Sunday, August 21, 2011

Vintage Photos

My grandfather, probably in the late 1930s.  Love the pipe.

– Megan A.

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  1. Sofia

    August 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    That’s a great photo. I like the boots!

  2. http://whatisthenewblack.blogspot.com/

    August 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I love the pipe too. Actually I love everything – the hair, the (rain?) boots, his pose, the background – great photo!

  3. aristida_girl

    August 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    he is so handsome! great pic

  4. tammy o.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    now THAT is a man. those boots are amazing.

  5. Simone

    August 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Elegante, bei stivali

  6. kellibue

    August 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Ahhh…ruggedly handsome and outdoorsy! Love the pipe, the boots, the whole jauty casualness of his look!

  7. Lauren

    August 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Another wonderful moody vintage photo! I love it!

    The Styleseer
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  8. Henry

    August 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Rugged and practical. What a great pair of boots!

    http://www.averagefolk.workpress.com

  9. une chatte grise

    August 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wow. He looks fabulous. I am actively coveting those boots.

  10. Marcela

    August 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I like looking at all these old pictures, look at the way people used to be, their clothes, their shoes, their hair styles. It reminds me that the people in the photos were young once, and it makes me glad to take pictures, capture the present and wonder what others will think of it, not just now, but many years from now.

  11. doc starr

    August 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    lot the whole silhouette. nice pic.

  12. Heather

    August 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Such a handsome man!
    I am also such a fan of these vintage photos especially the fact that a lot of the scenarios are just everyday life.

  13. martine

    August 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Hot handsome grandpa! Big pair of boots, too! ;)

  14. Elisa Eymery

    August 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Your grandfather is dreamy… Wonderful photo.

    Elisa
    thebod.clothing
    http://thebodclothing.blogspot.com/

  15. Kacie

    August 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I love everything about this photo. Those boots are pretty fantastic-I can see some singer wearing them at Glastonbury. Such laid back cool.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  16. Piaget

    August 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Ah, he was a stunner! I like the pipe, too.

  17. Leonie

    August 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Love this picture, the man looks like a ‘real man’…

  18. hayley

    August 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i love this picture. in fact i am going to paint it and send you a picture when i’m done

  19. Emmy

    August 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Very F. Scott Fitzgerald…awesome!

  20. Giulia

    August 21, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    He looks like a writer or a philosopher – the pipa and stivali make him perfetto.

    http://www.agirlinhongkong.blogspot.com

  21. shervin nassi

    August 22, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I need those BOOTS YESTERDAY!

    http://www.shervinsworld.com

  22. Eva

    August 22, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I love how he’s wearing the boots…it’s like he either just finished doing something and smoking a pipe reflecting or he’s about to start doing something and is smoking the pipe to relax a little beforehand……great pic

  23. anonymous

    August 22, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I love this photograph. He appears to be a writer/outdoorsman, contemplating his next novel while chopping wood. These are the kinds of men I adore, and the times and the styles were so conducive to a spirit of rugged manliness. Thank you for posting this!

  24. Bob

    August 22, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Cool picture.. Really like the boots…

  25. justine

    August 22, 2011 at 2:35 am

    No one else sees the Paul Newman connection? This man is super attractive. I wonder where the photo was taken?

  26. HandH

    August 22, 2011 at 2:54 am

    he has a bit of a don draper vibe here- if don draper were an outdoorsman!

  27. Hunter

    August 22, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Lovely phote. Very cool!

  28. Kiki Marcus

    August 22, 2011 at 3:33 am

    I, too, am coveting those boots!

  29. Natalia Frigenti

    August 22, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Love this picture!! =)

    Kisses from MY STYLE BLOG.
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  30. Susu Paris Chic

    August 22, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Back then piping was the hypest thing ever!

  31. Alejandro

    August 22, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Esta Ă©poca es la mĂ­a.

  32. Megan Abigail Chandler

    August 22, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Either a great start or a great close to a New England day

  33. Bohemian Style

    August 22, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Great boots!

    theBohmerian.com

  34. Meredith Howard

    August 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I love how that was years ago, yet he would look so in style right now.

    - Meredith
    http://www.findingsoulbalance.blogspot.com

  35. fashionablecollections

    August 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Loving the pipe as well… my dad used to smoke one!

    Fashionable Collections Giveaway

  36. Victoria

    August 22, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Love the boots.

  37. Luke

    August 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I like very much these vintage series

  38. WhiteRice

    August 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Very Kerouac-esque! I adore the pipe and the boots

  39. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I Love his whole look! Where is this taken?

  40. Monique @Tantekee

    August 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Great picture! Is there someone sitting on the trunk in the back?

  41. Conni, Denmark

    August 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Grandfather seems to be a very handsome man! And those boots.. you gotta luv them! ;-)

  42. Name*

    August 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    classic

  43. Parul Sharma

    August 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    handsome man, he must have broken hearts!

  44. Isabelle Ljungblom

    August 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Oh! I love it. I have a huge affection for the sea. And life by the sea. This photo captures it in a extremely beautiful way.

    I adore your new category “vintage photos”.

  45. Sleepy Headd

    August 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    He was from the Pacific Northwest, no? Looks like the stacks at Rialto Beach.

  46. rachel

    August 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    love that image. i want to know what he was thinking. maybe “i have some really cool boots!” probably not…

    thanks for sharing!

  47. Simon

    August 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    This looks a lot like Tom Thomson, a Canadian art legend.

    http://www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/media/edu/EN/uploads/image/DA6_626571.jpg

  48. jake

    August 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    looks like Robert Pattinson

  49. J Drew

    August 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Does anyone still make boots like that? Absolutely wonderful.

  50. Alex.Z

    August 26, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Black and white photos have special magic in it! Colors sometimes can be only destractive things :)

  51. Lice

    August 26, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I don’t know why, but he has something of Daniel Day-Lewis.

  52. hugo makarov

    August 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    love the boots…
    love the blog.

  53. Pierre Remacle

    August 30, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Great Job, love what you did!
    I’m youg photographer, frome Belgium in Europe.
    I hope to meet you one day!
    Biye

  54. jaime

    August 31, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I see the Daniel Day-Lewis resemblance as well. Lovely shot.

  55. Name*

    September 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Everything missing in men today; or most men at least….

  56. Paola

    September 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    That is an amazing picture, and the man has an eery resemblance to my husband, it’s a bit crazy actually.

    Where was the photograph taken?

  57. Hannah

    September 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I absolutely love vintage photography (and fashion, of course). This photo is wonderfully rugged yet classic.

  58. Hannah

    September 8, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I absolutely love vintage photography (and fashion, of course). This photo is wonderfully rugged, yet classic all in one.

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    December 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

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  60. Cris Casillas

    December 28, 2011 at 2:41 am

    That photo looks just like my Grandpa. Funny thing is you posted this on my birthday…….

    .. Love the style. And pipe.

  61. antique engagement rings

    January 18, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Another wonderful photo!

  62. lee hyeong dae

    March 25, 2012 at 12:32 am

    wonderful photo

  63. Greg

    November 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    This looks freakishly like me at profile down to the haircut and the pipe; the only discernible difference is that his sideburns are a bit wider than mine. Do you have more pictures? I actually posted this as my Facebook profile photo as an experiment and even my own father thought it was me.

    Also, to join the chorus, does anyone know what type of boots those are? I’ve been trying to find out and it’s been driving me crazy. I think they might be considered a vintage form of lace-up snake boots, but I’m not sure if that’s the correct term.

  64. Greg

    November 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Eureka! At first, I thought the boots were probably knee-high “packer boots” though on second look at the heel, they’re more likely “logger boots.” They were quite popular and very well suited for the terrain out west and resistant to snake bites; Chippewa and Redwing are companies that manufactured both.

    A short history of Packer boots: http://www.ehow.com/about_5047970_definition-packer-boots.html
    Chippewa Logger boots: https://www.chippewaboots.com/category/Logger

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