SIA Inspiration: J.C. Leyendecker

It’s again my turn to host SIA, and here is my pick:

This is an ad for Arrow shirt collar by J.C. Leyendecker, one of the most famous American illustrators before Norman Rockwell – in fact, Rockwell considered Leyendecker his idol and mentor. Leyendecker is best known for his “Arrow Collar Man”, which is modeled after his partner, Charles Beach.

Leyendecker illustrated a lot of Arrow ads, but as it is the height of summer, I picked this one for a light, summery feel. The colors are mostly white and tan, but there are touches of green, black, and pink too, so it should be a fun and easy piece to interpret in many different ways. Don’t forget to send me your outfit by next Tuesday, July 31st. I’m looking forward to it!


One Comment on “SIA Inspiration: J.C. Leyendecker”

  1. […] challenge was hosted by Salazar, over on 14 Shades of Grey, which you can see by clicking the link. Salazar chose an ad for arrow shirt collars, made by J.C. […]


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