Monday, March 30, 2009

Posh & Becks

For this Spring Summer there's nothing more elegant and simple than what is worn by David Beckham below. Photographed in the summer of 2005 alongside his wife, Beckham is wearing what appears to be a silk shirt (not polyester!), a pair of cufflinks, a nice gold watch, a leather belt, and some dark pants. An outfit appropiate for an elegant summer dinner or going to a nice bar and club.

What I most like of it is the color and "shine" of his shirt and that he used cufflinks to accesorize. I'd remove the sunglasses since it's already dark, but they would be appropiate for this outfit in daylight. This summer the XL 70s shades are back for us men.

Photo: Flickr

Friday, March 27, 2009


Obviously this photo centers on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Jackie O), but looking at the paparazzo following her steps on the streets of New York one has the oportunity to see a stylish man. Donning a black suit and white shirt with a big 70s collar he tries to accomplish his job.

Photo: Jamd

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The great Yves Saint Laurent posing in 1969 wearing a peasant inspired shirt with matching trousers. It was during this period that YSL was a style icon due to his brilliant outfits that mixed the Safari vibe with the fashions from Carnaby Street.

Photo: TFS

Monday, March 23, 2009

Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey of the iconic 60s rock band "The Who" poses in his estate back in 1975 while enjoying the success of the rock/opera movie "Tommy". Daltrey is wearing a mix of the Western style popular in the mid 70s with a touch of Romantic.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Peter Frampton

The all-white look is definetly a must and recommendation for this Spring/Summer. Shown below is 70s rock star Peter Frampton, who delivered hits such as "Baby I Love Your Way" and "Show Me The Way", wearing a 70s western style white cotton shirt and what appears to be some white cotton trousers. If you're not in the mood for white trousers then you can change them for white jeans.

Photo: Flickr

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Paul Newman

How classic can you get with Paul Newman? Cotton shirt underneath a Vneck sweater, jeans, and a good pair of sneakers. The perfect combination for strolling on the shore.
Photo: Simplyclassic

Monday, March 16, 2009


Hubert de Givenchy, one of the most talented and famous fashion designers of all time, relaxes before his show at the Waldorf Astoria's Ball Room in 1976. He's wearing a fitted polo shirt, some jeans, and what appears to be a scarf wrapped around his waist, classic and avantgard 70s style.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Michael Caine in 1980

Nearly 15 years after being one of Britain's most famous and stylish actors, Michael Caine shows us that a good style sense can continue over time. Below in the early 80s wearing a very basic Mod outfit and his signature thick black frames.

Photo: LIFE

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

100th Post

This is a milestone post...the 100th post in this blog which in a couple of months will be celebrating it's first year. I'd really like to thank all of you my readers for your support, comments and feedback, and interest in this blog and its topic, since it's you that make it all possible.

Today we can see an image of James Dean dressed all in black wearing a white belt resting under a tree and possibly thinking on the future while contemplating the garden that was upon him. A perfect image, except for the fact he's wearing white socks with black! but oh well he's James Dean so it can be forgiven.

Photo: Simplyclassic

Monday, March 9, 2009


Blondie along with The Ramones was initially an underground rock act in New York City before achieving massive success and notoriety around 1977. Precursors of a new rock genre, New Wave, Blondie was a very versatile group which offered sounds reminiscent of rock, reggae, disco, and punk. It's male members were famous, but not as famous as its lead singer, Debbie Harry. In fact some people thought Blondie consisted of only Debbie Harry. Shown below the group in the streets of New York back in 1977 wearing outfits that mix the classic style of the late 70s disco look with the avantgarde look of New Wave, which was just breaking into the scene.
Photo: Jamd

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Alain Delon looking casual and elegant in this early 60s photo, which I believe is a still from one of his many films from those years. Wearing an all white look ideal for those warm summer days.

Photo: Simplyclassic

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Versace SS 08

Last year while skimming thru several magazines there was one advertising campaign from SS 2008 that immediately grabbed my attention: Versace Jeans Couture. Not only because of the models (the 2 girls were mainly featured in the campaign), but because it was styled and depicted very late 70s inspired clothes. Below is shown the only menswear piece featured in this campaign, and which I must say it is awesome. I'm a big fan as you could already notice of white suits and this one isn't the exception. The shirt is orginal since it's white with a touch of black stripes near the collar and buttons area. Definetly an outfit that brings to the late 00s the elegance and style of the late 70s, ideal for going clubbing.
Photo: TFS

Monday, March 2, 2009

Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon celebrating his 18th birthday with friends at Studio 54 in 1982.

Photo: Corbis