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SILVER ICON’S STYLE Ernest Hemingway - MILITARY ITEM

SILVER ICON’S STYLE Ernest Hemingway - MILITARY ITEM

Fashion styles are versatile and individual. Some always wear the same clothes and others wear something new every time you meet them. If you have a unique item or a custom that can be defined as your identity, your style can be deeper in its meaning. In this section, we would like to talk about favourite things of those, who have been influencing us with their unique fashion styles. We believe they inspire us and show us how important it is to have an individual style that is your identity.


 

As an intellectual representing the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway has largely influenced our lifestyle as well as sensibility. Examining his fashion, it can be categorized into three style groups; Hunting, Traditional and Military.

We can see his traditional style in a portrait of young Hemingway dressed in a suit. Since he loved hunting we can also see many pictures of him in a hunting outfit. It might be indiscreet but I think his main style running through his work and life was military style. The Sun Also Rises (1926/ Fiesta in UK), A Farewell to Arms (1929) or For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). All of these are masterpieces that all human must read but all of them are about war. There is no doubt that his experiences in the WWI as well as the Spanish Civil War formed the basis of his novels. It is memorable to see portraits of him in his later years, where he dressed in military wear looking manly and openhearted. Naturally, he shouldn’t have dressed in military clothes as fashion. However, there is one thing to be mentioned. The fact that the sensitive poet, who lived through many wars in the 20th century, had military wear as his inevitable style. We should keep this in mind.

Shirt ¥76464 by GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY (COMME des GARÇONS)

 

Ernest Hemingway

(July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)was an American novelist and poet. A great figure who wrote American classics.

 

Photo Taijun Hiramoto
Styling Shuhei Yoshida
Illustration Éi Kaneko
Text Ryo Tajima
Translate Fumie Tsuji

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