Man About Town - Summer 1956
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:22 AM
I have decided that I will share these with everyone here. Because even the old ads are fascinating, to preserve the character of the magazine I have decide to scan everything from cover to cover.
More to come!
Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:06 AM
amazing stuff, great looking ads and funny articles
Isn't it good?
It's a bit like a bespoke tailoring version of modern men's fashion magazines. You can see why it is considered so classic and why these rare issues fetch over £60 a copy. See all of those ads for cloth merchants eg Holland & Sherry, Harris tweed mixed for ads for British made watches and men's clubs!
Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:32 AM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:21 AM
I noticed an ad from John G. Hardy, I won a promotional contest by them once, the prize was six suit lengths of your own choice, (beautiful cloths).
The Soho article was very interesting. Also there is a page on buttons would be handy for some of the beginners!
Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:22 PM
we used to read some of these in the cutting room (pity I never held on to them, probably went in the bin).
Oh dear! Just think, if you had ten issues you could sell them for £600 now.
Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:40 PM
..look exactly like A.A. Whife?
Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:11 AM
Posted 29 August 2010 - 05:56 AM
I also enjoyed reading about the differences between man and woman, especially this part and in particular the last sentence:
Does that mean that men are indeed the better tailors?
"Nur der ist Meister seiner Kunst, der immer sucht, das Gute zu verbessern und niemals glaubt, das Beste schon zu haben."
"Only he is a master of his art who always seeks to improve the good and never believes to have the best already"
http://www.dressedwell.net/ It's snarky, but fun.
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