The Dark Ages

In 2010 Francis Cazal from the Paris-based blog Greensleeves To A Ground had this shot taken by Laurent Laport of Where Is The Cool?, reading “The Official Preppy Handbook” in an urban alley, and at night, no less. It remains eerily atmospheric and open to interpretation.

8 Comments on "The Dark Ages"

  1. Isn’t it a bit too much ? reading The official Preppy Handbook, wearing preppy clothes… besides the pictures are in black and white, so you can’t really see the clothes.

  2. All the photos are available on
    Thanks a lot Christian.

  3. that’s funny…

  4. PocketSquare | January 27, 2021 at 2:46 pm |

    People do a lot of funny things for the the sole purpose of posting them on the internet.

  5. Shed the blazer and the tie, pick a different book, and that would have been me, in Boston, hundreds of evenings in the 1990s.

  6. One wonders if Francis Cazal and René Lebenthal have ever met:

  7. We’ve reached levels of preppiness previously only thought attainable by F.E. Castleberry or whatever the preppiest preppy in prepdom called himself.

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