Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by IndianBoyz, Jun 25, 2011.
Love all the natural, narrow shoulders on those 30s suits.
Well. THAT was just damned unfortunate. Another half hour and it probably would have been dry.
Nope. It is a 1917 photograph by Alfred Stieglitz of the corduroy suited Buddha's brother. I happened to come across the original today.
I found this article today which got me thinking about how suit design has morphed over the years and reflects the ethos of its time. Below is a "half + half suit" from a tailor in Philadelphia named Francis Toscani made as an art piece.
Also, I was wondering if MC could use a Random Thoughts thread? This sort of thing might go in there. Or if IndianBoyz doesn't mind, we can have more discussion in this thread.
^The difference is surprising.
Found the others. I think I have about a dozen total. Here's a few more from 1939, all clickable for more detail:
This one was ecumenical/inter-religious, with Protestant ministers and a rabbi:
Great find, there, Parker. Reminds me that I like the 50s silhouette better than the 60s', even if it was boxy and not great for short-legged men. Noobs wanting a "modern"-cut suit should study that photo and think about the implications.
From guardian.co.uk. Claims the photo is by Ernst Haas, from 1952. Wow. Note that the coat is cut to close, like Regency swallowtail coats or Prince Charles's Admiral's coat.
I love this thread. I'm fascinated by old photos
These are a little more modern ---1930s and 60s
Beatles, Satchel Paige, Clark Gable, James Coburn
Stumbled across this and thought of ...well you know who.
Savile Row style.
My paternal grandmother's grandfathers. First one is from about 1850-70ish and the other is 1890-early 1900's.
First picture was taken on election day the second was on their wedding day oddly enough, the old coot had taken off with another man's wife!
Great pictures. Thanks for posting them.
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