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Mid-century Despots from LIFE Magazine

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    What happens when no one can say no to you? Some mid-century examples:

    1945: Patrick Hurley, Chiang Kai-Shek, Mao Tse Tung

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    1949: Francisco Franco

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    1956: Sukarno with Mamie Eisenhower

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    1960: Fidel Castro and Gamal Abdul Nassar

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    1960: Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro

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    The Shah of Iran

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    1961: Kennedy and Sukarno

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    1963: Francois Duvalier carrying gun as he rides through Port Au Prince streets

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    they were all drapists!!
     

  3. AndrewRogers

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    The Shah looked much better in informal clothes.
     

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    I like the collar of the communist of the middle of the 1 picture.

    Franco, the man who saved Spain from the commies,what a classy man!
     

  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Feel free to list the SF-approved details of each despot.


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    I like the collar of the communist of the middle of the 1 picture. Franco, the man who saved Spain from the commies,what a classy man!
    and murdered thousands of people who opposed him in the process. wooo hoooo he was awesome. I'm digging Castro the most....he definitely makes that SW&D workwear look work for him.
     

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    I clicked on this thread thinking I'd find pics of 8-year old Chris Despos in breeches.
     

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    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Franco's cane looks like it has a deadly concealed weapon of some sort. either that or he is so committed to his Socialist Revolution that he goes and picks up loose paper trash in state parks in his spare time...
     

  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Franco's cane looks like it has a deadly concealed weapon of some sort. either that or he is so committed to his Socialist Revolution that he goes and picks up loose paper trash in state parks in his spare time...

    This modern version might make the purpose more obvious:

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    And please: the formality of this thread precludes any auto-erotic behavior because of the photograph above.

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    and murdered thousands of people who opposed him in the process. wooo hoooo he was awesome.

    I'm digging Castro the most....he definitely makes that SW&D workwear look work for him.


    I only wanted to talk about clothes but you shooted before;



    He won a war against the leftist who killed and raped 50,000 religious people before the war incluiding some of my family. He was a hero and I got pictures of him in my main room.

    Period.

    End of conversation
     

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    Franco's cane looks like it has a deadly concealed weapon of some sort. either that or he is so committed to his Socialist Revolution that he goes and picks up loose paper trash in state parks in his spare time...

    Franco was not socialist but the contrary! A great religious conservative guy in the way of Nixon,Reagan or Eisenhower!

    Where did you read that man?
     

  12. Connemara

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    I only wanted to talk about clothes but you shooted before; He won a war against the leftist who killed and raped 50,000 religious people before the war incluiding some of my family. He was a hero and I got pictures of him in my main room. Period. End of conversation
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  13. embowafa

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    A parade of morning suits! That's some serious iGent shit right there.

    Or do a group of morning suits have a special name - like a pride of morning suits, or perhaps a brace. And silly hats. You can never go wrong with silly hats.
     

  15. AndrewRogers

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    Feel free to list the SF-approved details of each despot.


    - B


    I think this chap passes the LL and SF test. Rubinacciesque

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