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Monday, 21 November 2011

High Waisted Trousers

Man eating an apple

My latest series at the Yahoo! Group (see sidebar) is a fairly old work and features fashions from the 70's such as the sort of trousers shown here. I stumbled across this picture just a few days ago. I don't know the vintage but it shows an exceedingly high waist line which accentuates this man's trim midsection. It's a style somewhat reminiscent of Navy trousers though this outfit puts me in mind of fairground workers for some reason. It's also a striking example of the ability of the humble shirt to showcase muscular arms which would look far less impressive in a topless shot.

Addendum Dec 2011: My readers have identified this model as Steeve Reeves, no less, auditioning for 'Lil Abner. More at Born Again Redneck


Anonymous said...

That is a theatrical costume for the lead character from the 1950s-era musical "Lil' Abner," based on the comic strip.

Anonymous said...

This is a theatrical still of Steve Reeves in the title role for the Broadway run. Although his height is obscured by the pose, the figure is over six feet tall. The style of pants mimics the comic strip details from the Lit'l Abner series that circulated weekly throughout most of the U.S. when daily printed newspapers were the norm.