Buick Automobiles for 1966 We’re talking back in the days when men were men, cars were cars, and women were models. In 1966, size was important. The catalog was oversized (10″ x 13″) because the cars were oversized, and how else would you convey the impact? Look at the dashboard on the Buick Riviera. I … Continue reading When giant cars ruled the earth
Dr. Gustav Jaeger believed in the power of wool for practical clothing. It’s a long trip from the Dr. Jaeger’s “Sanatory Underwear” to the Jaeger fashion house of today… Continue reading Pulling the wool over your eyes (and other bits)
Want to move more men’s undies, Mr. Retailer? Continue reading “We said it would – and it did”
Exactly the types of people America expected to see delivering the mail or keeping the neighborhood safe – here they all are, in thrall to a shoe. Continue reading Mailmen! Firefighters! Policemen! Here are your shoes!
Some of these were the kind of pipes that My Three Sons would have bought their father, because Father Knows Best about things like smoking… Continue reading Pipe Dreams and Dream Pipes
Sears Roebuck, Spring/Summer 1980 I don't know why, but this page looks to me like Sears has called on Clark Kent to model their 1980 menswear separates. Hmmm. OK, yes, definite resemblance. Christopher Reeve's Clark Kent is a bit nerdier, but it's there. Superman the Movie had just come out in the winter of 1978, … Continue reading Get Me Clark Kent!
Unlike girls, boys did have lots of career options in 1961. But they did face death. Continue reading Christmas 1961: One for the Boys
In 1976, the year of America’s bicentennial, Neiman-Marcus hit a perfect note for their his and hers gift – real live Buffalos. Continue reading His and Hers, Hides and Furs
Let Spear be Your Santa Claus, ca. 1910 Clever Ikea and Container Store storage solutions are nothing new. Here’s a “bachelor chifferobe” from 1912. This single piece of furniture aims to provide the gentleman storage for everything he might need, as well as a writing desk! And “of course, a woman can use it too” … Continue reading A place for everything and everything in it’s place
There’s not much product copy on this page of men’s shirts, but who needs lots of copy when you’ve got words like “Mercerized Silk-atine”? Continue reading “High Luster Mercerized Silk-atine”