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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Vintage Photos

- Carolyn G.


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Comments on "Vintage Photos"


Blogger Prisoner of Fashion said ... (7:54 AM) : it!!!


Blogger Liz Sewmode said ... (8:03 AM) : 

Somehow his hatpiece fits well to his outfit. Maybe because of his very authentic aura.


Blogger Drew! said ... (8:05 AM) : 

wide legged trousers!! =]

i love this ensemble!


Blogger Sara Fiore said ... (8:07 AM) : 

I really love that pic.

Sara Fiore


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:09 AM) : 

I've always wanted to get a hat like this! Great picture! I love that you post all these cool old pics.


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (8:12 AM) : 



Anonymous The Styllustrator said ... (8:15 AM) : 

Ah! I feel so nostalgic when i look at these pictures...
Even though I haven't lived the 20s!

The Styllustrator


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:20 AM) : 

He just seems so casual with an air of sophistication - I love it. I wish there was some kind of social consciousness that made this sort of wear more socially acceptable today. Modern society has lost something hasn't it?


Anonymous SarahV said ... (8:21 AM) : 

I love his confidence!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Wow. I see where the glamorous aviator cliches come from. So confident. I like the mix of dapper and practical - the white shirt and moustache combined with the helmet and goggles, the tucked in tie, the notebook in the pocket, the watch chain, the rolled up sleeves.


Blogger rose said ... (8:29 AM) : 

I love the cheeky, seductive look in his eye, and the jaunty way he's leaning...


Blogger Dandy Man said ... (8:30 AM) : 

Cool as you like!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 AM) : 

This is such an amazing picture, I love all the vintage photography on this blog!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 AM) : 

I want this fine gent to take me for an airplane ride summer day floating overhead in lazy sunshine between the clouds.


Blogger Natalie Leung said ... (8:47 AM) : 

Wow that is a statement photo. My partner is currently a pilot. To be honest he wears things similar to this today (except the goggles and hat). Wow, so interesting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 AM) : 

this is the best vintage photo so far


Anonymous goldenyearsvintage said ... (9:02 AM) : 

spying a pocket watch. love!


Blogger blue roses said ... (9:22 AM) : 

he leaned gently against this bold new machine, unsure where exactly it would all lead.


Blogger emilyelspethtess said ... (9:24 AM) : 



Blogger Mila said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Love these vintage photos!


Blogger jikou said ... (9:38 AM) : 



Blogger Jelena MS said ... (9:46 AM) : 

great photo!!handsome man!


Blogger DoublClik said ... (9:50 AM) : 

I believe I am officially inspired to scan photos as I travel back to Pittsburgh this summer to visit my grandma.

Love the pocket watch

DoublClik Photo Blog


Anonymous Brendon Keenan said ... (9:54 AM) : 

Fantastic shot. I want to be related to this guy.


Blogger Miss Molly said ... (9:57 AM) : 

i love your vintage photo's always


Blogger A Refinaria said ... (10:03 AM) : 

these were cool times, don't you think?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:08 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Errol Flynn!!!! I have a pic of my dad kneeling in front of his plane in England WW11 He paintd on the side of the plane Honey Bunny ( what he called my mom) He also looked like Errol Flynn Mustaches were very popular


Blogger yawp said ... (10:18 AM) : 

This is such perfection!


Blogger Monroe Steele said ... (10:21 AM) : 

He's so debonair!

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC


Blogger Lookrezia (The Shabby Labels) said ... (10:22 AM) : 

i'm in love with you blog!



Blogger demie said ... (10:36 AM) : 

It would be nice to know a bit about this photograph... He looks really cool! It made me think of Saint-Exupèry and his Little Prince...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

He looks lot like Christian Bale.


Blogger thwany said ... (10:53 AM) : 

so coool.


Anonymous Lauren said ... (11:04 AM) : 

So dashing! Like a 1930s movie star.

The Styleseer


Blogger Lost in Provence said ... (11:09 AM) : 

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Most Amazing Vintage Photo Ever.

Just posted about how it seemed that folks used to have such more amazing lives than we do now. Here is the proof.


Blogger Silvestre Gavinha said ... (11:19 AM) : 

Really cool.
He looks like a younger Edward Norton, with this ambiguous and misterious look in his eyes.
Very sexy.


Blogger Stina said ... (11:37 AM) : 



Anonymous said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Nice thanks for sharing!


Blogger Sox L. Cillian said ... (11:53 AM) : 

so cool!


Blogger alessandra nitti said ... (12:22 PM) : 

wow, this one is incredible ;-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:25 PM) : 

love this picture, real beauty and elegance


Blogger Bloggablegirl said ... (12:39 PM) : 

He did make me think about Antoine de Saint-Exupèry and the little prince as Demie said...
The pilot definitely looks like an actor in a an old hollywood movie. So classy and chic!


Anonymous Bill said ... (12:53 PM) : 



Blogger caribbelle said ... (1:08 PM) : 

This is great, he knows that he looks sharp. I wonder if this is pre or post flight :)


Blogger HERZVOLUMEN said ... (1:30 PM) : 

Wow, I really love his pose.


Blogger Vagner Borges said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Cool!! Super bacana!


Blogger Laura Sherriffs said ... (2:44 PM) : 

This is awesome! I love old photos, they make me wish I was around in a different era. He looks so suave and intelligent,and those aviator glasses are amazing.


Blogger H A R R Y G O A Z said ... (3:14 PM) : 

WONDERFUL photographs !

Have a super week.


Blogger The Foolish Aesthete said ... (3:31 PM) : 

Love it!!! A real WWI Flying Ace. Great confident pose too.


Anonymous Redes Informaticas said ... (3:37 PM) : 

I love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:29 PM) : 



Anonymous Http// said ... (4:42 PM) : 

I simply love that hat, I usually wear the same during winter!!


Blogger Wallace Chapman said ... (5:36 PM) : 

what a dashing photo ! - w


Blogger Jennifer said ... (5:49 PM) : 

hellllloooooo dream boat!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:09 PM) : 

Ooh, I bet this guy was the ladies man. Errol Flynn eat your heart out! Would love to know his story.


Blogger Scale Worm said ... (7:58 PM) : 

People had respect for self more then than they do today. Attire, personal upkeep and hygiene, respect toward others, lack of daily stresses and an ability to relax.
History shows us how we were, both negative and positive, and we can today glean and learn much form this, our histories, especially during this Memorial Day weekend.
Who is this gentleman?


Blogger said ... (8:14 PM) : 

Oh my! Clearly mad, bad, and dangerous to know. One way ticket for the time machine, please!


Blogger My Style Canvas said ... (8:57 PM) : 

Wowwww... so dapper.


Blogger Dmetri said ... (9:47 PM) : 

Goodness, how dashing is he! Talk about magnificent men and their flying machines.


Anonymous Naftali said ... (9:55 PM) : 

Great tie!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 PM) : 

He is sporting the look of Errol Flynn in "Dawn Patrol"........

.....and doing it quite nicely! My dad grew up in that era. Every boy wanted to be a Flying Ace.......the Right Stuff of its time.


Anonymous joy said ... (10:44 PM) : 

wow i love this. so dashing!


Blogger Marie said ... (10:57 PM) : 

This is fantastic.


Blogger Jordanna said ... (11:24 PM) : 

He looks like he'd be so charming



Blogger xoxoCat said ... (11:36 PM) : 

I'm a big fan of the pocket watch!


Anonymous Elena said ... (11:48 PM) : 

Come fly with me!!!


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (12:18 AM) : 

One word...AMAZING!


Blogger Irina Sevastianova Photography said ... (12:33 AM) : 

wow! :)


Blogger cwaycarter said ... (12:36 AM) : 

His accessories stand out and make this outfit to me. I'm noticing the pocket watch, the pocket protector, and of course that aviator hat. Great photo! -C.C.
ReFashion Statement


Blogger beesandbugs said ... (2:10 AM) : 

Love that photo, it speaks so much! :)


Anonymous mon sac by me said ... (2:25 AM) : 

Like a movies.......Lauren Bacall could be not far away.....!!!!! romantic too !


Blogger Skihäschen said ... (2:56 AM) : 

i love vintage photos


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 AM) : 

This guy simply exudes the cool. Woot!


Blogger 3RD EYE said ... (4:22 AM) : 

is it a watch in his pocket?


Blogger Little Sable said ... (4:44 AM) : 

♡ very beautiful!!!!!!!!
kisses from your follower!!! ♡
With love Little Sable


Anonymous Leather Jackets said ... (5:46 AM) : 

"Old is Gold" Very nice photos, I really like vintage collection...

thanks to share.....


Blogger Joseph said ... (6:58 AM) : 

Oh you handsome thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 AM) : 

Soooooo cool.This exactly what menswear has lost.Think this site is on point too.Glad there is a menswear designer out there pushing the envelope


Anonymous vintage engagement rings said ... (9:06 AM) : 

We love vintage photos.. wonderful!


Blogger E... said ... (9:31 AM) : 

This pic owns a lot of charme ;D


Blogger Rachel said ... (9:35 AM) : 

Funny how practical then is used as statement now. Love the hat!


Blogger Inspiration of the nation said ... (9:50 AM) : 

cool picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 AM) : 

That's my great grandpa! Thanks for posting Sartorialist and thanks everyone else for the lovely comments!


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (10:07 AM) : 

Out of Africa.Images that make us dream.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Waoh Erroll Flynn's brother ...!!! With such eyes he could seduce even the clouds and the wind ! Sunny Side


Blogger Valentine said ... (10:27 AM) : 




Anonymous shervinsworld said ... (10:40 AM) : 

what else to say!!!


Blogger Michelle Lee said ... (10:47 AM) : 

such a cool photo


Anonymous Zoe G. said ... (11:07 AM) : 

This is certainly my favorite vintage photo so far.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:12 PM) : 

N'est-ce pas Howard HUGUES ?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

He reminds me so much of Dandy Dan from Bugsy Malone...really love the look!


Blogger Solineauxfraises said ... (1:06 PM) : 

So nice !!!
I love it !

So Line


Blogger Ivana said ... (1:08 PM) : 

Beautiful picture! I so love the vintage photos!

xx Ivana


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

fantastic ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:00 PM) : 

I also thought Howard Hughes when i saw this awesome pic...


Blogger Mara Sznaper said ... (8:02 PM) : 

Me encatan las fotos de este blog, y estas aún más!!
Mara desde BS AS


Blogger Evan said ... (1:41 AM) : 

Douglas Fairbanks...So Cool


Blogger Tiia said ... (3:10 AM) : 

These posts are propably the best thing blogospheria has to offer at the moment. Though I like the ones with stories better, gives more depth.


Blogger Mzo Ntuli said ... (3:31 AM) : 

This is just awesome, so vintage!


Blogger Mzo Ntuli said ... (3:31 AM) : 

This is just awesome, so vintage!


Blogger Louis said ... (6:35 AM) : 

like it!!


Blogger Nia said ... (6:50 AM) : 

Cute picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:12 AM) : 



Blogger Nathalie said ... (7:16 AM) : 

What a great picture.


Anonymous Lucy Barr said ... (8:21 AM) : 

well that is just an awesome photo


Blogger Tendai said ... (1:12 PM) : 

SWAG all in that photo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:03 PM) : 

great shot. wish we knew something about the man.


Blogger Liz S said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Uber cool..and all that sex appeal so many years ago! Gosh, how did we ever get that prudish notion of the past.
Besides the obvious the structural silhouette is perfect.


Blogger Ellen Stryker Bischoff said ... (11:49 PM) : 

I am loving these vintage photographs, very cool. I particularly like his flying goggles, they remind me of Amelia Earhart, and what a powerful woman she was.


Blogger annamaria said ... (1:45 AM) : 

Oh soooo handsome!!!


Blogger Bernd said ... (6:53 AM) : 

what a classic


Anonymous BCPilotguy said ... (2:02 PM) : 

I'm a pilot, I wish we still got to dress like that!


Blogger Kacie said ... (7:37 PM) : 

Soooo cool. The stance is fantastic. Gonna have to find some outfit inspiration from that one!



Blogger Ami said ... (12:41 PM) : 

I think I'm in love with him...

the combination of the slightly rakish look in his eyes and the sophisticated moustache is nothing short of devastating.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:14 AM) : 

uao. I love his piercing eyes, his tie, his aviator cap ... wonderful picture!!


Blogger Pilar Cazares said ... (1:17 AM) : 

lOved Vintage Photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 AM) : 

Love the really spoke to me! You may not believe it but I too am Carolyn G...coincidence much?!!!


Anonymous Anthony said ... (4:48 PM) : 

I also thought this a beautiful pic. Meant to post a while back re a couple of comments: I think that chain is for keys rather than a watch. My dad (b1910) always used to use one.


Anonymous latrenia bryant said ... (5:44 PM) : 

Niiiice!! :)


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