A teenage boy graduated from youth or children’s clothing around the age of 16. This is when he moved into long pants and suits, similar to those of his father and other men. Teenagers and young men preferred the latest styles of pants, suits, and shoes in brighter colors and patterns. They were the leaders of men’s fashion trends. They were also the largest users of casual clothing, which in 1910 meant workwear or summer suiting (no vest).
These pictures are from 1909-1912 Sears Catalog, showing clothing for sale for the male teenager, age 16-21.
- 1910s Edwardian Men’s Casual Clothing
- 1920s Teenage Boy Fashion and Suiting
- Edwardian Men’s Motoring Clothing
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