Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
Porblem is--the 1950s encompass a pretty broad range of sartorial development, even in men's wear. The early 50s, up until '52 or '53, are virtually indistinguishable from the '40s, with broad lapels (in many cases double breasted) and wide, vibrant, abstract pattern ties. By the time the late 50s are on the scene, the sartorial template for much of the 60s--skinny ties, flat-front trousers, narrow lapels--is already in place.
From someone who was actually there?
First time I've seen a broad but accurate description of the '50's.
Do you know where or with who those flat front ,skinny ties etc originated?
Most of the time people refer to the movies as the source but I know from living in the '50's alot of it was street fashion.
Do you know of any print or web sources for that info? Movies are too stylized to be of any real use.Hipster photos,night club photos,things like that..