From Bauhaus To Tom’s House
Earlier this month Tom Wolfe celebrated his 84th birthday. Esquire ran a slideshow of his style through the years (news flash: it hasn’t changed much). But what about the Upper East Side townhouse where the author lives? Is it as white as his wardrobe and Cadillac?
Here’s the answer via some portraits of Wolfe at home that show glimpses of his art and furnishings, which include plenty of dandyish menswear motifs.
The shot above and three below are by photographer Todd Selby:
This one is by Tim Clarke:
The remaining are unknown:
Oh, and as for that Cadillac….
Looks at home in his environment.
I have always wanted a desk like his.
The desk looks like a regency wine table with a gilded bronze rail shown. Suitable and fitting interior of a most learned and productive writer.The car is nice too but I bet he’d like a ride in my ivory coloured 1982 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit!
I don’t recall seeing a 2×1 double-breasted jacket before, but there are two here. It must be one of his sartorial indulgences.