Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Michelle Pfeiffer & Al Pacino definetly gave a lesson of style and elegance through their portrayal of Elvira Hancock and Tony Montana in the 1983 blockbuster hit "Scarface". Their clothes throughout all of the movie reflect the style of the early 80s, clothes that can still be worn today and look "2009".

Photo: Flickr

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ties/Cravattes from the 60s

Cravattes or ties experienced also the revolution in fashion during the late 60s and 70s. From the skinny and classic styles of the 50s and early 60s, they evolved into bright colored, bold, and wide pieces. Whether worn with the traditional knot or tied in a loose way, cravattes were an essential item in every man's wardrobe.

Below a photo that shows some ties/cravattes from the late 60s. Dark colors, bright, or with designs such as paisley are just a brief example of the variety there was in these pieces.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, September 25, 2009

Steve Mc Queen & Natalie Wood

Steve Mc Queen enjoying a moment of leisure with Natalie Wood back in the early 60s. He is wearing a pullover sweater, over a shirt and some dark trousers. Two Hollywood legends.
Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alain Delon's fall jacket

For those windy and cool Fall days nothing better than a wool/cashmere sweater or jacket like the one worn below by Alain Delon in the late 60s. He is also wearing a simple white shirt and some oval shaped sunglasses. Even though Fall/Winter fashions consist mainly of dark colors, I recommend you add a touch of color, or opt for light colors.
Photo: Flickr

Monday, September 21, 2009

Betty & Francois Catroux

Fall has already begun in some parts of the world, and with it wardrobes and outfits will experience a transition also. So goodbye for now to the light fabrics and welcome back to the turtlenecks, double breasted jackets, velvet suits etc.

In February 1968, French model and Yves Saint Laurent muse, Betty Catroux (Betty Saint) married French decorator, Francois Catroux. The wedding took place in Cap Ferrat. It can be considered as an "original wedding" since the bride skipped the traditional white dress and opted for a black and white Pierre Cardin fur coat paired with patent leather boots. The groom also broke the tradition by wearing a chocolate velvet suit with a white turtleneck.

Definetly a late 60s Mod wedding.

Photo: Flickr

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Burt Bacharach

One of the greatest songwriters/composers/performers of all time is Burt Bacharach. He is responsible for a huge number of hit songs, performed by him or artisits such as Dionne Warwicke, Tom Jones, Herb Alpert, Dusty Springfield, The Carpenters, Jackie De Shannon, just to mention some; during the 60s and early 70s.

Below an image of him attending a party in the late 60s with his wife back then, actress and beauty icon, Angie Dickinson (Police Woman).

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Patrick Swayze

Two days ago, on Sept. 14, 2009, Patrick Swayze passed away after struggling for more than a year with panchreatic cancer. He was an accomplished actor and performer, mostly remembered for his striking portrayls in films such as "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost".

To pay tribute to his life and legacy I've decided to post a photo that depicts one of the most memorable scenes from "Dirty Dancing". Swayze played the part of a resort's dance instructor who falls in love with a debutant, Jennifer Grey. The ending's dance sequence is considered by some as one of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Patrick Swayze's character just proves once more than you can never go wrong with the all black look.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Bjorn Borg

Long before Nadal, Federer, Becker, Agassi, Sampras, and Mc Enroe; there was Bjorn Borg in the 70s. He was a Swedish tennis player who stormed the tennis fields from 1973 to 1981.

His trademark, shoulder length hair, along with his gold chain, t-shirts, 70s style shorts, and smile made Bjorn Borg one of the most stylish sportsmen in the 70s.

Photo: GQ

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dandy James Dean

A while ago I posted a photograph of James Dean attending a gala dinner in the 50s wearing a tuxedo, and looking quite contemplative on that night. Well today I'm posting another photo from that same ocassion.

There are many "famous" James Dean photographs, the publicity stills from "Rebel Without A Cause", those of him wandering thru the streets of New York, candid photos, yet the photos from that night are in my opinion some of the best photographs taken of him.

I don't know the exact ocassion, yet if anyone knows I'd be grateful .

Photo: TFS

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Two Sides Of Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick, best known for his role as Chuck Bass in the TV series "Gossip Girl", is not only one of today's acting revelations, but also a very stylish person. Whether he is dressed up as Chuck Bass, attending a gallery exhibition or strolling around New York he is never caught off style.

For many Chuck Bass is the "2007-2009 #1 TV Dandy", whether some may argue on this, it can't be denied that he brought back the Dandy look at least for late teen TV audiences. The Chuck Bass style is all about tailored suits, bow ties, suspenders, trench coats in a variety of colors, impecable grooming, sharp shoes, and the "Chuck Bass" attitude. Below an image of Ed as Chuck Bass channelling James Bond in the upcoming season of the show.

Off set, Ed's style is a bit more relaxed, simple, casual, and modern; without looking stylish. He's someone who opts for jeans, printed t-shirts, accesories such as rings, pendants, and medallions; V-neck cardigans, just to mention some items.

To wrap up this post, a photo of Ed Westwick with one of the most stylish men in history & favorite of this blog, Michael Caine.

Photos: TFS,, Getty Images

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Carpenters

The Carpenters was perhaps the most famous brother/sister music group of the 70s (there's also The Osmonds). Hits such as "Close To You" (written by Burt Bacharach), "Top of The World", "We've Only Just Begun", "For All We Know", "Sing" among others make up their discography from 1969 to 1983.

Below a very 70s styled photo of siblings Karen Carpenter (she died in 1983) and Richard Carpenter. She is wearing a fuschia butterfly sleeve dress, while he is wearing a blue velvet double breasted jacket, with a wide collar yellow shirt.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, September 4, 2009

Steve Rubell

Steve Rubell, one of the owners of the legendary Studio 54 (Ian Schrager was the other owner), is definetly an icon of 70s NYC nightlife due to his personality and for being host to some of the most memorable parties of the era.

Till this day, his selectiveness outside the doors of 54 is remembered. Steve wanted to host the perfect party and therefore not everybody got inside the club. He was friends with the celebrities and jet setters of the late 70s (he was introduced to some of them by 54's PR woman, Carmen D'Alessio).

When working and partying at Studio 54, Rubell usually wore a tuxedo or suit (if it was a special party), floral shirts, polos, jeans, sneakers, sweaters, or just a simple white shirt. Below a photo of him sitting on one of the "banquets" at 54 wearing what appears to be a white suit with a polo underneath, and a pair of sneakers.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Beatles

The Beatles besides being among the most talented musicians and performers in musical history, can also be considered among those men who were fashionable from the 60s.

They were trendsetters and experimented with the styles of the decade. From their classic and sleek Mod fashions in 1962 to the pyschedelic, high fashion, Carnaby street clothing from the late 60s.

It would be fair to say that The Beatles didn't really "create" any of this trends, they borrowed them from the subcultures of the era, yet they helped make them global and therefore defined fashion in the 60s.

Below the Fab Four around 1968-1969 posing in a field of flowers wearing different styled outfits. Ringo is wearing a colored outfit that is an example of the Carnaby Street style, Paul a sleek purple suit with a white shirt, while John and George opted for something minimalistic and understated.

Photo: Flickr