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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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“Well, I was always cast as an artistic homicidal maniac. But at least I was artistic!”

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–Donald Sutherland

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Donald Sutherland making a strong case for caps, tweed, forward pleats, and braces.

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1976 — Donald Sutherland and Shirley MacLaine attend a party. — Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

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1975, Rome, Italy — Donald Sutherland during the filming of Fellini’s Casanova. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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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 object of the Handlebar Club was, and still is, to bring together moustache wearers (beards being strictly prohibited) socially for sport and general conviviality.”

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Members of Handlebar Club posing for photograph, UK, July 1947.  – Nat Farbman

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Members of Handlebar Club comparing ties, UK, July 1947.  – Nat Farbman

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Member of Handlebar Club holding drink, UK, July 1947.  – Nat Farbman

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Member of Handlebar Club kissing woman, UK, July 1947.  – Nat Farbman

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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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“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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Esquire footwear

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The Nordic — Character in Shoes

With its square front and rugged styling, the Nordic reflects its ancestry.  Adapted from a Norwegian Ski Boot — and the sensation of Continental Resorts —  Taylor-Made Craftsmen have added an unusual comfort.  Smart with flannels and all sports attire, it fits into any man’s wardrobe.

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Esquire vintage footwear

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Square-Toed Blucher Oxford

green with white, adobe with sand, all white, brown or blue with white, sand with copper, and all grey.

Sandal with “Lastex” — (Tractor Tread Sole)

natural, blue, green adobe

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“They say in L.A. there are only two methods of transportation-

car and ambulance.”

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–Unknown

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Auto traffic on Wilshire Boulevard during rush hour with sign for the WESTLAKE THEATRE looming in the background --ca. 1938.

Auto traffic on Wilshire Boulevard during rush hour with sign for the WESTLAKE THEATRE looming in the background --ca. 1938.

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Service attendant pumping gasoline into Ford sedan as woman watches at gas pumps covered by the wing of a large permanently parked airplane, on Wilshire Boulevard --circa 1938.

Service attendant pumping gasoline into Ford sedan as woman watches at gas pumps covered by the wing of a large permanently parked airplane, on Wilshire Boulevard --circa 1938.

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Motorist in his car making a transaction at the drive up window of a bank --ca. 1938.

Motorist in his car making a transaction at the drive up window of a bank --ca. 1938.

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Muller Brothers Service Station's white uniformed attendents pumping gas & inflating tires on a fancy convertible while their uniformed African-Amer. conterparts wield rags as they polish the windshield & chrome --ca. 1938.

Muller Brothers Service Station's white uniformed attendents pumping gas & inflating tires on a fancy convertible while their uniformed African-Amer. conterparts wield rags as they polish the windshield & chrome --ca. 1938.

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“When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, cause hey, it’s not your fault, it’s his fault, over there.”

-Joe Strummer of  The Clash

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Joe Strummer of The Clash

Joe Strummer of The Clash

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"London Calling" --The Clash

"London Calling" --The Clash

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Joe Strummer of The Clash

Joe Strummer of The Clash

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Mick Jones of The Clash

Mick Jones of The Clash

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