December 31, 2008  ·  culture  ·  style

LIFE Magazine and military cool

LIFE magazine has made 10 million images from their incredible photo archives available via Google Image Search. We'll be poring through them for years, but our first scan was for military uniforms, and we weren't disappointed. A few highlights: Brig. Gen. Timberlake [USA, 1946] with great lapels, covered placket. King Michael [Romania, 1946, shown] making peak lapels and double-breasted coat work. Excellent Finnish soldier [1939] in awesome heavy coat and hat. Chou Chih-Jou [China, 1950] rocking the collar. Female Marine [USA, 1944] looking utterly classic. And naval officer David G. Farragut [1862, USA] with resplendent cuffs.

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