The Best of the 1960s
Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:02 AM
Die Allgemeine Schneiderzeitung - what a name for a journal/newspaper! Reminds me of some Norwegian jorunals from the late 30s/early 40s i discovered in the local library some time ago. Too bad most good norwegian tailors were jewish. (They "disappeared" during the war.)
Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:59 AM
Note the narrow lapels, and tie both typically 1960s (and also rather contemporary as well).
The next one originated from The Tailor & Cutter. It appears to have come from a T&C exhibition and won first prize in the class of street suits. It comes from Harrods. The Allgemeine Schneiderzeitung remarks how unusual it was that so many English exhibits were made up in patterned cloth designs.
Notice the complete absence of a break in the trouser hems. The socks do not show because Chelsea boots are worn.
The following also comes from the same T&C exhibition. It was made by Harold Ruback of Margate, and also comes with a waistcoat:
They remark that the second class award was once awarded for street suits, and to which the London tailors had no access. Apparently, there used to be a more marked difference between the London and provincial tailors, but by this time this difference has largely dissipated. Note too the elegantly pointed long toed last of the shoes (?boots). You don't see those very often these days (except on very cheap and pimpish looking junk), but if you look at all of the images in this thread they were obviously popular in the 1960s.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:17 AM
Notice the turn-back cuffs on the sleeves - an Edwardian detail - and the fancy waistcoat worn with a double breasted dinner jacket.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:59 AM
Note that it is one of those typically 1960s styled button two models which are basically like button threes without the bottom button. The lapel length is the same as that of a standard button three.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:07 PM
Some prize winners from an exhibition in Dortmund:
Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:31 PM
The following style of sports jacket with squared foreparts was also popular in this period:
Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:06 PM
This dinner jacket comes from H. Showman:
This was the prize winner in the sports jacket section (made of Terylene!):
This was made by Charles C. Whitlock from Leeds:
This one comes from the cover of the journal. It does not seem to have come from the Tailor & Cutter exhibition. It is introduced as country cloth style:
Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:16 PM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:01 PM
It appeared in ASZ 15th September, 1964. The buttons are covered with cloth.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:02 PM
Some very sharp tailoring here:
Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:01 PM
Here they are in their London farewell concert. Although black and white you can see their clothes a lot more clearly:
They appear to be wearing DB reefer coats cut ventless with slightly fancy lapels that are angled a little downwards. I think I saw something like this in a '60s ASZ article (if I can find it...)
I saw a recent interview with the lead singer Judith Durham, and apparently during her years singing in the band, she always sewed her own clothes.
Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:34 PM
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