The Best of the 1950s
Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:51 PM
The captions says that this is for business and that the coat is dark BROWN! The trousers and waistcoat are of shepherd's check. The tailor was Hawes and Curtis of Dover Street.
Next is a double breasted Prince of Wales check suit - worn with brown suede boots:
Note the cloth covered buttons.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:29 PM
I guess the Military Airs style to which they allude is related to the fact that military patrol jackets often have these curved panel seams at the back.
On the other hand the next one is a Chesterfield (no panel seams):
Note the double-breasted lapels, fly front, velvet collar and jetted side pockets.
All come from the same issue of Man About Town.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:04 PM
Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:07 PM
Also from the same issue, more of the Military Airs cut. This probably represent another attempt, along with the New Edwardian Style, to move away from the baggy styles of the 1930-40s towards a more fitted style in the 1950s:
Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:32 AM
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Note that the 1950s half appears to be a glen check, and the 1960s half a solid, so Toscani even managed to convey the 1960s' enthusiasm for smooth solid fabrics.
For non-members, here's the photo:
Edited by Testudo_Aubreii, 31 March 2012 - 11:52 AM.
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