There’s something really great about the fun and easy attitude displayed in these pics from 1953-54.
A best of guys from days gone by, stylin’ summer formal looks with a very classic “go to hell” prepster vibe– as in, if you don’t like it GO TO HELL. This look may have been part of trad conformity back then, but there is an air of rebellion and individuality, looking at it with today’s eyes, that makes it very appealing.
I’ve always sort of snickered and the short & jacket look, but in this context I’m almost tempted to follow suit. Almost.
Pabst Blue Ribbon, baby.