Here’s To A Tradly Year Ahead

Sat 3 Jan 2015 - Filed under: Historic Images — Christian
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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




To The Future

Thu 1 Jan 2015 - Filed under: 1990-present — Christian
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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



Fifty Years Ago Tonight: New Year’s Eve, 1964

Wed 31 Dec 2014 - Filed under: 1960s — Christian
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Times Square, New Year’s Eve, 1964.


Market Specialist

Tue 30 Dec 2014 - Filed under: 1990-present — Christian
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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.)


The Dover Boys At Pimento University, 1942

Mon 29 Dec 2014 - Filed under: Film — Christian
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A reader tipped us off on this one. It’s amazing what you guys know. — CC


Katnip Kollege, 1938

Sun 28 Dec 2014 - Filed under: Film — Christian
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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

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