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#1 Der Zuschneider

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:11 AM

http://twistedsifter...0s-black-white/
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:24 AM

These are low-end criminals, of course they couldn't afford expensive tailoring. But the photographs are stunning, they could as well be from a fashion magazine. Could have been Sally Mann. I love wet plate photographs. Infinite resolution.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:30 AM

This one, however, looks incredibly modern:

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Early Ralph Lauren or is it more Calvin Klein?

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:32 AM

Had the model been younger it could have been calvin klein. Although their photography is often more clinical.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:52 AM

These photographs are fantastic. I have had copies of a bunch of them hanging on my wall for years. I've been thinking it could have been the RTW of the time?
+ Also, they probably didn't have it cleaned, steamed or pressed very often. Could look like they even slept in it... And some of them might have enjoyed a traditional bar fight every now and then. My guess would be that that also could put things out of shape.

Still I would wear that any time compared to what I've seen on the streets of Copenhage the last couple of years.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

I had seen these last year, I think the photography is fabulous. The suits as you might expect.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

The suits are everyday worn like we wear the jeans today. Probably most of them are RTW.

Edited by Der Zuschneider, 15 May 2013 - 03:23 AM.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

It's a gift!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

These are low-end criminals, of course they couldn't afford expensive tailoring. .


For comparison's sake (i.e. what these suits might have looked like if they hadn't been slept in, etc) here are contemporary photos of men on the other end of the social spectrum, and often the law (preponderence of judges & co.):

http://www.old-pictu...s-index-012.htm
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:09 PM

For comparison's sake (i.e. what these suits might have looked like if they hadn't been slept in, etc) here are contemporary photos of men on the other end of the social spectrum, and often the law (preponderence of judges & co.):

http://www.old-pictu...s-index-012.htm


interesting set of photographs

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Some high trouser tops.

The second link is certainly better.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

The second link is good tailoring at that time. Those wealthy people could choose a good tailor.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:33 AM

The stories are fascinating: the guy charged with indecent exposure who sports a weird haircut and smiles; the accused wife killer who turns out to be a woman passing as a man...

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:19 AM

Meant to track down this photo earlier,

Here's Buster Keaton in a 3-piece lounge suit with some very slanted jetted pockets and a lofty lapel roll. 

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