Saturday, February 22, 2020

Vintage 1950s Men's Fashion Business Suits

Vintage 1950s Men's Fashion

Business Suits

        In the ‘50s, men were usually the sole breadwinners, serious heads of the household. Business dress reflected this role. Suits were somber, conservative and mature looking. Men heading off to office work looked totally anonymous, blending in with everyone else.
            At the office, his clothes were narrower, straighter and less fussy. Grey was the only color necessary in his wardrobe, with subtle shades of brown or blue for those daring to stand out.
           The 1956 movie,  The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, starring Gregory Peck,  defined men's office/business dress.  These clothes came directly from Ivy League college students. When they graduated they dressed more conservatively with a “plain gray flannel three-piece, narrow-shouldered sack suit, loose at the waist, with a long jacket.  Young businessmen opted for the loose sack suit, which was also popular at the turn of the century among business men.

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