(Repro.) Men's Vintage Collegiate Fashion/Benjamin Bixby Menswear

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by VintageBaroness, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    You don't know how glad I am to hear this. We're of like mind then... :D
     
  2. herringbonekid

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    i knew you were a fan by your signature-line. ;)
     
  3. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    As they say in Ireland: Good man yourself! ;)
     
  4. Nice jumper.

    I have too many vintage sweaters, but this is by far my favourite. By Spalding Bros, from the 20s or 30s, probably. It's too long, so I have to turn up the body hem.

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  5. Flat Foot Floey

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    Here is a cartoon from 1929. Diogenes disapproves of your flashy college fashion

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  6. Mario

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    Are we looking at some genuine Oxford bags here?
     
  7. Flat Foot Floey

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    The scan is from one of my Schneidermeister mags but the original cartoon appeared in an american publication. The article doesn't state more details [huh] It just makes fun of the silly americans I guess.
    Looks similar to the John Held Jr. illustrations of the 20s.
     
  8. LocktownDog

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    Nice. I like it. Now that winter is almost here, I see these sweaters with envy again.
     
  9. Chowderhouse

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  10. It's one of those weird things.

    Or it may have been sitting around in a store or high school stock room for all that time and then bought/issued. Or the style was still available.

    The Spalding label is a very old one, certainly.
     
  11. Metatron

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    Decadent capitalist fashion? Although there was much artistic creativity in pre-Stalinist insanity Russia.
     
  12. Mario

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    That's Sergei Eisenstein, right? I can't help but think that he looks a little like the slightly calmer brother of Jack Nance in Eraserhead... :eeek:
     
  13. flat-top

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    Or possibly Garfunkel

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  14. Mario

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    Well, yes, but...no. As far as I know the fellow is - even after all those years - still constantly high as a kite, which is to say that he would have considerable difficulties putting on that solemn look. Just look at that photo! ;)
     
  15. herringbonekid

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    some serious verisimilitude by RRL.
     
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  16. VintageBaroness

    VintageBaroness One of the Regulars

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    That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing those photos!
     
  17. VintageBaroness

    VintageBaroness One of the Regulars

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    :D This is fantastic!
     
  18. VintageBaroness

    VintageBaroness One of the Regulars

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    Ah, fantastic!!
     
  19. VintageBaroness

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    Now, this is the kind of collegiate style I longed to see around campus, both when I was a university student AND as a college instructor! Love it!
     
  20. Flat Foot Floey

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    The (orange) RRL cardigan itself looks cool but there is the brand name all over the patches. Deal breaker for me. :eusa_doh:
     

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