is the story of a life s obsession It s about why you d rather not go out at all than go out in the wrong sort of brogues, and why the particular cut of your jeans really can seem to matter.

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    1. Nancy on said:

      I enjoyed this book, a lot. I grew up following the New Romantic London scene through The Face from my early teenage Central Valley, California home in the early 1980s. Just subscribing to The Face back then involved not only begging my mother for hard-earned money (hers, not mine, shamefully--like Elms' mum, mine was also all about supporting my youth culture dreams), but getting international money orders drafted in Sterling at the local bank, which was a real ordeal at the time. Nevermind the [...]

    2. Tosh on said:

      Robert Elms was one of the editors of the much missed FACE Magazine, and here's a memoir told through his closet of sorts. From Mods to new romantic, this is a remarkable book and fascinating social history as well as Elm's personal story via his clothes and his brother's clothes.

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