Esquire’s Complete Golden Age Illustrations:

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  1. Flanderian

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    Or he had been watching newsreels of bombing runs! :rolleyes:

    And I'll take the redhead. (But where, at my age, I'd take her is a puzzlement. :oops:)

    And I agree entirely about the V-neck sweater vest, and I'm equally delighted by its pale yellow shade, one of my favorites. I just enjoy the color, but am equally grateful for its ability to pair with and enhance so many other colors.
     
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    Here is Esquire's paltry May 1943 offerings.


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    And while I still have any energy, here's what Esquire published for June 1943.


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  4. Fastuni

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    Thanks , interesting as always.
    Nothing for 1944, I suppose?
     
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    Thanks for asking! Yes, I also have 1944 archived.

    I'm posting the illustrations in sequential order by issue, trying to do two issues a day. So, I hope to be catching up to 1944 in a few more days.
     
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    Ah, ok. So it's May 1943 and not 1945 in #342, right?
     
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    Ah, and so it is! :oops:

    An errant key stroke. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I have corrected it. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    For July 1943, just a lonesome pair from Esquire.


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    And with such a small number, it would seem reasonable to also post the illustrations from August. So, here are also the August 1943 Esquire illustrations.


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    Here're the September 1943 Esquire illustrations.


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    Here's October 1943.


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    These two broader-sweep mise-en-scene illustrations are wonderful, you feel the period in them and get to see a wider array of the clothes worn.
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    Glad you enjoy them!

    I was unsure if they were sufficiently specific in illustrating the attire of era compared to the more common fashion plates. Good to know they resonate.
     
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    These are Esquire's November 1943 illustrations.


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    December 1943 in Esquire was another slender batch of editorial sartorial content. So I combed the issue for additional ad art, and found some that I think are rather nice, and hopefully in keeping with some common interests.


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    That guy in the McGregor ad seems to be getting a jump on the Ricky Jacket trend.
     
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    These illustrations are fabulous. An idealized glimpse at times gone by. But I do hope that this guy does not have phosgene in there, or else they are both dead, lol.
     
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    I think some version of it began appearing even earlier. And somewhat similar variants lasted into the '60's as fashion. And I guess it could be argued that sweater jackets with a woven front might be considered a form that can still occasionally be found.

    Glad you enjoy them!

    The scene into which these two fellows are placed is so evocative of many, many B-Grade sci-fi movie posters from the period and later.
     
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    January 1944's issue.


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    February 1944.


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    This thread is the next best thing to time travel.

    Under October 1943, I love the “Campaign Colors”. Did that take off, even briefly? It kind of reminds me of ties sporting regimental colors. I had one once upon a time (can’t even remember which regiment it was.) Anyway, the entire time I owned the tie, it never elicited one comment; not one. No one had any idea. One day in frustration I mentioned to a coworker that it was a regimental tie; he quickly jumped to the conclusion that I was eccentric. I learned something that day... that some things are better not to mention!
     
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