I got a kick out of this San Francisco Chronicle retrospective on the style of basketball legend Rick Barry, from his preppy days through an extended neck scarf period through till today’s elderly mountain gentleman (?) aesthetic. Some good, some truly horrible, a lot of interesting.
From Glen Baxter’s Blizzards of Tweed.
I think that this guy, who goes by LabelKing on StyleForum, is just tremendous. His real name is Jeffrey something. You want personal style? You got it right here. Personal style and a half.
The Great European Ascot: Complete Do-It-Yourself Instructions for Americans
Great thing my mom got me at an estate sale, or greatest thing my mom got me at an estate sale?
“Here’s a great new way to tie one on - with the Carre European Ascot Scarf - a silky fashion accessory that ties and knots in diverse ways. The effect? An unlimited scope of sportswear accents, ranging from the classic elegance of the English ascot to the casual insouciance of the French knot. A gamut of individual fashion expressions, decided and defined by your own imagination and a deft flick of your fingers. In a word - elegant. Casual, yet correct. To be worn with a sport shirt, a Leisure Suit or a sport jacket. Masculine flair in pure luxury.”
Vintage uniform posters from the Royal Mail.
via Retronaut (thanks Greg & Kyle)
There’s always been something powerfully appealing to me about this look. It’s a sort of Dustin Hoffman, “All the President’s Men,” mid-70s, turtleneck, Elliot Gould type thing that can really look wonderful on the right guy. Of course, on Robert Redford, a Snuggie would look wonderful.
“It takes a lot of looking to find a good-looking slack.”
Wow. “That magic combination of fashion and quality,” indeed.
(via Mark Frauenfelder)