June 15, 2014
Style Icon: Under The Influence Of Our Dads
You may have noticed that the Ladies' posts fall on Sundays here at TS, and without fail, so do two of the most important holidays: Mother's Day and Father's Day. Note to self: you're in trouble if you forget! So it appears the Taylor Stitch Ladies team gets the good fortune of remembering these crucial moments.
But heaven forbid it should interfere with our regularly scheduled program. As good luck would have it, we had one of our "Style Icon" posts already on the books, so it only made sense that we acknowledge some of those very stylish fathers who have paved the way. With plenty of cool looks, charisma, and skills- their style runs deep through their work, and their legacies.
We'd like to personally commend the following:
Dennis Hopper for his gritty black and white depictions of the 60's LA art scene.
Bill Cosby for his "cuss free" comedy and colorful sweaters.
Pablo Picasso for his stripes, his extreme prolificness and his espadrilles.
Sammy Davis Jr. for laughing and high kicking his way through innumerable adversities to an unprecedented career, never losing his sense of humor.
John Lennon for his incomparable peace, wit and creativity.
Humphrey Bogart on bogarting Bacall and being an equivalent match for her gruff voice and smoldering personality.
Steve McQueen for being the "King of Cool" without ever trying.
And JFK....New England good looks, crewneck sweaters, penny loafers and enough photos of him on the water to keep us forever lusting for Cape Cod summers.