This is a compilation of the widely available scans of the Esquire and Apparel Arts illustrations. I thought it might be useful to have whatever we managed to find of them in one place. Apparel Arts started in 1931, Esquire in 1933. The drawings posted here, most of which you will have seen someplace or other, are unsorted and, unless specified in the file name, undated. The file size is unchanged from where I found them. The drawings are mostly from the mid and late 1930s, and a few dating from WWII. I'm not going to comment the individual illustrations as they have been covered here and there before, but if there is anything you'd like to know or discuss, I encourage you to post your questions. I'll do my best to answer them. A few words on how these drawings came about The content of these images, having been discussed over and over again on various boards, is well known. Their origin, however, is not self-evident and deserves to be mentioned here. The combinations that you see in these drawings are not inventions of Laurence Fellows and escorts, designed to target retailers and customers. Rather, everything here depicts what the fashion observers in metropoles and resorts all over the globe witnessed as the latest quirks of the upper class. We therefore see what was actually worn, and not what the fashion industry might think one should wear. Of course, the drawings depict the clothing preferences of only a tiny percentage of the population - of those who had both the means and the inclination to develop their taste in clothes to such degree. Today's equivalent of this part of the population still has the means, but apparently not the inclination to follow the footsteps of their antecessors, which is why we still come back to these magazines... In this spirit, enjoy. Edit: As Flo suggested, it's only fair that I should reference the sources of these images. Thank you for the reminder, Flo. The vast majority comes from this blog: Will Boehlke's A Suitable Wardrobe Blog: http://asuitablewardrobe.blogspot.de/ A lot of images are from the London Lounge forum, which is a bit tricky to get access to, for reasons unknown to me. I saved the files from there several years ago. More images are from these sources: Simon Crompton's Permanent Style Blog: http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/ Sven Raphael Schneider's Gentleman's Gazette: http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/ My apologies if I have neglected any sources. I've collected these images over a longer period of time and unfortunately cannot recall all the sources I've used. This series consists of about 380 images.