January 20, 2018 § Leave a comment
Black And White 1950’s Styled Jacket.
February 1, 2015 § Leave a comment
Black and white jacket reminiscent of ones worn in the 1950’s
The History of Coats and Jackets from the 1950’s.
Charles James Coat, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
September 12, 2014 § 2 Comments
straphangers – 1952
July 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
July 14, 2014 § 3 Comments
This summer the trend seems to be stripes, and in this post I pay homage to Bill Cunningham. I found trying to snap pictures of New Yorkers, who always seem to be in a hurry – not easy. The fact that he’s still doing this in his 80s on a bicycle is truly amazing.
July 13, 2014 § 2 Comments
Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Florida there wasn’t whole lot of surfing going on. We still had a surf shop though and lived by the beach, so spent most of our time in flip flops or zoris, which is what my dad called them. I remember when Surfing Thongs became popular. There wasn’t anything that had that cushiony feel when you walked. They were light, but thick. I loved them. Now that summer’s here and we’re getting ready to make our annual exodus from the city to visit Grandma in Florida I find myself reminiscing about the first time I tried a pair on. How unusual they seemed from the regular flip flops we would buy at the five & dime store near the beach. No wonder now my favorite summer shoe is Ginger by Reef.
I. Miller Shoes
March 16, 2014 § 14 Comments
In 1952 my grandfather Ben Benjamin became the General Manager for the I. Miller Shoe Company.
I. Miller – A Little Jewel Box of a Shoe Store, New York Times Feb. 10th, 2008
Follow up to the 2008 New York Times article: At Restored Landmark in Times Square, Mixing ‘Brash and Beautiful’
Andy Warhol found early success as a commercial artist and was hired by I. Miller as their chief illustrator in the 1950’s.