P.G. Wodehouse’s Wooster
|January 26, 2013||Posted by Sebastian Bloodworth under Inspiration|
Bertie Wooster is a dandy featuring in many of P.G.Wodehouse’s novels, which were turned into the TV series Jeeves and Wooster, starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Watching this first inspired my love of clothes and style. Set in the 1920s, it is fully of excellently dressed young men, most notably Wooster who always attempts to expand the flamboyance of his wardrobe, but is always checked by Jeeves.
Notice Wooster’s 3 piece suit with a grey double-breasted waistcoat -this is practically identical to a number of suits at the London Collections, earlier this month – see for example the one below.
If you’re new to the world of Wodehouse, then this hilarious video below shows rather light-heartedly just how strict the rules of dress were in that time, and how outrageous even a ‘tie with little horse-shoes on it’ was:
It’s worth watching the series, if only for the brilliant suits. There’s an interesting article criticising the drape of Wooster’s wardrobe here.