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Vintage images, a blast from the past

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by IndianBoyz, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    The High Numbers aka The Who. RIP Keith Moon and John Entwistle.
     
  2. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    My grandparents et al, England circa early 1940s I think:

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  3. Snedley

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    Reagan was a 46L. A 42 is about the size of an average man. At 6'2" and atheletic there is no way that he'd fit into a 42. And btw, atheletic means the look of an Oylmpic swimmer.
     
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    May I ask, where did you ascertain this information?
     
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    I was the the White House in '84 and got to meet and speak to him for a few minutes. I'm 5'11' and a 42R and could see that he was larger and about my father's size 46L and height 6'1"-6'2". No grown man at that height who is of normal proportions is going to be a 42. Reagan was a good atheletic 46
     
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    johnvw Senior member

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    Thank you, and congratulations on this experience.
     
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    doughboysc Senior member

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    I've heard the late Ronald Regan also wear shirts by Van Heusen, Brooks Brothers, and Turnbull & Asser. The late Frank Reynolds of ABC News liked Regan and he was upset that Regan was shot on March 30, 1981 and Frank thought Jim Brady died, and he got ticked off during the telecast of the special report.

    Plus Regan was a notable wearer of the windsor knot which Agent 007 James Bond dislikes because it was the mark of a Cad.
     
  8. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a 42. 6'3" and on the heavy side of not overweight. So...
     
  9. mack11211

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    I bet Reagan was both a 42 and 46.

    In 1984, he was 73 years old and forty years past his Hollywood heyday. Like all of us, his size changed over time.

    And now, your shirtless Reagan moment.

    1940s:

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    1984, tossing a coconut:
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    One other factor in his suit size is that after he recovered from his 1981 assassination attempt, he went on an exercise kick.

    According to an aide:

     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm 5'11" and weigh 165, and I'm also a 42, so height and weight don't mean a whole lot. I have broad shoulders and a wide chest, and its not from working out. My late father in law was an athletic 6'3" and his jackets are too narrow for me.
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Reagan was a 44, his tailor was a friend of mine. He used the same tailor since college. First the father, Albert and then the son, Frank Mariani.
     
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    I believe it's called a link front. That white double breasted white suit Cary Grant is wearing is
    awesome!


    And I believe that grin is his way of throwing the finger at SF'ers who are 'fraid of the pull!!

    Doesn't that jacket seem kind of small?

    BTW- I have a DB that fits me pretty much the same way.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think whatever pulling is visible on Cary Grant's DB is more an artifact of the material (linen I presume?) than of poor fit.
     
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    He seems to have plenty of room in the shoulders and chest.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I ran across another photo of Dali and Man Ray. Check out those lapels. I love the 30s-style unstructured jackets and floppy shirt collars.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. IndianBoyz

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    They seem to be exited, which is good ofcourse..
     
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    This is outstanding and timeless.


    What the hell does he have on his feet?
     

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