Clothing Illustrations From or Inspired by the 20s to the 60s

Howard

Connoisseur
A great illustration! It reminds me of the days I spent riding the South Shore & South Bend commuter rail from Chesterton, IN to the East 9th Street station in Chicago and back each day. I had read my two papers, slugging down a pot of coffee at home before departing for the train station, so I spent my tine mumbling into a dictaphone recorder and drafting much of my correspondence for the day. Good times? Naw! LOL. ;)
What did you do for a living?
 

Vecchio Vespa

(aka TKI67)
All of these drawings and memories of commuting on trains reminds me of playing bridge in the back of the bus, laying the dummy hand on an attache case. Great memories.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
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Flanderian

Connoisseur
I was a RegionalDirector for The GSA's Federal Protective Service. We provided facility security and law enforcement services for Federal facilities dispersed throughout a six state area of operations. Interesting work, but long hours and way too much travel. LOL. ;)

Laudable work! 👍

I had no inkling such even existed! Thought the GSA was mainly a numbers organization. Guess I just assumed it was handled by the FBI or each agency arranged for its own security. :icon_jokercolor:
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Laudable work! 👍

I had no inkling such even existed! Thought the GSA was mainly a numbers organization. Guess I just assumed it was handled by the FBI or each agency arranged for its own security. :icon_jokercolor:

Actually The General Services Administration was composed of three services; The Property Management Service, The Federal Supply Service and The Property Disposal Service. The Property Management Service either owned or leased the properties housing most other activities of the Federal Government. The Property Management Service included five Divisions, one of which was The Federal Protective Service. I had a staff of uniformed police officers, Physical Security Specialists with law enforcement authority, who assessed the facility security and law enforcement needs of each property, and Systems Security Specialists who designed the security systems installed in our Federally owned or leased spaces. We also had contracting authority to award statewide and multi-state contracts for uniformed armed guard services in our buildings. In my region we supported approximately 1100 locations dispersed throughout six states, to include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Now, back to our originally scheduled discussion. ;)
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Actually The General Services Administration was composed of three services; The Property Management Service, The Federal Supply Service and The Property Disposal Service. The Property Management Service either owned or leased the properties housing most other activities of the Federal Government. The Property Management Service included five Divisions, one of which was The Federal Protective Service. I had a staff of uniformed police officers, Physical Security Specialists with law enforcement authority, who assessed the facility security and law enforcement needs of each property, and Systems Security Specialists who designed the security systems installed in our Federally owned or leased spaces. We also had contracting authority to award statewide and multi-state contracts for uniformed armed guard services in our buildings. In my region we supported approximately 1100 locations dispersed throughout six states, to include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Now, back to our originally scheduled discussion. ;)

Boy, that's a lot of work! 😅

From my own very limited experience with security via military service, that's an impressive organizational structure. Think we need to re-induct you and send you up to DC to straighten things out for when scallywags get rambunctious!

Back to work! :devil:
 

A.L.Z.

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
@Fading Fast @Flanderian @eagle2250

What are your thoughts of men wearing fur coats, in the context of trad clothing as recorded in classic movies and classic ads and posters? I mean the classic mink coats and the like. Other the college raccoon coat (slightly oversized, rolled up sleeve cuffs, big collar, very full-length)....is fur the exclusive province of women in classic trad clothing?

As you have encyclopedic knowledge of vintage posters and ads, have you seen any fur on men?
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
@Fading Fast @Flanderian @eagle2250

What are your thoughts of men wearing fur coats, in the context of trad clothing as recorded in classic movies and classic ads and posters? I mean the classic mink coats and the like. Other the college raccoon coat (slightly oversized, rolled up sleeve cuffs, big collar, very full-length)....is fur the exclusive province of women in classic trad clothing?

As you have encyclopedic knowledge of vintage posters and ads, have you seen any fur on men?
The raccoon coat, as you note, was very popular for younger men (college age/twenties) in the 1920s into the 1930s (and you'd see a few as late as the 1950s).

I've also seen some men's top coats (usually high end) with fur collars in ads and movies from the 1920s - 1960s, but that's about it for men and fur.

To be sure, a fur coat could pop up as an outre' style on a man in a movie, but in that case, it was there for its eccentricity.

While I appreciate your compliment, I'm just a guy who looks at a lot of old pictures and movies, so maybe there's more to the men-and-fur story than I've seen.
 

Vecchio Vespa

(aka TKI67)
I always thought that fur coats to me looked effeminate but I'll wear one on the street just as long as I don't get made fun of.

If you wear any fur coat on any urban street you need to brace yourself and be on the alert for some activist to confront you. If they happen to have a can of red paint, they may splash you with it. Fortunately, most animal rights activists do not patrol the streets with their paint cans at the ready.
 
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