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Atomic Swimwear: Cabana Sets

June 7, 2018

Atomic Swimwear: Cabana Sets

I never met my grandfather, but I know he liked the beach. In the 1960s, my family would spend weekends…

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J. Crew’s New Oxford: More Same Old Than Old School

July 27, 2017

J. Crew’s New Oxford: More Same Old Than Old School

Today, guys have more options for a decent oxford button-down shirt than they did a decade ago, but few seem…

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Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot (Part Three)

February 14, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot (Part Three)

Here’s our third and final round of awesome shots from Inspiration LA, the annual vintage-industry-Americana-Japanese-American-hybrid show in Los Angeles. To…

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Inspiration LA 2017 Day 2: Shoot Your Shot

February 13, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017 Day 2: Shoot Your Shot

Here’s our second day of candid shots from Inspiration LA 2017, the huge men’s Americana show in Los Angeles. There…

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Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

February 12, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

I wasn’t expecting to make it to Inspiration LA, the huge vintage-and-vintage-inspired Americana show, this year because I was supposed…

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Reigning Men: Men’s Style at LACMA

June 6, 2016

Reigning Men: Men’s Style At LACMA

With in-laws babysitting a week or so ago, my wife and I headed to LACMA here in LA to check…

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On 1960s surfer style

September 4, 2015

On 1960s Surfer Style

“We saw surfers around town. They had sun-bleached hair, drove old station wagons, wore plaid Pendleton shirts, white jeans, huaraches—Mexican…

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1960s, Watts, Los Angeles

November 7, 2014

1960s, Watts, Los Angeles

In July of 1966 – almost a year after the Watts Riots – LIFE Magazine did a cover story about rising…

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Tootal Recall

October 30, 2014

Tootal Recall

How do you get tough, working class kids to wear polka dot cravats? British neckwear maker Tootal inadvertently pulled this…

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Bad Haircuts; Good Style: The Kinks, 1968

August 26, 2014

Bad Haircuts; Good Style: The Kinks, 1968

This photo of the Kinks was taken right around the recording of The Village Green Preservation Society, a concept album…

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John F. Kennedy in SI, 1960

July 12, 2014

John F. Kennedy In SI, 1960

I was going through the garage of an estate sale this morning, and happened upon this old issue of Sports…

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Roundup of Carl Van Vechten’s portraits of Harlem figures of the 1940s

February 12, 2014

Roundup Of Carl Van Vechten’s Portraits Of Harlem Figures Of The 1940s

There are some truly stunning photos in this roundup of Carl Van Vechten’s portraits of Harlem figures of the 1940s,…

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I had a Brooks Brothers herringbone almost exactly like this

September 17, 2012

I Had A Brooks Brothers Herringbone Almost Exactly Like This

I had a Brooks Brothers herringbone almost exactly like this. Size 41L. Mid-60s. Half-lined. Lost it in Heathrow Airport, running…

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From The New Yorker, 7/23/60

July 24, 2012

From The New Yorker, 7/23/60

via The Ivy League Look

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The style of basketball legend Rick Barry

May 31, 2012

The Style Of Basketball Legend Rick Barry

I got a kick out of this San Francisco Chronicle retrospective on the style of basketball legend Rick Barry, from…

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