Is Patrick Rothfuss Fashionable?

In my last post I said in an offhand way, “fashionistas among you will note my stylish geekware.”

The joke, of course, lies in the fact that I am about as unfashionable as a person can be. I expect that the fashionistas pay as much attention to me as I pay to being fashionable. Which is to say, none. I am many things, but I am not one of the gliterati.

However, after that post, someone sent me a link to a blog that asked the question I thought nobody in their right mind would ever ask. Namely: Is Patrick Rothfuss Fashionable?

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This entry was posted in do I look fat in this, my rockstar lifeBy Pat29 Responses


  1. Megan
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 4:46 AM | Permalink

    See?! You ARE a rockstar! :P Did you ever think people would be blogging about your fashion? It’s all of those thought-provoking t-shirts. :)

  2. cypris
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 5:31 AM | Permalink

    I think Joss Whedon needs a good “Patrick Rothfuss is my slave” t-shirt.

  3. Helen
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 5:43 AM | Permalink

    I have that Joss Whedon tshirt! *squee*

  4. ZackTruel
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 7:05 AM | Permalink

    Well I couldn’t agree more with that post about your fashion Patrick. Yeah maybe the beard and scragly hair are not so hip, but your niceness and funniness makes up for that. Who says looks are so important anyways? If I could write like you I would gladly take the beard and scragly hair that came along with it! ;)

    The fact that you take the time to connect with your fans is awesome, and it is something that thrilled me after I read the book, googled your name, and found your blog.

    Your blog is the best thing since Kvothe played his lute and won the pipes! :)

  5. King Sheep
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 10:25 AM | Permalink

    Imagine a generation of kids raised to see you as a fashion icon. Geek Shic via D&D, instead of IBM. They’ll be dressing up as you for Halloween one day.

  6. SiloG
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 1:57 PM | Permalink

    That ones a keeper;o

  7. Spryng
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    I don’t know; those pink fuzzy ears are pretty awesome.

  8. Steve
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, at Gen Con I held you up scrolling through my iPod looking for one of my photos that I couldn’t find.

    Well, that pic in the fashion blog was the photo!

    You can see it here in all its original majesty and largerness!

  9. Anonymous
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 5:41 PM | Permalink

    So.. Pat isn’t Fashionable but he’s so clever it doesn’t matter?

    or if your close fit your personality, and people like your personality then your fashionable?

    or was it just a Fan who has a fashion blog and wanted to give Patrick Rothfuss and the Name of the Wind a plug to a nontraditional audience?

    I think it was all three :)

  10. Damien Lazarus Moriarty
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 9:36 PM | Permalink

    Hey man
    Is that guy your agent? He is extremely complimentary.

  11. Mona
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 10:36 PM | Permalink

    I love your blog almost as much as I love your book, it makes me smile. :)

    Thank you.

  12. Anonymous
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 10:43 PM | Permalink

    haha, love it and to be perfectly honest i love ur promotion of serenity and joss whendon!!! plus the gal does make a good point…u do have a rockin blog!! x

  13. Rani
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 11:40 PM | Permalink

    Hi Patrick, I have just finished your book which I got for my birthday 2 days ago. What can I say? It has been life-giving for me. Thank you.
    Your BLOG is delightful- thank you for the gems that have made me bellylaugh since I started reading it. Love the way you sing your words!

  14. AJ
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 2:47 AM | Permalink

    I agree. You are fashionable as all get out. What a great blog she wrote. :)

  15. An Albino Druid
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 2:57 AM | Permalink

    Dear Pat,

    It has been a while since I have posted, although I have been keeping up to date on your life as closely as if it were my own. I am very happy for you, Sarah, and Oot, but there were so many posts on that one blog that I thought it would be a moot AND mute point being the writer of 500th message to congratulate you (But congratulations!).

    I like this blog entry about a blog entry about you. It made me glad to read. You are a fashionable guy, and so I think there is hope for all of uswho enjoy our nice t-shirts and outrageous hair styles in various places on our faces. But I did not enjoy reading the blog because the author chose not to use any capitalization. That is just a pet-peeve of mine; it is almost as bad as using all capital letters, or not using paragraphs to make the text easier to read.

    On an unrelated note, I have decided to pursue writing and music in college. I would like to thank you and Kvothe for that.

    Respectfully Yours,
    An Albino Druid

  16. JenMo
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 5:18 AM | Permalink

    I MUST have that pink bear (cat) ear hat! Can you please tell me where you happened across it? I’m guessing it maybe belonged to a fan you tried on for the sake of fun and laughs, but here’s hopin!

  17. Vasko
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

    So was that a guy or girl that wrrote that? I am assuming woman, but eh… Its good to see people realize that its not clothes that make a man, its the man.

    I try to get my wife to understand this, shes not very understanding…

  18. educatedpony
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 5:34 PM | Permalink

    you guys are all so amazing! here is a link to my latest blog post where i thank all of you (and thank mr. rothfuss, of course) and ask if anyone has pictures they would like me to credit to them that i used in the post about fashion icon patrick rothfuss:
    gee um er um gosh

    and p.s i am a girl

  19. Pat
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 5:38 PM | Permalink

    Thank you, Pony. Your blog tickled me to no end…

  20. Matt
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 8:46 PM | Permalink


    do you really care if others think you are fashionable or not?

    It’s more about whether people respect you and your writing, which from reading your book and the comments on this blog leads me to believe that you’ve earnt a great deal of respect.

    Keep up the good work; I sure the wait for the book will be worth every second.

  21. Dakota
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 10:02 PM | Permalink

    I have no wise, sage-like opinions on what makes an individual stylish or if its important to be so but i thought you might like to know that you are the 6th most important man to bear the name “Patrick” according to Google search suggestions. Congrats! maybe you can write a blog about being one of the top 10 most popular Patricks.
    p.s. type “Patrick” in Google and don’t press enter.

  22. Anonymous
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 6:31 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat!

    Regarding you being fashionable, i wish that was something you could put a Rothfuss label on and sell because i would give all my worldly possesions to have your carisma, your openess and likebility, and your way with words. maybe someday you could write another book telling us your secret of Awesomeness!!:)
    NOTW is the best book i have ever had the pleasure of reading…Ever!


    P.S. All the best to you Sarah and Mini Pat and Sarah xx

  23. Anonymous
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 9:42 PM | Permalink

    I may be a little behind here, but I was wondering what the status was on the new book. I DON’T want to be one of those pains who continually asks, “where’s the book, where’s the bookwhere’s the book, where’s the book” and I may even be posting this in the worng place but on amazon it says the audio book will be ready may 2010. what about the actual book.

    not a pain!

  24. J.M.
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 2:57 AM | Permalink


  25. Logan
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 1:30 PM | Permalink

    Right there at the bottom of Pony’s blog is a picture, and in that picture there are many books on the shelf. One of those books we all love so much and know so well, the other however is allegedly unpublished yet there it is right behind you staring back at me all smug-like. TWMF, I can see it…almost within reach…

  26. Pat
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM | Permalink

    In the Interview I talk about the fact that it’s just an empty cover in the background. Just window dressing…

  27. Vae
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 12:51 AM | Permalink

    haha, awesome! such kind words said about you, Pat. I’d take ratty jeans and an old band T any day.

  28. Illyria
    Posted October 13, 2009 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

    I would always choose to sit next to you Pat.

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