In what might be our favorite series of photos to show off spring styles, Town & Country ventured out west to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West to capture looks that “infuse architectural minimalism with bohemian flair.” Check out the entire series in the latest issue, or you can just click here. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
J. Crew Catalog Murder Mystery
It ain’t exactly Agatha Christie, but Meghan O’Neill has figured out that all the models in the J. Crew catalogs that arrive at your house are actually solving murders while trying to sell you cable knit sweaters. J. Crew catalog murder mystery fan fiction? I think this might beat Your Carhartt Boyfriend.
1950’s Girl Gangs in “Edwardian Dress”
You may have read Ryan Chang’s social history of the Teddy Boy subculture that we published last September, but are you familiar with the Teddy Girls?
The Girl Least Likely To: A Social History of the Pompadour
I used to have really long hair–long enough that if it had lasted until Halloween, I could’ve passed for a young James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins. Long enough that it earned me a few cat calls from men who’d seen me from behind, regular instances of being referred to as “Miss.” I’d always wanted to wear a pompadour, and when I got tired of wrapping my head in a towel post-shower I went to Tomcat’s Barbershop in Greenpoint and […]
The Old Oxford: Real Men and Perfect Gentlemen
I constantly find myself looking at magazines, blogs and books that claim to be able to help the reader “Be a better man,” or pointing them to five or ten [insert whatever here] things every man needs to experience or own to truly be a man. I see books like Joel Stein’s Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity, which I assume was written as a joke, sadly I’m just too uninterested to look to find out. But then I see that nearly […]
Prada’s Gatsby Sketches
We were recently offered another glimpse of what the (hopefully) forthcoming Baz Luhrmann adaptation of The Great Gatsby will look like with these sketches of Prada’s dresses for the film. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
Proper English: The Teddy Boy Suit and Its Tiny Revolution
During the Second World War, British troopers fighting in the African Theatre were issued suede boots with thick, rubber crepe soles that kept them from sinking into the desert sand. After the war, young British GIs brought their boots to dance halls and night clubs, where they became “brothel creepers.” Militaristic shoe design vanished and was replaced with woven patterns around the toe, single and double monk strap closures, and a thinner platform of about 1.5”-2.5”, usually in black […]
Calvin Klein has a Posse: Taschen Collects Fashion Ads of the 20th Century
The latest chunk from your paycheck that will be going to Taschen might be Taschen 365, Day-by-Day, Fashion Ads of the 20th CenturyFashion Ads of the 20th Century Book A Look Inside. A photo for each day to remind you of what people were wearing from 1900-1999.