Monday, January 30, 2012

Luigi Tenco & Dalida: San Remo 1967

Dalida and Luigi Tenco were photographed relaxing in San Remo on January 1967. It is hard to believe what would happen next, Tenco's unexpected and tragic death after failing to qualify with "Ciao Amore".

Photo: Luigi-Tenco.tripod

Friday, January 27, 2012

Al Pacino: A Winter Night Out In Town

There is no doubt that the ensemble worn by Al Pacino in 1979 for a night out in town can be effortlessly worn still nowadays and look modern. Very basic yet bold. The eyeglasses and scarf add the last touch, yet remember one must always wear eyewear that suits our face and personality.

Photo: Novak

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn: Charade

A striking and classy photo of Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant during one scene of 1963's "Charade". A symbol of elegance.

Photo: EternalDream

Monday, January 23, 2012

"A Single Man" Winter

A simple yet brilliant look for this Winter is the one worn during a scene of Tom Ford's acclaimed film "A Single Man", his style ode to cinema. Lois & Kenny, played by Aline Weber and Nicholas Hoult are an example of less is more. Hoult's character wore a brown leather jacket over his sweater, creating a balanced contrast.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, January 20, 2012

Highlights from Milan F/W 2012

Once again Milan became the world's style capital when 2012's Fall/Winter menswear collections graced the runway this week.

Like in recent seasons, the 60s and 70s menswear aesthetic was perfectly blended with today's versatile, functional, and avant garde aesthetic. Most collections featured double breasted jackets, belted coats, one button suits, turtlenecks, scarves, and sweaters in dark colors such as black, gray, and navy blue.

Vivienne Westwood presented a show that carried an ecological message with some model's "melting face" makeup paired with classic elegance, as shown above. Turtlenecks are a staple during this season.

Trussardi paid tribute to F1 driver, Jackie Stewart with ensembles that featured aviators, peaked caps, scarves, and a champagne bottle as the finishing touch. This was an extremely 70s inspired collection.

Zegna's brown leather jacket had a Howard Hughes/"The Aviator" vibe to it, while Gucci's black turtleneck sweater and brown pants were sleek. Etro added some spice with this multicolored jacket.

Dolce & Gabbana's embroided jackets, reminiscent of the 19th Century, proved to be in my opinion one of the most versatile items this season due to the inifite ways that they can be worn. It's all about the details.

Cavalli gave a 360 degree turn with its color palette, from light and warm colors last season to dark and gothic shades. Yet there was still a touch of color with a yellow suit. A sometimes obscure collection but with wearability and modernity. The total black looks were a hit.

Paisley print pants, gray Safari jackets, and a striped suit that reminded of Brian Jones were some of Canali's creations.

Burberry Prorsum can be defined in two words: English Gentleman.

Ferragamo showed how to succesfully wear a coat, a leather jacket, a chunky scarf, and a striking jacket with a turtleneck.

Photos: GQ &

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jackie Stewart

After looking at Trussardi's amazing Fall/Winter 2012 collection that was recently shown during Milan Fashion Week, all I can say that this collection is definetly a style tribute to British F1 driver, Jackie Stewart.

On the following photo, Stewart proves how oversized aviators, a peaked cap, and a high neck racing uniform can build a bold ensemble.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, January 16, 2012

Classic Winter

A sweater like the one below is a timeless Winter classic.

Photo: GQ

Friday, January 13, 2012

Peter Sellers & Raquel Welch: Opposites Attract

Peter Sellers and Raquel Welch posed together sometime around 1965-1966 for an imagine that combines the classiness and simplicity of Sellers' suit with Welch's artistic and very detailed embroided blouse.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When Ungaro met Keith Haring

In 1983 Emanuel Ungaro's menswear division launched a very upbeat campaign that paired the iconic fashion house's suits with some Keith Haring drawings. Perfection.

Photo: Uomoclassico

Monday, January 9, 2012

David Bowie: Happy Birthday

Yesterday was the 65th birthday of a living legend, who's not only one of the most important performers in Rock, a fashion icon, and a true artist; David Bowie.

Below a photo of a very dandy Bowie in 1973.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, January 6, 2012

Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry

Clint Eastwood played the role of Harry Callahan in 1971's "Dirty Harry". Eastwood chased a serial killer throughout the streets of San Francisco in a stylish way. Below an example of "Dirty" Harry's great taste.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Raymundo de Larrain & Jacqueline de Ribes: Absolute Elegance

Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes and Chilean photographer Raymundo de Larrain photographed by Richard Avedon in 1961. Pure elegance and class.

Photo: Flickr

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012: Celebrating a New Year

2012 has begun, and with it a new year in which a new chapter will be written in our lives. Nothing better to represent this moment than this November 1960 GQ cover, which depicts one looking forward to the future with enthusiasm.

May 2012 be an amazing year for all of you!