Ah, J.C. Leyendecker, one of my favorite illustrators of all time. The man's talent for idealization of the human figure was remarkable. This vintage cover of the now defunct Saturday Evening Post shows why he was always called upon to illustrate men, men and more men. Though his women were no slouches either. So, for your viewing pleasure, I present The Pilgrim and The Football Player - both emblamatic of the season, at least until Black Friday. All I can say is: hubba-hubba.
See more of J.C. Leyendecker's wonderful work here on Flickr.