ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Fashion Passion - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

In days of yore the dandies wore
embroidered clothes in colours gay.
Fine velvets, silks and coarse tussore.
The current fashions of the day.

Each dandy felt he must display
Like peacocks vying for a mate.
No price they thought too high to pay
Their refined taste to demonstrate..

Beau Brummel won everlasting fame.
By wearing only black and white.
He was a master at the game
and in due course he was proved right.

The followers of fashion fail.
One style cannot suit everyone,
the latest trends grow quickly stale.
So set a style that’s yours alone.

Ignore the experts pointedly
as they ignore your shape and size.
No need to dress expensively.
You wear what suits you if you’re wise.


Comments about Fashion Passion by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (8/5/2010 4:00:00 AM)

    an exceptionally beautiful poem of historic fashion
    contrasting with the contemporary and the base
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  • Ernestine Northover (4/13/2008 10:35:00 AM)

    Well spoken Ivor. Nothing worse than seeing the young clamouring after the latest designs and then looking absolutely awful in them. They think they look so good. I enjoyed reading this one, I like anything to do with everyday life.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2008

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