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May 7, 2011 at 9:04 am
What a personality!! i love it!!
November 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm
Wholeheartedly agree. Thanks so much to the contributor. I want to have known this person! The fine image itself is worthy of a portrait exhibition as a style exhibition. I love it.
This is the best! Love vintage photos. He's so dapper. The ensemble is awesome too.
May 7, 2011 at 9:10 am
Funny pic! Love these posts
the fashion reckless
May 7, 2011 at 9:11 am
May 7, 2011 at 9:13 am
An image bursting with style and a healthy sense of humor.
May 7, 2011 at 9:15 am
Love this picture! The sense of fashion, I can see, is in your blood stream. Thanks for sharing!
May 7, 2011 at 9:17 am
I am cheered by this photo..wonderful!
May 7, 2011 at 9:19 am
Cool uncle ;)
May 7, 2011 at 9:20 am
A work of art! (The great uncle, as well as the photo)
May 7, 2011 at 9:23 am
wonderful photo. goes to show the cycle of trends. the rolled up yet baggy pants and textures are great.
May 7, 2011 at 9:24 am
oh, this is amazing! i love the casual scarves around his neck (:
May 7, 2011 at 9:27 am
Now this is wonderful. Easily reminds me of the Hasidic Gentleman Scott shot awhile back, who also tipped his hat, covering his eyes, before the shot.
I'm very excited to see more vintage photos!
May 7, 2011 at 9:33 am
I like the lines in the photo from the old time:)
May 7, 2011 at 9:35 am
I love everything about this picture!
a sip of fashion
May 7, 2011 at 9:37 am
it's true..there're people that born with style!your great uncle and you are like this people! <3 http://asipoffashionbaby.blogspot.com
May 7, 2011 at 9:39 am
Super. Fabulous. This is a great picture!
May 7, 2011 at 9:40 am
It's apparent that style is truly timeless
Rosa y Noelia
May 7, 2011 at 9:41 am
This photo are wonderful!I love vintage photos!
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May 7, 2011 at 9:42 am
Really nice look.I love men who still like to get dresses.Like really get dressed.Not what people call getting dressed today.
May 7, 2011 at 9:43 am
Stylist Jorunn Maria
May 7, 2011 at 9:46 am
LOve this picture. A man with great fashion sense.
May 7, 2011 at 9:49 am
love love love the vintage photographs! fabulous. this is a great one. wish i had some of these of my family laying around.xx, http://wordbyjessie.com
oh look, stars!
May 7, 2011 at 9:58 am
Who wouldn't have a smile on her face after looking at this picture? (: ♥
May 7, 2011 at 9:59 am
now that is one dapper dude!
May 7, 2011 at 10:05 am
Basic and perfect!
May 7, 2011 at 10:11 am
Stylish and super cool.
May 7, 2011 at 10:25 am
I want to meet this man. I want to know what that cheeky grin is all about.
May 7, 2011 at 10:27 am
The 40s, not the 50s.
Now that is what I call 'A Chap'.
May 7, 2011 at 10:31 am
The Foolish Aesthete
May 7, 2011 at 10:35 am
Absolutely love this raffish look.
May 7, 2011 at 10:40 am
Wonderful picture! I really love the scarf and the rolled up trousers.
May 7, 2011 at 10:49 am
cycle trends indeed! awesome old school style.
May 7, 2011 at 10:57 am
What a style!
May 7, 2011 at 11:05 am
the touch of foulard is absolutely cool !!!
May 7, 2011 at 11:11 am
Great picture:posture, the look, the background! your uncle presents quite a character!-a stylish everlasting vintage!
May 7, 2011 at 11:17 am
this shot is funny and i love it! the vintage photos are the best
May 7, 2011 at 11:25 am
meenal @ maison marigold
May 7, 2011 at 11:27 am
wow..this is amazing..love the hint of recklessness in his stance..have a great weekend! xx meenal
Juli Photo Diary
May 7, 2011 at 11:35 am
May 7, 2011 at 11:38 am
i really enjoy these old photos where people are being silly. most old imagery portrays everyone as so very austere or only with a polite smile.
thanks for sharing! this is great.
May 7, 2011 at 11:49 am
No wander from where your natural elegant style, come from !!
May 7, 2011 at 11:52 am
I love the rolled up cuffs and the rolled down socks. Such a sense of fun and humour.
May 7, 2011 at 11:59 am
very brideshead revisited.
May 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm
May 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm
I love this look, I want to do the same look for the children so adore
May 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm
May 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm
Dick Van Dyke was British??
Laura Siim Magnussen
May 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm
These vintage photos? Such a grand idea! Love the picture
May 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm
Great picture, great expresion!
May 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm
COR BLIMEY! Mary Poppins. So very Dick Van Dyke before Dick Van Dyke.Love it :)
May 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm
I am adoring his scarf.
Yo y mi exceso de autoestima.
May 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm
Vintage style is always trendy.
Michelle at Chellbellz
May 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Your uncle had style!! Love this photo!!
May 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Great photo! So chic :)
May 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm
what a lovely and friendly picture! i love it :)
May 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm
So beautiful! Wow
May 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm
This is great! Looks completely modern.
My Style Canvas
May 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm
I love his outfit and his attitude. Awesome photo. Post more of him if you have them.
May 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm
fashion really is a big cycle, isnt it? :)
May 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Love the hat! And all the outfit is like it has it's own character…
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This picture is so full of life and laughter! Love it too much! x
May 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Amazing, it's so vibrant, and full of uniqueness, the black and white just shows how it is portrayed as a design of style.
I want this ensemble for myself.
May 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Truly excellent! And I guess he could still wear this (maybe lose the cane)!
May 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm
What a wonderful photo!XOXO,Bella <3(www.prettyinpink-fashion.blogspot.com)
May 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm
this picture just exudes health, happiness and style all at the same time. love it.
May 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm
So fashionable!! Love this picture!
May 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm
Ruhvana and Flanelli
May 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm
Wow. Without the text under the pic I would not have thought this is an old pic. I mean he looks so modern even thought I can see the old twist too.
And it's amazing photo!
May 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm
This is wonderful!
May 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm
The dude abides. A hat cocked at a rakish angle, a jacket and tie; were the only way to walk out your front door for past generations. My dad (B.1899-D.1971) wore a suit, albeit an old one, to mow the lawn.Commenters to your blog regularly complement the more elegantly dressed; are they indicators of a return to a more formal fashion sensibility?
May 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Thats a lovely picture :)
May 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm
What a fab picture, love it! :)
May 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm
love the scarf, shoes and hat! Has that Bruno Mars face :-)
May 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm
he is awesome
Fashion Steele NYC
May 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm
Amazing picture!! I love your blog, it's my favorite!!
May 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Whoa! That is so rad. I love his cuffs!
May 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm
That grin under the hat is a killer! Love it!
May 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Pretty sure this was snapped very close to the time of the war. Londan endured nightly bombings. All of Europe was in great distress. Fabric, socks, shoes, hats in and of theirselves were scarce luxuries, as all went to the war effort. So to dress with such great panache with what was at hand involved enormous inventive style. Your uncle does you proud, from the jaunty slant of his hat, the casual placement of the scarf, to his rolled up pants and rolled down socks. And that rakish smile. Just Wonderful!
the polish chick
May 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm
awesome shot, and so different from the usual somber shots typical of older photos. i can see where you got your inspiration from!
May 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm
This is what danger looks like . . . I am in love!
May 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm
I love vintage! These photo's are AWESOME!
May 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm
yay vintage photos are back
May 8, 2011 at 12:03 am
Seventh Of July
May 8, 2011 at 12:40 am
Remember that trend you were tracking last year with the rolled formal or dressy trouser? Has EVERYTHING been done? Just saw the Bill Cunningham documentary & enjoyed it immensely! I love how he used to call designers on their efforts to conceal appropriated looks on the runway!
May 8, 2011 at 1:18 am
So authentic! so real love you!!!http://www.shervinsworld.com
That's so adorable!
May 8, 2011 at 3:21 am
Scott could you please, please tag all your vintage photos? They're so inspiring but I've been trawling through the archives and can't find any of the ones from last time!
May 8, 2011 at 3:28 am
Cette photo est très touchante. Je ne sais pas pourquoi, elle m'a fait penser à Jules et Jim. Peut être le coté nonchalant :)
May 8, 2011 at 5:43 am
oh this photo is beautiful.
May 8, 2011 at 6:32 am
Swag of the 1940s. Haha what a lovely photo.
May 8, 2011 at 6:34 am
who took this photo? r u curious?
May 8, 2011 at 6:47 am
love it! :)
May 8, 2011 at 7:19 am
I "over like" the scarf with dots, so stylish !!!
xoxo from a "chasseuse de styles" in Brussels.
May 8, 2011 at 7:42 am
He looks excellent. it is so nice to know that your great uncle had a feeling for masculine elegance too.
May 8, 2011 at 7:58 am
Wow.. Very nice! Love the attitude.
Style runs in the familly !
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May 8, 2011 at 8:55 am
May 8, 2011 at 9:27 am
Ok, now this is cool..
May 8, 2011 at 10:20 am
Classy fella. http://www.copperetiquette.com
May 8, 2011 at 11:43 am
Merveilleuse photo, je l'adore ! You could have done it !http://rodneysmith.com/blog/ Take a look at his blog, I love him so much ! Sunny Side
May 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm
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May 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm
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May 9, 2011 at 1:00 am
Me encanta also!
IS THIS IT? models review
May 9, 2011 at 1:35 am
So modern and cool!
May 9, 2011 at 4:10 am
Just from this photo I think I've fallen a little in love! What a cheeky chappy!
Paul et Coco
May 9, 2011 at 5:51 am
great style …very very nice!
May 9, 2011 at 8:44 am
i like that
May 9, 2011 at 8:50 am
Good picture,memorizing 1940's.
May 9, 2011 at 10:54 am
May 9, 2011 at 11:08 am
amazing! so charming!
May 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm
So incredibly fabulous!
May 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm
I have no idea what's going on with those pants, Michael Kors would faint, but it takes attitude to pull it off.
May 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm
Very very cool. Not that far off the mark for now.
May 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm
I love this pictureeeeeee and the style! it's FANTASTIC!!!!
Besossss from Barcelona!!!!
May 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm
American Girl Learning the World
May 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm
I'm always fascinated by today's modern style but I am always impressed by fashion history…
May 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm
May 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm
This may be my favorite photo ever on this blog. I am seriously in love with dotted scarf and would really love to know its color. I'm guessing a faded red. The park-like setting is also poetic and evocative. Just delightful!
May 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm
like the movie of Francois Truffaut "Jules et Jim"!!! :)))
May 10, 2011 at 12:08 am
somehow this image does not feel too old.. must have been the best camera of the time
May 10, 2011 at 1:08 am
Love how "unposed" his pose seems, his natural charisma shines through without him trying to be anything but himself.
May 10, 2011 at 6:23 am
Timeless. Lovely photograph.
May 10, 2011 at 10:37 am
Ah….and notice the length of his coat sleeves :) The thought I had immediately upon seeing this shot is, how wonderful the relationship between the photographer and your uncle, because this picture is so natural and expressive. I absolutely love the glimpse of ankles! Thank you for sharing this photo. It's obvious talent runs in the family.
May 10, 2011 at 10:46 am
F A B U L O U S!!!I wish i knew him.What a character!
What To Wear
May 10, 2011 at 11:20 am
Lovely dapper style! Did you see the female version inspired by this picture? http://weathertowear.com/NY/?p=320
May 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Era o tempo do glamour…Bonito!!!!!
Excelente ideia,esta,das fotografias .
Aubrey and Melissa
May 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm
There is so much personality in this photo! I love how much character there is in the outfit and stance.
May 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm
What a cutie. The outfit is good too.
May 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm
Great look! Like a character out of 1940's musical! What a wonderful style this gent had.
May 11, 2011 at 10:00 am
Very nice photo!
May 12, 2011 at 9:10 am
I see some of this rascally influence in the post above with the scarf and the vest and the rolled up trousers.
May 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm
DJ Twisted Sister
May 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm
That picture and all its attitude is worth a thousand words and belongs in a museum of all things just so totally hip…!!
May 16, 2011 at 12:20 am
Uncle Rascal, indeed! Great photo!!
May 16, 2011 at 9:18 am
Love this! What a wonderful character… Thanks for sharing.
May 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm
I love men with rolled trowsers! They look funny and elegant simply beccasse they don't seam to' care muchTuoni of when a very elegant men riding a bike with botto part of tessere rolled up. Just tornelle and elegant in furor simplicity.But pelasse…no short socks, betel nothing!!
May 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm
funny way to wear the hat, like hiding from the photographer
EFT for Cancer (Natalie)
June 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm
That rascal is the cutest! Love the cock of his head and the eye-obscuring hat.
June 19, 2011 at 10:34 am
So fancy androgyny. Love it!
June 27, 2011 at 3:32 am
Good man! Dapper & Preppy style!