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April 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm
What a striking gentleman, very dapper. He's got the shoes to show in the bottom photo.
April 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm
I love these old photos!
April 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm
love this pictures!
April 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm
It looks like someone I have seen before. I would need to research that but I cannot find Le Leme on a map.
As for the buttons, there was far more flexibility in terms of tailoring in those days (precisely because most suits were bespoke). It looks to me like a classic (albeit narrow) 3/2 double breasted suit where the bottom two buttons were removed – or never put on, really. It is actually fairly late that the English practice of buttoning the bottom button on a 3/2 caught up in France. Such suits used to be buttoned via the middle button only. At some point the Duke of York (or the Duke of Windsor?) started to button only the bottom button (not the middle one) & this is when French tailors started to add the bottom two buttons (with a buttonhole, often absent before that)…I still think it best to button only the middle button! But I am (a) a traditionalist when it comes to suits & (b) a bit taller than average so I don't need to lengthen my silhouette.
April 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm
April 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Wow, gorgeous gorgeous photos and fashion sense.
April 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Love the different blazers.
April 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm
great photo contest
April 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm
All of these vintage photos make my head swirl between longing for the elegance, quality and apparent individuality of the past, against the comfort and freedom of today. Not that any of the vintage people really look that uncomfortable. I guess I'm thinking I would be uncomfortable, esp. in the small town where I live, if I dressed up that much. Hmmm, food for thought.
April 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm
I love the fact that these photographs are safe and salvaged from an undignified future in some dark, forgotten, solitary place.The elegant man from the past deserves to be inspected, having so much inspiration to give.
I especially like the stripy tie in the first picture.
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl
April 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm
I also love the very stylish chair in the second photo! Good composition too.
April 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm
handsome! when is the winner of the contest announced??
i love how tight the armholes are in the top photo; and that determined gaze, nice
April 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm
A possible 'Jazz Suit' in that first picture? The time frame is right but it was more of a very short-lived American phenomenon than a European thing.
April 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm
This Vintage series is so exceptional. I can pour over each photo for so long. What a set to inspire. hugs, c
April 18, 2010 at 4:07 am
That first photo is amazing…
April 18, 2010 at 5:57 am
Look at the beauty of his hands in the first photo!
April 18, 2010 at 8:35 am
The gentleman in the second photo is not the same one in the other two.
April 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm
YOU HAVE TO MAKE A BOOK OF THIS.
April 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm
The original Don Draper!… I love this man.
April 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm
The second picture is soooo great!
April 19, 2010 at 7:44 am
April 19, 2010 at 10:48 am
Neatness exudes respectfulness to others and somewhat of a genteel nature in all business. I wish there were more around today that dressed this way.
April 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm
what is "DB"?
April 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm
i love the style of these pics , the clothing is simply wonderful
April 20, 2010 at 8:41 am
that 1st image is so gatsby. love it
April 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm
oh, tell me where are these boys…I just love vintage photos :)
April 21, 2010 at 1:08 am
I love those photos. I wish I saw this post earlier – I would contribute a photo myself.
April 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Looks like you are familiar with "The Impossible Cool?"
April 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm
very nice button placement.
April 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm
oh, and love the pant length. i'm done now.
April 25, 2010 at 1:00 am
Oh…the first photo is **the** defintive hair cut. Beautiful profile. I'm seduced! Makes me utterly nostalgic for times I never knew.
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January 16, 2011 at 10:50 pm
Is the first picture not JD Salinger?!