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“The style horrifies restaurant headwaiters, who are still weathering the onslaught of women in pants suits.”

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–TIME Magazine, 1967

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Steve McQueen in Bullitt — sporting the turtleneck, ripe for a comeback.

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Turtleneck sweaters have long been a staple for winter sportsmen, as well as an indispensable part of the beatnik uniform. The reasons for their popularity are obvious: they look trim and they eliminate the bother of a necktie. They are now being worn with blazers and sports coats to the office (among advertising art directors, the turtleneck has virtually become a uniform). At some small Manhattan parties, half the men now show up in turtlenecks.

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“Style is something that’s extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and what you are…”

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–William Friedkin

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1972 — William Friedkin directing on the set of The Exorcist which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. — Image by © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis

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1972 — William Friedkin directing on the set his horror masterpiece The Exorcist.

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William Friedkin directing on the set of The French Connection, which five Academy Awards, including Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

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BE HEARD AND CAST YOUR VOTE IN SUPPORT OF TSY, CLICK HERE!

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TSY (The Selvedge Yard) is honored to be nominated, and is up against some very stiff competition.  If you love what we do here, and would like to support us by voting– we’d really appreciate it, friends!

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Martha’s Vineyard locals cast their vote for TSY in an epic show of support.  –LIFE archives

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“The ‘Turn of the Century’ called… and it wants its waistcoat, specs, and mustache back.  Between gin-fizz-slinging barmen in suspenders and Brooklyn dudes in bowler hats, you couldn’t swing a walking stick in ’09 without hitting a Teddy Roosevelt look-alike.”

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–GQ

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April 1865, Washington DC — Lewis Powell, aka Lewis Payne, was a member of the conspiracy led by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate senior members of the American government. Powell was charged with the assassination of Secretary of State William Seward, but failed. Here he is held at the Washington Navy Yard, prior to his execution.  This picture was taken by Alexander Gardner. — Image by © Library of Congress – digital ve/Science Faction/Corbis

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April 1865, Washington DC — Michael O’Laughlin was a member of John Wilkes Booth’s first conspiracy against President Lincoln, a plot to kidnap him and ransom him for Confederate prisoners. O’Laughlin dropped out after prisoner exchanges began, and did not take part in Booth’s assassination plan; he was arrested after the assassination (here being held on the USS Saugus at the Washington Navy Yard), and after conviction died in prison. This picture was taken by Alexander Gardner. — Image by © Library of Congress – digital ve/Science Faction/Corbis

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April 1865, Washington DC — Lewis Powell, aka Lewis Payne, was a member of the conspiracy led by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate senior members of the American government. Powell was charged with the assassination of Secretary of State William Seward, but failed. Here he is held aboard the USS Saugus at the Washington Navy Yard, prior to his execution.  This picture was taken by Alexander Gardner. — Image by © Library of Congress – digital ve/Science Faction/Corbis

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“America is a country that doesn’t know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.”

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–Laurence J. Peter

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Circa 1940, Daytona Beach, FL — Postcard showing the famous speed record autos (from top) the Jim White Triplex, Major Henry Segrave’s Mystery S (Sunbeam, also called “The Slug”) & Golden Arrow, and Donald Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird IV & Bluebird V.  — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1927, Daytona Beach, FL — “THE MYSTERY S.” WORLD RECORD CAR. (207 MILES PER HOUR), DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1927, Daytona Beach, FL — MAJOR SEGRAVE DRIVING WORLD RECORD CAR MAKES 207 MI. PER HOUR, DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. MAR. 29, 1927 — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1929, Daytona Beach, FL — THE “GOLDEN ARROW,” WORLD’S FASTEST CAR (231 MI. PER HOUR), DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1935, Daytona Beach, FL — D-139. BLUEBIRD DRIVEN TO A WORLD’S SPEED RECORD BY SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL, DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. The great beach constitutes the most unique drive in the world. From above Ormond Beach to the Inlet it is a “tide packed pavement”, 500 feet wide and over 33 miles in length. It is unbelievably smooth and directly at sea level. Thousands visit Daytona Beach just for the breathtaking thrill of a spin down the length of this greatest of all speedways. The International Speed Trials are a great feature of the Winter seasons. — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”

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–Benjamin Franklin

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Circa 1955, New York, NY — The Ed Sullivan Show Dancers show their Christmas spirit. –Image by © Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis

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Joan Crawford is coming down your chimney… and she’s gotta gun. –Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull Via

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Circa 1953, New York, NY — Audrey Hepburn, recently named the top movie star of 1953 by “Film Daily,” gets a kiss from Santa Claus during ceremonies at the “Heart Thrift House,” in New York Dec. 21.  Miss Hepburn also tied the bow on New York’s biggest Christmas package, “The Heart Thrift House,” a model home exhibited for the benefit of the New York Heart Association. — Image by © Bettmann/Corbis

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Circa 1951– Marilyn Monroe poses while standing inside an oversized nylon Christmas stocking beside a fireplace. Monroe wears a two-piece bathing suit. –Image by © Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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“I wanted to see New York . . . so I tried to see how fast I could do it in.”

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–Howard Hughes

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21 Jan 1937, Newark, NJ — Howard Hughes, famous pilot, seated in cockpit of his record breaking monoplane at Newark Airport. — Image by © Bettmann

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14 July 1938, New York, NY — Pictured winging over the panorama of New York skyscrapers that it left less than four days ago is the silver monoplane, in which Howard Hughes and his four aides girdled the globe faster than it has ever been done before, cutting time, destroying space to the roaring accompaniment of its twin motors. Score one more entry in the history of the world to the credit of American genius, workmanship and progressiveness. — Image by © Bettmann

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11 July 1938, New York, NY — Howard Hughes’ Lockheed 14 Super Electra over New York City — Image by © Bettmann

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