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

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
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Cool kicks.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
As we know, Ivy originated in the Ivy League colleges which is why illustrations and movies about colleges from that era are a great source of information about Ivy-style clothes:
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Love the sweater on the guy on the left. Do you think those are grey flannels or grey chinos (which I don't think were common at all then) he's also wearing?

And, note the square-bottom (I assume) knit tie on the kid on the right.

Last thought - a cake, not an easy thing to ship; mom, how 'bout cookies next time?
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
As we know, Ivy originated in the Ivy League colleges which is why illustrations and movies about colleges from that era are a great source of information about Ivy-style clothes:
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Love the sweater on the guy on the left. Do you think those are grey flannels or grey chinos (which I don't think were common at all then) he's also wearing?

And, note the square-bottom (I assume) knit tie on the kid on the right.

Last thought - a cake, not an easy thing to ship; mom, how 'bout cookies next time?

Great illustration!

Grey chinos? Hmm . . . :icon_scratch:

Remember Rooster Ties?




Their solid knit versions were ubiquitous!

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And then we had their Ruffler line! :cool:




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If I didn't have the red one in the center, I had one very similar. And I remember a large scale Batik print in earth tones of which I was very fond.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
⇧ Had several Rooster ties myself.

The guy checking his watch and the teller would look perfectly fine (sans the hat for the watch guy) dressed that way today:
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Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Two small things of note here - the high rise of his chinos and his saddle shoes:
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Oh, one more thing, her (to scale) 10" waist.
 

gamma68

Honors Member
Great illustration!

Grey chinos? Hmm . . . :icon_scratch:

Remember Rooster Ties?




Their solid knit versions were ubiquitous!

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And then we had their Ruffler line! :cool:




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s-l300.jpg


If I didn't have the red one in the center, I had one very similar. And I remember a large scale Batik print in earth tones of which I was very fond.

A bit of a thread sidetrack, but I have several vintage knit Rooster ties. I’m awaiting a suitable occasion to wear this wonderful example:
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Flanderian

Connoisseur
A bit of a thread sidetrack, but I have several vintage knit Rooster ties. I’m awaiting a suitable occasion to wear this wonderful example:
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Cool!

These ties were a deliberate counterpoint to the sedate neckwear of the era. Intended largely for a younger clientele as something fun. I wore mine with less formal outfits. Worked well with summer cotton poplin suits, and some flannel blazers.

Once actually had a black flannel blazer cut and finished very casually. More useful than might be thought. And a colorful Ruffler tie on a more casual outing could be entertaining.
 
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Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Fun just 'cause it's a men's haberdashery:
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For obviously reasons, we tend to focus on the great haberdasheries of the period, but even into the early '80s (when I became aware of Ivy), there were plenty of small, no-real-name places like this still hanging on.
 
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