I ‘ve never really into vintage workers’ photo except for study( kind of ).
But there are few exceptions. Loggers in old Darius Kinsey’s photos are really different (to me ).
I saw his photo first time on PARKER advertisement in Japanese magazine, back in mid 80s.
But back then, I did not know the photographer’s name. The photo only left a mark in my memory.
Here’s the one.
Later my friend Atsushi from SUNTRAP (a great vintage store in JP ) told me that was Darius Kinsey’s.
Then I ordered two books…..
These almost 100 year-old photos are really incredible, yet what they wear, how they wear, how they appear(!) is also striking.
Their outfits ( and their attitude or aura ) are significantly different from say, farmer, mechanic, factory worker, construction worker and others I’ve seen in old photos.
They wear 5 pocket (Levi’s or variants) Jean or Logger Jean ( cut like dungarees but in heavier denim and rivetted ) or double Logger pants with Logger boots for their bottoms( the guys in overalls are train related ). Wearing ( mostly pullover ) work shirts, denim railroad jackets, Logger jackets and Cruiser jackets, sometimes layering these jackets together…and on top of it, Cruiser hats.
I see eternity and serenity in them…
By the way, on the last photo, Harrison Ford on the 2nd right on first row is boasting his near-mint BLACBEAR railroad jacket! (Takeshi)