I was born when my father was in his mid-thirties. He dresses in blacks, olives and khakis and shudders at the prospect of wearing anything tight, colorful or patterned.

Apparently though, when he was in his 20s he had a penchant for flasy patterns. I inherited a kurta of his from his 20s which was much like the jacket you see here: a thick patterned black-and-white fabric (windowpane check rather than the houndstooth here). Apparently, the jacket above was considered so slick that his friends used to ask to borrow it for a couple of days when they wanted to ya know, feel themselves.

I was born when my father was in his mid-thirties. He dresses in blacks, olives and khakis and shudders at the prospect of wearing anything tight, colorful or patterned.

Apparently though, when he was in his 20s he had a penchant for flasy patterns. I inherited a kurta of his from his 20s which was much like the jacket you see here: a thick patterned black-and-white fabric (windowpane check rather than the houndstooth here). Apparently, the jacket above was considered so slick that his friends used to ask to borrow it for a couple of days when they wanted to ya know, feel themselves.

I’m going to start a new Rad Brown Dads segment where I review movies with my dad. I’ll write like 6 paragraphs criticizing the race-politics of the movie and Abu’s will always just be “what the heck did I just watch?”

My late-mother told me a couple of things about my nana, that he was stylish, immaculate, that his eyes twinkled when he smiled.

She didn’t tell me he relaxed by smoked a pipe in suede shoes and a short-sherwani.

My late-mother told me a couple of things about my nana, that he was stylish, immaculate, that his eyes twinkled when he smiled.

She didn’t tell me he relaxed by smoked a pipe in suede shoes and a short-sherwani.

allasianflavours:

A disciple in Mian Mir shrine, Lahore by Mobeen_Ansari

Today’s post comes from Maryam: In the photo above, her father Ali and below, uncle Gholam

They lived in Illinois in the late 70s, coming from Abadan, Iran. Ali came to the states with his brothers and about 10 male and female cousins to go to college. It was popular in the 1970s for young Iranians to go to college in America because of scholarships awarded by the Shah of Iran.

historicaltimes:

Ruth Lee, a hostess at a Chinese restaurant, flies a Chinese flag so she isn’t mistaken for Japanese when she sunbathes on her days off in Miami, 1941.

historicaltimes:

Ruth Lee, a hostess at a Chinese restaurant, flies a Chinese flag so she isn’t mistaken for Japanese when she sunbathes on her days off in Miami, 1941.

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THOR IS A WOMAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA IS BLACK, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

DONT FORGET WE HAVE A PAKISTANI MS. MARVEL

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vintageindianclothing:


Pastor of Montgomery, Al., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, Coretta King, center wearing sari, pose in the home of Acharya J.B. Kripalani in New Delhi, India on March 10, 1959. The Kings are touring India visiting with Gandhi’s followers and leaders. From left to right are, Ms. Shanti, personal secretary to Kripalani; Barbara Bristol; Kripalani, considered the best among the interpreters of Gandhi’s teachings; Mrs. King; Dr. King; and James E. Bristol, secretary of the local Quaker center, which is sponsoring the Kings’ trip. (AP Photo) Photo: Beaumont 

Coretta King is rocking that sari. White, closed-necked blouse - very 50s.

vintageindianclothing:

Pastor of Montgomery, Al., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, Coretta King, center wearing sari, pose in the home of Acharya J.B. Kripalani in New Delhi, India on March 10, 1959. The Kings are touring India visiting with Gandhi’s followers and leaders. From left to right are, Ms. Shanti, personal secretary to Kripalani; Barbara Bristol; Kripalani, considered the best among the interpreters of Gandhi’s teachings; Mrs. King; Dr. King; and James E. Bristol, secretary of the local Quaker center, which is sponsoring the Kings’ trip. (AP Photo) Photo: Beaumont

Coretta King is rocking that sari. White, closed-necked blouse - very 50s.

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G.M’s dad and his buds at their first year of college in Bombay, where the only options in dress code were tucked/untucked, flared/unflared and chappals/shoeless.
Source: http://imgur.com/PAtvb6n

G.M’s dad and his buds at their first year of college in Bombay, where the only options in dress code were tucked/untucked, flared/unflared and chappals/shoeless.

Source: http://imgur.com/PAtvb6n

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