Charles Williams stores, ca 1927: Item B on this page is a men’s 3-piece suite that is “real snappy and full of pep” and priced at under $16. I don’t think Men’s Wearhouse has suits like this. Continue reading The ‘Gay White Way “Jazz” Suit’
When you think of hip clothing styles, I doubt J.C. Penny is top of mind or anywhere close. But here we are in 1969 and Penneys has snagged Mary Quant, one of the top fashion designers of Swinging Britain, to come up with a clothing line… Continue reading Penneys Gets Groovy
B. Altman & Co, 1948: Was there ever a 20th-century gift more associated with fathers than a tie? Continue reading Give Dad a Tie for Father’s Day
Nowadays, from our 21st-century vantage point, it’s virtually impossible to grasp the imagination and excitement that trains once sparked in American lives. This Lionel catalog was profusely illustrated on every page. And the operative word IS illustrated – no boy’s train set ever looked this good. Continue reading A Train…of Thought
Styles come and styles go, and this bit of male fashion can stay gone. It’s hard to know what’s dated the worst: the embroidered-front knit shirt or the tight fringed denim shorts… Continue reading Shirts and Shorts for Contemporary Guys of 1980
Montgomery Wards, 1947 / These fellows, thanks to their snappy working wear outfits, could pitch hay or fill up your tank equally well Continue reading What the Working Man Wears
Top Value Stamps, 1957 / If he does, it’s either photography with cheap cameras, or hunting and fishing… Continue reading Has Hubby a Hobby?