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1972. New York
Definitely not 2013 New York

1972. New York

Definitely not 2013 New York

(Source: vintag.es, via fscottfitzdrunk)

— 7 months ago with 13 notes
#photography  #NYC  #New York 
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My Prize Possession: Glenn O’Brien
“I got this in 1979 and it has a lot of miles on it—some motorcycle miles, and it was my regular outerwear during the days when New York streets could be risky. It probably saved my life when I resisted a two perp mugging at knifepoint on Avenue D. (Or maybe it was the Sacred Heart of Jesus pinned inside it over my heart.) Some guys wore tagged leather jackets back then. One day I asked my friend Jean-Michel Basquiat to draw one of his crowns on the back of mine. Jean was so into kingship he smoked Chesterfield Kings. My friend George DuBose had nicknamed me Leroy because he said I acted like a king. This jacket made me feel even more like one.” - Glenn O’Brien

Long Live Basquiat.

gq:

gqfashion:

My Prize Possession: Glenn O’Brien

“I got this in 1979 and it has a lot of miles on it—some motorcycle miles, and it was my regular outerwear during the days when New York streets could be risky. It probably saved my life when I resisted a two perp mugging at knifepoint on Avenue D. (Or maybe it was the Sacred Heart of Jesus pinned inside it over my heart.) Some guys wore tagged leather jackets back then. One day I asked my friend Jean-Michel Basquiat to draw one of his crowns on the back of mine. Jean was so into kingship he smoked Chesterfield Kings. My friend George DuBose had nicknamed me Leroy because he said I acted like a king. This jacket made me feel even more like one.” - Glenn O’Brien

Long Live Basquiat.

— 11 months ago with 492 notes
#GQ  #Glenn O'Brien  #Jean-Michel Basquiat  #Leather  #Jackets  #Style  #New York  #NYC