Last of the Adventurers

Gene Savoy in Peru

It’s hard to believe, but the above photo isn’t some colorized snapshot of one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, but was taken in the very unglamorous 1985. The subject is the recently deceased Gene Savoy, a flamboyant adventurer, archaeologist, and all-around throwback in the tradition of Indiana Jones.  He might never have discovered the Fountain of Youth, but he certainly knew where to find hard-wearing trousers with thick belt loops, western-front pockets, and an amazing drape.

3 Responses to “Last of the Adventurers”

  1. Paris September 30, 2007 at 5:30 pm #

    He also quite usefully demonstrates that wearing one’s belt buckle off centered has a practical origin and is not merely a hipster affectation.

  2. Cattypex October 19, 2007 at 9:59 am #

    Those ARE fabulous trousers. *sigh*

  3. Penelope's Web October 26, 2007 at 11:55 am #

    The trousers are fabulous, and the shirt as well. In a grainy old photo, the quality shows through – a quality sadly missing from the runways of most of the designers, nowadays.

    *sigh* I am officially old. I will now go soak my feets in the nearest Tar Pit.