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L. Fellows Collection

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February 22, 2013 by Ville Raivio

Those in the know have no problems identifying the unique style of one L. Fellows. For inspiration and admiration I have collected a small number of menswear illustrations from the pen of this renowned artist. I’ve added publishing years to photo captions when available. If clicking through all these 94 prints is cumbersome, I have uploaded the whole selection in a Winrar file on another site. Pictured below in the black’n’white photo is Fellows himself (upper row, right) in the company of fellow illustrators. Many more Fellows illustrations can be found on The London Lounge forum online, though approving new members sometimes takes a very long time.

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5 comments »

  1. Sean McDermott says:

    I recall asking my Mom years ago whether she enjoyed the style of men’s clothing from the 40’s and 50’s. Her smiling reply was “Oh, yes!” When I inquired about what made it so special, her response to me was “That was an era when men knew what it was to dress with elegance.”

    I’ve never forgotten that and have tried to emulate those styles every day.

  2. Todd says:

    I’m a huge Laurence Fellows fan — not of his fashion work, which is great, but of the Kelly-Springfield ads. He so cleverly worked the tire maker’s name into each drawing — and it wasn’t easy!

  3. […] and Apparel Arts magazines published before 1950. Great leaders of lines and colours, such as L. Fellows, drew inspiration from jet-set venues and real-life characters on both sides of the Atlantic for […]

  4. […] when the covers of GQ were graced by the likes of Astaire and Cary Grant, and the drawings of Laurence Fellows and Leslie Saalburg in Esquire were more beautiful than any photograph. Style, quality, and taste […]

  5. […] was a definite content on both magazines, with illustrations from artists such as L. Fellows, which offered plentiful fashion prints as both inspiration and catalogue of changing styles. With […]

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