The clothes behind the trumpet : Miles Davis.

Miles Davis. Known to many as one of the influential heads of the 20th century. Jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader and composer.

A man that lived his life and career to the fullest – be it in music, women, drug addiction and dress sense. His choice of attire, be it in studio or on stage – classic B. D Shirt or full four-piece suit. Effortless style.miles-davis-the-very-best-of-prestigue-records-photo-1-hi

When looking over images such as the one above, it’s easy to miss the details. Lack of a breast pocket and button on sleeve. Soft, almost uninterrupted drop shoulder. Close-notched collar, and the rounded club collar.the-sound-of-miles-davis1

The long roll-off collar on his B.D. (mostly in pastel shades), tucked into some mid-rise trousers. Strong Ivy league influences complete with what looks to be his knotted handkerchief neck tie.

Noted by Davis as learnign most from his mother;

“My mother was a beautiful woman.  She had style, with an East Indian, Carmen McRae look. She had mink coats, diamonds; she was a very glamorous woman. She always dressed to kill.  I got my looks from my mother and also my love of clothes and sense of style.  I guess you could say I got whatever artistic talent I have from her also.”miles-davis-family-anthony-barboza1

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This entry was published on June 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm. It’s filed under Blog post and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “The clothes behind the trumpet : Miles Davis.

  1. A reblogué ceci sur @phorismes and commented:
    L’un des maîtres du style en toutes choses : Miles Davis, l’incomparable. Bel article, net, précis et superbement illustré.

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