The ensemble of the gentleman on the left is really impeccable…great silhouette & details – perfect button stance, shoulder roll, trouser length (and break), armhole dimension, lapel style with wing collar shirt & necktie…WOW…and the finishing touches – polished shoes and the right amount of sleeve cleavage! Ahhh…timeless and non-contrived street style!
correction: the ease and prosperity of these black gentlemen, that would say the south or certain parts of the midwest. The north has ALWAYS had a less extensive, comfortable and sustaining black middle class. The cliche, notwithstanding, that continues til today….
Formal canes were part of the full-out formal dress-up for a gentleman of the time (I’m guessing late Twenties/early Thirties). (A historical reminder of the sword?) Even today, dapper men, of all races, of a certain vintage, will have a canister in their foyer, BR or LR filled with a collection of canes and walking sticks. I guess with black men, ppl nowadays wd tend to think of the cake walk, but that would be a descent into coarse racial stereotype. The look really has no racial connotation per se, except to suggest being regal, noble and generally well-turned-out.
They look awesome, both are impeccable. Love the suites , canes, and hats. The collar on the gentlemen on the left is great. This is how men dressed when I was growing up. No matter what their profession was.
Awesome pic! The guysâ€™ style is really impeccable. I love the hats, their lifestyle with those expensive cig in hands! The suit really gives them quite a unique consciousness. They looks so sober you could picture if they are business guys indeed and I love that fearless looks!