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May 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm
This photo is fantastic. It really speaks "late 1930s" not only because of the styles, but based on their grim and serious expressions. It really tells a story. Fantastic.
May 2, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Quite an amazing photo, particularly as one of the gentleman has his trench tied tightly around his waist.
May 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm
I LOVE their hats! Vintage costumes are so much beauty
May 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm
Thanks for sharing this photo with us. I wish I had a picture of my grandfather at his work.
May 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm
May 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Amazing photo! And there is no doubt jackets are the greatest pieces of clothing!
May 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm
This is an amazing photo. The jackets, the motion….incredible! x
May 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm
This photograph is really fab. captured the atmostphere perfectly. great blog!
Lhy N. Sierra
May 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm
love you blog
May 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm
hah, first thing I thought when I saw the dude in the light coloured coat was 'this guy looks like a trader'.
May 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm
Peggy-Sue,Love the way your grandpa and his friend wore their hats. The way you wear a hat says a lot about you. I think your grandpa's saying, I'm a straight-shooter with a little style.
May 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm
What an incredible photo to have. I am now completley inspired, such style. http://www.thevestimaniac.blogspot.com/
May 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm
the trench, will always be a classic!
May 2, 2010 at 7:04 pm
Nice photo…love the scarf tied under the jacket. Some styles are timeless.
May 2, 2010 at 7:11 pm
I have thoroughly enjoyed all the vintage photos you have posted, Scott. I often draw inspiration from the classic items worn by men of that era and it seems that some couturiers of today do the same.
Gentlemen, burn your board shorts and throw your flip-flops in an incinerator.
I mean, no, continue undeterred. It gives men like me an opportunity to stand out from the heaving throngs of mediocrity.
May 2, 2010 at 7:16 pm
I love the way that photos can tell a story so adequately without needing words… Also, I love the very tailored look. It's so vintage – I wish everyone still cared about the way they looked as much nowadays.
How To Become A Fashion Wardrobe Stylist
May 2, 2010 at 7:36 pm
Love it!!! I just got a book called "the 20th century fashion" it covers 100 years of fashion and u see images like these that are so inspirational!!!
May 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Vintage always trumps! Thanks for sharing. Definitely something we should all aspire to replicate! Always the best Sartorialist!
Best regardsReynolds Stillhttp://www.reynoldsstill.blogspot.com
May 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm
This is really telling, when even the people in the background are dressed in suits to walk along the streets. I wasn't even around in those days, but I miss them.
May 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm
I was going through some of the fashion blogs i always visit, that includes this one, and i saw this picture. I think it is really a good scene. Your grandfather is in it, the advertisement is in it to. But is it taken in UK? Who is the one talking the picture? Your grandpa is the only one looking at the camara….and are those his friends? I think it has a lot of fashion in it, with the trench coats and the hats, but it does really have MISTERY to.
ps: i just started to study the decade of the 30
May 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm
The juxtaposition of vintage Americana and contemporary Japamania is like blasting Metallica on your headphones in church.
May 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm
wow i wish men could dress like that right now!!
May 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm
that is amazing, I am so jealous you have photos of your grandpa! and it is in such good condition
May 2, 2010 at 11:09 pm
I do like this photo and the details she pointed out the advertisement and the water.
I'm always fascinated by pictures like this, and of how people, like grandparents, looked young when you've only ever seen them as older versions of themselves.
Melissa Baswell, Mountains of the Moon
May 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm
This is fantastic. The 1930s witnessed some really major changes in fashion. The whole photograph is amazing, but I especially love the squared, pronounced shoulders and narrow waist of the jacket that the man on the right is wearing. Really great photo.
May 3, 2010 at 3:12 am
This photo is absolutely superb; the man on the right's hair and glasses especially.
Harvard Style Blog
May 3, 2010 at 3:48 am
I really, really, really love this image—the way the polka dots draw white from the background, and the way his feet seem to draw him forward.
Harvard Style Blog:wwww.booksandliquor.com
May 3, 2010 at 4:13 am
This picture blows my mind. So full of action and swiftness. I love the downcast eyes behind circular glasses of the figure on the right, and I love his almost-feminine silhouette. All of them look so sullen. Very beautiful.
Haha, I also have to say that I get a kick out of the "Best is Best" truck in the back.
Keep posting,EmilyHarvard Style Bloghttp://www.booksandliquor.com
May 3, 2010 at 4:16 am
what a beautiful picture!
May 3, 2010 at 5:02 am
Love vintage pics and this is great! wow!
May 3, 2010 at 5:18 am
great vintage photo contest
May 3, 2010 at 5:27 am
Fabulous picture. I am sorry to say that the majority of guys dress sense today is by comparison woefully lacking. It is not that modern clothes don't lend themselves to style.( the classic jeans and white T) but that most modern men simply have little or no idea how to dress. Sad
May 3, 2010 at 6:02 am
I love looking at all these vintage photos – I have boxes and boxes of old images that I love pouring over. I'm quite interested in design, and take so much inspiration from photos from decades such as the thirties or sixties. I like the movement in this image, and the way the three men both contrast and compliment each other.
proletarian Great Gatsby
May 3, 2010 at 6:29 am
It's not indispensable to wear Armani to be an intouchable of Eliot Ness (1987, Brian de Palma).Great Style!
May 3, 2010 at 7:06 am
May 3, 2010 at 9:08 am
Scott, check it out this Victorian lady I found, that is amazing!!
May 3, 2010 at 11:32 am
This photo is beautiful.
May 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm
80 years later, these classic styles still look good. You don't get the sense that years after they were asking themselves, "What were we thinking when we put THAT on?"
I do think it is sad that hats are now considered costumey or a trend piece. They are one of the most functional items during cold and inclement weather, and I wear headgear all the time during the winter.
May 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm
Love the vintage photo…thank you for sharing it with us and thank you for publishing it as well.
As a pro photographer, I have a deep appreciation for the skill, technique and artistry…especially at that time period.
Tim Courtney, Tim Courtney Photography
the nickel fit
May 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm
i love how there's something slightly off with the fit (ie shoulder pads on the left droop a bit).
makes the feel a bit less contrived, and more at ease.
May 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm
Too bad she is pigeon toed.
I rattle on about this but I've been annoyed about the pigeon toe thing for several years now. In this case, not the poser's fault.
May 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm
So first, I see the man on the left's uncertain but challenging glance, as though he's the heavy here, but new at it. And then, "beer is best." :) Those old-timey simple ad slogans … don't know whether to love em or hate em.
Just me and my bon genre!
May 7, 2010 at 1:04 am
Its amazing how you can find these photos… so rare… thanks for sharing! Brings a tear to my eye…
May 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm
The Skirt – Lia Belle, Sydney:This is a fabric from south India with a temple border…. a very traditional design that is seen often in the Indian national dress 'Sari'.
July 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm
This photo is amazing! Some outerwear styles will never go out of style and this is one of them, classic!
February 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm