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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Vintage Photos

"This rascal is my great uncle, in a photo from the 1940s or 1950s. It was taken in London."

Comments on "Vintage Photos"


Blogger zebiah said ... (9:04 AM) : 

What a personality!! i love it!!


Blogger Al said ... (9:04 AM) : 

This is the best! Love vintage photos. He's so dapper. The ensemble is awesome too.


Blogger PiruletadeGato said ... (9:10 AM) : 

Funny pic! Love these posts


Blogger the fashion reckless said ... (9:11 AM) : 

It's amazing!


Blogger Brooklyn said ... (9:13 AM) : 

An image bursting with style and a healthy sense of humor.


Blogger Dragonfly said ... (9:15 AM) : 

Love this picture! The sense of fashion, I can see, is in your blood stream. Thanks for sharing!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 AM) : 

I am cheered by this photo..wonderful!



Blogger aga said ... (9:19 AM) : 

Cool uncle ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 AM) : 

A work of art! (The great uncle, as well as the photo)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 AM) : 

wonderful photo. goes to show the cycle of trends. the rolled up yet baggy pants and textures are great.


Blogger STEFANIE said ... (9:23 AM) : 

wonderful :)!


Blogger rebecca said ... (9:24 AM) : 

oh, this is amazing! i love the casual scarves around his neck (:


Anonymous Amanda Thomas said ... (9:27 AM) : 

Now this is wonderful. Easily reminds me of the Hasidic Gentleman Scott shot awhile back, who also tipped his hat, covering his eyes, before the shot.

I'm very excited to see more vintage photos!


Blogger Ieva said ... (9:33 AM) : 

I like the lines in the photo from the old time:)


Blogger fashion suicides said ... (9:35 AM) : 

I love everything about this picture!



Blogger a sip of fashion said ... (9:37 AM) : 

it's true..there're people that born with style!your great uncle and you are like this people! <3


Blogger Meg said ... (9:39 AM) : 

Super. Fabulous. This is a great picture!


Blogger Kyle DuBois said ... (9:40 AM) : 

It's apparent that style is truly timeless


Blogger Rosa y Noelia said ... (9:41 AM) : 

This photo are wonderful!
I love vintage photos!

Kisses from:



Blogger jmarcherrera. said ... (9:42 AM) : 

Really nice look.
I love men who still like to get dresses.
Like really get dressed.
Not what people call getting dressed today.


Blogger geetabix said ... (9:43 AM) : 



Anonymous Stylist Jorunn Maria said ... (9:46 AM) : 

LOve this picture. A man with great fashion sense.


Blogger Jessie said ... (9:49 AM) : 

love love love the vintage photographs! fabulous. this is a great one. wish i had some of these of my family laying around.


Blogger oh look, stars! said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Who wouldn't have a smile on her face after looking at this picture? (: ♥


Blogger comme fraiche said ... (9:59 AM) : 

now that is one dapper dude!


Blogger shishiwaldorf said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Basic and perfect!



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

Stylish and super cool.


Anonymous Raz said ... (10:25 AM) : 

I want to meet this man. I want to know what that cheeky grin is all about.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 AM) : 

The 40s, not the 50s.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 AM) : 

Now that is what I call 'A Chap'.


Blogger Slim Paley said ... (10:31 AM) : 



Blogger The Foolish Aesthete said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Absolutely love this raffish look.


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

Wonderful picture! I really love the scarf and the rolled up trousers.

The Styleseer


Blogger rabMcDaniels said ... (10:49 AM) : 

cycle trends indeed! awesome old school style.


Blogger Ana said ... (10:57 AM) : 

What a style!


Blogger bicocacolors said ... (11:05 AM) : 

the touch of foulard is absolutely cool !!!


Anonymous NIA said ... (11:11 AM) : 

Great picture:posture, the look, the background! your uncle presents quite a character!-a stylish everlasting vintage!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 AM) : 

this shot is funny and i love it! the vintage photos are the best


Anonymous thefashionguitar said ... (11:25 AM) : 

Beautiful photo!

XO Charlotte


Anonymous meenal @ maison marigold said ... (11:27 AM) : 

wow..this is the hint of recklessness in his stance..have a great weekend! xx meenal


Blogger Juli Photo Diary said ... (11:35 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 AM) : 

i really enjoy these old photos where people are being silly. most old imagery portrays everyone as so very austere or only with a polite smile.

thanks for sharing! this is great.



Anonymous said ... (11:49 AM) : 

No wander from where your natural elegant style, come from !!


Blogger Arthurs House said ... (11:52 AM) : 

I love the rolled up cuffs and the rolled down socks. Such a sense of fun and humour.


OpenID moiquisuis said ... (11:59 AM) : 

very brideshead revisited.


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (12:06 PM) : 

Absolutely amazing.



Anonymous cotton's said ... (12:31 PM) : 

I love this look, I want to do the same look for the children so adore


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:34 PM) : 



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

Dick Van Dyke was British??


Blogger Laura Siim Magnussen said ... (1:04 PM) : 

These vintage photos? Such a grand idea! Love the picture


Blogger eljovendario said ... (1:05 PM) : 

Great picture, great expresion!



Blogger mrpinkcat said ... (1:15 PM) : 

COR BLIMEY! Mary Poppins. So very Dick Van Dyke before Dick Van Dyke.
Love it :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:20 PM) : 

I am adoring his scarf.


OpenID Yo y mi exceso de autoestima. said ... (2:02 PM) : 

Vintage style is always trendy.


Anonymous Michelle at Chellbellz said ... (2:30 PM) : 

Your uncle had style!! Love this photo!!




Blogger beesandbugs said ... (2:38 PM) : 

Great photo! So chic :)


Blogger Valentina H. said ... (3:04 PM) : 

what a lovely and friendly picture! i love it :)


Blogger Miss Molly said ... (3:12 PM) : 

So beautiful! Wow


Blogger Emily said ... (3:23 PM) : 

This is great! Looks completely modern.


Blogger My Style Canvas said ... (3:27 PM) : 

I love his outfit and his attitude. Awesome photo. Post more of him if you have them.


Blogger Ben said ... (3:36 PM) : 

fashion really is a big cycle, isnt it? :)


Blogger Melanie said ... (3:41 PM) : 

This picture is so full of life and laughter! Love it too much! x


Blogger FROG said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Love the hat! And all the outfit is like it has it's own character...

Look up while not busy:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 PM) : 

Amazing, it's so vibrant, and full of uniqueness, the black and white just shows how it is portrayed as a design of style.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (3:44 PM) : 

I want this ensemble for myself.


Blogger Carole said ... (3:45 PM) : 

Truly excellent! And I guess he could still wear this (maybe lose the cane)!


Blogger Bella said ... (4:00 PM) : 

What a wonderful photo!
Bella <3


Blogger fancypants said ... (4:13 PM) : 

this picture just exudes health, happiness and style all at the same time. love it.


Blogger Cecille said ... (4:35 PM) : 

So fashionable!! Love this picture!


Blogger Bruno said ... (4:58 PM) : 



Blogger Ruhvana and Flanelli said ... (5:17 PM) : 

Wow. Without the text under the pic I would not have thought this is an old pic. I mean he looks so modern even thought I can see the old twist too.

And it's amazing photo!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 PM) : 

This is wonderful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:28 PM) : 

The dude abides. A hat cocked at a rakish angle, a jacket and tie; were the only way to walk out your front door for past generations. My dad (B.1899-D.1971) wore a suit, albeit an old one, to mow the lawn.
Commenters to your blog regularly complement the more elegantly dressed; are they indicators of a return to a more formal fashion sensibility?


Blogger Yajaira said ... (5:50 PM) : 

nice photo


Blogger Emma said ... (5:50 PM) : 

Thats a lovely picture :)


Blogger Danielle said ... (5:55 PM) : 

What a fab picture, love it! :)



Anonymous graes said ... (6:04 PM) : 

love the scarf, shoes and hat! Has that Bruno Mars face :-)


Blogger Monroe Steele said ... (6:15 PM) : 

he is awesome

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC


Blogger Jenna Sommer said ... (6:19 PM) : 

Amazing picture!! I love your blog, it's my favorite!!


Anonymous Bohemian Design said ... (6:42 PM) : 

Whoa! That is so rad. I love his cuffs!


Blogger Basement Birds said ... (6:52 PM) : 

That grin under the hat is a killer! Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:15 PM) : 

Pretty sure this was snapped very close to the time of the war. Londan endured nightly bombings. All of Europe was in great distress. Fabric, socks, shoes, hats in and of theirselves were scarce luxuries, as all went to the war effort. So to dress with such great panache with what was at hand involved enormous inventive style. Your uncle does you proud, from the jaunty slant of his hat, the casual placement of the scarf, to his rolled up pants and rolled down socks. And that rakish smile. Just Wonderful!


Blogger the polish chick said ... (8:32 PM) : 

awesome shot, and so different from the usual somber shots typical of older photos. i can see where you got your inspiration from!


Blogger PGSO said ... (11:01 PM) : 

This is what danger looks like . . . I am in love!


Blogger Nekiwa Smith said ... (11:09 PM) : 

I love vintage! These photo's are AWESOME!


Blogger Melissa said ... (11:12 PM) : 

yay vintage photos are back


Blogger Evan said ... (12:03 AM) : 



Blogger Seventh Of July said ... (12:40 AM) : 



Blogger Style Dilettante said ... (12:40 AM) : 

Remember that trend you were tracking last year with the rolled formal or dressy trouser? Has EVERYTHING been done? Just saw the Bill Cunningham documentary & enjoyed it immensely! I love how he used to call designers on their efforts to conceal appropriated looks on the runway!


Blogger Shervin Nassi said ... (1:18 AM) : 

So authentic! so real love you!!!


Blogger David Diaz said ... (1:18 AM) : 

That's so adorable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 AM) : 

Scott could you please, please tag all your vintage photos? They're so inspiring but I've been trawling through the archives and can't find any of the ones from last time!


Anonymous Eve said ... (3:28 AM) : 

Cette photo est très touchante. Je ne sais pas pourquoi, elle m'a fait penser à Jules et Jim. Peut être le coté nonchalant :)


Blogger Mallory said ... (5:43 AM) : 

oh this photo is beautiful.


Blogger Luigi Alba said ... (6:32 AM) : 

Swag of the 1940s. Haha what a lovely photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:34 AM) : 

who took this photo? r u curious?


Blogger Marije said ... (6:47 AM) : 

love it! :)


Anonymous Céline Mademoiselle said ... (7:19 AM) : 

I "over like" the scarf with dots, so stylish !!!

xoxo from a "chasseuse de styles" in Brussels.



Blogger Ana said ... (7:42 AM) : 

He looks excellent. it is so nice to know that your great uncle had a feeling for masculine elegance too.


Blogger Valentine said ... (7:58 AM) : 

Wow.. Very nice! Love the attitude.

Style runs in the familly !

Diary of a fashion styist_


Blogger Mila said ... (8:55 AM) : 

Love it!


Anonymous Alb said ... (9:27 AM) : 

Ok, now this is cool..


Blogger Copper Etiquette said ... (10:20 AM) : 

Classy fella.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:43 AM) : 

Merveilleuse photo, je l'adore ! You could have done it ! Take a look at his blog, I love him so much ! Sunny Side


Blogger Jungkuk said ... (12:40 PM) : 

Like Wittgenstein.


Blogger Tofu said ... (3:36 PM) : 

very cool


Blogger laumassaferro said ... (5:03 PM) : 

me encanta♥


Blogger Laura said ... (1:00 AM) : 

Me encanta also!


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (1:35 AM) : 

So modern and cool!


Blogger Rhi said ... (4:10 AM) : 

Just from this photo I think I've fallen a little in love! What a cheeky chappy!


Blogger Paul et Coco said ... (5:51 AM) : 

great style ...very very nice!



Blogger fashionBugs said ... (8:44 AM) : 

i like that


Anonymous sarees4u said ... (8:50 AM) : 

Good picture,memorizing 1940's.


Blogger Anna said ... (10:54 AM) : 



Blogger jackie said ... (11:08 AM) : 

amazing! so charming!


Blogger La Feem said ... (1:54 PM) : 

So incredibly fabulous!


Anonymous Kar said ... (2:17 PM) : 

I have no idea what's going on with those pants, Michael Kors would faint, but it takes attitude to pull it off.


Anonymous Bootshungup said ... (3:36 PM) : 

Very very cool. Not that far off the mark for now.


Blogger Miss Lou said ... (6:00 PM) : 

I love this pictureeeeeee and the style! it's FANTASTIC!!!!

Besossss from Barcelona!!!!


Blogger Joanne Cox said ... (6:25 PM) : 


Anonymous American Girl Learning the World said ... (6:49 PM) : 

I'm always fascinated by today's modern style but I am always impressed by fashion history...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:51 PM) : 

Crush worthy.


Anonymous Jice said ... (11:07 PM) : 

This may be my favorite photo ever on this blog. I am seriously in love with dotted scarf and would really love to know its color. I'm guessing a faded red. The park-like setting is also poetic and evocative. Just delightful!


Blogger MichelMercury said ... (11:46 PM) : 

like the movie of Francois Truffaut "Jules et Jim"!!! :)))


Blogger Parul said ... (12:08 AM) : 

somehow this image does not feel too old.. must have been the best camera of the time


Anonymous pollen Jewelry said ... (1:08 AM) : 

Love how "unposed" his pose seems, his natural charisma shines through without him trying to be anything but himself.


Blogger John Montgomery said ... (6:23 AM) : 

Timeless. Lovely photograph.


Blogger Carolyn Robbins said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Ah....and notice the length of his coat sleeves :) The thought I had immediately upon seeing this shot is, how wonderful the relationship between the photographer and your uncle, because this picture is so natural and expressive. I absolutely love the glimpse of ankles! Thank you for sharing this photo. It's obvious talent runs in the family.


Blogger pinky said ... (10:46 AM) : 

F A B U L O U S!!!
I wish i knew him.
What a character!


Blogger What To Wear said ... (11:20 AM) : 

Lovely dapper style! Did you see the female version inspired by this picture?


Anonymous madalena said ... (1:58 PM) : 

Era o tempo do glamour...

Excelente ideia,esta,das fotografias .


Blogger Aubrey and Melissa said ... (2:56 PM) : 

There is so much personality in this photo! I love how much character there is in the outfit and stance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

What a cutie. The outfit is good too.


Anonymous Rafa said ... (10:06 PM) : 

Great look! Like a character out of 1940's musical! What a wonderful style this gent had.


Anonymous clothing said ... (10:00 AM) : 

Very nice photo!


Blogger Hazel said ... (9:10 AM) : 

I see some of this rascally influence in the post above with the scarf and the vest and the rolled up trousers.


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

great :)


Blogger DJ Twisted Sister said ... (11:21 PM) : 

That picture and all its attitude is worth a thousand words and belongs in a museum of all things just so totally hip...!!


Blogger Lisa said ... (12:20 AM) : 

Uncle Rascal, indeed! Great photo!!


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

Love this! What a wonderful character... Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous Valentina said ... (6:10 PM) : 

I love men with rolled trowsers! They look funny and elegant simply beccasse they don't seam to' care much
Tuoni of when a very elegant men riding a bike with botto part of tessere rolled up. Just tornelle and elegant in furor simplicity.
But short socks, betel nothing!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

funny way to wear the hat, like hiding from the photographer


Anonymous EFT for Cancer (Natalie) said ... (1:10 PM) : 

That rascal is the cutest! Love the cock of his head and the eye-obscuring hat.


Anonymous Laura said ... (10:34 AM) : 

So fancy androgyny. Love it!


Anonymous Mzo Ntuli said ... (3:32 AM) : 

Good man! Dapper & Preppy style!


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