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    ‘Finding a Style Identity’ at No Man Walks Alone

My latest post at No Man Walks Alone is up, a discussion of finding one’s style identity, with a focus on my own:

    ‘Finding a Style Identity’ at No Man Walks Alone

    My latest post at No Man Walks Alone is up, a discussion of finding one’s style identity, with a focus on my own:

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    FINDING A STYLE IDENTITY

    by Alan Cornett

    Finding your own style is about communicating through clothes what you want to project about yourself. We might think of Tom Wolfe’s white suits or Andy Warhol’s Brooks Brothers button downs and jeans as examples of iconic style identities, representing respectively Wolfe’s immaculate, clinical detachment from his subjects and Warhol’s insouciant delight in the visual library of the everyman. At the same time, a style identity ought to be about comfortable self-expression. We shouldn’t be dressing up for a part, playing someone we’re not.

    My own style identity developed in two great leaps forward.

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    Turnbull & Asser and the Prince of Wales Feathers

    Turnbull & Asser and the Prince of Wales Feathers

    TOMB_OF_THE_BLACK_PRINCE,_CANTERBURY_CATHEDRAL

    Dating from the fourteenth century and Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince, the royal symbol of three ostrich feathers endures today as the official badge of the Prince of Wales. The badge also in effect serves as a modern logo for venerable Jermyn Street shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser as a result of its role as royal warrant holder for Prince Charles.

    Black Prince EscutcheonEdward, Prince of Wales and heir to the…

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    #England  #Prince of Wales  #Shirts  #Turnbull & Asser 
    If You Could Only Have One Necktie: The Navy Grenadine

    If You Could Only Have One Necktie: The Navy Grenadine

    Grenadine Navy Talbott

    Versatility is a wardrobe virtue, particularly when you’re starting out, or perhaps are traveling. It’s also fun to play those games of “if you could only have one….” When it comes to deciding on the One Tie, I think one would be hard pressed to beat the navy grenadine for versatility and elegance. Black grenadine is often pointed to as a “One Tie”, but I find navy more pleasant and versatile.

    S…

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    I want a Han Solo done as Vanity Fair caricature print. Is that too much to ask?

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    #Star Wars  #Han Solo 
    That’s one way to capture hearts and minds. Vintage Chipp Tie

    That’s one way to capture hearts and minds. 
    Vintage Chipp Tie

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    #menswear  #Trad  #ties 
    Outerwear: The Rain Shell Raincoat

    Outerwear: The Rain Shell Raincoat

    Rain shell - Sanyo

    There are different ways to approach rainy weather. By far the best is simply to go to bed and take a nap. Alas, that’s seldom an option we have. Usually, rain or not, into the outside world we must venture. With the rain falling we need some sort of protection.

    Many of us have a raincoat or jacket, the most traditional option being the trench coat. Commonly these have zip or button-in liners…

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    #menswear  #outerwear 
    Bibliotheca: The $1.4 Million Bible & Craving Beauty

    Bibliotheca: The $1.4 Million Bible & Craving Beauty

    The reality is that consumers crave more than utility.
    They crave elegance—even beauty. ~Michael Hyatt

    How many niche Bibles have had a $1.4 million dollar budget? My guess is not many, and probably none, ever. But Adam Lewis Greene’s Bibliotheca Kickstarter clearly spoke to people as his initial goal of $37,000, to produce 500 sets, was dwarfed thirty-nine fold. 500 sets have turned into…

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    #Bible Design Blog  #Bibliotheca 
    'Vanity Fair Caricatures' at No Man Walks Alone

    ‘Vanity Fair Caricatures’ at No Man Walks Alone

    VF-The_Winning_Post

    Vanity Fair caricatures have been something of an obsession of mine for the past year and half. I gladly give credit to the urbane Maxminimus for introducing me to the vintage prints through his blog and now Tumblr, where he now usually resides. My meagre collection pales to his.

    I’ve written a brief introduction to Vanity Fair caricatures for No Man Walks Alone:

    Statesmen and scientists,…

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VANITY FAIR CARICATURES: AN INTRODUCTION
by Alan Cornett
Statesmen and scientists, ministers and musicians, authors and artists, there was hardly a human pursuit without a representative in the caricatures of the late Victorian political and society magazine Vanity Fair. From its founding by Thomas Gibson Bowles in January 1869 until its demise at the dawn of the Great War, Vanity Fair’s forty-five year run produced more than two thousand lithographic illustrations.
Although dozens of artists produced caricatures for Vanity Fair, two stand above the rest.
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    VANITY FAIR CARICATURES: AN INTRODUCTION

    by Alan Cornett

    Statesmen and scientists, ministers and musicians, authors and artists, there was hardly a human pursuit without a representative in the caricatures of the late Victorian political and society magazine Vanity Fair. From its founding by Thomas Gibson Bowles in January 1869 until its demise at the dawn of the Great War, Vanity Fair’s forty-five year run produced more than two thousand lithographic illustrations.

    Although dozens of artists produced caricatures for Vanity Fair, two stand above the rest.

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    My new post at No Man Walks Alone on a favorite topic.

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    Review: Does Lexington’s Tolly-Ho Make Kentucky’s Best Burger?

    Review: Does Lexington’s Tolly-Ho Make Kentucky’s Best Burger?

    Tolly Ho burger rings

    Founded in 1971, Lexington’s Tolly-Ho Restaurant has long been a burger and shake mecca for University of Kentucky students. I went there myself as a UK student a couple of decades ago back at the old location on the corner of Euclid and Limestone.

    Tolly-Ho recently received some great press when The Chive ranked the best burgers in each state, crowning Tolly-Ho as maker of Kentucky’s best…

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    #burgers 

    Rancourt Teaches Us to Tie the Perfect Shoe Bow

    The camp moc is a classic American shoe, and no one does hand made moccasin construction better than Maine’s…

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    The Return of Carlo Franco: The Seven-Fold Tie Maker Is Back →

    Today: My interview with Carlo Franco founder Jill Speck.

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    #menswear  #ties  #neckwear  #seven fold ties