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Higher Ceilings and Bourgeois Happy Feelings

by Angelo K., 34 year old self-deprecating ghostwriter from The P.I. currently in Los Angeles, United States

49 comments · 6 · August 5, 2009

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Angelo Kangleon - Dockers Or Something White Stretch Cotton Cuffed Shorts, Sock Dreams Maroon Nylon / Lycra Thigh High Stockings, Wade White / Black Dress Shoes, Mango Liver Colored Wayfarer Esque Sunglasses, Clef De Sol Prussian Blue Cotton Cardigan, Bcbg Amaranth / Lime / Wisteria Striped Cotton / Polyester Dress Shirt, Uomo Venetto Venetian Red / Azure Paisley Woven Polyester Tie, From A Friend Ivory And Gold Locket, My Mom's Pale Cornflower Blue Chiffon Corsage - Higher Ceilings and Bourgeois Happy Feelings
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  1. White Stretch Cotton Cuffed Shorts

    ,

    Dockers or Something

    , in Cotton Shorts
  2. Maroon Nylon / Lycra Thigh-High Stockings

    ,

    Sock Dreams

    , in Nylon Legwear
  3. White / Black Dress Shoes

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    Wade

    ,

    Mall of Asia

    , in Dress Shoes
  4. Liver-colored Wayfarer-esque Sunglasses

    ,

    Mango

    ,

    Mango

    , , in Mango Eyewear
  5. Prussian Blue Cotton Cardigan

    ,

    Clef de Sol

    ,

    eBay

    , in Cotton Cardigans
  6. Amaranth / Lime / Wisteria Striped Cotton / Polyester Dress Shirt

    ,

    BCBG

    ,

    Nordstrom (Irvine Spectrum Center)

    , in BCBG Striped Cotton Shirts
  7. Venetian Red / Azure Paisley Woven Polyester Tie

    ,

    Uomo Venetto

    , in Polyester Ties
  8. Ivory-and-Gold Locket

    ,

    From a Friend

    , in Jewelry
  9. Pale Cornflower Blue Chiffon Corsage

    ,

    My Mom's

    ,

I was putting my iTunes on shuffle when this song “You Me and The Bourgeoisie” by The Submarines came on. Such a cutesy, lighthearted song about “all the pleasures of the first world,” it tickled my fancy. Needless to say, it inspired me to come up with this look.

Now, I don’t know if this look is, um, “whimsical” enough to pass off as modern dandy. If truth be told there are a hundred other Lookbookers out there who do it better than I do. Just some of the notable few:

Philip Ellis from Manchester: lookbook.nu/look/154375-Fine-Dandy

Clément Louis from Lille, France: lookbook.nu/look/50953-Russian-Dandy-Cl-ment-louis

Trevor T from Melbourne: lookbook.nu/look/190678-Well-that-s-just-dandy

Aren’t they awesome? I love them to bits!

At any rate, I was surprised to find out that Blake Hazard of The Submarines is actually the great-granddaughter of the great American novelist/short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, who, in his essay “The Crack-Up” (originally published in Esquire on February 1936), wrote, “Of course all life is a process of breaking down.” It well may be that that was Hazard’s inspiration when she wrote this one song, about how, “in the center of the first world… It's too easy just to fall apart…”

The more I listen to the song, though, the more another writer comes to mind, and that’s the great Oscar Wilde, who once wrote that “Ordinary riches can be stolen from a man. Real riches cannot. In the treasury-house of your soul, there are infinitely precious things, that may not be taken from you.”

This one’s for you, Mr. Wilde!

Location: Cebu, Philippines

Currently listening to: Well, “You Me and The Bourgeoisie” by The Submarines

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HUNTER TEXAS
love that, pretty the shots !
Angelo Kangleon
Thank you thank you thank you! (:
Jessa S.
hot
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Julie Guyot
That is so cool, you look like Chuck bass ,)
Angelo Kangleon
Haha. He's gorgeous, and I'm not, so no. But that's Julie!
Julie Guyot
Well, i think nobody can look as gorgeous as him, but your look looks like his :)
Xiomara Glindmeyer
This is my favorite. This look is so country squire with a bit of mad flair. It makes me want to invite myself to your garden and check out your prized Venus Fly Traps.
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Xiomara Glindmeyer
Oh and plus points on the Subamarines
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Verche Luxe
im lovin it ♥
Angelo Kangleon
Yeah this is my favorite look, too. Haha. Thanks, man
Jaye Santos
preppy! .. hype! + a fan :)
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N Klein
looks very cool
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