Monday, June 24, 2013


something new to tame the biting cold
wool and alpaca blend by John Alexander
...the snakes are in yellow and black

Harlan Krakovitz

Harlan Krakovitz

Marbury Brown

Gentlemen's Quarterly always inspires. Above, filled with movement, expression, and a defining cool, the wonderful illustrations of Harlan Krakovitz and Marbury Brown jump off the page like fine works of art. A sure thing for writer's block 

To Shod a Sheik

Paris - February 1975  "When the oil-rich Sheik of Qatar, in the Persian Gulf, installed himself in the Hotel George V in Paris, he brought along his wives - 10 of them.

The ladies it seems, wanted to buy shoes - good shoes costing around $125 a pair. But they couldn't try them on because they are not allowed to show their feet to strangers. So each wife sent her personal servant to the French capital's finest shoe shop.

First the good news: Each servant bought 34 pairs for each wife. Total cost around $42,000. Now for the bad news: None fitted properly. Back to the good news: the Sheik paid up cheerfully, the wives threw the shoes out, and the chambermaids in the George V are currently the best shod in Paris."

Sarasota Journal - February 12, 1975
Ladies First by Trixie Belmont

Would this group of photographs featuring burka-clad women promoting men's western fashions ever make it past an editor's desk today? 

Gentlemen's Quarterly October 1963
Tangier! backdrop to fall sportswear
Photography: Chadwick Hall

... eyes on the sixties at devodotcom

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