Throwback Thursday

Parka Time | Throwback Thursday

throwbacksnowAnother great photo from our old workwear catalogs–this one’s from 1981 and was entirely shot in Alaska, it looks like. The scene here perfectly illustrates that you need a parka when it’s cold outside. And you’re outside. And you might be there for a while.

Not because you’re lost, though. Never that.

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workwear1980Is that Yeezy Season 1? Nah brah, that outfit is functional gear from our 1980 workwear catalog. Before workwear was on runways it was just…workwear. It did look great, though. Expect more images from our old workwear catalogs in this blogspace. They are 100% fire.

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–Andrew Matson

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In the 1970s & ’80s, Charles Hix provided gentlemanly style advice on the pages of GQ and in his best-selling books. Style, in his view, is as simple as “enlisting clothes to make the most of what nature has passed your way.” Because they’re timeless, we’re peppering Throwback Thursday posts with some of Hix’s greatest styling and grooming hits.

GREATESThixImage by Bruce Weber from Charles Hix’s Dressing Right

Every guy wants to be his own man–but style-wise, it’s intimidating to strike out on your own. Never fear. Seriously, never. For a guy who wrote the rule books on style, Hix seems to revel in the manly pursuit of throwing them away.

Shop: patterned shirts | jackets | ties

Brilliant Hix-isms this way…

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In the 1970s & ’80s, Charles Hix was the style go-to for a growing audience of aspiring American gentlemen. His gentlemanly wisdom was on the pages of GQ Magazine and in his best-selling books. Hix’s advice has aged exceptionally well–so we’re peppering Throwback Thursday posts with some of his greatest styling and grooming hits.

hixoutdoors1Images by Herb Ritts from Charles Hix’s Dressing Right

When fall turns to a deep freeze, it’s time for city folk to take a few wardrobe cues from our mountain-man brethren. Don’t worry if you don’t know one end of an axe from the other–Hix has you covered.

Shop: men’s flannel

Hit this hyperlink for the Hix

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Fall Bags | Throwback Thursday

1970sbagsThese guys from our 1978 fall catalog just completed a major business deal, landing their private jet in a secluded wooded area where they know they will not be detected.

Tomorrow they will go to several banks and make several deposits.

Tonight, they will sleep in a rustic cabin surrounded by 25 million dollars in unmarked bills. There will be a flash of sadness that the adventure is over. And then with a toast of Blanton’s single barrel, a resolving contentment to let it be what it was: one last job.

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In the 1970s & ’80s, Charles Hix was an American gentleman who offered holistic, 360-degree gentlemanly advice. You could read him in GQ Magazine and in best-selling books, which gained him a loyal and stylish audience. His advice has aged exceptionally well–and so we’re peppering Throwback Thursday posts with some of his greatest styling and grooming hits. 

hixshaving1Image by Bruce Weber from Charles Hix’s Looking Good

Shaving is shaving right? You pull a sharp thing across your face and then the hair is gone. But lo, there are ins and outs and all kinds of ways you can go wrong. Hix has tips and here they are.

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This way for the Hix…

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throwbacksweatshirtsshortsWe’re digging into our 1976 activewear catalog for fall outfit inspiration, and what do we see but that rare flower which blooms in fall and spring:

Hoodies and shorts.

Obviously this photo was taken in the gym. (Obviously.) But you don’t have to be working out to finesse this outfit. And you should, because it is great.

The sweatshirt + shorts team-up is for being out and about, a true transition ‘fit, an equal acknowledgement of warmth (the shorts) and cold (the sweatshirt)–and the fact of both temperatures coexisting (the wearing both at the same time).

Perfect for fall. For brunches. For strolls. And for doing pretzel hands with a special friend while leaning back like Fat Joe.

Shop: sweatshirts & sweaters | shorts

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throwback1976“I don’t want to sound immodest but we’re killing it.”

Did this duo from our 1976 activewear catalog stop at matching suits? No, they followed through with turtlenecks and accessories. Even the handlebar tape on homegirl’s bike matches their rainbow arm bands.

Because fall is about enjoying the transitional weather, for outdoor jaunts–and for aggressively coordinating your outfit with your partner.

Shop: activewear

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throwbackthursdaypatternedshirtThe styling of her scarf tucked into her belt is amazing. And yet how can you look at this image from our 1993 fall catalog and see anything other than the guy’s shirt with birds all over it?

Purple birds next to navy pants, the colors related but different, the simplicity of the pants next to the complexity of the shirt pattern. All great.

This fall, may your shirt be loud. May your pants be chill. And may you be lucky enough to be photographed with a beautiful woman who does interesting things with scarves.

Shop: graphic print button-downs

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It’s time for another scan from the vaults.

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