After two weeks and four days to go, he has one t-shirt he has not yet worn.
Style is the answer to everything
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art
Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
(Hunting and fishing can be art; although not essentially dangerous, and so then include cooking, if going beyond the dangerous . . .)
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines (or tripe or foie gras or confit) can be an art
Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with more style than men, although not many dogs have style.
Cats (particularly Taurus) have it with abundance
When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun
that was style
(I had difficulty including this former line of Bukowski's poem, yet it is his writing, and my brother-in-law likes Hemingway . . . so who am I to play censor?)
Or sometimes people give you style:
Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
I have met men in jail (even in the army) with style
I have met more men in jail (not in the case of my brother-in-law-in-particular) with style than men out of jail
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done
Six herons (seen while in France) standing quietly in a pool of water,
Or . . .
- Charles Bukowski [Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski), 1920 - 1994; German-born American poet, novelist, short story writer and columnist.]
You might also want to visit the following for previous posts on style:
What is it to be Chic?
The Way we Dress: What is Chic?
A Style Philosophy
Or visit the following for previous posts on travel and dress:
Style Consciousness when Traveling Abroad
Traveling Europe: Clothing Observations
What to Wear When Flying for 2 Days
Packing for a Two Week Visit in Europe
Business & Tourist Travel Wardrobes