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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Outerwear! , Vintage Photo Contest



There was no real story included with either of these photos....but they are still fantastic!!

Comments on "The Outerwear! , Vintage Photo Contest"

 

Blogger James said ... (9:56 PM) : 

these both look like modern-day ads. that's sort of mind-blowing.

 

Blogger the topless executive said ... (9:58 PM) : 

I love the books they hold in the first one. Do you agree that these guys must be very proud to be learned considering the times they grew up in?

 

Blogger Lloyd & The Tubsters said ... (9:58 PM) : 

I love seeing these old photos! That first one is particularly interesting- why are they all holding books?
-Lloyd

http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

 

Anonymous Fabi Mauricio said ... (9:59 PM) : 

cool mafia

 

Blogger Beverly Bohan said ... (10:03 PM) : 

I really love it when men wear hats. A largely bygone trend.

 

Anonymous asklinda said ... (10:06 PM) : 

these are so wonderfully evocative and masculine. love it.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 PM) : 

The coolest(and if the books indicate anything in first photo, the most well-read) dudes in the 'hood.*



*Although the second photo seems to have been taken on a boat of some desription.

 

Anonymous Persephone said ... (10:26 PM) : 

I can't comment on the text as there isn't any, but if I've seen a real style inspiration photo in any of the pictures you've posted, this first one is it. You see the men before you see the clothes, but they're not disparate.

 

Blogger evercurious said ... (10:36 PM) : 

Where's the story? I'm really loving this contest. The photos are great and I really enjoy hearing the background on them. Thank you!

 

Blogger Ashley said ... (10:49 PM) : 

Those are some classy looking brothas! Love it.

 

Blogger thwany said ... (10:52 PM) : 

so timeless

 

Anonymous fashionweed said ... (10:54 PM) : 

i love this contest. keep the photos coming! the are all amazing!

 

Blogger fidele said ... (11:00 PM) : 

The top photo begs for a story. Just begs for it. Didn't it come with one? Something to do with school, from the stacks of books?

 

Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (12:01 AM) : 

The top picture makes reading look dangerous. How old is that picture?

 

Blogger brittany barney said ... (12:17 AM) : 

oh i love these! amazing shots. well done.

 

Anonymous Johnny said ... (12:39 AM) : 

Nice! Love the coats. ^_^ v

 

Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (12:44 AM) : 

Love the black and white - no pun intended! Both pics are brilliant!

 

Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (12:46 AM) : 

The first photo is beautiful! xo

www.FashionSnag.com

 

Anonymous Lucy said ... (12:54 AM) : 

As my daughter would say (try and hear the shriek): "gaaaaah". These images are all so fantastic. What a great idea. Enjoying them all so much! Thanks.

 

Anonymous AliciaInAlaska said ... (12:54 AM) : 

I adore all of the photos that have been submitted! Thank you for sharing them!
Take care,
Alicia

 

Anonymous enrique said ... (1:34 AM) : 

The photos remind me of Dolce & Gabbana ads, where there is an intriguing storyline that goes beyond what is happening in the photos. Thank you for sharing.

 

Blogger Jason laucht said ... (1:45 AM) : 

those men in trech! très chic!

 

Blogger Seth B. said ... (2:31 AM) : 

These photos are amazing!

 

Blogger deanna said ... (9:44 AM) : 

i LOVE looking at all of the photos from your vintage photo contest. thank you so much for doing this. people have really sent in some gems. would you mind adding a "vintage" label to your categories menu so it'd be easy to look back at all of these (and the original ones you found at the flee market) in the future? i know it would be extra work for you and you're already an extremely busy man, but just think about it please:)

 

Anonymous Andrew said ... (11:45 AM) : 

When I see the bottom photo I cannot help but think of it as a Rembrandt: A group of men interrupted as they go about their business. The stances, gazes, and background throw me into their time and place. I wonder where their boat is going? I can smell the salty sea air and feel the slick deck underfoot.

This is a great contest, Sart!

 

Blogger David said ... (12:02 PM) : 

They don't need a story! :) Just look at the way the men in the second picture are standing... better than a Lanvin campaign!

 

Blogger Felicity said ... (12:24 PM) : 

I'm dying to know the story behind the top pic, what a wonderful photo!!

 

Blogger The Fall said ... (12:58 PM) : 

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Blogger Elizabeth said ... (1:55 PM) : 

To echo at least one other comment, the photos of grandfathers and other gentlemen are wonderful, and part of what makes them so is the hats. And, of course, the fact that they took the trouble. And no, a baseball cap doesn't count, unless you are actually playing ball.

 

Blogger Prutha said ... (2:21 PM) : 

i think this contest was a brilliant idea!! meaning to send in my family's pics from india too... but no scanner :-(

http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

 

Blogger Idia'Dega said ... (4:03 PM) : 

I just love both of these images so much, I wish I had something deeper to say. They are so elegant.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 PM) : 

The top photo blows my mind - it's so strange and wonderful. And it could have been made yesterday or 75 years ago - it's so modern and unusual. I love it!

 

Blogger Chelly.............................................. said ... (6:04 PM) : 

Love both photos. Shows that subtle movements make the most impact.

 

Blogger Giulia said ... (9:51 PM) : 

Very sharp looking guys. So elegant. Love these.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:00 PM) : 

the second photo could easily fit the Burberry campaign.... insert Emma Watson and plaid everywhere and you got heritage.... where's my photoshop....

 

Blogger Tracy said ... (11:29 PM) : 

Sorry for the quickie pictorial post and not leaving a bit of background. The gentleman slouching in the chair while "his boys" surround him - that's my grandfather, James. He was just so handsome and always the sweetest to me. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and became the first African-American police chief in the state! He was a great man and the best grandfather ever. And, as you can see, a smooth and stylish gentleman.

 

Blogger Tracy said ... (11:40 PM) : 

Part deux - I wanted to clarify since so many inquired - yes, my grandfather and friends came straight from high school that day and took this photo.
I love how masculine and elegant they look. He was my idol. And he always smelled heavenly!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 AM) : 

The bottom photo could be a modern day fashion image. Classic!!

I really like how the gents belt their coats, it looks fantastic!!

 

Anonymous Patti Owens said ... (6:00 PM) : 

My proud daughter sent the top photo. My dad (James) was every bit as great as she said. That photo was probably taken around 1928 or so, about the time he met my mother. They later married and had four children, seven grands, and great-grands. I am actively researching his families history, because he lost both his parents at a young age. He was, however, able to raise his brother, go to school, and even put himself through college.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

The top picture looks like Morris Day and the Time, and the bottom photo looks like the Rat Pack. And both are awesome.

 

Blogger Shones said ... (10:31 PM) : 

I am loving these vintage photos! I have some to share. Where do I send them?

 

Blogger shona said ... (6:34 AM) : 

wow! these are all so inspiring! They look like on set movie stills!

 

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