We love this timeless photograph taken by luxury fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga of a Harlem square-jawed man in pure Harlem style.
He has this classic style, with a twist, hat on a lean, popped collar, impeccably dressed strolling on a Harlem street during the 1940’s.
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He walks towards the camera on the sidewalk as if he’s coming right from the catwalk at a Harlem Fashion Row show.
His light-colored shoes match his patchwork coat, the classic black striped dress pants are on point, the piece is pulled together with his snug waist belted plaid wool coat for the winter, and topped off with a classic black Stetson brim in true Harlem style tilted to the right – strolling on the left.