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What is American Style to you?

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Kung Joo
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this thread is inevitable so ill just get it done, what is american style to you?

better yet is there such thing as american style or is it a combination of some sort, of other styles?
 

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Polo Ralph Lauren and RRL.

End of thread.
 

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Originally Posted by westinghouse
Polo Ralph Lauren and RRL.

End of thread.


w/ jeans.
 

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FDR

Originally Posted by voxsartoria
I'll start with some childhood photographs because I think the transition from the Gilded Age to the modern is rather startling.









Early appearence of the Brooks polo (a.k.a., OCBD) shirt:



1.5 Americans in bows about to kick Hitler's ass:















Sometimes the bane, but mostly the glory of the West: civilians in charge.







Norfolk suit:





...and my favorite:




- B
 

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J Biddle.

Originally Posted by voxsartoria





















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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
So, I saved my favorite Biddle photos, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in Biddle's last year of life (1961) with his third wife and children.

I think these give a much better sense of how debonair he was...and I'll end with a somewhat humorous set from the same shoot showing him in another mode which I very much approve.

















Every priority in order:



 

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Astaire.

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1963, from a television show known as Alcoa Premiere...also known as Fred Astaire Presents:




























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Acheson.

Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Note particularly the appearences of the Brooks Brothers button down collar.























And finally, one of the best photographs of the Brooks Brothers button down collar as it should be and was:




- B
 

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Churchill. Yeah, he's ours, in spirit, and we end with Abe Lincoln in Brooks Brothers.

Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill: atypical shots of the most important half English, half American man in history...in so many ways, a part of the transformation into modernity.

























And the photograph that for me, not from LIFE, that captures him perfectly in a way that the well known tommy gun photograph does not:




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Of course you have permission to publish these photos, right?
 

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Originally Posted by Chargersfan
Of course you have permission to publish these photos, right?

Yes, I asked each guy, but all of them are dead now. More corpses:

Originally Posted by voxsartoria

Fred acting asleep



Lancaster



Patton




- B
 

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