A few final illustrations by Louis Hurd this morning without repeating anything from yesterday although I'll need to double-check at some point later today. As I explained to one visitor to Classic Style via email, I've been collecting vintage menswear illustrations as and when I find them online for seven or eight years now, saving said images into various computer desktop folders.
The virtual collection must now number a few hundred by my best guess. The problem, at this point, is that my collecting has been pretty unorganized, so I've got stuff saved everywhere, including a couple of recovery CDs that have material from old computers long gone at this point.
Fortunately, we're dealing with digital files rather than physical items, so there isn't anything taking up physical space anywhere in the house. I'm showing my age here, but just imagine if I were still collecting beer cans like so many others also did for a while in the late 1970s. I suspect The …
Another vintage illustration, today by Louis Hurd.
And goodness knows, with my apologies to Jane Austen, we need more sense and sensibility in the times of Covid-19. We're in the midst of a public health crisis after all, people. My God. Sorry. I'll be better directly.
There now. The momentary twitching lower left eyelid and throbbing temple have subsided.
Have a look and read carefully through it because there is more there than simply fluff about how lock-downs in various places could potentially harm retailers and the economy. It ain't always about the money, folks. Or it shouldn't be.
A number of menswear illustrations by Robert Goodman, every bit as wonderful as those by Fellows and Saalburg. I've only meant to organize and share these for two or three years! Better late than never I suppose.