July 23, 2014
to-the-manner-born:

"The Glasgow invention of square-toed shoes was to enable the Glasgow man to get closer to the bar."
Jack House, aka Mr Glasgow (1906-1991), was a prominent and prolific Glasgow writer.
Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
from The Telegraph

to-the-manner-born:

"The Glasgow invention of square-toed shoes was to enable the Glasgow man to get closer to the bar."

Jack House, aka Mr Glasgow (1906-1991), was a prominent and prolific Glasgow writer.

Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

from The Telegraph

July 23, 2014

(Source: uvamagazine.org, via theivyleaguelook)

July 22, 2014
myblurredlines:

Engineered Garments S/S 2015 Collection

myblurredlines:

Engineered Garments S/S 2015 Collection

(via to-the-manner-born)

July 21, 2014

ethandesu:

Hong Kong「Triple Profile in The Armoury」
LEICA M [240]・Canon 50mm 0.95 TV Lens
by ethandesu

July 21, 2014
lnsee:

Night lights - all wearing Liverano - trunkshow 23 - 26 of July

lnsee:

Night lights - all wearing Liverano - trunkshow 23 - 26 of July

July 21, 2014
thetradrejection:

British Columbia, July, 1988

thetradrejection:

British Columbia, July, 1988

July 20, 2014
New best friends. Sayonara, calf pain! #flyknit #nikerunning

New best friends. Sayonara, calf pain! #flyknit #nikerunning

July 20, 2014
putthison:

How Clothes Can Affect the Ways People Treat You
NPR has an interesting story about how some African-Americans used turbans to deal with discrimination in the Jim Crow era. An excerpt:

Routté’s experiment began after he traveled to Mobile, Ala., in 1943 for a family engagement. He wasn’t happy with how he was treated.
"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place," he later told reporters. "And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed."
So he went back in 1947, with a plan.
Before he boarded the train to Alabama, he put on his spangled turban and velvet robes. When the train reached North Carolina during lunchtime, Routté walked over to the diner car where the only vacant seat was occupied by two white couples.
One of the men said, “Well, what have we got here?” to which Routté replied in his best Swedish accent (he had been the only black student at a Swedish Lutheran college in Illinois), “We have here an apostle of goodwill and love” — leaving them gaping.
And that confusion seemed to work for Routté on the rest of his trip. He dropped in on police officials, the chamber of commerce, merchants — and was treated like royalty.
At a fancy restaurant he asked the staff what would happen if a “Negro gentleman comes in here and sits down to eat.” The reply: “No negro would dare to come in here to eat.”
"I just stroked my chin and ordered my dessert," he said.
[…]
"He didn’t change his color. He just changed his costume, and they treated him like a human," says Luther Routté, who has been a Lutheran pastor for 25 years. It "shows you the kind of myopia that accompanies the whole premise of apartheid or segregation."
Through the “turban trick,” Routté basically transformed himself from a threat to a guest — black to invisible.

You can read the whole story here.

putthison:

How Clothes Can Affect the Ways People Treat You

NPR has an interesting story about how some African-Americans used turbans to deal with discrimination in the Jim Crow era. An excerpt:

Routté’s experiment began after he traveled to Mobile, Ala., in 1943 for a family engagement. He wasn’t happy with how he was treated.

"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place," he later told reporters. "And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed."

So he went back in 1947, with a plan.

Before he boarded the train to Alabama, he put on his spangled turban and velvet robes. When the train reached North Carolina during lunchtime, Routté walked over to the diner car where the only vacant seat was occupied by two white couples.

One of the men said, “Well, what have we got here?” to which Routté replied in his best Swedish accent (he had been the only black student at a Swedish Lutheran college in Illinois), “We have here an apostle of goodwill and love” — leaving them gaping.

And that confusion seemed to work for Routté on the rest of his trip. He dropped in on police officials, the chamber of commerce, merchants — and was treated like royalty.

At a fancy restaurant he asked the staff what would happen if a “Negro gentleman comes in here and sits down to eat.” The reply: “No negro would dare to come in here to eat.”

"I just stroked my chin and ordered my dessert," he said.

[…]

"He didn’t change his color. He just changed his costume, and they treated him like a human," says Luther Routté, who has been a Lutheran pastor for 25 years. It "shows you the kind of myopia that accompanies the whole premise of apartheid or segregation."

Through the “turban trick,” Routté basically transformed himself from a threat to a guest — black to invisible.

You can read the whole story here.

July 19, 2014
nprfreshair:

The Art of Dog-Earing: Yes, Terry Reads The Books

nprfreshair:

The Art of Dog-Earing: Yes, Terry Reads The Books

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July 19, 2014
voxsart:

Keeping It Simple In Denim And A Shetland Sweater.
Audrey Hepburn, 1967.

voxsart:

Keeping It Simple In Denim And A Shetland Sweater.

Audrey Hepburn, 1967.

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