Style Inspiration: John F. Kennedy

On May 29, 2013, in Classics, by Ryan & Ben

Image: National Archives

In honor of what would have been his 96th birthday, today we are celebrating someone that we’ve drawn inspiration from for quite some time; John F. Kennedy.  Though he has been gone for nearly fifty years, JFK remains a style icon with his classic preppy appeal, and we have a feeling we’ll be saying the same thing fifty years from now.  We are big fans of the photos of Kennedy aboard Manitou, but two of our favorite summer looks are inspired by shots of JFK firmly planted on terra firma.

Look 1 (Above): This photo was taken after the President wrapped up a round of golf in Hyannisport, Mass.  As history tells it, Kennedy had the round taped (the tapes are now online) and was going to have Arnold Palmer critique him after returning from a trip to Dallas.  The look is a summer staple up and down the East Coast and one that we will be sporting frequently over the next few months.  Of course, there are a ton of Nantucket Reds inspired pants out there, but we’re going with the originals from Murrays.  For the shirt, we’re keeping it logo free and sporting the Deep Sea polo from KP Maclane.

Look 2 (Below):  In a word this look is timeless.  As much as we love to push the limits with colors and patterns there is something to be said about a pair of khaki shorts and an untucked OCBD.  Of course, you’ll still get bonus points if you have the guts to bring out the fifth button monogram.  For this look, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Vineyard Vines Club Shorts and a classic Brooks Brothers OCBD.

Image: Google Image Search


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