J.L. Taylor men's fashion catalog, 1927

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  1. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    Scans from the J.L. Taylor men's fashion catalog, 1927.

    Note that all the the jackets have their lower button fastened!


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  2. Mario

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  3. Feraud

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    Great job on this Mario.
    I am adding it to our stickies for reference.
     
  4. Matt_the_chap

    Matt_the_chap One of the Regulars

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    Lots of D/B suits with notch lapels - I wonder why they're seen as such a faux pas today? Very nice catalogue, thanks!
     
  5. RobStC

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    Very nice, Mario - will come back to this one again and again, I think! Love the 'Vest Styles' page, especially the button arrangement on no.836..... Also nice to see these illustrations done straightforwardly - i.e. not too anatomically distorted (as in a lot of the Esquire illustrations from this era). Thanks.

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  6. Feraud

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    Folks get hung up in a certain period and become sartorially narrow minded.

    The plates show another example of a notch lapel dinner jacket. Sometime soon someone will post how notch lapels are "not vintage"..
     
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  7. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    Huh...according to some, this could apply to some Loungers... ;)
     
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  8. Guttersnipe

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    What's up with the Bond villain-esque tunics in the background of the formal wear plate?
     
  9. Mario

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    You mean no. 824? Model Blofeld... ;)
     
  10. Cobden

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    I think it must be ecclisiastical
     
  11. Tomasso

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    To be fair, this is a catalog that buyers would order from so it had to be an accurate depiction whereas Apparel Arts is a more abstract depiction of the state of menswear.
     
  12. Qirrel

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    824 and 826 are almost certainly clerical dress.

    That is exactly it! All this talk about faux pas and what is vintage and what is not drives me nuts! That goes for 'contemporary' faux pas as well; these nonsense rules are killing the fun and creativity of fashion. Be a rebel, we need more madras morning coats!
     
  13. Tomasso

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  14. RobStC

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    Yeah, I fully get that - it just sort of messes with my :rolleyes: 'highly-tuned aesthetic sensibilities' :rolleyes: to look at all those illustrations of people with huge shoulders, tiny heads and such very long legs.....

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    Also interesting to note that the majority of the single breasted 'Vests' are five button, not six as is often seen as the requisite number for a 'proper' vest.....
     
  16. Feraud

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    This catalog is from 1927. It is not surprising to see style change over decades.
     
  17. Salieri

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    Interesting turndown collar with the dress suit.

    I'm not certain about this but I think generally models like 824 and 826 are called clerical, with ecclesiastical being used more for ceremonial dress like surplices and cassocks.
     
  18. Richard Warren

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    Looks like flaps on the pockets of those dinner jackets, too.
     
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  20. Flat Foot Floey

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    Disagree. I have rather good eye for proportions because of live drawing classes in the university. the 1920s fashion illustrations are not that bad and the heads notthat small. maybe in the 1940s with that boxy and bold drape stuff.
     
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