Sunday, April 24, 2011

Apparel Arts Summer 1936

15 comments:

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

The regatta spread (10th down) reminds me of the Head of the Charles Race every year. The only actual similarity is that they both feature people standing on land while others row across water. Two major differences between that drawing and today's state of affairs are that on the banks of Boston or Cambridge, everyone is dressed like they just finished painting the garage and nobody actually looks at the boats rowing past. Also, according to the L.Fellows-esque art, apparently the 1930's were full of men who could afford great clothing but who could not afford to have actual eyeballs. What gives with the eyeless guys in all of those? I can understand the leg/torso and shoulder/waist ratios of 6:1, but no eyeballs?

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog...

The Palm Beachy ones remind me of a lovely pink jacquard sundress my mother had from Elizabeth Arden's... I wonder where such a thing can be had these days...

Mamagallo

CeceliaMc said...

Eerie. I've pictured you in a pair of "flannel swimming trunks in herringbone pattern".

yoga teacher said...

These pictures remind me of Betsy McCall -kinda like paper dolls for dudes. Except without the little tabs.

Preppy 101 said...

I love this post. I would probably have to frame some of those fabulous images. xoxo

NCJack said...

Ill be down at Cherry Grove/OD next weekend for the family rally, will report on how many outfits like these that I see...HAHAHAHAHAHA, man, sometimes I just crack me up. Oughta get a couple of NASCAR or Harley t-shirts to blend in.

Mike said...

Amazing! I'd love to have one of these books. Got to check Ebay...

Patsy said...

Ohh, maybe I'll wear the flannel swimming trunks to this year's Head of the Charles!

JMW said...

These remind me of some photos of my grandfather from this era. Dapper, dapper.

ADG said...

JMW....everyone was dapper-er back then!

Patsy...please do.

Mike...good luck. They are rare.

NCJack...I can't stand to go anymore....it's all been paved over...right?

Preppy101...We've no more wall space over here.

Yogateach..yep...kinda like the ones Zelda made of herself, Scott and Scottie.

CeceliaMc...I'm too pasty for any version at present.

Mamagallo...any and everything can be re-created...for a price.

Yankee-Whiskey-Daddy...it was the freakin' Depression for God's sake. There was a shortage of everything ... especially eyeballs.

NCJack said...

ADG, it's so bad with hi-rise first row condos that I'm gonna write a new beach music tune: "You Can't See the Ocean, from Ocean Boulevard"

Haven't been to Charleston in years, gonna make a short tourist run and hope it ain't ruint.

ilovelimegreen said...

This post makes me long for the front page of the fashion section when those glorious illustrations graced the pages I guess until the early eighties. And yogateacher, we could just cut them out, add our own tabs, and have our own paperdolls until ADG realized what we'd done and we would probably be murdered for cutting up his Apparel Arts. (For similar paper doll inspiration, check out Tom Tierney's paperdolls including some great men's fashions.)

CeceliaMc said...

I'm a Celt. I'm where pigment goes to die.

I'm too pasty for snow.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Of course, FLANNEL herringbone swimming trunks! That's what's been missing from my kit.

carmelo said...

The pin stripe double breasted seems the best Ralph Lauren!
Please,you can put a better photo of this?
Thanks.

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