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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