‘Um Homem na Cidade’ showcases Andrew’s photography and personal style with his global audience. A menswear evoking a particular retrospective style, best described as 1950s, vintage, Americana and Rockabilly, that denotes the mid-twentieth century, the Atomic Age, its characteristics, aesthetics and as best as possible, the authenticity of those times. A penchant for the 1950s, the iconic lines and shapes are styled and worn by Andrew from purchased 1950s reproductions and modern menswear that evokes the era. Featured is menswear that would have existed in the 1950s or clothing of a very similar form. All items featured are respected and treated as material culture, allowing the clothing to be fully appreciated and understood. Rawhide, tanning, leather, cotton yarns, indigo dye, denim, etc. All summon imagery of the Old West, workwear, vintage motor vehicles, the desert roadside gas station, quintessential Americana. Cultural significances, representing and symbolically intrinsic to the clothing’s conception and original, utilitarian function, as well in opposition, clothing designed to be visually pleasing and fashionable. All items are purchased from independent retro brands, whose designs are reproduced from vintage patterns and sometimes use deadstock vintage fabrics. Other items are acquired from today’s high street and designer fashion brands, to achieve a digital recording and archive of a modern interpretation of the 1950s, with all the difficulties of being truly authentic to the era, due to the shortage and expense of good quality 1950s menswear available. Nonetheless, this project endeavours to display Andrew’s best work and style at the time published, for a collectivised prosperity. 1950s menswear, documented and archived, a resource for vintage enthusiasts, costume designers, fashion students or anyone interested in menswear, circa 1950s.
Research is conducted utilising the internet, films, TV show clips, documentaries, 1950s clothing catalogues and menswear fashion books. Below are some examples, but it is by no means a full extensive bibliography, that this website uses for cultivating looks.
Leverton, A., 2015. Denim Dudes: Street Style, Vintage, Workwear, Obsession. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
Rebel Without a Cause, 1955. [Film] Directed by Nicholas Ray. USA: Warner Bros.
Shih, J., 1997. Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1950s. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Sims, J., 2016. Icons of Men’s Style. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
Skinner, T., 2002. Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Mid 1950s. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Smith, D., 1998. Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Early 1950s. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Stock, D. and Hyams, J., 2015. Dennis Stock: James Dean. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
Tanaka, R., 2006. My Freedamn! 5. Featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll Fashions: Part 1. Tokyo: Ten Print-Directors & Associates.
Tanaka, R., 2007. My Freedamn! 6. Featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll Fashions: Part 2. Tokyo: Ten Print-Directors & Associates.
The Wild One, 1953. [Film] Directed by Laszlo Benedek. USA: Stanley Kramer Productions.
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> This project does not generate any income and operates independently solely due to a penchant for 1950s menswear and its respective culture. This website is not tied or restrained by brands nor advertisers, so is free to focus on quality rather than quantity. Therefore, this website will not be updated often due to a concentration and research on future content, and Andrew’s other commitments.
> Privacy is respected. Personal email address’ used when commenting on the website are never exploited or stored for the purpose of malicious activity.
> Advertisements, repetitive or abusive comments will not be tolerated, and will not be approved to appear on the website during the comment moderation process. Furthermore, multiple comments from the same email address on a post will not be accepted to appear on the website, and the commenter’s best reply will be selected, with the other one being deleted.
> This website can be used as a source of reference as long as this website is referred back to and not sourced for commercial purposes without approval. This however, does not permit plagiarism or credit for any work contained on this website. All content featured on this website is the property and ownership of Andrew Nunes. All rights are reserved.
> The depiction of the use of cigarettes and smoking featured on this website are used for aesthetic purposes only to adhere to the era of the 1950s and do not in any way promote or endorse the use of cigarettes or the tobacco industry.