Friday, May 24, 2013
My Ultimate Brooks Man
Inspired by the buzz accompanying Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and also curious about the Brooks Brothers promotional tie-in, I was prompted to look again at one of my favorite photos of Lucius, my ultimate Brooks man.
If there ever was an American gentleman of distinction, then F. Scott Fitzgerald must have met Lucius in one of this cat’s former lives. Yes, I’ve seen the Facebook pages for “The Great Catsby,” and I have friends who named their cats Gatsby, but I’m talking about the real deal: a sartorially splendid feline.
Lucius, in his impeccably groomed orange-fur coat, could compete with Jay Gatsby or any 1920s-era guy who enjoyed strutting his stuff in a two-button plaid suit jacket with a matching vest.
Above is my Exhibit B (for Brooks Brothers): Lucius, in his prime, sitting inside a Brooks Brothers gift box. I have fond memories of Lucius playing with the gift-box ribbon. Perhaps he was trying to convey that he would gladly wear a striped bowtie to please me.
Query of the Day: Are your cats “into” Gatsby fashion?