New vintage catalog scans - 1936 National Bellas Hess Menswear Catalog

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  1. Benny Holiday

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    Hi All,

    I came into possession of a pretty-close-to-mint condition 1936 menswear catalog, so here are some scans for you all to enjoy. I PM'd Feraud and he'll add it to the catalog sticky for us. Many thanks Feraud!

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  6. Mr Vim

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    Benny, these are fantastic! Thanks for the gander.
     
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  8. Matt_the_chap

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    These are truly amazing scans - thanks very much. I'm keeping all of this for reference in future!
     
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    Hi Mr Vim, Matt - you guys are very welcome! I've learned a great deal from the other catalog scans courtesy of Fletch, Thunderw21, Miss Joeri and others, so it's great to be able to contribute something too.
     
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    Oh and THANKS Benny!!!!
     
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  12. Nick D

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    Great scans! Thank you for these.

    Interesting that 'Tattersall' seems to refer to the style rather than the cloth.
     
  13. scotrace

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    Fantastic! Thanks Benny!
     
  14. Feraud

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    Wonderful! Many thanks to Benny H for taking the time to scan and post these pages!
    Do I have to say this thread was added to our Suit Room Sticky?
     
  15. resortes805

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    Bella Hess is one of my favorite companies for catalogs!
     
  16. Twill

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    Wow. How great! Obviously, the suits are amazing, but I love the button collared polo, and those w i d e cut pants. Thanks for posting.
     
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    You're all very welcome gents! Being on the other side of the world Resortes, I hadn't heard of Bella Hess before, but I'll sure remember the name now! Doesn't it just make you wish you could walk into the corner menswear store and . . . nah, I'm only torturing myself!
     
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    I'd never have thought anyone would be making anything so close to those shoes today. You never know, huh? I'll tell you my new favourite phrase, well, I've known about their existence for some time but just seeing them so well represented really sends me: knife-edge pleats. Man I love those pleats!
     
  19. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    Those are some great scans, thank you so much. Just to think that all those wonderful suit were once readily available for you to buy...
     
  20. Feraud

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    The "nub" suit in the middle is absolutely gorgeous.
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