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Jazz-Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, New York


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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jazz-Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, New York

Comments on "Jazz-Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, New York"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:42 AM) : 

really quite cool


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 AM) : 

You know, of all the pictures posted from the lawn party, this is my favorite. Even though it is the least jazz-age, I think it is a modern take, and the period elements are rather suggested than presented. The t-shirt is accessorized with the handkerchief, the slight flare of the pants, the argyle socks, and the shoes- from the photographs I have seen, this type of boot was what folks wore rather than fancy footwear. I believe we tend to over-glamourize the past. If we looked up our ancestors from these years, and realized how much they made and the lifestyle they led, many (most of) us would be humbled bu the hard lives they lived and how simply they dressed. We are not all descendants from fancy, silk-wearing people. Jorge from West Palm Beach


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 AM) : 

Placing this guy in front of the car was genius! His tats, cap, scruffy face and otherwise tough exterior suggest "greaser" (tho I know this is about 20-30 years before that era) For me, this look is all about the blue scarf and tipped cap (and of course the full sleeves of ink) Otherwise, the shirt, trousers and shoes are timeless and comfortably simple


Blogger irma la dulce said ... (10:10 AM) : 

I MUST move to New York...


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Oh goodness, is he beautiful or what?


Blogger Rico said ... (10:19 AM) : 

To me this is an example of what you refer to as an inspiration shot. It reminded me of a post you made last July
because the look is at once very period and yet very forward. There is an assured, masculine simplicity while still being very put together.

I hope this doesn't become about his tattoos.


Blogger ezra said ... (10:27 AM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:31 AM) : 

normally i don't like tattoos very much, but on this guy they look so good! they make the whole look more interesting because of the contrast to the neat clothes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

love the combo of old fashioned elegance (beautiful car in the background... ^^) and the rough tattoos and stubble. Looks "authentic" in a way...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 AM) : 

Wow! Awesome look. Normally I don't like tats, but this guy has got some style. Love the shoes and the sox! I love the hat and the tie around the neck. Basically, I am just all over in love with this man. Marry me. Bring your wardrobe. We'll live together forever.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:03 AM) : 

love it. the car in the background adds so much to the photo. makes me think of an off-duty sailor (who else had tattoos in that era apart from carnies?) - a wonderfully proletarian take on the theme of the party.


Blogger ricola said ... (11:04 AM) : 

I am quite fond of this style of costuming (isn't that what this party was about) because it is so relaxed and natural looking. He looks like an extra from a Jean-Pierre Jeunet film. Add some sepia and airbrush out the machine hem of his trousers and he could be from 1922. Apart from the Geiger-esque tattoo on the left arm.


Blogger dominicandandy said ... (11:15 AM) : 

This guy's entire look is cool. The car and old Gov's Island building behind him only add to it. Great series of photos, Sart.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 

great shot! does anyone know where to get the shoes or anything alike!?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Wow. Wow. Wow. Brilliant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 PM) : 

No offence, but why do all the men look almost exactly the same?


Blogger Natalie said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Ah, more roses :o) They 'somehow' contrast with the car...


Blogger Jamie Welsh Watson said ... (1:38 PM) : 

I really like commenter Jorge's take on this photo. Very intelligent.


Blogger ting-wai said ... (2:10 PM) : 

vintage contemporary. so sexy. it's simply a beautiful shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:23 PM) : 

rock-baker dude look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 PM) : 

The socks are the perfect topping.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Very good post Jorge! You are right on spot.

This is a fabulous pic of a fab looking guy! What style!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

Absolutely breathtaking picture. The contrast of his tattoo's and the clothes is amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:52 PM) : 

now THAT is a good look.

even though it's completely out of period with the jazz age, I think it is a great mix!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

What a beautiful, dreamy multi-layed shot. Wow, the stories one could write based on this photo.

Oh, and did I mention how hot this guy is??? I've never seen anyone rock a cap and neckerchief like this.


Blogger Fashion Serial Killer said ... (4:59 PM) : 

oh dear! he's adorable. Love his outfit..


Blogger Matthew Spade said ... (5:28 PM) : 

love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:41 PM) : 

what a babe. i want to sit on that curb with him and eat ice cream.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:05 PM) : 

nothing is sexier than ironic juxtaposition. what. a. babe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 PM) : 

Holy cow. He is gorgeous. The tatts and the outfit together--completely delicious. Wow.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 PM) : 

I really don't like this. He is wearing a white tee-shirt with a pair of khakis. Big deal. And the tattoos are so passe. This look is a dime a dozen if you ask me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:37 PM) : 

Again, the t-shirt is not correct for the period: wasn't produced until the 1940's and was only worn as underwear until the 1950's. Apart from the cap, I can't really see anything that suggests the '20's in this chap's outfit.


Blogger Neon Legs said ... (8:41 PM) : 

josh! ladies, how can you resist?


Blogger we could grow up 2gether said ... (8:42 PM) : 

who would have thought the tattoos can go so swimmingly well with classy?!


Blogger Isabelle said ... (10:13 PM) : 

so great...the contrast of the outfit against the tattoos. and his smirk...amazing.


Blogger MELI. said ... (12:17 AM) : 



Blogger Ange said ... (1:06 AM) : 

This is seriously amazing. I think I want to marry this man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 AM) : 

Anyone know what kind of boots those are??? I love those!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 AM) : 

I am tired of the ink sleeves. Without them, the outfit looks cool and cute. Especially hat-shoes combination stylish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 AM) : 

wow...I didn't even notice the car until someone mentioned it. He stole the show. There is something very attractive about this man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

Very stylish. One of the best dressed guys on the island.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 AM) : 

I'd guess, just from looking at the way the boot creases, that this shoe is manufactured from horse butt, aka Shell cordovan. This boot kicks much ass. If they were found in a bucket somewhere, good on him, I say. If they were found on a retail shelf I need to know where.


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

He works at Melissa's store on 12th between 3rd and 4th. No airs, knows his vintage clothes inside and out. Great guy.


Blogger John Danner said ... (11:50 AM) : 

This made my day.


Blogger Irene said ... (2:53 PM) : 

love his tattoos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:48 PM) : 

Scott Weiland?


Blogger Ali B. said ... (11:18 AM) : 

So happy I checked in... love the lawn party.


Blogger Bex said ... (8:44 PM) : 

aw man, this is kick ass.


Blogger tyboulder said ... (2:40 AM) : 

Who said tatted sleeves are a dime a dozen? Hardly. Maybe butterfly ankle tattoos but definitely not sleeves. The scarf it was really made this special for me. He's mixing so many styles so well.


Blogger Miriam Parkman said ... (7:34 AM) : 

I just love it. From the shoes to the trousers to the tattoos, the scarf and the cap. And his


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 AM) : 

like his boots! is that paul smith? does anyone know?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:32 PM) : 

classy-somehow. tattoos and style: fine line distinctions but he makes it work


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 AM) : 

i was there and this guy was the coolest. his trousers were absolutely perfect. what i wanted to know is do these cats dress like this 24/7 or is it back into a suit on monday..?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 PM) : 

I'd hit that!


Blogger Vega said ... (6:05 PM) : 

Gee whiz! Everything in this photo is just perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 PM) : 

wow, fabulous pic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 PM) : 

This picture could of come from another decade or even century and thats what makes it a timeless photograph, Thanks for sharing.



Blogger Unknown said ... (7:47 AM) : 

i'm in love. great photo of lovely styling.


Blogger lauren said ... (10:29 AM) : 


I might be in love with this tattooed little news-boy look-alike.


Blogger Beers said ... (10:07 PM) : 

Biggest dreamboat award.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:02 AM) : 

I'm only jealous of the people who went to this party. Where are-straight-fashion, savvy tatty boys in the midwest? I anxiously await the response!!! Or a visit from this doll!


Blogger Joni Jones said ... (12:24 PM) : 

that's my boyfriend! he really IS the dreamiest!


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