While a lot of the photographs in the Life archive are staged, there also exists an abundance of natural sartorial expression. As I sorted through the vast collection of images I started to pick up on the eyewear throughout the years on everyone from Joseph Kennedy to Le Corbusier. A group of my favorites after the jump.
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I love the Moscots in the last picture. Classic.
Great photos. I like that you chose the main picture of him with a “…the fuck?” kind of expression.
I don’t think those are Moscots. I belive they are Tart Opticals the now-defunct maker of the Arnel (Johnny Depp’s glass), FDR, and other frames which have inspired Moscots.
Looks like the gentleman reading Variety has a chair from Harvard (foreground)…
Taking a break from work or professional chair thief?
This photo of HST wearing what appear to be the originals of the ultimate preppy frames (Anglo American 406) certain deserves a place on your blog:
I realize it’s been brought up before, but a slideshow would be a nice way to do things of this sort.
Good work as usual.
The slideshow options I have at present (hosted on WordPress.com) are less then appealing. When the site redesign is complete (hopefully by July 1) I will do these sorts of things in a better slide show.
The world needs more monocles.
I second that motion for more monocles. I actually saw an old man in Washington Sq. Park using one to read the newspaper the other day…put a smile on my face.
i like how recurrent bow ties are as well.
These are always a treat, as always well done!
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