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Bringing the Past Back to Life! Behind the Scenes THE GREAT GATSBY & BROOKS BROTHERS

Lets Party! (Gatsby Style)

Brooks Brothers is offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming film remake of the classic 1920’s novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

While the 1974 version is iconic in its own right, but Baz Luhrmann’s revamped hyper saturated glittered tour-de-force looks to reimagine the classic tale of lost love and the unrelenting politics of class – it’s a story that manages to continually mirror our own society into 2013.

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In fact, the remake has been a long time coming, and its great to see such attention to detail brought by legendary and award-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin, who seems to have pulled out all the stops to bring a fresh and accurate portrayal of 1920s Gatsby glamour.

For the film, Martin was lucky enough to get a chance to muse through the historical archives at Brooks Brothers (F. Scott Fitzgerald’s  personal favourite place to shop for clothes) to achieve the greatest amount of period accuracy and detail. The result is a much-needed revival of classic American style.

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From the dandy that is Gatsby, to the more humble narrator Nick; each character is rich with their own personality, and is bound to inspire countless cults of must-havers!

The most intriguing detail, by far, has to be the skull and bone lining added to the blazers of Tom Buchanan (played by Joel Edgerton) for the film to play off of the character’s privileged Yale roots. . . . Secret society details for days, my dear! Secret society details for days . . .

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I waited, and sure enough, in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged.

– Quote, ” The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Back in 1974, fashion definitely had a 1920s revival of sorts, and there’s no doubt in my mind that this film is going to take the fashion world by storm again. After all, the vintage-style has been growing stronger and stronger for years now, heading more towards that dandy style that Gatsby epitomizes, and in the world of womenswear, Deco-styles, metallics, sequins, fur, and all-out luxury have been for years on the map. They had it in the cards all along it seems.

Brooks Brothers has prepared an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes look with Catherine Martin who talks of their unique involvement with the film, as well as a bit about the characters she created, so please check it out below!

Enjoy this sumptuous feast for the eyes, and come back soon for more Gatsby indulgences!

The film is set to release May 10, so mark your calendars!

2013 has been a great year for vintage styles, so lets keep ’em coming, Universe . . .

Until next time,

{theEye}

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E.O.F. Snapshot fo the Day {December 28, 2012}

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{The Wild Boys! circa. 1940s – Classic Men’s Styles & Fashions}

Friends, Fans, & Followers – We hope the Holidays have been treating you as good as they have been treating us here!

Lots of overdue time for friends, family, and FASHION!!!!

Check out the {SHOP} for new deals for the New Year!

Let’s catch up soon, then . . .

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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The Eye of Faith Presents ++The Boss of the Plains ++ {True Stetson-Loving Wisdom}

The Eye of Faith pays tribute to the Stetson – “The Boss of the Plains”. So domineering in it’s stature and presence, there is no way to go by unnoticed in one of these finely crafted  bad boys. A creation that can truly elevate oneself beyond the everyday is a hat, and having the best never hurts. Domat Omnia Virtus. That’s what they say, after all.

If you are a fan of our photos on LOOKBOOK, you’ll definitely remember this look. We called it “A Night at the Improv” in honor of the shirt, but you definitely have to admit the vintage Stetson adds that ultimate something!

Check out these vintage Stetson ad campaigns from the 1950s we found over at Mister Crew. This is the ultimate in timeless and classic menswear. Most of the outfits you can imagine looking superb to this day!

It’s always fun to shake it up a little, but whether you’re looking for something “classic” or something a little more untamed, there’s no denying the power of those subtle details that really finish an entire look. It’s those little touches, such as the Stetson, that really help pull a look together. And really, it’s more than just a look – it’s the ability to harness your own powers over people’s perceptions. Now, that’s pretty wicked {excuse the pun}.

These are the things, we are often missing in our day-to-day. So, we encourage you to go forth and show the world what you got. Be the Big Boss. Fool the world!

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{Excellence masters all things…}

There is only one brand of Stetson out there,  that is something you can’t fool anyone about. It’s these little pieces of history that really make us feel like life truly is something special!

Make sure you CHECK US OUT on LOOKBOOK, where you can see some of our looks with many more to come…

Until next time,

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Modern Mystery Men: Voyage to Voynich {Vintage Style Inspiration 2013}

The strange, wonderful, and perplex. The Voynich Manuscripts . . . the World’s most wildly weird book. Full of strange diagrams and cryptic text, many generations have passed and still no one has been able to make anything of it.

The book is hidden deep away in Yale’s Rare Book Collection making it kind of hard for eager schoolboys to study all of its mysteries . . .The word ‘mystery’, strangely enough comes from the Greek mustrion meaning ‘secret rite’ [from musts, an initiate, from mein, to close the eyes, initiate.]

The mystery would gather together at sacred times in sacred places performing rituals, celebrations, and rites of passage. These sacred ceremonies were held to ensure certain higher knowledge is passed on to the initiate who is chosen under certain circumstances (possessing special intellectual or spiritual prowess, or defining periods in one’s life eg. marriage)

Not to presuppose of course, we all remember Yale is home to one of the World’s most infamous ‘mysteries’ of them all; the notorious ‘Skull and Bones’ society. The notorious fraternity traces its roots to 1832 as ‘The Order of the Skull and Bones”, and includes such influential names as Rockefeller, Tate, Pillsbury, and Bush.

The group operates in secrecy, much as their ancient mystery counterparts, holding their rituals in a building known as ‘The Tomb’. The lost boys were said to possess the last remains of Geronimo. Sounds like a bunch of hocus pocus from an Indiana Jones movie, reads like one too.

Over the years the boys have gotten tied up in strings of allegations and scandals that range from sexual abuse, torture, and Satan worshipping! Not to mention the associations with the Illuminati . . . Seems to me like someone needs to do their homework.

“I don’t mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it’s got my name on it.”

                                              -Debbie Harry

What do you say? Is it all too convenient the World’s weirdest manuscript has landed in the same turf? Maybe they know something we don’t about this strange codex, its weirdly wonderful drawings, and the wisdom that it may entail. Perhaps it provides them with the ingredients to perform the rituals of their predecessors, or maybe they simply see it the same way we do, and this obscure Renaissance relic will continue to be at loss to modern man, and appear as a precarious dot in the framework of history.

I’ll give it to the boys, they have always been doing it in style. Exploring the delicate and strange beauty of the Voynich Manuscripts is a true wonder, and I’d study up now before they do.

The manuscript is available online courtesy of the Beincecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Looks to us like everyone’s bathing . . .

 

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E.O.F. Approved: Vintage Mens 1940s/1950s Tiger Sweater

Anyone who thinks vintage shopping is all drab and dust has got it all wrong. Case in point, this handsome 1940s/1950s era ‘Bud Berma’ Sweater with Tiger!

‘Bud Berma’ is one of the original purveyors of menswear in America, and while I’ve mostly seen your typical flannel checks from the brand, this is definitely one rare and unique catch! We’re always on the hunt, like vintage fashion predators, looking for the coolest finds.

Be the one on the prowl! Love the emerald green tiger everywhere, and definitely love those Varsity stripes. This is Academic style with an edge. You could take your look anywhere with this one: clean cut, grunge, rockabilly, punk, or preppy- it’s all up to you how you’re feeling. Definitely something fun to accessorize too. You’ll be turning heads, for sure!

This super cool find is currently up for grabs, but don’t take too long, there seems to be a lot of interest! Click here for it to be yours.

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