seventies

backpacker magazine

i wrote a post about backpacker magazine covers from the seventies back in 2009, but unfortunately lost it to the gods of unreliable image hosting. so i thought i’d remind you that you can actually browse back issues of backpacker magazine on google books (from 1973-now)

i have spent an unhealthy amount of time ogling backpackers wearing woolrich & sporting glorious moustaches

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1970’s

what i love most about these photos is that for all you know they could have been taken today, until you look a little bit closer and notice tiny details that are truly seventies. they are from the collection of lisa ann wilson, “unearthed never-before-seen box of photos taken of / by my mother in the early 70s”

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gucci’s corduroy

did all the designers of the world flip a switch of some magical machine that travels across the ocean and reads my brain waves? because they’re hitting all the right notes for the new collections. i mean, i don’t even like gucci… usually. these are three looks from their pre-fall 2011 collection that i love. that green get-up is amazing  – except for the bag. still can’t get the bags right, gucci.

images courtesy of style.com

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john olson

john olson was hired by life in 1968 at the age of 21, making him the youngest staff photographer at the magazine. before that he went to vietnam at the age of only 19 and won the robert capa gold medal for his coverage of the battle of hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the war. you may recognise his photographs of rock stars and their parents.

all images courtesy of life mag

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dudes on bikes

i totally fall for the stereotype of a certain type of man on a motorbike (and i’m talking a certain kind of motorbike, too) denim, leather, boots, scruffy facial hair –  i mean really. badass.

all images courtesy of the always wonderful the selvedge yard. if you wish to peruse more motorbikes and the cool dudes who ride them, and other awesome vintage stories & imagery – do pay it a visit.

oh, this pic isn’t from TSY – but i had to include it, as it was the only good part of that shitty movie and made me go ooooooh for brad like i was 12 years old again.

i would also like to petition that don draper appears on a motorbike at some point in mad men season 5. yes?

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