Posted: December 16, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Be Bop, Birth of the Cool, Brooks Brothers, Cool, fashion, Jazz, Miles Davis, Photography, Style
Miles Davis was the best-dressed man of the 20th century. Starting out, he’d customise his pawnshop Brooks Brothers suits, cutting notches in the lapels in imitation of the Duke of Windsor. After 1949’s Birth of the Cool, he favoured the Ivy League look of European tailoring. In the 60s he went for slim-cut Italian suits and handmade doeskin loafers. He was always the coolest-looking man in the room. Hell, he even managed to look cool sporting a blood-splattered white khaki jacket following a scuffle with police outside Birdland. In the 70s his wardrobe went as far-gone funky as his music and he was the only man who could get away with wearing purple bell bottoms, kipper ties and hexagonal glasses.
Posted: October 18, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: 1950s, Audrey Hepburn, Cinema, fashion, Glamour, Hollywood, London, Magazines, Photography, Style, Sunday Pictorial
Audrey Hepburn photographed at her London home for the Sunday Pictorial, May 1953.
Posted: October 13, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, History | Tags: Anthony Barboza, fashion, Harlem, New York City, Photography, Style, Urban
Harlem, New York City, 1970s (By Anthony Barboza)
Posted: July 11, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Humor, Mediasphere, Think Tank | Tags: Baby boomer, Civil Rights, design, fashion, Harvard Lampoon, Illustration, National Lampoon, National Review, P. J. O'Rourke, Style, Wit
“There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”
— P. J. O’Rourke
Diary Of A Radical Conformist