Sunday, May 29, 2011

Vintage Photos

- Carolyn G.

If you missed my initial post, here are the instructions again.

- The subject line of the email should read “Vintage Photo”

- The photos will only be posted here on the blog, so the file size can be very small (no bigger than 700kb). I DO NOT need hi-res images, they take too long to download.

- Writing a little something about the image you send will make your entry much more interesting for all of us.

- Email your photos to: [email protected]


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  1. Prisoner of Fashion

    May 29, 2011 at 7:54 am

  2. Liz Sewmode

    May 29, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Somehow his hatpiece fits well to his outfit. Maybe because of his very authentic aura.

  3. Drew!

    May 29, 2011 at 8:05 am

    wide legged trousers!! =]

    i love this ensemble!

  4. Sara Fiore

    May 29, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I really love that pic.

    Sara Fiore

  5. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I've always wanted to get a hat like this! Great picture! I love that you post all these cool old pics.

  6. Marcel Da Chump

    May 29, 2011 at 8:12 am


  7. The Styllustrator

    May 29, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Ah! I feel so nostalgic when i look at these pictures…
    Even though I haven't lived the 20s!

    The Styllustrator

  8. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 8:20 am

    He just seems so casual with an air of sophistication – I love it. I wish there was some kind of social consciousness that made this sort of wear more socially acceptable today. Modern society has lost something hasn't it?

  9. SarahV

    May 29, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I love his confidence!

  10. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Wow. I see where the glamorous aviator cliches come from. So confident. I like the mix of dapper and practical – the white shirt and moustache combined with the helmet and goggles, the tucked in tie, the notebook in the pocket, the watch chain, the rolled up sleeves.

  11. rose

    May 29, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I love the cheeky, seductive look in his eye, and the jaunty way he's leaning…

  12. Dandy Man

    May 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Cool as you like!

  13. VLM.

    May 29, 2011 at 8:31 am

    This is such an amazing picture, I love all the vintage photography on this blog!

  14. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I want this fine gent to take me for an airplane ride summer day floating overhead in lazy sunshine between the clouds.

  15. Natalie Leung

    May 29, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Wow that is a statement photo. My partner is currently a pilot. To be honest he wears things similar to this today (except the goggles and hat). Wow, so interesting.

  16. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 8:50 am

    this is the best vintage photo so far

  17. goldenyearsvintage

    May 29, 2011 at 9:02 am

    spying a pocket watch. love!

  18. blue roses

    May 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

    he leaned gently against this bold new machine, unsure where exactly it would all lead.

  19. emilyelspethtess

    May 29, 2011 at 9:24 am


  20. Mila

    May 29, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Love these vintage photos!

  21. jikou

    May 29, 2011 at 9:38 am


  22. Jelena MS

    May 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

    great photo!!handsome man!

  23. DoublClik

    May 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I believe I am officially inspired to scan photos as I travel back to Pittsburgh this summer to visit my grandma.

    Love the pocket watch

    DoublClik Photo Blog

  24. Brendon Keenan

    May 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Fantastic shot. I want to be related to this guy.

  25. Miss Molly

    May 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

    i love your vintage photo's always

  26. A Refinaria

    May 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

    these were cool times, don't you think?

  27. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 10:08 am


  28. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Errol Flynn!!!! I have a pic of my dad kneeling in front of his plane in England WW11 He paintd on the side of the plane Honey Bunny ( what he called my mom) He also looked like Errol Flynn Mustaches were very popular

  29. yawp

    May 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

    This is such perfection!

  30. Monroe Steele

    May 29, 2011 at 10:21 am

    He's so debonair!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  31. Lookrezia (The Shabby Labels)

    May 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

    i'm in love with you blog!


  32. demie

    May 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

    It would be nice to know a bit about this photograph… He looks really cool! It made me think of Saint-Exupèry and his Little Prince…

  33. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

    He looks lot like Christian Bale.

  34. thwany

    May 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

    so coool.

  35. Lauren

    May 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

    So dashing! Like a 1930s movie star.

    The Styleseer

  36. Lost in Provence

    May 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Most Amazing Vintage Photo Ever.

    Just posted about how it seemed that folks used to have such more amazing lives than we do now. Here is the proof.

  37. Silvestre Gavinha

    May 29, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Really cool.
    He looks like a younger Edward Norton, with this ambiguous and misterious look in his eyes.
    Very sexy.

  38. Stina

    May 29, 2011 at 11:37 am



    May 29, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Nice thanks for sharing!

  40. Sox L. Cillian

    May 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

  41. alessandra nitti

    May 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    wow, this one is incredible ;-)

  42. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    love this picture, real beauty and elegance

  43. Bloggablegirl

    May 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    He did make me think about Antoine de Saint-Exupèry and the little prince as Demie said…
    The pilot definitely looks like an actor in a an old hollywood movie. So classy and chic!

  44. Bill

    May 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm


  45. caribbelle

    May 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    This is great, he knows that he looks sharp. I wonder if this is pre or post flight :)


    May 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Wow, I really love his pose.

  47. Vagner Borges

    May 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Cool!! Super bacana!

  48. Laura Sherriffs

    May 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    This is awesome! I love old photos, they make me wish I was around in a different era. He looks so suave and intelligent,and those aviator glasses are amazing.

  49. H A R R Y G O A Z

    May 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    WONDERFUL photographs !

    Have a super week.

  50. The Foolish Aesthete

    May 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Love it!!! A real WWI Flying Ace. Great confident pose too.

  51. Redes Informaticas

    May 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I love it!

  52. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm


  53. Http//

    May 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I simply love that hat, I usually wear the same during winter!!

  54. Wallace Chapman

    May 29, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    what a dashing photo ! – w

  55. Jennifer

    May 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    hellllloooooo dream boat!

  56. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Ooh, I bet this guy was the ladies man. Errol Flynn eat your heart out! Would love to know his story.

  57. Scale Worm

    May 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    People had respect for self more then than they do today. Attire, personal upkeep and hygiene, respect toward others, lack of daily stresses and an ability to relax.
    History shows us how we were, both negative and positive, and we can today glean and learn much form this, our histories, especially during this Memorial Day weekend.
    Who is this gentleman?


    May 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Oh my! Clearly mad, bad, and dangerous to know. One way ticket for the time machine, please!

  59. My Style Canvas

    May 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Wowwww… so dapper.

  60. Dmetri

    May 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Goodness, how dashing is he! Talk about magnificent men and their flying machines.

  61. Naftali

    May 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Great tie!

  62. Anonymous

    May 29, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    He is sporting the look of Errol Flynn in "Dawn Patrol"……..

    …..and doing it quite nicely! My dad grew up in that era. Every boy wanted to be a Flying Ace…….the Right Stuff of its time.

  63. joy

    May 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    wow i love this. so dashing!

  64. Marie

    May 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    This is fantastic.

  65. Jordanna

    May 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    He looks like he'd be so charming


  66. xoxoCat

    May 29, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I'm a big fan of the pocket watch!

  67. Elena

    May 29, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Come fly with me!!!

  68. Lisa Petrarca

    May 30, 2011 at 12:18 am

  69. Irina Sevastianova Photography

    May 30, 2011 at 12:33 am

  70. cwaycarter

    May 30, 2011 at 12:36 am

    His accessories stand out and make this outfit to me. I'm noticing the pocket watch, the pocket protector, and of course that aviator hat. Great photo! -C.C.
    ReFashion Statement

  71. beesandbugs

    May 30, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Love that photo, it speaks so much! :)

  72. mon sac by me

    May 30, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Like a movies…….Lauren Bacall could be not far away…..!!!!! romantic too !

  73. Skihäschen

    May 30, 2011 at 2:56 am

    i love vintage photos

  74. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 3:15 am

    This guy simply exudes the cool. Woot!

  75. 3RD EYE

    May 30, 2011 at 4:22 am

    is it a watch in his pocket?

  76. Little Sable

    May 30, 2011 at 4:44 am

    ♡ very beautiful!!!!!!!!
    kisses from your follower!!! ♡
    With love Little Sable

  77. Leather Jackets

    May 30, 2011 at 5:46 am

    "Old is Gold" Very nice photos, I really like vintage collection…

    thanks to share…..

  78. Joseph

    May 30, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Oh you handsome thing.

  79. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Soooooo cool.This exactly what menswear has lost.Think this site is on point too.Glad there is a menswear designer out there pushing the envelope

  80. vintage engagement rings

    May 30, 2011 at 9:06 am

    We love vintage photos.. wonderful!

  81. E...

    May 30, 2011 at 9:31 am

    This pic owns a lot of charme ;D

  82. Rachel

    May 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Funny how practical then is used as statement now. Love the hat!

  83. Inspiration of the nation

    May 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

  84. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 9:56 am

    That's my great grandpa! Thanks for posting Sartorialist and thanks everyone else for the lovely comments!

  85. proletarian Great Gatsby

    May 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Out of Africa.Images that make us dream.

  86. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Waoh Erroll Flynn's brother …!!! With such eyes he could seduce even the clouds and the wind ! Sunny Side

  87. Valentine

    May 30, 2011 at 10:27 am



  88. shervinsworld

    May 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

    what else to say!!!

  89. Michelle Lee

    May 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

    such a cool photo

  90. Zoe G.

    May 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

    This is certainly my favorite vintage photo so far.

  91. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    N'est-ce pas Howard HUGUES ?

  92. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    He reminds me so much of Dandy Dan from Bugsy Malone…really love the look!

  93. Solineauxfraises

    May 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    So nice !!!
    I love it !

    So Line

  94. Ivana

    May 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Beautiful picture! I so love the vintage photos!

    xx Ivana

  95. Klaudia B.

    May 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    fantastic ;)

  96. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I also thought Howard Hughes when i saw this awesome pic…

    • Hughes the Aviator...only our generation's best actor Leo could play the part!!

      September 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      This looks like “Howard Hughes..Classic aviator!” His genius was a mental agony. To be brilliant beyond the average man’s comprehension but in his mind lived with a reality that never was. Leonardo captured him so vividly! As does he in all rolls he portrays. Love this blog topic, enlightened my day!

  97. Mara Sznaper

    May 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Me encatan las fotos de este blog, y estas aún más!!
    Mara desde BS AS

  98. Evan

    May 31, 2011 at 1:41 am

  99. Tiia

    May 31, 2011 at 3:10 am

    These posts are propably the best thing blogospheria has to offer at the moment. Though I like the ones with stories better, gives more depth.

  100. Mzo Ntuli

    May 31, 2011 at 3:31 am

    This is just awesome, so vintage!

  101. Mzo Ntuli

    May 31, 2011 at 3:31 am

    This is just awesome, so vintage!

  102. Louis

    May 31, 2011 at 6:35 am

  103. Nia

    May 31, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Cute picture!

  104. Tofu

    May 31, 2011 at 7:12 am


  105. Nathalie

    May 31, 2011 at 7:16 am

    What a great picture.

  106. Lucy Barr

    May 31, 2011 at 8:21 am

    well that is just an awesome photo

  107. Tendai

    May 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    SWAG all in that photo

  108. Anonymous

    May 31, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    great shot. wish we knew something about the man.

  109. Liz S

    May 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Uber cool..and all that sex appeal so many years ago! Gosh, how did we ever get that prudish notion of the past.
    Besides the obvious the structural silhouette is perfect.

  110. Ellen Stryker Bischoff

    May 31, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I am loving these vintage photographs, very cool. I particularly like his flying goggles, they remind me of Amelia Earhart, and what a powerful woman she was.

  111. annamaria

    June 1, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Oh soooo handsome!!!

  112. Bernd

    June 1, 2011 at 6:53 am

  113. BCPilotguy

    June 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I'm a pilot, I wish we still got to dress like that!

  114. Kacie

    June 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Soooo cool. The stance is fantastic. Gonna have to find some outfit inspiration from that one!


  115. Ami

    June 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I think I'm in love with him…

    the combination of the slightly rakish look in his eyes and the sophisticated moustache is nothing short of devastating.

  116. Anonymous

    June 3, 2011 at 8:14 am

    uao. I love his piercing eyes, his tie, his aviator cap … wonderful picture!!

  117. Pilar Cazares

    June 7, 2011 at 1:17 am

    lOved Vintage Photos!

  118. Anonymous

    June 8, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Love the photo…it really spoke to me! You may not believe it but I too am Carolyn G…coincidence much?!!!

  119. Anthony

    June 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I also thought this a beautiful pic. Meant to post a while back re a couple of comments: I think that chain is for keys rather than a watch. My dad (b1910) always used to use one.

  120. latrenia bryant

    June 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Niiiice!! :)

  121. lindayoga

    August 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Now That’s something you don’t see very much these days. A pocket watch. Love his whole look.

  122. Linnéa

    August 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Hehe slick guy with his pocket watch chain, his tie stuffed in his shirt and his sexy mustach! My kind-a-guy! But whats the story??

  123. goldpreis feingold

    November 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    very good put up, i certainly love this web site, carry on it

  124. Darryl

    February 28, 2012 at 1:53 am

    The cut of the pants interest me.

    Flat front, full cut, and the high-waisted style that was so popular for men’s pants in the mid 20th Century. I wish designers would cut suits more to the silhouettes if the 30s and 40s rather than these skinny, close fitting styles of today.

    It’s more flattering to the average male body.

  125. He doesn't have to say it, his style says it all!

    September 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    What a classic, vintage look! This look is intimidating! Looks dangerously smart based on polished, keen yet cool portrayal.

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