Ages ago in 2014, the blog Oxford Cloth Button Down shared a selection of calendar images by the Japanese artist Hiroshi Watatani, whose most recognized image in Tradsville is probably the one above. We used it here in our post on the Gucci loafer’s 60th anniversary.
In case you missed the calendar, here it is. It was made in 2012 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a retailer called Select Store Septis. But please don’t use it as a dress code: always let the weather be your guide. — CC
J. Press sent out a mailer today with the words “to the future” that aroused my curiosity. Word through the grapevine is that things have been changing among Onward Kashiyama management, and the company currently has a want ad running for someone to research international fashion trends. I asked Onward for comment last month, but was told they were too busy with holiday shopping. I hope they also plan on hiring a communications manager.
Happy 2015 and here’s to another great year of style and substance. — CC
Times Square, New Year’s Eve, 1964.
Research international fashion trends for J. Press. From job ad currently running in the New York Times.
(This post is not part of Cartoon Week.)
A reader tipped us off on this one. It’s amazing what you guys know. — CC
OK, it’s officially Cartoon Week. This one’s from 1938, three years into the swing era. The music is decidedly different from 1932’s “Freddy The Freshman.” — CC