Yes, there’s another woman on our front page for the second time in a row, but you can be sure that with a swing like that her knickers aren’t falling down. The image is the cover of the new spring catalog from teNeues, a publishing house with the fascinating history of being founded in Germany in the 1930s. The image is also the cover of my forthcoming golf book.
Well, sort of my book.
Last year I was contacted by one of my former editors for Ralph Lauren Magazine, who was working at teNeues developing a series of sports lifestyle books. They needed someone with a vintage and luxury sensibility to do a golf book, and when I mentioned I’d been running the Golf Style site, the deal was done. Easiest gig I’ve ever gotten.
So I wrote a few thousand words for this picture book coming out in March. I’ll do another post when it’s actually available (the catalog copy says it’s the perfect gift for preppy fashion mavens). I had nothing to do with the image selection, but think they found a real corker for the book cover. Evidently they agreed, using it for the catalog as well.
Golf Style, for the record, went into hibernation last fall while I worked on this project, and alas I fear the topic — traditional golf attire — might be a tad too niche for the demands of my time. But I certainly had a great time doing it and we’ll see what spring brings when the golf season recommences.
In the meantime I’m currently preparing a new web project that I think will interest many of you. More on that soon. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD