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Monday, June 11, 2007

Governor's Island Roaring '20s Dance and Hot Jazz Picnic - 2

The man responsible for all the fun - Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra



Comments on "Governor's Island Roaring '20s Dance and Hot Jazz Picnic - 2"

 

Blogger Karolis said ... (5:43 AM) : 

I was always curious what camera/lens are you using.

 

Blogger Opulent CerriLynn said ... (6:04 AM) : 

The cut and flow of the dresses is swing'n! Beautiful. What great shots Sart.

 

Anonymous EYE ON YOU said ... (6:41 AM) : 

Great to see how real style still exists!

 

Blogger editor said ... (7:07 AM) : 

i just love all the shoe shots!
they sum it all up.

 

Anonymous Kat said ... (7:20 AM) : 

'20s style is so cool it's unreal!!

 

Blogger simply olive said ... (8:48 AM) : 

the hem on her dress is so elegant. looks like a fantastic party!

 

Blogger simply olive said ... (8:49 AM) : 

i forgot to say which dress...the lace and bead encrusted...

 

Blogger wilsonian said ... (9:18 AM) : 

That shot of hemlines and shoes is perfect.

 

Blogger eg said ... (10:04 AM) : 

I had a suit made in exactly that fabric from the 3rd picture(notch lapels, though, and "normal" buttons).

I had no idea it was so terribly old-fashioned ...

 

Blogger eg said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Um, I meant the 4th picture, of course!

 

Anonymous verdiales said ... (10:21 AM) : 

Damn.. Nice pants, Michael.

 

Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Great photos, love the one with the shoes!

 

Blogger Peregrine John said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Ooooh, that shell-topped cane! There's a detail I can love.

 

Blogger Diana said ... (10:44 AM) : 

I love your idea of taking the dancing feet.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

The woman with a fan is gorgeous - so simple, yet well put together.

 

Blogger kumquat said ... (11:45 AM) : 

i love how you shot the details too. The shoes and hemlines while everyone is dancing. Its perfect. But then headed over to West Egg to party with Gatsby is perfect too.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:34 PM) : 

the boots the man is wearing in your last post are reproduction WWII military boots.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 PM) : 

Love the hat (1st pic). the german nic name for them is 'buzz saw'-
and the shoe shots: I'd rather Charleston with you! you can almost feel the music.

 

Blogger herringbonekid said ... (3:48 PM) : 

i thought you weren't into musty old costumes ?

 

Blogger Amy said ... (4:29 PM) : 

WOW. I love the hem of the woman's skirt in the second image!

 

Blogger Dani said ... (4:48 PM) : 

Lovely!
The details of the clothing, the hair, the shoes.
They were really having a good time.
Great photos!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:53 PM) : 

All the bright young things. I'll bet the music was hot, too!

And, the hemlines! The necklines! The free bodices! The shoes! The hats! The cane!

Lovely, Sart.

Thanks for posting these pix.

-- desertwind

PS - Is there a link to the music?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:21 PM) : 

*YAWN*
I prefer to see real looks from the street to costumes.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:43 PM) : 

im losing my mind. does any one remember a photo of a man with tattoos and shorts on. comment was something about the great contrast of clean shorts with tattoos?
anyone. anyone. please. i have scoured the whole site to no avail. its one of those things that starts out like "oh yeah i remember that" , and now is a full blown absession with finding it.

 

Blogger Regina said ... (7:08 PM) : 

This is my favorite decade...
:)

 

Blogger william d. anderson said ... (7:23 PM) : 

some nice camera work, capturing the costumes. there's a lot more to them than you see in old movies. nice shots.

 

Blogger aj said ... (8:01 PM) : 

definitely my favorite era of all time.

thank you, mr sart, THANK YOU

 

Blogger Mr. Useless said ... (8:09 PM) : 

Ha! I have a sport coat with that EXACT glenplaid pattern! Blue stripe and all. It's one of my favs.

Awesome!

 

Blogger Candid Cool said ... (9:50 PM) : 

cool walking stick and jacket

 

Blogger Asian Models Blogger said ... (10:31 PM) : 

Looks like a good ole ho-down. Men weren't afraid to wear pastel then and everyone really took time to dress up.

Cool series.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 PM) : 

your photography is stellar as always!!! But I find this so very very boring. I don't view this as fashion. This is a 'dress up' event. Sorry Sart but you're going off on a tangent here, I don't think this belongs on your site.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:03 AM) : 

I love how these women look absolutely fabulous without being stick-thin. Thank goodness for pictures like these to remind us that.

 

Blogger Meredith said ... (12:20 AM) : 

For a lot of these people, what you see here are not costumes. It's what they wear all the time.

 

Blogger modelbehavior said ... (1:00 AM) : 

2nd photo is perfection.

 

Anonymous carlos said ... (6:36 AM) : 

i agree with the yawn comment. this is nothing new.. the swing craze ended ten years ago now but you can still find these guys out at swing nights every week night.. these posts are dated and don't feel relevant.

 

Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (7:11 AM) : 

For Carlos
I try to shoot things that i find inspiring not necessarily the "newest" or "most fashionable"

I keep coming back to the phrase of "abstract inspiration" - don't look at the clothes so literally but more for abstract inspiration. Look at the color combo of pants and jacket that Michael ,the band leader, is wearing on the lead photo - when was the last time you saw a guy wearing that? I was totally inspired by the color combo.

 

Blogger AnastasiaC said ... (9:02 AM) : 

lovely feet shots....pretty silver shoes!
this looks like so much fun!
ive missed your blog - been so busy!

 

Anonymous carlos said ... (9:37 AM) : 

i can see what you're saying. it's an interesting change for the site i suppose. don't want to seem like im against you or anything i am a big fan of the site and the photography!

 

Blogger Martha said ... (10:36 AM) : 

anonymous, the tattoo photo is here.

These really make me want to reread Gatsby!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:12 AM) : 

If someone's courageous and carefully wrought sense of style is boring to you, perhaps you should spend more time in the mezzanine of The Gap, rather than on a website devoted to originality and self - expression.

Perhaps its hard for one lacking creativity and historical context to appreciate anything classically masculine.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Aw, Sart. You're too sweet.

Don't let the killjoys get you down.

And, to those killjoys I declare:
Go get an ice-cream and sit in the sun.
Summer's here.
Time for fun.

-- desertwind

 

Blogger hoi polloi said ... (3:47 PM) : 

Looks like fun! I love the 1920's style

 

Blogger Belinda said ... (10:47 PM) : 

Love love love love love love love love love love love..........these photos!

Especially the sparkling shot of the dresses swinging in time to the tunes. They're fantastic!!

An amazing party by the looks :o)

 

Blogger Randall said ... (2:29 AM) : 

What a nice surprise, this was fascinating. I was just looking at a couple magazine pictures I saved of Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld in the seventies, when they carried themselves with exaggerated frippery and frou frou in a sort of Felliniesque Twenties vein. Did you read 'A Beautiful Fall'?

It's funny how the old is... sometimes still old but seeing this after many long weeks of scrutinizing the latest Nina Ricci and tons of not yet in stock Versace, Dior, Fendi and more, this was a surprise treat and really gave a smile. It's market week and I'm not the only one drowning in the minutae of pre-fall flash / pre-fall / fall deliveries and spring capsule and summer orders.

While looking at the photos I couldn't help but try to determine which brand would claim which silhouette, color or detail - don't you think that any day MJ is going to do a wonky Armaniesque non-tribute tribute collection? Wouldn't that be a scream?

 

Anonymous Obaid said ... (2:44 AM) : 

Eg, the pattern for the suit fabric is known as "Prince of Wales". I have a bespoke suit made from fine italian wool (my first suit) which looks similar. I late read that this pattern was designed by King Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales. All the Scottish clans had their own check patterns, so King Edward came up with the Price of Wales to have a signature check.

Quite a fascinating story

Great pictures btw!

 

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