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Old May 23, 2011, 05:37 PM   #21
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Bright colors- because John knew full well that a little color always makes an outfit POP.
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Old May 23, 2011, 06:02 PM   #22
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^ I was looking for a photo of that red-orange suit of John's! Love it!!!

1965 Khaki Suit:


2011 Khaki Suit:


John knew how to tastefully mix his patterns...


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Old May 23, 2011, 06:28 PM   #23
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Rockin' blazers- unf, John had this down to an art.

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Apple Scruff, this thread is wonderful. And you have an eye.
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Old May 23, 2011, 06:39 PM   #25
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Thanks so much Colonel! Your name is really cool.
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Artists today have image consultants and a team of people making them look hip. Did the Beatles have an IC?
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Artists today have image consultants and a team of people making them look hip. Did the Beatles have an IC?
As far as I know, no. I mean, outside of the "uniform" they had to wear on stage and in press interview/photos in the early years. I believe Brian was mainly in charge of that look, though the haircuts were originated by Astrid. I think, once they started dressing as individuals, it was every man for himself.
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As far as I know, no. I mean, outside of the "uniform" they had to wear on stage and in press interview/photos in the early years. I believe Brian was mainly in charge of that look, though the haircuts were originated by Astrid. I think, once they started dressing as individuals, it was every man for himself.
One more reason I love the Beatles. They were artists.
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One more reason I love the Beatles. They were artists.
Completely!

Newsboy cap/Berets!!!- hey, John's iconic Beatles look can't be showcased without mention of his newsboy cap. And the beret is simply an extension of that. This look is totally unisex (as much of John's looks are). I have TONS of both.

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Completely!

Newsboy cap/Berets!!!- hey, John's iconic Beatles look can't be showcased without mention of his newsboy cap. And the beret is simply an extension of that. This look is totally unisex (as much of John's looks are). I have TONS of both....
Well this thread has really raised my awareness of John's amazing sense of fashion! I never really paid attention to his various styles/looks, but it's clear he was not just dressing differently for the sake of being different. He actually created looks that were really ahead of the time. His artwork extended itself into every facet of his life. Though I do feel intimidated by his fashion sense- I'm afraid I have succumbed to the bluejeans-blackconcertshirt-baseballcap-midwesthilljack-look quite some time ago It would take intensive fashion therapy to get to even half as hip as John was! (my girlfriend-an angel-has patiently tried to steer me in a more John-Lennon-hipster style, to no avail ;-)(but she is LOVING this board thanks to this thread!)
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^ Just post whatever look of John's inspired you the most. No need to worry about technicalities when it comes to this thread. Fashion is an art- subjective to a t.

Striped sweater wrap- killer look. I happen to have one myself, from Free People, and it's a total year-round look. I love that John could totally blend genders with his clothing choices.

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Is that Roy Scheider sitting w John in that photo?
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Is that Roy Scheider sitting w John in that photo?
It totally looks like him.
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 06:28 AM   #34
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I also love his afghan-jacket; I slightly remember having had a similar one in the mid-seventies
Awww, you and John had matching outfits! I'm sure your afghan-jacket would look lovely with your Snoopy socks...
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Woohoo! The New York Times declares John can still get it with men's fashion!

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/fa...iced.html?_r=2

SHADES OF JOHN LENNON OR A PROFESSOR



STILL defiantly hanging on to those aviator sunglasses? Well, you’re now on notice. This summer, the shape of shades has come full circle. Round sunglasses, by now a two-year-old trend for women, have finally been embraced by men.

“Very true, we’ve been seeing that a lot,” said Larry Davis, the manager of the modish Selima Optique shop in SoHo. “And it’s across the board. The young guys are more into the John Lennon-style glasses, and older guys are buying the more old-fashioned, professor-style ones. We even had a run on hot-pink ones after they were featured in Rolling Stone.”

From familiar favorites like Ray-Ban and Persol to indie upstarts like Moscot and Salt, round-framed sunglasses are this summer’s strongest new seller. Seizing the moment, Oliver Peoples, a Los Angeles-based brand that made its debut 25 years ago with a collection of vintage-inspired round frames, reissued three of the styles that helped turn the company into one of the 1980s’ notable brands.

As noted, round glasses usually accommodate one of two looks, 1960s peacenik or 1920s pencil-neck, depending on whether the arms join the frame at the side or the top, respectively. But either makes a refreshing departure from the various ’70s-style sunglasses that have been shielding hipster eyes from reality’s harsh glare for something like a decade now.

There is only one problem.

“The round shape is not that flattering to a face,” said Larry Leight, the founder and creative director of Oliver Peoples. “They’re a strong statement, and they look a lot better on people who can handle that shape. They work the best on a skinnier face.”

The hardest to wear, Mr. Leight said, are those with lenses that are perfectly round. They make the most cartoonish statement and are generally the least flattering to a face.

As Madeline Weeks, GQ’s fashion director, observed, “It’s a little affected.” For one thing, she said, the circle’s perfect geometry does not jibe with a face’s more organic shape. Second, the most natural-looking bridge between two circles is a short one; unless the frames are thick and large, a wide bridge looks awkward.

But on many faces, the short bridge sets the lenses close together and makes one’s head look like a balloon dangerously close to popping. Sure, it’s fine for Harry Potter, but he can cast a spell that makes people think he’s hot. The rest of us rely on the glasses to work the magic.

More forgiving shapes have a slight oval or teardrop shape. Perhaps the best is the faux circle known in the trade as the P3, a shape that looks like a circle but which is, in fact, slightly wider than it is high, and tapers slightly toward the bottom, mirroring the general shape of the face. Johnny Depp has long favored the P3 style, which softens his angular features and puts a gentlemanly spin on his generally disheveled appearance.

If that’s what you’re after, Ms. Weeks said, it’s worth doing a bit of footwork and trying on as many pairs as possible until you find the ones that best fit your face. But as a woman who knows what works for her, she’s not giving up her Ray-Ban aviators anytime soon.

They apparently look great on men with thinner faces though
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^ The definition of a classic... it just keeps coming back, getting refined a bit, but stays true to the original spirit. John's style was classic!

Did you know that English Laundry had a John Lennon shirt collection? I don't know when they started selling, but here's one of the shirts and a description of the collection:



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Christopher Wicks, owner and designer of English Laundry, was born a child of the sixties in Manchester, England. This long sleeve woven from the John Lennon Collection derives inspiration from the artwork and wardrobe of the late Beatles front man. The Yoko-approved designs include Beatles inspired embroidery, peace sign cuff snaps, and contrasting fabric inside the barrel cuffs and under the collar. The John Lennon collection has all the bells and whistles you are accustomed to with an emphasis on 60s plaids and stripes, as well as a more relaxed fit than the classic European cut by English Laundry.
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overstock had some eng. laundry shrits...don't know if still available.

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Woohoo! The New York Times declares John can still get it with men's fashion!

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/fa...iced.html?_r=2

SHADES OF JOHN LENNON OR A PROFESSOR



STILL defiantly hanging on to those aviator sunglasses? Well, you’re now on notice. This summer, the shape of shades has come full circle. Round sunglasses, by now a two-year-old trend for women, have finally been embraced by men.

“Very true, we’ve been seeing that a lot,” said Larry Davis, the manager of the modish Selima Optique shop in SoHo. “And it’s across the board. The young guys are more into the John Lennon-style glasses, and older guys are buying the more old-fashioned, professor-style ones. We even had a run on hot-pink ones after they were featured in Rolling Stone.”

From familiar favorites like Ray-Ban and Persol to indie upstarts like Moscot and Salt, round-framed sunglasses are this summer’s strongest new seller. Seizing the moment, Oliver Peoples, a Los Angeles-based brand that made its debut 25 years ago with a collection of vintage-inspired round frames, reissued three of the styles that helped turn the company into one of the 1980s’ notable brands.

As noted, round glasses usually accommodate one of two looks, 1960s peacenik or 1920s pencil-neck, depending on whether the arms join the frame at the side or the top, respectively. But either makes a refreshing departure from the various ’70s-style sunglasses that have been shielding hipster eyes from reality’s harsh glare for something like a decade now.

There is only one problem.

“The round shape is not that flattering to a face,” said Larry Leight, the founder and creative director of Oliver Peoples. “They’re a strong statement, and they look a lot better on people who can handle that shape. They work the best on a skinnier face.”

The hardest to wear, Mr. Leight said, are those with lenses that are perfectly round. They make the most cartoonish statement and are generally the least flattering to a face.

As Madeline Weeks, GQ’s fashion director, observed, “It’s a little affected.” For one thing, she said, the circle’s perfect geometry does not jibe with a face’s more organic shape. Second, the most natural-looking bridge between two circles is a short one; unless the frames are thick and large, a wide bridge looks awkward.

But on many faces, the short bridge sets the lenses close together and makes one’s head look like a balloon dangerously close to popping. Sure, it’s fine for Harry Potter, but he can cast a spell that makes people think he’s hot. The rest of us rely on the glasses to work the magic.

More forgiving shapes have a slight oval or teardrop shape. Perhaps the best is the faux circle known in the trade as the P3, a shape that looks like a circle but which is, in fact, slightly wider than it is high, and tapers slightly toward the bottom, mirroring the general shape of the face. Johnny Depp has long favored the P3 style, which softens his angular features and puts a gentlemanly spin on his generally disheveled appearance.

If that’s what you’re after, Ms. Weeks said, it’s worth doing a bit of footwork and trying on as many pairs as possible until you find the ones that best fit your face. But as a woman who knows what works for her, she’s not giving up her Ray-Ban aviators anytime soon.

They apparently look great on men with thinner faces though
wish i could find the frames on the lower left side... i dig those. but i just got a pair of oval silver wire rim filled ...though eyemasters is having a get 2 pr. for 99$ up the rd.

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Wire rimmed sounds all kinds of vintage cool! I approve!!
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it's about all i wear though...wire frames since about 85, and that's the last time i shaved off my beard too. i try and keep it trimmed though sometimes.....

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