Fashionable Friday: CPUs

Fashionable Friday - Cayce Pollard Units

One of my favorite books is William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition. The main character Cayce Pollard has a very distinct style and her clothing is described in the books as CPUs — Cayce Pollard Units. What would her pen-and-paper supplies look like? Simple, clean and logo-free, mostly black, grey and silver, and of course, useful.

  • William Gibson x Buzz Rickson’s MA-1 Flight Jacket $695 (via Self Edge)
  • Midori Traveler’s Notebook Regular Size in Black Leather $57 (via JetPens)
  • Solid Aluminum Pen + Stylus $59 (via BIGiDesign)
  • Wörther Shorty mechanical pencil grey 3.15mm 8,50 € (via Fontoplumo)
  • Organics Studio Masters of Science Isaac Newton Pigmented Black Ink $16 (via Goldspot Pens)
  • Lamy CP1 Titanium Fountain Pen Fine Nib $58 (via JetPens)
  • Sheaffer Sentinel Signature Ballpoint in white etched chrome $15 (via Pen Chalet)
  • Letts of London Noteletts 4″ x 6″ Ruled Black Notebook $13.50 (via Goldspot Pensv)
  • CUBE Aluminum Pen Storage in black anodized $85 (via Karas Kustoms)
  • Karas Kustoms Retrakt Pen in Silver $45 (via
  • Muji Aluminum Round Fountain Pen $15.50 (via Muji US)
  • LeSportsac True Messenger $92 (via Ebags)
  • Cubix Easy Open Mini Pen Case in Black $9 (via JetPens)
  • Curta Calculator, prices vary (via Ebay)
  • Diamine Graphite in 30ml mini bottle $7.50 (via Goulet Pens)

And how perfect is the Lamy CP1? Its like THE Cayce Pollard fountain pen.

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  1. Late to the party, as ever, but A++ choices for one of my favourite fictional characters. Also, my style icon. She might also need a Faber Castell Basic carbon fibre. Or maybe that’s me.

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