Tying together our latest posts on The Andover Shop with recent scans from ’70s-era Polo catalogs comes this charmingly hirsute set of images. Frequent comment-leaver “SE” recently posted a set of links — held in moderation so as to be revealed now — to pages from the 1969 Phillips Academy yearbook. The school is based in Andover, MA, where it is served by The Andover Shop.
SE made the canny remark that the candid shots look like inspiration for the art directors behind Ralph Lauren’s catalogs a few years later. I think he’s on to something. In the meantime, enjoy, and my did things get hairy fast. — CC