Jack & Oliver

My post title sounds like a liquor name but it’s not haha. I mentioned before that I will include British culture in some of my posts, so here’s one that’s totally British (as if it isn’t too obvious).

Also commonly known as the Union Flag, the Union Jack is United Kingdom’s flag. Before it only represents the union of England (red cross, aka St. George’s cross) and Scotland (a saltire, aka St. Andrew’s cross); until recently (well, not really, but a few decades ago), music artists started using the Union Jack flag as part of their costume. One notable instance is Geri Halliwell’s uber popular Union Jack dress.

These are my favorite pair of suede brogues. Brogues originated from Scotland and Ireland. During the early 20th century, brogues were only used for outdoor walking, as they were not considered suitable for formal occasions then. That of course changed, and now you can see many people wearing them on both casual and business functions.

This hat actually isn’t mine. I borrowed it from my boyfriend, and I would often tell him this reminds me so much of Oliver Twist, which was written by English author Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities was one of the first novels I read when I was in elementary (although I didn’t quite understand it at the time), including Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass. Methinks, however, that they were the reasons I fell in love with English literature.

For more information on the tidbits presented in this post, you can always check Wiki. Let’s make reading a habit. Ciao~ 🙂

Union Jack shirt from Ode to Her| Shorts from Clothes for the Goddess| Forever 21 suede brogues| Goorin Bros. commie hat| Liz Claiborne watch

Photos by Chad

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