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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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    Possibly the one time where an attached wing collar can not only be condoned but put as an exemplar.
     


  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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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.
     


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    Your opinion doesn't matter.
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  4. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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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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    I watched about 15 minutes of this recently. What struck me was how well tailored was the pinstripe suit he wore to a "drag show". I thought about how much of the seventies fashion was lost to polyester suits and the godawful leisure suit, but i know there existed some examples of well dressed men. I have to beleive it is not too much different than today.

    Although more suits today are most likely made of tropical weight wool, most are generic in style. What will we think when in thirty years we look back at all the pictures of men with overly gelled hair wearing their three button suits with the short gorge of the lapels and the top two buttons fastened?

    Classic styling has been around for a relatively long time in the modern era, but it never is the mainstream - like most of us here.
     


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    Isn't that a 60s photo from the Factory era?

    Edie left Andy by 1967.
     


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    This thread makes me think about one of the main divisions we see on these fora. On one side stand the denizens of Good Taste--always ready to rule with reason, tradition, and caution at their disposal. On the other side stand...well, I'm not sure, some kind of rabble always screaming, Look at me! I'm my own man! I have some ambivalence about both of these positions (though in the interest of full disclosure I'll admit to remembering a bit of the seventies--born 10/61--and even dragging my mom down to the Eastmont Mall in Oakland s.where around 1975-76 to buy a pair of orange platform shoes with green stitching). Clothing is a social construct, so rules must be known and at least minimally respected. I've seen some very fine dressers in the simple conservative mode. Yet for the most part the truly well-dressed man must display some natural measure of flamboyance. Prince Michael, anyone? Anyway, I think the St. Laurent photos are great. Even though dressed in a rather flamboyant way he still manages to cut a figure of ease and comfort--perhaps the most important element of appearance. One of the things that always bothered me about the Duke of Windsor was his essential prissiness. There's a revealing picture in Horst's picture book for Vogue that shows the DOW at his house in Bois de Boulogne. He's wearing a cream-on-forest-green windowpane suit with a blue check shirt, black and silver macclesfield tie, and dark brown narrow alligator belt. Theoretically not a bad combo, yet he gives every impression of not forgetting even for a moment exactly what he is wearing. It's a horrible look.
     


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    Originally Posted by Nantucket Red Your opinion doesn't matter.
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    Prince Michael, anyone?
    He deserves his own thread, if there's isn't one.
     


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    Isn't that a 60s photo from the Factory era?
    Yes, I tried to find a '70s photo of Warhol, and this was the best I could find of Warhol. Fred Hughes, Warhol's manager, deserves more photos; Google images is not helpful. His interior style was brilliant-sort of like an Aby Warburg aesthetic schizophrenia.
     


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    He deserves his own thread, if there's isn't one.
    I'd like to see a David Rothschild thread.
     


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    I can't say I like any of that.
    Me neither I think it's not style but faddish clothing.
     


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    Me neither I think it's not style but faddish clothing.
    Style is not just about clothing.
     


  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Style is not just about clothing.

    This fact seems to be a bit too nuanced for some people.
     


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