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'70s Style.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I believe Yves Saint Laurent has or had his suits tailored by Rome's Caraceni as well as Paris's Camps Deluca. His double-breasted suits are superbly cut with just the right amount of loucheness, similar to Agnelli's, which makes me think they are Caraceni.
     
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    that is a seriously serious lapel.
     
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    that is a seriously serious lapel.
    My dinner jacket's lapels are almost that breadth. However, I have this mid-'80s Matsuda bolero double-breasted jacket with lapels like that.
     
  4. Jovan

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    I'm sorry, '70s and style in the same sentence do not compute.
    Please enter in a valid command: _
     
  5. LabelKing

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    I'm sorry, '70s and style in the same sentence do not compute. Please enter in a valid command: _
    There was plenty of style in the '70s. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Also, the unconsciously stylish photographs of Guy Bourdin were taken in the '70s.
     
  6. Nantucket Red

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    There was plenty of style in the '70s.

    Bryan Ferry.

    'Nuf said.
     
  7. LabelKing

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    Bryan Ferry.

    'Nuf said.

    Ah, how can one forget:

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  8. Jovan

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    I can't say I like any of that.
     
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    How many men, particularly in rock music, could wear that -- with a shawl collar, no less -- without either looking like a caricature of themselves or some low-rent lounge singer?

    I remember the 70s quite distinctly. There are an equal number of abominations now as there were then. In retrospect, it seems that the 70s variety of hideous clothing had a more distinctive character, though that may just be the effect of nostalgia.
     
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    I can't say I like any of that.

    No style?

    The 80s, 90s, the present - sure.

    The 70s were the last time men had something interesting to say, stylistically. Granted it was often not pretty, but the landscape today is boring. Outlandishness and flair were defeated by a stifling alliance of overly-democratic roughness, bourgeois obsession with understatement and taste, and the uniform of professionalism.

    "Style" has become somewhat square.
     
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    I had nearly completely forgotten about Ilie Nastase.
     
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    I believe Yves Saint Laurent has or had his suits tailored by Rome's Caraceni as well as Paris's Camps Deluca. His double-breasted suits are superbly cut with just the right amount of loucheness, similar to Agnelli's, which makes me think they are Caraceni.


    Labelking, do you have any more interesting pictures like this of Yves Saint Laurent?
     
  13. Nantucket Red

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    I can't say I like any of that.

    Liking it is beside the point.

    Take notes.
     
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    Labelking, do you have any more interesting pictures like this of Yves Saint Laurent?
    Here are just a few of the more I have: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Look at the cut of those trousers. Yves Saint Laurent was a real style maven, much more preferable than Lagerfeld who went through fashion phases.
     
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    Another fashionable person of the '70s decade was Rudolf Nureyev: [​IMG] Group photo: [​IMG] [​IMG] French pop star, Antoine, and Dali
     
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    Possibly the one time where an attached wing collar can not only be condoned but put as an exemplar.
     
  17. Nantucket Red

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    Another fashionable person of the '70s decade was Rudolf Nureyev:

    I always admired Nureyev a great deal for his flamboyant but always tasteful style. He achieved a commanding presence even in photographs.
     
  18. Jovan

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    Your opinion doesn't matter.
    Edited for clarity. [​IMG]
     
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    Every decade has its style. It's up to the individual, to understand how to make what's current, suitable and wearable. At age 51, I've stopped caring too much about what's on the street, although it's fun to watch young people experiment. I've never gone after trends, but to a degree, all of us are affected by them.

    So far as the 70's are concerned, menswear from that period may look a little bit tacky these days, but so does much of what's available at this moment, in some fine department stores. I won't wear trousers with a low rise, so I just wear my old ones . . . my sister certainly has no use for most of what's out in the stores, now. She wears her vintage Saint Laurent.

    So far as women's wear, the 70'S included the Ballets Russes collection, from Yves Saint Laurent . . . his favorite collection, of all that he produced. It was slightly 'mad,' but some of what Saint Laurent showed during that historic presentation, became classic for all time. Shawls, boots, headwraps, vests worn over dropped waists, hair ornaments; coruscating color combinations have been tinkered with, ever since. The 'rich peasant' is a perverse, eternally relevant look whose elements, either piece by piece or as a whole, will always appeal to women.
    babygreenspots . . . I curated an exhibtion of vintage Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, garments . . . if you'd like to see my album, send me a private message. I'll send it to you.
     
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    Isn't that a 60s photo from the Factory era?
     

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