Posted in apparel, fashion, sports, vintage, tagged American, analysis, apparel, best, bobby jones, classic, dressed, fashion, golf, golfer, heritage, history, photgragh, photo, picture, swing, video, vintage on February 11, 2009 |
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No one has ever looked as good on the golf course as the legendary Bobby Jones.
The highest degree of excellence typically carries with it a high price. Even a casual glance at Jones’ achievements in golf might give the impression that he must have done little else with his time. Actually, quite the opposite was true. Even when he was playing his best golf at the pinnacle of his career, Jones never regarded golf as anything more than what it was-just a game. Later in life he would reflect on his priorities saying, “My wife and my children came first; then my profession (by this he meant his legal profession, not golf); finally, and never in a life by itself, came golf.”
“Competitive golf is played mainly on a
5 1/2″ course, the space between your ears.” –Bobby Jones
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Posted in accessories, apparel, British, designers, fashion, store, tagged Alfred Dunhill, apparel, British, classic, Dunhill, English, fashion, footwear, heritage, history, jacket, made, quality, store on January 23, 2009 |
Kim Jones, Dunhill’s creative director, will put his vision of a modern Dunhill on the Paris menswear catwalk at the Maison de l’Architecture on Sunday. (Chris Moore/Karl Prouse)
It is England, 1914. Imagine Alfred Dunhill dashing along in his motor vehicle at a daring 12 miles an hour, his eyes flicking to his rose gold stopwatch, tooting his four-note horn, the entrepreneur in a leather coat with matching goggles. And all these magnificent pieces designed by himself.
The heritage of Dunhill is so broad and so British: from its beginnings with the birth of the car to creating luxury accessories for motorcycling, aviation and the oh-so-fashionable smokers in the Roaring Twenties.
“This is from the 1920s – from the collaboration with Japan,” says Kim Jones, 32, Dunhill’s creative director, who will put his vision of a modern Dunhill on the Paris menswear catwalk at the Maison de l’Architecture on Sunday.
Jones was referring to a dynamic and ergonomic range of travel bags in wood-grain leather. But it would be a stretch to guess that a pen case from the 1920s had been the inspiration. (more…)
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