Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

Language: English

Pages: 103

ISBN: 0486263533

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Over 100 full-page, royalty-free illustrations document what well-dressed American men wore in early 1900s: checked and striped business suits, sporty knickers and jackets, elegant formal wear, long fur-trimmed coats, and more. Includes variety of accessories: canes, gloves, spats. Images have been selected from rare issues of The Sartorial Art Journal, published between 1900 and 1910.

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illustrations were issued as a supplement to The Sartorial Art Journal for tailors to use in consulting with clients in order to determine the finer points of style in bespoke (made-to-order) garments. The journal itself reproduced smaller versions of these illustrations, along with descriptions of the fabrics shown, flat-pattern drafts and advice concerning suitable occasions for wearing the garments. In April 1905, the editors were pleased to point out that everything we illustrate is first

back view. THE COAT—The lengths are 18¾ and from 38 to 39 inches for a man of average height, 5 feet 8 inches. . . . The gorge is moderately high and long, the notch widths are each 1¼” and the roll is 5 inches long. There are five buttons and buttonholes below the roll; but the fronts close with four buttons. Instructions for drafting the flat pattern to size were given both in inches (called “short measures” by the journal) and by references indicating the proportions of such measurements

formal occasions and are grudgingly acknowledged to be acceptable for “stag parties, at the theatre and even at dinner parties and dances in summer resorts except when these are of the most formal character.” In looking at the backgrounds, those readers familiar with New York City and its history will recognize those landmarks that stand today (the Columbus Monument, p. 22; Grant’s Tomb, p. 31; Bethesda Fountain, p. 38) and those that have vanished (the Herald Building, p. 5; the Vanderbilt

as clothes, as any right-thinking man should feel were he compelled to subscribe to doctrines he does not comprehend, or to express his opinions in language prescribed by law. The second annual convention of the Merchant Tailors’ National Protective Association was fully reported in the April 1905 issue, which included discussions of labor problems between the merchant tailors and the unions representing their employees; an increase in the annual assessment of association dues; the advantages

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