A Summer Place: Newport

“Summer’s almost over,” Gatsby says in Fitzgerald’s novel. “It’s sad, isn’t it? Makes you want to — I don’t know — reach out and hold it back.”

These Life magazine images of Newport, Rhode Island date from 1962. Below, a fine outfit combining club-collar, rep tie and plaid jacket:

Another plaid jacket:

President Kennedy pays a visit:

Nautical but nice:

4 Comments on "A Summer Place: Newport"

  1. Jason E. Bruzdzinski | September 5, 2009 at 7:48 pm |

    Kennedy’s suit is ill fitted by any standard.

  2. It’s a blazer, and probably distorted by his penchant for buttoning the bottom button.

  3. Anyone know the correct name for that USN cagoule in the top pic?

  4. FrontPorchLife | April 27, 2017 at 10:35 am |

    The guy standing next to Kennedy looks a lot like Joe Biden.

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