STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.
Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.
Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!
<...> Men"”common men that is, not movie stars and not the Rockefellers"”may have worn suits, but probably didn't own more than one, and certainly didn't spend a month's salary or more on it. Here's a good picture from my home state (NJ)Originally Posted by tiger02
The Walker Evans photograph you showed is not from NJ, it depicts a family of tenant farmers in rural Alabama; the poorest of the poor. Not quite "the common man" of the '30s.Originally Posted by howbah
The 1950s are trickier. There was unquestionably an Ivy League style, but it was equally unquestionably constrained to the Ivy League students (10,000 or so at any one time) and their families/social circlesOriginally Posted by tiger02