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post #46 of 59
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A "battery bum":



Note the belted back on the coat.

What's the relevance of a belted back?
post #47 of 59
Pleats and tucks with or without a belted back were a popular sporting detail back in the early decades of the 20th century. They were ubiquitous on sports coats, but then started to gradually fall out of fashion. For more details about this style see this discussion: http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum...?showtopic=140
post #48 of 59
There is a blog
http://www.thefedoralounge.com
Fun to browse. The blog says "fashion may change, style never does". I have a 1930's suit and hat, simply to wear from time to time. Also read Philip Chandlier's novels,
post #49 of 59
My all time favourite tweed suit

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post #50 of 59
There are some very Sartorialist-like shots there with comments on the clothing: Man in Harris Tweed and Blue Stetson San Francisco Cushman ANSCO
post #51 of 59
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ftfy
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
Why is it that every person in these photos (and most older photos) perfectly tailored? Would it be that most suits back then were mtm? As opposed to most suiting being rtw these days?

Tailors were a dime a dozen back then. Literally every town has at least one of them.

RTW was still a very foreign concept.

You want something, you get it made just for you.

Of course there was Saville Row, expensive.

But for quite cheaply you can get clothes made just for you.
post #53 of 59
These are just great. My dad was a professional photographer for 40+ years, and his earlierst shoots from back in the '50s show some great trad fits, including one of Ronald Reagan.
post #54 of 59
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including one of Ronald Reagan.
That's nice. The only people here who would be interested in THAT will be those who A) weren't old enough to read when he was prez, or B) still can't vote in the USA. They will probably want it for their avatar on SF; better post it.
post #55 of 59
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That's nice. The only people here who would be interested in THAT will be those who A) weren't old enough to read when he was prez, or B) still can't vote in the USA. They will probably want it for their avatar on SF; better post it.

I'll dig it out.
post #56 of 59
What the hell, just had to bring this thread back to the front page, however briefly.
post #57 of 59
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What the hell, just had to bring this thread back to the front page, however briefly.

Thanks for doing that.  What a treasure trove of great old pictures.

 

Interesting that even working on a farm in Arkansas in 1952, folks would break out their fun socks on casual Friday.

 

post #58 of 59

Here's entertainer Joe E. Brown in 1946.  Nice jacket.

 

post #59 of 59
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Originally Posted by ld111134 View Post

These are just great. My dad was a professional photographer for 40+ years, and his earlierst shoots from back in the '50s show some great trad fits, including one of Ronald Reagan.

I'd really love to see the photos. I do not recall Ronald Reagan ever wearing anything remotely trad
or Ivy League.
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