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Vintage images, a blast from the past

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

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    That's one sick Sikh!
     


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    Some favourites from Kuppenheimer:
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    Interesting, thanks. Whilst we can learn on some detailing and odd elements of quality I do prefer today though!
     
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    I really like this one [​IMG]
    I was considering a coat like this and it seems to cast it in a positive light. I'm sure that in real life I wouldn't look so cleverly stylized, though.
     


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    I have no idea where you would find a coat exactly like this today outside of bespoke from Saville Row. It is double-
    breasted and has raglan sleeves. Not at all common tday. BTW, Kuppenheimer was never high-end. It's just that
    80 years ago more elegant clothing was sold in mass markets. Or so it seems. Sad that it ended its' days as a subsidiary
    of Men's Wearhouse.

    http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2746.html
     
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    Don't worry, I know where to turn.
    Yes, the last ad with its tagline of "Prices one-third less than last year's" gives a clue. As for the aesthetic, it's a mix of standardized fashion standards of the time, our own rose-colored nostalgia, and the illusion of stylized pictures. More retailers should use illustrations today, though, because a lot of the photography and models are just horrible. At least with live pictures we know what we're getting... but I don't mind being lied to a bit. Vogue recently released online its back archives from the last century: you can see more examples of sexy, svelte, stylized illustration there (for a fee).

    My main concern is still whether I can make the DB herringbone look good.
     
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    Interesting, I had no idea about the history of the brand. I have found a whole lot of their ads when browsing for this kind of stuff. They've managed to create a really great feel to the pictures.

    More vintage stuff:

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    This has been the wallpaper on my computer since I first saw it several years ago:

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    -- Charles Cushman, Battery Park, NYC, 1941
     


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    Kuppenheimer's final years weren't pretty.
    I remember some of their stores.
     


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