Wednesday, July 8, 2009

steez biting

I've always been a big history buff, with my favorite subjects being the american civil war and the prohibition era gangsters. I dragged my parents on a gangland tour of Chicago when I was eight and my history projects always ranged from Capone to Frank Nitti. Tips to take home from these unscrupulous chaps: always wear a suit when you kill someone, take great mugshots, and have a cool nickname. Remember, you can't give yourself a nickname.

Machine Gun Kelly. Probably one of the cooler nicknames out there. Love the fedora and the raised eyebrow.

The Purple Gang from Detroit. While I was a big fan of Capone's southside outfit, the Purple Gang will always have a spot in my heart. I know for a fact that all guys wish they looked this cool when someone takes a picture of their crew.

I'd be remiss if I didn't throw Mr. Dillinger up there. Public enemy no. 1 certainly takes a hard mugshot, no?

Remember, a gangster is only as good as his gun and his hat. Check out Max's piece on Optimo hats and get yourself a real hat.


AsianCajuns said...

Cath and I are also armchair (more like Laz-e boy) historians- though (not surprisingly) we're into social history of Britain during the Regency and Edwardian eras (girly to the core).

These shots are amazing! I love Kelly's brow and Dillinger's cleft chin. These guys were made for guns, suits and hats. Nice work!

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