Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I love this photo, taken by Jimmy Sime in 1937 outside the 133rd Eton vs Harrow Cricket match. It just shows how people used to dress so elegantly, even boys of about 9-12 (ish I think). The boys on the left are obviously dressed more richly and look like little English gentlemen. But what I love is how the three on the right are dressed and how they carry themselves. I'm not sure what it is (maybe it's the shirts, I LOVE shirts. And jackets. And shorts. Especially all together..), but they just look so much more refined and proud than the average person today. (I was watching the new Sherlock Holmes movie last night and again, the costumes looked amazing. Especially the evil guy's leather coat..)

One of the things I don't like so much about going to India is that I feel like I have to dress boringly as well as conservatively. (If I don't want to stand out any more than I already do and have loads of people bugging me that is. And I'm not even a tourist - I practically have a passport. Long story.) Which is why I haven't been posting. And the heat which makes everyone lethargic, so I haven't even gone out. And it's my grandparents' house so I can't really wander round taking random pictures. But at least I've been kept happy by lots of shirts. In fact, I plan to take some pictures in the next couple of days. Things move at a very slow pace around here. :)

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