Standing Athwart History

Shot taken presumably in the ’80s, with the caption indicating that the men had hardly changed their attire since they were students at Harvard circa 1960.

Of course, it’s possible then went all shaggy in the ’70s and then returned to their roots during the preppy ’80s. From the book “A Privileged Life.” — CC

11 Comments on "Standing Athwart History"

  1. Mitchell S. | December 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm |

    They all look like the have the Harvard haircut.

  2. Guffaws inspired by a sudden-and-fierce breaking of wind. Front row, third from right. bowtie.

    “Sorry ’bout that, fellas. Damned lamb chops.”

  3. Upper left:
    “Good God, Dudley. Sounded like a damned freight train.”

  4. That’s the Princeton haircut, not the Harvard.

  5. Henry Contestwinner | December 5, 2017 at 1:42 am |

    The jacket worn by the man standing at the far right (viewer’s perspective) looks like the jacket in the top picture here:

    http://www.ivy-style.com/harvard-vs-princeton-the-haircut-showdown.html

  6. There looks to be an equal ratio of bow ties to regular ties, something rare in candid photos.

  7. Charlottesville | December 5, 2017 at 1:12 pm |

    S.E. — I am sure you are correct. Reminds me of the Maxfield Parrish mural at the St. Regis. http://www.stregisnewyork.com/king-cole-bar

  8. These guys are losers by today’s standards. None of their trousers are low rise, tight and their jackets aren’t tight and short. How could they ever show off their junk and the crack of their asses? 😉

  9. Marc Chevalier | December 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm |

    I’m very willing to bet that this photo was taken in the late ‘50s or early ‘60s.

  10. Marc Chevalier | December 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm |

    …in fact, the photo’s own caption seems to indicate that the picture itself, not the year of graduation, is circa 1960.

  11. Henry Contestwinner | December 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm |

    Hmm. That’s not what I saw. It says, “…wearing the same jaunty classics for their annual gathering as they did when they were students at Harvard, ca. 1960.”

    I take this as meaning they were students around 1960, not that the picture was taken then.

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