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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New Haven, 1960s

Photo by My Father
The thing before preppy...


10 comments:

  1. Timeless. Thank you!

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  2. Agreed. It is heartening to remember that once, not so very long ago, we were able to get dressed and behave in a civilized way.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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    1. Some of us still do get dressed and behave in a civilized way. The Great Question of Western Civilization is perfectly illustrated in Muffy's photo: peak vs. shawl. With a peak collar one has a button hole into for a carnation. On the other hand, with a shawl collar you will never be mistaken for the waiter. there is just something more, well, dapper about the shawl. Hey, good enough for Bogie... And (ahem) some of us have both (ducking to avoid thrown objects).

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    2. and perhaps: studs vs. buttons.....unless the gentleman on the left is wearing MOP studs that don't show in the photo......

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    3. I was thinking that the gentleman on the left might be Bennett Cerf.

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  3. Lovely photo; very elegant.

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  4. Last I knew Preppy was quite prevalent in the sixties

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  5. Any fellow who wants to attract a lady knows a tuxedo is always perfect!

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  6. Elegance, love it. Simple yet stately. We dress for the occasion always. Never "come as you are." I am appalled to see what people see fit to wear in public these days. --Holly

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  7. I hate to tell you how much time I have wasted puzzling over this charming picture of intelligence and grace. I surmise it's some big wigs from Yale or the New Haven Symphony Orchestra sometime in the 1950s or 1960s. Is that Marian Anderson on the right? The gentleman in the middle looks like a young Aaron Copland but probably not. Such fun trying to imagine who these elegant people could be.

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