The Man Your Man Could Smell like of the early 20th Century.
|Sherlock Holmes and Captain America (I wish).|
|I think it's safe to assume that at least two of those soldiers are not remotely interested in the nurse.|
|It's like he was going for "world's most phallic advert" award or something.|
Lynx/Axe body spray dudes -- probably an unfair comparison, but you get what I mean. All ice-cream ads in 2011 are women orgasming over the sheer gloriousness of ingesting £2.50's-worth of processed frozen chocolate, whereas a Leyendecker ad for ice-cream in 1911 would probably be two hearty chaps at the tennis court holding ice-creams and looking like they're in the middle of a discussion about tie-pins, the German Problem, or stock options.
|JUST CHILLAXIN' HERE IN MY GOLFING UNDERWEAR...|
|Nothing says "Easter" like an 18th century French courtiere and a poodle.|
|Of course this picture represents Thanksgiving. OF COURSE.|
|You know you'd watch this movie in a shot.|
|N.B. I think the man on the far right is Giles from Buffy.|
To finish, here's one of my favourite Leyendecker illustrations, another (quite early: 1907) Arrow Collar ad. I particularly love this one because of the variety of styles displayed in the lineup -- two different (and very stylish!) businessman looks bookending the group, a woman with a riding crop, a young dandy out for a walk in his flat-cap, and the 1900s equivalent of a prepster. The woman I particularly like, of course. It's highly unlikely that the ad would be marketing to the women-who-wear-suits crowd (not exactly a big market in 1907, although I assume she is in fact wearing some type of riding outfit) but she's still there and looking badass.
|The Arrow Collar Man, Virginia Woolf, Dorian Gray, Sebastian Flyte, and Dr John Watson.|