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Brian Sheridan
07-23-2009, 10:35 AM
I have dipped into the archives to scan some of the full color plates from my vintage Esquire magazine collection. There are from 1938 to 1941 issues. I hope you enjoy. More to come. Eventually, I'd like to also scan the ads for hats, shoes, and other accouterments.

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Brian Sheridan
07-23-2009, 10:49 AM
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Feraud
07-23-2009, 11:09 AM
I never get tired of looking at these.
:)

Marc Chevalier
07-23-2009, 11:12 AM
Ditto. :eusa_clap

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thunderw21
07-23-2009, 11:21 AM
Awesome, one's I've never seen before. Thanks!

Chasseur
07-23-2009, 12:42 PM
These are great for inspiration! Man I need to get one of those leather binocular cases with the shoulder strap for the races (that is if I ever to go the races...).

Marc Chevalier
07-23-2009, 01:02 PM
Look at the man's hat below. This image is from 1938. How many among us would have sworn that it's a 1960s hat? Plenty.



http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/2may38.jpg

Widebrim
07-23-2009, 01:08 PM
I swear that the golfers (especially the one on the right) look years ahead of their time, fashion-wise! You rarely see such casual wear in pre-WWII magazines. And what kind of hat is that on the one of them? Looks like the fisherman hats that become popular towards the end of the 20th century. Impressive clothing, and so unlike the post-war, baggy Bold Look (which I do love!)!

Widebrim
07-23-2009, 01:11 PM
Look at the man's hat below. This image is from 1938. How many among us would have sworn that it's a 1960s hat? Plenty.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/2may38.jpg

I sure would have! And the lady's dress (especially from the waist down) and shoes remind me more than a bit of the New Look which emerged after the war.

Marc Chevalier
07-23-2009, 01:15 PM
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If there's one thing that we've learned from all these Apparel Arts and Esquire images posted throughout The Fedora Lounge, it's this: fashion history, like history in general, is tangential up close. As we delve into the nitty gritty, more and more "déjà vu" moments smack us in the face.


Clearly, menswear changed far more from 1870 to 1939 than it has from 1940 to 2009.


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scotrace
07-23-2009, 01:21 PM
Applauding the pink shirt and specs with the suit on the right (which also has closer-together buttons than we would normally swear to for that period), and at first glance, the fellow on the left has an iPod sticking out of his pocket.

Wonderful images.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/2aug38-1.jpg

Widebrim
07-23-2009, 01:34 PM
Applauding the pink shirt and specs with the suit on the right (which also has closer-together buttons than we would normally swear to for that period), and at first glance, the fellow on the left has an iPod sticking out of his pocket.

Wonderful images.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/2aug38-1.jpg

By George, it is an iPod! Marc was right: things have changed very little since 1940!;)

Marc Chevalier
07-23-2009, 01:34 PM
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It's interesting to note that the design of the blue suit worn by the man at right was revived by Georgio Armani and others in the 1980s ... so much so, in fact, that it is now more associated with the '80s than with the '30s/'40s.


On eBay, vintage '30s/'40s double breasted suits with 4 buttons (rather than 6) tend to sell for far less than their 6-button cousins. Sometimes, they don't receive a single bid. The reason, I think, is that they look '1980s Miami Vice' to potential buyers. Meanwhile, the old 6-button suits have retained their image of '1930s gangster' in the public's consciousness.


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Brian Sheridan
07-23-2009, 01:37 PM
Thanks for all the comments. I have a few more to post. Then, I'll start to scan some of the hat, socks, watch ads.

Benny Holiday
07-23-2009, 05:21 PM
These are great! Thank you thank you thank you Brian!

Feraud
07-23-2009, 05:36 PM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/2aug38-1.jpg
The suit, shirt, and tie color combinations on these two are great.
Very inspiring.

cgab1
07-23-2009, 07:39 PM
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Would the blue suit combined with pink shirt and two-tone spectator shoes shown on the right be for summer wear only, or could one wear it successfully in the winter as well?

Thanks,

cgab

Matt Deckard
07-23-2009, 07:55 PM
Kinda makes you wish Esquire Magazine was around today.

Brian Sheridan
07-24-2009, 09:07 AM
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Brian Sheridan
07-24-2009, 09:09 AM
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Brian Sheridan
07-24-2009, 09:10 AM
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Brian Sheridan
07-24-2009, 09:14 AM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/3aug38.jpg

Feraud
07-24-2009, 09:26 AM
Brian, you keep this up and I am going to sticky this thread!
;)

Levallois
07-24-2009, 09:46 AM
Man, these are terrific!! Thanks for posting them and please keep it up.

John

thunderw21
07-24-2009, 10:12 AM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/3may38.jpg

Interesting lapels on that one.

dhermann1
07-24-2009, 11:06 AM
Interesting how a skinny mustache and any kind of tobacco product were almost de rigeur for the dapper man about town back then.

Marc Chevalier
07-24-2009, 11:10 AM
Interesting lapels on that one.



They look a lot like the signature lapels on "Oxxford Clothes" 3-button jackets.


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BegintheBeguine
07-24-2009, 12:16 PM
So true, Scotrace.
Thanks for posting these, Brian Sheridan. I especially like the pictures of the club bar and the man with the camera case.

DOUGLAS
07-24-2009, 03:04 PM
What a treat. Thanks, I could look at this all day.

Widebrim
08-10-2009, 11:29 AM
Interesting how a skinny mustache and any kind of tobacco product were almost de rigeur for the dapper man about town back then.

As was stated in another "fashion" plate thread, it is also amazing how many of the men pictured in Golden Age ads are older, grey hair and all. It seems that the "seasoned" gent who had made it in the business world, was seen as the one who would have the inclination and money to truly be the "dapper man."

3PieceSuitGuy
10-19-2009, 11:18 PM
Great thread! Thanks for scanning & posting the images. I wish we had the same choices gents did back then! Nowadays it's harder to find great clothes!

When they invent a time machine I know where I'm going shopping!

Cheers,

Peter

scottyrocks
10-20-2009, 06:35 PM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/1oct38-1.jpg

That brown hat/gray 3-piece suit combo is my kinda bees-knees! Thanks for the pictures!

habberdasher
12-21-2009, 08:08 PM
You rarely see such casual wear in pre-WWII magazines. And what kind of hat is that on the one of them? Looks like the fisherman hats that become popular towards the end of the 20th century.
You're right! T-shirts?!

Widebrim
12-21-2009, 11:05 PM
You're right! T-shirts?!


Well, ribbed T-shirts to be exact, but T-shirts none-the-less! You just don't normally think of such "wardrobe" as being a part of that time frame.