It's hot hot hot these days in lots of parts of the world. New York City is even suffering the longest heat wave in more than a decade.

Perfect timing to have a look how people dealt with the high temperatures long ago. Life magazine published a gallery of photos taken in New York City during the summer of 1969, and Buzzfeed recently published them on their website.

Is it just us, or did people look more stylish in the heat back then?

Our slide show above shows you some of our favorite images, if you want to see more of them, just click here.