Firstly, thank you for your comments on my previous post about personal style. I'll respond to you individually, but know that your thoughts were great to read. Now onto a man who has a very refined sense of style, Hercule Poirot.
With all the knitting I've been doing lately I've been listening to a lot of Old Time Radio (new station that I found and love is AudioNoir) and watching a lot of Netflix. One thing in particular that I have been marathoning is Poirot. Netflix has 40-some episodes of Poirot on instant watch, starting with the first David Suchet one. The one problem I find with watching a whole mess of Poirot at once is that I start getting a wee obsessed over some things. Like his office.
His desk is especially drool-worthy to me, especially the metal desk lamp and phone. I did some research on that style of lamp he has and it seems to be a piano light. The back reflector is there so it shines all the light onto the music sheet. I have yet been able to find one just like his.
The above image from Sweet Sunday Mornings' post on Ms. Lemon, Poirot's secretary. You definitely should check out her post as it is just full of awesome Ms. Lemon outfits. Her whole style is worth several posts for sure.
Another thing Poirot has got me hooked on is the idea of serving coffee in a proper cup and saucer. The problem is finding a set that is a style I like and not a bajilliony dollars. Needless to say, the hunt is still on.
The different designs of tea sets they have for this series is intense. Just check out the super Deco set in this Poirot article in the Daily Mail (scroll to bottom). The silver set below is fabulous, but I would never want to own one myself. (Think of all the cleaning!)
There are plenty of other things I'm obsessing over, thanks to the Poirot TV series, but I'll save those for another day. If you need more of a Poirot fix, I got most of these images from the Poirot Flickr Group over here.