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Pic 1: "Since galoshes have become so effeminate, he-men have been getting their feet both wet and cold by way of futile and subtle protest*. But the white musher overshoe ought to end that phase." Clearly, the "white musher overshoe" (WTF) didn't have quite the future Esquire projected.

Pic 2: I know it's a "sports" outfit, but there's quite a bit going on in the footwear and sock area / love that they still managed to work in a cocktail scene / the "out the door" view is some talented illustration work.

Pic 3: The drape on that full-cut DB herringbone suit is fanfreakin'tastic. And, once again, cocktails!


*Not really sure this sentence works grammatically as the adjective "protest" awkwardly refers back to / somehow tries to modify men agreeing with the effeminate view of galoshes. One has to twist the words a bit to get there.
 
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Pic 1: "Since galoshes have become so effeminate, he-men have been getting their feet both wet and cold by way of futile and subtle protest*. But the white musher overshoe ought to end that phase." Clearly, the "white musher overshoe" (WTF) didn't have quite the future Esquire projected.

Pic 2: I know it's a "sports" outfit, but there's quite a bit going on in the footwear and sock area / love that they still managed to work in a cocktail scene / the "out the door" view is some talented illustration work.

Pic 3: The drape on that full-cut DB herringbone suit is fanfreakin'tastic. And, once again, cocktails!


*Not really sure this sentence works grammatically as the adjective "protest" awkwardly refers back to / somehow tries to modify men agreeing with the effeminate view of galoshes. One has to twist the words a bit to get there.
As a boy, this wet weather footwear would have been described as rubbers. However this particular model is identical to a scaled-down version of the higher shafted galoshes that were also standard for winter snow.

Pay particular note to the metal closures; they closed in such a way that they were secure against any force, possibly excepting nuclear detonations. Combined with their metal edges, they were ingeniously designed to assure lacerated hands when being opened. :D
 
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This concludes the January 1934 issue's illustrations. BTW, illustrations of this sort gave rise to the colloguial term fashion plate for someone who is dressed well. There was also once an expression, dressed like a page out of Esquire, though it's been many years since I've heard it used.
 

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Pay particular note to the metal closures; they closed in such a way that they were secure against any force, possibly excepting nuclear detonations. Combined with their metal edges, they were ingeniously designed to assure lacerated hands when being opened. :D
Oh, yeah, been there, done that. Good for peeling fingernails, too. Seems those boots had some other name but it escapes me now.

And the "collegiate" item seems as far away as Camelot....the original.
 

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Prior to our move south, I recall having a pair of those old buckled goulashes in the garage of our 'Hoosier' home, but alas, since the wife and I began our encampment in Camelot, I have not seen them. Sadly, as seems characteristic of life, old friends...left behind! :(
 
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