Saturday, June 13, 2009

Got it at the Gatsby...

We all read the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in high school right? (if you didn't read it now) Well in New York every year on Governor's Island you get a little taste of the time at The Roaring '20s Dance and Hot Jazz Picnic with jazz, flappers, and lessons on how to do the Peabody and Charleston, here are some pics from the Sartorialist.

While I absolutely love the style of the 20's and 30's, the thing I most admire is peoples sense of tact, and decorum. Knowing what was appropriate for the time and situation and dealing with it accordingly. Even gangsters had manners.

"I've been everywhere and seen everything and done everything…Sophisticated - God, I'm sophisticated." -The Great Gatsby

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