Counterculture and Corduroy: Late 60s Campus Style in Getting Straight

November 12, 2020

Counterculture And Corduroy: Late 60s Campus Style In Getting Straight

What we call Ivy style — trim but natural shouldered tailoring, no-break flat-front khakis, OCBDs, shetland sweaters, loafers, etc. —…

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Checkered Flags and Herringbone Jackets: Style in Grand Prix (1966)

July 24, 2020

Checkered Flags And Herringbone Jackets: Style In Grand Prix (1966)

The plot of Grand Prix is not the point of this post, and frankly wasn’t the point of the movie….

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Inspiration from Emma Thompson in Late Night

September 13, 2019

Inspiration From Emma Thompson In Late Night

When it comes to style inspiration in film, we often look to older movies or stories set in the past,…

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Jazz Style Behind the Scenes: Photographs of Milt Hinton

July 19, 2019

Jazz Style Behind The Scenes: Photographs Of Milt Hinton

Good style rarely happens in a vacuum — you can build personal style, but when it comes to icon status,…

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Before the Bad Boys: Inspiration from Wimbledon in the Early 1970s

July 11, 2019

Before The Bad Boys: Inspiration From Wimbledon In The Early 1970s

Wimbledon might be the most photogenic event in sports. A game focused on one-on-one competition; clean white sportswear against green…

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Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration via Documerica

April 19, 2019

Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration Via Documerica

Denim jackets, Chucks, and pool cues go together like teenagers and delinquency. Robert Johnson in coal-mining town of Clothier, West…

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City Hermit: The Style of Allen Ginsberg

December 12, 2018

City Hermit: The Style Of Allen Ginsberg

Beat: a word used to describe a group of people, mostly poets, who had in common a general rebellion against…

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Ivy Workwear Style via Princeton University's Beer Jackets

December 6, 2018

Ivy Workwear Style Via Princeton University’s Beer Jackets

Members of the Princeton class of 1948. Note the white work jackets. A classic Seinfeld bit on helmets goes like…

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Inspiration: Alexander Skarsgård's Shirts in The Little Drummer Girl

November 29, 2018

Inspiration: Alexander Skarsgård’s Shirts In The Little Drummer Girl

Spies get the coolest clothes. Well, handsome spies anyway. AMC/BBC’s new adaptation of John Le Carre’s 1983 novel The Little…

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The Restrained 1970s: Paul Newman in The Drowning Pool

August 23, 2018

The Restrained 1970s: Paul Newman In The Drowning Pool

As eras recede into the past, it’s tempting to narrow our view of them. Thinking about how people dressed in…

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Where All the Fits Went: Inspiration on Instagram

July 5, 2018

Where All The Fits Went: Inspiration On Instagram

With the amount of imagery mainlined into the eyeballs of the average smartphone user these days, it’s almost hard to…

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Feeling Pretty Psyched: The Style of Michael Stipe

April 4, 2018

Feeling Pretty Psyched: The Style Of Michael Stipe

Rock stars weren’t meant to stick around. They ignite, burn, and burn out. Rock music as a genre is reaching…

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Glitter and Doom: Inspiration via Tom Waits

December 7, 2017

Glitter And Doom: Inspiration Via Tom Waits

Tom Waits’ style is akin to his music–it’s a continuation of traditions of sorts but roughed up to the point…

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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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