Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by IndianBoyz, Jun 25, 2011.
Not Billy Stayhorne (above) w/ Mr. Ellington
Langston Hughes. Very interesting guy, precursor of the black pride culture.
I had always assumed that the municipal golf course in D.C. was named after him. In my mind, it was the Langston Hughes Golf Course. My error as it turns out.
Instead, the course was named for John Mercer Langston. Glad to be corrected on this!
Saw this on early morning cable today.
These pictures are ancient, where in the world did you get them?
Great photos, Dig. Webb's light gray suiting fabric with charcoal/black chalk stripe looks great. It's too bad nobody makes them anymore. The London Lounge should resurrect them.
Rogers's light-colored suit is amazing, too.
Major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and someone with great taste in
Love that top photo, Parker. Four-buttons can be really interesting.
"I don't like your kind of people. I don't like to see you come out to this clean country in your oily hair -- dressed up in those silk suits - and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I'll do business with you, but the fact is, I despise your masquerade...."
STP had a Belvest Dupioni silk a few years back. I'm still kicking myself for not picking it up.
^ dat slubby silk is slick.
Yeah, I've been perusing a lot of vintage photos recently and realized the range of shapes and configurations of suits have really morphed over the past 100 years. I don't know if it's thread-worthy, but I'll post a few more interesting photos here later.
My guess for the first is late 1880s to 1890s.
The guy has a very small frame
The second circa 1910-15
The third is supposed to be the 50/60s Ivy cut, correct?
All sound right to me, though the last depends on how strictly you interpret "Ivy," since it doesn't look to me like Michael/Pacino is wearing a sack-cut coat. Looks like the shoulders have some structure and some roping at the sleevehead/
I like those four-patch hot-weather sport coats, but that dude's coat is too tight in the bodice, even if the Edwardians liked things tight.
From a Jesuit retreat house in CA that has weekly pictures of participants dating back to 1930, I think.
I have a few more that I'll post, if I can find them.
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
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