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Vintage images, a blast from the past

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by IndianBoyz, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. bourbonbasted

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    Those are Murray's Space Shoes. According to first wife Neile, Steve had a lot of problems with his feet due to motorcycle racing accidents. Then Danny Kaye suggested these, and Steve wore them quite extensively.
     
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    One of the first photographs of the Quintet at La Place Pigalle, 1934.
    Roger Chaput, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Vola, Joseph & Django Reinhardt
     
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    I was just listening to him.
     
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    My dad, who was a dentist and stood for hours every day, wore those at work from the 50s.
    When not working it was Johnston and Murphys and later, Church Custom Grade.
     
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    Click the thumbnails for bigger view.

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    William Powell and Gary Cooper: Duesenberg Derham Tourster


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    Alan Young and Connie Hines: Studebaker Lark ...and of course, the talking horse, the famous "Mr. Ed"!


    Persols, anyone?
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    Steve McQueen: Jaguar XKSS

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    Madman? John Delorean: 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix

    Lots more here: Mac's Motor City Garage
     
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    Ronald Reagan, anno dazumal, sporting a black grenadine or knit tie and the largest herringbone weave I've ever seen. :slayer:
     
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    Montage from the scrapbook of Cecil Beaton... That should be a relatively well known pre-drape picture (without the St.Edwards crown :D) of the Duke of Windsor when Prince of Wales in the early 20s. [​IMG]
     
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    t: I can never imagine Reagan in jeans as far as I can remember he was always in suits or blazers.
     
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    You don't have to be a genius to go multi-patterned but it can't hurt.

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    Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali
    Early 1960's.

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    It is very unlikely that Don Draper would have driven a Pontiac
    at the time. He would have had a high-end US luxury car like
    a Cadillac or a Lincoln, and because he was in New York where
    forieign cars were already popular, possibly a Jag or a Mercedes.
     
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    I was merely commenting on the similarity of appearance between Delorean and the Draper character.

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    However, since you speculated, I googled it and you were spot on regarding the character's vehicles at the point in time of the Delorean photo.

     
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    Good observation. Both dress(ed) in a fashionable style.
    Not, in Draper's case, the hardcore Ivy League style that dominated
    Madison Ave at the time. As for DeLorean, he was always a bit flashy:

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q...96BCAF7FE0BA878F6B8B93F5FC97&selectedIndex=49

    BTW, I owned that '68 Pontiac he is shown with. Mine had "four on the floor"
     
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    Quote:This simply an amazing picture ...
     
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    The late great 40th President looked stylish in Windsor knots.
     
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