.1994 nike line sheet featuring the as of unreleased aj x and and the first retro of the aj 1
Never have I seen so many curious retro-futurist black Nikes in one picture. Some of these look like they were made especially for today’s all-black-with-a-bomber-vibes.
The crunchy knitted tie, the lapel roll…the Newman.
Black Beat vibes aplenty here: pulling off a beret is no mean feat.
Between the half placket and the extra long hem-length, this Needles shirt is pretty ideal.
This is definitely one of the best takes on the whole samurai/Japanese influenced thing. I think the tie is what’s really pulling it all together here.
Ultra rare selfie. This open-weave, neutral shawl-collar cardigan with a black polo neck is giving me distinctly married-to-a-mobster-in-the-seventies vibes.
Nick Sullivan’s shorter length Polo Coat is always making street style appearances and rightly so, it’s exceptionally tasty.
Knits For The Chill 109.
Michael Caine, 1966.
Michael Caine is, in my opinion, way up there with Newman and Steve as an - English - icon of sixties cool. His Anglo take on the Ivy look is infused with a touch of harder edged, distinctly London, mod-style. Rarely will you see a v-neck sweater and dress trousers look so un-preppy; fine evidence that the oft-repated adage ‘clothes maketh the man’ is truer in reverse: it is the man who makes the clothes.
Looking as good as Alain Delon in Black Tie is something of a life goal. Sadly, it will never be achieved. But hey, I can dream.
Joaquin Phoenix in 1997 for Prada
I always associate ’90s cool with Prada menswear for some reason. Having said that, it’s hard to find runway shots and marketing campaigns from the era. So, I was pretty pleased to see these great shots of Joaquin - particularly the top one with the polo neck.