• East Coasting


    President John F. Kennedy aboard the US Coast Guard yacht Manitou off the coast of Maine. Casual Ivy style at its best.

    Jan 20, 2011 | Permalink (20) Total Comments

    Preplee left a comment on 1/25/2011 at 12:34 PM:

    “It doesn’t matter what you do in life, just as long as you appear good.” Joseph Kennedy
    That quote resonates with me when I think of the Kennedy’s. It has never been so befitting when looked at “Jack.” Here in nautical apparel, he makes it look so easy, even though the details of navy socks, and Persol sunglasses could easily be overlooked. PrepLee (preplee.com) salutes “Mr. President” (a la Marlyin Monroe).

    les kimmel left a comment on 1/24/2011 at 10:20 PM:

    Thank you for this picture that so reminds me of my youth and great times in Hyannis back in the 60’s!A man of true style who made it look so easy!

    nick left a comment on 1/23/2011 at 9:51 AM:

    it’s a cigar

    khordkutta left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 9:02 PM:

    I think the real question that needs to be asked here, unless it is an optical illusion, what is in his right hand?

    rSl left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 4:08 PM:

    total stud.

    Andy M. left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 9:36 AM:

    This is one of my favorite pictures of all time from one of my favorite series of pictures of all time.  Thanks for posting.

    FEC - Any idea if it’s possible to get a print of this and if so where?

    Kris left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 12:43 AM:

    Love it! JFK was so effortless in his style.

    Trailer Trad left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 9:01 PM:

    That’s what THIS is all about.

    AEV left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 8:38 PM:

    Great pic….and a welcome contrast to yesterday.

    toad left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 2:01 PM:

    today is the 50th anniversary of his inauguration

    Glenn Kimmell left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 1:57 PM:

    Long live Camelot!

    patgig left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 1:15 PM:

    A man of his time, unlike elites of today Kennedy knew people from the working class, his Navy buddies. Love the cigar,the scolds today would not like it.

    Matt P left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 12:54 PM:

    One of my favorite style pictures of all time.

    Tom Bosché left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 12:43 PM:

    Great contrast from yesterday’s post, Frederick.  What happened to this look among students over the years?  Seems so simple, so versatile, so economical, although maybe so boring to some?  Would love to see this more often on campuses - the best!

    dan left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 12:07 PM:

    A great shot.  The one with him and Lawford in this same serious is a favorite of mine as well.  Lawford loved it because it looked like President Kennedy was taking his advice!  Say what you want about their morals and character flaws, but history isn’t written by perfect men.  Yes, it would have been impossible for me like them to exist in today’s political climate.  However, what the Kennedy men leave us, besides their effortless style and the “romance” of the Camelot myth, is burning idealism for a better America that we all have inside of us; an America where we’re challenged as citizens to consistently strive towards ideas and goals that many view as unattainable.  Go America!  Thanks for the post, FEC.

    Victoria Griffin left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 11:52 AM:

    Ah, JFK so effortless.

    chris W. left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 11:50 AM:

    My favourite American president, and such style to boot!

    Spiro Mandylor left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 11:37 AM:

    Timeless! Love the socks matching the polo shirt underneath.

    Mariah Kunkel left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 11:20 AM:

    J’adore.  So effortless it’s almost heartbreaking.  So apropos with his 50th anniversary this week.

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 10:47 AM:

    This is a beautiful picture. What a style!