This is the worst photo you've ever posted. why, on a blog about style, Would you post images of, and tacitly approve of, a murderous pig? You should have more respect for the victims of those monsters. Shame on you.
Lol… funny photo! This must be any carnival pic. They're not Fidel Castro or Che Guevara at all! Che Guevara was a very big man and handsome, not as the one in the pic (my apollogies for that, lol…) ANd also the two ladies don't look like cuban ladies, at least they were turists in Cuba, but in that case I don't think Castro and Guevara would even think about a pic with them… lol… Well, it's a great funny photo as I said! lol
Interesting photo. I have some photographs of my grandparents socialising with friendly Nazi officials (friends of the family), in early 1940s Germany. The Nazis were much more stylish than the Communists pigs, I can tell you.
Could be wrong, but the pic appears to be posted with a bit of tongue-in-cheek, hence the "?" in the title. The facial expressions are great though, as I'm not sure any of them quite knows what to think about the others.
That is definitely not Ernesto Guevara, but it is a funny photo nevertheless. Everyone's faces are so expressive– you could write a short story just lookign at it. Also, the mural behind them with the live plant in front of it is AMAZING.
Great picture! At first glance I thought the lady in the left looked like Queen Elizabeth II, hahaha, so bizarre! He's not Che, he wasn't a murderer, and a lot of people speak without knowing. Anyways, a nice pic.
Why should Scott feel ashamed of posting a third-party photo of a radical icon? Presenting a photograph of someone who may or may not be Che Guevera (hence the question mark in the title) does not necessarily reflect the photographer's, or the blogger's, own ideals. It seems that many commenters need a disclaimer before every photo, explaining that Scott does not necessarily condone the actions of anyone he has ever photographed, ever.
All debate aside, this is a wonderful and entertaining photo and captures the idea behind the vintage photo contest quite well. Why read into it any more than that?
why is it that you are against Che Guevara? This is a fashion blog and usually there are post of great brands that kill animals for furs and many of them are being accused for terrible workers conditions…
So please, be coherent for once and get some information about the corporations you vote for when you buy clothes.
To all of you who are quick to judge: apparently the question mark did not clue you in, but I'm pretty sure Scott is well aware that that is not Che. I'm starting to think that he was right when he said subtle humor does not seem to work online. Lighten up.
Che is appropriate on this blog because he is, whether you agree with his politics an icon, a popular icon and therefore he does figure into fashion.
On his politics, again, whether you agree with them or not, you should read up on the U.S. involvement with Cuba and Batista, Cuban history and the American Mafia before you throw "murderous pig" squarely and singly on Che.
re Kahuna -haha… love it! the butcher!! To the idiot who said "Che was not a murderer" , you are such a complete idiot. Get you facts straight! Speak to Cubans who lived under the communist regime and get the facts! Not only was he a cowardly murderer , he was also a failed mercenary (angola) , bigot and a racist!
This guy is not the real Che Guevara. And I don't get why you great-Grandmother would want to pose with an impersonator of a terrorist who killed innocent civilians. I am Argentine, like Che, and know the real story and to this day cannot understand the fascination of some people this murderer. First photo in your blog that I find in very poor taste.
Hey Ricardo, just because you're Argentine doesn't mean you know the "truth" about Che. I'm Canadian, that doesn't mean I know everything there is to know about Wayne Gretzy and Pierre Trudeau. Your opinion is your opinion; it is not a fact. Furthermore, if you know this is not Che, then how is this photo "in poor taste?" Scott can't even post photos of people who LOOK LIKE someone you don't approve of?? That's censorship to the extreme.
Wow, it's unbelievable folks don't understand that of course it's not Che hence the "Che" but a fun look back at how this culture styled themselves in general at this time!!! Very Che esq. and regardless of his politics his look has been very influential in fashion like it or not. To all you out there that don't get it relax a bit and see this photo for what it is, history, culture, style……
Apparently no one on this blog has walked in Time Square and taken a picture with a fake (fill in the blank: Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Nixon, etc.) Or been to an amusement park and taken a ?vintage? picture.
This is clearly a novelty picture. One would hope that the readers of such an interesting and global blog as Scott?s would see this picture through a broader, more-enlightened world context.
As a novelty, this picture is about the LADIES.
While the real leaders/villians/terroists/freedom fighters in our history are serious and have real gifts and real flaws, these "actors" are just decoration in the picture.
The fake Fidel & Che could be Mussolini & Hitler, or Chairman Mao & Pol Pott, Napoleon, Lenin, or even a fake Osama bin Laden as a backdrop. This picture is nothing more than a silly, light-hearted look back at the style of the time.
Like many have already said, this man is not the real Che. Anyway, we don't have to forget the meaning of this blog and understand that the point of the photo was the woman and sharing it with us, either if it was the real Che or not and the political meaning that this person represents. Like Ricardo i am too from Argentina, i've read a lot too and don't think like him, anyway here is not the place to discuss politicals opinions if you want to talk seriously. Never forget the respect, the tolerance and if you are so against the violence first transmit it to your writting.
Actually Che has a higher exterior nose line, this is an actor or a stager (which is a reference to a political impersonater then), but awesome either way – this is my first post. I have been following this posting for months and think that it has changed my fashion life since then! I used to dress well and living in SF and a business owner, here its so casual I forgot what its like to dress up. Thank you Satorialist for bringing me back to style.
I really like this picture! I like the wallpaper. I am wondering where it is taken? Is it in a restaurant or cafe? I can't tell by the view through the open door behind them.
However, I love the way the lady on the right is dressed. The black dress (I suppose), the hair is done beautiful and I love the earrings!! The facial expression from the lady on the left is great. Love her smile in combination with the sunglasses. And then the look that man is trowing on the woman on the right.. Stunning picture!
Obviously, this picture is a joke. Two tourists taking a picture with two impersonators. (Both Castro and Guevara were taller and much more attractive)
Cuban exiles are extremely annoying when they start screaming their politics. Stop assuming you're "enlightening" those of us who admire Che, or "teaching us" about anything.
Did Castro and Guevara kill people? –Uh, ya. They were revolutionaries. That's what happens in wars. It's natural for one to be sad/angry if one has lost a family member in a conflict. We understand you.
However, that's the nature of conflict. People who like Che generally like his ideals and dislike the government(s) he fought against. In the American Civil War, Abe Lincoln's army killed a whole bunch of Confederate soldiers. A lot of Southerners are still mad and call it the "War of Northern Agression", but a lot of us don't worry about it, since we think the North and Abe Lincoln were right.
Che Guevarra was a murderer. The biggest irony is that because of his good looks and the dream for change that swept the west in the 60′s – people whom he would have sent to Cuban labour camps – adopted and idolized his image. Read his biography? Would you ask me to read Mein Kampf, as well? Do you know he was the Commander in charge of the Cabana military outpost in Havana? That place was a Castro’s killing field in 1959-1961.