Monday, January 31, 2011

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was a man - a real American man. He liked his drinks cold, his women hot, and his guns loaded. He was "Less is More" before "Less is More" was cool; scholars called his writing style "The Iceberg Principle" - there is more than meets the eye, calling the reader to use his or her (but mainly his) imagination. He had a style that resonated throughout the 20th Century and beyond.  In fact, his writing style could translate easily into the Twitter tweets of today.

inside La Bodeguita del Medio - La Habana, Cuba   2010

"Papa" may not be "preppy," per se, but his style is timeless and is much emulated by the sartorially-minded, traditionally-inclined, and preps in Pugetropolis. So, what's all of this have to do with searching for a prep sensibility in the USA's Pacific Northwest? Well, if one were playing "6 Degrees of Pugetropolis Prep," one could posit the following: A) Hemingway's final resting place is Ketchum, Idaho B) Ketchum is in the vicinity of Sun Valley C) Sun Valley is popular amongst preps, bon vivants, trads, etc. D) Idaho is in the Northwest E) Pugetropolis is in the Northwest... you see where I'm going with this!

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