Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Interesting book on Menswear between 1900 and 1940

The artist Mr. Tom Phillips, show us a fabulous cavalcade of historic masculine style in his book, MENSWEAR: Vintage People on Photo Postcards. Some 200 images dating from the early 1900s to the late 1940s are included. The men are ordinary fellows, for the most part, captured for posterity in one of the hundreds of photographic studios that peppered every high street before personal cameras were common.

This wonderful collection reveals the care with which ordinary, everyday men took over their outfits. The subjects clearly show a considered approach to how they presented themselves to the world. Even allowing for the fact that many obviously wore their “Sunday best” in the studio, there is an astonishing attention to detail.

The book is published by the Bodleian Library (University of Oxford)
To order it visit this page.

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