That's the first time I've seen him in suspenders. Then again, it may be that all the early shots I have are with a jacket on. And the hat...again, the first of this vintage that I have seen him wear one. Interesting. He does look 25 here, but it's not quite him, somehow.
You sure it's him? (said with a smile, with no malice)
Exactly. I know that one well. Have it in two or three places.
Hey, was there a narrative or caption to go along with that 1940 shot? What was Frankie doing? Well, talking on the phone, yes. Anything else to go with it?
So, being on the movie set, this is probably his costume, which explains and answers my previous curiosity.
Right. On the outside. This is not typical of a 1940 suit, is it? I believe my 1940 has them on the inside. But then are the ones at the rear on the outside?
Also, isn't it typical to have two buttons per side on the front and one per side on the back? Or is it the other way around?
I appreciate the discussion.
Suspender button placement is prefference of the owner. There were several styles going around in th 40's. You will find more pairs with suspender buttons on the inside. You see alot of pants from then with the front buttons on the inside and rear buttons on the outside, though all of them being on the outside is not too rare.
Point of interest. Some men wore their suspenders over their swearter and some wore them under.
What's a "swearter"?
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