Dancing to Northern Soul! (it just didn't have that title then.........)
So many great actors with style in the sixties. For the "Continental look" i would add Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Maurice Ronet, Marcello Mastroianni And Vittorio Gassman...
A tough question - ask 100 people and you will get 100 slightly different answers.
Here's my description:
Well, to be pedantic, the Edwardian period actually started in 1901 and even as late as that most gentlemen would still have worn morning dress during the day (older ones probably frock coats still) and white tie in the evening.
Suits as we have come to know them with a shorter jacket were still reserved for 'lounge wear', but by the end of the decade I believe they started to make an appearance in town.
This exquisite image of Harrods in 1909 shows the transition and yes, the man in the brown suit could almost have been from the late 60s!
I have been inspired by many men from the cinema over the years and I especially recall Sidney Poitier in the Heat of the Night. I am not sure if I remember it from the time or from later viewings but Breakfast at Tiffany's strikes me as very cool, especially George Peppard.
This book is very interesting (don't be put off by the cover image):
I reckon that lady would be about 65 now ?, I bet that she still looks stylish and dignified.
I have said before that a lot of older ladies keep themselves up together and dress better than a lot of the younger ones these days ( IMO ), it has been said on here before that the skinhead/suedehead look instilled values into blokes that they retain now ( smartness,polished shoes,well groomed etc etc ) maybe the same is true of the ladies ?
I would also bet that the lady in the picture is still slim,I have been to Paris several times and I noticed how slim the women were,you do see fat girls in Paris though they are called tourists...all IMO
Franca Sozzani (well into her 60s) in Paris:
Nice find Ed
I liked the bit where the lead skinhead in todays times recalls 'The Liquidator' being played and everything kicks off with table being turned over etc. That was Newcastle - the exact same happened here in the South. Their reminiscing could have been applied to any original looking back. It still amazes me that we were all carrying out the same antics up and down the country yet with no communication
London Mods were having soul all nighter at the flamingo from 63 im led to believe . Id say that was the birthplace of up all night dancing to Black music and pills. I do like a bit of NS though myself so im glad the northerners unearthed some gems in the late 60s onwards . This new to me track a few of my mates are raving about from last weekends 100 club all nighter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2v5Xsb5d5c&feature=youtu.be
We were having this conversation at work this morning Cary Grant was mentioned,also Richard Widmark.