Based on ads like this, movies and books from the period and a few other things I've read or seen over the years, it appears college kids did wear suits in the '30s - '60s (pre-1967 anyway) or sport coats and ties as part of their regular rotation of outfits.Classic mid-grey (flannel?) suit. I tried to read the text. It looks like a college setting. I don't think I wore suits regularly to teach, but I did wear sportcoats and ties.
The only way I could attend that party is if they would advance the hands on that grand clock two to two and a half hours forward, so that it chimed midnight at perhaps 2130 and 2200 hours, actual! Otherwise I would be found in a chair in the corner...sleeping. LOL.
Thank you and the same to you for a wonderful New Year.Those lapels are identical to the ones on a brown glen check DB sports jacket I acquired a couple of weeks ago! Wide and big, with the notch very narrow and horizontal. I wonder if there is a name for that style of lapel, other than simply peaked lapel.
The entire ensemble looks very well coordinated, especially the hat and the cane. The only person whom I know who wears a hat and a cane is my downstairs neighbour Bruce, a great Anglophile and a natty dresser. He goes out for a mid-afternoon walk in a nice overcoat, a black felt hat, and a cane.
Thank you for this great image, Faders. And a very healthy and happy New Year to you!
Recalling the Ban-Lon polo shirts I wore, way back when, I'm pretty sure you assessment of 100% polyester construction are right on the money!Boy, the sixties (and I'm assuming this one is from that period) must have been the decade of polyester. So many combinations of artificial fibres, with or without natural ones, in the garments of those years. While thrifting I find that there are so many US made neckties that are 100% polyester, dating back to the sixties -- judging by the styles and labels.