What's hot for summer ... 1959!

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  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is a crosspost over at Ask Andy. I don't normally do this, but it was a lot of typing, so I might as well get maximum exposure.

    While browsing through some boxes, I came across an old booklet I had forgotten: Esquire's Guide to Summer Living, 1959. I thought some might find it interesting to take a look back at what was stylish almost a half-century ago.

    A couple of items of note: Man-made fabrics were quite the rage. Go-to-hell trousers and shirt-jackets, too. I think our Trad fans will find this one interesting.

    So now let's step back in time...


     


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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i love phrases like "PRINT IT! ... that's the password in sport shirts."
     


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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    and what the heck is a "blue and brass striped terry cloth poncho-shirt".
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i love phrases like "PRINT IT! ... that's the password in sport shirts."

    It's a shame more clothing articles aren't written in such a fashion these days. Spreads of pretty pictures are great, but they don't inspire the way old-school writeups do. That's one reason I thought folks might enjoy this one.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    i love phrases like "PRINT IT! ... that's the password in sport shirts."
    Rather camp, and rather fun, those phrases.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    and what the heck is a "blue and brass striped terry cloth poncho-shirt".
    Anathema!
     


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    mack11211 Senior member

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    I think Esquire recommends medium-weight anathema for fall.
     


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    and what the heck is a "blue and brass striped terry cloth poncho-shirt".

    I'd like to see that, too. I doubt Ward Cleaver ever wore one.
     


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    and what the heck is a "blue and brass striped terry cloth poncho-shirt".

    It sounds like a pop-over, after pool or beach knit with hood and kangaroo pockets. I remember wearing such a garment way back when.

    Gary

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