Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Basic David Bailey

Famed and iconic 60s photographer David Bailey chats on the phone wearing a simple yet eye catching outfit. It's pretty basic, a shirt and trousers, but what makes the whole outfit stand out is his silk scarf worn and tied around his neck. Can't really tell what colors does this scarf have but it appears to be a printed one. Another proof that one accesory can add live and originality to a basic outfit, a great tip for this times in which we live in.


Monday, April 27, 2009

60s Barroque

In what may seem a kind of "barroque" setting we find this gentleman wearing a psychedelic print shirt with matching tie back in 1967. His hairstyle is similar to that of The Beatles back in 1963-1965. And I call this a "barroque" setting because there's so many posters on the walls, with lots of designs and images that create this unique and timeless setting.
Photo: Flickr

Friday, April 24, 2009

Summer suggestion

An elegant, casual, dressy, and simple look for this Spring/Summer is shown below. The jacket appears to be black, yet a navy blue jacket can be another possibility for this outfit. The shades are Tortoise Wayfarers; if the jacket is black I'd wear Black Wayfarers, the Tortoise ones are better with a navy jacket imo. Wayfarers are probably my favorite shades ever since many years (way before their 2007 boom), but for this outfit I also recommend wearing aviators, Persol Rattis, or big 70s inspired shades (which are making a comeback this year).

What makes this outfit casual, young, and fun at the same time is the white tank top. A nice option to wear for a lunch this summer, to stroll around the city in the afternoon, and to party with your friends at a club, bar, or house (without the shades!).

Photo: TFS

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Light sweater

For these still fresh days before Summer it's not a bad idea to wear a light sweater like the one Alain Delon is wearing below, although it looks 100% wool, nowadays we can find lighter ones. Delon apparently wears Wayfarer shaped eyeglasses.

Photo: Simplyclassic

Monday, April 20, 2009

Michael Caine: Blog Icon

I guess this post makes Michael Caine the "icon" who's featured the most in this blog...But I personally think he was defintely a trendsetter back in the 60s due to his ability to mix and blend perfectly well the traditional English gentleman with the rising and new Mod fashions of the era.
The photograph below is a second attempt in my opinion of his famous David Bailey photo in which he wears a suit, his trademark eyeglasses, and smokes a cigar; featured in the first post of 2009 (BTW if anyone has a HQ version of this photo I'd be really grateful for it ;) ). In this photo we see a more relaxed and debonnaire Caine wearing a navy jacket, a pale blue shirt, a scarf, his thick frame eyeglasses (personal want list item), and again smoking a cigar on a pipe/filter.
Photo: Soclassic

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Beach Club 1971

This Spring/Summer whether you're going to the pool or beach I think it's best to wear something moreless like what is shown on the photo below from late 1971. Forget about lousy calf length bathing suits. Of course one should wear the bathing suit that best fits and looks better with your complexion.
Photo: GQ

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

70s American Style

Robert Redford represents in my opinion "70s American Style" at its best in this 1974-1975 photograph snapped by Ron Gallela. Everything in this photo is perfect, the hair, the fitted jacket, the tie, the different colored trousers, the mirrored aviators (along with Wayfarers, classic sunglasses and at must have for every stylish person, male or female; a great investment), and even the car.
A classic and elegant look that can be worn for any day at the office, attending a party/function, or just for leisuring.
Photo: Flickr

Monday, April 13, 2009

Come On Baby Light My Fire

One of the most famous and best rock acts from the 60s is The Doors. Its vocalist and most famous member, the legendary Jim Morrison, posed circa 1966-1967 for photographer Joel Brodsky giving as a result the famed "Young Lion" photoshoot. Originally the photographer was shooting some promotional photos for the group but it was Jim who caught his attention.

Wearing only some leather pants, boots, and a thin necklace Jim posed with his "Lion mane" and rocker attitude to the camera. The result can be shown below with some photographs from this session.

Sadly in 1971, after a period of highs and lows, Jim Morrison died of an overdose. Coincidently he died the same age, 27, as fellow 60s rock icons and legends, Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix, who also died around the same period.

The Doors

The most famous photo from the "Young Lion" session is shown below

Photos: Corbis, Flickr

Friday, April 10, 2009

80s Versace

I think this early 80s Gianni Versace ad reflects moreless what mostly all of us men want... The red skinny tie defintly spices up the outfit. Nice idea that his polo matches her bathing suit. Probably the sunglasses are by Ray Ban.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Marrakech 2008

A brilliant modern reinterpretation of a classic, elegant, and mod outfit is shown below. I'm really fond of the checkered jacket as well as the diagonally striped turtleneck (original design). Oh and the photoshoot's location is a hotel in Marrakech. Travelling fashionably ;)
Photo: GQ

Monday, April 6, 2009

Los Bravos

Perhaps, if not the most famous act in Spain during the late 60s was a group by the name of "Los Bravos". Their greatest hit was "Black Is Black". Their popularity was big back in the day, having starred in several movies which are a great display of mid-late 60s menswear fashions. Below a photo of this group's members wearing colorful and stylish outfits that would still look great this summer, 40 years after being worn for the first time.
Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The best party

During the past months I've posted in my blog several photos taken at Bianca Jagger's legendary 32nd birthday party on the recently opened Studio 54 back in early May 1977. Not only is this party one of the most remembered ones from 54, but it is in my opinion perhaps the most stylish one due to its guests and what everyone wore. Finally an amazing discovery, a color photo from that night that shows Bianca Jagger, Mikhail "Misha" Baryshnikov, Mick Jagger, Alana Hamilton (Stewart), and Jacques Sterling.

Others present that night were: Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager (both owners of 54), Halston, and Margaux Hemingway. The night's highlight was Bianca Jagger's entrance on a white horse.

Great outfit ideas and inspiration for this blog's readers for hitting the clubs this Spring/Summer.

Photo: Flickr