Einstein Style


“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” – Albert Einstein

EintseinLonginesThis Longines watch presented to Einstein in 1931 by Rabbi Edgar Magnin sold at auction recently for $596,000 according to Hodinkee. The watch once belonged to Margarita Konenkova, a Russian spy with whom, its reported, Einstein had an affair.

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The professor with Frau Einstein in Panama, circa 1931. Appropriate hat in tow.

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VV7217The man clearly had a style all his own, from his understated wristwatch to his trademark unruly haircut; from his baggy woolen trousers to his gnarly lambswool crew necks and cardigans; even his choice in hats left no doubt he regarded the world around him as his canvas, painting original works of art with his theories, his off-beat dress code, and his alternative lifestyle.

For more of Einstein’s memorable quotes, visit ThinkExist.

To read about the man himself, no one does a better job of providing a well-rounded picture of the man than Walter Isaacson in his biography, Einstein: His Life and Universe.

*Special thanks to AB for the quote.


  1. jfox
    September 24, 2009

    no, no, its pronounced Ein-stEEN. you know what i’m talking about. Seriously though, I like his Ein-style. (too much??)

  2. L.A.S
    September 24, 2009

    What a great black tie look even if he does resemble Ron Jeremy a tad…

  3. M. Wastler
    September 25, 2009

    I love the title of this post. Sounds like a schmear.

  4. Dan
    September 26, 2009

    Wow, I really forgot he had a sense of style. Nice one.
    I remember watching a documentary about him and there was this anecdote about how some people were trying to woo him to (I believe) Switzerland from Germany. He was mulling over the offer for a few days and told them that if he showed up at the train station with a red flower, it meant he accepted their offer. If however he was holding a white flower, it meant he declined and would stay in Germany.
    Very dramatic, but he accepted their offer as he showed up with the red flower. Putting it all together, seems like Einstein was a bit of a dandy. Who knew?

  5. Blank Label
    September 27, 2009

    hm. who would’ve thought Einstein had style.
    that’s great that he cared about his looks because he does look good!
    the hair could use some work, but the outfits are clean and classy

  6. c.u.i.s.
    September 30, 2009


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