Opening the wardrobe of Russian writers

  The great Russian writer Tolstoy paid attention to dressing when he was young. In the 1850s, all Tolstoy’s clothes were tailor-made for him by Petersburg tailor Carmel. In 1862, Tolstoy moved to the Yasnaya Polyana Manor after his marriage. His clothing fashion also changed from aristocratic to country style.
  His wife Sophia sewed traditional style clothing for Tolstoy at his request. The characteristic of Tolstoy’s dressing is that the shirt does not go into the waist of the trousers, and the legs of the trousers do not tuck into the boots. Sometimes he simply uses a belt in the middle of the waist to go out. Tolstoy’s gown is divided into black and white, he wears white in summer and black in winter. Tolstoy also created an original thick canvas gown, which he wears to cover his body during the day and sleeps on the ground at night.
  After Tolstoy moved to the manor, he not only wore a long gown to receive visitors, but also wore shoes barefoot in public, and sometimes even went out for a walk barefoot. He even sewed his own shoes, winter boots and felt boots. In Tolstoy’s wardrobe, there is an expensive black fur bear coat, which was made by the famous French costume master Ayer, and was purchased by Tolstoy with the manuscript fee of the novel “Anna Karenina”. A black bear fur coat is his must-wear when riding a sledge in winter.
  The famous writer Anton Chekhov pursued fashion when he was in college, but at that time his family was poor, not only could not afford high-end fashion, but even his school clothes were sewed by his mother himself. But when Chekhov went to parties, he would borrow frock coats or tuxedos from wealthy classmates. After Chekhov became rich, he paid attention to his appearance. In order to conceal his eye disease and lameness, he tried to dress decently, and even the shoelaces were carefully selected high-end products.
  After 1890, Chekhov wore a suit, and in addition to a bow, he also wore a tie, usually an Ascot tie made of light gray silk. Later, Chekhov switched to the trendy narrow neckties imported from France.
  However, Chekhov did not know how to wear a tie. He once said: “I am not good at handling personal affairs, just as I am not good at wearing a tie for myself.” He has a beard, often wears a top hat and a long trench coat, and covers his eyes with sunglasses, and often has a nihilist and medieval pirate-like smile on his face. He is a gifted actor with great poetry reciting and oratory skills. He took the stage with his hands in his pockets, wearing a bowler hat, a bright yellow jersey jacket and glittery fringed trousers.
  Mayakovsky favored imported clothing, a combination of “Old England” brands and Parisian clothes, where all his shirts were made to measure. French leather goods are also his favorite. Mayakovsky not only always has a clean suit, but also loves soft shoes without heels, and walks with a calm and soft step.
  Gogol is also one of the Russian classical writers who likes gorgeous fashion. He pursued bright colors and unconventional combinations, and even dared to wear yellow shorts, a turquoise vest, and a red turban to meet people. When the Russian poet Yesenin first came to Moscow, he was dressed as a peasant, but urban life changed him—straw sandals were replaced by shiny leather boots, blue shirts and crisp dresses replaced country pullovers, and he also fell in love with Europe. hat and jacket.
  The Soviet poetess Akhmatova preferred the Parisian dress style and liked to wear a fedora hat with feather ornaments. The fashion of the Silver Age poetess Gipius was masculine and she favored sailor shirts, men’s trousers and comfortable shorts.
  The Soviet writer Prishvin liked to be close to nature, farming in the vegetable garden of the country house and picking mushrooms in the big forest. He wore a safari or leather jacket, with baggy trouser legs tucked into boots. Prishvin also likes to live in the countryside and in the woods in winter. He carried a double-barreled shotgun on his shoulders, wore a cap with ear protection on his head, felt boots on his feet, and was wrapped in a thick cotton coat…