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“MR. STYLE- Fred Astaire” - 2 Comments

  1. Oh man, i loved the way fred dressed. the only man in hollywood who matched his tailoring and taste was cary grant. inspired by him, i’ve tried the tie as belt look a few times, which left most folks scratching their heads, but on him it was always sheer elegance. this post also leaves me yearning for pleats to return (I know, i know, i’m likely a majority of one in that).

    okay, a fun notation here: Look closely at Fred’s right hand, reflected back in the mirror of the very last photo above. you’ll see that he is tucking in his two middle fingers. Next time you watch him in one of his films, you’ll see that he does this in all his dance routines. Fred felt his hands were massive against his frame, and he was so sensitive to his aesthetic that he learned to keep those fingers tucked in on both hands, performing most of his routine exactly as you see captured in this photo.

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  2. the fred astaire handbook….everyone should have one !

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