Yesterday was the birthday of John F. Kennedy. Here are a few pictures of him while a student at Choate, submitted by a reader a couple of birthdays ago.
Above Kennedy is pictured in buttondown collar, which he would abandon during his presidential election — the first to reach a mass audience via television — for being “too Ivy League.”
The shot below is from the year 1934 and features Kennedy looking very prep/collegiate with polo coat and what appear to be well worn white bucks:
Flannels, sweater and odd jacket (possibly tweed), all of which derive from sporting activities. This is an outfit for being in the country, not running it:
Finally, that whole touch-football thing? A lifelong pursuit apparently. Note Converse All Stars, which were introduced in 1917. — CC