i havent put much on this blog under the category “vintage” since that would be pretty much the whole blog.
i kind of wonder if i should´nt have though, to attract the “right” crowd (or rather their attention).
more or less everything on the blog ranges from the 1700´s to 1980´s and includes highland wear, punk, flappers, swing, victorian and edwardian clothes.
Pompeo Batoni – Colonel the Hon. William Gordon, 1765
It’s XVIII century fashion plus Scottish pride. Oh, yeah.
A Gordon,a Gordon, a Gordon BYDAND!
(Ps.Bydand = Scots for “Abide”, motto / warcry of Clan Gordon)
|Artist||Batoni, Pompeo (Italian painter and draftsman, 1708-1787)|
|Title||Colonel the Hon. William Gordon of Fyvie|
|Alternative/previous titles||Colonel the Hon. William Gordon; Colonel William Gordon; Gen. the Hon. John William Gordon.|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Measurements||258.2 x 186.1 cm|
|Inscription||front ll ‘POMPEJUS BATONI PINXIT/ ROMAE ANNO 1766’, front lr ‘Gen.l The Hon.ble John William Gordon’.|
|Description||William Gordon (1736-1816) is depicted in Rome during his Grand Tour. Although he wears the uniform of the Queen’s Own Royal Highlanders, his tartan has been arranged to look like a stylised Roman toga.While typical of Batoni’s portraits in its general confidence and swagger, this image particularly captures the ideals of the grand tourist abroad. Gordon stands in front of the Colosseum and next to a statue depicting the personification of Rome. During his visit to Rome, James Boswell saw Batoni working on the portrait on 17 April 1765, writing, ‘Yesterday morning saw Batoni draw Gord. Drapery’.|
|Subject||portrait (Gordon, Colonel the Hon. William); townscape; military and war; place (Rome)|
|Collection||National Trust for Scotland (Fyvie Castle)|
The designs are current but a reflection on the past ‘skinhead’ subculture stlye which give it a retro look. The trousers are made from tartan.
Black Tartan Clan. Celtic Punk
Fred Perry MaacQueen Tartan Shirt.
This shirt would actually fit Skinheads,Punks or Rockabillies equally well.
eBay: Find Punk RED Tartan/Plaid cigarette PANTS THERMAL LEGGING…
I have been known to wear something similar, though mine had a black and white tartan and was originally equipped with a “kilt”.