Sunday, April 26, 2009

1940 Mont. Ward Spring/Summer Suits, Part 4

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Note the pleated/pinched front on the jackets above. This was a sporty look for young men and a very short-lived fad thanks to the American entry into the Second World War a year later. Fabric could not be spared for such unusual and uneeded features during the war.


Horatio said...

Notice the sizes available. For the jackets, it's 34 (!) to 42; for the pants, 28 to 38.

Now, you're lucky to find 36 or any odd sizes, and some clothiers have very slim pickings indeed when it comes to anything smaller than a 32 waist.

Of course, today's, uh, shall we say, larger man would not have found much to fit him--and there aren't even any stouts!

Manner of Man Magazine said...

This is a great post, and notice the elegant classic features of the men, who by the way look like men, unlike the freaks pawned off as male models today.

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