Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vintage Photo

This photograph of my handsome father (far left) and his three brothers was taken at their Bar X Ranch in Arizona.  I love their unselfconscious 60’s cowboy style.

- Laraine






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  1. Bohemian Style

    March 17, 2012 at 9:06 am

  2. Laura

    March 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Great photo! Love it!

  3. Natasha Fatah

    March 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

    What a group of studs. Wonderful picture!


  4. Sandy Leonard Snaps

    March 17, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Heaven on a stick

  5. Elena

    March 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Amazing cowboy style!

  6. [email protected]

    March 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

    This is a delightful photo. They look a little like 1960s western movie extras, but then again totally real. I bet a very similar shot could be taken somewhere in the U.S. today.

  7. fashionisable

    March 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

  8. Dominika

    March 17, 2012 at 9:32 am

    it’s beautiful!


  9. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

    i loveeeee this photo!!

  10. Antoine Nicol

    March 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

  11. Mica

    March 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Great photo! I love the timelessness of it! :)

  12. Natalie

    March 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Cool… Nice you have old photos of your father…


  13. AZ2Spb

    March 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

    As a grad student in Saint Petersburg, Russia, I was quite surprised to see this photo! I am an Arizona native and know the Bar X and this family. Amazing gentlemen. I appreciate this and your earlier posts highlighting the quality, workmanship, and pride that go into a cowboy’s dress. Thanks!

  14. Iris

    March 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Such an amazing vintage photo.

  15. sara

    March 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

    This photo is amazing!! It reminds me of my holiday’s in Texas! So much fun and the best hamburger of all my life :P

  16. n

    March 17, 2012 at 10:15 am

  17. Bill Chance

    March 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    This picture captures the difference in wearing a cowboy hat for style and wearing one to protect yourself from the sun and rain.

  18. Sophie

    March 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Such an iconic image – it really make me wonder what / who has captured their attention…

  19. Xeana

    March 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Amazing photo! They really look like the actors from the western film.
    We especially like their hats.


  20. Giorgia

    March 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

    They do look like a group of cowboys! =)

    xxx Giorgia

  21. Simbarashe

    March 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This is a man’s photo. Boss.

  22. June

    March 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

    My Dad wore a hat and shirts just like your Dad’s, always paired with Justin boots. Wonderful memories!

  23. White Perla

    March 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

    haha what a nice photo:)

  24. Stephanie

    March 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Hey these are really good looking guys!!!

  25. Hotcelebration

    March 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I love cowbow hats, they are so cool. nice pic.

  26. Johnny

    March 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Real cowboys!

  27. talktomyshoes

    March 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I love this picture!!! I’m a Western girl so for me, it doesn’t matter the era, Cowboys are extremely sexy.

  28. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    March 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I’m pretty sure that the Marlboro ads caused that wave of fashionable cowboy thing going on.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.

  29. Karen

    March 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Great picture!!

  30. Stylefootprints

    March 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Nice photo :)

    …and Happy St. Patrick’s day!

  31. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    March 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    What a shot! True cowboys here :)

  32. Michelle Lee

    March 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  33. Karla Bendezú Izarra

    March 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Great style! Cool!

  34. Tom

    March 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Not an ounce of fat on these guys and not one day at the gym.

  35. monkeyshines

    March 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    inspiring vintage photo!


  36. Gina

    March 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I absolutely adore this photo! It’s just great!

  37. Alison

    March 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Love it! The cowboy hats are awesome :)

  38. Sharon

    March 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Authentic Cowboy. The Real Deal!

  39. Serdane

    March 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  40. Angel

    March 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Hey great blog – the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life is very interesting. Was doing some research on the exchange of ideas, the relationship the intermingling – and found another blog by a fashion hairstylist Nicolas Jurnjack who takes his inspiration from the world and reflects it back in fashion, and vice-versa is very interesting reading

  41. mrpinkcat

    March 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    utterly timeless :)

  42. nicole

    March 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    What I like about this image of ‘real life’ cowboys is how it upends common stereotypes – macho, aggressive, rough. The men seem calm, comfortable in their own skin. I imagine them as soft-spoken.

  43. Laraine

    March 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    My dad and his brothers would all find it hilarious to be included on a fashion website, but authenticity is always stylish.

  44. V

    March 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    My dad is big on Stetson hats, and Laraine’s father’s hat looks like my dad’s…are those all Stetsons, I wonder?

  45. La Vie Quotidienne by Sartorialist

    March 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    AMAZING COWBOYS……I think the Cowboy come to the next fashion, everyday you look in the street more people with boots and Hut from this stylismus.


    XOXO from Munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

  46. Eva

    March 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Great picture and you really look like your father!

  47. Aga's suitcase

    March 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I love the picture!

  48. Stacyco

    March 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I like cowboy style. It looks stylish and practical.

  49. K. Johnson

    March 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    great photo- thank you for posting it. and handsome men who look at home in themselves!

  50. Monsieur Marcel

    March 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm


    Happy St.Patrick’s Day.

  51. vivian

    March 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I love the style of this photo

  52. Martine

    March 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    John Wayne is second fiddle to your good looking dad and his good looking brothers!!!

  53. Alyssa

    March 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    They definitely all look alike! Nice shot.


  54. Kim

    March 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Love it!

  55. Cassie

    March 18, 2012 at 3:52 am

    In love!! What a stylish father you had. Cowboys=delicious

  56. Thomas

    March 18, 2012 at 4:03 am

    good shot

  57. Huliganjetta

    March 18, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I would like to live in the 60s in America.

  58. The life after

    March 18, 2012 at 5:40 am

    This pic is amazing! Love the hats and the cowboy style a lot!

    The Life After

  59. Piia

    March 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

    How handsome are they! Wow.

  60. koolphoto

    March 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I love this photos…

  61. Opposite Lipstick

    March 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

  62. Serda

    March 18, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hi Scott,
    I love your vintage photos. They tell such a wonderful story I thought I’d share a few photos of my grandmother…. It’s amazing to see style evolve yet classic, remains the same. Thanks for the great capsules of history. :)

  63. [email protected] handbags

    March 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

    old memories if captured in a camera it make a reborn your movements…i like the way of your expression about the vintage photos…

  64. Stephanie

    March 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    The curation of the vintage photos that you’re receiving is brilliant! Love this pic. Your blog just gets better and better.

  65. Joa[email protected]

    March 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

    That’s a great photo to keep and cherish. What a classic look.

  66. Jo, Owner,

    March 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love seeing your posts on vintage photos.

  67. Christian

    March 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I want one of those hats :)

  68. ladyofletters

    March 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    They know who they are.

  69. Linda Wright

    March 18, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I have lived in Paris for 34 years. However, I am from Texas, and for me, these true cowboys are as elegant in their dress as the chicest men on the streets of NYC, London or Paris or Milan. Yes, they do each have their own personality in their choice of a snap-button shirt,cowboy hat and of course their boots.. There is a consistency in the choice of their jean….that includes front crease and the way it drops on their boots. Somethings should stay the same. Thank you for printing this, Scott, because I once read where you mentioned that you never considered Western Cowboy Dress very chic. Perhaps you have evolved in your attitude? Speaks well for you!!!

    • Velma Vance

      June 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm

      Amen, Linda.

      These good old boy brothers look like my late Granddaddy and his west Texas neighbors.

  70. antique engagement rings

    March 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Love your vintage photos!

  71. From Cali

    March 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    True Classic American Cowboys… rough around the edges.

  72. LusterNYC

    March 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    What a great photo, sometimes black and white photography can capture the color of a moment so well!

  73. Bettina

    March 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Bonanza! Very nice.

  74. Jane Alisa

    March 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    What a wonderful picture to always treasure :-)

  75. Ingrid // Pretty Harbor

    March 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Great this photo of cowboy :)

    Pretty Harbor // Jewellery

  76. andrea/igardendaily

    March 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Love that you included this photo on your blog. It’s lovely in many ways!

  77. Elbert

    March 20, 2012 at 4:42 am

    No belly’s. No fat. No big bottoms. Shows how food and eating culture has changed in the US.

  78. Joseph

    March 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    The guy with the glasses and denim shirt is killing it. I love how people always look the best when they’re wearing what they’re comfortable in. It’s not affected, it’s not outre, it’s simply what compliments their face, body and personality.

  79. Swag

    March 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

    a great vintage photo, the black and white is a favorite of mine

  80. awns

    March 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Watch Kevin Costner off with the glasses!

  81. Jan Sarah

    March 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Great pic. The brother 2nd from the right reminds me of a famous American actor.

  82. clarity enhanced diamonds

    March 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

    A great old photo!

  83. vendredi

    March 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Love this!!

  84. Rhodesian Ridgeback

    March 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    And they deserve your undying respect, and honor. Have you followed up on the wonderful stuff of Cowboy Poets. Sorry don’t have a link. You will find it and love it and carry it in your heart always. The photograph is just the beginning of the story, as always. Keep on relating. I enjoy what you do. Carry-on.

  85. Rhodesian Ridgeback

    March 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Here is link to Cowboy Poetry. I need to check them out and subscribe. We all need to mount a horse, respect the landscape, and commune with nature, i.e. shutting up and listening to what she/he has to say.
    Here is link. Even I have to Subscribe:

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