Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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  1. Evgenia

    September 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  2. sevan

    September 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Impeccably dressed for everyday life.
    Where did all this style go ?

  3. princessglee

    September 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Well, hello! Mr. Handsome and Mr. Good-lookin’.

  4. me

    September 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    OMG I love this pic, the tailoring on the suits a re impeccable. I love the cuffs on the pants , the ties and the hat the gentleman is wearing is awesome . Even their shoes are shined juxtaposed against to the dirt ground and the building which looks like it has a tin roof. Love it! These are suits I would wear today in 2012

  5. brian

    September 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    beautiful, beautiful shot of two handsome men…and, thats some nice tailoring tambien!

  6. TerranceJ

    September 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Lovely photo. Both gents look quite dapper, but I’d have to say that the guy to the left has a lot of details in his look that I favor – check out his collar placement and waistcoat. Everything here is short, tailored and sweet (without appearing too stiff of course). There are so many manufacturers that can’t quite seem to get that part of the shirt together, and I’m sure that shorter gents (like myself) can agree.

    I don’t think I could make a bowler hat look that cool either. So many great tidbits in this pic.

  7. Christine

    September 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Love this photo- the cuffs on their trousers, the vests – we don’t see vests like these anymore and it’s a pity. All topped off with immaculate shine on the shoes and the straight-point collars. But what really makes it are those wonderful expressions that make me want to know those men’s stories.


    September 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    la elegancia no tiene tiempo

  9. jamie

    September 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    i love the cuffs!

  10. MarryAnn

    September 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Charming photo. Can’t stop looking at it.

  11. PrĂȘt Ă  Porter P

    September 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Impeccable. I really enjoy all the vintage photos that are being posted. It’s sort of sad to think how SLOB-y (new word) people dress nowadays.

  12. bob saget

    September 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    pure class

  13. Leonor

    September 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    amanzing suits!


  14. CBC

    September 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I love when men have such pride in their dress timeless…..

  15. CBC

    September 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    what year do u think this is?

    • bheki

      December 5, 2012 at 5:55 am

      That’s my grandfather sitting down. It was taken in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in the 30′s. He lived to a ripe old age of 84, RIP in 1993.

  16. SM

    September 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    i agree! I love this photo! Dressed in Sunday best?

  17. Steve Robinson

    September 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I’d wear suits again if I could find these.

  18. Aga's suitcase

    September 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I love this vintage photo, style in these times was simply impeccable.

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  19. annamaria potamiti

    September 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    They are flawless. I agree with everyone above. We should reconsider our relentless casual dress code. ‘Sunday best’ sounds very attractive ! I think we have learned not to be ‘rigid’, now we must revisit ‘beauty’ as well.

  20. Beth

    September 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I adore black and white photos, but sometimes, I really wish I could see vintage photos in high quality color, if only for the color of the fabric.

  21. Claire

    September 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Absolutely perfect.

  22. Simbarashe

    September 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I feel as if there is an important story here going untold.

  23. Rudy

    September 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    first thought- How would these two awesome gents present were they the same age today?

    • nadia

      September 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      that’s the best question!!!

  24. Patty

    September 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Can we get some insight as to where this photo was taken?

  25. Ty Walter

    September 3, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I really love the pics. Immaculately attire especially those cool shackles brings out a gorgeous elegant look. keep up men, you are ups actually!

  26. Vicki Fields

    September 3, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Tailor made suits can be that stylish and elegant and it is still up to date. The vintage made your day l guess you guys were looking real good.

  27. Stacey Sweeney

    September 3, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I love the way the men were comfortable, it is an advice to all of us if we all want to look good and be appreciated then we must be comfortable with what we put on. The vintage photo was real amazing.

  28. Janelle

    September 3, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I want a tailored vest, such a forgotten item of clothing dont you think?

  29. M.N

    September 3, 2012 at 3:12 am

  30. The Casual

    September 3, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Amazing how elegance and style are timeless…


  31. Scott Hanlon

    September 3, 2012 at 3:22 am

    It just goes to show that black people have been doing cool things, for a long time, irregardless of white people’s notice. And continue to do so, too. And I’m crazy about it!

    • Sasha

      September 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Style is built into our DNA.

  32. Iza

    September 3, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Like The Great Debaters :)

  33. hadhka

    September 3, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Love it and would love the know the history behind this photograph

    • Maite

      September 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Who can tell us about them? Love everything in this picture. Wish those shoes for my husband

  34. almudena

    September 3, 2012 at 6:10 am

  35. CoudreMode

    September 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

    The gent on the right made me think of Robert Johnson

  36. teresa

    September 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  37. une chatte grise

    September 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Those are two seriously sharp-dressed men. There’s something compelling about the gentleman on the left… I wish I could talk with him & learn what he’s thinking.

  38. Stephanie

    September 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Both of their looks are great, but what I notice is their beautiful faces!

  39. CultureShockArt

    September 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    This is beautiful. I have no words other than I simply adore this pic

  40. Michael

    September 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I have loved this blog for so long but this is my first time commenting. I’m so in love with this photo. There’s a story here and I wish I could get to know it. The two gentlemen here are so crisp and sharp in their dress. Simply amazing. I particularly like the jacket on the gentleman on the left. Specifically I love how close the top and bottom button are on his jacket.

  41. Monsieur Marecel

    September 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    A rakish tilt hat:
    O.G with a three-piece suit
    and custom made shoes.

  42. Tammara Shelley

    September 4, 2012 at 2:12 am

    They are so straight and too serious. They look like robots! Lol!

    • ebony

      September 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      it was actually quite common at a point in history for people not to smile when having their photos taken … very unlike today!

  43. Bobbie Hurst

    September 4, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Nice suits! I love the stripped tie.

  44. Lisa O.

    September 4, 2012 at 5:44 am

    The shoes look shinier than glass!!

  45. Mary kristen

    September 4, 2012 at 5:45 am

    I think this is one rare collection of vintage dress. Nice photo.

    Konto walutowe

  46. annabella

    September 4, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Wow! Clearly, these gentleman should be invited to next years’ Sartorialist’s Dinner….were that a possibility. Beautiful!

  47. Serdane

    September 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

  48. Ali

    September 4, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Absolutely love all the vintage photos. What about publishing a book of the collated vintage photos sold – for charity – the favourite charity (choice of 3?) voted for by the readers/ commenters?

    I’d buy it…

  49. mo

    September 4, 2012 at 11:04 am

    It is so good to see vintage photos of black people (not speaking of Sart specifically) and they’re not in a field. Yes, many of my people had some means and many had style out the whazoo! Thanks to whomever submitted it.

  50. Linzi Carlisle

    September 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Classic Men’s Vintage Attire Great photo!

  51. Martine

    September 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Theres a real brightness in their expressions.

  52. Sartor Resartus

    September 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    We have so much money in the modern world but we are so familiar and vulgar. I cannot imagine the man on the left was very rich but his outfit is PERFECT. To the detail. Shame on all the modern lazy vulgarians.

  53. Lydia

    September 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    They look amazing. I wish we still dressed like this.

  54. Mertxita

    September 9, 2012 at 4:48 am

    I really love the vintage pictures you publish. In this one, I like how they keep their dignity amid powerty through dressing up from head to toes. Beautiful.

  55. Maggie A

    September 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Such gentlemen.

  56. Tevin

    May 18, 2014 at 10:51 pm


  57. Online Shopping

    August 22, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Fashion gives confidence, these suited and booted gentlemen truly shows it.

  58. Ivan

    October 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Love this pic, they are really smart!

  59. Sebastian

    January 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

    I love the style.

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