Friday, 4 June 2010
A great gun club double-breasted
The clothes men wear at Meadowbrook
Esquire, September 1935: "It is in the horsey set that many of the country's major trends of general fashion see their first presentation. The outfit at the left consists of a bold Glen plaid jacket of black and rust-brown, with a deep blue overplaid in an easy fitting natural-shouldered model with an outside ticket pocket and deep side vents, grey flannel slacks and an adaptation in brown suede of the postboy model waistcoat, a grey oxford shirt with a widespread collar attached, a brown and white shepherd's check tie and a pork pie hat.
The other outfit includes a Saxony gun club checked double-breasted suit in a long rolled lapel model with unflapped pockets and deep side vents, a tab collar shirt with small grey checks, a black cashmere wool tie with yellow polka dots, a silk handkerchief of hunting yellow, monk-front reverse calf shoes with leather soles and heels, yellow chamois gloves and a rough felt Homburg hat."
Wow. Quite a description. My item of desire from all that: a gun club double-breasted suit; That'd just be lovely. Without the waistcoat though.