Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vintage Menswear: 1954 & 1960-1962

More menswear!

The following images are featured in reverse chronological order from the years 1960-1962 with a final photo from 1954.

The above editorial reminds me a bit of the Mad Men season 2 poster - and the train scenes from Revolutionary Road:

I know this post is about vintage mens' fashions, but I love the chunky three-stand pearl necklace and wiggle dress on the female model!

I wouldn't mind seeing more modern men in patterned blazers!

He certainly looks to be in the midst of a jaunty number!

A 1961 model dressed like a 2009 hipster dressed like an 1890s dandy (according to the New York Times Style Section, if you want to take their word for it)... A thing like that! And who doesn't love plus-fours?

Is that a Bolex you're holding?

Like his frames. LOVE her dress!

Glitter isn't an oft used term in menswear descriptions these days, but I heartily welcome its return!

Again, some of my favorite menswear/fashion/lifestyle blogs: (The writing on Dandyism is just as, if not more, substantive than the style tips).

The Brooklyn Circus - video (All of Jesse Thorn's projects are worth a gander, but this is one of my personal favorites. I also highly recommend his non-fashion related podcast The Sound of Young America)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ladies of Harlem

This post is all about links!

First, I want to link to this great post at AfroDandy about Black / African Pin-up art. I'm a big fan of Bettie Page, but have either neglected to seek out or failed to come across many images of Black pin-up models.

The image below, originally featured on The Pin-Up Blog caught my eye and I couldn't resist posting it here:

The photos are great, but be sure to read Zavi's post!

Within that post, was a link to a blog I'd stumbled upon a few months ago while doing research for b.vikki vintage, but had, until the post at AfroDandy, nearly forgotten all about (I almost imperceptibly linked to it in my post on the movie Reet, Petite, and Gone): Ladies of Harlem!

It's a simple, one page site, but the pictures speak volumes!

I'll be posting more consistently in the coming days: more mens fashions from the 50s and early-mid 1960s, part 2 of Vintage Black Voters and Politicians, and the Vintage Black Brides series will move into 1961.... and if you read this blog, you know that I never EVER stick to a schedule, so there will be plenty of mix-ups and unexpected posts along the way.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Vintage Birthdays 1952 - 1969 (and mine!)

Today is my 23rd birthday! And the three month anniversary of b.vikki vintage!

Thank you all for reading.