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Who's this?
Not Billy Stayhorne (above) w/ Mr. Ellington
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Who's this?
Not Billy Stayhorne (above) w/ Mr. Ellington

Langston Hughes. Very interesting guy, precursor of the black pride culture.
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Langston Hughes. Very interesting guy, precursor of the black pride culture.

I had always assumed that the municipal golf course in D.C. was named after him. In my mind, it was the Langston Hughes Golf Course. My error as it turns out.

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Instead, the course was named for John Mercer Langston. Glad to be corrected on this!

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Saw this on early morning cable today.

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These pictures are ancient, where in the world did you get them?

post #155 of 427
Great photos, Dig. Webb's light gray suiting fabric with charcoal/black chalk stripe looks great. It's too bad nobody makes them anymore. The London Lounge should resurrect them.

Rogers's light-colored suit is amazing, too.
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Langston Hughes. Very interesting guy, precursor of the black pride culture.

Major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and someone with great taste in
tweed. Cool.
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Love that top photo, Parker. Four-buttons can be really interesting.
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"I don't like your kind of people. I don't like to see you come out to this clean country in your oily hair -- dressed up in those silk suits - and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I'll do business with you, but the fact is, I despise your masquerade...."

STP had a Belvest Dupioni silk a few years back. I'm still kicking myself for not picking it up.
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^ :-) dat slubby silk is slick.
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Love that top photo, Parker. Four-buttons can be really interesting.

Yeah, I've been perusing a lot of vintage photos recently and realized the range of shapes and configurations of suits have really morphed over the past 100 years. I don't know if it's thread-worthy, but I'll post a few more interesting photos here later.
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Dates?
My guess for the first is late 1880s to 1890s.
The guy has a very small frame
The second circa 1910-15
The third is supposed to be the 50/60s Ivy cut, correct?
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Dates?
My guess for the first is late 1880s to 1890s.
The guy has a very small frame
The second circa 1910-15
The third is supposed to be the 50/60s Ivy cut, correct?

All sound right to me, though the last depends on how strictly you interpret "Ivy," since it doesn't look to me like Michael/Pacino is wearing a sack-cut coat. Looks like the shoulders have some structure and some roping at the sleevehead/

I like those four-patch hot-weather sport coats, but that dude's coat is too tight in the bodice, even if the Edwardians liked things tight.
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From a Jesuit retreat house in CA that has weekly pictures of participants dating back to 1930, I think.


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I have a few more that I'll post, if I can find them.
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From a Jesuit retreat house in CA that has weekly pictures of participants dating back to 1930, I think.
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I have a few more, if I can find them.

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
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