As told to us by a sailor …Friday, September 6, 2013 10:23
There are whole chapters in there that are massive digressions into how whales were used: candles, scrimshaw, perfume, sexy undies … weird stuff, really.
So this T-shirt from The Affair is a neat interpretation of the peculiar complexity and outright off-beatness of the book. It has all the detail of the narrative, which is bizarre but compelling, and the dark elegance of the main theme, which is about obsession and its eventual consequences, which of course, are not positive. I got a B- for my essay on Moby Dick – can you tell?
Being really picky, I’d like a slightly lighter blank than aged Navy – although that’s quite a pun for a book written in 1851 about a sailing ship ‘aged’ and ‘navy’ geddit? Oh, please yourselves. Anyway, a paler background might have been more spectacular for this T-shirt as I think some of the detail will be lost in poor light conditions such as evening light or in a murky bar, which is wear I tend to spend most of the colder months, and that’s a bit of a shame. The loss of detail I mean, not my drinking habits, but apart from that, it’s definitely a classic for the autumn wardrobe.
To make it even more attractive, you get £3.00 off the £29.95 price with the voucher code barbarous – isn’t that an inducement?