Monday, December 31, 2012

Jim Morrison: A Bright New Year

As 2012 comes to an end, with it comes a time of reflection. A time to remember all of the moments and experiences lived during this 365 day journey. It's not only about looking back, but looking forward to 2013 as well.

May 2013 be as bright as the flare held by Jim Morrison in the photo below. Thanks to all of my readers for your support during this year, and I wish you the best for the new year that's just about to begin in some hours.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Marlon Brando: Plaid Jacket

A plaid jacket won't only keep you warm on a cold day, but it will make you look well dressed in a casual laid back way. Plaid has been around for decades, and has made a comeback in recent years with the 90s grunge revival; yet the use of plaid goes back to the 50s-60s. Below a photo of Marlon Brando wearing a plaid jacket with jeans.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

David Bowie: Winter Look

An amazing winter look worn by David Bowie.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing all of my readers a Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Bjorn Borg: Simple Breakfast

Bjorn Borg, the world's best tennis player during the 70s, shows how pairing a simple V-neck pullover sweater and jeans can lead to a versatile and stylish ensemble.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

L.G.R S/S 2013: For Your Eyes Only

L.G.R is an Italian eyewear brand, known for its timeless elegance, top quality materials, and one of a kind designs.

For this upcoming Spring/Summer season, L.G.R has enriched its wide collection, named after iconic African cities, not only by adding new models such as Tiko, Kango, Nile, & Zambezi; but by incorporating intense colors and metal to its frames.

All of L.G.R's celluloid acetate frames are handmade in Italy by artisans. For the first time, stainless steel has been added to the frames' arms, making it an original and elegant accent. The newest versions of the Casablanca & Keren, and Zambezi frames have metallic arms, and are reminiscent of the eyewear worn by the likes of Warren Beatty and Robert Redford during the 70s.

On the other hand the newest frame hues such as Havana Red and Blue, Grey Marble, Nimetic, and Faded Grey will definitely add the finishing touch to any ensemble.

L.G.R sunglasses and eyeglasses can be found in top stores and boutiques around the world. For further information visit:

Photos: L.G.R

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tara & Nicky Browne: A Day in the Life

Tara and Nicky Browne, two icons of Swingin' 60s London, photographed in 1966 wearing a double breasted silk suit and a gold shirt respectively.

This week marks the 46th anniversary of Tara's sudden death, which is referenced on the Beatles classic, "A Day in the Life".

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Terence Stamp & Jean Shrimpton: Neon Winter

Terence Stamp and Jean Shrimpton added a touch of color with their colorful neon sweaters in the late 60s.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jean Paul Belmondo: Scarf Touch

Jean Paul Belmondo knew in the 60s that scarfs not only protect one from cold temperatures, but they add color and the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Brian Jones: Turtleneck Sweater

Brian Jones wearing a turtleneck sweater, a Mod and Winter wardrobe staple. Versatile and simple elegance.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Niemeyer, de Moraes, and Jobim: Brazilian Icons

A unique photograph that captured the encounter of three Brazilian icons: Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Oscar Niemeyer.

Moraes wrote the lyrics for the bossanova classic "The Girl of Ipanema", while Jobim composed the music for this and other bossanova musical masterpieces. Niemeyer, who died two days ago at the age of 104, was one of the greatest architects in history. His best works can be found within the city of Brasilia, yet one can appreciate his modern creations in Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and several European cities.

Oscar Niemeyer didn't only design buildings, he created special works, such as the set for one of de Moraes' plays.

Photo: Arch Daily

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Duran Duran: Fall/Winter Trendsetters

Besides being one of the most popular groups in the world during the 80s, Duran Duran had a strong impact on menswear. What's really interesting is how their style changed from one album to another, a reflection of the quick changes and evolution of fashion in the 80s. From punk inspired to neon dandy to avant garde rocker styles, Duran Duran always got it right.

Below a photo of the band in 1985, wearing ensembles that wouldn't look dated in 2012; well only their hair.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Tony Curtis: Winter Reflections

Tony Curtis photographed while reflecting during a 60s winter. This photo was probably taken in New York City.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Christian Dior: Fall/Winter 1971

What a better way to brighten up your ensembles this Fall/Winter than with bright colors and eye catching patterns such as the ones show in this photo from Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 1971 campaign. The timeless elegance of Dior paired with the upbeat mood of the early 70s.

Photo: Styleregistry

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bob Dylan: A Day at the Tailor

Bob Dylan shows how a turtleneck can save the day during Fall/Winter. Below a photo of him during a visit to his tailor; it's not only about his ensemble, but his carefree attitude.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Paul & Linda McCartney: My Love

Paul and Linda McCartney photographed in 1969, showing that love can make the most simple ensembles look magnificent.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Ray Brooks & Jane Birkin: London Mods

Jane Birkin and Ray Brooks on a promotional photo of  1965's Palme d'Or winner, "The Knack...and How To Get It". A photo that not only evokes London on a cloudy day, but a photo that captures the essence of Mod style.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bruce Springsteen: Casual Fall

Bruce Springsteen wearing in the 70s an ensemble made up of a leather jacket, a t-shirt, and jeans. Simple, casual, and laid back.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Luigi Tenco: Cordoury Fall

Cordoury is one of Fall/Winter's staple fabrics. Easy to wear and perfect for any occasion; cordoury can be worn on jackets and pants. Below a mid 60s photo of Luigi Tenco wearing a cordoury jacket with a plain white shirt and a printed scarf.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Montgomery Clift: Relaxation

Montgomery Clift circa 1955 enjoying some moments of solitude and relaxation.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Marcello Mastroianni: Total Black

The elegance of a total black ensemble, shown by Marcello Mastroianni.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Keith Richards: Statement Tie

Printed and colorful ties can give a different twist to a simple black suit, just ask Keith Richards in this Philip Townsend photo.

Photo: Tumblr/Philip Townsend

Friday, November 9, 2012

Helmut Berger & Dominique Sanda: Saint Laurent Rive Gauche

Helmut Berger and Dominique Sanda were photographed circa 1972, apparently wearing Saint Laurent Rive Gauche ensembles. Berger's modern safari jacket is the result of blending Saint Laurent's Saharian inspiration with Pierre Cardin's futuristic zipper touch.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

David Lynch

David Lynch showed in the 80s that the combination of simplicity and attitude lead to elegance.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Halston: Office Elegance

Halston, one of the most influential designers in the 70s, is pictured at his offices in New York City's Olympic Tower wearing a crisp black suit and tie. Throughout the 70s, Halston's trademark look consisted of a white jacket paired with a black turtleneck (or on its own).

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Musical Conversation

An early 1967 photograph that shows Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim having a conversation while recording their musical masterpiece album "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim".

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

James Dean: Times Square in the Rain

The last couple of days haven't been the best ones for New York City due to the passing of Hurricane Sandy. Whenever the news broadcast showed footage of a rainy Times Square, it definitely made me remember this iconic 1955 Dennis Stock photo of James Dean strolling in the middle of the rain there.

My support goes out to everyone affected by Sandy in New York, the Eastern US Coast, and the Caribbean.

Photo: Tumblr/Dennis Stock

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hubert De Givenchy

Hubert De Givenchy, one of the greatest designers and fashion icons of the 20th Century, photographed in the early 70s during a visit to New York City.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Warren Beatty: The Art of the Tie Knot

Ties are a must in the wardrobe of any elegant gentleman. They are the finishing touch to an ensemble, create contrast, and express one's personality. Yet, it doesn't matter if your tie has an amazing design, blends perfectly with your jacket and shirt, or its materials are the best; if the knot isn't well done, it pretty much spoils the whole ensemble.

A simple but very important detail, understood very well by Warren Beatty, who was photographed in 1967 by Jack Robinson while fixing his tie's knot.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull

Mick Jagger opted for a simple yet bold look to attend a party with Marianne Faithfull in 1967. Jagger paired a simple white turtleneck with an artistic print jacket.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins, who starred in films such as "Psycho" and "Goodbye Again", is shown below wearing what appears to be a velvet or cordoury suit paired with a skinny tie.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Omar Sharif: Perfect Elegance

The timeless elegance of Omar Sharif gracing the cover of GQ in the mid 60s.

Photo: GQ

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Audrey Hepburn & Albert Finney: Two for the Road"

Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney stroll through a flower covered field in one of the scenes of "Two for the Road". This is one of the best films from the late 60s due to its narrative sequence and of course the ensembles worn throughout the film.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Steve McQueen: "Thomas Crown" Dandyism

Steve McQueen wearing a double breasted suit, probably on the set of "The Thomas Crown Affair", is an example of late 60s dandyism in this photo.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Catherine Deneuve & Sami Frey: Manon 70

Catherine Deneuve and Sami Frey take a very stylish stroll in "Manon 70".

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cerruti: Fall 1991

A Fall 1991 ensemble by Nino Cerruti that can be worn nowadays, and still look as fresh as it did 20 years ago. Versatile, simple, and elegant.

Photo: Uomoclassico

Monday, October 8, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent: A Successful Presentation

Yves Saint Laurent was definitely a fashion icon and visionnaire. His designs for both women and men marked an era in fashion history. Below a photo of Saint Laurent after presenting a collection circa 1969-1970. Worth noticing are his Safari inspired shirt and neckerchief, and last but not least, Betty Catroux congratulating her friend.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Brian Epstein by David Bailey

Brian Epstein shows the power of a plain black suit and tie in these photos taken by David Bailey in 1965.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sean Connery: The Bond Attitude

With the 50th anniversary of the James Bond saga being celebrated these days; nothing better than a 1962 photo of Sean Connery, that shows why he's the most stylish Bond of all. It's not only the clothes, it's the attitude.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Robert Redford: American 70s Style Icon

Robert Redford is definitely an American Menswear icon due to his impeccable style in the 70s. From "The Great Gatsby", "The Three Days of Condor", to his "streetstyle"; Redford always gave a lesson of style.

Below an ensemble that is a great example of menswear during the early 70s: velvet shirt, aviator eyeglasses, Concho belt, and jeans.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Andy Williams

Andy Williams, one of the greatest voices of the 60s and 70s passed away on September 25, 2012. Williams will always be remembered for his smooth renditions of "Moon River", "Music to Watch Girls Go By", "Love Story", "The Look of Love", and countless other hits.

Photo: LA Times

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Morrissey: Shadow Reflections

A thoughful and artistic photo of Morrissey taken in the late 80s.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Gregory Peck: Streetstyle

A candid street photo of Gregory Peck.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton: The Shadow of Your Thoughts

A very thoughtful Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton circa 1964.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

La Rentrée with Saint Laurent Rive Gauche

Summer is coming to an end, and with it comes as the French say "la rentrée". Below an ungentlemanlike, yet stylish and original photo from the early 70s, that depicts a couple arriving after their Summer holidays dressed in Saint Laurent Rive Gauche ensembles.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Monday, September 3, 2012

Hal David & Burt Bacharach: Talented Composer Duo

Burt Bacharach and Hal David formed one of the most talented composer duos in musical history. Their genius produced some of the most popular songs in the 60s and early 70s, songs that have become part of our life's soundtrack.

"Don't Make Me Over", "I Say a Little Prayer", "Alfie", "What The World Needs Now", "Do You Know The Way to San Jose", "The Look of Love", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", "Walk On By", and many more were instant hits when recorded by Dionne Warwick or the likes of Dusty Springfield, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, & Jackie Deshannon.

Hal David, passed away on September 1, 2012 at the age of 91. RIP Hal David and thanks for the music!

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Summer Sunset

As Summer comes to an end, why not take a pause and enjoy the wonders of nature such as a sunset at the beach. Moments like this never go out of style.

Photo: Tumblr/Jeff Burton

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brigitte Bardot & Johnny Hallyday: Summer Melody

Two of France's top icons from the 60s, Brigitte Bardot and Johnny Hallyday share a moment of music and relaxation at one of the French Riviera's beaches during the Summer of 1967.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the first man to ever walk the moon, died on August 25, 2012. Armstrong will always be remembered for his contributions to space travel and science. Below, his iconic words from July 21, 1969:

"That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind"

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