By the time my eyes had drifted down from the pipe and the Popeye the Sailer Man shirt, and from the little white cut-out man – capped with a pocket-kerchief – to the downy white socks, they were ready for anything. He could have wrapped blinking Christmas lights round his ankles … would have worked for me.
Actually, I like it. It’s as if the creator of Mr. Zippy had stepped out of one of his cartoon strips…
PS – Gant. I didn’t know they were still around. My husband often mentions how he, as a 12 year-old (pre-Hendrix liberation) learning guitar, coveted the real Gant of his older brother, but had to settle for the knock-offs. That brand was a big deal back in the day.
Is that a copy of Sart[sic] in your pocket or is he just happy to see me? Oh I loves me a really deep jean cuff. On the fence about the socks; but what the heck – who would kick his hose outta bed? ; )
Weren’t Prada doodads called “robots”? Extra points though it he made it himself – I Gant resist a creative type.
Happy Fourth! Regardless of how we think this “America” thing turned out, you gotta admit that Constitution was a great concept! Here’s to the best parts of American style and designers over the decades.
This is a great shot. I wonder if this would have looked differently in a more typcially urban setting. The white socks do not seem out of place with jeans and brown leather shoes because of the grass, the white wood wall, the white chairs, and of course the classically preppy connotation of the Gant sign in the background. A good look for the occassion, I’m not sure I would feel the same way if the photo was taken in a Milanese cafe.