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Fastuni

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I'm a great fan of sandals. That look above is brilliant.

Do you wear them with long trousers and not shorts?

The other guys are pretty damn stylish, too.

Especially these fellas on a trip into Mexican nature...

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http://www.deutschefotothek.de/documents/obj/71082177/df_hauptkatalog_0212732_016a
Photo: Grasser, Franz, 1936/1939
 

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Good selection of outfits. The bloke on the left has that everday, smart casual look, that I like so much. Simple but stylish. I noted that the man in the centre appears to have relatively low waisted trousers on. Odd that none of them are smoking, although the man in the centre does appear to have a glass of beer.
 

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Sandals with long trousers are not working for me. Not at all. Espadrilles on the other hand ...
 

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Another group photo showcasing everyday menswear.
This time post-war... taken on May 1, 1951/52.

Men drinking beer in Dresden (Photo by Richard Peter) in front of newly built appartments.

All but one are tie-less...

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http://www.deutschefotothek.de/documents/obj/71301634/df_pj_0000141_019

The jacket second from left has really odd lapels.

This photo is interesting: it shows that very boxy look that came in across east Europe during the fifties and which remained in place for many years.
 

Fastuni

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The jacket second from left has really odd lapels.

Look carefully... it has at least four buttons and appears to have a collar that can be buttoned up.
There were such sportcoats... but part of me wants this to be an altered suit jacket. :)

Yes - I think the bulky Central/Eastern European style is quite appealing (as long as the waist is accentuated).
One of my first posts on the FL referred to the 1948 tailoring instructions for Berlin tailors catering to the allied powers.
Soviet suits had the widest legs, shoulders and lapels... French the narrowest.

These suits look still quite 40's and mostly well worn.
Another interesting observation are the different lengths of trousers and apparent profiled rubber soles of guy 4 from left.

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Here another East German post war gem: May 1, 1948 in Berlin.

I really like the beret with DB combo. Also note the several layers of the railway-worker (badge on cap) in an alpine-fashion jacket.


http://www.deutschefotothek.de/documents/obj/88930534/df_pk_0000433_055

Photo: Pisarek, Abraham
 
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The best example of the post-war East European look is a photo of Boris Yeltsin taken circa 1950. I must try to find it somewhere.
 

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I've found it, but only in a low resolution form.

Go to this website: Rex Featuresand search 186393g

Yeltsin is on the right, but his mate on the left has ridiculously wide trousers. I think the photo was taken in 1950 in Moscow.
 
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