1930s style

Danish levity and gravitas: Have white shirt and red tie, will make nothing of it

This is a bit of a thread resurrection from last year but instructive. Every once in awhile a new member introduces himself to the Styleforum or AskAndy by creating a new thread and posting a couple of pictures. More often than not, the results can be fairly entertaining and informative. This is the Styleforum debut …

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The state of the union in men’s clothes . . . in 1935

Greetings from January 1935 – some 75 years ago. Here are some highlights from the digital version of the January 1935 issue of Vanity Fair. They show how much dressing has changed over the years and a bit that has remained the same. 1) Highlights from a clothing review of London under King George V’s …

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Two style icons: Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth

Of course, the more well-known pairing is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers but things were never lovelier, richer or more sublime than Astaire and Hayworth. They were an impossibly superb dance couple. And Astaire’s dancing clothes were phenomenal in an unobtrusive way. One is reminded of the dictum that form follows function. On Astaire, everything …

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