The company behind “Slack Power”

"Slack Power," advertisement for h.i.s. Company (1969)
“Slack Power,” advertisement for h.i.s. Company (1969)

Hoping to tap into the burgeoning consumer market of the postwar era, Siegel launched the company’s first brand, H.I.S (a play on his father’s initials [Henry I. Siegel]), in 1956. The company’s line of branded casual wear targeted teen and college-aged baby boomers with denim jackets, corduroy pants, shorts, sportcoats, and suits. By the mid-1960s, Siegel ranked among the nation’s top manufacturers of sportswear for young men. Sales multiplied from $18.5 million in 1956 to $42.1 million in 1964, with the H.I.S brand contributing three-fourths of revenues by the latter year. Though the creation of a national brand allowed the company to command higher profit margins than it had generated with private-label goods, Siegel continued to concentrate on making clothes for middle-market customers. See

Dior’s Latest ad campaign shows strong influences by..Manet!

The Style Title

tumblr_mmjtn096kt1qf2rzao1_1280Dior’s latest ad campaign, inspired by Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe,shot by  Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. This is the second second installment in the spirit of ”The secret garden”,the short film expected to be realized in June.


Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by E.Manet originally titled Le Bain (the Bath)

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