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Showing posts from March, 2020

Julie London Sings 'Why Don't You Do Right?'

The Current Earworm: Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman (1943)

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956). . .

Let's Use Our Heads, People!

Why Don't You Do Right? ('Kansas Joe' McCoy 1936)

Three Tips to Finding Quality Shoes Online. . .

Even More by Louis Hurd. . .

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 …

More Louis Hurd Illustrations. . .

Sense & Sensibility in the Time of Corona. . .

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.

Let's get back on topic.  While in my view Put This On has strayed somewhat in recent years, a bit too much in the direction of street style, norm core, dad style, and Americana workwear for my tastes, I still visit the website occasionally where there is a very good essay by Derek Guy today on The Importance of Small Business in Menswear.  

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.

-- Henz-Ulrich

Vintage Robert Goodman Style. . .

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.

-- Heinz-Ulrich