Saturday, May 1, 2010

SOTD: Serge Lutens Un Lys

I wore a mock turtleneck. And thus unintentionally learned that Un Lys is not quite as beautiful on fabric as on skin. But it's still beautiful.

(I also learned that, wow, spring is here. Turtlenecks are over.)

Image: Wikimedia Commons.


  1. Oh for the days when college boys wore proper leather shoes, not sneakers...

  2. Hee. :) It does look so very _civilized_, doesn't it?

  3. Now that is interesting - what you call a turtleneck, we call a polo neck. A turtleneck is a lower, round collared sweater over here.

    And a "mock turtleneck" may well be a spoof style to both of us! : - ) Or maybe not...

  4. Ah, that's interesting. As I define them:

    - A turtleneck has a neck that's a long tube that you fold in half to wear. It's really really warm because it's two layers. And when it's just called a "turtleneck" that means it's shirt weight; if it's sweater weight it's a "turtleneck sweater". Though when it's a sweater the neck may just be high and not folded, because it's too heavy to fold...

    - A mock turtleneck is not folded in half - it's just one layer, and it's usually shorter than even the folded result of the turtleneck. It's not nearly as warm, but it's way too warm right now.

    So it sounds like, yes, my turtleneck is your polo neck, and my mock turtleneck is your turtleneck, and I have no polo neck. Though I have a polo _shirt_, which is a knitted shirt with a knitted collar that's roughly the same shape as a normal man's shirt collar.

    Clothes are weird.