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NYC Socialite Style, Circa 1972

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DandySF, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

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    For the flight from San Francisco to New York I picked up a batch of newspapers and magazines. While flipping through W i came across this 1972 photo of Jerome Zipkin. In his heyday he escorted some of NY's most fashionable and prominent women. Aside from the tie, what he's wearing doesn't look too far from what I'd consider wearable by today's standards.

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    He looks like a five-pound sausage in a three-pound skin.

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    His pants are lapels are equally, repulsively, wide.
     
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    Mr. Zipkin was a "walker" as they say.
     
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    The carpet made that pattern wherever he put his foot down.
     
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    i like the lacquered paper lampshade ... and maybe that tie.
     
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    Tom Ford minus the TF Sex AppealĂ‚[​IMG]
     
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    geometric art, glossy ceiling, zebra skin, candy stripe sofa--why not have wide lapels....
     
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    For the flight from San Francisco to New York I picked up a batch of newspapers and magazines. While flipping through W i came across this 1972 photo of Jerome Zipkin. In his heyday he escorted some of NY's most fashionable and prominent women. Aside from the tie, what he's wearing doesn't look too far from what I'd consider wearable by today's standards.

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    He must have been a billionaire or especially well-endowed.
     
  10. DandySF

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    He was the heir to a NYC real estate fortune. In 1985 he was placed in the International Hall of Fame on the Best Dressed List, which is now run by Vanity Fair.
     
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    He must have been a billionaire or especially well-endowed.
    Guys ... he was a "walker" ... that's W A L K E R. He was gay and well-connected ... endowment was not a consideration. As far as husbands were concerned ... he was safe. As far as wives were concerned ... he knew everything about everyone. When the husbands were busy ... he "walked" the wives.

    I quote from WWD's edition of 9 June 1995:

     
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    That's what I love about SF: a limitless fount of social historical
    minutiae, or trivia. Thanks guys.
     
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    The carpet made that pattern wherever he put his foot down.

    This is clever.
     

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