Canadian 'Men's wear review' 1911 to 1922

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Dostioffsky, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Dostioffsky

    Dostioffsky One of the Regulars

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    Wow! I just came across this on archive.org. This seems to be a yearly review meant for people in the clothing business. Every edition is full of comments on what's new and popular in suits, shirts, collars, neckwear, hats etc. But not just that, they're also full of illustrations, advertisements and photographs! Gives a great overview of all the developments of the 1910s. And a look into failed experiments as well.

    Some things that caught my eye:

    4 piece cap with a straw brim
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    Norfolk shawl collar cardigan!
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    Nice Palm Beach summer suit
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    Great illustration! (Leyendecker?)
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    I imagine this means detachable collars in different colours. No surprise that didn't catch on...
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    Here's the links for every edition (they are all the same, just a different year):

    1911: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1911toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1912: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1912toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1913: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1913toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1914: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1914toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1915: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1915toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1916: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1916toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1917: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1917toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1918: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1918toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1919: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1919toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1920: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1920toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1921: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1921toro#page/n5/mode/2up
    1922: https://archive.org/stream/menswearofcan1922toro#page/n5/mode/2up
     
  2. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    thanks Dosti,

    lots to look through there !
     
  3. Mr. Speakeasy

    Mr. Speakeasy One of the Regulars

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    This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    Thank you! I've been reading through the 1911 review. Take a look at this interesting necktie. There are many thin ties in that catalogue, but I have never seen anything like this before. It's certainly an oddity.

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    Here's a page I like. The one in the middle reminds me of the #1 Brooks Brothers' Repp Tie, with that pattern of stripes. I like the horizontal and vertical striped ties, as well.

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  5. Dostioffsky

    Dostioffsky One of the Regulars

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    My pleasure!

    I just went through the 1911 one as well, and indeed, it is full of thin ties! The Hobble one looks rather silly to me.. Just like this shirt with matching tie: [​IMG]

    This is a bow tie you attach the same way as a collar:
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    A cardigan with convertible collar:
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  6. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Practically Family

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    Haha, wow!

    Thank you very much for sharing the links.
     
  7. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    Yes, the Hobble tie looks very strange, but I'd only ever wear it because of that. It's a novelty tie, to me.

    It's not the best look, but I wouldn't mind wearing one of those shirts with a matching tie, on a rare occasion. It doesn't look very bad to me. That's a narrow collar, though!
     
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  8. Dostioffsky

    Dostioffsky One of the Regulars

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    Well, I can appreciate it for its strangeness but I don't think i'd wear it. This jacket/sweater is pretty unique too, I'd like one:

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    And what about the suspender belt? :eek:

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  9. Barmey

    Barmey One of the Regulars

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    Amazing thank you for sharing
     
  10. Dostioffsky

    Dostioffsky One of the Regulars

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    Fun picture (from 1914 I believe)

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