Thursday, December 26, 2013

Men's Fashion Retrospective ~ After 1900


 1920s

 1904 Boating Suit  and 1906-1908 Driving Coat both via The Victoria & Albert Museum

1901 Bonnetfedora  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1905 Motoring Cap  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1915-1925 Overcoat  Brooks Brothers The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1915-1925 Balmorals The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1920 Boater The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Cap  1st quarter of the 20th century
 1923 Tuxedo  The Victoria & Albert Museum; 1929 Smoking Suit  Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design; 1927 Tuxedo  Jeanne Lanvin, The Metropolitan Museum of Art



1925 Sporting Suit  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Man’s Dressing Gown  1925  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1920s-1930s Necktie The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1924 Raccoon Coat The Museum at FIT

1925 Knickerbockers The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1930s


1937 Fedora   The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1939 Fedora  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1930 Derby The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1930s Homburg  The Philadelphia Museum of Art
1931 Suit The McCord Museum

1935  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  1940s


1940 Men’s Trench Coat  1940s  1stdibs.com


Modern Looks


Jim ParsonsScreenActorsGuild
Male mannequin in Paris Department Store 2013

Men's Accessories in Paris Department Store 2013
Cow shoes
ralph-lauren-collection-spring-2013

How A Man’s Suit Should Fit – Visual Suit Fit Guide – Proper Fitting Suits Chart

 How to Buy a Good, Versatile Suit for Any Occasion


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3 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the brooks brothers overcoat. I actually just recently bought my husband a similar jacket (except it is more of a brownish color) along with a new pair of vintage glasses. I don't want to brag but he looks quite stunning ;)!

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  2. It's a shame so few men wear hats these days.

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  3. I laughed when I saw this, I felt like I'd fallen into the costume dept for Wooster and Jeeves!

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