Sunday, 16 January 2011

The Catcher in the Rye sweatshirt / Venice jeans / Primark boots

This is the fabeled sweatshirt I mentioned in an earlier post. It is from, probably one of the best websites out there for bibliophiles and fashionistas alike. Their clothes have kind of a vintage look and feel to them. I can't get over this sweatshirt because it's so soft inside - it's like being in a cloud. A cloud that says The Catcher in the Rye. I have a feeling that if J. D. Salinger were alive today, he would be pleased to see people wearing clothes with his book cover printed on.

If you haven't yet had the chance to read it, I highly, highly recommend it. It is conversational and smart, and kind of raw and definitely real. For a novel written in 1951 it was controvercial, and still is, considering how ambiguous a lot of the headier moments are in the text. Holden Caulfield tells us how it is in a kind of misguided, rebellious, and ultimately powerful way.

If I had a shirt for every single one of my favorite novels, my entire house would be so full of clothes I would not be able to move, and maybe my better half would have to move out.

There probably wouldn't even be room for coffee mugs or a refrigerator.

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