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    Clothing Illustrations From or Inspired by the 20s to the 60s

    This thread needs to be cleaned up. It's either about illustrations of clothing or It's not. For unexplained reasons a photograph of Gary Cooper gets planted here. It's questioned (by me), but not withdrawn and goes on to engender an entire conversation about Cooper and books about Cooper...
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    Clothing Illustrations From or Inspired by the 20s to the 60s

    This ad accomplishes what it sets out to do. Think of Relax Dad, not Business Dad, and show a mini catalogue of gift ideas. Of course the most prominent idea is a hammock, but MacGregor's not selling those. Each of the eight gift ideas has its own little pic and description and since what...
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    It's TWEED Season!

    I see nothing in this photograph that shows it wasn't taken by Annie Liebowitz last night. But it wasn't. It's by Cecil Beaton from 1946. Brando in tweed. He shares billing with the lighting. And the ethereal mist out of which he appears to arise in the uncropped second photo. Was hesitant...
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    Once even the young dressed well.

    Quoted For Truth It's used when quoting another's post when you think the originator may take it down. So even if the original post disappears, either by accident or on purpose, the post will live on as a quote in your post. It is not necessary to tag it QFT, and is usuaĺly only tagged to show...
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    Once even the young dressed well.

    To anyone who reads this stuff chronologically, or even logically, an integral post by @EclecticSr. seems to have evaporated. In it he asked if @Charles Dana was related to writer Henry Dana. So stick that in there somewhere. (Must remember to QFT posts I choose to respond to.)
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    Clothing Illustrations From or Inspired by the 20s to the 60s

    This is so bad It becomes giggly good, for at first glance it looks professionally composed and painted, then you put on your specs and realize the artist does not understand the concept of a breast pocket and in no way would HSM attach one big enough to hold an iPad which was yet to be...
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    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Nice. I think the polo/khaki thing is very American and something, if in shape, you can't go wrong with.
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    Once even the young dressed well.

    ^^^ I am shocked at my ignorance. Ever since I first encountered @Charles Dana here some 12 years ago I have associated his name, wrongly, with the author you mention. My reference to that above must have left Charles scratching his head. Though it may have needed scratching. Still.
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    More from Ralph

    ^^ Sort of a combo ad, traditional Ralph on the right, crazy Ralph on the left. Reposting with full pic so you can see more madras..
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    Clothing Illustrations From or Inspired by the 20s to the 60s

    This is from 1948 and I believe the illustration is very good, particularly the intricate drapáge of the many folds and creases in the fabric, something which must bore or stymie many illustrators for they leave it out. Fire the copy writer (The Coolest Man in Life?) and either put an A before...
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    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Trad enough. This is a good looking, plain'ola outfit. Khakis and a polo, what could go wrong? A lot, starting with a pot belly which you don't have. There should be a pot belly warning tag on polos. Along with a big tittie one. (Can I say that here? We'll find out.) This is a good, clean summer...
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    Once even the young dressed well.

    And you know, pal, I was going to put that in there (from sheer non-Google memory), but I didn't know how to spell it (like sheer above, or is it shear?) and I didn't think anyone would know what it was. You're a sharp man, @Charles Dana, despite all those devastating years before the mast.
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    Is My Sport Coat A Blazer?

    Street cred is over rated. Those people should lose their license to be on the street. Your pics show you do indeed have a grasp of the classic blazer. But are those Confederate blazers, they're all steel gray? Look into Snapseed from Alphabet, Inc. Free, it can be your pal. Like this ... vs. .
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    Clothing Illustrations From or Inspired by the 20s to the 60s

    ^^ Gary Cooper. Swell. But that's a photograph, not an illustration. And it's not an ad. Or am I missing something there? Back to the illustrations... My Italian is not very good, but I think that's saying, Lookit me, casually packing my cigarette as I strike a pose in this ridiculous...
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    It's TWEED Season!