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Complete College Wardrobe Montgomery Ward 1962

| 12 Jan ’12 | 0 Comments
Complete College Wardrobe Montgomery Ward 1962

Looking back from 2012, this stuff looks great doesn’t it? But let’s not forget that history is constantly rewriting itself (and often written by those who don’t really know) and laid down for future generations as gospel. (God help those reading some of FNB in 20 years’ time!). In reality, if you were heading off […]

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The Freshman Blues Part Two

| 10 Jan ’12 | 3 Comments
The Freshman Blues Part Two

Life photographer Bill Eppridge took a lot of images of country boy freshman Timothy Thompson, many more than were published in the 1964 article. The Life take on the piece was ‘country boy out of his depth’. The following images are interesting as style refences to the reality of campus Ivy at Yale in 1964.

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The Freshman Blues & Other Tales of Yale

| 8 Jan ’12 | 0 Comments
The Freshman Blues & Other Tales of Yale

Timothy Thompson Yale Freshman 1964 In 1964 Life magazine commissioned photographer Bill Eppridge to follow country boy freshman Timothy Thompson during his first term at Yale. The published images are very interesting, but there are a whole host of others, not published, lurking in the Life archives. No commentary needed really, just soak up the […]

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The Young Herb Lester Circa 1963…

| 31 Mar ’11 | 0 Comments
The Young Herb Lester Circa 1963…

Looking very studious is the young Herb

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Campus Ivy 1963

| 22 Mar ’11 | 0 Comments
Campus Ivy 1963

Great image from a 1963 College Yearbook. (Thanks to Herb again for the source)

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Pendleton From Head to Toe – 1958

| 10 Mar ’11 | 1 Comment
Pendleton From Head to Toe – 1958

Both the plaid sports jacket and the holdall are really nice, although I’m not sure I’d want to wear one and carry the other at the same time. The holdall should be one for the Japanese reissue…

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Pushing Weejuns On The Side. North Carolina 1963

| 9 Mar ’11 | 2 Comments
Pushing Weejuns On The Side. North Carolina 1963

Sometimes it’s hard to remember just how ubiquitous these things were. Herb Lester sent me some links to a treasure trove of vintage campus images from the Boom Period. I’ll post them as I get time, many of them need no comment but just help get that feel of the Look and how these clothes […]

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