Mr. pollock's journey

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Comolli, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Comolli

    Comolli Member

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        I don't know if you  have had a chance to read the autobiographical sketch submitted by Mr. Pollock over on Ask Andy under the topic "The American Tradition."  I cannot but recommend the piece.  It relates the long journey he has taken through the universe of the natural shoulder ivy league American style of clothing, from the young wide-eyed and curious believer to the older more discerning conniosseur.  It is really a history of American style in the last fifty years.  

        As you know I often compare Mr. Pollock with George Frazier, and I continue to see in both a great love of the way we Americans have created our separate tradition.  We must not let it go.
     
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    I'm very interested in reading the article and have searched for it by title ("American Tradition") on the "Ask Andy Forum". My search came up empty. Would you provide the link or further instructions on how to locate the article? Thanks.
     
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    Hi, The thread Mr. Comolli is referring to is this one. Scroll down a bit to find kencpollock's contribution. For reference, this is a continuation of the previous American/Trad thread.
     
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    Thanks for the reference, gentlemen. It's a fascinating and well-written article by Mr. Pollock and readable even if you're not old enough to remember traditional clothing in the '60s and its retailers (particularly enjoyed the reference to Chipp opposite Brooks Brothers). My father still shops at J Press but the Italians IMO produce a far higher quality product than Brooks, Chipp, or J Press ever did in their heyday. Still, it's fun to remember who we all were back then, what we did, and where we went (including the corner of Madison and 44th).
     

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