November 9, 2011
Jeffrey Eugenides’ vest has a lot of nerve
by Melville House
Jeffrey Eugenides’ vest has 217 followers and counting. The billowing brown garment, which is featured in the now infamous Times Square ad for The Marriage Plot, has a lot to say about its owner and is not above making a few serious threats. Case in point: on October 24th it wrote, “Jeff now says he’ll only wear me once every nine years. We’re now in talks with Joyce Carol Oates. Looking for a more prolific wearer.” Would it dare? In a tweet about film rights on November 4th, the vest had the audacity to proclaim: “Won’t be able to come out of the closet until my agent negotiates a rigid rider.” Sheesh.
Find more sartorially-minded tweets by the ego-driven waistcoat here.