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post #16 of 25
Wonderful pictures of a what I've been told, wonderful era!
post #17 of 25
Except for women not being able to vote until the last year in it and, you know, the existence of Jim Crow laws. *cough*
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Except for women not being able to vote until the last year in it and, you know, the existence of Jim Crow laws. *cough*

Isn't that what nioh was referring to?

I kid.

As for the pictures, they're pretty cool, and definitely have some inspiring elements. But the body proportions in some of them . . . in the seventh picture, look at the woman's calves compared to the men's. Was physical exercise pursued only by the gentler sex? Or is she meant to be chunky? It's hard to tell. Some of the other pictures aren't quite as extreme.

Probably one of the more controversial items depicted is the double-breasted coat with notch lapels, which is shown in at least a couple of variations (didn't look at every picture). What's everyone's opinion on it? Is it doable or is it a relic of sartorial history we'd sooner forget?
post #19 of 25
I've seen double breasted notch lapel coats and jackets in the modern world. I don't think they look very balanced.
post #20 of 25
I rather doubt that pants from that era of time were worn that short. Artistic license is probably applied here to showcase the shoes they are wearing. I have some family photographs from the 1920's that show pant legs down at normal level with the shoes.
post #21 of 25
Hart Schnaffner & Marx also had an excellent series of posters in the teens, twenties, and thirties.

I would say that Hart Schnaffer & Marx had the best mens clothing posters in the USA, and PKZ had the best in Europe.

In the teens the great poster artist, Edward Penfield, worked for them. Two of the Penfield posters that I have seen did not particularly focus on mens clothes! One showed a cowboy, and another a horse drawn carriage of gentlemen in front of the New York Public Libary.

A friend, Jack Rennert, the dean of posters in America, is putting together a book on Penfield.

In the future I will try to post a couple of images.

Cheers.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by dtmt
Really? I thought the rule was buttoned while standing; unbuttoned while sitting.
That's what I was taught - and that includes doublebreasted jackets. YMMV.
post #23 of 25
I think that they rolled their pant legs up because they were at the beach.
post #24 of 25
thanks for the great post chorse.

I thought the gray (single button??) suit with single cuff button was intriguing. I thought single buttons were reserved for odd jackets.
post #25 of 25
This is great, there are actually great archives of both Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx images and garments out there. There are also a ton of archival images hanging around the office. Saks recently displayed a bunch of the Hickey Freeman archival pieces in their windows. I'll see if I can get some pictures
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