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  • putthison:

    Fashion of the 1930s at the FIT Museum

    Curator G. Bruce Boyer says that modern fashion began in the 1930s. His new exhibit, at the FIT Museum in New York, is “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s.” Director Ben Harrison talked with Boyer at the posh opening party for the exhibit, and the curator drew the line between the Victorian and Edwardian fashions that still prevailed through the 1920s, and the strikingly contemporary styles of just a decade later.

    The exhibit features vintage examples, ranging from evening clothes to trench coats to Fred Astaire’s shoes. In the early 30s, America was tightening its belt, but contemporary style was just getting started.

    The exhibition runs through April 19th at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

    (via laboreethonore)

  • classicalsketchbook:

    Detail from The Chariot Race, by Alexander von Wagner, c. 1882

    (via last-of-the-romans)

  • archaicwonder:

    Temple of Apollo, Side, Turkey

    Strabo and Arrian both record that Side was founded by Greek settlers from Cyme in Aeolis, a region of western Anatolia. This most likely occurred in the 7th century BC. Possessing a good harbour for small-craft boats, Side’s natural geography made it one of the most important places in Pamphylia and one of the most important trade centers in the region.

    Alexander the Great occupied Side without a struggle in 333 BC. He left only a single garrison behind to occupy the city. This occupation, in turn, introduced the people of Side to Hellenistic culture, which flourished from the 4th to the 1st century BC.

    After Alexander’s death, Side fell under the control of one of Alexander’s generals, Ptolemy I Soter, who declared himself king of Egypt in 305 BC. The Ptolemaic dynasty controlled Side until it was captured by the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC. Despite these occupations, Side managed to preserve some autonomy while prospering.

    Side is on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country. It lies near Manavgat and the village of Selimiye, in the province of Antalya.

    More about ancient Side…

    (via last-of-the-romans)

  • doyoulikevintage:

    1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

    Dream Machine!

  • #TBT to when the weather matched the time of year, and wasn’t creeping into fall.

    G&H, RL, Magnanni.

  • voxsart:

    A Simply Arched Tie.

    Jimmy Stewart, 1934.

    (via vestisferrea)

  • "You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it." - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    One of my favorite films.

    (Source: mashamorevna, via laboreethonore)

  • last-of-the-romans:

    Details from Vercingetorix by Lionel-Noel Royer 

  • khakiscarmel:

    Founded in 1777 in a humble wooden house in Worcester, England where John Dent began his career as a master glove maker. The fit on Dents gloves come from two separate processes where the lining and the outer leather shell actually manufactured separately.

    To make a pair of gloves, it takes at least four hours per pair with 32 individual operations to cut, stretch and sew. Leather is cut by hand and lining knitted. The glove it entirely hand-sewn by needle and thread. 

    One of the hardest and most expensive parts to stitch is the “quirk” of the glove: a diamond-shaped piece sewn into the base of the finger area and must be sewn with a magnifying glass and held in place using tweezers. Quirks allow for greater range of movement and take stress off glove seams. 

    We’re excited to carry Dents gloves here at Khaki’s of Carmel in calfskin and deerskin, all cashmere lined.

  • Gaius Julius and the Fall of the Roman Republic

    After the death of Marcus Crassus in 53 B.C., Pompey and Caesar were in open conflict. While Caesar, as proconsul in Gaul, was adding to his political stature with military success, Pompey was consolidating power in Rome. In 49 B.C. Pompey the Great made a decisive move: he persuaded the Senate to order Caesar to disband his army. Instead Caesar crossed the Rubicon, the southern limit of his military command.  

    They still loved Pompey in Egypt

    With his Army and most of the Senate, Pompey withdrew to Greece. From there he planned to mount a campaign against Caesar, using control of his fleet to envelop Italy, But Caesar moved first. He attacked Pompey’s adherents in Spain, and then in Greece, routing Pompey at Pharsalus in 48 B.C. Again Pompey fled, but this time to a place where he would be safe. For he was still Pompey the Great in Egypt.   

    The First Man in Rome

    So Caesar returned to Rome more secure in his power than any Roman every had been before. In defeating Pompey, whose support came from the Senate,  Caesar had surpassed the Senate’s authority and became sole ruler of Rome. On the whole he used his powers well. He pardoned many of his enemies, including Cicero, and reinstated them in the government. He worked out the mechanics for a stronger more efficient administrative system, undertook extensive colonization projects, provided work for the poor, and tightened the laws against crime and usury. He planned a vast highway across Italy and gave Rome and Western Civilization, the Julian calendar. 

    The Ides have come, but they have not gone

    Despite these good works and acts of clemency, many Romans were filled with foreboding. It was clear Caesar meant to make his rule absolute, and a conspiracy formed. On the Ides of March, 44 B.C., Caesar was murdered in the Senate by the conspirators. 

    From Republic to Empire

    After Caesar’s death, Rome lived through the turmoil of another struggle for power. This time the combatants were the Senate and two of Caesar’s heirs: Mark Antony and this mysterious boy, Octavian. 

    (Source: last-of-the-romans, via last-of-the-romans)