Friday, November 27, 2009

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra, known to many as "Ol' Blue Eyes" and "The Voice", was one of the greatest musical performers of the 20th Century. Starting his career in the 40s during the last years of the Big Band era, he reached the peak of his career in the 50s and 60s, and was a living legend in the 70s and on. Songs such as "Strangers In The Night", "My Way", "Something Stupid", "The Way You Look Tonight", among others are part of his musical legacy.

Below he is shown during a recording session in the early 60s wearing an outstanding grey suit paired with a navy blue tie, cufflinks, pocket square, and matching fedora. A look that has made its comeback in the last two years, and looks stylish now as it did back then.

Photo: Flickr


jeune_premier said...

"My way" is the song that every man who respects himself should have listened at least at once!!!
As for his style,he remains one of my favorite guys!!

RetroVintageModStyle said...

Not only listened, but sung too...

His style in the 60s was the best imo, he experimented a lot and was a trendsetter.

Anonymous said...

This pic is from one of the May 1958 "Only the Lonely" album recording sessions at Capitol Records.
I personally think his mid-1950s style looks best - wool suits, loosened tie, fedora, etc. By the early 1960s his style had shifted to the narrow-lapel suits, skinny tie, and porkpie hat. For instance, notice the difference in style from album covers like Swing Easy (1954) and Songs for Swingin' Lovers (1956) with the style on the cover of Sinatra-Basie (1962).