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Correct Details of Evening Clothes

July 4, 2013


Here’s an interesting look back at the “correct details” of evening clothes circa 1940 courtesy of Esquire magazine.    While some of the advice is specific to that particular period  the vast majority of it remains pertinent to this day. (Click on the images for larger versions.)

A Tip of the Hat: Formal Headwear

January 15, 2012


I just finished writing a detailed history of formal hats for the Vintage section of the Guide and thought I’d share some of the more interesting facts here.  Top hats have been the standard headgear with tailcoats since the early Victorian era and were originally made of either silk or beaver fur. Collapsible versions of […]


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