Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
An archival photo of the corner of 8th Avenue and 125th Street (walking towards the east) circa 1955 shows how every day society went about their day in what would be considered formal dressing in this decade. Harlem residents still tend to dress up nowadays when going out at night and this can be seen especially with the older generation. This picture of the past was taken in the mid 1950s but clothing decades overlapped more back in the early half of the century. All of the men's suits and women's wear still look more like the 1940s to our eye. The back belted men's jacket is an especially nice detail that would have been more popular in that previous decade.