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Hart Schaffner Marx catalog images from the 1920's

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

    Oct 26, 2004
    New York City
    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.

  2. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Really? I thought the rule was buttoned while standing; unbuttoned while sitting.
    That's what I was taught - and that includes doublebreasted jackets. YMMV.
  3. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

    May 21, 2006
    I think that they rolled their pant legs up because they were at the beach.
  4. etl

    etl Senior member

    Mar 23, 2006
    New York City
    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.
  5. coldworld06

    coldworld06 Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    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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