early 80s fashions, elderly Cajun style (and some Yankees)















Ken Burns’ documentary “Huey Long” seems like an unlikely place to find great American vintage style (though Long was a dapper gentleman himself), but Burns’ 1985 documentary captures a time and place that has since disappeared- and not just the Kingfish. The folks that he interviewed had a unique style that took me back to my own childhood in Louisiana- a unique and particular style that has since vanished. The landed Southern aristocrats he interviewed looked the part, as did they journalists, historians, and Cajuns.

I haven’t been back to Louisiana much in the past years, but I suspect that the Wal-Martificiation of America has also not left Sportsman’s Paradise unscathed. The folks have long past as has a unique part of America and American history.

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One Response to “early 80s fashions, elderly Cajun style (and some Yankees)”

  1. I live in North Carolina. I can remember the style of the Southern gentleman back when I was growing up. Even people that had little money had their own sense of style. Now everybody looks pretty much the same in their clothes from Walmart.

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